Theatre Listings: June 2019

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Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s vibrant theatre community has a lot happening in June. Check out all the upcoming shows this month including the Hendersonville Theatre Company’s production of Shrek The Musical.

 

June 1-2 
Les Miserables School Edition
The Center for the Arts 

110 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 70 million, this musical phenomenon is an epic tale of passion and redemption in the throes of revolution. Rated PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic element.

Showtimes: June 1 at 7:30 p.m. June 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets start at $14 and are available at boroarts.org. 


June 1-16
A Chorus Line
Circle Players

2301 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37228

A stunning musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition while exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies. The show features one powerhouse number after another. 

Showtimes: May 31 and June 1, 6-8, and 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. and June 2,9, and 16 at 3:00 p.m.  

Tickets are $20 and are available at circleplayers.net  


June 1-16
Violent Delights
ACT 1

4610 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209

Set in a post apocalyptic society torn apart by rival tribes, people arm themselves to become as unapproachable as possible.  In this mayhem, Juliet and Romeo find each other and begin to let their guard down, but tempers fly when their tribes discover the truth. Featuring music from local musicians like Rob Vischer, Veridia, Birdtalker, Riptide, Secret Nation and more, this  original retelling gathers strength from its five choreographers, who tell this ageless story in a totally new way. Violent Delights is appropriate for all ages.

Showtimes: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm

Tickets start at $15 and are available at eventbrite.com 


June 1-2
The Addams Family
Act Too Players

419 Main St
Franklin, TN 37064

 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Showtimes: June 1 at 12:00 p.m. June 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $10, available at franklintheatre.com


June 1-2
A Chorus Line
Act Too Players

419 Main St
Franklin, TN 37064

A CHORUS LINE – HIGH SCHOOL EDITION is a full-length version of the landmark musical, adapted for performance by high school students with family audiences. Every aspect of the show has been developed specifically for high school performers: dialogue and content are age-appropriate, dance sequences are of a length befitting high school dancers, and allowances are made to feature actors of any race or ethnicity.

Widely considered one of Broadway’s all-time greatest shows, A CHORUS LINE is a bracing concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway audition. A CHORUS LINE is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another. A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, the show was instantly recognized as a classic.

Showtimes: 4:00 p.m.   

Tickets are $13 and are available at franklintheatre.net  


June 1-2
Lucky Stiff
Act Too Players

419 Main St
Franklin, TN 37064

 

Tony Award-winning writing team, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s, first produced show, Lucky Stiff, premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. That incarnation’s talented cast included Stephen Stout, Stuart Zagnit, Mary Testa and Julie White. A winner of the Richard Rodgers Award and Washington’s Helen Hayes Award for Best Musical, Lucky Stiff is now performed frequently across the country.

Based on the novel, The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce, complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn… or else his uncle’s gun-toting ex!

Showtimes: June 1 at 7:30 p.m. and June 2 at 12:00 p.m. 

Tickets are $13 and are available at franklintheatre.net  


June 1-8
Shrek the Musical
Hendersonville Theatre Company 

260 W Main St
Hendersonville, TN 37075

 

Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek. Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, puppets (there is a fire-breathing dragon after all) and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre. 

Showtimes: May 23-25, 30-31, and June 1 and 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and May 25-26 and June 1-2 and 8-9 at 2:00 p.m.  

Tickets start at $15 and are available at hpactn.com 


June 1-2
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 
Studio Tenn 

230 Franklin Rd
Nashville, TN 37064

The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes alive this spring in Studio Tenn’s musical retelling of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future, Joseph, Jacob’s favorite son, finds himself the center of a comedic tale of family, betrayal, and service to a hilariously Elvis-like Pharaoh. A truly timeless Old Testament tale, the Tony Award winning Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat spans a multitude of musical genres from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock and roll. You won’t want to miss this season’s best kind of feel-good, warm-hearted, and irresistibly spectacular season finale! 

Showtimes: May 17-19, 23-25, 30-31, and June 1-2 at 7:00 p.m. and May 18-19, 25-26, and June 1-2 at 2:30 p.m.  

Tickets start at $35 and are available at studiotenn.com  


Miss SaigonJune 4-9
Miss Saigon
TPAC

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243

 

“A dynamite Broadway revival.” – The New Yorker Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon from the creators of Les Mis. In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forces to work in a bar run by the notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. This new production features stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score featuring Broadway hits including “The Heat is On in Saigon”, “The Movie in my Mind”, and “Last Night of the World”.

