Future Stars of Stage Gather in Knoxville, TN

The 2019 South Eastern Theater Conference lights up Knoxville Tennessee.

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Future Stars of Stage Gather in Knoxville, TN

Samantha Venable

Samantha Venable

Samantha Venable

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Recently the host of South Eastern Theatre Conference, or SETC, Knoxville Tennessee is a beautiful spot for travelers of all ages. This historic city gives a feel of hominess and comfort as you walk down the paved streets lined with beautiful, blossoming trees. The city was a perfect host for this yearly theatre conference seeing as the city is home to a breathtaking theater that is decorated in a way that any theatre lover could appreciate. There are many local restaurants and shops all around the city that are a perfect spot for an afternoon date or a night out with friends. Not only is this city appealing to tourists, it is also home to the University of Tennessee. The school is in a great location for college students. Although the city of Knoxville, Tennessee goes overlooked by much of the public, once you visit you realize just how amazing the city really is. With great food, beautiful landmarks, unique shops, and so much more, the city of Knoxville, Tennessee is a great place to visit!

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  • In one part of Knoxville, there is a garden. This garden consists of multiple ponds surrounded by huge blossming trees with little pink flowers. The garden is a perfect sight for picture taking. Caitlyn Morton, a student on the trip, says that the trees had just started to blossom so there wer barely any flowers on the ground and that it made for a very full background for our photos.

    Samantha Venable

  • On the final night of the theatre conference, an award ceromony is held to recognize different participants for various awards. After the ceremoney, their is a dinner provided for all particpants. It is a three course meal and a very delicious one at that. The room is decorated with a brethtaking ambiance in order to insure an amzing last day in Tennessee.

    Samantha Venable

  • There are many diverse food options in Knoxville. A small French restaurant can be found called the French Market. This restaurant is decorated in a way that makes you feel like you are actually in France. The food is amazing and provide and is certainly a meal that you won't forget.

    Samantha Venable

  • There are lots of little, unique shops thoughout the city of Knoxville. The stores are all different and eye catching in their own way. Many of the merchandise at these shops are handmade products and small trinkets. Many of the things you will find in these stores make great souvenirs freind or just to remeber your time in Tennessee.

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  • Before evey theatre performace, the participants go to a backstage area where they bring in their set and wait for their time on stage to begin. The room is abstarctly set with props attatched to the wall and paintings on the floor. There are plenty of vintage set peices throughout the backstage area that any theatre lover could appreciate. The walls are lined with signitures and notes from any notable group or person that has performed on that stage. All in all, it is certainly a wonderfull sight to see.

    Samantha Venable

  • The food in Knoxville is delicious. More specifically the food at a small french retaurant consisted of a baguette sandwhich, dessert and savory crepes, as well as traditional french desserts, such as macaroons. Mae O'Neil, one of the particpants, says that this was where she tried her first crepe. It was a lemon sugar crepe and she says that it was very good and metled in her mouth. Aside from the food being delicious, the plates of food are decorated elogantly and provide an enjoyable meal experience.

    Samantha Venable

  • Participants stay at a variety of hotels. The hotel that our group stayed at greeted us with a selection of juice and cookies. Each seperate item had its own name that pertianed to a specific theatre show. THe juice was called "Cell Block Mango" named after the very famous song "Cell Block Tango" in the show "Chicago". The cookies with sprinkles were called "Somewhere Over the Rainbow Cookies" after the show "The Wizard of Oz". Finally, the black and white cookies are called "Maquerade Cookies" after "Phantom of the Opera". The treats were a welcoming suprise.

    Samantha Venable

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