Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Kingsport 360

Kingsport 360

Family & Education / Kingsport Events

  1. Steel Magnolias (Jun 23) 14 days. May-31st to Jun-23rd

     Sat, Jun 23rd - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education, Music 0
    By Robert Harling ~~ A heart-warming portrait of friendship and love is the basis for this much-loved show. There isn’t a bond quite like the one between southern women in a beauty shop. In a small southern town, six women gather in Truvy’s Beauty Salon to share gossip, laughter, recipes and beauty secrets, but they end up sharing so much more. Humor and heartbreak shine through this performance as the women experience some of the most significant days of their lives together. The true power of friendship shows through the women's underlying strength, which makes these characters genuinely touching, funny, and marvelously amiable company in the good times and bad.~~ Director's Notes THE TRUTH ABOUT STEEL~~ This is the original, folks. This is the play that so many other plays try to emulate, but none can duplicate. This little-play-that-could was written by Robert Harling to help his nephew understand what had gone on in their family surrounding his birth. It’s based on real people and real circumstances from Harling’s real~~ hometown, and it shows. Every moment feels true. When Harling submitted it to literary agents more than thirty years ago, he says it was largely dismissed at first. He remembers that the agents said, “It’s not commercial because it’s a bunch of women, and it takes place in a beauty parlor.” More than once, he nearly shelved it completely. But a funny thing happened as we, the audience, began to meet these characters onstage: we were disarmed. These women seemed so familiar and so true. We know these women, and we come back again and again to gather in their warmth and humor.~~ In interviews, Robert Harling talks about what he noticed in the women that raised him. He noticed they held together when the men around them broke down. He noticed they were different when they were just with each other. He said, “When I was a kid, the mystique of the beauty parlor was that guys were never allowed. You didn’t know what went on in there, and they all came back different~~ somehow.” He sensed that important changes were taking place in their private spaces together that helped them be strong.~~ That’s the way it is with steel, I’m learning. Turning iron into steel involves~~ extreme heat to alloy the iron with carbon or other elements. Once it combines with small amounts of other element(s), it becomes stronger and is prized for its ductility- its ability to bend without breaking. The quality that allows buildings and bridges to bend in the wind and stay upright. One of the underpinnings of~~ modern life as we know it, is caused by this combining of elements. In other words, something that starts strong becomes so much stronger and more flexible when it opens its molecular structure to others. The fire these women walk through and their willingness to open their hearts and let others in is key to their strength and flexibility, too. It’s something that Robert Harling knew about the women in his family and their friends. It’s something that is true in so many of the strong women I know. Steel, as it turns out, is more about us together than us standing alone.~~ Cast & Credits Cast Truvy Jones: Kim Morgan Dean ~~ Annelle Dupuy-Desoto: Sarah Laughland ~~ Clairee Belcher: Tricia Matthews ~~ Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie: Zoë Velling ~~ M’Lynn Eatenton: Carrie Smith Lewis ~~ Ouiser Bourdeaux: Mary Lucy Bivins ~~ Voice of DJ: Rick McVey ~~ Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager: Victoria L. Sutton ~~ COLLABORATORS Director: Katy Brown ~~ Set Designer: Hana Lee ~~ Sound Designer: Tony Angelini ~~ Costume Designer: Lee Martin ~~ Dialect Coach: Zacchaeus Kimbrell ~~ Stage Manager: Sara Douglas ~~ Lighting Designer: Andrew Morehouse ~~ Wig & Makeup Designer: Whitney Kaibel ~~ Corporate Sponsor: Highlands Union Bank ~~ Media Sponsor: Voice Magazine for Women ~~ Photos Videos
  2. Sister Act (Jun 23) 20 days. May-18th to Jun-23rd

