Due to ongoing safety protocols surrounding COVID-19, the TPAC Box Office is closed to in-person sales and assistance.
Health & Safety
- A face mask is required. One may be provided if necessary.
- We encourage social distancing in restrooms, elevators, and other public areas where appropriate.
- Touchless hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the building.
- To protect the health and safety of our artists, patrons, educators, students, staff, and volunteers, all visitors must follow TPAC’s health and safety protocols. These guidelines were developed from recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), local health officials, and TPAC’s official health and safety partner, HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health. By visiting TPAC, you voluntarily assume all risks of exposure to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. We encourage all TPAC guests to take precautions, as recommended by the CDC, to protect themselves and others in public spaces. Please help keep each other safe.
- We will use enhanced hygiene, sanitation, and cleaning protocols before and after the performance according to CDC and industry standards.
- When feasible, we will provide a touchless environment in restrooms, concessions, merchandise, and Box Office.
- We have updated air filtration systems to improve ventilation in public spaces and backstage.
- Please note all tickets for TPAC events are fully digital and only accessible via your mobile device through our TPAC Concierge Mobile App. A mobile ticket is the safest, most convenient, and flexible way to receive and manage your tickets while increasing protection against fraud.
- TPAC is an accessible facility with a variety of services. Visit our Accessible Services page for more information.
Ticket delivery method for this show is TPAC Concierge Mobile App only.
Masks are required for this event.
Tables have a 4-person capacity. In order to maintain social distancing, there is a 2-ticket limit per table for online sales. Patrons that need less than 2 or more than 2 tickets, please call our Box Office at 615-782-4040 for seating options.
You’re invited to a series of new, intimate on-stage experiences with the best of Broadway and beyond. As we begin our return to live shows, TPAC and Studio Tenn are proud to present five limited-capacity, in-person concerts, featuring Susan Egan, Adam Pascal, Branden & James, Shoshana Bean, and Norm Lewis. Join us for a unique evening as we turn TPAC’s Polk Theater stage into a cabaret.
BRANDEN & JAMES, described by NPR music as a duo with "dazzling cello and soaring tenor vocals" brings the soulful timbre of James on his cello combined with Branden's emotional and powerful vocals, creating a sound that leaves audiences feeling moved and inspired. "...the always supportive, sometimes haunting power of the cello accompanying Branden’s voice solidifies the classical sound, adds new depth to the popular, and allows the audience to just sit back and take it in...so movingly, that you may forget to breathe!" says Paul Lisnek - Host of Broadway in Chicago Backstage.
The energy and fervor behind their music have a story to tell of their unique pairing. Branden James had a successful career on stage and in recording prior to his meeting the Australian cellist, James Clark. Some of Branden's accolades include finishing as a finalist on season 8 of America's Got Talent, appearances at The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Los Angeles Opera. As an accomplished cellist, pianist, and arranger, James brought to the mix his own share of musical accomplishments, accompanying Olivia Newton-John, Idina Menzel, and Bernadette Peters in multiple concerts. "Hardly a supporting player, but, rather, a true co-creator and co-star,” (Robert Windeler, NY Times Correspondent) Clark started churning out arrangements of familiar tunes that make you listen to them as you've never heard them before.
Since playing their first public concert together, they've been touring around the world with their innovative, classically inspired covers and original songs. Reminiscent for some as The Piano Guys meets Josh Groban, they weave familiar melodies of pop tunes in classical style with their own unique sound. Branden says, "people tell us we're so unique and different. I think that's what excites us most. We're creating something people haven't heard before." Branden recently penned a memoir entitled, "Lyrics Of My Life" which will be published by Simon & Schuster in September 2020. The duo will also release their first full-length debut album, Chasing Dreams, recorded with multi-platinum classical crossover producer, Patrick Hamilton (Katherine Jenkins, David Garrett, Alfie Boe) and launch a 25-city US tour alongside touring their new cabaret show, "The Lady Gaga Songbook".