All That Jazz: ‘Chicago’ with John O’Hurley at TPAC This Week


John O’Hurley (“Seinfeld“) and colleagues are giving Nashville that ole razzle-dazzle this week as the four-decade hit musical Chicago plays Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall. Tickets (starting at just $25) are available at TPAC.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office (505 Deaderick St.) in downtown Nashville. For group tickets please […]

Belmont Hosts ‘Gene Kelly: The Legacy’ with Patricia Ward Kelly


The Belmont Theatre and Dance Department has arranged quite a treat for lovers of dance and movies: on Oct. 24 and 25 Patricia Ward Kelly, Gene Kelly’s wife and biographer, will take Troutt Theater guests behind the scenes to share an intimate portrait of the man that changed the look of dance on film forever and […]

Look Up Nashville! BANDALOOP is Here (and at UBS Tower Monday)


BANDALOOP is coming to OZ Arts Nashville this week, and it’s announcing its arrival Monday with a very special performance that involves one of the city’s downtown buildings. The group’s dancers will present Look Up Nashville!, which takes place down the side of the 28-story UBS Tower (315 Deaderick St.). This unique “sneak peek” of BANDALOOP […]

Nashville Ballet invites local dance companies to join Emergence


Nashville Ballet has announced a new community-wide audition opportunity offering one Nashville performance group the opportunity to present a movement-based work before each performance of its cutting-edge Emergence series, May 14-16, 2015, at The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet. In the spirit of the Emergence series and the current renovation and expansion of its Sylvan […]

It’s the Month of Artober Once Again in Nashville!


It says Oct. 1 on the calendar, which means that for the fourth straight year Artober has started in Nashville! Hundreds of events are scheduled in this month-long celebration of everything the Music City offers in arts and culture. The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts) seeks to connect every Nashvillian to the thriving creative […]

Ben Folds’ photography will be on display at ballet fundraiser


Rocker Ben Folds has become one of the Nashville Ballet’s biggest boosters. Last spring, he joined the ballet for the Ben Folds Project, a performance of his new concerto with the ballet and Nashville Symphony. Later this month, he’ll be on hand to help the ballet raise money for a much-needed expansion of the company’s […]

Boiler Room Theatre Goes ‘Legally Blonde’ For Five-Show Run


FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Boiler Room Theatre (BRT) opens the second show of its 14th season with the frothy, fun and energetic hit Legally Blonde the Musical that plays Tuesday through Saturday at historic Franklin Theatre with a cast led by Franklin native Laura L. Thomas. The opening performance of Legally Blonde this Tuesday (Sept. 30) is already sold out. Tickets are going fast […]

Nashville composer Daniel Elder shines in the American Prize


Composer Daniel Elder won second place nationally in The American Prize competition, 2014, in the professional choral division, for his work entitled “Three Themes of Life and Love.” Elder was selected from applications reviewed this summer from all across the United States. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit competitions unique in scope and […]

Nashville Symphony’s Free Day of Music is Saturday


The Nashville Symphony will welcome more than 20 performers representing a variety of musical genres for its ninth annual Free Day of Music on Saturday, Sept. 27. The full day of music begins at 10:15 a.m. with the 101st Airborne Division Band and will include performances on four different stages throughout Schermerhorn Symphony Center, treating […]

Filmmaker Brooke Bernard New Belcourt Development Director


Brooke Bernard is the new development director of Belcourt Theatre, it was announced today. Bernard will plan and implement new and creative strategies to strengthen the Belcourt’s fundraising, including major gifts, annual giving, membership support, sponsorships, corporate and foundation grants, planned giving, and potential capital campaigns. “Brooke joins us at an important time for the Belcourt,” […]

Win Passes to the GONE GIRL Nashville Advance Screening!


ArtsNash and 20th Century Fox Want to Invite You to an Advance Screening of GONE GIRL! GONE GIRL – directed by David Fincher (THE SOCIAL NETWORK) and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports […]

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Ready to Hit Street’s In Concert Series

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Street Theatre Company brings the classic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar to musical life as part of its acclaimed In Concert series beginning this Friday. The beloved theatrical brainchild of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (with lyrics from Tim Rice) tells the well-known Gospel story from the unique perspective of Judas Iscariot and explores the human side of Jesus’ […]

Tradition! Studio Tenn Plays Like a ‘Fiddler on the Roof’


FRANKLIN, Tenn. – For the past 50 years Fiddler on the Roof has delighted and touched the hearts of audiences the world over. Now as the new theater season dawns Studio Tenn Theatre Company pays tribute with its own fresh take on one of musical theater’s most enduring shows starting Thursday and running through Sept. 21 in Studio […]

NSO’s Mark Blakeman: Heading West, Young Man


There was good and bad news in the release the Nashville Symphony Orchestra sent out on Thursday. The good news is that the symphony’s veteran chief operating officer, Mark Blakeman, will soon become captain of his own ship, taking over as president of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (apparently, the weather just wasn’t hot enough for […]

1930s ‘As You Like It’ Strolls Through Shakespeare in the Park

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The optimistic comedies of the 1930s have inspired this year’s Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare in the Park production of the Bard’s As You Like It, with original music by songwriter David Olney, that opens Thursday and runs through Sept. 14 at Centennial Park. The festival’s 27th annual park presentation has a Depression Era-camp setting designed by Morgan Matens […]

Nashville Stagecraft Has Dust Bowl Cinderella Twist in ‘Cindy & Ella’


While it’s based on the pan-cultural fairy tale of Cinderella, Nashville Stagecraft’s adaptation of the ancient tale is a far cry from the classic 1950 Disney animated film version. Cindy & Ella, premiering Friday at the 4th Story Theater, follows three women coping with life in an isolated Oklahoma farming community at the height of the Dust Bowl. […]

Innovative Fourth Sideshow Fringe Festival Ready to Fly High

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Four years on the annual Sideshow Fringe Festival presented by Sideshow @ Actors Bridge is “Nashville’s Progressive Performing Arts Event” and so much more; it has even garnered national exposure with CNN naming it one of  the country’s of Most Intriguing Festivals in its 2014 “Best of the US” section. The festival that starts Thursday and […]

Nashville Symphony Chorus to Hold New Member Auditions


The Nashville Symphony Chorus, fresh off a 50th anniversary season that included a number of high-profile performances in Music City and a guest appearance at Cincinnati’s renowned May Festival, will be holding its next round of new member auditions in August for individuals interested in joining the ensemble. The all-volunteer Chorus, which was formed in […]

Profound Questions Populate ‘100 Saints You Should Know’

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In a compelling and heartrending journey presented in Nashville Friday through July 27 by Actors Bridge Ensemble, we meet a priest who must reconcile his desires with his role in the church, a teenage boy confused about his sexual identity, and a young woman desperate for spiritual validation. They are all brought together on one […]

Eddie George one of TN Rep’s Actors for Eclectic 2014-15 Season


Tennessee Repertory Theatre has worked with Pulitzer Prize winners, Tony Award winners, and Academy Award winners through its burgeoning Ingram New Works Project.  Now it can add a Heisman Trophy winner to that list in Eddie George:  The former Tennessee Titan is cast in the February production of The Whipping Man, which The New York Times calls […]