When Disney Theatrical Group introduced Disney Musicals in Schools to Nashville in 2011, the idea of one day involving more than a thousand Tennessee students in its musical theater programs seemed like wishing upon a star.
The stages at TPAC are set for this school year and the 2019-20 HOT Season for Young People. More than 40,000 students and educators are expected to attend a variety of productions designed to immerse young people in aspects of life, literature, history, and social issues through the arts.
TPAC is currently accepting applications for teaching artists for its Nashville Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts program. Applications, due August 2, will be reviewed by TPAC education staff before applicants are brought in for interviews and auditions. Any applicants MUST be available the week of September 16-20, 2019.
Between TPAC’s three theaters, there are hundreds of events that take place each year including Broadway shows, comedians, resident company performances, and more. Arguably the most fun (and rewarding) is the Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share Celebration.
Two Davidson County high school students, Lilla Galgoczy-Toler of Nashville School of the Arts and Trenton McCrary of John Overton High School, took home Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor honors at the 2019 Spotlight Awards and will travel to New York in June to compete nationally in The Jimmy Awards.
Ten Middle Tennessee students are nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Lead Actor for the 2019 Spotlight Awards, to be presented Saturday, May 11, at the Tony Awards-style ceremony in TPAC’s Jackson Hall.
Adam Prouty, a fourth-grade math and science teacher at Warner Elementary Arts Magnet School in Nashville, is the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year.
Talented high school actors, singers, dancers and technicians from 28 Tennessee schools are putting their skills on display this year and seeking recognition and important feedback as part of the sixth annual Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards, or Spotlight Awards.