Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s vibrant arts community has a lot happening in August. Check out all the upcoming shows from local theaters and universities performing this month.
July 28- August 5
You’re Still Here
YOU’RE STILL HERE is a new original play by Cori Anne Laemmel Directed by Cori Anne Laemmel Original Score by Laura Matula & Anthony Matula.
Showtimes: Fri/Sat 7:00p.m. and Sun 5:00p.m. Tickets start at $5 and are available at ticketsnashville.com.
August 9- September 9
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shakespeare in the Park
Shakespeare’s classical comedy explores the duality of love in a magical, transformative production that asks: if we are in love are we ever in control?
Showtimes: Thurs-Sun 7:30p.m. at Centennial Park. Tickets aren’t needed but a $10 donation is suggested. Learn more at nashvilleshakes.org.
Center for the Arts
Everyone’s favorite ladies from Chinquapin, Louisiana, return in Robert Harling’s award winning stage comedy, offering audiences a hearty helping of love, laughter and tears. As six women gather in a beauty parlor over the period of two years to discuss everything from favorite recipes and local beauty queens to births and death, they find strength within themselves and comfort in each other’s company. Rated PG-13
Showtimes: Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m. and Sun 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $11 and are available at boroarts.org
Cry it Out
SistaStyle Productions and Three in a Tree Productions
Cry It Out is written by Molly Smith Metzler, critically acclaimed playwright and television writer (Orange is the New Black, Casual), and directed by Courtney Coppa. Cry it Out is a “a comedy with dark edges that takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effect class has on parenthood in America.”
Showtimes: Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m. and Sun 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at eventbrite.com
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score and a timeless message.
Showtimes: Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m. and Sun at 3:00 p.m. Tickets start at $10 and available at circleplayers.net
August 11-September 9
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Nashville Children’s Theatre
Star light, star bright, first star we see… wait a minute… little star isn’t in the nighttime sky! Where can it be? It’s up to two stalwart starkeepers to search the galaxy and solve this cosmic cliffhanger in an interactive, immersive theatrical experience especially designed for the youngest of theatre goers.
Showtimes are Tues-Fri at 10 a.m. Sat at 9a.m./11a.m./1p.m. and Sun at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets start at $16 and available at nashvillechildrenstheatre.org
August 31-September 9
“There is something at work in my soul which I do not understand.” Pushing the limits of science and morality in his search for love and purpose, Victor Frankenstein unleashes a creation that he cannot control. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s gothic novel, join us for a heartfelt new stage adaptation by A.S. Peterson (The Battle of Franklin) that will leave you pondering your own sense of belonging long after the lights come up.
Showtimes: Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7:00 p.m. and Sat/Sun at 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and available at studiotenn.com
August 31-September 16
Center for the Arts
Based on the classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under. Rated R
Showtimes: Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m. Sun at 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $11 and are available at boroarts.org