This news flash hot off the, uh, email account: Nashville Children’s Theatre, Tennessee Repertory Theatre and Friends present “ComptonPALOOZA!, the Monster Truck Rally of David Compton Benefits!” This innovative and dynamic pairing of two of Nashville’s hottest shows together for the first time will be on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at NCT (25 Middleton St. between Hermitage Ave. and Second Ave. S. in the Richard Fulton campus directly behind the Old Howard School Building).
NCT will rock your world with the critically-acclaimed audience pleaser Schoolhouse Rock, Live! (starring Nashville’s Own Fab Four: Jan, Dan, Ren and Ben)… and for one night only, the distinguished opening act will be Nashville’s All-American Sweethearts, Doyle and Debbie, performing some of their biggest hits to the very best of their ability! Schoolhouse Rock, Live! and The Doyle and Debbie Show: They go together like pimiento loaf and cheap whiskey.
Event proceeds benefit the medical expenses of David Compton, a highly respected actor/teacher/sometime waiter who has had enormous impact within Nashville’s outstanding theater community for 25 years. Compton fell victim to an annoying heart seizure in late October and found himself awakening from a medically-induced coma having completely missed Halloween. Irritated, he has bounced back to health with the assistance of a crack medical team and the implantation of some sort of nucleonic cold-fusion personal power plant device (Stark Industries part # WTF12963B44XL, patent pending) and is now in rehearsals for Tennessee Rep’s hit holiday tradition A Christmas Story. But that implant hardware ain’t cheap, folks!
The $20 ticket price also includes The Chaffin’s Barn/Viener Fest/Yazoo VIP All-Access AfterBASH!, featuring delicacies both savory and sweet, happily accompanied by cool, refreshing beer. Tickets for the event are available online at nashvillechildrenstheatre.org, by phone at (615) 252-4675, or at the door that evening.
Parental Advisory: ComptonPALOOZA! is not altogether suitable for children but, for the rest of us, the event should bring our Thanksgiving holiday weekend to a merciful close, washing the taste of sour turkey and familial dysfunction right out of our mouths.
Sunday, December 1 at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $20. Available at nashvillechildrenstheatre.org, by calling (615) 252-4675, or at the door the evening of the event.
And now, some moments from Mr. Compton’s wonderful work in Tennessee Rep’s production of CABARET:
UPDATE: A new video created for Sunday’s event!
*Top photo by Britanie Knapp; that and other artwork courtesy either Doyle and Debbie, Nashville Children’s Theatre or Tennessee Repertory Theatre.