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Local theatre company trades traditional Shakespeare costumes for flannel shirts and combat boots

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The State Theatre Company presents Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it before. Shakespeare meets 90s grunge rock in the State Theatre Company’s production of “Twelfth Night.” Continue reading

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Why theater is my biggest asset.

Ever since I can remember I have loved being onstage. My parents put me in dance class in kindergarten and ever since I’ve been in at least one performance a year. It never gets old. When I finished that first … Continue reading

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Theater in the summer: Part 1

Summer is a time of farmer’s markets, blistering heat, bathing suits and sundresses. Students look forward to the break from school and for long days and warm nights. This is not the summer of a thespian. For those of us … Continue reading

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Kingsport Theatre Guild begins fundraising for new season

The Kingsport Theatre Guild has announced via it’s Facebook page, the beginning of its fundraising campaign for the theater’s 2016-2017 season. The YouCaring account allows members of the community to donate online instead of sending out letters or coming to … Continue reading

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Local Actress raises funds for “Hairspray Live!” audition.

  When NBC announced an open call for the lead in their production of “Hairspray Live!” Faith Rader was bombarded by Facebook messages telling her about the audition. The call is open to anyone and is for the lead role … Continue reading

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State of Affairs kicks off in downtown Kingsport

The lights of the old marquee are glowing again for the first time in decades. The old building is once again serving the city as a gathering place for artists and their audiences. State of Affairs is a variety show … Continue reading

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Auditions for The Music Man announced!

Auditions for “The Music Man” at Theatre Bristol are scheduled for March 26, April 2, April 3, and April 4. There will separate audition times for children and adults. This production will be a bit of a breath of fresh … Continue reading

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