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TPAC Gala on August 25

TPAC honors Bridgestone Americas, John Cody with Applause Awards at TPAC Gala

Recognizing decades of support for its nonprofit mission, TPAC presented its highest honor, the Applause Award, to Bridgestone Americas and John Cody, the former Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), at the TPAC Gala.

Feature image for 18-19 HOT Season

Classic literature, history – even soccer – shape TPAC’s 2018-19 Season for Young People

A journey to the Klondike during the gold rush, a bilingual musical tour of the Americas and even the excitement of a soccer match await student audiences who attend performances through TPAC’s 2018-19 Season for Young Audiences, now open for reservations.

The cast of the "School of Rock" tour.

Creating the hit musical ‘School of Rock’

Onstage, the adaptation features a not-so-secret sauce; the kids actually play their musical instruments. Very well. “There is something very moving about that,” says Julian Fellowes. “I mean, you art sort of half moved to tears, simply by the fact that they’re playing this music.”

And the ‘Price is Right Live’ host is…

We are so excited that The Price is Right Live is coming to TPAC for two shows on November 11. Contestants will be able to play the games […]

Thank you Deb and Howard for 30 wonderful years!

Deb and Howard Thompson gave their final bow at Waitress earlier this June after thirty years of volunteering at TPAC. Deb and Howard started volunteering in 1988 when the […]

TPAC President and CEO Kathleen O’Brien announces retirement

Kathleen O’Brien, Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 2005, will retire from her leadership post in July 2019, at the end of the nonprofit’s next fiscal year. O’Brien, the first and only woman to lead TPAC in its almost 38-year history, started as Public Affairs Director in 1988 and has led the organization through several, often historic, transitions during her tenure.

Author and speaker Rob Bell brings Holy Shift Tour to TPAC

Rob Bell is bringing his “Holy Shift Tour” to James K. Polk Theater on October 12. Bell is the New York Times best-selling author of “Love Wins,” […]

Get to know the Spotlight Award finalists

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, […]