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, they were instilled with a passion for music and strong work ethic from an early age. Their song “War” was featured in the blockbuster hit movie, “The Hunger Games” and…

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5 Questions with JT Hodges from ‘Part of the Plan’

We sat down with country singer and actor JT Hodges to discuss what it’s been like to work on a brand new musical. ‘Part of the Plan’ premieres here at TPAC September 8-24.   Q: How did you get involved with ‘Part of the Plan’? JT: I got involved with POTP through a fellow songwriter friend of mine who happened…

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We’re Hiring! IT Support Technician

The IT Support Technician position available at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center information technologies department is a great way to progress your career. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing fast reliable, and secure ticketing services for TPAC and its resident companies to Nashville and surrounding areas 24-7. We are a high-level PCI compliant organization with cutting edge technology…

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‘Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus -LIVE!’

Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus -LIVE!

The Off-Broadway hit Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!, a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on The New York Times #1 best-selling book of the same name returns to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater on Oct. 20, 2017.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, Aug. 18, at 10:00 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.

Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom in a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up.

Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE! is more than just the book. After beginning in Paris in 2007, Men are From Mars–Women are From Venus LIVE! has been seen by more than one million people around Europe. It debuted in the United States in February 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina and will be playing to audiences around the United States and Canada throughout the year.

This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids.

When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. It’s a great recipe for a night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. A delicious evening of entertainment.

Since being published in 1992, John Gray’s Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, exploring the differences between the sexes, has sold in excess of 50 million copies, been translated into 40 different languages and is one of the most recognizable titles in the world. Gray has written 17 books and became one of the most trusted relationship authors today, appearing on the national lecture circuit and on TV shows such as Good Morning America, Oprah, and Larry King Live.

The producer, St. Louis based Emery Entertainment has produced or promoted thousands of events around the globe, including superstar attractions Blue Man Group, David Copperfield, and James Taylor.

The talented team assembled for this production continues with the award-winning playwright Eric Coble, direction by Broadway veteran Mindy Cooper, and animation & video production by the talented animators at Bazillion Productions.

 

If You Go:

Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!

Oct. 20, 2017

7:30 p.m.

TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater

505 Deaderick St.

 Tickets:

TPAC.org

615-782-4040

 

Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org

Broadway’s ‘An American in Paris’ plays Nashville Oct. 31- Nov. 5

An American in Paris

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most-awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards®, brings its first national tour to Nashville with a one-week engagement at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall Oct. 31 – Nov. 5.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. For groups of 10 or more, call 615-782-4060.

Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Craig Lucas.

The production opened to widespread critical acclaim at the Palace Theatre on Broadway in April 2015 after its world premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The New York production closed in October 2016 after playing more than 600 performances. A West End production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS opened in March 2017 at the Dominion Theatre.

The score of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS includes the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” ‘’S Wonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise,” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “Second Prelude,” “Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture” and “An American In Paris.”

“A Gershwin classic with beautiful choreography and gorgeous dancing, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is a love letter to musical theatre. This stunning and award-winning production transports the audience to Paris, where the romance and magic of Paris combines with the music of George and Ira Gershwin for an unforgettable experience.” -Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC President and CEO

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS won four 2015 Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League Award for Best Musical, three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, and two Theatre World Awards. The musical was included on the Year’s Best lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, the Associated Press, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Masterworks Broadway Original Broadway Cast recording of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS was nominated for the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Award.

The creative team also is comprised of Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (set and costume designer) and Natasha Katz (lighting designer); Jon Weston (sound designer); 59 Productions (projection designer); Rob Fisher (musical score adaption, arrangement and supervision); Todd Ellison (musical supervisor); David Andrews Rogers (musical director/conductor); Christopher Austin and Bill Elliott (orchestrations); Sam Davis (dance arrangements); Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, C.S.A. (casting); Rick Steiger (production supervisor); Dontee Kiehn (associate director and associate choreographer); and Sean Kelly (associate choreographer and resident director).

The producing team includes Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan and Roy Furman by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, Pittsburgh CLO and Théâtre du Châtelet.

For more information, visit www.AnAmericanInParisBroadway.com and follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

If You Go:

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Oct. 31 – Nov. 5, 2017

Andrew Jackson Hall

505 Deaderick St.

Tickets:

TPAC.org

615-782-4040

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the third production featured in the 2017-18 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season and is presented locally by Bank of America. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. The Broadway season is supported by the HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals, and media sponsors for the season include NewsChannel 5 and The Tennessean. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission.

TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway series and Broadway special engagement. For more information about accessible services, contact Lori Ward at LWard@TPAC.org or 615-782-4077.

TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.Since 1980, the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center has welcomed more than 12 million audience members and served more than 1.8 million children and adults with performances at TPAC, teacher resources, professional development opportunities, classroom residencies, and enrichment programs. Each year, TPAC serves several hundred thousand audience members with the HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series, a variety of special engagements, and the productions of three resident artistic companies – Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Nashville Repertory Theatre. TPAC’s mission is to lead with excellence in the performing arts and arts education, creating meaningful and relevant experiences to enrich lives, strengthen communities, and support economic vitality. For more information, visit TPAC.org.

 

 

 

Mannheim Steamroller Comes to Nashville December 28

Mannheim Steamroller

America’s favorite holiday tradition, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, performs one night of holiday classics at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall on Dec. 28, 2017.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, July 21, at 10:00 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.

The best-selling Christmas artist of all time, Mannheim Steamroller, founded and created by Grammy Award® winner Chip Davis, begins their annual Christmas tour on Nov. 13. The show, directed and co-produced by Davis with MagicSpace Entertainment, features classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller and multimedia effects in an intimate setting.

Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 28 million in the Christmas genre. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and occupy top positions on the Billboard seasonal chart every year. In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas tour regularly attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests, and is one of the longest-running tours in the music industry.

“Our first Christmas tour was 33 years ago in 1974 when we played in five cities,” says Davis. “Currently, we play an average of 75 cities each year, and it is a real privilege to continue sharing the holiday spirit through our performances.”

Along with the upcoming tour, PBS stations nationwide will be broadcasting “Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live” this year. The milestone special was filmed two years ago to mark the group’s 30-year anniversary of musical holiday magic and 40 years of groundbreaking Fresh Aire compositions. This year’s tour includes many of the performances in the PBS special broadcast.

For more information about Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, visit http://www.mannheimsteamroller.com, or follow Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis online at Facebook and Twitter.

If You Go:

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas By Chip Davis

Dec. 28, 2017

7:30 p.m.

TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall

505 Deaderick St.

 Tickets:

TPAC.org

615-782-4040

 About Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller

From his longtime home in Omaha, Nebraska, Mannheim Steamroller creator and founder Chip Davis makes innovative music inspired by the sounds of another age.  This former teacher and jingle writer founded the music industry’s largest independent recording label, American Gramaphone, in 1974 when industry executives said Davis’ innovative 18th century instrumental rock sound would never sell. In addition to a Grammy Award, Davis is largely credited with establishing the New Age music category. His first Christmas album in 1984 revolutionized the making and marketing of holiday music, and the album’s success made Christmas records a “must do” for all music artists.  With more than 28 million Christmas albums sold, Davis is the #1 selling Christmas artist of all time with Elvis coming in at a distant 17 million holiday records sold. He also is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the music industry, offering a rich array of lifestyle products on www.mannheimsteamroller.com including hot chocolate, food, apparel and novelty items. His latest achievement is creating a cutting edge psychoacoustic technology that is being used in major medical institutions such as Mayo Clinic.

 

Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.