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Roane State Presents - Performing and Visual Arts

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To our arts patrons. We are trying to go green and save a tree or two. If you would like to receive an electronic version of the Roane State Presents Performing and Visual Arts mailer, please sign up. It will be a pdf file that you can print from home and forward to friends and family.

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Note: All performances subject to change. Check website periodically for updated information.

For tickets or information call the phone number listed by each event. Roane State provides the venue for each event but is not necessarily the sponsoring entity.

Humanities Division Events

Music Department Events 2017-2018

Music Department Alumni Concert

Saturday, March 24, 2018
7:00 pm
O’Brien Theatre
Donations accepted at the door

What began with a celebration of RSCC’s 40th anniversary has turned into an annual showcase of RSCC Music Department alumni talent and achievement! Alumni Celebration Singers, Concert Choir, Jazz Band, and soloists perform, the 2018 Virtual project debuts, and Outstanding Music Department Alumni are awarded!

Sophomore Recital

Sunday, April 15, 2018
2pm—Makayla Kyle & Almeta Beall
4pm—Olivia Parker, Elana Douglas, & Tori Duncan
7pm—Clayton Scarborough
Princess Theatre
Free to the public

Sophomore music students present a solo program of music studied while at Roane State.

Solo Class Final Recital

Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:00 pm
O’Brien Theatre
Free to the public

RSCC music students from multiple campuses combine to perform a program of solo and small ensemble selections.

Music Department Vocal Showcase

Friday, April 27, 2018
7:00 pm
O’Brien Theatre
Donations accepted at the door

RSCC Celebration Singers and Concert Choir join with Harriman and Rockwood High School choir students and director Justin Jenkins to present a concert of eclectic vocal music!

Music Department Instrumental Showcase

Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:00 pm
O’Brien Theatre
Donations accepted at the door

RSCC Jazz Band, Bluegrass Band, Stage Band, and guests present a program of varied instrumental music.

RSCC Music Department Scholarship Auditions

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Session 1 - 1:00-4:00 pm
Session 2 - 5:00-8:00 pm
Roane County Campus, Room O-128

All prospective, incoming, and current RSCC students are invited to audition! Awards apply to Music Department ensembles and vary in size and commitment. Check out for links to more details!

Theatre Department Events 2017-2018

Crimes of the Heart
by Beth Henley

Friday, April 13 & 20, 2018
7:00 pm
Saturday, April 14 & 21, 2018
7:00 pm
Sunday, April 15 & 22, 2018
2:00 pm
O'Brien Theatre
Tickets: Students, Seniors & Staff $5; General Admission $10

Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Award, Crimes of the Heart is a warm-hearted, irreverent, zany and brilliantly imaginative play that teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions.

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.


Community Events

Concert: 100 Years of American Music
Roane Choral Society

Saturday, March 17, 2018
7:00 pm
Princess Theatre
General admission, donations encouraged
Suggested donation: $15

Travel through time as we explore the relationship between our recent history and song. Roane Choral Society will be joined by the winners of our Music in Education Grants as we sing music from each decade and highlight important events beginning with the 1900s.

Movie Night
Passion of the Christ

Friday, March 30, 2018
7:00 pm
Princess Theatre

Movie Night is sponsored by the Princess Theatre Foundation and area churches

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Ultimate Elvis Tribute by David Lee

David Lee, from Birmingham, Alabama, is respected around the world as one of the most authentic, respectful, and professional Elvis entertainers. Performing his tribute since 1995, David Lee has won multiple awards, including the coveted “World Champion, International Images of the King.” Save the date and don’t miss out!

Sunday, April 8, 2018
Doors open at 2:00 pm
Show begins at 3:00 pm
Tickets: Reserved: $25. General admission: $18.
For tickets, call 205-266-3030
Online tickets:

O'Brien Art Gallery Schedule

For specific dates and updates to exhibits please visit

Or contact:
Bryan Wilkerson
Associate Professor of Art and Design and gallery director
(865) 882-4649

Contact: Malinda Yager • (865) 354-3000 ext. 4710 •

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