Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s vibrant theatre community has a lot happening in July. Check out all the upcoming shows this month and support local theatre!
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
June 21-July 6
Hedwig and the Angry Itch
Street Theatre Company
1120 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37219
This groundbreaking Obie-winning Off-Broadway smash also won multiple awards for its hit film adaptation. It tells the story of “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, which has left her with just “an angry inch.” This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig (née Hansel) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by the hard-rocking band “The Angry Inch.” Using songs and monologues, Hedwig tells her story, which began in the former East Berlin where as Hansel he meets Luther, an American GI who promises to take the young man to the States on the condition that he switch his sex. After the bungled operation, Luther abandons newly named Hedwig in a Kansas trailer park, where she turns to music and meets geeky Tommy Speck, whom she takes under her wing and soon falls for. Tommy steals her songs, achieves rock star fame, and Hedwig is once again cast aside. She decides to demand redress and stalks Tommy’s world tour, performing in the T.G.I. Fridays that are situated next door to his stadiums. Hedwig describes her life’s search for “The Origin of Love” and her other half. It’s a rocking ride, funny, touching, and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.
Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
Tickets start at $15 and are available at ticketsnashville.com
Sumner Plays Fine Arts Festival
Actors Point Theatre Company
139 Rock Castle Lane
Hendersonville, TN 37209
The Sumner Plays Fine Arts Festival is proud to present William Shakespeare’s “Henry V” as it’s inaugural offering of
a unique annual summer Fine Arts Festival held on the banks of Old Hickory Lake.
BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS OR BLANKET, YOUR PICNIC BASKET AND ICE CHEST AND ENJOY YOU FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHILE SHARING AN UNMATCHED EVENING AT THE LAKE!
You’ll enjoy world class Shakespeare at it’s finest – featuring artists from Prague, Los Angeles, and around the southeast.
Each day will open up with education classes including:
Showtimes: 5:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $5 and are available at tickets.com
Center for the Arts
110 W College Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37012
This beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul music! Rated G
Showtimes: Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $14, available at boroarts.org
TN Playwrights Studio
4610 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
Showtimes: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and are available at the door.
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: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets will become available at ticketsnashville.com
Murfreesboro Little Theatre
702 Ewing Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37123
The Little Foxes is a 1939 play by Lillian Hellman, considered a classic of 20th century drama. Its title comes from Chapter 2, Verse 15 of the Song of Solomon in the King James version of the Bible, which reads, “Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.”
Showtimes: Thursday Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets start at $5 and are available at mlttickets.com
The World Over
Belmont Little Theater
Nashville, TN 37212
It’s “The Odyssey” meets Monty Python!
This epic tale relates the story of Adam, a young castaway who spends his life in pursuit of the fabled land of Gildoray. Adam fights pirates and monsters, finds true love, and is offered kingdoms to rule. But when Adam suffers an unimaginable loss, he must learn what it means to be a hero.
An ensemble of eight actors plays dozens of characters in this magical world-spanning story.
Actors’ Equity members: Get free rush tickets to any performance! Simply present your active membership card at the box office.
Showtimes: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets start at $15 and are available at theworldover.com
July 25 – August 4
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