Monday, February 25, 2019

Episode 72, "Interview with SETC Community Theatre Chair Lyle Tate"

Episode 72 is Online! We're back from an extended hiatus just in time for a big event here for Knoxville theatre - the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) is in town this year, and we have an interview with the Community Theatre Festival Chair Lyle Tate. He will tell you all about what it's like to go to SETC and what you as the local theatregoer can expect from the FREE Community Theatre Festival at Austin-East Magnet High School. SETC is at the Knoxville Convention Center Wed, 2/27-Sat, 3/2. Also upcoming productions and auditions! 
  • Visit for schedules, times, locations, parking and all that great information
  • Also visit the Community Theatre Festival page for specific showtimes
  • Contact Lyle at 662-312-3610 to volunteer to help out, or just for more details!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Coming Next Week - Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) in Knoxville

The Sounds of Knoxville Theatre Podcast comes out of hiatus next week with coverage of the annual Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), to be held this year right here in Knoxville, TN. We'll outline the basic schedule, preview the Community Theatre festival to be hosted by Austin-East Magnet School, and speak with a representative of SETC. Keep an ear out for the biggest annual theatre event in the country, right in our backyard....


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Episode 71, “Replay of interview with Zack Allen, director of Knoxville Children’s Theatre” from 2012

Here is an excerpt from one of the first episodes of The Sounds of Knoxville Theatre Podcast, from Episode 4 way back in 2012. It's an interview with Zack Allen, the director of the then-Children's Theatre of Knoxville. Sadly we lost Zack very recently and Knoxville's theatre world is still reeling. An extremely moving Celebration of Life was held for Zack at Clarence Brown Theatre on November 4th, and stories were shared of his immense influence on the children, parents and the theatre community of Knoxville and beyond. I hope you enjoy hearing some of his own thoughts on his life and the important place he held children's theatre. He will be greatly missed.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Episode 70, "Tony Award-winning Producer Ashlee Latimer."

This week I am very honored to speak with Knoxville native and recent Tony Award-winning producer of Once On This Island, Ashlee Latimer, as she tells about growing up and learning to love theatre in Knoxville, following her dream to New York to work on Broadway and what it's like to win a Tony Award. Plus a lot of shows continuing this weekend, "Shieks and Shakes" and a Creative Resume workshop. Episode 70 is online, "Tony Award-winning Producer Ashlee Latimer."

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Episode 69 is Online!

This is the podcast all about theatre in Knoxville and the surrounding counties. This week we preview productions and auditions for the week of June 8-14, 2018. Episode 69 is online!
Coming up this week in the Knoxville area:
  • Singing in the Rain, Jr
  • The Legend of Georgia McBride
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  • Knoxville Theatre Slam and Holler PAC Launch Party
  • Into the Woods
  • Sordid Lives

Friday, May 25, 2018

Episode 68, "Theatre Knoxville Downtown Profile"

This week we profile Theatre Knoxville Downtown, talk a little about their history, review some upcoming projects and performances, and take a sneak peak into an ambitious future project at Knoxville's oldest, continuously running community theatre. Episode 68 is Online, "Theatre Knoxville Downtown Profile"

Friday, May 11, 2018

Episode 67, "Holler Performing Arts Center"

This week, after a short selection of Productions and Auditions, I talk once again with JP Shuffman and Sara Gaddis of Knoxville Theatre Club, but also with Carolyn Corley from Modern Studio. They have teamed up as partners in this new Knoxville arts venue to produce something brand new - the Holler Performing Arts Center. We'll hear from them as they discuss its history, its place in the Knoxville arts community and the future as a valuable venue for theatre, music and art here in East Tennessee. Episode 67 is Online!