The Town of Signal Mountain Public Works Department announced changes to the town garbage pickup, recycling center hours and more. Listed below are the affected schedules:
Mark your calendar now for the heartwarming story of “A Christmas Carol,” an original ballet by Barry VanCura. Mr. VanCura’s ballet was first staged in 1997 and is one of few ballet adaptations of “A Christmas Carol.” In 2005, the work was filmed by WTCI and aired both locally and nationally during the holiday season. This year Executive/Artistic Director Anna Baker-VanCura brings the ballet to stage again for the Chattanooga audience.
“A Christmas Carol” will feature Board Treasurer Andrew Bewley of Chickasaw Capital Management as Ebenezer Scrooge. Guest artist Jere Hunt, company dancer with Rioult New York City, will perform Bob Cratchit. Ballet Tennessee professional dancer Hannah Locke is leading dancer as Gwendoline Cratchit. Miss Locke performed with the corps de ballet in the 2003, 2004 and 2005 performances when the ballet was previously staged. Julia Sanford performs the role of Belle, formerly danced by Anna Baker-VanCura. Mrs. Sanford also performed various roles in each of the 2003, 2004 and 2005 productions. Ballet Tennessee faculty member and community artist Lindsay Pierce joins the cast as Jacob Marley. Leading roles for the Ghosts of Christmas are performed by Ballet Tennessee company dancers Annabel Long asChristmas Past (Baylor School), LaJeromeny Brown, (CCA), Chyna Clark (CCA) and Keely Hein (Notre Dame High School) as Christmas Present, Lydia Barnett (Ivy Academy) and Lindsay Pierce as Christmas Future.
Through carols, vocal and instrumental, Charles Dickens’ classic tale comes to life. Mr. VanCura chose Franz Shubert’s music to connect scenes and guide the atmospheric changes through the exuberant London scenes where shopkeepers and families ready for the holiday. Carols gently sung take the audience back in time to visit a younger Scrooge still in school. Between Christmas Past and Present, “Humbugs” disturb Ebenezer Scrooge from his sleep, taking over his precious bedroom. As his journey continues with sorrows of poverty, sickness and death, all possible both in the present and future, the music and dance guide us through his journey. Ebenezer Scrooge and the audience arrive at the conclusion of the story stronger, more vibrant and filled with the joy of giving.
Join Ballet Tennessee this December for a brilliant family holiday experience. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, December 1. Call the UTC Fine Arts Center at (423) 425-4269. Tickets for children and seniors are $17; adult tickets are $19.
Due to unforeseen problems in the auditorium of the Mountain Arts Community Center (MACC), this winter’s Signal Mountain Playhouse production of "The Game's Afoot" by Ken Ludwig, has been cancelled. The auditions scheduled for December 15 and 17 will also not take place.
The Playhouse investigated other venues on the mountain for the production, but due to set specifications, acoustics, parking and other factors, decided to cancel for winter 2016. The organization very much appreciates the cooperation of the several facilities that were considered and applauds the community-spirited nature of those in charge of these venues.
Now, the Playhouse is looking forward to summer of 2016 for "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," the rollicking musical about everyone’s favorite flying car. Please check the May issue of the Signal Mountain Mirror for information about auditions for this lighthearted show that will be staged at the newly renovated amphitheater on the corner of Rolling Way and James Boulevard. Playhouse favorite Allan Ledford will direct.
The Signal Mountain Town Council's regular council meeting will be held Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall.
The agenda includes: a hearing of the Beer Board; an update on the Public Works Facility; consideration of six resolutions; a public hearing about liquor stores in the highway commercial zone; a vote on two ordinances; discussion; and a time for citizens to address the council. To see the full agenda, download it here (pdf).
All citizens are invited to attend.
The Muse of Fire Project presents its fall performances Friday, December 11 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 12 at 3 and 7 p.m. All shows will be in the theatre of the Chattanooga Downtown Library at 1001 Broad St. in Chattanooga.
The Muse of Fire Project (TMOFP) is a free, one-of-a-kind after-school program, headed up by Lookout Mountain native Kate Forbes Dallimore, that provides the opportunity for children all over Chattanooga to write their own plays and work with a diverse group of local actors and musicians to create live theater productions that are presented at the Chattanooga Public Library every spring and fall.
Now in its fifth year, TMOFP is an extraordinary opportunity for children from varied and often underserved neighborhoods, to experience their value as individuals and attain a sense of efficacy. The glorious result for participants and audiences alike is an evening of remarkably wonderful, funny and unique stories dramatized in a way that illustrates how children see the world! This program is an exciting and positive collaboration between children and adults that connects communities through the power of storytelling in the theater.
Admission is a suggested $10 donation to The Muse of Fire Project at the door on the night of the performance. Doors will open 30 minutes in advance. Reservations are strongly suggested as space is limited. You may reserve your seats by emailing your name, number of attendees, and night of performance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Large group reservations must be handled individually and depend on availability.
For more information, contact Lisa Crowder at 322-7615.