Theatre Listings: October 2019

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There are oodles and oodles of great local theater productions to support this October. We hope you’ll check out a show or two and support the great theater community here in Middle Tennessee.

Companies are encouraged to submit listings and production photos at least two weeks in advance to the TPAC NewsCenter.

Every show by every theater company in October:

sevenbridesSep. 20 – Oct. 6
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Springhouse Theatre Company 

14119 Old Nashville Hwy
Smyrna, TN 37167

Springhouse Theatre Company, Rutherford County’s premier destination for live family theatrical entertainment, is thrilled to open its 2019-2020 season with the beloved musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Based on the classic 1954 film, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an authentic piece of Americana, a time-tested romantic comedy with a special, contemporary relevance. The foot-stomping stage version features all those wonderful songs you loved from the film, including “Sobbin’ Women,” “Goin’ Courtin’,” “Wonderful, Wonderful Day,” and of course the iconic “Bless Your Beautiful Hide,” in addition to new songs, such as “Love Never Goes Away” and “Where Were You,” which were written for the stage version.

The men in question are Adam and his six unruly brothers, who think they know where a woman’s place is and how to keep her there. It takes Milly—Adams’s spirited new wife—and six other savvy women to show them who’s boss.

Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:30 p.m.

Contact: 615-852-8499

Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students/children 


anniegetyourgunSep. 27 – Oct. 6
Annie Get Your Gun
The Renaissance Center

855 Highway 46 South
Dickson, TN 37055

Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and, while struggling to care for her brother and sisters, she gains the attention of Col. Buffalo Bill. He convinces her to join his Wild West Show, and Annie soon falls head-over-heels for Frank Butler, the current headliner. Annie surpasses Frank as the main attraction, and, with his ego bruised, Frank leaves for a rival show. Fate brings Annie and Frank together again for a final shoot-out that makes for a powerful finale!

This show is set to the immortal music of Irving Berlin and contains musical classics like “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun,” and “Anything You Can Do.” Annie Get Your Gun is considered a classic golden-age musical, and the whole family will surely enjoy every moment!

Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 senior/student and $5 for children


 

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The Wedding Singer
Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre  

8204 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37221

Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer‘s sparkling new score does for the ’80’s what Hairspray did for the ’60’s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years.

It’s 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

Showtimes: Thursdays at 12 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Contact: 615-646-9979 Ext.2

Email: tickets@CHAFFINSBARNTHEATRE.COM


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Young Frankenstein
Cumberland County Playhouse

221 Tennessee Ave
Crossville, TN 38555

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. Young Frankenstein has all the panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good, hysterical entertainment.

Showtimes: Thursdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Contact: 931-484-5000

Tickets: $34 for adults and $18 for students/children 


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Sarah and the Secret of the Cellar
Theater Bug

4809 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216

“Sarah and the Secret of the Cellar” is a a one-act play brought to you by the writer of the Theater Bug favorite, “Snowderalla” Nate Eppler, along with his co-writer and Theater Bug parent, Dietz Osborne. Sarah has lost a very important book report, and while searching for it in the cellar, comes across her long-forgotten imaginary friends. Join them as they embark on an adventure to help Sarah find her book report, and re-ignite her imagination.

Showtimes: 7 p.m.

Contact: 615-818-7358

Tickets: $5 online, $7 at the door


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Moonlight and Magnolias
Pull-Tight Players

110 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37123

Set in the golden age of Hollywood, Moonlight and Magnolias is a riotous, behind-the-scenes peek at the making of what many consider the greatest movie ever made…that almost wasn’t! Can a producer with a lot to prove, his serene secretary, a hot director with an even hotter temper and a screenwriter set for success (once he gets around to reading the book) create movie magic, or will their chance be “gone with the wind?” Frankly, my dear, you won’t want to miss this one.

Showtimes: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Contact: 615-791-5007

Email: tickets@pull-tight.com

Tickets: $18 for adults, $12 for children


Sutton Foster posing in a yellow dress.

