CAC is excited to announce our 30th anniversary season for 2017/18

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 9/15-24, 2017, A Charlie Brown Christmas 12 2-10, 2017, Diary of Anne Frank 2/16-25, 2018, Beauty and the Beast 7/13-22, 2018
Go to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Auditions

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Auditions

We are excited to present this fun musical at the Harrell Theatre from September 15-24, 2017. We will also have school matinees on 9/19 & 9/20. Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is loosely based on the bible story. Joseph is given a dazzling coat of many colours by his father Jacob. Driven by jealousy for their father’s seeming favouritism, Joseph’s 11 brothers take him to Egypt and sell him into a life of slavery. Things continue to look bleak for Joseph when he ends up in jail but it is his unusual talent for interpreting dreams that is his ticket to a better life when he is called upon to analyse the dreams of the great Pharoah. Impressed by Joseph’s predictions, Pharoah promotes Joseph to be his right-hand man. The songs cover a myriad of musical styles from rock ‘n’ roll and honky tonk through to calypso and country & western. Great numbers include the moving Close Every Door to the upbeat Any Dream Will Do. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice struck lucky as schoolboys when they put together Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as a short school play. They later developed it with more songs and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been touring regularly.

Go to A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Join us at The Harrell Theatre in Collierville for auditions for A Charlie Brown Christmas on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9:00am-11:30pm. A Charlie Brown Christmas is being directed by Cecelia Wingate and music directed by Jason Eschhofen. We are looking for actors age 16 and up. Please prepare a short monologue and be prepared to sing 16 bars of a Christmas carol a capella. We are also looking for an actor who can play stand up bass and one who can play the drums. The show runs December 2-10, Friday and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. Note: We open on Saturday because the annual Collierville Christmas Parade is scheduled for Friday, December 1st. We will also have matinees at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 5 & 6, 2017. Rehearsals will start around October 16, 2017. For more details and an to sign-up click on Harrell Theatre above and click on auditions.

Go to The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

Auditions are set for The Diary of Anne Frank on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 1-3pm at the Harrell Theatre. Show dates are February 16-25, 2018 with school matinees at 10am on February 20 and 21. Lorraine Cotten is directing. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please read the script before coming. Those auditioning will be expected to stay for the entire audition period. Callbacks will be as needed. No roles have been pre-cast. Actors should be able to PLAY the age range suggested but need not necessarily BE the age suggested. Please use standard American dialects for the audition. No accents please. To sign-up for an audition slot and to get an audition form see information above under Harrell Theatre and auditions.

Go to 2nd Annual Arts in the Alley

2nd Annual Arts in the Alley

Join us for our second Arts in the Alley event on Thursday, October 19th from 6:30-9:00pm on the Collierville Town Square North Alley. Enter behind Bank Tennessee. Tickets $50, Includes food. (Beer and wine extra.) It will be a fun evening filled with good food and drink, artists painting from the alley and selling their work and you will be supporting the programs of the Collierville Arts Council. Tickets will be available soon.

About The CAC

The Collierville Arts Council was formed as a fundraising organization to finish the Harrell Performing Arts Theatre. When the Community Center/Harrell Theatre complex was built in 1984, the theatre was an empty shell. Within three years, the funds were secured and the theatre opened in 1987. The focus of the Council was then shifted to underwrite the productions presented at the Harrell Theatre.

Our purpose is to develop, promote, assist and coordinate the arts in the Town of Collierville and surrounding areas; to perform other charitable services for the benefit of the Town of Collierville and surrounding areas; and, to do any and all things allowable under the Tennessee Non-Profit Corporation Act. Collierville Arts Council is a not-for-profit, tax exempt organization under IRC 501(c)3; donations are tax deductible.

Get to know us

Meet some of our crew

Rachelle Maier

Rachelle Maier is an active member of the Collierville community. She has participated in several Collierville organizations including the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Literacy Council, and the Town Beautiful Commission. She is a strong believer in the arts and what the Arts Council can provide to the community. She has a special connection to the arts as opera singing has been one of her favorite hobbies. When she is not volunteering, she spends time with her husband wrangling their two sets of twins.

Leesa Wilkinson

Children’s Choir Director
Bachelors and Masters Degree in Music Education from Mississippi State University. Taught piano and music theory at East Central Community College in Decatur, Miss. for 15 years. Served as pianist /organist at Collierville United Methodist Church and First Evangelical. Volunteer at Page Robbins Adult Day Center where she plays for the Gospel Hour every Wednesday. Music Director of the Collierville Children’s Chorus sponsored by the Collierville Arts Council.

Lisa Miller

Assistant Treasurer
Lisa Miller is a graduate of Ole Miss and enjoyed a 30+ year career in sales and marketing. She has been on the Collierville Arts Council since 2008 and served as Chairman from 2011-2015. She is now serving as Assistant Treasurer. She currently serves on the Board of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity House Association and The Collierville United Methodist Church Administrative Board and also sings in the Chancel Choir. Additionally, Lisa serves as a volunteer for Main Street Collierville. Hotty Toddy!

Kristin Fletcher

Business Development
Kristin Fletcher joined the Collierville Arts Council the beginning of 2016. She quickly fell in love Collierville after moving here in 2011 and is excited to help coordinate and assist the arts locally. Kristin plays the French Horn and Piano and enjoys going to concerts and musicals.

Terry Dean

Executive Director
Terry has a Bachelors Degree in Journalism from California State University Chico. She was the Executive Director for Leadership Collierville from 2006 until 2016. She is a Longaberger consultant, selling handmade baskets, pottery and accessories since1998. Terry along with her husband and two daughters moved to Collierville in 1997 after Tom retired from the Navy. She is excited to work with many talented folks to bring fun shows to The Harrell Theatre.