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Civic Center sets 2013-14 Performing Arts Series

Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 11:48 am

The South Jackson Civic Center is announcing its 2013-14 Performing Arts Series, along with a special offer for current and future season ticket holders.

According to Fran Gray with the South Jackson Civic Center, season tickets to four shows at the South Jackson Civic Center are being offered at $60 for adults and $45 for students.  Separate show costs are $20 for adults and $15 for students.  In order to retain the same seating in the auditorium as in the previous season, Gray advises patrons purchase tickets by Aug. 31.


Dates to remember

According to Gray, four “must see” shows to put on the calendar occur on Nov. 1, Nov.15, Jan. 18 and April 25. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m., except “Jazz On Jackson,” which begins at 8 p.m., following a champagne reception.

The following is a sample of what patrons can expect to enjoy during the upcoming Performing Arts Series.


Joe Wiegand as Teddy Roosevelt

Taking place on Nov. 1, this is a one-man theatre show on a nationwide tour. Wiegand’s reprisal of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt shares stories of his adventures as a rancher, Rough Rider and father of six while serving in the White House. President Theodore Roosevelt was instrumental in establishing America’s National Parks, Forests, Monuments, and Wildlife Reserves.

Wiegand as T.R. will delight with amazing and amusing stories about bear hunts to the Panama Canal and wild travels from Africa to the Amazon.  Audiences will appreciate how a former President, who was once a very frail boy, dedicated himself to building up his body so that he could live a vigorous life, and help to promote and preserve America’s beautiful lands for all.


The Rigneys’ Bluegrass Sounds

Well-known to local audiences, the Rigneys have been impressing folks with

The Rigneys’ Bluegrass Sounds

The Rigneys’ Bluegrass Sounds

their instrumental mastery, vocal harmonies, and just plain fun stage entertainment for years.  The family, consisting of Andrew, Grant, Mark and Melissa, will take the SJCC stage on Nov. 15. Andrew plays guitar and mandolin.  Grant plays fiddle and mandolin.  Mark provides strong banjo playing, and Melissa keeps the band together with powerful bass backup.  You’ll be toe tapping and wishing for more by the end of this show.


Jazz on Jackson

Kicking off the New Year, the annual “Jazz on Jackson” will take place on Jan. 18 with special guest T.S. Monk.

Son of legendary Thelonious Monk, T.S. Monk is an award-winning smooth jazz performer who is drummer, composer, vocalist and bandleader.  Monk

 T.S. Monk

T.S. Monk

won the prestigious Album of the Year with a birthday tribute album to his father called “Monk On Monk.”  He also formed the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz to further music education. The Institute also helps to fund after-school athletic programs.  Monk can bridge the jazz scene from smooth to funky, from soulful to scat.  According to Gray, this should be “a truly memorable Jazz On Jackson.”


The Tartan Terror

This “foot-stomping show” that combines music, dance and comedy makes it way in to the SJCC stage on April 25.

Bagpipes, drums, guitar and more provide the rhythms for Highland Dancers.  Championship status of musicians and dancers takes the audience

Tartan Terrors

Tartan Terrors

to new levels of Celtic appreciation.  Celtic Beat Magazine calls the Tartan Terrors the “heirs apparent to the (Celtic) mayhem.”

Brochures describing these shows and more can be found at the South Jackson Civic Center.  For more information, call the center at 455-5321 or e-mail sojack@lighttube.net to make arrangements for the next season’s Performing Arts Series.  Partial grants are provided by the TN Arts Commission.





2013-2014 Season


South Jackson Goes Country: Aug. 9 and 10, and 11


Haunted House: Oct. 17, 18, 19, 25, 26


Joe Wiegand as Teddy Roosevelt: Nov. 1


The Rigneys’ Bluegrass Sounds: Nov. 15


Amahl and The Night Visitors: Dec. 6,7, 8, 13, 14, and 15


Jazz on Jackson with T.S. Monk: Jan. 18


Locally Groan: Jan. 19


Special Performance: MTSU Dance Theatre Company: Feb. 21


The Tartan Terrors: April 25