Oct. 5
An Evening with Sutton Foster
War Memorial Auditorium

301 Sixth Ave N
Nashville, TN 37243

 

Sutton is a two-time Tony award-winning actress, singer, and dancer who recently starred in the title role of the New Group’s 50th-anniversary revival of Sweet Charity, for which she earned multiple nominations for her performance. Perhaps best known for her role as Reno Sweeney in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Anything Goes at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, Foster earned the 2011 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Sutton Foster currently stars as Liza in the critically-acclaimed TV Land series, “Younger.”

Showtime: 8 p.m.

Contact: 615-782-4040 or TPAC.org

Tickets: $35 


Oct. 10 – 12
Madame Butterfly
Nashville Opera

505 Deaderick St.
Nashville, TN 37219

Japanese geisha Cio-Cio-San, Butterfly, abandons her faith and family for the dashing American sailor, Lieutenant Pinkerton. But Pinkerton’s love is temporary and Butterfly’s happiness, short-lived. In the end, Cio-Cio-San pays the ultimate price for her selfless devotion. For more than a century, audiences have been thrilled by Giacomo Puccini’s haunting, poignant music and touched by the lovely Butterfly, who sacrifices everything for love.

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Directed by John Hoomes
Featuring the Nashville Opera Orchestra

Sung in Italian with projected English titles

Showtimes: Thursday – 7:00 p.m., Saturday – 8 p.m.  

Contact: 615-832-5242

Tickets: $26-$104


Peter-and-the-Wolf-300x300Oct. 10 – 13
Peter & the Wolf
Nashville Ballet

505 Deaderick St.
Nashville, TN 37219

Imaginative, engaging and educational – this family-friendly production transports audiences into the pages of a life-size storybook as they embark on an unforgettable adventure with Peter and his fun-loving animal friends.

Choreography by Paul Vasterling
Music by Sergei Prokofiev

Showtimes: 7:30 p.m.

Contact: 615-297-2966 x710

Tickets: TBD


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The Moth’s local GrandSLAM
OZ Arts Nashville

6172 Cockrill Bend Cir
Nashville, TN 37209

The ultimate battle of wits and words comes to OZ Arts with The Moth’s local GrandSLAM – featuring the winners from the previous 10 months of the popular “StorySLAM” series. Each storyteller will compete for the title of “GrandSLAM Champion” with a brand new story, creating a dynamic evening of incredible tales and yarns. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes.

Showtimes: Thursday – 7:00 p.m., Saturday – 8 p.m.  

Contact: 615-350-7200

Tickets: $25


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Little Shop of Horrors
The Larry Keeton Theatre

108 Donelson Pike
Nashville, TN 37214

Little Shop of Horrors is a horror, comedy rock musical with music by Alan Menken and lyrics and book by Howard Ashman. The story follows a hapless florist shopworker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The musical is a based on the 1960 low-budget black comedy film of the same name.

Showtimes: Thursday – Saturday 7:00 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.  

Contact: 615-628-9100

Tickets:$30 Adult Dinner & Show, $25 Adult Show Only, $20 Child Dinner & Show and $15 Child Show Only

 


Return-300x300Oct. 10 – 27
Return to Sender
Nashville Children’s Theatre

25 Middleton St
Nashville, TN 37210

Eleven-year-old Tyler Paquette is the son of generations of farmers. Eleven-year-old Mari Cruz is the Mexican born daughter of undocumented migrant workers. When Mari’s family is hired to help save Tyler’s family’s farm from foreclosure, both young people are forced to confront the complexities of immigration and citizenship. Marisela Treviño Orta’s adaptation of Julia Alvarez’s award-winning novel is a powerful reminder how young people can reach hands across cultural differences and find understanding.