Disclaimer: This show is recommended for 12+ ages

Showtime: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 8:00 p.m. Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  

Tickets start at $45 and are available at TPAC.org  


June 4
Writers in Conversation
Darkhorse Theater

4610 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209

Hosted by Andrew McFadyen Ketchum
​Presented by PoemoftheWeek.com

Showtimes: 7:00 p.m.  

Tickets are $10 and available at the door 


June 7-23
Footloose
The Center for the Arts

110 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37075

 

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. (R&H) – Footloose – Rated PG-13 For sexual themes and references to drugs and alcohol

Showtimes: Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $14 and are available at boroarts.org


June 7-16
Romeo & Juliet
Encore Theatre Company 

6978 Lebanon Rd
Mt. Juliet, TN 37220

This drama is one of William Shakespeare’s great tragedy-themed plays. The famous story of the “star-crossed” young lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. the themes running through the play address the issues of the consequences of immature blind passion, hatred and prejudice. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet are young people who fall deeply in love but their families are bitter enemies. Regardless of the feud between their families they marry in secret. They make every effort to conceal their actions but the story ends in tragedy when Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, Mercutio and Paris all die.

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

Tickets start at $13 and are available at encore-theatre-company.org  


June 7-23
Fun Home
Murfreesboro Little Theatre 

703 Ewing Blvd
Mt. Murfreesboro, TN 37220

Fun Home follows Alison Bechdel from her youth, to her college years, and the present where she is writing her graphic novel autobiography. As Alison looks back on her past, she struggles to make sense of everything, particularly her relationship with her father, Bruce. The owner of the Bechdel Funeral Home, aka “Fun” Home, her father struggles with his own identity and self-discovery. Alison is pulled deeper into her memories and watches her life unfold before her eyes. FUN HOME brings to light the memories of our past and how they ultimately shape who we are.

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

Tickets start at $5 and are available at mltarts.org


June 13-15
Roe
Humanity Theatre Project

4610 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209

 

The Humanity Theatre Project will present a staged reading of Lisa Loomer’s admirably probing play Roe.  This special addition to the company’s season will take place Thursday, June 13 – Saturday, June 15 at the Darkhorse Theatre (4610 Charlotte).  Roe was added to create a forum for discussion on abortion and women’s rights as the polarity of these topics has heightened.  Panelists from the community will be featured following designated performance.

Showtimes: 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are free with a suggested donation of $10 at the door.


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 19-20
Swim in the Shallows
Gadabout Theatre Company

2412 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

 

Gadabout Theatre Company will present Adam Block’s comedy Swimming in the Shallows. The quirky ensemble piece’s plot revolves around lesbian wedding planning, a man in love with a shark, and a woman who wants to own only eight things. Plus dream sequences.

Showtimes: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $7 and are available at the door


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


June 22
Pop up Shakespeare 
Nashville Shakes

101 Front St
Smyrna, TN 37167

 

Some of Nashville’s favorite (and bravest!) actors will bring Shakespeare’s words to life in these lively “upright” staged readings in unique locations in and around Nashville. Our 2018 season had ticket holders guessing where these performances would be, revealing the location just 24 hours in advance. Keeping with the tradition of surprise, our 2019 season will give audiences a different question to think about— which of Shakespeare’s plays will I see today?

Showtimes: 2:00 p.m. 

Tickets are $10 and are available at nashvilleshakes.org


June 22-29
Dance Nation
Nashville Story Garden

25 Middleton St
Nashville, TN 27210

 

Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at Nationals in Tampa Bay. Dance Nation is a play about ambition, growing up, and how to find our souls in the heat of it all.

Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. June 22-24 and June 27-29

Tickets are $15 at eventbrite.com


Fiddler on the RoofJune 25-29
Fiddler on the Roof 
TPAC

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 27243

 

“An entirely fresh, funny, and gorgeous production. A reason for celebration!” – New York Magazine Audiences across North America are toasting a new production of Fiddler on the Roof rich with musical hits you and love, including “Tradition”, “Sunrise, Sunset”, “If I Were a Rich Man”, “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”, and “To Life!” Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love, and laughter. Featuring a talented cast, lavish orchestra, and stunning movement and dance, Fiddler will introduce a new generation to the uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

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

Tickets start at $40 at TPAC.org


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