Lewis Grizzard Tribute Part Of Upcoming Lineup At Tivoli And Memorial

Friday, December 7, 2012

Here are the upcoming events at the Tivoli Theatre and Memorial Auditorium for January and February:

CSO Masterworks: Concierto de Aranjuez
Tivoli Theatre
Saturday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m.
Pablo Sáinz Villegas, called “the soul of Spanish guitar,” is featured on Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, described by the composer as “the fragrance of magnolias, the singing of birds, and the gushing of fountains in the gardens of Aranjuez.” Rounding out the program is Rossini’s overture to the opera The Barber of Seville and Sibelius’ first Symphony. Tickets are on sale now at the CSO box office and online at ChattanoogaSymphony.org. Call  267-8583.
 
Black Jacket Symphony
Tivoli Theatre
Friday, Jan. 18, at 8 p.m. Back by Popular Demand performing Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. This network of top-notch musicians reproduce classic albums in a live environment, spending an enormous amount of time, energy and resources to perform the album in its entirety--note for note, sound for sound--with first-rate lighting and video production. Following the album and a brief intermission, the Black Jacket Symphony returns to perform a collection of Fleetwood Mac's greatest hits. All seats reserved from $25 to $30 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. Call 642-TIXS or 757-5050.


A Tribute to Lewis Grizzard – In His Own Words
Tivoli Theatre
Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m.
Actor Bill Oberst's portrayal of Lewis Grizzard is authorized by the late writer's family, and is the closest thing to seeing this great southern humorist on stage again since Grizzard's death at age 47. For anyone who loves the South, this one man show is a sweet and funny evening of theater, with lots of laughs and a few tears—just the way Lewis would have liked it! All seats reserved at $26.50 plus convenience fees. ($21 for Groups 10+) Tickets are on sale now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. Call 642-TIXS or 757-5050.
 
CSO Masterworks: Variations
Tivoli Theatre
Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m.
Pianist Qing Jiang joins the CSO for a performance of Rachmaninoff's beautiful Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. This concert opens with Mozartiana, Tchaikovsky's tribute to Mozart. Elgar's Enigma Variations, a piece where the composer imagined how 14 of his friends (and a dog!) would play a melody caps off the concert. Tickets are on sale now at the CSO box office and online at ChattanoogaSymphony.org. Call 267-8583.

The Screwtape Letters
Tivoli Theatre
Saturday, Feb. 9, at 4 and 8 p.m. 
C.S. Lewis' brilliant novel The Screwtape Letters, reveals spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view. A sold-out hit in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., this funny, provocative, and wickedly witty theatrical adaptation will change the way you think about how demons influence your everyday life. For Group Sales, please call Fellowship for the Performing Arts on 866.476-8707. The performance is appropriate for ages 13 and up; children under 4 not admitted. All seats reserved from $40.50 to $91 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. Call 642-TIXS or 757-5050.


Lord of the Dance Created by Michael Flatley
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m.
This mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance is a classic tale of good vs. evil based on old Irish folklore. It is also a passionate love story expressed through dance. The action plays out over 21 scenes on a grand scale of precision dancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting. All seats reserved from $30 to $50 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. Call 642-TIXS.

Merle Haggard
Tivoli Theatre
Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m.
The Hag is back. All seats reserved at $38.50 plus convenience fees. All seats reserved from $32.50 to $55 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. Call (423) 642-TIXS or 757-5050.
 
My Funny Valentine Comedy Jam
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
Friday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m.
Featuring Sheryl Underwood, Arnez J, Tony Rock and J. Anthony Brown. All seats reserved from $39.50 to $47.50 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. Call 642-TIXS.


CSO Pops: Big Band Fever!
Tivoli Theatre
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 15-16, at 8 p.m.
The Big Band is back. The CSO's Big Band returns to the stage for our annual concert of the greatest Swing pieces. Grab your "String of Pearls" and get "In the Mood" because this is one concert you don't want to miss! Special guest is Doc Severinsen, former band leader of the Tonight Show. Tickets are on sale now at the CSO box office and online at ChattanoogaSymphony.org. Call 267-8583.


Comedian Brian Regan
Tivoli Theatre
Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m.
Critics and his peers agree—Brian Regan is one of the premiere comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters with fervent fans that span generations. All seats reserved at $38.50 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. Call 642-TIXS or 757-5050.
 

Future shows on sale now at the Box Office:
Comedian Jim Gaffigan
Tivoli Theatre
Sunday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m.
The White Bread Tour 2013. Don't miss this hilarious husband to a hot wife, father of 5, comedian, actor, writer and former sleeper. All seats reserved at $39.75 - $49.75 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. Call 642-TIXS or 757-5050.

George Jones – The Grand Tour
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m.
Your last chance to catch the Possum on this 2013 farewell tour! With special guest Wilson Fairchild. Jones' trophy rack is full of CMA Awards, Grammys, Country Music Hall of Fame Awards, Kennedy Center Honors and more. But Jones has always been more about soul and authenticity than statistics. All seats reserved at $42.75 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. Call 642-TIXS.

An Evening with Bill Cosby – Details and ticket info to be announced very soon.
Tivoli Theatre
Sunday, April 14
 
Celtic Woman
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
Friday, April 19, at 8 p.m.
$31 - $101 + convenience fees
Under the musical direction of Emmy-nominated music producer David Downes, this spectacular musical experience features Celtic Woman performing classic Irish tunes, timeless pop anthems, and inspirational songs. All seats reserved from $31 to $101 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. Call 642-TIXS.
 
Rock of Ages
Tivoli Theatre
Sunday, April 21, at 7 p.m.
This hilarious, feel-good, rock-n-roll love story is told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Night Rangr, STYX, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more. Don't miss this awesomely good time where big hair meets big dreams and the result totally wails. All seats reserved from $48 to $65 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com and at the Auditorium box office. Call 642-TIXS or 757-5050.


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