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Recitals (free admission) - All held in Rudd Auditorium unless noted otherwise

  • Dec. 10 and 12 (Tue & Thu); BCCMS Student Recital; 6:30 and 7:45 p.m.
  • April 16 (Wed): Senior Recital featuring Katherine Warren, vocalist; 4:00 p.m.
  • May 6 and 8 (Tue & Thu): BCCMS Student Recital; 6:30 and 7:45 p.m.

Performance Details


Swingtime Orchestra (Big Band)

Friday, September 27 ; 7:30 p.m.; Rudd Auditorium
Ticket sales start September 16
General Admission Seating: $5 per ticket
General Admission tickets may also be purchased at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. the night of the performance. 

The Swingtime Orchestra from Chattanooga, TN has been playing music of the Big Band Era since 1998. The band has performed for numerous events at the Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center, the Hamilton County Fair, for many events sponsored by the Chattanooga Downtown Partnership including Swingfest (Chattanooga's Swing event at Coolidge Park), the Grand Illumination, the Holiday Parade at Miller Plaza and The Tennessee Aquarium, and for the Gem Theatre in Calhoun, GA. Band members are a cross section of professional musicians, band directors, and music teachers in the Southeast Tennessee/North Georgia area. The band will feature vocalist Michael Smith, a Bryan College grad.

General admission seating available at $5 per ticket. Doors open at 7 p.m. with tickets available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. Online ticket sales begin Sept. 16 online and will end at noon on Sept. 27. 

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Tuesday-Saturday, October 29-November 2 ; 7:30 p.m.; Brock Hall
Ticket sales start October 16 »
$6 - BC Community; $8 – Non-BC students; $10 – Adults 

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown  captures "an average day in the life of Charlie Brown." It really is just that, a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown — from Valentine's Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair — all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening.

Fall Musical Showcase

Friday, November 8 ; 7:30 p.m.; Rudd Auditorium; Free admission

The Fall Musical Showcase presents a variety of musical styles performed by the Bryan College Music Department soloists and ensembles. The program features a two-piano performance of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” with piano soloist, Dr. Sigrid Luther.

Theatre Showcase: A Night of One Acts

Friday and Saturday, November 15-16 ; 7:30 p.m.    Cancelled

Many Moods of Christmas

Friday-Saturday, December 6-7 ; 7:30 p.m.; Rudd Auditorium; 
Ticket sales start November 20 »
General Admission: $5 -- BC Community; $7 -- Non-BC Student; $10 -- Adults
Online sales will close at noon Dec. 6 and will be available at the door at 6:30 p.m. the night of the performance. Auditorium doors open at 7 p.m. Refer to  ticket info  at the bottom of this page.

The Bryan College Music Department presents its annual Christmas Concert featuring the  Bryan College Chorale  and  Chamber Singers   with full orchestra, featuring "many moods of Christmas," an evening of traditional Christmas favorites. Get more details and purchase your tickets with credit card online or call the Campus Store at 423.775.7271; ticket purchases with cash or check are available at Rudd 303 (balcony). If you have questions, contact the music Department office at 423.775.7498.

Dinner Opportunity : Prior to the Friday night performance, join us for the Community Christmas Dinner in the top floor of the Library at 6 p.m. (limited seating so reserve your tickets early) and enjoy preferred seating for the concert that follows.

Dessert Social : Immediately after the Saturday night performance, alumni and family are invited to enjoy fellowship and festive desserts in Brock Hall, on the first floor of Rudd. No additional registration required.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Friday & Saturday, January 24-25 & Tuesday-Saturday, January 28-February 1 ; Dessert Theatre every night at  7 p.m.; Dinner Show Friday, Jan. 31, begins at 6:30 p.m.; Brock Hall
Tickets go on sale January 15  »  Dessert evenings: $8 – BC Community; $11 – Adults
Dinner Show: $16 – BC Community; $20 – Adults

Oscar Wilde’s most brilliant tour de force,  TIOBE  is a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London in 1895.  TIOBE is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but for its inspired dialogue, rich with scintillating epigrams still savored by all who enjoy artful conversation. From the play’s effervescent beginnings to its hilarious denouement, this comic masterpiece keeps audiences breathless anticipating a new bon mot or a fresh twist of plot moment to moment. 

The Pirates of Penzance

Friday-Saturday, February 21-22 ; 7:30 p.m.; Rudd Auditorium
Ticket sales start February 10 »   More ticket info »
$5 - BC Community; $7 – Non-BC students; $10 – Adults 
Purchase tickets in person in Rudd 303, online, or at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. the night of the performance. 

The Bryan College Opera Theatre Department presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance , fully staged and with orchestra.  

Voices Uplifted

Friday, March 21;  7:30 p.m.; Rudd Auditorium; Free admission

Featuring the  Bryan College ChoraleChamber Singers, and  Women's Chorus . This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Darlene Lestmann at 423.775.7498 or by email.

Kind Lady

Thursday - Saturday, April 10-12 ; 7:30 p.m.; Rudd Auditorium
Ticket sales start March 31 »
$5 – BC Community; $7 – Non-BC Student; $9 – Adults

A dignified, aristocratic woman living quietly in her London home is gradually surrounded by diabolically clever crooks who ingeniously alienate her family and friends and nearly convince them that she is hopelessly insane. It looks as though the kind lady is doomed to lose her property and her sanity, but a supreme effort of courage and skill conveys the true situation to the outside world in this intensely exciting drama.

Spring Musical Showcase

Friday, May 2; 7:30 p.m.; Rudd Auditorium; Free admission / voluntary donation

Our annual Spring Musical Showcase will feature music by Bryan College faculty, student soloists and ensembles. This event is free and open to the public; however, a voluntary donation will be accepted for Bryan College's Center for Leadership Initiatives: The Justice and Mercy Initiative to fight Human Trafficking. For more information, contact Darlene Lestmann at 423.775.7498 or by email .


  • Tickets go on sale 10 days prior to the opening performance.
  • Please secure your tickets as follows:
    • For cash and check sales for Hilltop Players performances, visit the Box Office (Rudd 114) during the hours of 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (no phone orders).
    • For credit card sales, call Lion's Pride, the Campus Store at 423.775.7271, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • For online orders for Pirates of Penzance, visit www.bryan.edu/pirates, until noon, Feb. 21.
    • For cash and check sales for  Pirates of Penzance, make puchases at the Music Office (Rudd 303, balcony) during the hours of 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (no phone orders), or at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. the night of the performance
  • For more information, please call 423.775.7498.

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