Theatre Listings: February 2020

Nashville Theatre Listings

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

 

Jan. 31 – Feb. 15
Waiting in the Wings
Pull-Tight Players

112 Second Ave South
Franklin, TN 37064

by Noel Coward
Directed by Matt Grimes

Legendary playwright Noel Coward employed his 50th production to chronicle human life in its twilight years. Lotta Bainbridge, a once-acclaimed performer, moves into The Wings, a charity retirement home for aging actresses. When she rekindles an old feud with a former rival, May Davenport, the two dueling divas are forced to come face-to-face with past indiscretions and present indignities to see if they can salvage a happy ending for their final act.

Showtime: See website

Contact: https://www.pull-tight.com/

Tickets: $18/Adult, $16/Senior, $12/Child or student

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Jan. 31 – Feb. 9

Godspell

Actors Point Theatre Company

1480 Nashville Pike

Gallatin, TN 37066

Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All for the Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.”

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

Showtimes: Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 2 at 3:00 p.m.

Contact: https://www.actorspointtheatre.com/

Tickets: $13 to $27

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Feb. 4 – 9

My Fair Lady

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

505 Deaderick Street

Nashville, TN 37243

From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?

Showtimes:  Tuesday – Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday 8:00 p.m., Saturday 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Contact: TPAC.org

Tickets: Starting at $40/ticket

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February 5

Tim and Eric: Mandatory Attendance World Tour

War Memorial Auditorium

301 Sixth Avenue North,

Nashville, TN 37243

Tim and Eric return to the road for a WORLD TOUR (Australia, Canada and USA) filled with more spoofs, goofs and insanity, including some very special surprises we can’t talk about right now.

Showtime: 8:00 p.m.

Contact: WMArocks.com

Tickets: Starting at $37.50/ticket

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Feb. 6 – 9

Kindertransport

Lipscomb University

4001 Granny White Pike,

Nashville, TN 37204

Between 1939 until the outbreak of World War II, nearly 10,000 Jewish children were taken from their families in Nazi-occupied Germany and sent to live with foster families in Britain. Diane Samuels’ seminal play, Kindertransport, imagines the fate of one such child.

Helga and Werner Schlesinger are parents faced with the difficult choice of keeping their beloved daughter Eva in Germany with them, or letting her become one of the Kindertransport children, who are sent to the UK, alone. When Eva arrives in London, speaking no English, and feeling very much abandoned, she is taken under the wing of Lil Miller. After she learns that her parents have failed to escape Germany, the Millers become her family and a new identity begins to form. After the war is over, she changes her name to Evelyn and acquires British citizenship. Over thirty years later, her Evelyn’s grown-up daughter, Faith, stumbles across some old letters in their attic and Evelyn is forced to confront her traumatic past.

Showtimes: Thursday – Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m.

Tickets: $5 to $15

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Feb. 6 – 23

A Streetcar Named Desire

Nashville Repertory Theatre

505 Deaderick St

Nashville, TN 37219

One of the greatest works of American theatre, A Streetcar Named Desire brings southern belle Blanche DuBois to New Orleans to reunite with her sister, Stella, and to escape her past. Her sophisticated exterior crumbles as she intertwines with Stella’s simple life and her fierce and unpredictable husband, Stanley. We’re celebrating 35 years of theatre with the classic that won Tennessee Williams his Pulitzer Prize.

Showtimes: Check Website

Contact: TPAC.org

Tickets: $29

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Feb. 7 – 9

The Wizard of Oz (Radio Show)

Encore Theatre Company

6978 Lebanon Road

Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

This radio drama aired December 25, 1950, as part of the Lux Radio Theater series. Performed as a staged reading, this favorite includes your favorite Wizard of Oz characters and the songs that made this show a classic.

Showtimes: Feb. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m.

Contact: https://www.encore-theatre-company.org/

Tickets: $16

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Feb. 7 – 16

Steel Magnolias

Studio Tenn

230 Franklin Rd,

Franklin, TN 37064

 

Studio Tenn is bringing back the quintessentially Southern classic, Steel Magnolias to the Jamison Theatre in the Factory at Franklin with Robert Harling’s beloved play about the hope, healing and humor possible in the midst of heartache. Surround yourself with this cast of Louisiana ladies in Truvey’s hair parlor as they bond through beauty shop gossip, laughter, loss and love. Steel Magnolia’s is a production that promises each delicate-but-strong character the close-up she deserves—and each audience member a fully immersive, emotional experience in the 2019/2020 season!

Showtimes: Check Website

Contact: studiotenn.com

Tickets: $35 to $90

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Feb. 7 – 23

Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA

The Center for the Arts

 

 

 

Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love.

An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people. Aida and Radames’ love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.

Showtimes:  Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Contact: boroarts.org

Tickets: $18 Adult, $16 Senior (60+), Student, Military, $14 Child

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February 8

Alter Bridge: Walk The Sky Tour

War Memorial Auditorium

301 Sixth Avenue North,

Nashville, TN 37243

Alter Bridge burst onto the music scene in 2004 with the release of their gold-selling debut, One Day Remains. Their most recent released album Walk The Sky has been critically acclaimed and a career milestone chart success. The latest album brought the band comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips their first ever #1 on Top Current Albums chart.

