Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts Franklin NC
Once Upon A Christmas
Musical Once Upon A Christmas Franklin NCDates: December 19-20, 2014 - Performance Schedule
Ticket Prices: $10 - Buy Tickets

ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS: A DECEMBER PRAYEROnce Upon a Christmas is a musical celebration of song, dance and story which brings to life many of the traditions of the joyous holiday season. With over 100 performers and crew, this live stage show will remind us all that the true spirit of Christmas comes from faith, family and the wonderful memories of years past. Presented by Betsy's School of Dance and the Overlook Theatre Company.

Movie: Miracle on 34st Street
Movie Movie Miracle on 34st Street Franklin NCDate: December 21, 2014
Show Time: 4:00pm
Ticket Prices: $5 - Sold at door

When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

Movie: Elf
Movie Movie Elf Franklin NCDate: December 22, 2014
Show Time: 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: $5 - Sold at door

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Movie: Polar Express 3D
Movie Movie Polar Express 3D Franklin NCDate: December 23, 2014
Show Time: 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: $5 - Sold at door

On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus' home.

2015 Season

The Sock Hops
Concert The Sock Hops Franklin NCDate: January 17, 2015
Show Time: 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: $15 - Buy Tickets

Let's kick the season off with a drive down memory lane as The Sock Hops perform hits from all your favorite songs of the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Specializing in four-part harmonies, The Sock Hops will have you singing along as they bring all the great classic hits to the stage, including "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" "At the Hop," "Sherry," "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," and "Come Go With Me."

Wynonna and Friends
Concert Wynonna and Friends Franklin NCDate: January 24, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $42, $47, $52 - Buy Tickets

Drawing on her nearly 30 years of experience as a country music megastar, Wynonna's career has always revolved around telling stories. Whether she's using her rich, commanding voice to sing one of her countless hits or sitting down for a bold, sincere television appearance, Wynonna always gets her point across with unflinching honesty and wisdom gained over the course of her very public life. A five-time GRAMMY winner and New York Times bestselling author, Wynonna has been at work recording her eighth studio album, the latest in a string of hit records that started with her quintuple platinum 1992 solo debut, Wynonna.

Cafe String Quartet and Friends
Concert Cafe String Quartet and Friends Franklin NCDate: January 31, 2015
Show Time: 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: $14 - Buy Tickets

Enjoy an evening of classical, pop, jazz, Broadway and more as the Cafe String Quartet bring their unique perspective of performance and storytelling in a salute to love songs. Each quartet member draws from a rich professional history of training and study as well as eclectic performance experiences. The Cafe String Quartet not only provides an evening of entertainment, but enlightens, engages and educates each audience member with a greater appreciation of music as an art.

Frankie Avalon
Concert Frankie Avalon Franklin NCDate: February 13, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $35, $40, $45 - Buy Tickets

Frankie Avalon has had a career that spans three generations of music, television and motion pictures, including an iconic cameo as the Teen Angel in the motion picture musical, Grease. With a long string of Gold Record Million-Seller singles and albums, Frankie's music became one of the defining sounds of the Pre-Beatles Rock and Roll and was honored with an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Although it would take many pages to cover, even briefly, the multiple and varied entertainment world accomplishments of Frankie Avalon, he is proud to be known as a musician, actor and most of all, a family man.

Mark Lowry and The Martins
Concert Mark Lowry and The Martins Franklin NCDate: March 6, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $20, $25, $30 - Buy Tickets

It's been talked about for years and is now finally coming to pass. Gospel music legends Mark Lowry and The Martins will hit the road together with their Music & Madness tour. The history between Mark and sibling trio Joyce, Jonathan and Judy Martin spans more than two decades and can be traced back to a cassette tape The Martins gave him at a national convention in 1992. Mark and fellow Gaither Vocal Band-mate Michael English were so impressed, they insisted Gloria Gaither listen to an impromptu audition of the group. Gloria then told husband Bill and the rest is history as the Gaithers helped introduce The Martins to the world.

Disney's Aristocats Kids - A Puuuurfectly Fantastical Musical
Musical Disneys Aristocats Kids A Puuuurfectly Fantastical Musical Franklin NCDates: March 27-28, 2015 - Performance Schedule
Ticket Prices: $12 - Buy Tickets

What's a cat to do? In Disney's The Aristocats, Madame's jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. Luckily, Thomas O'Malley and his rag-tag bunch of alley cats come to their rescue! This feline adventure, based on the Disney film, is sure to get audiences tapping their feet to its upbeat, jazzy score that includes the Disney favorites "The Aristocats," "Scales and Arpeggios" and "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat."

Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company

The Collingsworth Family
Concert The Collingsworth Family Franklin NCDate: May 23, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $15, $20, $25 - On Sale: 2/2/2015
9:00 AM

Excitement, spiritual anointing, family-emphasis, and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you step across the threshold of the auditorium for an Evening of Family Worship and Praise with The Collingsworth Family. Since their first engagement together as musicians for a church camp in Petersburg, Michigan in August, 1986 until now, the ministry God has given Phil & Kim has expanded and flourished until it is a full-time livelihood that involves their entire family.

Ricky Skaggs
Concert Ricky Skaggs Franklin NCDate: July 3, 2015
Show Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $25, $30, $35 - On Sale: 2/2/2015
9:00 AM

A life full of music is the story of Ricky Skaggs. By age 21, he was already considered a "recognized master" of one of America's most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music. His life's path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact. Ricky is a 14-time Grammy Award winner and continues to do his part to lead the recent revival in Bluegrass music.

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