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Theatre Bristol Announces 2020… now 2022 Season!

Featuring Twelfth Night, Real Heroes, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Sound of Music, To Kill a Mockingbird, and elf The Musical

Love prevails on the ARTspace and Paramount stages, in summer camp, collaborations, and holiday shows this 55th… now 57th season!
Mark your calendars for performances, auditions, and other ways to get involved in your community theatre, Theatre Bristol!

Love runs deep in Theatre Bristol’s 57th Season! From new romance to love for family, community, country, and society, the season is full of laughs and heart-warming moments for the whole family, as well as thought-provoking and important reflection and connection.

The season kicks off with “Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare’s romantic comedy presented by the Youth Service Board. Celebrate Valentine’s with us February 11-13.

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 were held in 2020, however, opportunities may be available for additional roles or crew. Follow our page for any updates.

One of the most popular musicals of all time, “The Sound of Music,” directed by Glenn Patterson comes to the Paramount Center for the Arts, weekends June 17-26. Auditions for men, women, and children will be announced soon. Rehearsals begin shortly after. Be sure to see the audition place, times, and details at

Theatre Bristol’s annual The Start of Adventure summer camp for kindergarten through eighth grade runs July 11-15. Registration will be announced at

The Youth Service Board presents its annual production July 22, 23, and 24, with the title to be announced!

The classic “To Kill A Mockingbird,” directed by Camille Gray, takes the ARTspace stage weekends August 26-28 and September 2-4. Auditions for men, women, and children are July 9, 10, and 11. First meeting is Saturday, July 16 and rehearsals begin on July 25. Be sure to see the audition times and details at

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 September 3, 4, 5, and 6. Rehearsals begin September 12. Be sure to see the audition times and details at

Follow Theatre Bristol’s website and Facebook page for tickets, details, and more for these 2021 shows.

Haley White, designer of the Theatre Bristol 2020/2021 Season poster, is a local graphic designer who specializes in logo design, social media content, illustration, photography and hand lettering, and recently joined King University’s communications department. She is thrilled to work with Theatre Bristol and present the 2020 Season Reveal design. Haley appreciates the opportunity to give back to the community by doing something that she loves. To view her entire body of work you can visit

Theatre Bristol is currently welcoming show and season sponsors and souvenir program advertising for the 56th Season. Please contact 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 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 2020 Top Nonprofit, and a Platinum-level Guidestar organization.

Theatre Bristol’s 57th season is made possible by United Company Foundation, the Tennessee Arts Commission, HomeTrust Bank, HVAC, Inc, Summit BSR Roofing, Citizens Bank, Food City, and Seaman Corporation.

“elf The Musical” 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 Rogers 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 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

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