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Meet Jeff Hobson: The Trickster

The Illusionists bring their best-selling magic show from Broadway to Nashville on February 16-18. Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts, and acts of breathtaking wonder, The Illusionists – Live From Broadway has shattered […]

Jenna with Lulu at diner in Waitress

TPAC seeks young female actors to play Lulu in ‘Waitress’

TPAC will host auditions on March 10 to choose two local girls to perform the role of “Lulu” in Waitress, the Tony Award-nominated hit Broadway musical, during its one-week engagement at TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall June 5-10.

East End students perform at Student Share

New works, new programs and $72 million in economic impact

TPAC’s 2016-17 Annual Report to the Community highlights several new, even historic, steps made last year and the nonprofit’s commitment to keeping pace with Nashville’s dramatic growth. TPAC presented 474 performances, welcomed 350,728 audience members, served 42,944 children and adults, and had an economic impact of more than $72 million.

robert dubac book of moron

Robert Dubac bring The Book of Moron to TPAC May 5

Comedian and humorist Robert Dubac brings his witty, hilarious Off-Broadway solo hit, The Book of Moron to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater […]

jonathan goodwin illusionists

Meet Jonathan Goodwin: The Daredevil

The Illusionists are bringing their best-selling touring magic show from Broadway to Nashville February 16-18! Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered […]

Nashville Opera brings ‘Hercules vs Vampires’ to TPAC

Take a 60’s cult movie, set it to a new operatic score, add live singers and orchestra, and you get a fantastic night of over-the-top fun. Hercules vs Vampires, Patrick Morganelli’s new opera, was written to accompany Mario Bava’s 1961 cult movie of the same name, a sword-and-sandal film that is wildly operatic in scope.

abby and brian bass at pippin

Spotlight on Abby Bass: TPAC Board Intern

At TPAC, we love shining the spotlight on Middle Tennesseans who care about the arts and arts education as much as we do. So on a chilly December day, we sat down with Abby Bass, Director of Events at Williamson, Inc. and TPAC’s newest Board Intern, at one of our favorite lunch spots to discuss everything from her time working at Disney World to her favorite musical.

Anna Gorisch engages students in ArtSmart activity

Youth Awakened (Nashville Arts)

The great joy of learning lies in discovery. Since its inception, TPAC’s ArtSmart has enriched classroom curriculum and helped students discover the tools they need to have a meaningful encounter with a live arts experience. This deeper drive is facilitated by TPAC teaching artists at no cost to schools.