By Marisela Treviño Orta
Based on the novel Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
Directed by Crystal Manich

Showtimes:

  • Oct 10, 2019 at 06:30 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 11, 2019 at 01:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 12, 2019 at 02:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 18, 2019 at 07:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 19, 2019 at 02:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 20, 2019 at 02:00 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 26, 2019 at 02:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 27, 2019 at 02:00 pm (Sun)

Contact: nashvillechildrenstheatre.org/return-to-sender

Tickets: $23 for adults, $19 for seniors/military/educators, $17 for youth (ages 3-17)


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Oct. 11 – 12
Global Warming: The Musical
Vanderbilt University 

2301 Vanderbilt Pl
Nashville, TN 37240

Every aspect of this musical comes directly from the students themselves: the book, music, lyrics, and direction from Vanderbilt junior Foster Swartz; the phenomenal acting from 10 of the most passionate undergraduate actors in Nashville; live music from four extraordinarily talented student musicians; and so, so much more. In addition to this, the students are independently funding the show, with all investments coming either from their Kickstarter page, t-shirt sales, ticket sales, or straight from the shallow depths of their pockets. They’re putting everything they’ve got into this show chiefly because they believe so deeply in the importance and urgency of its content.

The musical itself follows two converging plot lines: first, the valiant efforts of a group of archetypal high school students to put on the similarly archetypal “best beach party of the summer.” Second, however, and more importantly: slowly but surely, as the teens set up for their festive celebration, Global Warming (embodied and draped in peak camp regalia) begins to murder them one-by-one. The key comedic motif of the show is the repeated convergence of these plot lines and the seeming inability of the teens to abandon their less pressing storyline in order to pay attention to the potentially apocalyptic one. With theater-shaking surf rock tunes, lots of water guns, and the bleakest of gallows humor, Global Warming becomes a show that refuses to be ignored and refuses to give the teens and the audience alike the chance to bury their heads in the sand while the most terrifying threat of our times draws ever nearer.

Showtimes: 9 p.m.

Contact: 941-266-3618

Tickets: $5 for non-Vanderbilt students


Wizardofoz

Oct. 11 – 13
The Wizard of Oz
Bravo Creative Arts Center 

700 Norwood Dr
Nashville, TN 37204

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the beloved film, Bravo brings to stage Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Cowardly Lion. Glinda, The Wicked Witch, along with a large ensemble of Munchkins, Winkies, Monkeys, Poppies, Jitterbugs and more as they dazzle with colorful costumes, high energy dance, and a timeless score!

Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Contact: 941-266-3618

Tickets: $12


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Oct. 11 – 26
The Toxic Avenger
Street Theatre Company 

1120 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37210

The Toxic Avenger is a charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all: an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and two guys who play… well, everyone else… bullies, mobsters, old ladies and stiletto-wearing back up singers.

Melvin Ferd, the Third, wants to clean up Tromaville, the most polluted town in New Jersey (just off Exit 13B on the Turnpike). Foiled by the mayor’s bullies, Melvin is dumped into a vat of radioactive toxic waste, only to reemerge as The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey’s first superhero. Affectionately known as Toxie, our new hero is a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark. He’s out to save New Jersey, end global warming, and woo the blind librarian in town. It’s a toxic love story with an environmental twist! Featuring a wailin’ rock score, this comical musical has something for everyone to enjoy.

Showtimes: Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Contact: 615-554-7414

Tickets: $20 general admission


 

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Oct. 11 – 27
Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone
Lakewood Theatre Company 

2211 Old Hickory Blvd
Old Hickory, TN 37138

In the not-so-distant future, a horrible drought sweeps the nation and forces a government ban on all private toilets! If the poor can’t afford to use public amenities owned by the Urine Good Company, run by the malevolent Caldwell B. Cladwell, they’ll be sent to the dreaded and mysterious “Urinetown.” Our brave young hero Bobby Strong leads the poor to rise up and fight for the freedom to go “wherever you like, whenever you like, for as long as you like, and with whomever you like!” A brilliant satire and winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a wickedly funny, fast-paced, and surprisingly intelligent comedic romp.

Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Contact: 615-847-0934

Email: lakewoodtheatreco@gmail.com


NPN-CrookOct. 11 – 20
Every Little Crook and Nanny
Encore Theatre Company 

6978 Lebanon Rd
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

Lillie Scones is a sweet retired nanny who runs a boarding house with one resident and “a cat the size of the Louisiana Purchase”.  Her two friends, Jocelyn and Carmella, help to pass the time by listening to music and gossiping. Then Stuart, an old charge of hers, rents a room. Lillie is tickled to have him around again, not knowing he is planning on robbing the bank on the corner. Stuart’s mind may not be totally on the bank job, however, when he meets Betty. However, when Stuart finds out that Betty is about to graduate from an academy on the very night they plan to rob the bank, the perfect alibi presents itself – why not go to the graduation, be seen there, sneak out and rob the bank. Perfect, thinks Little Pat, Stuart’s wise-cracking sidekick.

Unfortunately for the two would-be crooks the graduation is at a police academy. Throw in a chief of police, a suspicious fiancé and a half-pint brat with an “Al Capone do-it-yourself tool kit” and nobody knows what will happen next. In the spirit of Frank Capra, this tale of a bank heist and three retired nannies has all the classic comedy twists and surprises fit for any audiences.

Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Contact: 615-598-8950

Tickets: $10 general admission


NPN-Nightmare-300x127Oct. 11 – 19
The Nightmarium Incident
ACT 1 at Darkhorse Theater

4610 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209

ACT 1 opens its 31st season with the world premiere of The Nightmarium Incident, an original work written and directed by local playwright, Eric Butler.

In this play, the cast and crew of a campy horror television program set off a chain of gruesome disturbances when they unwittingly summon the spirits of the dead into their studio in this horror comedy inspired by the cult films that have chilled and thrilled us for decades.

In 1988, local TV Horror Hostess, Maureen Henson, know to her fans as Mistress Twilight, finds herself and her fellow cast and crew members scrambling to get their weekly Friday night horror program The Nightmarium Creature Double Feature ready for air. Tensions increase as the Nightmarium team bicker over their lackluster lives and careers and the Channel 9 news team continue to interrupt while they track a severe storm headed towards the small southern town. Making matters worse, Maureen, in her frustrated attempt to improve the quality of their campy show, gives her husband and fellow castmate, Wesley, a mysterious book she found at the flea market. When Wes reads from the book, he unwittingly summons the spirits of the dead who are now trapped in the W-KIL television station with the two factions. The result is a gruesome chain of events that would forever be known as the Nightmarium Incident.

Please be advised that this show contains graphic content and strong language. 

Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Contact: 615-297-7113

Tickets: $15 general admission


NPN-Baskerville-300x240Oct. 11 – Nov. 7
Baskerville
Cumberland County Playhouse 

221 Tennessee Ave
Crossville, TN 38555

Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, The Fox on the Fairway) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be! Adventure Theater.

Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Contact: 931-484-5000

Tickets: $30 for adults, $28 for seniors and $16 for students/children 


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Oct. 13 – 27
Sweeney Todd: A Musical Thriller
The Center for the Arts

110 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. Rated R for graphic bloody violence

Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $18 adults, $14 children 

Contact: 615-904-2787


Once On This IslandOct. 15 – 20
Once on This Island
TPAC 

505 Deaderick St.
Nashville, TN 37219

 

Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, Once On This Island is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. With a score that bursts with life, Once On This Island is a timeless testament to theater’s unlimited possibilities.

“What a delight it is to enter the world of Once On This Island!” raves The New York Times.

