Theater & Arts Reviews

Events: Arts & Entertainment

Swan Lake

@ TPAC's Jackson Hall,

The Uninvited

@ Encore Theatre Company, Mount Juliet

And Then There Were None

@ The Arts Center of Cannon County, Woodbury

FREE Courtyard Concert

@ Nashville Public Library, Nashville

Chris Knight

@ Franklin Theatre,

FREE Curator’s Perspective

@ Frist Art Museum, Nashville

Wildlife Painting (Register)

@ The Wilderness Station, Murfreesboro

Grand Ole Opry Birthday Bash

@ Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville

Kevin Gates

@ Municipal Auditorium,

Elton John

@ Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

The Bellamy Brothers

@ Franklin Theatre, Franklin

Fisk Jubilee Singers

@ Franklin Theatre,

Music Review: How Mercy Looks From Here

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A lot of life happens within 10 years for everyone, including Amy Grant, who is happy to serve up her first new album of all-new music in a decade with her much-anticipated release of How Mercy Looks From Here. It’s always been a bit difficult to compare a new project of hers with anything prior,… Read more »

Theater Review: Disney’s The Lion King

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Disney’s The Lion King (May 7 – June 2; Ages 8 and older) 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: $27 – $73 TPAC’s Jackson Hall is magnificently roaring for the… Read more »

Dinosaurs … in Nashville!

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Screams filled TPAC’s Polk Theater as school children witnessed dinosaurs come to life through Erth’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo! This traveling show from Australia has several life-like dinosaur puppets that move across the stage. This show interacts heavily with the audience and has everyone laughing and screaming with delight. First up were a two baby dinos. The… Read more »

Theater Review: Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan

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Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan (March 1 – 3; All ages) TPAC’s Jackson Hall 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 • tpac.org Show times: Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 – $60 The absolute BEST family musical EVER is flying through TPAC’s Jackson Hall this weekend with… Read more »

Theater Review: Big River

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Studio Tenn presents: Big River (Feb. 21 – March 3; Ages 8 and older) The Franklin Theatre 419 Main St., Franklin 538-2075 • studiotenn.com Show times: Thu – Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 and 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Tickets: $47.50 – $57.50 The adventures of vagabond child Huckleberry Finn come to life on The… Read more »

Theater Review: Cabaret

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Tennessee Repertory Theatre presents: Cabaret (Feb. 16 – March 16; Ages 16 and older) TPAC’s Johnson Theater 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 • tennesseerep.org Show times: Tue – Thu 6:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $45 Out of the gate and with fair warning, Cabaret is not a show for… Read more »

Music Review: The Chieftains

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Nashville Symphony Bank of America Pops Series: The Chieftains (Feb 21 – 23; All ages) Schermerhorn Symphony Center 1 Symphony Place, Nashville 687-6400 • nashvillesymphony.org Showtimes: Thu 7 p.m., Fri – Sat 8 p.m. Tickets: $44 – $129 Sometimes there really aren’t succinct enough words to fully describe a truly outstanding night of music that… Read more »

Music Review: Harmonic Convergence

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Nashville Symphony SunTrust Classical Series: Harmonic Convergence (Feb. 7 – 9) Schermerhorn Symphony Center 1 Symphony Place, Nashville 687-6400 • nashvillesymphony.org Thu 7 p.m., Fri – Sat 8 p.m. $28 – $115 An absolutely spellbinding evening of music fills the concert hall at the Schermerhorn with the Nashville Symphony’s dynamic production of Harmonic Convergence. Opening… Read more »

Theater Review: Catch Me If You Can

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TPAC’s Broadway Series presents: Catch Me If You Can (Jan. 22 – 27; Ages 12 and older) TPAC’s Jackson Hall 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 • tpac.org Showtimes: Tue – Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 – $60 The recent trend of classic… Read more »

Music Review: Nashville Symphony’s “Nashville Swings”

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Nashville Symphony’s Bank of America Pops Series presents “Nashville Swings” featuring Mike Eldred and Abigail Burke Jan. 17 – 19; All ages Schermerhorn Symphony Center 1 Symphony Place, Nashville 687-6400 • nashvillesymphony.org Remaining show times: Fri – Sat 8 p.m. Tickets: $44 – $129 Amazing music of the big band era is alive and well… Read more »