     Sat, Jun 23rd - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Food & Drinks, Family & Education, Church & Ministry 0
    Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Glenn Slater ~~ Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner ~~ Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane ~~ A heavenly surprise, filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, this feel-good comedy smash will have you jumping to your feet with excitement and joy! A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. Make a joyful noise and join us for this musical comedy smash based on the hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg. “’Take Me to Heaven’ and ‘Spread the Love Around’ bloom into full-throttle disco epics, the latter building up to an ecstatic finale.” –NY Post~~ Director's Notes “MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE”~~ It was a time of great change in the world, the years of my youth. The nuns in my life embraced that change and led the way in getting others to embrace change.~~ I grew up with nuns. In grade school starting in third grade, when the catholic school was built as part of our church, and throughout my high school years at the seminary, my education was filled with nuns. Even in college, I had the honor of being involved in social work and work with poor families and homes for the aging in which nuns were involved.~~ I had and still have great love for these nuns, who in many ways helped shape my life. Unlike some unfortunate experiences that I have heard from others who had nuns as teachers in school, the nuns that I grew up with were patient, kind, encouraging, excellent teachers, nurturing, open to the world and everything the world would bring to them, unwavering in their religious beliefs, and were filled with the joy of life. They were the epitome of Christianity in every way. And they were also lots of fun!~~ The nuns in SISTER ACT, are very much like the nuns with whom I grew up. They are full of joy; devout in their commitment to their religion, and willing, when asked, to accept anyone into their family without judgment or question. They do not look to convert; they look to help. Even Mother Superior, who seems resistant to the request to shelter Deloris, does not do so out of judgement or out of rigidity, but more out of protection for her family of nuns for whom she serves as the matriarch and protector.~~ In the end, the story of SISTER ACT is one where diverse parties grow and are transformed by each other. Deloris finds herself to be a new and better person. The nuns break out of their cloistered selves to renew their commitment to the betterment of the world around them. Mother Superior remembers the reason she took her vows and learns to trust her family and herself.~~ In the end, I would say that they find their real calling, which had been lost or buried in the struggle of everyday survival. They are better because they touched each other’s lives. The world is better because they unleash themselves. May we have such moments in our own lives. May we allow ourselves to give such moments to the lives of those around us.~~ For that is our job on this earth: To discover our voices and to help others discover their voices, so that we call all fill the world with song. Make a joyful noise!~~ Richard Rose, director of SISTER ACT.~~ Cast & Credits Cast: Mother Superior: Tricia Matthews ~~ Announcer: Rick McVey ~~ Deloris Van Cartier: Raven Flowers ~~ Michelle: Sarah Laughland ~~ Tina: Hannah Ingram ~~ Curtis Jackson: Nick Koesters ~~ Ernie: Andrew Hampton Livingston ~~ Joey: Rick McVey ~~ Pablo: Sean Maximo Campos ~~ TJ: Tyler Chandler ~~ Cop: A ndrew Hampton Livingston ~~ Eddie Souther: Justin Tyler Lewis ~~ Hookers: Michaela Nicole, Paris Bradstreet ~~ Sister Mary Patrick : Kim Morgan Dean ~~ Sister Mary Robert: Hope Quinn ~~ Sister Mary Lazarus: Paris Bradstreet ~~ Sister Mary Martin-Of-Tours: Michele Burdette Elmore ~~ Sister Mary Theresa: Mary Lucy Bivins ~~ Sister Mary Celeste: Rusty Allen ~~ Sister Mary Irene: Sarah Laughland ~~ Sister Mary Vincent: Hannah Ingram ~~ Sister Mary Thais: Zacchaeus Kimbrell ~~ Sister Mary Bernadette: Joylene Taylor ~~ Sister Mary Priscilla: Katherine Lyle ~~ Sister Mary Therese: Zoe Velling ~~ Monsignor O’Hara: Michael Poisson ~~ Bar Biker Patrons: Zacchaeus Kimbrell, Rusty Allen, Katherine Lyle, Zoe Velling ~~ Girl in Bar: Michaela Nicole ~~ Bartender: Michael Poisson ~~ Homeless: Sean Maximo Campos, Tyler Chandler, Sarah Laughland, Michaela Nicole ~~ Cab Driver: Andrew Hampton Livingston ~~ Newscaster: Michaela Nicole ~~ Fantasy Dancers: Sean Maximo Campos, Tyler Chandler, Nick Koesters, Sarah Laughland, Andrew Hampton Livingston, Michaela Nicole ~~ Collaborators: Director: Richard Rose ~~ Choreographer: Ashley Campos ~~ Additional Musical Staging: Amanda Aldridge & Ashley Campos ~~ Music Director: Lee Harris ~~ Set Design: Derek Smith ~~ Costume Design: Amanda Aldridge ~~ Lighting Design: Andrew Morehouse ~~ Sound Design: Tony Angelini ~~ Stage Manager: Sara Douglas ~~ Assistant Stage Manager: Victoria L. Sutton ~~ Assistant Choreographer: Sarah Laughland ~~ Dance Captain: Ashley Campos ~~ Corporate Sponsor: Food City ~~ Media Sponsor: WCYB ~~ VIPSEEN ~~ Lamar ~~ Photos Videos
  3. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Jun 23) 6 days. Jun-19th to Jun-...