Showtimes:

  • Oct 15, 2019 at 07:30 pm (Tue)
  • Oct 16, 2019 at 07:30 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 17, 2019 at 07:30 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 18, 2019 at 08:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 19, 2019 at 02:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 19, 2019 at 08:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 20, 2019 at 01:00 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 20, 2019 at 06:30 pm (Sun)

Contact: 615-782-4040 or TPAC.org

Tickets: start at $45


pipeline-tpac-246x300Oct. 17 – Nov. 3
Pipeline
Nashville Repertory Theatre 

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243

 

A mother’s hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him in Pipeline, the riveting new play by Dominique Morisseau, brought to you this fall by Nashville Repertory Theatre. Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? With profound compassion and lyricism, Pipeline brings an urgent conversation powerfully to the fore. Don’t miss this deeply moving story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future — without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.

Showtimes: Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Contact: 615-782-4040

Tickets: $29 


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Greater Tuna
Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre 

8204 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37221

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals.

The show began as a simple party skit based on a political cartoon more than 25 years ago in Austin, Texas. Talented creators Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard were the imaginative authors that parlayed the sketch into a critically acclaimed production which has entertained audiences across the country ever since.

Showtimes: *times listed are performance start times. Meals are served 2 hours prior to curtain, although orders cut off 1/2 prior to curtain.

  • Oct 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 17, 2019 at 07:30 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 18, 2019 at 07:30 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 19, 2019 at 07:30 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 25, 2019 at 07:30 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 26, 2019 at 07:30 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 27, 2019 at 02:00 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Thu)
  • Nov 1, 2019 at 07:30 pm (Fri)
  • Nov 2, 2019 at 07:30 pm (Sat)

Contact: 615-646-9979 Ext.2

Tickets: $37 for adults, $22 for youth and $15 for children under 12 


NPN-Rocky-201x300Oct. 18 – Nov. 2
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Circle Players 

2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37228

The musical that started a 40-year nonstop cultural phenomenon is back where it is meant to be seen – live on stage!  The Rocky Horror Show is a sexy, saucy, tongue-in-cheek musical that is truly iconic with its irresistible hum-along score and cast of quirky characters.  It tells the story of a newly engaged couple, Brad and Janet, getting caught in a storm and seeking refuge at the home of a madcap transvestite scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, who unveils his latest creation – a muscle man named Rocky Horror. Directed by Katharine Boettcher

Showtimes: Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Contact: 615-332-7529

Tickets: $20 ($15 on Thursdays)


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Manual Cinema: Frankenstein
OZ Arts Nashville  

6172 Cockrill Bend Cir
Nashville, TN 37209

Chicago’s renowned multimedia company Manual Cinema stitches together the classic story of Frankenstein with brilliant author Mary Shelley’s own biography to create a visually stunning theatrical epic about the beauty and horror of creation. Featuring a spellbinding chamber orchestra, Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music to create immersive visual stories for stage and screen.

Showtimes: Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Contact: 615-350-7200

Tickets: $25-$45


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Ollie’s Diner
Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre  

8204 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37221

Once upon a time, Ollie’s Country Diner was famous for its chicken ‘n dumplings and a visit by famed country singer Lefty Leflore. Forty years later, Ollie is gone and his beloved diner is being run by his daughters, Jessie and Anna. To rescue the failing diner, (a nightly stop on the local ghost walking tour) a plan is devised to not only re-create Lefty’s visit, but embellishes it quite a bit. Don’t miss this story of ghostly twists and turns generously sprinkled with music, love, and laughter.

Showtimes: Thursdays at 12 and 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Contact: 615-646-9979 Ext.2

Tickets: $37 for adults, $15 for children under 12


NPN-Shakespeare-2-300x291Oct. 26
Pop Upright Shakespeare #7
Nashville Shakespeare Festival 

Location will be texted 24 hours before showtime

Eight directors will stage lively “Upright” readings of the Bard’s plays at locations in and around Nashville. The title of the play will be kept secret until the play begins, but each will be a rare opportunity to hear one of Shakespeare’s great and lesser-known plays.

Showtime: 2 p.m.

Contact: 615-852-6732

Tickets: $10 advance, $12 at the door


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