Street Theatre Company marks the Valentine’s Day weekend with a presentation of Closer Than Ever, a musical revue that won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical. The revue displays in song the trials and tribulations we all experience as we travel through life’s ups and downs.
Its timeless representation of love, happiness and sadness has made it a hit in multiple cities over the years; Laurie Winer of The New York Times wrote that it uses “wit and musical [energy] to illuminate extraordinary terrors and joys in ordinary lives.” In New York the show was first produced Off-Broadway in 1989; a successful Off-Broadway revival occurred in 2012.
With Closer Than Ever, the audience becomes a voyeur, glimpsing through ‘doors’ into people’s lives. And opening on Valentine’s Day, there’s no better time to celebrate relationships, break-ups, family and everyday life. It’s a snapshot into the human experience that everyone can relate to. Closer Than Ever is directed by Cathy Street with musical direction by Rollie Mains and stars Scott Frazier-Maskiell, Mallory Gleason, LaDarra Jackal and Wesley King.
Shows this weekend (Feb. 14-16) are at 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets prices range from $18-24. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.streettheatrecompany.org. Performances are at Street Theatre (phone 615-554-7414), which is located at 1933 Elm Hill Pk. just off the Briley Pkwy. Street Theatre Company is supported by Metro Nashville Arts Commission and Tennessee Arts Commission.
ABOUT STREET THEATRE COMPANY
Street Theatre Company is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to fostering professional, affordable and accessible theater, music and arts education in Nashville. Founded in 2004, the organization produces high quality performances and educational workshops, and provides artistic opportunities for young people.
*Show art with pictures of (l-r, top) Wesley King, Mallory Gleason and (l-r, bottom) LaDarra Jackal, Scott Frazier-Maskiell courtesy Street Theatre Company.