Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s vibrant arts community has a lot happening in March. Check out all the upcoming shows from local theaters and universities performing this month.
Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen,” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at Cabaret – John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff’s Tony®-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.
Showtimes: Tues/Weds/Thurs at 7:30 p.m. Fri/Sat at 8:00 p.m. Sat at 2:00 p.m. Sun at 1:00 p.m./6:30p.m. Tickets start at $27 and are on sale now at TPAC.org.
Nashville Children’s Theatre
In Caitlin’s world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. That’s the stuff Caitlin’s older brother Devon has always explained. But Devon was killed during a school shooting and now she’s on her own. (The shooting is not portrayed on stage. The story of the play begins after the tragedy.)
Showtimes: Sat/Sun at 2:00 p.m. Wed/Thur at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $15 at nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.
Pride & Prejudice
Center for the Arts
A high born gentleman (Darcy) falls in love with a young woman (Elizabeth) whose family is far beneath him socially and they must both overcome obstacles, misunderstanding, and resistance in order to realize their attraction and suitability to marry. Rated PG
Showtimes: Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m. Sun at 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $11 and are on sale now at boroarts.org.
The Pillowman is a 2003 play that tells the tale of Katurian, a fiction writer living in a police state, who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of bizarre child murders occurring in his town.
Showtimes: Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m. Sun at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at tickets.act1online.com
Dearly Departed takes place in current day and is set in the buckle of the bible belt. It is about a very southern family and their neighbors, handling the death and funeral of Bud. The mayhem that ensues brings together a hilarious cast of characters that you can’t help but laugh at.
Showtimes: Thur/Fri at 7:30 p.m. Sun at 2:30 p.m. Tickets start at $12 and available at encore-theatre-company.org
Let Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater life your spirits with dance that reveals our common humanity and our capacity to endure. Engage your emotions when the world’s most popular modern dance company returns with contemporary works that touch on timely topics and the beloved classic, Revelations.
Showtimes: Weds 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $40 and are available at TPAC.org.
Spring Dance Concert
The 12th Annual Spring Dance Concert showcases the Department of Theatre as well as the Department of Dance at Austin Peay State University.
Showtimes: Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7:00 p.m. Sun at 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $10 and are available at apsu.edu.
March 23-April 8
Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American Writer Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister’s death. The story is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of southern women in northwest Louisiana.
Showtimes: Thur/Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m. Sun at 3:00 p.m. Tickets start at $10 and available at circleplayers.net.
Produced in collaboration with the Nashville Repertory Theatre, and inspired by the sensational Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee, this thrilling courtroom drama centers on the prosecution of a teacher who read about Darwin’s The Origin of Species to his science class from their biology book. The attention-grabbing trial becomes a boxing match for the two greatest legal giants of the century. The great storytelling of this classic is enhanced by its ties to actual historical characters, and this riveting drama rings with relevance to our culture’s struggle with the relationship between belief and science that continues to this day.
Showtimes: Wed/Thurs at 6:30 p.m. Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m. Sat at 2:30 p.m. Tickets start at $47 and available at TPAC.org.
March 28-April 22
Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Wicked looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman born with emerald green skin- smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships.
Showtimes are Tues/Weds/Thurs 7:30 p.m. Fri/Sat 8:00 p.m. Sat 2:00 p.m. Sun 1:00 p.m. and 6:00p.m. Tickets start at $39 and available at TPAC.org.
March 30-April 8
Center for the Arts
Godspell Junior is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. Easter showing at 4 pm. Rated G.
Showtimes: Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m. Sun at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10-15 and available at boroarts.org.
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
Roy Waldron Elementary
Bring your family for 70 minutes of flat out musical fun in our community!
Showtimes: Fri/Sat at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available at the door
Artist Community Theatre
The Artist Community Theatre holds their shows at Mt. View Baptist Auditorium in Antioch.
Showtimes: Thur/Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $12 and available at artistcommunitytheatre.com
Love’s Labour’s Lost
The Theatre Bug
King Ferdinand, the student government president and social King of Navarre Prep has decided that he and all the other boys in the school, to better themselves as young men, must commit to hitting the books for 3 years. This agreement means no goofing off, lay off the cheese fries and most importantly no girls. One of his gang, Biron, reminds the Ferdinand that the Princess of their neighboring academy is coming to settle some business. The Princess, refused entry, comes up with a plan to show the boys who’s boss.
Showtimes: Thur/Fri/Sat at 7:00 p.m. and Sun at 6:00p.m. Tickets start at $5 and available at thetheatrebug.com