Theatre Listings: February 2019

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Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s vibrant theatre community has a lot happening in February. Check out all the upcoming shows this month including Eddie George’s return to Nashville Rep’s “Topdog/Underdog.”

 

February 1-7
Cabaret
Murfreesboro Little Theatre

702 Ewing Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

In a nightclub in late 1920’s Berlin, Cabaret delves into the turbulent lives of the locals as Germany succumbs to the spread of the Third Reich. A young American writer, Cliff, finds himself smitten with Sally Bowles, a singer in the club. The Master of Ceremonies tells the audience they will forget their troubles at the Cabaret, but their world around them is getting much darker. 

Showtimes: February 1-2, 8-9 and 14-16 at 7:00 p.m. and February 3, 10 and 17 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at www.mltarts.com


February 2-10
Secondhand Wings
The Theatre Bug

4809 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216

In this new original play, Robby is eager to learn the words and meanings for things discovered in the world around them. When Robby is called “boy” something doesn’t feel right, and Robby yearns to find the word that matches their heart. One day in the park Robby sees a robin in a tree and struggles to explain to friends and family the pain of being born a bird without wings. Confiding in Astrid, a young girl in the same class, Robbie tells her about being a bird and wanting to be called Robin instead of Robbie. Robin searches for a way to fly, while the community discovers the power behind the words, “I believe and I love you.” 

Showtimes: February 2 and 7-9 at 7:00 p.m. and February 3 and 10 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children and $10 for adults and are available at ticketsnashville.com


February 7-24
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Hendersonville Performing Arts Company

260 W. Main St
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Based on the classic film, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an authentic piece of Americana, a time-tested romantic comedy with a special, contemporary relevance. Bringing the raucous Oregon frontier from the screen to the stage, it is a crowd-pleasing hit that has audiences cheering from the opening scene to the curtain call. Saddle up for a joyride in this tale of stubborn men and cunning women. 

Showtimes: Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 and are available are hpactn.com or by calling the box office at 615-826-6037. 


February 7-23
Barefoot in the Park
Artist Community Theatre 

12545 Old Hickory Blvd
Antioch, TN 37013

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.

Showtimes: February 7-9, 1, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and February 15 and 22 at 6:15 p.m. Tickets start at $12 are available at artistcommunitytheatre.com  


February 8-10
Wizard of Oz
TPAC

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Nashville! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. 

Showtimes: February 8 and 9 at 8:00 p.m., February 9 at 2:00 p.m. and February 10 at 1 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are available at TPAC.org  


February 8-17
Sense and Sensibility
The Center for the Arts

110 West College St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality.  

Showtimes: February 8-9 and 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. and February 10 and 17 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 and are available at boroarts.org 


February 8-24
Always…Patsy Cline
Studio Tenn

230 Franklin Rd
Franklin, TN 37264

A compelling musical covering the lifelong friendship of Patsy Cline and Louise Seger, Always… Patsy Cline delivers the perfect combination of humor and heart-felt crooning to the Studio Tenn 18/19 lineup. Revel in a night of Cline’s most beloved tunes such as Anytime, Walkin‘ After Midnight, She’s Got You, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy and enjoy a trip back to the height of Cline’s career in this season’s most heartfelt production! 

Showtimes: February 8-9, 14-16 21-23 at 7:00 p.m. and February 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $35 and are available at studiotenn.com 


February 8-10
Lucy Negro Redux
Nashville Ballet

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243

In this world premiere, Lucy Negro Redux explores the mysterious love life of literary great William Shakespeare through the perspective of the illustrious “Dark Lady” for whom many of his famed sonnets were written. Based on the book by Nashville poet Caroline Randall Williams, the contemporary ballet explores themes of love, otherness, equality and beauty as the narrator embarks on a journey to discover her own power and worth. 

Showtimes: February 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and February 10 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and are available at TPAC.org 


February 8-17
Tuesdays with Morrie
Encore Theatre Company

6978 Lebanon Rd
Mt. Juliet, TN 37211

Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. 

Showtimes: February 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m. and February 10 and 17 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at ticketsnashville.com


February 9-23
Topdog/Underdog
Nashville Repertory Theatre

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243

Two brothers. One named after the man who ended slavery in America, the other named after the man who killed him. Their worlds have always revolved around each other, but their center of gravity is shifting as both struggle to define themselves and claim their place. Driven by pride, love, desperation, and dreams, they are forced to go head to head to learn what it takes to come out on top. 

Showtimes: Friday/Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday/Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $50 and are available at TPAC.org


February 9
Love Notes
Nashville Opera

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243

In this Valentine-inspired cabaret, audiences will love in music from Bernstein and Hammerstein to Gluck and Gounod.  

Showtimes: February 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are available at TPAC.org 


February 12-17
A Bronx Tale
TPAC

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243

Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s – where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Alan Menken, A Bronx Tale is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.    

Showtimes: February 12-14 at 7:30 p.m., 15-16 at 8:00 p.m., 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 17 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35 and are available at TPAC.org


February 15-24
The Visit
Belmont University Theatre

1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212

A wealthy woman returns to her debt-ridden home town and offers a sum greater than they have ever imagined to help out. But there is a condition: she wants the life of a villager who years ago had caused her to be expelled from town in disgrace. Ringing denial of this absurd demand is followed by the gradual corruption of everyone in town. He is murdered and money is passed over his body to the town. The lady leaves with a fantastic entourage and with the coffin of her old lover.     

Showtimes: February 15-16, 20 and 22-23 at 7:30 p.m. and February 16-17 and 24 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at belmont.edu


February 15-24
Silent Sky
Lipscomb Theatre

4001 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37024

The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.     

Showtimes: February 15-16 and 22-23 at 7:30 p.m. and February 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at lipscomb.edu 


February 21-April 7
The Very Hungry Catapillar
Nashville Children’s Theatre

25 Middleton Rd
Nashville, TN 37210

Direct from Off-Broadway, four beloved classics — “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”, “Mister Seahorse”, “The Very Lonely Firefly”, and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” — leap off the page and on to the stage right in front of your eyes brought to life by a menagerie of 75 incredible puppets. 

Showtimes: Shows every weekend beginning February 21. Tickets start at $16 and are available at nashvillechildrenstheatre.org 


February 22-March 10
Every Brilliant Thing
Tennessee Women’s Theatre Project

2301 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37228

In this one-woman play a daughter learns that her mother has been hospitalized for doing, as her father puts it, “something stupid”. To convince Mom that life is worth living, she begins a list of 1,000 Brilliant Things, leaving them on scraps of paper for her mother to find. “Every Brilliant Thing” offers an unflinching view of depression and the things we do for those we love. Far from sad or tragic, the play is filled with love and sincerity, with hope and even humor. This rare theater experience involves the audience in the story, evoking empathy, tears, laughter, insight and deep compassion.

Showtimes: Thu/Fri/Sat 7:30 p.m. and Sun 2:30 p.m. Tickets start at $10 and are available at brownpapertickets.com