• “A Dollhouse Project’
Friday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. (additional times Feb. 15 and 20-22)
Witness this immersive story at three historic locations in Cleveland.
Nora Helmer is a vibrant young housewife who suffers from a crippling dependency on her husband, Torvald. He has always done the thinking for the both of them. In order to save Torvald from a debt and to spare his masculine pride, Nora arranges a loan without his knowledge, and does so by forging a signature. The inevitable revelation of the crime results in an unexpected reaction from Torvald: Rather than being grateful to Nora, he is incapable of accepting the pride and self-sufficiency she demonstrated in taking care of him, and he accuses her of damaging his good name. The illusions behind their marriage are exposed, and Nora experiences self-awareness for the first time in her life.
NOTE: Audiences will be bused to three immersive venues. Each venue will be set in a different time period, and audiences will be transported between them at each act break. The evening will begin at the theatre Box Office in the Communication Arts Building Atrium for check-in prior to departure. Sites and transportation will be wheelchair accessible. The evening will end with a return to the Communication Arts Building. 20 seats are available in each venue. Up to 10 standing room tickets will be available at the box office prior to each show. Tickets are $7 for students and $15 for Adult General Admission.
Lee University Communication Arts Building
345 Central Ave., Cleveland TN 37311
• Fuze Trio
Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.
The program features Bach arias, The Mariko Suite (a collection of Japanese haiku set to music) by living composer Catherine McMichael, Debussy's "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair," an arrangement by trio member Jenny Parker of Kacey Musgraves "Rainbow" and Kermit the Frog's famous "Rainbow Connection," and James Stephenson's Croatian Trio. This performance is free and open to the public.
Fuze Trio is a cutting-edge chamber music ensemble featuring University of Tennessee at Chattanooga faculty Ronda Ford, flute, Erika Schafer, trumpet, and Jenny Parker, piano.
UTC Cadek Ricital Hall
205 Island Ave, Chattanooga TN 37405
• ‘My Deadly Valentine’
Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15, 7-10 p.m.
Scare your Valentine into your arms at “My Deadly Valentine” at The Scream Chamber in Athens. Love has gone bad at the Cleage Mansion, and someone is going to pay the price. Who will make it through the Chamber and who will fall to the lifelong sentence of despair that drips from its walls. General Admission — $15; Touch Pass Option — $5
The Scream Chamber
1163 US-11, Athens TN 37303
• Winter Jam
Friday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m.
Christian music’s premiere multiartist annual outing, the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, steps into a new decade with a fan-favorite headliner, Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Crowder. With such recent hits as “Red Letters” and “All My Hope,” the genre-spanning artist — who has sold more than 3 million units and appears regularly on the Grand Ole Opry — leads a star-studded 2020 lineup featuring some of the biggest names in Christian music. Winter Jam is hallmarked annually by its musical diversity, central focus on the Gospel and a "no ticket required" policy ($15 donation at the door).
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way, Knoxville TN 37996
• Celebrating Black History with Charles Moulden & Sam Venable
Sam, a retired Knoxville News Sentinel columnist, and Charles will retell the real-life story of Charles Moulden being attacked in the Cherokee National Forest in 1968 just because of the color of his skin. Cost for this event is $5 for non-members and free for members.
McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
522 West Madison Ave., Athens TN 37303
• ’Jesus Christ Superstar’ at The Arts Center in Athens
Athens Community Theatre (ACT) announces the February 2020 production of Jesus Christ Superstar with a run of six performances from Feb. 14 through Feb. 23. Friday and Saturday shows will be held at 7:30 p.m., while Sunday matinees take place at 2 p.m.
The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, "Jesus Christ Superstar" has wowed audiences for over 40 years. "Jesus Christ Superstar" tells the story of biblical Jesus in the final days leading up to his crucifixion. A rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the musical has no spoken dialogue and is sometimes considered a modern rock-opera. Tickets are on sale now. Adult tickets are $15 and student tickets are $10 and are available over the phone with card payment, in person at The Arts Center or online at athensartscouncil.org.
The Arts Center
320 North White St., Athens TN 37303