Chad Young

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

Christmas Carol Continues Great Holiday Tradition, Dec. 8 – 18

Studio Tenn Presents: A Christmas Carol (Ages 6 and older) The Franklin Theatre 419 Main St., Franklin 538-2076 • Show times: Thu – Fri 7 p.m., Sat – Sun 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $45 – $55 The fabulous Studio Tenn continues its tradition of delivering top-quality, flawless theater with its second annual holiday… Read more »

Praising Pied Piper

Music is perhaps the most powerful of all art forms in the way it connects us to ourselves, to each other and to the world around us … how it strikes deep emotional cords within us, be they happy or sad. We’re lucky to live in a city with so much music filling the air,… Read more »

Rimes Rocks the Schermerhorn

  Home for the Holidays with LeAnn Rimes and the Nashville Symphony Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 Last night’s musical extravaganza at the spectacular Schermerhorn Symphony Center was a fabulous mix of delights featuring our renowned Nashville Symphony and the divine LeAnn Rimes. The first set featured the Nashville Symphony alone, masterfully conducted by Albert-George Schram,… Read more »

Muppet Mayhem

After Jim Henson’s untimely death 21 years ago, the Muppets have never been the same, especially after Disney acquired them in 2004. Fast forward to current day, and I will admit I was eager to see the movie, The Muppets, that hit the big screen a couple weeks ago. Huge disappointment. A bizarre storyline on… Read more »

Rockettes Rock the Holidays, Nov. 18 – Dec. 24

Radio City Christmas Spectacular (All ages) Grand Ole Opry House 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville 871-6169 or Show times vary daily Tickets: $25 – $79 There is absolutely no better way to kick off the holidays than a trip to Nashville’s beloved Grand Ole Opry House to experience the magnificent Rockettes in their annual Radio… Read more »

Santaland Serves Up the Cynical Side of the Season, Nov. 19 – Dec. 3

The Santaland Diaries (Ages 14 and older) Tennessee Repertory Theatre TPAC’s Johnson Theater 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 or Show times: Mon – Thu 6:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $42.50 If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to play the part of a Santa elf during… Read more »

Oliver Wraps up Boiler Room’s 10th Season, Nov. 18 – Dec. 23

Oliver! (All ages) Boiler Room Theatre at The Factory 230 Franklin Road, Franklin 797-7744 or Show times: Tue 8 p.m., Thu (Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 only) 8 p.m., Fri – Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11 and 18 only) Tickets: $27 adults, $21 ages 11 and younger… Read more »

TwiMoms Scare Me!

All the buzz this week is the opening of the next installment of the Twilight saga, which happened today. Yes, I went to see it, so go ahead and make fun of me. I read all of Stephenie Meyer’s books, and with the exception of the first movie (I thought it was terrible and no… Read more »

Magnificent, Marvelous Memphis, Nov. 15 – 20

TPAC’s Broadway Series presents: Memphis the Musical (Ages 10 and older) TPAC’S Jackson Hall 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 • Show times: Tue – Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $28 – $70 Nothing excites me more than discovering an outstanding musical for… Read more »

Junie B.’s Jingle Bells Rings Funny at NCT, Nov. 1 – Dec. 18

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (Ages 4 and older) Nashville Children’s Theatre 25 Middleton St., Nashville 252-4675 • Show times: Sat – Sun 2 p.m. Tickets: $19 adults, $12 children Regardless of whether Robin really laid an egg or the Batmobile lost a wheel, one thing is certain: the current Nashville Children’s… Read more »