Knoxville’s performing arts organizations are joining forces for one giant performance in 2003 rather than producing individual seasons. This cost-cutting measure is required due to declining ticket sales and decreased grant support from Knox County and the City of Knoxville. Enormous savings will be incurred by avoiding costly individual performances.
June 21st, 2003 will mark the inaugural Knoxville Regional Arts Performance (KRAP). This one performance will last approximately 4-hours and take place at Thompson-Boling Arena on the University of Tennessee campus.
The Arts and Culture Alliance of Knoxville hopes that you will mark your calendars and start planning now to enjoy KRAP in 2003. The performance will include, but not be limited to; Knoxville Symphony Society, Knoxville Opera Company, City Ballet, Carpetbag Theatre, Clarence Brown Theatre, Actors Co-op, and the Rationalists of East Tennessee.
â€œThis performance is being put together in a very tasteful fashion.â€ exclaims Ginger Cook of the City Ballet. â€œI don’t want to give away too much by pointing out what the show will actually be, but you can be sure to see lots of flashing lights, at least three individual costumes, and some small non-threatening trained animals.â€
Tickets prices range from $148 to $152 for adults, $75 for children, and $10 for UT students. Information available at all KRAP outlets.