TPAC’s 2016-17 Annual Report to the Community shares the success of several new, even historic, steps made during the year that were informed by an 18-month strategic planning process.
The report highlights TPAC’s commitment to keeping pace with Nashville’s dramatic growth and contributing value to city and surrounding area, including presenting 474 performances, seating 350,728 audience members, serving 42,944 children and adults through arts education programs, and creating a combined annual economic impact of more than $72 million from TPAC and its resident artistic companies.
- TPAC’s first steps as an associate producer, presenting for the first time in its history a locally produced show — a production of EVITA by the Franklin-based Studio Tenn company — on the 2016-17 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season.
- The nonprofit’s continued expansion of Disney Musicals in Schools as well as professional development opportunities for teachers, such as summer and fall institutes on integrating the arts into classroom learning.
- A partnership with Lipscomb University’s College of Entertainment & the Arts to expand and co-present its Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards program. Now one of TPAC’s six education programs and named the Spotlight Awards, the program sent two Best Actor/Actress winners to compete in New York at the Jimmy Awards (the Middle Tennessee students were named among the Top 8 Finalists).
“We are incredibly grateful for all our donors, sponsors, community partners and friends who help to bring TPAC’s mission to life. With them, we hope to serve Nashville’s growing needs by presenting bold and innovative programming, energizing our region’s creative abilities and improving the lives of the people of Tennessee.”
– Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC President & CEO