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John Leguizamo on comedy, fatherhood and ‘Latin History’ ahead of his one-man show Nov. 15

An American actor, voice artist, comedian, producer, playwright and screenwriter, John Leguizamo has made a career with his feisty fast-talk and frantic energy. We recently had the chance to chat with John about comedy, fatherhood and his professional journey ahead of his Nashville visit.

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‘Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ brings a sweet treat to TPAC June 9-14

Oompa loompa doompety doo. TPAC has the perfect show for you. Step inside a world of pure imagination with Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, coming to TPAC’s Jackson Hall June 9-14.

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‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ is now a ballet, and Nashville will be the first US-based company to perform it

Some of us were lucky enough to read ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ in high school. Others remember the riveting 1951 film with Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh and Kim Hunter. But anyone who knows anything about the 1947 play by Tennessee Williams is wondering the same thing: “How do you translate the beautiful narrative into a ballet, where no words are uttered?”

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A dazzling display of Japanese artistry, TAO: Drum Heart comes to Nashville Jan. 28

When they’re not on international tour, Drum Tao performers are usually practicing on top of the isolated mountain in Japan where the group is based. “All day we practice, rehearse, and train. Japanese drum is very loud, [so] we can’t train in town,” said Taro Harasaki.

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TPAC joins commemoration of 19th Amendment centennial

Almost 100 years ago, half of our country’s population was given the right to cast a ballot for the first time. In honor of this landmark moment in history, TPAC has joined over 40 other Nashville organizations to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution granting women the right to vote.

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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Jon Royal challenges audiences to have a much-needed conversation with Nashville Rep’s ‘Pipeline’

Director Jon Royal has been pushing Nashville theater to reflect the city’s diversity for years. And his take on Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline, which runs Oct. 19 – Nov. 3 at TPAC’s Johnson Theater, is no different.

‘Aladdin and His Winter Wish’ blends big names with local talent, full cast announcement

Have you ever wondered what your favorite childhood story would be like sprinkled with some holiday magic and reimagined for a modern audience? Well, Kris and Becky Lythgoe did. And for the past decade, Lythgoe Family Panto has been revamping the age-old classics with a contemporary twist of comedy, dance and pop songs interwoven into the scripts.