Full-House Applauds Changes At Center for the Arts

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"Newsies" cast members (L-R) Andrew Hansen and Wil Hansen greeted patrons at the door.
CFA Executive Director Patience Long
CFA Director of Education Denise Parton
Zakiyah Lamb and Zach Dame (theatre Inspires poetry duo)
CFA Artistic Director Mark Williams
An excerpt from "Newsies"
(L-R) Jude Williams, Andrew Hansen (Newsies) Bethany True, Shanda Perkins (Steel Magnolias)
(L-R) Alexius Frost and George Downer from the musical thriller "Sweeney Todd"
Sam Downer from he musical comedy "Spelling Bee".
Nate Paul from the musical comedy "The Producers"
Jaiden McAdoo from "The Wiz"
(L-R) Sarah Tuverson and Payton McCarthy from "The Fantasticks"
(L-R) Mark Williams and Katie Boothe
16-year old Sarah Tuverson with excerpt from the student version of "Les Miserables"
(L-R) George Downer portrays Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", and Shanda Perkins looks on.
(L-R) Jeffrey Ellis, Lisa McLaurin, and Mara Smotherman
(L-R) Corey Shadd and Mark Williams
Payton McCarthy with excerpt from "Last Five Years"
(L-R) Estella Williams, Quantavius Rankins, Jake Sloan, Sarah Tuverson, Wil Hansen, Hannah Mansfield, Benjamin Hansen, Aurora Boe, Callum Ammons, Kendall Plunk, Jakholbi Murry, Zakiyah Lamb perform "Footloose"
(L-R) Actor Quantavius Rankins and CFR Board Member Dr. Gloria Bonner

The Center for the Arts in uptown Murfreesboro held its "2019 Season Reveal" at 7:00 o'clock Saturday night (8/4/2018). Champagne was enjoyed by many as you walked into the theatre.


The attending full-hose applauded the three major changes presented by the facilities' Executive Director Patience Long . . .


The cast of "Steel Magnolias", the next prodction, creatively hosted the evening, as talent from the 2019 season featured highlights from coming plays. By the way, Steel Magnolias runs August 10 through 19, 2018.

CFA's 2019 Season

  1. Disney's Broadway musical "Newsies", January 11-27, 2019.
  2. "Sense and Sensibility", February" 8-17, 2019.
  3. Mel Brook's hilarious "The Producers", also known as "Springtime for Hitler", runs March 22-April 7, 2019.
  4. The story of an older set of unique "Calendar Girls", May 17-26, 2019.
  5. The fabulous "Footloose", June 7-23, 2019.
  6. A rip down the Yellow Brick Road on "The Wiz", July 5, 21, 2019.
  7. A visit to "The Secret Garden", August 23-September 8, 2019.
  8. "Shakespeare in Love", September 20-29, 2019.
  9. The musical killer thriller "Sweeney Todd", October 11-27, 2019.
  10. Broadway's "The Fantasticks", November 8-24, 2019.
  11. Charles Dicken's holiday classic "A Christmas Carol", December 6-22, 2019.

CFA Bonus Productions

  1. The wonderful musical "Les Miserables" with a total cast of young students, March 1-10, 2019. From the presentation of the beautiful song "I Have Dreamed", sung by a talented 16-year old actress, this will be a must see show for 2019.
  2. The off Broadway hit musical "Spelling Bee", April 26-May 5, 2019.
  3. "Last Five Years", August 2-11, 2019.

CFA's 3 Major Changes

Again, the full-house cheered with approval when Center for the Arts Executive Director Patience Long announced three major changes at the Murfreesboro facility.

After November 2, 2018, season ticket holders can use an assigned pass code and reserve specific seats on-line, over the phone or at the box office.

This new pass code allows regular patrons to purchase tickets two-weeks before it is open to the general public.

CFA's new benefits for season ticket holders also includes the ability to fill-out a calendar and marking the date you wish to attend and reserving your specific seat (if it is available).

And of course the big surprise was offering beer during intermission starting with the new season.

The Center for the Arts is at 110 West College Street in the historic district of downtown Murfreesboro. For more information, phone 615-904-ARTS (2787) or e-mail officemanager@boroarts.org.

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