- Sympathize with Sharpay + Ryan in High School Musical
- Feel like Frasier Crane’s theater obsession was totally fair
- Respond to stressful work situations by saying “now is the time to seize the day” or “you will be found”
… you may be a theater kid at heart. Whether you’re looking to see more local shows, audition for an exciting production, learn more about the craft, or just wanna nerd out about theater with other like-minded folks, we’re rounding up a few ways to get involved in the Scenic City’s theater scene.
🎭 Local organizations
Chattanooga Theatre Centre | This local theater organization is in its 99th season of production — its next show, “The Sound of Music,” will take place Sept. 30-Oct. 16. The Centre also has a theater interest group for teens.
Obvious Dad | This experimental theater group recently wrapped the regional premiere of “Gruesome Playground Injuries.” The group is currently planning for its next season, so stay tuned.
Scenic City Shakespeare | If all the world’s a stage, we’re glad Scenic City Shakespeare has great actors. “Hamlet” is coming this October, and you can also take part in monthly meetups — in-person at The Edney or via Zoom — to discuss Shakespeare’s comedies.
Signal Mountain Playhouse | This local playhouse on the mountain is one of the only outdoor theaters in the state. Auditions for its next show, “Boeing Boeing,” will be announced soon.
Chattanooga State | Our local community college offers a state-of-the-art Professional Actor Training Program.
Bonus: Check out this local Facebook group for “Theatre People in the Chattanooga Area” to stay updated on auditions, shows, and classes.
🎭 Upcoming Auditions
“Murder on the Orient Express” | Back Alley Productions, The Mars Theatre | Wed., Aug. 10-Thurs., Aug. 11 | 6-8 p.m. | Audition in-person or virtually to take part in this play based on the Agatha Christie novel.
“Osage County” | Chattanooga Theatre Centre | Mon., Aug. 15-Tues., Aug. 16 | 7 p.m. | This play is seeking folks to play various roles — the play will contain mature language + situations.