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How David Epley blended acting and science to become Doktor Kaboom

“It took me 40 years to figure out what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” says Doktor Kaboom creator David Epley. “But when I found it, I never looked back.”

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How to be a contestant on ‘The Price Is Right Live’ at TPAC next March 24

Need a new fridge? There’s only one show that you could potentially drive a new car home from…

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Ernie Nolan on his “dream job” at the Nashville Children’s Theatre

Why was Ernie Nolan the perfect choice to direct the upcoming ‘Aladdin and His Winter Wish’ at TPAC? Well, one might say he never really grew up.

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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.

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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.

Aladdin and Jasmine on the magic carpet

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.