Auditions

We are excited to announce:

Tennessee  Valley Players and the University of Tennessee Choral area will be able to produce the Tennessee premiere of the Tony-award winning musical

Edmund Bolt, producer

Kevin Smathers, stage director

Dr. Angela Batey, music director

Gayle Greene, choreographer

Eight Performances at the Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre on the University of Tennessee campus.  

Thursday, June 04  Opening Night, 7:30

Friday, June 05     Performance, 7:30

    Saturday, June 06     Dark; no performance

Sunday, June 07   Matinee, 3:00

Thursday, June 11  Performance, 7:30

Friday, June 12     Performance, 7:30

Saturday, June 13    Matinee, 3:00 and 

Evening Performance, 7:30

Sunday, June 14   Matinee, 3:00 & Strike

Audition Dates:  February 17 and 24, 2020

Location:
           Farragut Presbyterian Church
           209 Jamestowne Boulevard
           Farragut, Tennessee

Rehearsals Begin April 20

Choose only one of the audition dates and sign up for an audition time at 

https://tinyurl.com/TVP2020

The audition will consist of sixteen bars of an appropriate song.  Please bring music IN YOUR KEY.  

An accompanist will be provided.  Please be dressed for movement.

For more information, contact the Director:

Kevin Smathers  kevin1925@comcast.net

Something Rotten!

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing, Tony-award winning musical farce, Something Rotten.  Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years”.

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

Something Rotten features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given his or her own special moment in the show to shine. 

Throughout its Broadway run, the musical received a show-stopping standing ovation from audiences… in the beginning of the first act!  It’s become clear that “nothing’s as amazing as a musical,” so don’t miss your chance to join in the fun in bringing this history-twisting tale to our stage.