Chad Young

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

Go Greek with NCT’s Golden Fleece, Jan. 18 – Feb. 6


Nashville Children’s Theatre presents: Jason and the Golden Fleece (Ages 9 and older) 25 Middleton St., Nashville 252-4675 or nashvillechildrenstheatre.org Show times: Sat 2 p.m. (with an additional 4 p.m. performance on Feb. 5), Sun 2 p.m. (Feb. 6 only) Tickets: $17 adults, $12 children Bring your kids to Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT) to experience… Read more »

Persistency Pays Off


Award show season is one of my favorite times of the year.  I look forward to each one, along with a bag of Lays potato chips, California onion dip and a bag of dark chocolate peanut M&Ms.  Fortunately for my waist line, these shows are spaced out a bit! With the Golden Globes recently behind… Read more »

Shrek Shines Bright, Jan. 25 – 30


TPAC’s Broadway Series presents: Shrek the Musical (All Ages) Jan. 25 – 30, 2011 TPAC’s Jackson Hall 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 • tpac.org 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: $42.50 – $62.50 If your family has been waiting for… Read more »

Family Fun This Fall in Chattanooga


With October comes fall break with your school-aged kiddos. Since they get to enjoy a little vacay away from the classroom, you might as well put in for some time off from your daily grind at the office and embark on an absolute blast awaiting in nearby Chattanooga. Whether you opt for a weekend getaway… Read more »

Inspire Little Artists


When I was in kindergarten, I loved art class for the most part.  I loved it on the days when we could get messy with finger paints or mush our fingers through a clump of clay to create some sort of animal.  As long as it was free form creative exploration, I dug it.  I… Read more »

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web


For a while now, I’ve been following the ups and downs of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” the hopeful Broadway musical based on everyone’s favorite wall-crawling web-slinger.  Unfortunately for Director Julie Taymor, the show has encountered many more downs than ups — the original, official opening on Broadway was supposed to happen a year ago… Read more »

A Christmas Carol is This Year’s Great Holiday Treat


Dec. 10 – 19 Studio Tenn presents: A Christmas Carol (Ages 6 and older) Shamblin Theater at Lipscomb University 3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville studiotenn.com Show times: Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 and 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Tickets: $35 The great Charles Dickens is certainly smiling in heaven if he caught of glimpse of… Read more »

Chad’s Top 10 Christmas Albums


One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season as a child was digging out the old holiday albums and putting them on the record player.  Nowadays, it’s all on my iPod.  Here is my Top 10 list of favorite holiday albums: AMY GRANT — CHRISTMAS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION iTunes bundled all 38 of Grant’s… Read more »

Depressing Christmas Music


This is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, yet it slays me when tuning into radio stations playing 24/7 holiday music and just how much of it is downright sad and depressing.  I realize not everyone has a happy holiday, but why must we be subjected to songs that suck the… Read more »

Studio Tenn’s Dazzling Dolly


Great things are worth waiting for, and such is the case with Studio Tenn’s new season. It’s been a whole year since Nashville’s newest professional theater company made its debut with its incredible production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. I remember my excitement when seeing Our Town last October and have been eagerly waiting since… Read more »