Posts Tagged ‘comedy’

Chattanooga’s Underground Comedy Scene Is Growing

February 1, 2011


When you think of stand-up comedy, you probably think of venues like the Comedy Catch, or the Memorial Auditorium.  However, for the last couple of years in Chattanooga, amateur and professional comedians have been creating something different, performing in non-traditional venues.  Joel Ruiz joins me on this segment.  He’s one of the people organizing Chattanooga’s underground comedy scene.

Joel Ruiz

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The big upcoming event the scene is a performance by Doug Stanhope.  That will take place on February 17th, at the Lindsay Street Hall.

More information about Chattanooga’s underground comedy scene is available on their Facebook page.

The Nutcracker Christmas Carol

December 10, 2010

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

The Nutcracker Christmas Carol is one of those holiday musicals that has it all – literally.  Author Rex Knowles mixed together classic holiday stories, songs, and ballet to produce a heart warming Christmas musical comedy ballet.  The show opens Friday, December 10th, at the Chattanooga State Community College Humanities Theater.  Performances are scheduled for December 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm and matinée performances December 12 and 19 at 2:30 pm.  The final performance on the 19th will feature real-time captioning for the deaf and hearing impaired.

The Nutcracker Christmas Carol was written by Rex Knowles with music by Sherry Landrum, Allan Ledford, and Knowles. Directed by Sherry Landrum and choreographed by Lindsay Fussell. Allan Ledford is Musical Director.  The

Bob Cratchit (John Thomas Cecil), Tiny Tim (Eric Phillips), and Caroline Cratchit (Maria Sager)

cast includes Jeffrey Parker as Charles Dickens, Rex Knowles as Ebenezer Scrooge, John Thomas Cecil in the dual roles of Bob Cratchit and the wealthy Dr. Stahlbaum, Maria Sager in the dual roles of Caroline Cratchit and Clara Stahlbaum, and Eric Phillips as both Tiny-Tim and Fritz Stahlbaum. Other cast members include: Fionna Battersby, Jared Bice, Maggie Bradshaw, Chris Defore, Stan Furlow, Lindsay Fussell, Jennelle Gilreath, Amy Henrichs, Karley Moon, Roman Penney, Brenda Schwab, and Jeremy Wilkins.

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