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Broadway At The Tennessee Announces 2009-2010 Season

Experience your favorite musicals in the majestic setting of Knoxville's Grand Entertainment Palace. Whether you are a seasoned fan of the Great White Way or brand new to the world of musicals, you are sure to be thrilled by the spectacular dance moves, visually stunning costumes, and unparalleled artistry of the shows we've selected for the 2009/2010 season. Renew your subscription now, or, if you're new to Broadway at the Tennessee, purchase your season tickets starting May 15! 

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Friday, October 16, 2009 & Saturday, October 17, 2009 8 p.m.

The New York Times calls it “Timeless.” Newsweek raves: “The ultimate fantasy of the musical stage.” Rediscover the grandeur of one of history’s greatest love stories in Lerner and Loewe’s timeless masterpiece, CAMELOT. A sumptuous tale set in a land where honor and chivalry reign, CAMELOT follows the love triangle of King Arthur, his Queen Guenevere and the young Lancelot.  With one of Broadway’s most enchanting scores featuring the hauntingly romantic “If Ever I Would Leave You," "I Loved You Once in Silence," and "Follow Me," CAMELOT is the definitive musical theatre fable.

The Wizard of Oz 

Friday, December 11, 2009 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 12, 2009 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Knoxville! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling art deco Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys.

Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance

Friday, March 5, 2010 8 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2010 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Described by the New York Post as "fascinating, rewarding and above all, entertaining," and by the Los Angeles Times as "a showpiece extravaganza," LORD OF THE DANCE is a mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance.  The story is based upon mythical Irish folklore as Don Dorcha, Lord of Darkness, challenges the ethereal lord of light, the Lord of the Dance. Battle lines are drawn, passions ignite and a love story fueled by the dramatic leaps and turns of dancers’ bodies begins to build against a backdrop of Celtic rhythm. The action is played out over 21 scenes on a grand scale of precision dancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting. 

Mamma Mia

Friday, April 9, 2010 8 p.m., Saturday, April 10, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 11, 2010 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill.  Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.  Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Monday, May 10, 2010 Tuesday, May 11, 2010 and Wednesday, May 12, 2010 7:30 p.m.

TALE AS OLD AS TIME, TRUE AS IT CAN BE. Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Knoxville! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.  Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Tennessee Theatre!

Avenue Q (for mature audiences only)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 and Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:30 p.m.

AVENUE Q is Broadway's smash-hit 2004 Tony Award® winner for BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE and BEST BOOK. A hilarious show full of heart and hummable tunes, AVENUE Q is about trying to make it in NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account.  Called "one of the funniest shows you're ever likely to see" by Entertainment Weekly, AVENUE Q features a cast of people and puppets who tell the story in a smart, risqué and downright entertaining way. The New Yorker calls it "SUBVERSIVE and UPROARIOUS!" For mature audiences only. (Avenue Q has not been authorized or approved in any manner by The Jim Henson Company or Sesame Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content.)

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