     Sat, Jun 23rd - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education 0
    Adapted from the Brothers Grimm by Catherine Bush~~ One of the most beloved princess tales of all time is coming to Barter Stage II this summer. The beautiful Snow White is forced to flee her home when the wicked queen’s jealously threatens her life. Snow White soon makes friends with seven dwarves who take her into their home. When the queen learns that Snow White is still alive, it takes the love of a handsome hero and the courage of her newfound friends to save the day.~~ Cast & Credits Cast Snow White, a princess: Libby Zabit ~~ King Diederich, Snow White’s father: Luke Walker ~~ Queen Elsa, Snow White’s mother: Kaleigh Bowyer ~~ Nurse, Snow White’s attendant: Marissa Marcus ~~ Marriage Prospect #1: Katherine Lyle ~~ Marriage Prospect #2: Sarah Van Deusen ~~ Galiena, Snow White’s stepmother: Morgan Haney ~~ Servant, Galiena’s servant: Phillip Rast ~~ Mother, Galiena’s mother: Zoe Velling ~~ Huntsman, of the Royal Forest: Tyler Cramer ~~ Jack, Huntsman’s son: Jake Daily ~~ Stag, a deer in the forest: Phillip Rast ~~ ~~THE SEVEN DWARFS~~Horst Klinglemeister: Rustle Alan ~~ Klaus Klinglemeister: Shaan Sharma ~~ Otto Klinglemeister: Garrett Houston ~~ Gottlieb Klinglemeister: Katherine Lyle ~~ Dolphus Klinglemeister: Phillip Rast ~~ Lutz Klinglemeister: Kaleigh Bowyer ~~ Gustav Klinglemeister: Sarah Van Deusen ~~~~ Collaborators Director: John Hardy ~~ Composer: Travis Welch ~~ Stage Managers: Isaac Krispin and Sarah Buck ~~ Set Designer: D’Vaughn Agu ~~ Costume Designer: Shea O’Neil ~~ Costume Assistant: Erin Teaster ~~ Properties: Megan Pressley ~~ Lighting Designer: Patrick Hudson ~~ Sound: Matt Green ~~ Fight Director: Jake Daily ~~ Fight Captain: Tyler Cramer ~~ Associate Director of the Barter Players: Barrett Guyton ~~ Artistic Director of The Barter Players: Katy Brown ~~ Corporate Sponsor: Maymeade Inc. ~~ United Southeast Federal Credit Union ~~ Media Sponsor: CW ~~ Photos
  4. The Lemonade Stand (Jun 23) 18 days. May-13th to Jun-23rd

