Barking Legs Theater Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

CoPAC (Contemporary Performing Arts of Chattanooga) announces Barking Legs Theater’s 25th Anniversary Celebration event is set for Nov. 1-3 beginning at 8 p.m. at 1307 Dodds Ave. The three day gala event themed "Let's Misbehave" will feature music by American composer and songwriter Cole Porter and a cavalcade of local and regional performers reimagining, remixing, and revitalizing songs by Mr. Porter. Barking Legs will offer a special menu of food and cocktails to pair with the musical arrangements of Hip Hop, dance, Jazz, spoken word, and drag in a creative cabaret. 

“Twenty-five years ago, we envisioned creating a nonprofit arts organization that would foster a strong and diverse community, engage in educational outreach and promote a progressive arts movement,” said Ann Law, CoPAC/Barking Legs Theater founder and executive director. “We are thrilled that Barking Legs Theater’s 25th Anniversary event will feature some of the artists that we’ve been lucky to collaborate with over the years and those we are trying to cultivate a partnership with."

Performances to be featured include: Floami Fly, Tanqueray Harper,  Chattanooga Fire Cabaret, Juicy  St. Claire, Marcus Ellsworth, Cherokee Ellison, Monica Alicia Ellison, Beth Markham Herring, Terrance Wright, Kyle Dagnan, Ann Law, and the Nancy Westmoreland Group.

Ticket prices are $20 for general admission, $50 for admission and cocktail pairings during the show and $150 for a VIP experience, which includes admission, reserved parking, a meet and greet with the cast one hour before showtime, plus a photo with the cast, and a complimentary bottle of wine from the cellar of Barking Leg Theater’s own Bruce Kaplan.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit barkinglegs.org


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