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How a trip to Haiti inspired the ‘Once on This Island’ revival coming to TPAC Oct. 15-20

When you walk into TPAC’s Jackson Hall Oct. 15-20 for the Tony Award-winning revival of Once on This Island, you may wonder why you feel transported to a faraway land just ravaged by a storm. There is water, garbage, a huge tractor trailer, and sand that blankets the stage. What was the inspiration behind this realistic and immersive set design?

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NCT addresses deportation, family, patriotism in ‘Return to Sender’ Oct. 10-27

Progressive and honest programming like “Return to Sender,” which runs Oct. 10-27, is one reason why Nashville Children’s Theater is ranked as one of the top five children’s theatres in the country.

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‘The Code’ challenges teens to consider consequences of social media

“The difference between speaking up and lashing out, and the cost of both.” These are the themes presented in The Code, which just did a four-day run at […]

‘Once on This Island’ announces $25 digital lottery for all performances

Once on This Island has announced a $25 digital lottery for all performances at TPAC this week! The digital lottery, which is available via the TPAC Concierge App, […]

Kris Lythgoe talks panto, bringing families together for ‘Aladdin and His Winter Wish’ Dec. 12-22

Magic carpet ride? Check. Wish-granting Genie? Check. Evil sorcerer? Check. Aladdin and His Winter Wish, which comes to TPAC’s Polk Theater Dec. 12-22, may seem to check all the boxes […]

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TPAC’s Disney Musicals in Schools program continues to expand

When Disney Theatrical Group introduced Disney Musicals in Schools to Nashville in 2011, the idea of one day involving more than a thousand Tennessee students in its musical theater programs seemed like wishing upon a star.

‘CATS’ gets a new spring in its step by ‘Hamilton’ choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler

One of the most acclaimed choreographers of this generation joins one of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS, which returns to Nashville at TPAC’s Jackson Hall Nov.19-24. […]

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Behind the blue: a look into the ‘Blue Man Group’

Before the ‘Blue Man Group’ busts into TPAC’s Jackson Hall Feb. 11-16, we thought we should take a peek behind the face paint and bald caps […]

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John Leguizamo teaches ‘Latin History for Morons’ at TPAC Nov. 15

According to the timeline drawn by John Leguizamo, the entire history of indigenous people in the pre-Columbus Americas is as follows: First, there’s the era of […]

Mia Williamson as 'Little Girl,' Alex Newell as 'Asaka,' and Hailey Kilgore as 'Ti Moune' in 'Once on This Island.'

How a trip to Haiti inspired the ‘Once on This Island’ revival coming to TPAC Oct. 15-20

When you walk into TPAC’s Jackson Hall Oct. 15-20 for the Tony Award-winning revival of Once on This Island, you may wonder why you feel transported to a faraway land just ravaged by a storm. There is water, garbage, a huge tractor trailer, and sand that blankets the stage. What was the inspiration behind this realistic and immersive set design?

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Nashville Opera’s 2019-20 Season pairs tried and true favorites with compelling 20th century works

If you’ve felt in a choral cocoon over the past months, Nashville Opera’s 2019-20 season is days away from metamorphosing with Madame Butterfly Oct. 10-12. This […]

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Artober Nashville events breakdown: Celebrating Arts & Humanities Month

Another October in Music City means another Artober Nashville, the annual month-long celebration of the arts in Nashville and Middle Tennessee by NowPlayingNashville.com and the Community […]

Kingdom Choir brings the gospel to Polk Theater Oct. 15

If they’re good enough for a prince of England and the Duchess of Sussex, they’re good enough for us Tennesseans, right? After Kingdom Choir captivated millions […]

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Theatre Listings: October 2019

There are oodles of theatre productions to see this October. We hope you’ll check out a show or two and support the great theatre community in Middle Tennessee.

Nashville Rep announces 2019-20 Ingram New Works Lab playwrights

All great plays must be written. And for the past ten years, Nashville Repertory Theatre has been asking, “how can we help?” to up-and-coming playwrights through […]

Casting announcements for national tour of ‘The Color Purple’

We all remember Cynthia Erivo’s emotional, Tony Award-winning performance as Celie in the 2016 Broadway revival of The Color Purple, an uplifting story about the triumph of the […]

‘Shakespeare in Love’ opens The Center for the Arts’ 2019 season in Murfreesboro

William Shakespeare certainly loved incorporating a play within a play – whether it was A Midsummer Night’s Dream or Hamlet. The master English poet and playwright […]

Dax Shepard brings his ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast to TPAC Nov. 2

No, you’re not getting Punk’d. Some might say actor and director Dax Shepard has evolved since pranking celebrities opposite Ashton Kutcher in the popular MTV practical […]

Frist Art Museum presents Eric Carle’s Picture Books: Celebrating 50 Years of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’

That colorful critter that could never get enough to eat has wiggled its way off the pages of your childhood and onto the walls of the […]

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ shoots its way to the Renaissance Center stage

Remember the days of sharpshooters and cowboys? Well, the Renaissance Players are going to help jog your memory in their presentation of Annie Get Your Gun, […]

OZ Arts Nashville makes a stop at TPAC for innovative seventh season

Innovative and unconventional are the themes OZ Arts Nashville has been embracing since its inception five years ago. Now in its seventh season, the first with new […]