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Yehezkel Lazarov, Jonathan Von Mering and the cast of 'Fiddler on the Roof.'

PREVIEW: Legendary lyricist Sheldon Harnick looks back at 55 years of ‘Fiddler’

As a young man, the Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick studied violin at Northwestern University, hoping he might land with “a second-rate symphony orchestra somewhere.” But that all changed when his good friend Charlotte Rae loaned him her cast album from Finian’s Rainbow.

PREVIEW: ‘Miss Saigon’ stirs personal connections and contemporary themes

To understand Jackie Nguyen’s unique connection with Miss Saigon, one need only consult her cast bio in the program – “Dedicated to my family who escaped Vietnam over 30 years ago.”

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Kathleen O’Brien looks back at 30 years with TPAC

Kathleen O’Brien has seen tremendous change over the last 30 years – not only at Tennessee Performing Arts Center but throughout Nashville itself. But even as the nonprofit’s longtime leader prepares to step down from her post in July, it’s clear that her passion for the arts remains strong.

PREVIEW: Nashville native eager to hit the home stage with ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Broadway’s Analisa Leaming has graced the stages of Lincoln Center Theater and Carnegie Hall. But the Murfreesboro native insists that there is something quite special about returning to TPAC in the national tour of “Hello, Dolly!”

Joe Barbara (Sonny) and Joey Barreiro (Calogero)

PREVIEW: ‘A Bronx Tale’ highlights universal story of ‘love, loyalty, and family’

For Chazz Palminteri, it’s all about honest storytelling. And perhaps that explains the longstanding and universal appeal of “A Bronx Tale,” the hit Broadway musical arriving at TPAC’s Jackson Hall on February 12.

Mauricio Martinez as Emilio Estefan and Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan and company in 'On Your Feet!'

PREVIEW: ‘On Your Feet!’ brings inspiring story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan to Nashville

Showcasing chart-topping hits and Tony-nominated choreography, “On Your Feet!” is wowing audiences worldwide. But music icon Emilio Estefan hopes the uplifting story behind the music will inspire fans long after they leave the theater.

Mason Trueblood, Ivan Marić, Malcom Buchanan, Ben Giroux, John O’Hurley, Peyton White, Ariana Crowder, Bridget Whitman and Dan Castiglione in 'Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirate’s Christmas'

PREVIEW: Lythgoe Family shares gift of Panto with ‘Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirate’s Christmas’

Over the years, the Lythgoe family has earned a reputation for producing popular reality television shows, such as “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” But also they share a real passion for “bringing affordable theatre to families across America.”

Irving Berlin's "White Christmas." Photo Jeremy Daniel

PREVIEW: Nashville native brings holiday spirit home with ‘White Christmas’

TPAC kicks off the holidays Nov. 13 with the return of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” But for Nashville native Jeremy Benton, the season’s greatest gift is performing for his hometown crowd.