“Wicked” Returns to Nashville with Four Week Engagement

Wicked, Music City’s most popular musical, returns to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall with a four week engagement March 28 through April 22, 2018. Tickets for the return...

Life is a Cabaret, old chum! Cabaret Premieres in Nashville Feb. 24 – Mar. 4

Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles...

‘The Illusionists – Live from Broadway’ bring their dazzling theatrical magic show to Nashville

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists – Live from Broadway comes to the Tennessee Performing...

Lincoln Theater Production of Rogers & Hammerstein’s ‘The King & I’ premieres in Nashville Jan. 30 – Feb. 4

Winner of four 2015 Tony Awards®, including Best Revival of a Musical, the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I makes its Nashville premiere at...

Five Metro schools join TPAC’s Disney Musicals in Schools community

We’re pleased to announce that five new schools have been selected to participate in the 2017-18 Disney Musicals in Schools program! The program is an initiative developed by Disney Theatrical...

Nashville House Concerts launches series with star-packed debut at War Memorial Auditorium

Nashville House Concerts, a new live music and variety series co-hosted by SiriusXM radio personality Storme Warren and Country artist Joe Denim, debuted last night to a packed house and extraordinary...

Bubble Guppies Swim into Nashville this May

Put on your water wings and jump into a swimsational adventure! The live theatrical production Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock based on Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series “Bubble Guppies,” swims...
Welcome to SPOTlight, the official blog for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. We share a broad range of items on the diverse and dynamic world of the performing arts, both locally and nationally. Stay tuned for behind-the-scenes looks at upcoming shows, arts education programming, TPAC as an institution, and more.

Q&A with the Jersey Girls From “Jersey Boys”

Q&A with the Jersey Girls From “Jersey Boys”
While the show may be called Jersey Boys, the three “Jersey Girls” who play all the female roles in the show know how to steal the spotlight! Dianna Barger, Tristen...

Five Metro schools join TPAC’s Disney Musicals in Schools community

Five Metro schools join TPAC’s Disney Musicals in Schools community
We’re pleased to announce that five new schools have been selected to participate in the 2017-18 Disney Musicals in Schools program! The program is an initiative developed by Disney Theatrical...

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to make tour stop in Nashville Mar. 14, 2018

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to make tour stop in Nashville Mar. 14, 2018
The gifted dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will inspire audiences in exciting premieres, new productions, and Alvin Ailey’s must-see American Masterpiece Revelations during a special one-evening engagement at...

Acclaimed Japanese drumming sensation TAO brings new show TAO: Drum Heart to TPAC

Acclaimed Japanese drumming sensation TAO brings new show TAO: Drum Heart to TPAC
The internationally acclaimed percussion artists of TAO bring their intense percussion beats and spectacular talent to Nashville for TAO: Drum Heart, a special one-time event at the Tennessee Performing Arts...

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble brings their signature hip-hop jazz to Nashville Feb 14

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble brings their signature hip-hop jazz to Nashville Feb 14
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (HBE) bring their fresh and funky jazz sounds to Nashville for the first time for an evening of unforgettable music at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James...

Legendary blues artist Robert Cray to play James K. Polk Theater Feb. 27

Legendary blues artist Robert Cray to play James K. Polk Theater Feb. 27
Legendary guitarist and songwriter Robert Cray will perform at TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater on Feb. 27. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 1 at 10 a.m. Blues Hall of...

Black Violin is bringing their Classical Boom Tour to War Memorial Auditorium

Black Violin is bringing their Classical Boom Tour to War Memorial Auditorium
Black Violin has announced their US Classical Boom Tour, which is coming to War Memorial Auditorium on April 26. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday at...

Entertainer Alan Cumming to bring his Cabaret show to Music City

Entertainer Alan Cumming to bring his Cabaret show to Music City
Alan Cumming, the Tony, Olivier and Emmy Award-winning actor, singer, writer, producer and director brings his highly-acclaimed cabaret show, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, to James K. Polk Theater on May...

Spend your Valentine’s Day with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Spend your Valentine’s Day with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
This Valentine’s Day, the seven brothers that make up Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are playing for one night in James K. Polk Theatre. Sons of the late jazz legend Phil Cohran,...
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