     Sat, Jun 23rd - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education 0
    A comedy by Matthew Fowler ~~ Garret Miller is having a midlife crisis. When he gets fired from the only job he’s ever had, he decides to set up a lemonade stand on the street in front of his upscale suburban house. All the while, his wife is probably cheating on him, his brother is a pariah, and the college girl next door wants to be his lemonade-stand intern. In this dramatic comedy, Garret sets out to prove “the American Dream,” “an American Dream,” or at least his American Dream still exists.~~ Director's Notes A great friend of mine (who happens to be a Baby Boomer) once told me her theory of how the elimination of front porches and common shared-streets in neighborhoods was a major factor in the downfall of society. She argued that, because we don’t know our neighbors, because we don’t share home-cooked meals around the table together, because we don’t show up at each others’ houses unannounced to talk about our days and the crazy person down the street anymore, we are no longer really connected.~~ It seems, however, that we are more connected now than ever, right? The internet has given us the ability to instantly talk to each other no matter where we are. Facebook lets us meet newborns when they’re seconds old. I can tell you which of my friends is a good cook based on their Instagram. We can look up/ stalk the mean girl from high school and laugh at how much better we look than she does. We have immediate, pervasive access to millions of people with a simple click, and can talk to them at anytime (assuming there’s cell phone service).~~ But are we actually more connected to each other, or do we just feel like we are? Are we communicating, talking and listening, or are we just screaming around each other into the void?~~ I’m a Millennial and, if you can’t tell, I agree with my friend’s point about porches. What if we were to finally get so fed up with surface conversations and break out of the silo lives we’ve been living in search for something real?~~ This is where we find Garret and Rachel. Two people with a vast generational gap between them: one a Boomer, the other a Millennial. But both find themselves in the midst of an existential crisis. One has aged out of his usefulness, and the other doesn’t yet know what her usefulness is. He has given up everything in an attempt to go back to his glory days. She hasn’t ever gotten close with someone IRL (in real life), and is longing for human interaction.~~ What happens when the two of them meet and actually start talking and listening to each other?~~ What happens if we start taking and listening to each other?~~ Cast & Credits Cast: Garret — Nicholas Piper ~~ Rachel — Sarah Van Deusen ~~ Terry — David Alford ~~ Morgan — Carrie Smith Lewis ~~ Kid — Owen Griffith / Lucas Shane ~~ Collaborators: Director: Barrett Guyton ~~ Set Designer: Hana Lee ~~ Costume Designer: Lee Martin ~~ Lighting Designer: Camille Davis ~~ Sound Designer: Tony Angelini ~~ Wig Designer: Whitney Kaibel ~~ Stage Manager: Cindi A,Raebel ~~ Corporate Sponsor: Reynolds American ~~ Media Sponsor: WEMT ~~ Photos Videos
  5. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Jul 17) 20 days. Jul-17th t...

     Tue, Jul 17th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education 0
    Adapted from C.S. Lewis by Joseph Robinette~~ Rights granted by Dramatic Publishing~~ Join the Barter Players in a magical world where anything can happen. When the four Pevensie children slip through the old wardrobe and into the wondrous land of Narnia, they face a dangerous White Witch and her evil spells. It will take all of the children’s bravery and the love of a Lion named Aslan to help save themselves and the land of Narnia.~~ Cast & Credits Corporate and Individual Sponsors: Dr. Paul & Beckie Armstrong ~~ Berry Home Centers ~~ Abingdon Smiles ~~ Media Sponsor: CW ~~
  6. Sally McCoy (Oct 04) 24 days. Oct-4th to Nov-10th

     Thu, Oct 4th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education 0
    “Winner of Barter’s 2018 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights.” ~~ By Alice Stanley ~~ In the midst of the first gruesomely violent event of the legendary Hatfield and McCoy feud, one woman does what she must to save her family. Sally McCoy tells a harrowing and deeply personal story which takes a hard look at how women’s stories and perspectives are too often excluded from our historical narratives. Set in August 1882, Sally’s three eldest sons are captured by the Hatfield clan. Sally defies her womanly place in the home and crosses miles of Appalachian wilderness in the dark of night to save her children from certain death at the vengeful hands of the Hatfields. After traveling all those miles alone, she arrives at the home of the Hatfield patriarch, “Devil” Anse Hatfield, and refuses to let anything stand in her way until she has seen the “Devil” face to face.~~ Cast & Credits Corporate Sponsor: Farris Service Group ~~ Media Sponsor: Rogersville Review ~~
  7. Elf: The Musical (Nov 16) 52 days. Nov-16th to Dec-30th

     Fri, Nov 16th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education, Music 0
    Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin ~~ Music by Matthew Sklar Lyrics by Chad Beguelin ~~ Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum ~~ A hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who accidentally crawls into Santa’s bag and is taken back to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities force him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help remember the true meaning of Christmas. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.~~ Cast & Credits Corporate Sponsor: Eastman Credit Union ~~ Burke, Powers, &Harty Insurance ~~ Media Sponsor: WCYB ~~ ‚ÄčNortheast Tennessee Media Group ~~ VIPSEEN ~~ Lamar ~~

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