"Death of a Salesman evolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his wife, his sons, and his business associates, we discover how his quest for the "American Dream" kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre." Winner of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play.
Feb. 15th - 17th, 7pm
Feb. 18th, 2pm

View the trailer here.


Little Shop of Horrors presented Nov. 30 through Dec. 3

The CBHS theatre program, under the direction of John Smiley, will present Little Shop of Horrors, beginning Thursday, Nov. 3o through Dec. 3  in the CBHS theater. Show times are as follows: Nov. 30, December 1-2 -  7 pm  and Sunday, December 3 at 2 pm.


Synopsis from Music Theatre International:     

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little MermaidBeauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop Of Horrors the charmingly tongue in cheek comedy has been produced worldwide to incredible success.

Theatre students victorious at East Tennessee competition


On Friday, October 27, CBHS Theatre under the direction of John Smiley traveled to Maryville, TN to compete in the Tennessee Theatre Association One Act Festival. More than 15 high schools participated in the event hosted at Maryville College. For this year's competition CBHS brought Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl and took home awards for Best Supporting Actor (senior Daniel Ward) and All-Star Cast (juniors Michael Simon, Andrew Mays, and Christopher Blake). Senior Luca Conti also competed for the Tennessee Theatre Association Scholarship Auditions and took home the honor of Best Actor. Congratulations to the CBHS Theatre program!


The CBHS Theatre Program exists as an ongoing educational venue in theatrical arts geared toward education and enlightening students, performers and spectators alike, toward the understanding that the ARTS are a vital and meaningful part of the human existence. The number one goal of theatre is education. To that end, the theatre staff work diligently to provide performance opportunities for as many students as possible who might wish to experience being a part of a theatrical stage work. This helps to ensure that many young men of CBHS, and female participants from other schools, have the exposure to theatrical arts education. There are opportunities galore for students of all talents - from actors and singers, to dancers, instrumentalists, designers, and those who love technical work. All young men who attend CBHS are eligible for auditions. Actresses from local high schools are part of our program, and we are always open to all who wish to audition and participate. Novice and veteran performers alike have a home with the CBHS theatre program.

Mr. John Smiley
Theatre Director