About The Harrell Theatre
A substantial donation was made by Milton and Joan Harrell Schaeffer, daughter and son-in-law of Charles Herbert Harrell. Without that donation in memory of her father, Charles Herbert Harrell, The Harrell Performing Arts Theatre would not exist.
Charles Herbert Harrell was a great man. He was a doughboy during WWI in France. He was an educator, the principal of Collierville High School, and had a great appreciation for the Arts. The colors of CHS used to be black and gold. Charles Herbert Harrell changed them to maroon and white when he became principal. He attended Mississippi State, and that's where he got the colors. For more information please go to Old Collierville, Inc. on Facebook.
About the Collierville Arts Council
Arts Council is a 501c3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1987. The Arts Council is dedicated to the
pursuit of excellence in performing, visual and musical arts. Our mission is to develop, promote and
coordinate the arts to all citizens in the Town of Collierville and surrounding
area by advancing and strengthening community bonds through interest in the
Over the past 29 years the
Arts Council has presented over 150 productions at the Harrell Performing Arts Theatre,
which is owned and operated by the Town of Collierville. The productions include: Seussical, Twelve Angry Men, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, The
Nutcracker, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Oliver, The Miracle Worker, Big River, The
Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, Driving Miss Daisy, Joseph
and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, To Kill a Mockingbird, The
Elephant Man, High School Musical I and II and many others. The Arts Council sponsors “The Symphony in the Rose Garden”, a
premiere Collierville event featuring the Germantown Symphony Orchestra and will celebrate the 7th concert May 17, 2015 as well as the CAC Children's Choir.
The Arts Council also showcases local artists through the "Community Art Gallery" a collaboration with The Morton Museum of Collierville History. Local artists submit their work and those selected are displayed at The Morton Museum, The Harrell Theatre and Town Hall.
The Arts Council
hopes the Harrell Performing Arts Theatre and other artistic endeavors will
continue to be an expression of the Town’s talents, values, resources and
aspirations for many generations to come.