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Cumberland Playhouse 2024 Schedule Themed Around Togetherness

The Cumberland County Playhouse has announced its 2024 season schedule with a theme focused on togetherness in achieving goals. Producing Director Bryce McDonald said this is the playhouse’s 59th season. McDonald said since announcing the schedule, his phones have been ringing non-stop with residents trying to get their tickets early. “We kind of try to come up with a theme ... Read More »

Ken Burns’ The American Buffalo Sneak Preview Wednesday In Crossville

A sneak preview of Ken Burns’ new documentary series “The American Buffalo” will take place Wednesday at the Cumberland County Playhouse. WCTE will present the free screening. It will be an hour-long preview of the four-hour documentary series. President and CEO Avery Hutchins said the documentary will trace the buffalo’s evolution, its significance to ingenious people, and its near extinction. ... Read More »

Cumberland County Playhouse Feeling Renewed Sense Of Energy For 2022 Season

Cumberland County Playhouse feeling a resurgence of energy as they head into their 2022 season. Producing Director Bryce McDonald said that after two years of the pandemic affecting the business, things are beginning to feel normal again. “There is a huge excitement in the entire building,” McDonald said. “It’s very infectious to walk in the building and hear music again ... Read More »

Cumberland Playhouse Director Says Right Time, Right Place For Godspell

Full performances on the main stage in front of a large audience….it’s happening again at Cumberland County Playhouse. The new production “Godspell” has opened. Director Bryce McDonald said it is indescribable to see a full orchestra and full crowd again. McDonald said Godspell fit the bill for the right cast size and right message with lingering unknowns about the pandemic. ... Read More »

Cumberland Co. Playhouse Spring Season Announced

The Cumberland County Playhouse has announced its productions for the upcoming spring season. The performance art theater has four shows prepared. CEO Bryce McDonald said productions kick off April 2nd with Clue On Stage. “We are still operating at a 25 percent capacity, so we are only selling 120 seats for the main stage shows,” McDonald said. “And only 75 ... Read More »

Cumberland County Playhouse 2021 Season Begins April

The Cumberland County Playhouse will take a hiatus with next year’s season not starting until April. CEO Bryce McDonald said the time will be used to make some technology upgrades. “We got somethings we need to do,” McDonald said. “We have a new ticketing software coming online. We have new development software. We are going to build a new website.” ... Read More »

Cumberland Co. Playhouse Selling Out Limited Audiences

The Cumberland County Playhouse has been selling at capacity since returning to its indoor stages. CEO Bryce McDonald said while turnout has been encouraging, revenue continues to be affected from the limited capacities. “Our entire income is based on tickets sales,” McDonald said. “And when you are used to selling 500 seats, and you are only selling 115. That can ... Read More »

Cumberland Co. Playhouse $1 Million Revenue Hit

Cumberland County Playhouse CEO Bryce McDonald said the organization has lost over one million dollars in revenue this year. McDonald said losing the spring and summer play season due to the pandemic was a critical financial hit. “The impact is still huge, and it is not over,” McDonald said. “Not until we are fully able to go back to capacity, ... Read More »

Cumberland Playhouse Performances Suspended

Cumberland County Playhouse has suspended all performances after an employee became ill. CEO Bryce McDonald said the suspension was mainly due to an abundance of caution for staff and patrons. “It is just in this day and age, it is too scary to take any sort of risk,” McDonald said. “The minute we thought someone was not feeling well, it ... Read More »

The Cumberland County Playhouse Announces Outdoor Summer Season

The long awaited return of the Cumberland County Playhouse will happen outdoors on July 15th. This summer season will begin on the playhouse’s 55th birthday and include performances of Smoke On The Mountain and The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr. CEO Bryce McDonald said he feels like the public is ready to leave their homes and enjoy the theater. “I ... Read More »