Theater & Arts Reviews

Events: Arts & Entertainment

Elf, the Musical

@ Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, Nashville

Brubeck Brothers Quartet

@ Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

Christmas with Kevin & Friends (Register)

@ Cathedral of the Incarnation, Nashville

A Tuna Christmas

@ Fontanel, Nashville

Gary Morris Christmas

@ Franklin Theatre, Franklin

FREE Nashville Children’s Choir

@ Belmonth University's McAfee Concert Hall, Nashville

FREE Winter House Concert Series (Register)

@ Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville

A Christmas Carol

@ Lakewood Theatre Company, Nashville

Drop-In Drawing

@ Frist Art Museum, Nashville

Mistletoe, Mischief & Memories

@ Belmont Mansion, Nashville

The Ornaments in Concert

@ Belcourt Theatre, Nashville

FREE Christmas Eve Carillon Concert

@ Belmont University's Bell Tower, Nashville

Theater Review: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

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Oct. 13 – Nov. 3 Tennessee Repertory Theatre presents: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Ages 12 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 A perfect theatrical selection for Tennessee Rep’s second show of… Read more »

Theater Review: Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Sept. 20 – Oct. 7)

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Studio Tenn presents: Smokey Joe’s Café The Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street, Franklin franklintheatre.com Show times:  Thu – Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Tickets: $47.50 – $57.50 Studio Tenn Theatre Company opens its third full season with an often-presented musical in the South — usually among community theater operations — Smokey Joe’s Café. The… Read more »

Theater Review: Tennessee Rep’s Clybourne Park (Sept. 8 – 22)

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Tennessee Repertory Theatre presents: Clybourne Park (Ages 14 and older) TPAC’s Jackson Hall 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 Tennessee Repertory Theatre launches its 28th season with a stellar production of an intensely dynamic, dramatic and comedic… Read more »

Beatles Tribute is Right as Rain, May 1 – 6

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Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles (All ages) 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: $25 – $57 A faux Fab Four is rocking the Tennessee Performing Arts Center this week… Read more »

Lovely Little Shop, April 28 – May 19

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Tennessee Repertory Theatre presents: Little Shop of Horrors (Ages 12 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: $42.50 Upon entering the intimate Johson Theater in the basement of TPAC on opening night, it was… Read more »

Practically Perfect Poppins, March 20 – 25

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TPAC’s Broadway Series presents: Mary Poppins (Ages 6 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: $30.50 – $72.50 A truly magical musical is at TPAC this week with the… Read more »

Dinner With Friends, March 15 – 25

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Dinner with Friends (Ages 12 and older) Out Front on Main 1511 E. Main St., Murfreesboro 869-8617 • outfrontonmain.com Show times: Thu – Sun 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students Out Front on Main celebrates its second anniversary with an outstanding production of Donald Margulies’ Dinner with Friends. It’s no surprise that Margulies won… Read more »

Studio Tenn’s Miracle, Feb. 23 – March 4

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Studio Tenn presents: The Miracle Worker (Ages 8 and older) The Franklin Theatre 419 Main St., Franklin 538-2076 • franklintheatre.com/studio-tenn Show times: Thu – Sat 7 p.m. (no show Thursday, March 1), Sun 2 p.m. Tickets: $45 – $55 Studio Tenn serves up another absolute masterpiece of American theater with its current production of The… Read more »

South Pacific: Un-enchanted Evening, Feb. 7 – 12

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South Pacific (Ages 12 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: $28 – $70 Ever since TPAC announced it’s 2011-2012 Broadway series last year, I’ve waited with bated breath… Read more »