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Arts check-in: Metro Nashville Public Schools

Metro Nashville Public Schools continues to encourage the students of Nashville to pursue their dreams through artistic endeavors. Here’s some recent stories from the world of MNPS that may brighten your day.

Not your average musical, ‘SpongeBob’ floods TPAC with a deep sea of diverse songwriters Nov. 5-10

Not every Broadway conductor conducts their orchestra with a toothbrush. But since SpongeBob The Musical — which floats into TPAC Nov. 5-10 — isn’t your average musical, Patrick Hoagland is not your average conductor.

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NCT addresses deportation, family, patriotism in ‘Return to Sender’ Oct. 10-27

Progressive and honest programming like “Return to Sender,” which runs Oct. 10-27, is one reason why Nashville Children’s Theater is ranked as one of the top five children’s theatres in the country.

Kris Lythgoe talks panto, bringing families together for ‘Aladdin and His Winter Wish’ Dec. 12-22

Magic carpet ride? Check. Wish-granting Genie? Check. Evil sorcerer? Check. Aladdin and His Winter Wish, which comes to TPAC Dec. 12-22, may seem to check all the boxes of the children’s classic we all know and love.

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TPAC’s Disney Musicals in Schools program continues to expand

When Disney Theatrical Group introduced Disney Musicals in Schools to Nashville in 2011, the idea of one day involving more than a thousand Tennessee students in its musical theater programs seemed like wishing upon a star.

Frist Art Museum presents Eric Carle’s Picture Books: Celebrating 50 Years of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’

That colorful critter that could never get enough to eat has wiggled its way off the pages of your childhood and onto the walls of the […]

Nashville Zoo to host largest lantern festival in the country

Nashville Zoo is about to get lit – literally. See the zoo in a whole new light with the Zoolumination: Chinese Festival of Lights, the largest lantern show in the country spanning more than 60 acres.

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Dates extended for NCT’s ‘The Itsy Bitsy Spider’ after numerous sell out dates

The Itsy Bitsy Spider is perhaps the ultimate story about perseverance and dedication. We all know the story – the spider climbs the spout, the rain washes it out, the sun dries the rain and then it tries again.