Theatre Bristol Announces 2022 Season

Theatre Bristol 2022 Season

2022: Featuring Twelfth Night, Real Heroes, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Sound of Music, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Elf The Musical!

Mark your calendars for performances, auditions, summer camp, and other ways to get involved in your community theatre, Theatre Bristol!

Theatre Bristol is excited to return to the stage with a full 2022 season, and announces auditions and registrations for its 2022 season of favorites including “The Sound of Music” and “Elf” the Musical.

The season kicks off with William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” or “What You Will” is a tragedy turned comedy as twins Viola and Sebastian are separated after a shipwreck off the Illyrian coast. Thinking the other dead, Viola and Sebastian mourn their lost sibling. As they work to regain their footing on their separate paths, they both find love as they meet some of the interesting characters of Illyria before finally being reunited. Performed and produced by the Youth Service Board and directed by Camille Gray, celebrate Valentine’s with “Twelfth Night,” February 11-14. Tickets on sale now and details at www.TheatreBristol.org/twelfthnight.

Theatre Bristol’s fourth River’s Way collaboration follows March 5 and 6 in the ARTspace, with “Real Heroes” written and directed by Dottie Havlik and performed by differently-abled young people and Theatre Bristol veterans. 

Weekends April 1-10, “Jack and the Beanstalk” directed by Cindi Brooks comes to the ARTspace stage. Auditions for men, women, and children are February 25, 26, 27, and 28. Rehearsals begin March 8. Audition place, times, and details are at www.TheatreBristol.org/audition.

One of the most popular musicals of all time, “The Sound of Music,” comes to the Paramount Center for the Arts, weekends June 17-26, under the direction of Glenn Patterson. Auditions for men, women, and children are March 19, 20, 21, and 22. Rehearsals begin March 27. Be sure to see the audition place, times, and details at www.TheatreBristol.org/audition. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Watch paramountbristol.org to purchase tickets.

Theatre Bristol’s annual The Start of Adventure summer camp for kindergarten through eighth grade runs July 11-15. Registration will begin in February at www.TheatreBristol.org.

The classic “To Kill A Mockingbird,” directed by Camille Gray, takes the ARTspace stage weekends August 26 to September 4. Auditions for men, women, and children are July 9, 10, and 11. Rehearsals begin on July 17. Be sure to see the audition times and details at www.TheatreBristol.org/audition.

The holiday movie favorite “Elf The Musical” comes to the Paramount Bristol stage under the direction of Kenn Naegele weekends November 11-20, and the ARTspace stage weekends December 2-18. Auditions for men, women, and children for both productions are August 27, 28, 29, and 30. Rehearsals begin September 4. Be sure to see the audition times and details at www.TheatreBristol.org/audition.

Theatre Bristol appreciates the support of the Tennessee Arts Commission of our 2022 Season, as well as the support of our arts sponsors: the City of Bristol, TN, Leticia Peltzer ENT & Allergy Consultants, United Company Foundation, Citizens Bank, HVAC Inc., Summit BSR Roofing, Seaman Corporation, Stephanie Snelson, DDS, Food City, Party Central, Guthrie Dentistry, M&M Bookkeeping and Tax Services, Celebrate Rentals, WCYB News 5, The Loafer, The Bristol Herald Courier, and The Home Depot. Thank you to our graphic designer Haley White for our Series design.

If you love your community theatre you can help nonprofits like Theatre Bristol. Theatre Bristol has lost a significant amount of income that it cannot recoup without community support. We hope you make a contribution, of any size, and help us continue. To donate online visit: www.TheatreBristol.org/donate or mail a check to 512 State, Bristol, TN 37620. Thank you.

Follow Theatre Bristol’s website and Facebook page for tickets, details, and more for these 2022 shows.

Theatre Bristol is currently welcoming show and season sponsors and souvenir program advertising for the 57th Season. Please contact info@TheatreBristol.org or 423-212-3625 for more information.

Those interested in being a part of the wonderful experience of live performance by bringing it to life over several weeks and working backstage as part of the production team and stage crew are welcome to come to any of the audition dates and discuss their interest and skill. This invitation includes those interested in orchestra, costuming, set design and construction, lighting, sound, stage management, props, publicity, and many other roles. Interested individuals can also email info@theatrebristol.org. All roles are volunteer, as there is no paid staff. No experience is necessary for crew work, though welcome.

Year-end contributions to Theatre Bristol may be made to support its mission to offer skills and opportunities to children that increase their self confidence, as well as to provide an outlet for live performance by community members for audiences throughout the region. The vision is that all children experience the unparalleled benefits of live performance and that no child be turned away from opportunities for learning, whether through workshops or attending a show. Theatre Bristol is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, a Great Nonprofits 2021 Top Nonprofit, and a Platinum-level Guidestar organization.

“Elf” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), “To Kill a Mockingbird is presented through Dramatic Publishing, and “The Sound of Music” with special arrangement by Rodgers and Hammerstein. All authorized performance materials are also provided by MTI, R&H, and Dramatic Publishing.

Founded in 1965 by Cathy DeCaterina, Theatre Bristol is a community theatre serving all ages that also has the distinction as the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee. Located on historic State Street in Bristol, it also serves southwest Virginia. Its Main Stage season consists of drama, comedy, and musical productions that take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120, and at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is a volunteer-operated community organization and we invite you to get involved.


For more information, visit the Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email info@theatrebristol.org.

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