Theatre Listings: March 2019

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Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s vibrant theatre community has a lot happening in March. Check out all the upcoming shows this month including the staged production of “Shakespeare in Love” by Nashville REP!

 

March 1-10 
Calendar Girls 
The Center for the Arts 

110 W. College St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Calendar Girls is based on the true story of eleven Women’s Institute members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire and hordes of press soon descend on their small town. The calendar is a success, but friendships are put to the test under the strain of new-found fame.  

Rated PG-13 for nudity, some language and drug-related material.  

 Showtimes: March 1-2 and 8-9 at 7:30 p.m. and March 3 and 10 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are available at boroarts.org 


March 8-16
Sweat
Humanity Theatre Project

4610 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209

In her Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat, Lynn Nottage gives a voice to those who often feel they have none, such as best friends Tracey and Cynthia, saloon-loving adults who work together on a steel manufacturing line.  In a tight-knit community like this one, however, it takes but one fracture in its core for the breaking point of friendship to be seismically tested.  Inspired by field research and first-person testimonials collected in Reading, PA, Lynn Nottage’s unflinching slice-of-life drama captures the pressure cooker of trying times—where a lethal combination of layoffs, lockout, and picket lines sends the Rust Belt way of life into crisis.  

Showtimes: March 8-9 and 14-16 at 7:00 p.m. and March 10 at 2:00 p.m.  

Tickets are $20 and are available at humanitytheatreproject.com 


March 8-17
The Birds
Encore Company

6978 Lebanon Rd
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

 

The Birds is a gripping, unsettling and moving look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse. In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of attacking birds. They find relative sanctuary but not comfort or peace; there’s no electricity, little food, and a nearby neighbor may still be alive and watching them. Another refugee, the young and attractive Julia, arrives with some news of the outside world, but her presence also brings discord. Their survival becomes even more doubtful when paranoia takes hold of the makeshift fortress—an internal threat to match that of the birds outside. 

 Showtimes: March 8-9 and 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. and March 10 and 17 at 2:30 p.m.  

Tickets are $15 and are available at ticketsnashville.com  


The Book of Mormon Winner of 9 Tony Awards

March 12-17
The Book of Mormon
TPAC 

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243

 

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the good word. 

Showtimes: March 12-14 at 7:30 p.m., March 15 at 8 p.m., March 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and March 17 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  

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


March 13-17
The Sinatra Legacy: A Musical Tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes
Studio Tenn

230 Franklin Rd
Franklin, TN 37264

The Studio Tenn Legacy Series brings its sixth edition of the renowned theatrical concert back to its hometown of Franklin, TN.  Taking the stage at the historic Franklin Theatre, The Frank Sinatra Legacy honors the timeless talents of the Rat Pack legend, Frank Sinatra. The Frank Sinatra Legacy features hits such as “My Way,” “New York, New York,” and “Come Fly With Me” from Sinatra’s eclectic variety of best-selling music and medleys that are sure to take you back to the swooning sounds of Sinatra’s dreamy baritone. 

Showtimes: March 13-17 at 7:00 p.m. and March 16-17 at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets start at $35 and are available at studiotenn.com 


March 19-24
Anastasia
TPAC

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243

 

This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. 

Showtimes: March 19-21 at 7:30 p.m., March 22 at 8:00 p.m., March 23 at 2:00 p.m. and 8 p.m. and March 24 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ‘ 

Tickets start at $40 and are available at TPAC.org.  


March 22-30
The House at Pooh Corner
Belmont University Theatre

1900 Belmont Rd
Nashville, TN 37212

Christopher Robin has decided to run away with his friends Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and the rest. Probably they’ll go to the North Pole or to the South Pole. For there is a dark, mysterious threat that he’s to be sent away to Education. Nobody knows exactly what or where that is, and if he’s sent to such a distant place, what can his friends possibly do without him? So, it’s generally agreed that they’ll run away. As the situation becomes clearer, Christopher Robin isn’t quite so sure that running away is the answer. 

Showtimes: March 22 at 7:30 p.m., March 23 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., March 24 at 2:00 p.m., March 28-29 at 6:00 p.m. and March 30 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  

Tickets are $10 and are available at belmont.edu. 


March 22-30
Thoroughly Modern Millie 
Belmont University Musical Theatre

1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212

In the fast-paced 1920s, a girl from Kansas moves to New York City to marry a rich man. She gets a job, samples the “thoroughly modern” flapper life, makes friends and finds unexpected romance. 

 Showtimes: March 22-23 and 28-30 at 7:30 p.m. and March 23-24 and 30 at 2:00 p.m.  

Tickets start at $10 and are available at belmont.edu. 


March 22-April 7
If/Then
Circle Players

2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37228

If/Then is a contemporary musical that follows Elizabeth as she rebuilds her life in New York, a city of infinite possibilities. It is a new original new musical set at the intersection of choice and chance, where the road you take meets the road you didn’t.  

Showtimes: March 22-23, 28-29, and April 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. and March 24 and 31 and April 7 at 3:00 p.m.  

Tickets start at $15 and are available at circleplayers.net 


March 22-April 7
The Producers
The Center for the Arts

110 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive “Springtime for Hitler”), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. 

 Showtimes: March 22-23, 29-30, and April 5-6 at 7:30 p.m. and March 24 and 31 and April 7 and 2:00 p.m.  

Tickets start at $16 and are available at boroarts.org 


March 23-April 13
Shakespeare in Love
Nashville Repertory Theatre

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243

 

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – Romeo and Juliet. With opening night – and the wedding day – fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy? 

Showtimes: March 21 and 27-28 and April 3-4 and 10-11 at 6:30 p.m.; March 22-23 and 29-30 and April 5-6 and 12-13 at 7:30 p.m.; March 30 and April 6 and 13 at 2:30 p.m.  

Tickets start at $25 and are available at TPAC.org