Scruffy City Sings: Musical Theatre Mixer

  • May 11, 2023 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Pretentious Beer Co.

    131 S Central St
    Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Ticket Price $10.00-$30.00 This event is now over

SCRUFFY CITY SINGS: Musical Theatre Mixer

May 11, 7:30pm: Let the sunshine in this summer!

If there's one thing Knoxville loves, it's a good musical. With five huge shows happening at theatres across town this summer, the musical theatre talent in town is on full display, and we want to celebrate it! Join us for an evening of Broadway belting the old fashioned way: a singer, a piano, and a whole lotta heart. 


Grace Belt, Kathryn Shepas, Abigail Schlichtmann, Robyn Maker, Tim Pope, Hooper Stevens...

...and cast members from the casts of Fun Home (River & Rail), Hair (Clarence Brown Theatre), Footloose (The WordPlayers), and Beauty & The Beast (Tennessee Valley Players)!

Pianist Matthew Mimbs

Hosted by Ethan Graham Roeder (founder, First Take Co.)


About Scruffy City Sings

Join us this summer for a cabaret-style fundraising series!

Scruffy City Sings is a fundraiser for First Take's big ideas the only way we know how: giving y'all a great evening of entertainment, building towards providing bigger and better paid artist opportunities.  


We may be theatre artists, but we want our community to be more than that! We’re looking to meet as many singers, musicians, songwriters, music lovers, and Knoxvillians as possible this summer so we can learn more about what art you want to see and how we can help.


Each month will be completely different: new performers, new musicians, a new guest artist, and a new style. From jazz standards to disco hits, musical theatre to country western, join some of Knoxville's best live performers for a showcase of local vocal talent. All proceeds will go towards First Take Co.'s artist pay fund for our upcoming season.


Please follow and share @firsttakeco and @pretentiousbeerco to stay in touch on our summer series!

Date & Time

Thu, May 11, 2023 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Venue Details

Pretentious Beer Co.

131 S Central St
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902 Pretentious Beer Co.
First Take Co.

First Take Co. is an entertainment company, arts incubator, and professional development hub that gives multifaceted makers the space to explore areas of their artistry that are inaccessible through conventional means. 


Founded by alumni from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Great River Shakespeare Festival, First Take Co. is an itinerant company that champions the work of its ensemble by highlighting its developmental works while simultaneously partnering with other nonprofit organizations to craft bespoke events. In the future, we at First Take Co. want to continue to create work that is only strengthened by our desire to take risks and explore intradisciplinary domains.


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