Chattanooga State Repertory Theatre
The Chattanooga State Repertory Theatre (CSRT) is the resident professional theatre at Chattanooga State. CSRT is dedicated to the pursuit of artistic excellence, to the development and production of material of dramatic and literary merit and social significance, to the teaching and mentoring of student in the Professional Actor Training Program, and to the advancement of professional actors. CSRT provides a unique opportunity for students in the Professional Actor Training Program to be mentored by professional/Equity artists as well as to learn all the elements of producing professional theatre. CSRT has presented That Other Woman's Child, Rosemary Leaves (world premiere), A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, Mrs. Warren's Profession, West Running Brook - the Poetry of Robert Frost (world premiere), Hedda Gabler, Macbeth, Angels in America, Oblivion Postponed, Mr. Marmalade, Dog Sees God, and Luck of the Draw. Students and graduates of the Professional Actor Training Program have worked all aspects of these productions from backstage, to front of house, to onstage.
The Nutcracker Christmas Carol
For the holiday season CSRT presents The Nutcracker Christmas Carol, a holiday musical written by Rex Knowles, with music by Knowles, Sherry Landrum, and Allan Ledford. Critics praised the show:
"...a holiday classic!"
"...innovative and wacky"
That Other Woman's Child
That Other Woman's Child, a bluegrass musical by Sherry Landrum and George S. Clinton, had its world premiere at CSRT. In the Fall of 2008 That Other Woman's Child was selected as one of twenty-four shows out of 400 submissions to participate in the New York Musical Theatre Festival in New York City. The show received standing ovations at every performance.
“...the most original piece of musical theatre to hit Tennessee stages in a very long time. Don't miss this show.” (Ruth Cartlidge, The Pulse)
"...terrifically entertaining." (Lisa Jo Sagolla, Backstage)
"Wow, did I ever love seeing the bluegrass musical That Other Woman’s Child."(Dr. Joy Browne, syndicated radio)
"...the most energetically entertaining show at NYMF this year." (>Matthew Murray, talkinbroadway.com)
"In a period when the American culture is in political turmoil and society is searching for both a sense of understanding and a sense of humor,That Other Woman's Child turns us back to our American heritage. Liberating us with hearty laughs, southern charm, and bluegrass music, Sherry Landrum and George S. Clinton have crafted a satirical modern musical comedy that pokes fun at the traditional structures, while rooting us in the values of home and family." ( Jennifer Rathbone, TheaterOnline.com)