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Lawrence Brownlee in Concert

Saturday, June 29 at 8 p.m. | Tennessee Theatre (ticket required)

Lawrence BrownleeElevate your musical senses and indulge in an unforgettable evening of virtuoso musicianship and captivating storytelling with world-renowned Lawrence Brownlee in concert, taking center stage at the Tennessee Theatre on June 29.

Embark on a journey through melodies that stir the soul and tales that touch the heart as this extraordinary performance brings together the brilliance of Brownlee's voice and the power of his narrative.

Presented in collaboration between NATS and Knoxville Opera, this concert is a rare opportunity to witness a true master of his craft in an enchanting setting that resonates with the magic of music and the art of storytelling.


LATE NIGHT NATS with Eden Casteel 

CABARET- Kahn Artist: Madeline And Me

Friday, June 28 at 9:30 p.m. | Marriott Knoxville Downtown

Eden CasteelEden Casteel was a frustrated teenage soprano in Ohio whose life was forever changed by a Madeline Kahn beer commercial (it was Michelob). In thirty seconds of high-note humor, Kahn inspired Casteel to want to be just like her: "wealthy, glamorous, with an unbelievable singing voice." (Two out of three ain't bad.) 
 
Beloved for Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, Kahn started as a classical soprano headed for opera — just like Casteel. With iconic songs, compelling stories, and hilarious anecdotes, Kahn Artist: Madeline And Me is an intimate look at the trials and triumphs of both Kahn and Casteel. 
 
You’ll laugh and identify with Kahn’s (and Casteel’s) desire to sing and be funny at the same time. You’ll gasp when you learn the battles Kahn fought onstage and off. You’ll leave with a deeper appreciation for cabaret and for Kahn, who still inspires performers today. 


David Sabella is Amanda Reckonwith

Sunday, June 30 at 8 p.m. | Marriott Knoxville Downtown

Amanda ReckonwithDAVID SABELLA (aka Amanda Reckonwith), Broadway’s original “Mary Sunshine” in the musical CHICAGO (1996) is also an internationally recognized singer and winner of the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition (whom Luciano himself declared to be “Excellent, not good, excellent!”). Through his madcap drag diva Amanda Reckonwith, Sabella’s 4 octave range continues to dazzle audiences around the world singing greatest hits of Broadway, Pop, and Great American Songbook.

 


NATS Competition Winners Concert

Monday, July 1 at 2 p.m. | Knoxville Convention Center, ABC Ballroom

Berri Harris  Emily Siar

Berri Harris received the Florence Birdwell Award for first prize in the 2024 National Musical Theatre Competition for emerging career singing actors, and Emily Siar is the first prize winner of the 2024 NATS Artist Award for emerging career classical singers. NATS is pleased to present these artists alongside collaborative pianists Melony Dobson and Jean Anderson Collier in concert. The performance will feature a range of contemporary to time-honored selections on the theme of pivotal moments in women’s lives.