The production is filled with lavish sets, scenery, costumes and more. Read more


Play features tall tales, stories and music from Mark Twain. Read more


The audience erupted in cheers as Ms. Self read the announcement proclaiming HART the recipient of this year’s honor. Read more


The production features live music by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Read more


The 1998 comedy ran for 800 performances in the old John Houseman Theater off-Broadway. Read more


The production features returning Flat Rock favorites Paige Posey as Amanda and Scott Treadway as Tom. Read more



Billie Wheeler

Barter Theatre is the nation’s longest running professional theater, having opened in 1933 during the Great Depression. Read more




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The Paramount

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A step into Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts is a step back in time to the heyday of jaw-dropping movie palaces designed to entertain the masses. Read more


Learn the Constellations

Mandy Newham-Cobb illustration

With a new year comes new resolutions. Whether you hope to hike more or stress less, eat better or give back, Smoky Mountain Living offers an only-in-Southern-Appalachia guide to making 2017 your best year yet. Read more

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Knoxville's Shakespeare on the Square

Ed Dumas Photo

Come summer nights in downtown Knoxville, there’s much ado about none other than the Bard himself. Read more


Center of attention

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The Barter is to American theater what AAA baseball is to the major leagues—one step away from the big time. Among theater professionals and aficionados, Barter is as heavy a hitter as the Goodman Theatre in Chicago or Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. Read more


Carpetbag Theatre

William Isom II photo

The Knoxville Writers’ Guild recently celebrated the centennial of native son James Agee, a writer and movie reviewer best known for his novel, A Death in the Family. Read more



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Cascading waterfalls, scenic elements and new stage effects on a lush set at Dollywood transport the audience back to the Great Smoky Mountains during the 1930s, when change was insurmountable. Read more

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Have Shows ... Will Travel. That’s a headline from Shows to Go, a brochure for the one-woman shows of award-winning actress Barbara Bates Smith. Read more


On a warm spring evening in April 1983, the stage production of “Showboat” starring Donald O’Connor opened on Broadway in the glitter and glow of the Gershwin Theater. In the cast was an Asheville-area woman, Joanna Beck. Read more

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