Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts Franklin NC
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Shrek, the Broadway Musical
Musical Shrek the Broadway Musical Franklin NCDates: July 31-August 1, 2015 - Performance Schedule
Ticket Prices: $12, $17 - Buy Tickets

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs and a sidesplitting story. "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek..." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero and luckily, there's one on hand... his name is Shrek.

Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company


Charlie Daniels Band
Concert Charlie Daniels Band Franklin NCDate: August 8, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $40, $45, $50 - Buy Tickets

The legendary fiddler, guitarist, and singer Charlie Daniels has been performing for half a century. The Wilmington, NC native has played and recorded with the likes of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Marshall Tucker Band, Hank Williams, Jr., Leonard Cohen, Pete Seeger, and Ringo Starr. His song, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," won Daniels a Grammy for the Best Country vocal performance in 1979, and for several generations of Southerners, his popular hits, "Long Haired Country Boy," and "The South's Gonna Do It Again," are anthems to regional pride.

Village People
Concert Village People Franklin NCDate: August 14, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $28, $32 - Buy Tickets

Recipients of a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the one-of-a-kind Village People is synonymous with dance music. Their impact on music has earned them the title "Kings of Disco" and they have sold more than 100 million recordings worldwide. These six talented men take all the musical hits of their spectacular career and combine them with energetic choreography and outrageous fun. Their music provides entertainment for all and will have you singing & dancing the entire night!

Marty Stuart & Connie Smith
Concert Marty Stuart Connie Smith Franklin NCDate: August 29, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $32, $35, $39 - Buy Tickets

The gospel-singing, bluegrass-playing, "Hillbilly Rock" making superstar, Marty Stuart, is a four-time Grammy winner and a platinum recording artist. Widely recognized as one of the most important roots musicians in America, Marty possesses a showman's zest for every conceivable flavor of country music. Hits include "Tempted" and "This One's Gonna Hurt You." Marty continues to delight audiences across the country with his weekly television hit, The Marty Stuart Show, on RFD-TV.Connie Smith has been influencing country music's top artists for decades with her fervent joy in singing and her love for the emotional and physical act of letting loose a great song, all of which is as evident on her recordings as it is in front of audiences at the Grand Ole Opry, on RFD TV's weekly The Marty Stuart Show, or on the road. In 2012, Connie received the field's highest honor, induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Steven Curtis Chapman
Concert Steven Curtis Chapman Franklin NCDate: September 5, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $25, $30, $35 - Buy Tickets

Steven Curtis Chapman is a name that anyone and everyone who listens to Christian music knows. After starting his career in the late 1980s as a singer-songwriter of contemporary Christian music, Chapman has since been recognized as one of the most prolific singers in the genre, releasing over 20 albums. Chapman has also won five Grammy awards and 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, more than any other artist in history. His seven "Artist of the Year" Dove Awards, are also an industry record. Chapman has sold more than 10 million albums and has eight certified Gold or Platinum albums, including The Glorious Unfolding, Deep Roots, and This Moment. When asked about his many accomplishments, Chapman's response continues to honor his foundation of faith, I'm very, very grateful to be given the opportunity to make music and share the things that I feel like God has entrusted to me."

Spice Up Your Marriage Date Night Event by Heart for Familes
Special Event Spice Up Your Marriage Date Night Event by Heart for Familes Franklin NCDate: September 10, 2015
Show Time: 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: $22.50 - Buy Tickets

Heart for Families is hosting a three-hour date-night event featuring nationally-known individuals to encourage marriages. Beginning with a time of praise and worship lead by Michael O'Brien, former lead singer of Newsong, and continuing with the teachings of Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the top selling book, "The Five Love Languages," this relationship event will offer practical applications based on life experiences by showing simple and easy ways to communicate love. In addition to Dr. Chapman, Jeff and Debbie McElroy will share their heart for families through humor and words of wisdom they have gained during the last 25 years of speaking to audiences across the USA.

