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2018 Spotlight Awards winners

Tiyanna Gentry, Sevon Askew win top honors at 2018 Spotlight Awards, will compete at Jimmy Awards in June

Tiyanna Gentry of Hillsboro High School and Sevon Askew of Central Magnet High School will travel to New York in June for the Jimmy Awards.

Lions, tigers and bears… Oh my! Disney Musicals in Schools student share brings magic to TPAC

This year, 27 Metro Schools participated in Disney Musicals in Schools with more than 1,200 students creating musical productions at their schools.

Get to know the Spotlight Award finalists for Best Actress and Best Actor

On May 4, the Spotlight Award finalists for Best Actress and Best Actor met for the first time in TPAC’s Johnson Theater. Tiyanna Gentry, Addison McFarlin, […]

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And the nominees for the 2018 Spotlight Awards are…

Best Actress and Best Actor finalists for the 2018 Spotlight Awards, featuring students from Middle Tennessee and East Tennessee high schools, include Tiyanna Gentry of Hillsboro High School (Davidson), […]

Nashville’s John Overton High School receives NBC ‘R.I.S.E.’ grant

NBC recently announced the 50 schools that will receive their R.I.S.E. grant, giving $10,000 to school theatre departments around the country. Out of over 1,000 schools […]

Support TPAC at May 2 happy hour event

The Big Payback is a community wide 24-hour giving challenge presented by the Community Foundation that raises money and gives awareness to non-profits in the area. […]

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Miya Robertson named Teacher of the Year for 2018

Miya Robertson, a drama teacher at Gower Elementary School in Nashville, is Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s 2018 Teacher of the Year. Presented each year, the award honors an educator who uses the arts to inspire learning, build community, and foster excellence in teaching.

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Students from 26 Tennessee high schools to participate in 2018 Spotlight Awards

Talented students from 26 Tennessee high schools are seizing an opportunity to improve their skills and be recognized for theatrical and musical talent as part of the fifth annual Nashville High School Musical Theater Awards, or Spotlight Awards.