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O'Brien Theatre Location & Directions


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 2016-2017

Music Department Faculty Recital

Sunday, January 29, 2017

3:00 pm

Princess Theatre

Free to the public

RSCC Music Department faculty performs solo and small ensemble works from Classical and Jazz to original compositions.


Mardi Gras Masquerade

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

5:00-7:00 pm

Princess Theatre

$15 per person / $25 per couple

Join the festivities as the RSCC Music Department celebrates New Orleans style!  Local restaurants and community members compete in a gumbo cook-off with winners decided by the tasting of the crowd, RSCC musicians provide entertainment, and a costume contest and games round out an evening of fun! 


Solo Class Midterm Recital

Thursday, March 2, 2017

5:00-6:00 pm

O’Brien Theatre Lobby

Free to the public

Roane State student soloists perform a variety of vocal and instrumental works.


Music Department Alumni Concert

Saturday, April 1, 2017

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 2017 Virtual project debuts, and Outstanding Music Department Alumni are awarded! 


Sophomore Recital

Sunday, April 9, 2017

3:00 pm

Princess Theatre

Free to the public

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


Combined Solo Class Final Recital

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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 28, 2017

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 29, 2017

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

Friday, May 5, 2017

2:00-5:00 pm

Saturday, May 6, 2017

2:00-5:00 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!

Combined Music Department and RSCC Playmakers Event

Lionel Bart's Oliver!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

7:00 pm

Sunday, April 23, 2017

2:00 pm

O’Brien Theatre

Ticket price TBA

The award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens' novel springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and songs to ever hit the stage.

Community Events

Jason Eskridge Christmas at the Princess

December 9, 2016 at 8 PM

Jason Eskridge invites you to CHRISTMAS at the PRINCESS.
Sponsored by the Greenwood School Education Fund. Jason Eskridge has local roots, but his talent is widely known. He and his band frequently perform in Nashville and other top billing venues. We cordially invite you to an evening of live music and entertainment as we raise funds for a good cause and celebrate the season.

Friday, December 9, 2016
7 PM Doors Open
8-10 PM Concert
Tickets available at the door or online.
$12 per person, with group discounts available.

Click here for advanced tickets.

Roane Choral Concert

December 10, 2016 at 7 PM

Appalachian Christmas

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Princess Theatre, Harriman

We celebrate the holiday season with an exciting concert presenting Nashville artists, the Michael and Jennifer McLain Band, featuring Dan Kelly. Their fresh approach to bluegrass will complement Roane Choral Society’s presentation of traditional Appalachian carols. Enjoy the Historic Harriman Christmas Home Tour before meeting us at the Princess Theatre for a memorable performance. See for more information on the McLains!

Movie Night — A Christmas Story

December 15, 2016 at 7 PM

The Foundation for the Princess Theatre presents Movie Night, with a holiday comedy, “A Christmas Story” (rated PG, 1983). The relentless pursuit of a Red Ryder B.B. gun in the 1940’s becomes a near obsession for young Ralphie. In time, the innocence of childhood, the laugh-out-loud chuckles of his antics, and the spirit of Christmas all blend together for a bittersweet and genuinely funny film that can be enjoyed year after year.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7 PM
Free admission; donations kindly accepted.

*IMDB Parental Cautions: one mild sexual reference; mild profanity; brief imagery of alcohol and tobacco usage. Generally advised for those 8 and above.

Movie Night — White Christmas

December 16, 2016 at 7 PM

Please join us for a family friendly evening watching a Christmas classic with picturesque scenes and beautiful music scores — White Christmas (1954, Rated G). Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney. Sponsored by the RSCC Arts and Lectures Committee.

General admission, free to the public.
Donations kindly appreciated.
Concessions available (cash only). Popcorn, sodas, bottled water.

Friday, December 16 at 7 PM

The Babahatchie Band Concert

December, 17 2016 at 7 PM

The Foundation for the Princess Theatre would like to warmly welcome you to their sponsoring of the annual Babahatchie Community Band December Concert! If you’re new to their music, the word “Babahatchie” is a Native American name for the local Emory River in Harriman and means “babbling waters.” The many musicians who participate in the Babahatchie Band are all talented local musical artists who passionately enjoy bringing beautiful music to our community. From popular classics to show tunes to brass band music, their music is beloved by many, year after year.

Please join us!

Saturday, December 17 at 7 PM
Princess Theatre

Movie Night — It's a Wonderful Life

December 22, 2016 at 7 PM

For many people, the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” is synonymous with the holiday season and Christmas. Please accept the warm and sincere invitation of the Foundation for the Princess Theatre to a free viewing of this timeless and much beloved movie, starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore. This movie by Frank Capra (1946; rated PG*), is set at the holidays on Christmas Eve and portrays the black-and-white classic story of what family, dedication, and purpose in life really mean.

Princess Theatre
Thursday December 22 at 7 PM
General admission, free.
Concessions available — soda, popcorn, and bottled water. (cash only, please)
Donations graciously appreciated for those who can.

*Parent’s guide from IMDB: brief kissing, mild and brief suggestive violence, portrayal of alcohol and tobacco, and one character struggles to avoid drowning.

Dr. Eric Littleton Christmas Concert

December 23, 2016 at 7 PM

The Foundation for the Princess Theatre proudly announces their annual Christmas concert featuring Dr. Eric J. Littleton, pianist and performer. His event this year promises to be just as wonderful and entertaining as last year’s. Dr. Littleton’s talent is a must-see and many local fans look forward each year to this special evening listening to beautiful music and interacting with a local gentleman who is both charming and genuine. If you’ve never attended, mark your calendar and make a special effort. This is a magical evening for the entire family.

Princess Theatre
Dr. Littleton’s Christmas Concert
December 23, 2016 at 7 PM

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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