Stars of Center Stage Talent Competition
Special Event Stars of Center Stage Talent Competition Franklin NCDate: September 12, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $10 - Buy Tickets

Ever wanted to show off? Here's your chance! The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present Stars of Center Stage, a local talent competition open to singers, dancers, musicians, variety acts and more. Experience the magic of the spot light while the audience votes for their favorite act and the winner of a cash prize. Check out the theater website for more information about auditions and your chance to be the star of center stage for a night!

AUDITIONS- Monday, August 17. Registration begins at 6:00pm. All acts should be no more than 2 minutes, 30 seconds in length and should take no more than 1 minute of "set up" time. Acts chosen to move on to the Sept 12 competition may be up to 3 minutes in length.


The Isaacs
Concert The Isaacs Franklin NCDate: September 18, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $15, $18, $20 - Buy Tickets

The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group, features mother Lily Isaacs, and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel.They perform frequently at the Grand Ole Opry, are active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos. Throughout the year, they often perform to welcoming fans in countries such as South Africa, Norway, Holland, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Canada and many more. The Isaacs have won over 7 Doves in various categories and have had several Grammy nominations in their career. They feel blessed to be able to spread the message of grace through song and story.

Travis Tritt
Concert Travis Tritt Franklin NCDate: October 2, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $35, $45, $55 - Buy Tickets

The highly abbreviated Tritt timeline has the young Georgian incorporating lifelong influences in Southern Rock, blues and gospel into his country during a honky-tonk apprenticeship that led him to Warner Bros. His 1990 debut Country Club and its succession of hits put him in the vanguard of the genre's early '90s boom. At the same time, his conspicuous lack of a cowboy hat and musical aggressiveness set him apart. The next eight albums and scores of hit singles led him to amass more than 25 million in career album sales, two Grammys, three CMA Awards and a devoted fan base that filled venues coast-to-coast.

An Evening with Jeanne Robertson
Special Event An Evening with Jeanne Robertson Franklin NCDate: October 17, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $20, $25, $27 - Buy Tickets

Jeanne Robertson reached her 6'2" stature at age thirteen. Perhaps it was an indication of a future speaking career that would soar to great heights, including being crowned Miss North Carolina in 1963. After receiving her degree at Auburn University and teaching physical education in high school and college, Jeanne entered into professional speaking full time and the result was nothing short of comedic gold. Jeanne has produced seven humor DVDs and CDs and written three books on humor which illustrate her comedic philosophy. She can also be heard on SiriusXM Satellite Radio's Family Comedy and Blue Collar Comedy channels. While Jeanne enjoys making people laugh, she views the role of a humorist as more than eliciting laughter. As audiences are holding their sides and wiping tears from their faces, she makes her point clear: "It ain't over 'til the tall lady speaks."

Josh Turner
Concert Josh Turner Franklin NCDate: October 23, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $45, $50, $55 - Buy Tickets

As a family man, a philanthropist, a devoted Christian, and a passionate sports fan, you might say Josh Turner's commitments run as deep as his voice. Of course, he's also a double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter and disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to up-and-coming artists and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. All of those layers construct Josh's knockout style of bluegrass-influenced barnburners, lonesome laments, and the slow and steady love ballads on which Josh's trademark baritone excels. With such number one hits as "Why Don't We Just Dance" and "All Over Me," Josh's range exhibits, in both his voice and his songwriting, creative maturity well beyond that of a young, country boy telling stories through his music, lyrics and performance.

The Addams Family Musical
Musical The Addams Family Musical Franklin NCDates: November 6, 7, 13 & 14, 2015 - Performance Schedule
Ticket Prices: $12, $17 - Buy Tickets

The Addams Family Musical features a brand new original story based on the beloved comic strip created by Charles Addams and includes appearanaces by Gomez, his lovely Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Wednesday, Pugsly, Grandma Addams and more. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents. Hilarious fun ensues and laughs are non-stop when these two unlikely families finally meet and suffer from a the mischeif of Wednesday's brother, Pugsly and a magic potion created by Grandma and Uncle Fester that falls into the wrong cup... and you thought your family was weird? Cooky, spooky and just plain fun!

Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

Event Sponsor:
Macon Funeral Home

Lysa Terkeurst
Special Event Lysa Terkeurst Franklin NCDate: November 20, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $15, $20, $25 - Buy Tickets

Lysa Terkeurst is a New York Times bestselling author and speaker who helps everyday women live an adventure of faith through following Jesus Christ. As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa has led thousands to make their walk with God an invigorating journey. For over 15 years, her message has enabled women to: Make the Bible come alive whenever you read it, discover how to develop inner peace and security in any situation, replace doubt, regret, and envy with truth, confidence, and praise and stop unhealthy cycles of striving and learn to love who you are while sensing God's responding to your prayers. Lysa's amazing story has led to appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The 700 Club, USA Today newspaper, Woman's Day magazine, and Focus on the Family radio.

Dailey & Vincent: The Spirit of Christmas Tour
Concert Dailey Vincent The Spirit of Christmas Tour Franklin NCDate: December 5, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $18, $23 - On Sale: 8/3/2015
9:00 AM

In 2008, James Dailey and Darrin Vincent became the most heralded new act in bluegrass with their debut album "Dailey & Vincent." That same year, the group took home seven awards at the 2008 International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year. Bluegrass musicians through and through, these "Brothers from Different Mothers" have found the closest thing to brotherhood- a true musical partnership. Join Dailey and Vincent as they celebrate the sounds of the Christmas season, bluegrass style.

Raleigh Ringers Christmas Celebration
Concert Raleigh Ringers Christmas Celebration Franklin NCDate: December 6, 2015
Show Time: 4:00pm
Ticket Prices: $17 - On Sale: 8/3/2015
9:00 AM

Celebrate the Christmas season with the Raleigh Ringers, an internationally acclaimed concert handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since its founding in 1990, The Raleigh Ringers has been dazzling audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock 'n' roll tunes arranged just for handbells. Under the direction of David M. Harris, The Raleigh Ringers has performed in 39 US States and the District of Columbia, in several cities in France, in Canada, live on the nationally syndicated "Bob and Tom Show" radio show, and on the "Hour of Power" at the Crystal Cathedral in California. Noted particularly for their creative, artistic interpretation, The Raleigh Ringers have established themselves as America's premiere professional ensemble.

It's a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play
Play Its a Wonderful Life a Live Radio Play Franklin NCDate: December 11, 2015
Ticket Prices: $12 - On Sale: 8/3/2015
9:00 AM

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Event Sponsor:
Kurti Orthodontics

Christmas with The Lettermen
Concert Christmas with The Lettermen Franklin NCDate: December 12, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $23, $25, $28 - On Sale: 8/3/2015
9:00 AM

This Christmas, enjoy the harmonies and sounds of The Lettermen with your friends and family. With 18 Gold Albums and scores of top singles, including their first hit "The Way You Look Tonight," The Lettermen's popularity has endured the test of time celebrating over 100,000 sold-out performances. Look forward to many of their hits, including "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" and "I Only Have Eyes for You" as well as traditional Christmas favorites. The Lettermen have been creating musical memories for 50 years and will help you make a memory of your own this Christmas.

It's a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play
Play Its a Wonderful Life a Live Radio Play Franklin NCDate: December 18, 2015
Ticket Prices: $12 - On Sale: 8/3/2015
9:00 AM

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Event Sponsor:
Kurti Orthodontics

Rockapella
Concert Rockapella Franklin NCDate: December 19, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $20, $25 - On Sale: 8/3/2015
9:00 AM

As one of the progenitors of the astonishing full-band sound of "contemporary" a cappella, Rockapella has shown every audience the raw power of pure vocal talent and originality. "There's nothing between us and the audience- it's very human music - with nothing missing," says Rockapella's human beatbox, Jeff Thacher. No instruments, no tracks, no mirrors- just total entertainment. They've become one of the world's most sophisticated, lasting, and imitated vocal groups around today. Since the early '90's when they first achieved national television fame on PBS's Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?, they've toured the globe and provided a funky powerful soundtrack to several generations of vocal music fans, while keeping it all fresh along the way. With buckets of catchy original pop songs, and complete contemporary revisions of sparkling Motown, pop, and soul classics, this group has always been the one to watch. Now they're better than ever with this one-of-a-kind Christmas show.



































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