For The Vista
After much anticipation, DSquared Productions (D2) is announcing the opening of a new venture, the Curtain Call Dinner Theatre, located in the Crossville Outlet Center — a culmination of a long-time dream of the Donald family.
The venue is located near the Vanity Fair store at the A entrance of the Outlet Center. Curtain Call will take up the space at Suite 129.
Fairfield Glade resident Dennis Donald, co-founder of D2, moved to the area in the summer of 2006 to be closer to his parents in their retirement following many years of traveling the country as a performing artist.
In early 2007, D2 was formed as a family business to allow him to continue his trade and introduce new talent to the area. During the succeeding years, Dennis and D2 have performed at the Palace Theatre, Stone Memorial, Fairfield Glade Convention Center, Convention Center of the Cumberlands, Mirror Lake Blasts and various locations throughout the southeast. Dennis also has been on contract off and on with the Cumberland County Playhouse, Wayside theatre in VA and The Showoffs in SC.
With the passing of his father in 2010 and ongoing health issues with his mother, it has been more difficult to continue to travel, set up and break down equipment and sets.
Now with the opening of the Curtain Call Theatre, D2 finally has a place to call its own and can continue to bring quality entertainment and new faces to the area.
Along with the theme typed concerts and tributes, there will be Murder Mystery Dinners, light musicals and dramas, a comedy and improv night, and many other surprises. During the day, there will be periodic matinees and several musicians and actors have expressed an interest to teach lessons.
You will discover that the Curtain Call is very intimate and comfortable with top talent and colorful characters. Every seat is close up and personable. This is the little theatre with a big heart. Opening will be on Friday evening, October 11th with a tribute to “Legends of the Grand Ole Opry” (Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Eddy Arnold and more). The doors will open at 5:15 P.M., dinner begins at 5:45 P.M. and the show starts at 6:45 P.M. You will be out by 9 P.M.
Come early and check out the shops. Across from the theatre is Kitchen Collections; close by are Rack Room Shoes, Kasper (classic women’s clothing), Tools & More and Second Chance Thrift Shop.
Sign up for the VIP Shopper Club at www.crossvilleoutletcenter.com/info/vip-shopper to receive up to 20% off (depending on what you spend) plus a large goodie bag filled with items from all participating VIP Shopper Stores, special gifts for your birthday and Anniversary plus much more.
Dinner for this event will be catered by Dixie’s Catering and she guarantees plenty of good food for all! The menu will be a chef choice salad, boneless roast pork loin, real mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, rolls, Dixie’s surprise dessert and unlimited coffee, tea and lemonade.
There will be free popcorn during the show. You can BYOB and soft drinks can be purchased reasonably. Cost is $30 including tax. You can purchase tickets at the theatre or reserve by calling 931-456-1972. You may also call either of these two Verizon cell phone numbers; (864)314-5716 or (864)314-5719 to reserve.
Kick back and let the gang at the Curtain Call entertain you!
The hours of operation at the Outlet Center has been extended Mondays through Saturdays from 9 A.M. until 9 P.M. and Sundays 11 to 6 P.M.
Presently there are 60,000 shoppers visit the mall on a monthly basis.
The question being asked around town, who will fill up the present 30,000 ft. of vacancies comprises of six spaces roughly about 2,000 to 5,000 ft.
Per Ms. Tunny, the General Managers for the mall, “ We welcome the local businesses to expand or start. This is a community mall and main purpose being here is to cater to local community”
She is aggressively marketing the mall event center for multiple functions and events.