Theatre Listings: September 2019

Nashville Theatre Listings

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

 

August 23 – September 7
Be More Chill
Street Theatre Company 

1120 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37210

 

Jeremy Heere is just an average teenager. That is, until he finds out about “The Squip” – a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most: a date with Christine, an invite to the raddest party of the year and a chance to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. But is being the most popular guy in school worth the risk?

Showtimes: Performances at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and available at streettheatrecompany.com 


August 23 – September 8
The Secret Garden
Center for the Arts  

110 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37123

This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers”, spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. (Samuel French) – The Secret Garden – Rated G

Showtimes: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

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


September 1-8
Mamma Mia!
Studio Tenn

230 Franklin Rd
Franklin, TN 37064

Are you ready for Studio Tenn’s tenth season? We are kicking off our 19/20 season with the ABBA filled hit musical, Mamma Mia! This show tells the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father through the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, propelling this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship into an unforgettable show. Join the over 60 million people worldwide that have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show!

Showtimes: Thursday – Sunday at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sundya at 2:00 p.m.  

Tickets start at $30 and are available at StudioTenn.com


Dear Evan HansenSeptember 10-15
Dear Evan Hansen
TPAC

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says Dear Evan Hansen is “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.”

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

Tickets start at $70 and are available at TPAC.org


September 12-29
Little Shop of Horrors
Hendersonville Performing Arts Company

260 W Main St
Hendersonville, TN 37075

 

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

Showtimes: Thursday – Saturdays 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $18, available at hpactn.com


September 13-22
Sleeping Beauty
Encore Theatre Company 

6978 Lebanon Rd
Mt Juliet, TN 37122

Sleeping Beauty is a story about a girl who was stabbed with the spindle and befell the old curse from the evil fairy. She fell asleep for one hundred years, and it could be saved only by the brave prince. Although the story of the evil witch sounds cruel, fairy tales will always be popular in the daily lives of our children. They awaken the imagination, are thought-provoking and kids learn about good and evil intentions of people.

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

Tickets start at $13 and are available at ticketsnashville.com


urinetown the musical

September 14-29
Urinetown
Nashville Repertory Theatre 

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243

 

In the not-so-distant future, a horrible drought sweeps the nation and forces a government ban on all private toilets! If the poor can’t afford to use public amenities owned by the Urine Good Company, run by the malevolent Caldwell B. Cladwell, they’ll be sent to the dreaded and mysterious “Urinetown.” Our brave young hero Bobby Strong leads the poor to rise up and fight for the freedom to go “wherever you like, whenever you like, for as long as you like, and with whomever you like!” A brilliant satire and winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a wickedly funny, fast-paced, and surprisingly intelligent comedic romp.

Showtimes: Performances at 7:30 p.m. and 9/21, 9/22, 9/28 and 9/29 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $35 and available at TPAC.org


September 19-28
A Piece of My Heart
Murfreesboro Little Theatre 

407 Hickerson Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

‘A Piece of my Heart’, by Shirley Lauro, is a play that recounts the stories of the women who served in Vietnam during the conflict as soldiers, Nurses, Red Cross volunteers and USO entertainers. It follows the arc of this time in their lives from the decision each made regarding service, through induction, dealing with the realities and horrors of war to their return home and the continuing failures of adjusting to post-war life.

Showtimes: 7:00 p.m.

Tickets start at $14 and are available at mlttickets.com


September 19-21
Split Flow and Holistic Strata
Oz Arts Nashville 

407 Hickerson Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Using multiple video projections and laser light technology in inventive new ways, choreographer and performer Hiroaki Umeda is acclaimed for his “virtuoso melding of technology and movement… tinglingly wonderful” (Scotland Herald). Umeda is a truly interdisciplinary artist: choreographer, dancer, sound, image and lighting designer. His ingenious, high-velocity multimedia works are startling events to be experienced as both immersive installations and thrilling live performances.

Showtimes: 8:00 p.m.

Tickets start at $25 and are available at ozartsnashville.com


September 20-29
Shakespeare in Love
The Center for the Arts 

407 Hickerson Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Shakespeare in Love Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block… the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he’s in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece. Rated PG-13 for sexual themes and mild violence

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

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


September 20-28
Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse
Lipscomb Theatre 

407 Hickerson Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

 

Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can’t wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Lilly’s fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to make amends.

This exuberant Theatre-for-Young-Audiences show is perfect for children pre-K through 4th grade.

Showtimes: September 21 & 28 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; September 20 & 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $5 and are available at lipscomb.edu


Romeo & Juliet

September 20-22
Romeo & Juliet
Nashville Ballet 

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243

 

William Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers return to the stage to open Nashville Ballet’s season. The most iconic love story ever told, Romeo and Juliet sweeps audiences away in a whirlwind of forbidden passion and swoon-worthy romance. Featuring action-packed fight scenes, and lush period costumes, this timeless and theatrical production whisks audiences to the streets of Verona as the Bard’s famous tragedy unfolds.

Showtimes: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

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


September 13-29
Annie
Artist Community Theatre 

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243

Daddy Warbucks, Grace, Miss Hannigan, Rooster, and of course our beloved Annie and her orphan friends invite you out for a fun filled evening of live theatre entertainment!

Showtimes: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $10 and are available at tickets.com


September 28
Pop-Up Right Shakespeare
Nashville Shakespeare Festival

4850 Rachel’s Lane
Nashville, TN 37076

Some of Nashville’s favorite 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 Shakespeare play will I see today?

Showtimes: 2:00 p.m.

Tickets start at $10 and are available at nashvilleshakes.org


 

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