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How a trip to Haiti inspired the ‘Once on This Island’ revival coming to TPAC Oct. 15-20

When you walk into TPAC’s Jackson Hall Oct. 15-20 for the Tony Award-winning revival of Once on This Island, you may wonder why you feel transported to a faraway land just ravaged by a storm. There is water, garbage, a huge tractor trailer, and sand that blankets the stage. What was the inspiration behind this realistic and immersive set design?

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Nashville Opera’s 2019-20 Season pairs tried and true favorites with compelling 20th century works

If you’ve felt in a choral cocoon over the past months, Nashville Opera’s 2019-20 season is days away from metamorphosing with Madame Butterfly Oct. 10-12.

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Kingdom Choir brings the gospel to Polk Theater Oct. 15

If they’re good enough for a prince of England and the Duchess of Sussex, they’re good enough for us Tennesseans, right? After Kingdom Choir captivated millions […]

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Nashville Rep announces 2019-20 Ingram New Works Lab playwrights

All great plays must be written. And for the past ten years, Nashville Repertory Theatre has been asking, “how can we help?” to up-and-coming playwrights through […]

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Casting announcements for national tour of ‘The Color Purple’

We all remember Cynthia Erivo’s emotional, Tony Award-winning performance as Celie in the 2016 Broadway revival of The Color Purple, an uplifting story about the triumph of the […]

Shakespeare in Love Directed by Connie Downer September 20-29 PG-13

‘Shakespeare in Love’ opens The Center for the Arts’ 2019 season in Murfreesboro

William Shakespeare certainly loved incorporating a play within a play – whether it was A Midsummer Night’s Dream or Hamlet. The master English poet and playwright […]

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Dax Shepard brings his ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast to TPAC Nov. 2

No, you’re not getting Punk’d. Some might say actor and director Dax Shepard has evolved since pranking celebrities opposite Ashton Kutcher in the popular MTV practical […]

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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 […]