A! Magazine for the Arts

Theatre Bristol announces lineup for the new season

November 26, 2019

Love runs deep in Theatre Bristol’s 55th 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 “She Loves Me,” the award-winning romantic comedy musical inspired by the same story that brought “You’ve Got Mail” to the screen — though here love letters are exchanged to beautiful music in a 1930s perfumery. Celebrate Valentine’s with “She Loves Me,” weekends Feb. 7-16. Auditions are Dec. 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Theatre Bristol’s fourth River’s Way collaboration follows March 14 and 15 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 17-26, “Jack and the Beanstalk” comes to the ARTspace stage. Auditions for men, women and children are Feb. 25, 26, 27 and 28. Rehearsals begin March 8.

One of the most popular musicals of all time, “The Sound of Music,” comes to the Paramount Center for the Arts weekends June 19-28. Auditions for men, women and children are March 21, 28, 29 and 30. Rehearsals begin April 27.

Theatre Bristol’s annual The Start of Adventure summer camp for kindergarten through eighth grade runs July 6-10. Registration begins in February at www.TheatreBristol.org.

Theatre Bristol’s Youth Service Board then follows a string of successful annual productions with Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Twelfth Night,” July 17-19.

The classic “To Kill A Mockingbird,” takes the ARTspace stage weekends Sept. 18-27. Auditions for men, women and children are Aug. 1, 2 and 3. Rehearsals begin Aug. 9.

The holiday movie favorite “Elf” comes to the Paramount Bristol stage weekends Nov. 13-22, and the ARTspace stage weekends Dec. 4-20. Auditions for men, women and children for both productions are Aug. 15, 16, 17 and 22. Rehearsals begin Aug. 31.

Follow Theatre Bristol’s website and Facebook page for tickets, details and more for these 2020 shows.

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.

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