June 14-August 4
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Nashville Children’s Theatre
25 Middleton St
Nashville, TN 37210
An NCT Snuggery Performance at Lipscomb University
For ages 0-5
This is a general admission performance.
This special summertime production stands separate from NCT’s 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.
Showtimes: 9:00 a.m. on weekdays and 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on weekends
Tickets are $12 and are available at nctheatre.com
July 25 – August 10
4809 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37206
Showmance is an original musical that gives you a quirky back stage tour into the life of a theater kid. Charlotte and Henry are two teens who face different types of bullying and intimidation. Charlotte, a unique and talented song writer, is “kicked” out of her group of friends and girl band for not being popular enough. Henry is has been physically bullied by his peers for being different, yet both find a common bond in Betsy, a witty and energetic “theater geek” who, along with a cast of whimsical theater students, give Charlotte and Henry a place to belong.
Showtime: Thursday and Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets start at $10 and are available at ticketsnashville.com
Into The Woods
2301 Rosa Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37203
A red cape, a strand of golden hair, a golden shoe, and a white cow. It’s these four items that send a baker and his barren wife ‘Into the Woods’ on a magical journey to reverse an evil spell. They wish for a child and are sent by an evil witch on the scavenger hunt. Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella soon join the mix, on this magical tale of love and adventure!
Showtimes: August 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 at 7:30 PM; August 11, 18 and 25 at 3:00 PM
Tickets start at $15 and are available at circleplayers.net
Holding the Man
4610 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
Against the odds, Tim and John develop a relationship in the 1970s, that for 15 years survives everything that life throws at them until the only problem that love can’t solve turns up to part them.
Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
Tickets are $15, available at kb-productions.org
Encore Theatre Company
6978 Lebanon Rd
Mt Juliet, TN 37122
Whodunit, howdunit. When famous actress Primavera Donna throws a party and winds up dead, it’s up to the guests to figure out who and how, and why the hired help is so annoying. Shades of Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, and Ten Little Indians. As the storm outside rages and the body count mounts, the guests must contend with interruptions, shocking revelations, tacky special effects, and the arrival of a mysterious visitor. Both the action and dialogue are fast-paced and the surprising conclusion leaves only one question: Who gets the movie rights? The cast includes a stuffy butler, a social butterfly, a playboy, a dotty chemist, an aristocrat of dubious origin, a nun who has taken a vow of silence, a part-time detective, a very French maid, and a mysterious stranger. A rapid-fire romp through the conventional drawing room mystery, easy to stage and well suited for ensemble comedy.
Showtimes: August 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30 p.m. and August 11, 18 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $13 and are available at ticketsnashville.com
August 23 – September 7
Be More Chill
Street Theatre Company
1120 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37210
Jeremy Heere is just an average teenager. That is, until he finds out about “The Squip” – a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most: a date with Christine, an invite to the raddest party of the year and a chance to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. But is being the most popular guy in school worth the risk?
Showtimes: Performances at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and available at streettheatrecompany.com
August 23 – September 8
The Secret Garden
Center for the Arts
110 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37123
This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers”, spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. (Samuel French) – The Secret Garden – Rated G
Showtimes: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets start at $14 and are available at boroarts.org