Theater & Arts Reviews

Events: Arts & Entertainment

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy

@ Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

FREE Kids’ Hour

@ Whole Foods, Franklin

Metallica

@ Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

Opry at the Ryman

@ Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

Ghost

@ Nashville Children's Theatre, Nashville

Disney’s Newsies

@ Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro

ON GOLDEN POND

@ Pull-Tight Theatre, Franklin

SHREK THE MUSICAL

@ Franklin Theatre, Franklin

FREE Silly Grandpa Concert

@ The Washington Theatre, Murfreesboro

SECONDHAND WINGS

@ The Theater Bug, Nashville

Julius Caesar

@ MTSU's Tucker Theater, Murfreesboro

Igudesman & Joo: BIG Nightmare Music

@ Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

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 »

Music Review: Nashville Symphony’s “Mozart & Strauss”

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Nashville Symphony’s SunTrust Classical Series: “Mozart & Strauss” (Jan. 10 – 12; All ages) Schermerhorn Symphony Center 1 Symphony Place, Nashville 687-6400 • nashvillesymphony.org Remaining showtimes: Fri – Sat 8 p.m. Tickets: $28 – $115 A stupendous evening of wonderful music awaits your family as our Grammy Award-winning Nashville Symphony magnificently performs its current Classical… Read more »

Theater Review: A Christmas Carol

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Studio Tenn presents: A Christmas Carol (Dec. 6 – 16; Ages 6 and older) The Franklin Theatre 419 Main St., Franklin 538-2076 • studiotenn.com Show times: Thu – Fri 7 p.m., Sat – Sun 2 and 7 p.m., with additional performances Monday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $47.50 – $57.50… Read more »

Review: Go Wild with Peter Gros

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Did you know that the Southeast Asian binturong puts off a scent that smells like hot buttered popcorn? Or that if a bird bites off the tail of a legless lizard it will grow back? Or that a Peruvian rainforest ant serves as “nature’s stitches”? Learn even more fun wildlife facts Friday, Dec. 7 when… Read more »

Theater Review: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

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Nashville Children’s Theatre presents: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Nov. 1 – Dec 23; All ages) 25 Middleton St., Nashville 252-4675 • nashvillechildrenstheatre.org Show times: Sat- Sun 2 p.m. Tickets: $19 adults, $12 ages 2 – 17 If you and your kiddos love all things Charlie Brown, then make your way downtown to Nashville… Read more »