PRINCESS THEATRE - Raising the Curtain

Friday, March 27, 2015

Chili And Soup Supper To Support "Full Metal Jackets" Tonight!

Our Chili and Soup Supper + Silent Auction is tonight from 5-7 pm at the Family Center behind Handee Burger in Kingston! 

Come join us for a great meal, it's only $5!

Visit the "Full Metal Jackets" website to get to know your Roane County First Robotics Team: Team #4462!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

2nd Annual Sidewalk Art Show Precedes Friday Night Talent Show

Thursday evening, all along the sidewalk in front of the Princess Theatre, area children gathered to assist Maurice "Gramps" Lowery in showcasing "sidewalk art".  Maurice, Harriman's resident "street artist", has been practicing his art for nearly 50 years, and has grand hopes of building an interest in this art among the children of Roane and Morgan Counties.  He once helped other artist "paint" an entire street in Oak Ridge, and he thinks he can encourage the area youth to draw on all the sidewalk space in Harriman one day!
 

It's been a tradition to hold this sidewalk show the evening before the the "big stage" show at the Princess.  (CLICK HERE to see last year's event.)  Next year, it is hoped that you will come out, with your children, both evenings when the area youth showcase their hidden talents.

Tickets for the 2nd Annual Multi-County Talent Show are just $5 at the door, and the money goes to the Princess Theatre Foundation to help buy items still needed for the Princess, and to assist in the continuing upkeep of the facility.  Please come out at 6PM tomorrow and be prepared to be amazed at the talent of our youth!

It rained this evening, so I'm hoping the sidewalk art will still be there to be enjoyed.

Also, Muse Watson will be speaking to the youth; giving them encouragement to continue developing their talents and following their dreams.

This is just the kind of event that the planners of the newly renovated Princess dreamed about.  It's all about the youth!  Come support them!

Here are more photos of the great "street art", and the wonderful children that created it:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mid-East Community Action Agency Fundraiser A Hit!

The Mid-East Community Action Agency (CAA) held it's annual fundraiser last evening at the Princess Theatre, in Harriman, TN.  The agency produced the "Will Talk For Food" show, starring Elizabeth Rose, Sam Venable, and Dr. Eric Littleton.  Also appearing was the Roane State Concert Choir.  The host for the evening was Jeff Jarnigan.

The Mid-East CAA has been delivering nutritionally balanced meals to the isolated, frail, and elderly for over four decades in Roane and Loudon Counties.  Through this program seniors receive five meals per week, and in the process get a weekly "well-check" visit.

Last night event was to raise money for the organization and to recognize the many supporters and volunteers; which are so important to the agency.
 
Those attending enjoyed catered food and drink in both the Princess lobby and the Simply Sweet Bakery.  They also got to rub shoulders with the night's celebrities!
 
 
 
First up was the RSCC Concert Choir performing some of their favorite compositions; some on the humorous side, which began the theme of the evening.
 
 
 
 
Sam Venable followed the choir quipping that he loved the idea of coming to the city that "Temperance built and drinking a glass of wine!"  He continued by educating the audience on how to speak "East Tennessee".  As he spoke he raised numerous "flash cards" that were necessary to explain some of the meaning of some of the words he was using in his stories - hilarious!
 

 
 

Dr. Littleton, always a hit at the Princess, played to perfection the favorites that are often requested.  Of course, the "Tennessee Waltz" and "Last Dance" are my favorites!

During the intermission, the "silent auction" and fellowship continued.
 
 
 
 
 
Elizabeth Rose hit the stage running with a song and story after story that had the audience rolling.  Her inflections and mountain vernacular hooked and pulled them into each story!

It was a wonderful evening and I was pleased to see the streets in Harriman full of cars and people walking around.  It's a shame someone is missing an opportunity to profit from the evenings the Princess has a show.

Next up at the Princess:
March 27th - Annual Multi-County Talent Show
April 11th - RSCC Sophomore Recital
April 24h - Western Movie Night: Outlaw Josie Walls
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