Calendar of Events

Friday, July 21, 2017

Knoxville Children's Theatre: The Wizard of Oz

  • July 14, 2017 — July 30, 2017

Category: Kids & family, Music and Theatre

Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with The Ritchie Company, will present the Young Performers’ Edition of “The Wizard of Oz,” based on the classic book by L. Frank Baum and the classic motion picture owned by Turner Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros.

The live stage play will be performed July 14 - 30, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM; Sundays at 3 PM.

This musical play contains all the favorite songs and scenes from the famous film, with the timeless characters of the book: Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, the Wicked Witch of the West and more. The score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg contains some of the most iconic songs of the theatre: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” “Follow The Yellow-Brick Road,” and We’re Off To See The Wizard.”

The play is performed by 29 talented young actors, from ages 8 to 17. Isabelle Hannah plays Dorothy, and Kennis Van Dyke plays her nemesis, The Witch. Ethan Turbyfill, Keegan Spurr, and Andrew Fetterolf play the Scarecrow. Tin Man, and Lion, respectively.

Dennis E. Perkins directs the production. The musical director is Paul Jones. Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.childrenstheatreknoxville.com.

Tennessee Stage Company: Shakespeare on the Square

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, Kids & family and Theatre

Shakespeare on the Square annually features two of the magnificent plays of Williams Shakespeare, comedies, tragedies and histories, rotated nightly outdoors on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. From mid-July to mid-August a blanket or a camp chair is all you need to view these performances. Or treat yourself to reserved VIP seating for just $15 per person, including a complimentary bottle of water and local merchant goodie bag. While we perform with no admission charge for general seating, we do appreciate your donations – we’ll pass a basket nightly and suggest a $10 donation per person. We also accept cash or credit cards at the “front of house” table.

2017 Schedule
July 13 – August 13, Thursday to Sunday, 7:00 PM nightly

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)
July 13, 15, 21, 23, 27, 29, and August 4, 6, 10, & 12

Two Gentlemen of Verona
July 14, 16, 20, 22, 28, 30, and August 3, 5, 11, & 13

Special performance at Blount County Library in Maryville on July 31!

Indoor Matinee Performances
July 23: Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged)
August 6: Two Gentlemen of Verona
Our indoor matinees take place in the luxuriously air conditioned and well appointed Scruffy City Hall at 32 Market Square. Both shows begin at 2:00 p.m. and admission is $15.00 at the door.

Tennessee Stage Company: 865-546-4280, www.tennesseestage.com

Ijams Nature Center: Events

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Category: Classes & workshops, Festivals & special events, Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

July 17, 2017 IJAMS CREATIVE SERIES: Drawing Series- Still Life
July 19, 2017 FAMILY PROGRAM: Family Nature Scramble
July 21, 2017 IJAMS FAMILY WILDLIFE SERIES: Paddle-about with Ijams
July 22, 2017 ANIMAL PROGRAM: Ijams Creature Feature
July 22, 2017 ANIMAL PROGRAM: Ijams Creature Feature
July 23, 2017 ANIMAL PROGRAM: Creature Feature
July 23, 2017 ANIMAL PROGRAM: Ijams Creature Feature
July 23, 2017 IJAMS FAMILY WILDLIFE SERIES: Summer Bug Safari
July 24, 2017 CREATIVE SERIES: Kids Creative Art and Nature Days- Face Mugs (Part 1)
July 24, 2017 IJAMS CREATIVE SERIES: Drawing Series- Plein Air
July 25, 2017 CREATIVE SERIES: Kids Creative Art and Nature Days- Handmade Fossils
July 26, 2017 CREATIVE SERIES: Kids Creative Art and Nature Days- Painting and Planting Class
July 27, 2017 CREATIVE SERIES: Kids Creative Art and Nature Days- Recycled Robots
July 27, 2017 FAMILY PROGRAM: Family Nature Scramble
July 28, 2017 CREATIVE SERIES: Kids Creative Art and Nature Days- Painting of the Face Mugs (Part 2)
July 28, 2017 SPECIAL EVENT: Doggy Date Night
July 29, 2017 IJAMS SANCTUARY SERIES: Sunrise Stretches, and Smoothies
July 29, 2017 ANIMAL PROGRAM: Ijams Creature Feature
July 29, 2017 ANIMAL PROGRAM: Ijams Creature Feature
July 30, 2017 ANIMAL PROGRAM: Creature Feature
July 30, 2017 ANIMAL PROGRAM: Ijams Creature Feature
July 31, 2017 IJAMS CREATIVE SERIES: Drawing Series- Portraiture

More events at http://ijams.org/events/. Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org