by Madison V. Fisler
April 7, 2014. Heritage Hall Theater, located in Mountain City, Tenn. has already begun its 2014 season of theater, music and more, and looks forward to continuing with spectacular entertainment at affordable prices for the community.
Started in 2005, Heritage Hall Theatre has been providing the community with quality entertainment for all ages. The theater itself can hold 388 spectators and is dedicated to presenting a variety of performances as well as hosting numerous community events throughout the year.
As with every year, Heritage Hall Theatre will present a spectacular lineup of plays, musical performances, musicals and more. Check out this season’s billing of great entertainment for the whole family.
Johnson County Community Theater presents Harvey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Mary Chase the weekend of Friday, April 11- Saturday, April 12. This quirky play is $10 in advance/$12 at the door and $5 for students.
Johnson County Talent Show
A great night of entertainment with representation from all 13 grade levels, the seven schools in the Johnson County School System, and the home school community – always a sell out. Please plan to purchase tickets early since so many parents, grandparents, etc. will want good seating. The 9th Annual Johnson County Talent Show will be held Friday April 25 with representatives from all grade levels in the Johnson County School System as well as the homeschooling community. This night of quality entertainment is $6 in advance and $8 at the door.
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Don’t Cry For Me, Margaret Mitchell
Hilarious, irreverent and mostly true. It’s 1939, and David O. Selznick has already begun filming “Gone with the Wind” when he realizes his script is a dud. Only the legendary screenwriter Ben Hecht can save the day, but Hecht has never read the book! Selznick locks himself, Hecht and director Victor Fleming in his office with only bananas and peanuts to eat, and a single mission: help Hecht write a new script in exactly one week. See the outrageous antics that produced one of the classic movies of all time.Heritage Hall will host Barter Theatre’s production of this hilarious play on Tuesday, April 29. Tickets are $15 in advance of $18 at the door.
Johnson County High School Concert
Directed by Lisa Zeggert, the JCHS Show Choir will perform on Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10. Admission to this event is free and seating is open.
The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz comes to the High Country for three nights May 9, 10 and 11 presented by JCHS Players and Johnson County Young Artists. Both the high school students and the young artists are really excited about combining efforts to produce this great American classic musical, complete with the munchkins, monkeys, witches, and of course Dorothy, the Scare Crow, the Tin Man, the Lion, and OZ ‘himself’. There’s also a great message regarding the power of identity and home. This will be great entertainment and enlightenment for the entire family and a great way to support local youth. Tickets to this classic musical will be $10 for adults and $5 for kids.
Kody Norris & The Watauga Mountain Boys
Kody Norris is a deeply-rooted native of Johnson County. Known for his diversity, Kody not only sings, he also plays several instruments including guitar, mandolin, and banjo. He and his band travel around the country to give people a professional show they won’t forget. The have established a hard driving blend of bluegrass music along with a unique lonesome mountain sound. Although young, their sound and stage presence has been rated highly among veteran musicians. This will be Kody’s eighth annual homecoming concert at Heritage Hall and he has a good reputation for giving the audience a great show. Tickets for this diverse bluegrass performance are $10 in advance or $12 at the door and $5 for students and will run on May 17 at 7 p.m.
Be sure to check back for the listing for summer shows coming up after the spring lineup. For more information or to purchase tickets call (423) 727-7444 or visit the Heritage Hall Theater website here.