Theatre Bristol 2016 Gala Fundraising Event

Gala Tickets on Sale now at 2016 Gala or 423-212-3625

Americana Fare, Live Classic & Broadway Music, “The Music Man” at the Paramount Center for the Arts on June 23, 6:00 pm
Announcing an unforgettable evening of talent and celebration in a fundraising event to benefit Theatre Bristol on June 23 at 6:00 pm at the Paramount Center for the Arts. The community is invited to this Thursday Gala event that features an exclusive presentation of “The Music Man” directed by Glenn Patterson. Enjoy Americana fare and drinks with J&K Classics singing great standards and Broadway favorites in the beautiful Paramount Center for the Arts Art Deco lobby.
Admission to the 6:00 pm event is $100 and reservations can be made online by visiting or by calling 423-212-3625. The admission includes a ticket to the evening’s special full-length performance of “The Music Man.” Join Theatre Bristol and support an evening of live performing arts in our community and enjoy an unforgettable evening!
Theatre Bristol is pleased to bring to our community this all-American musical classic and winner of an Oscar for Best Music, multi-Tony Award winner including Best Musical winner, and Grammy award winner for multiple songs featuring our area’s own talented actors, singers, dancers, designers, and musicians.

“The Music Man” features the Professor Harold Hill, con man and fast-talking salesman. He convinces the people of River City, Iowa, “Ya Got Trouble” and sells them on a young people’s band and “Seventy-Six Trombones.” Marian the Librarian’s “Till There Was You” causes him to grow fond of her and the children. It’s a score of favorites: “Goodnight, My Someone,” “It’s You,” “Goodnight Ladies,” “Pick-a-little,” “Gary, Indiana,” “Wells Fargo Wagon,” and many more.

Theatre Bristol’s production of Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” is directed by Glenn Patterson who recently directed “Les Misérables,” “Scrooge! The Musical,” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

“The Music Man takes a lovingly nostalgic look back at a time I’m not sure ever really existed, although that might not keep us from wishing it did,” said Patterson. “I doubt any play has ever centered around a con man who captures more of our heart or our imagination. Best of all, before the final curtain he has gotten caught up in the magic he promised and wonderful are bound to follow.”

As an experienced director Patterson attests that “The Music Man is a classic of the American theatre for good reason. It has that combination of great songs, charm and spirit that leaves us wanting more. There are more familiar songs in this show than most people realize. It’s fun the whole family. You’ll leave with a smile on your face and you may even find yourself humming a tune or two on the way home.”

“Theatre Bristol is blessed with talent, devoted volunteers, and supporters,” said Samantha Gray, Theatre Bristol Board President and producer of the show. “The Music Man” is a celebration of the magic of music and audiences of all ages are in for a real treat. This is the summer event not to miss!”

Theatre Bristol is pleased to bring “The Music Man” to The Paramount Center for the Arts as they share a long history because of the determination of Theatre Bristol founder Cathy DeCaterina, catalyst for restoring the Paramount to its grandeur. The community is invited to join our local performing arts organization by supporting this Gala event and reserving a ticket.

Sponsorships are also available by calling 423-212-3625.

“The Music Man” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theatre International –

Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee and is now celebrating its 51st season. Its Main Stage season consists of up to five productions. Its performances take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre as well as the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is entirely volunteer run 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