Theatre Listings: January 2019

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Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s vibrant arts community has a lot happening in January. Check out all the upcoming shows from local theaters and universities performing this month.


January 5-12
Wellesley Girl

1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212

The year is 2465. An apocalyptic disaster has reduced the country to the size of four small New England towns, walled inside a protective citadel. There are fewer than 435 remaining citizens. Every adult is a member of Congress. And now someone is outside the wall. Welcome to the United States of America.

Showtimes: January 5-7 and 11-12 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $10 available at

January 10-20
Avenue Q
Circle Players 

2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37075

A puppet-filled comedy follows a group of twenty-somethings seeking their purpose in big-city life on Avenue Q in New York City.

Showtimes: January 10-12 and 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. and January 13 and 20 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets start at $15 and are available at

January 10-27
Julius Caesar
Nashville Shakes

2112 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37012

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival has announced its Winter production of Shakespeare’s political thriller, Julius Caesar directed by Santiago Sosa. This edgy, action-packed production will tell the story of the assassination of Rome’s charismatic emperor Julius Caesar in a compelling Roman-noir re-imagining where conspiracy can only exist in the shadows and dark corners of the city. The show runs January 10-27 at Belmont’s Troutt Theater in Nashville and then MTSU’s Tucker Theater in Murfreesboro from January 31-February 2.

Showtimes: Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available at

January 11-27
The Center for the Arts 

110 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130


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! (MTI) – Newsies – Rated PG

Showtimes: Fri/Sat 7:30 p.m. and Sun 2:30. Tickets start at $14 and are available at

January 15-20
On Your Feet! 

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243

From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.

Showtimes: Tues/Weds/Thurs 7:30 p.m. Fri/Sat 8:00 p.m. Sat 2:00 p.m. Sun. 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $50 and are available at

January 17-19
Vanderbilt Off-Broadway

2301 Vanderbilt Pl
Nashville, TN 37210

Join Vanderbilt Off-Broadway for an extraordinary night of music and magic at our 2019 Mainstage: Pippin! Pippin is the story of a young man trying to figure out who he is. Thrown into despair by this lack of fulfillment, he allows a troupe of players to take him on a magical and enticing journey. As he tries a variety of different paths, from love to war, leadership to contentment, all is not what it seems. So join us for this stunning and miraculous tale, with a climax you will not forget.

***CONTENT WARNING*** This show contains strong themes of suicide and suicidal ideation, themes of mental illness, and gun imagery.

Showtimes: Thurs/Fri/Sat. at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at the Sarratt Box Office.

January 17 – February 3
Nashville Children’s Theatre

25 Middleton St
Nashville, TN 37210

Castle Crenshaw, a.k.a. Ghost, has been running his entire life, but for all the wrong reasons.  Then one day he meets Coach, an Olympic medalist who sees his unique raw talent.  Can Ghost achieve the speed he needs for success, or will his past finally catch up to him?  A world premiere especially developed for Nashville Children’s Theatre.

Showtimes: Fri 7:00 p.m. Sat/Sun. 2:00 p.m. and Weds 1:00 p.m. Tickets start at $16 and are available at

January 18-19
C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243

Set in an eerily stylish office in Hell, one of Satan’s tempters, Screwtape, schemes meticulously to capture the soul of an unsuspecting human on earth. An international smash hit, the stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ satiric masterpiece creates a morally inverted universe that reveals unseen spiritual powers and principalities in humorous, vivid and surprising ways.

Showtimes: Fri 8:00 p.m. Sat 4:00 p.m. Tickets start at $41 and are available at


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