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July 2015

“Front Page News” Play

July 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St
Dayton, TN 37321 United States
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Front Page News Returns in 2015. Playing in the Historic Rhea County Courthouse where William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow once clashed over whether Tennessee schools should teach evolution or Biblical creation during Dayton's 1925 "Monkey Trial". Front Page News brings the power of Southern gospel and Tennessee music, and the faith and spirit of rural America. Tickets are now available.  Click here to visit Cumberland County Playhouse website.  (choose 2015 Front Page News from listings to reserve your seat today).

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“Front Page News” Play

July 26, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St
Dayton, TN 37321 United States
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Front Page News Returns in 2015. Playing in the Historic Rhea County Courthouse where William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow once clashed over whether Tennessee schools should teach evolution or Biblical creation during Dayton's 1925 "Monkey Trial". Front Page News brings the power of Southern gospel and Tennessee music, and the faith and spirit of rural America. Tickets are now available.  Click here to visit Cumberland County Playhouse website.  (choose 2015 Front Page News from listings to reserve your seat today).

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May 2016

“Front Page News” preview May 7

May 7, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Centennial Park, 449 2nd Avenue
Dayton, 37321 United States
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Members of the cast of Front Page News, the play with music about the Scopes Trial, will perform during Dayton’s Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 7 in Centennial Park adjoining the courthouse. At 3:30 p.m., following the parade, the cast will perform several songs and some dialogue from William Jennings Bryan (played by George Miller) and Clarence Darrow (played by Rick Dye). Director Jim Crabtree, consulting producer with the Cumberland County Playhouse, said the performance will give festival-goers a preview…

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July 2016

2016 Scopes Festival Begins

July 15, 2016
Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St
Dayton, TN 37321 United States
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Exhibits and vendors on the lawn (afternoon) 5 p.m. – Music on the lawn Book signing, Field Guide to the Scopes Trial, information tent “Front Page News” – 7:30 p.m. Circuit Courtroom (tickets required)

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Scopes Festival, Saturday, July 16

July 16, 2016
Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St
Dayton, TN 37321 United States
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9:30 a.m. – Scopes Scavenger Hunt, registration, information tent 10 a.m. – Historic Scopes Trial Photo exhibit, General Sessions Courtroom Quilt Show, first floor, courthouse Classic Car cruise-in, Second Avenue Antique Tractor show, lawn Music, exhibits and vendors on the lawn Book signing, Field Guide to the Scopes Trial, information tent Noon – Concert, Randy Waller, lawn 2:30 p.m. – “Front Page News,” Circuit Courtroom (tickets required) 7:30 p.m. – “Front Page News,” Circuit Courtroom (tickets required)

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Scopes Festival, Sunday, July 17

July 17, 2016
Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St
Dayton, TN 37321 United States
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Noon – Music, exhibits and vendors on the lawn Book signing, Field Guide to the Scopes Trial, information tent 3 p.m. – “Front Page News,” Circuit Courtroom (tickets required)

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Charleston Dance Contest

July 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Centennial Park, 449 2nd Avenue
Dayton, 37321 United States
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The Charleston Dance Contest will feature a complete demonstration and is sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy Hattitudes.

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Scopes Festival, Saturday, July 23

July 23, 2016
Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St
Dayton, TN 37321 United States
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11 a.m. – Music, exhibits, vendors on the lawn 2:30 p.m. – “Front Page News,” Circuit Courtroom (tickets required) 7:30 p.m. – “Front Page News,” Circuit Courtroom (tickets required)

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Scopes Festival, Sunday, July 24

July 24, 2016
Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St
Dayton, TN 37321 United States
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Noon – Music, exhibits and vendors on the lawn 3 p.m. – “Front Page News,” Circuit Courtroom (tickets required)

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Charleston Dance Contest

July 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Centennial Park, 449 2nd Avenue
Dayton, 37321 United States
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The Charleston Dance Contest will feature a complete demonstration and is sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy Hattitudes.

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