He’s one of the most admired and dynamic performers to ever grace the Playhouse stage, and for the first time ever, Jason Ross appears in concert sharing his favorite songs and stories! The concert is March 28, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 & $12.50. Call the box office for details, or order online.

The Wizard of Oz extended through March 6!

The Wizard of Oz

Extended through March 6!
Director Weslie Webster’s smash-hit production of The Wizard of Oz has been held over due to the recent ice storm, with added performances for cancelled shows and the general public at 2:30 and 7:30pm on Friday, March 6

There are still a few seats remaining, but you'll need to call soon. These performances will likely sell out quickly!


The most beloved tale of all time comes to life on the Mainstage when Dorothy and her three friends trot delightfully and tunefully down that fabled road of yellow brick in The Wizard of Oz.

The role of Dorothy is shared by young actors Emery Smith and Ellie Burnett, whose photos rotate above. In the animated photo above, Emery looks to the reader's right, Ellie looks to the reader's left.

After a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of OZ, young Dorothy Gale teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion to find the mighty Wizard of Oz who can send her home.

Along the way, they must avoid the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the West, who is trying to steal the mysterious magic slippers that once belonged to her evil sister but are now on Dorothy's feet.

Dorothy eventually learns just how magical friendship can be and how wonderful it can feel to go home again.

Directed by Weslie Webster.

January 31 - February 21
Rated G

Ticket Prices:
$18 Adults
$16 Seniors
$14 Groups
$ 9 Students

Sponsored by:
Gernt Insurance
Grange Insurance

Choose your seats and order your tickets online, or call the Playhouse Box Office today
at 931-484-5000.

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Southern Fried Funeral previews tonight, February 27

Southern Fried Funeral

PREVIEWS tonight, February 27
Due to the recent, severe weather and power outages, tonights performance is a preview, with the offical opening tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 28


Who knew Southern Fried could be so good for you?

Dewey Frye is dead and his wife Dorothy is left behind trying to pick up the pieces and hold her family together.

Her daughters are at each other's throats, Ozella Meeks from the SonShine committee at the Church is trying to take over the funeral, and Dewey's older brother is trying to take her house.

Funerals bring out the best, the worst and the funniest in people and the Frye family is no exception.

A big-hearted comedy about family, Southern-Style, stars a who's who of Playhouse favorites, including Carol Irvin, Weslie Webster, Lauren Marshall, Britt Hancock, Jason Ross, Patty Payne, Daniel Black, Bobby Taylor and is directed by Bryce McDonald.

If you loved "Dearly Departed," "The Foreigner," and "Steel Magnolias," this hilarious comedy is the show for you!

February 27 - April 17
Rated PG

Ticket Prices:
$25 Adults
$23 Seniors
$21 Groups
$12 Students

Sponsored by:
The Beef & Barrel
The Blind Zebra Sports Bar & Grill
Red's Ale House

Choose your seats and order your tickets online, or call the Playhouse Box Office today
at 931-484-5000.

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Barbara's Blue Kitchen opens our 50th season!

Barbara's Blue Kitchen, playing now through March 21

Now playing!
Set in a small town just outside of Nashville, Barbara's Blue Kitchen is a slice-of-life comedic play with music, a genuine look into the hearts of everyday people.

As the proprietor, Barbara Jean, tries to figure out "When is it courageous—and when is it just plain crazy—to hang on to love."

Her customers come in and take a load off by sharing their funny, heartbreaking humanity.

There's Miss Morris a nurse who's planning a Pyramid prayer-time; Miss Tessie, a senior citizen who's gonna make you laugh and steal your heart; a Tupperware brandishing, plate-dropping waitress named Jeanette, Lombardo; a country-singing hairdresser, Tommy Lee, who is recovering from a dog-bite; and Melissa a mixed-up Mother of three.

To top it off, Jason Ross and Patty Payne both play multiple characters!

Throughout it all, the wacky DJ from WATR, the local radio station, breaks in with local news, commercials about baldness and whole slew of quirky, unforgettable toe-tapping songs.

Barbara's Blue Kitchen stars Patty Payne, Jason Ross, Daniel Black, and is directed by Britt Hancock.

Read the Crossville Chronicle's extensive coverage of the show here:


"In fact, it's a perfectly judged balance of flavors—exactly what you'd hope for in theatrical comfort food." - Time Out New York

Adventure Theater
January 17 - March 21
Rated PG

Adults: $25
Seniors: $23
Groups: $21
Students: $12

Sponsored by:
Life Care Center of Crossville

Choose your seats and order your tickets online, or call the Playhouse Box Office today
at 931-484-5000.

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