Theatre Bristol Announces 2017 Season Featuring “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” “Annie,” and More

Theatre Bristol presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Theatre Bristol presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

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

Theatre Bristol is pleased to present its 2017 Season, featuring a year of favorites, including the spectacular Disney’s Beauty and the Beast directed by Glenn Patterson at the Paramount Center for the Arts this summer.

Theatre Bristol’s 52nd Season kicks off with a special collaboration between Theatre Bristol and River’s Way directed by Dottie Havlik.

A timely spring production of The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends follows. It will be directed by Laura O’Bryan and will include school shows and public performances at the ARTspace. Peter Rabbit auditions will be January 29 at 2:30 and January 30 & 31 at 6:30 pm at Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street, Bristol, TN. Casting calls will be February 3. Rehearsals begin February 6. Public performances are March 24, 25, 26, 31, April 1 & 2. Schools interested in public performances can contact info@theatrebristol.org.

In June, Theatre Bristol will present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Auditions for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will be March 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12 at Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street, Bristol, TN. Callbacks will be March 14. Casting calls will be March 17 & 18. Rehearsals will begin on April 24. Performances will be June 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, & 25. Times and additional important details are available at www.theatrebristol.org/audition.

In the fall, Tom Sawyer takes us on an adventure at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace. Auditions for this production, will be announced at www.theatrebristol.org/audition.

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Theatre Bristol presents Annie

In time for the holidays, Theatre Bristol musical favorite Annie returns to the stage and Junie B. Jones makes her Theatre Bristol debut in Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells. Please follow Theatre Bristol’s site and Facebook page for audition announcements and performance dates for both of these shows.

The 52nd Season will also include the annual Youth Service Board production and Theatre Bristol’s popular summer camp, The Start of Adventure, for children ages kindergarten through sixth grades.

Theatre Bristol is currently welcoming show and Season sponsors and souvenir program advertising for the 52nd 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 2016 Top Nonprofit, and a Gold-level Guidestar organization.

Theatre Bristol’s production of ANNIE: Book by THOMAS MEEHAN, Music by CHARLES STROUSE, Lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN, Original Broadway Production Directed by MARTIN CHARNIN, Based on “Little Orphan Annie”®, By Permission of Tribune Content Agency, LLC

The Theatre Bristol production of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton, Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth, and Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions

ANNIE and DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST are presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also provided by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.

Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee. Its Main Stage season consists of up to five productions. Some of its performances take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120, and others at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is a volunteer-operated 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.