Showtime: 7:30 p.m.

Contact: WMArocks.com

Tickets: Starting at $29.50

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Feb. 11 – 16

Blue Man Group

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

505 Deaderick Street

Nashville, TN 37243

Blue Man Group performances are euphoric celebrations of human connection through art, music, comedy, and non-verbal communication. Since debuting at New York’s Astor Place Theatre in 1991, the live show has expanded to additional domestic residencies in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Orlando, an international residency in Berlin, and multiple North American and World tours, reaching more than 35 million people worldwide. Blue Man Group is universally appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds, and continually injected with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments, and sensory stimulating graphics.

Showtimes:  Tuesday – Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday 8:00 p.m., Saturday 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Contact: TPAC.org

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Feb 13 – Mar 1

Matilda The Musical

Hendersonville Performing Arts Company

260 W Main St.

Hendersonville, TN 37075

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Showtimes: Check Website

Contact: hpactn.com

Tickets: $18 Adults, $15 Senior (over 65), Children/Students (with ID)

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Inside the Ballet Community Conversations Attitude

Feb. 14 – 16

Attitude: Other Voices

Nashville Ballet

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

505 Deaderick Street

Choreography by Jennifer Archibald, Carlos Pons Guerra, Erin Kouwe and Matthew Neenan

Music composed and performed by Louis York and Cristina Spinei

A collection of choreographers known for pushing the envelope explore gender identity and stereotypes in a series of groundbreaking new works. These artists take ballet beyond the boundary of what is traditionally expected as they reflect on what it means to be a man or woman, how gender affects one’s existence and more.

Showtimes: Feb 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., Feb 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Contact: TPAC.org

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Feb. 14 – 22

The Man of Mode

Belmont University

Theater Complex, 2112, Belmont Blvd,

Nashville, TN 37212

By George Etheredge

 

The play is set in Restoration London and follows the libertine Dorimant as he tries to win over the young heiress Harriet and to disengage himself from his affair with Mrs. Loveit. Etherege built a reputation for drama depicting frivolous lives revolving around flirtation and romance. Today, he is considered one of the “big five” of Restoration comedy. The Man of Mode, Etherege’s last play, appears to satirize many contemporaries of Restoration London.

Showtimes: Thursday and Fridays 7:30 p.m., Saturdays 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: $10

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Feb. 20 – 23

Six Degrees of Separation

Middle Tennessee State University

Tucker Theatre, MTSU Campus

1301 E Main St,

Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Inspired by a true story, the play follows the trail of a young black con man, Paul, who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, Ouisa and Flan Kittredge, claiming he knows their son at college. Paul tells them he is the son of actor Sidney Poitier, and that he has just been mugged and all his money is gone. Captivated by Paul’s intelligence and his fascinating conversation (and the possibility of appearing in a new Sidney Poitier movie), the Kittredges invite him to stay overnight. But in the morning they discover him in bed with a young male hustler from the streets, and the picture begins to change. After kicking him out, Ouisa and Flan discover that friends of theirs have had a similar run-in with the brash con artist. Intrigued, they turn detective and piece together the connections that gave Paul access to their lives. Meanwhile, Paul’s cons unexpectedly lead him into darker territory and his lies begin to catch up with him. As the final events of the play unfold Ouisa suddenly finds herself caring for Paul, feeling that he gave them far more than he took and that her once idyllic life was not what it seemed to be.

Showtimes: Feb 20 – 22 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: $10

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Feb. 20 – Mar. 15

Hans Christian Anderson

Nashville Children’s Theatre

25 Middleton St

Nashville, TN 37210

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser, Additional Lyrics and Book by Timothy Allen McDonald

World Premiere

13-year-old Christian Andersen is the first commoner ever chosen by the King of Denmark to study at the Royal Academy, but he isn’t sure he wants to go. However, royal students have shoes without holes in them… and books; Christian can’t even afford paper. Plus, his new teacher is rumored to be meaner than a sea witch. Based on the real life of Hans Christian Andersen, this world premiere musical, featuring a score by legendary Broadway composer Frank Loesser and an original libretto by Timothy Allen McDonald, follows Hans’ journey from poor storyteller to one of the most celebrated writers of all time.

Showtimes: Check Website

Contact: nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

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

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Feb. 21 – Mar. 1

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Artist Community Theatre

7248 Nolensville Rd,

Nolensville, Tennessee 37135

 

This ACT production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a high-energy, choreographed, two-hour production featuring the Pevensie children fulfilling the prophecy of restoration to Narnia. Come and witness this new staging of #LWW, bringing the characters within feet of your seat in the audience!

Showtimes: Feb 21 and 28 at 7:30 p.m., Feb 22 and 29 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., March 1 at 3:30 p.m.

Contact: artistcommunitytheatre.com

Tickets: $10 to $15

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Feb 28 – 29

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

505 Deaderick St

Nashville, TN 37243

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by American dance icon Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. Engage your emotions when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns with works that touch on timely topics like the beloved classic Revelations, Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece that fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.

 

Showtimes: 8:00 p.m.

Contact: TPAC.org

Tickets: Starting at $40

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