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?
There’s one musical that certainly has more than nine lives. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS, returns to Nashville for its ninth time at TPAC Nov.19-24.
Are you ready, kids? I said, are you ready?! After 11 seasons, two movies, and more than $13 billion in merchandising revenue, the animated residents of Bikini Bottom have left their underwater dwellings to conquer the Broadway stage.
TPAC will present its highest honor, the Applause Award, to Delta Dental of Tennessee and former TPAC Board Member, TPAC Foundation chairman, and chairman of Clearbrook Holdings Corp. Michael D. Shmerling, at the 2019 TPAC Gala on Saturday, Aug. 24.
Winner of the 2018 Best Revival of a Musical, Once on This Island will officially open its national tour in Music City with a week-long engagement from Oct.15-20 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall.
Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, “Dear Evan Hansen” makes its Nashville debut with a one-week engagement Sept.10-15 at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall.
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.
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.”