Theater & Arts Reviews

Events: Arts & Entertainment

The Beach Boys

@ Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

The Romancers

@ Darkhorse Theater, Nashville

Louis York & The Shindellas

@ Franklin Theatre, Franklin

A Gentleman Mind Reader

@ The Barbershop Theater, Nashville

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

@ Grand Old Opry House, Nashville

Jim James: Solo Acoustic

@ Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

Christmas in America 1981 on the Public Square

@ Franklin Theatre, Franklin

A Charlie Brown Christmas

@ Little Brick Theatre, Franklin

FREE Blair Suzuki Strings Holiday Concert

@ Frist Art Museum, Nashville

David Archuleta Christmas Show

@ Franklin Theatre, Franklin

Sinatra Forever

@ War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville

Four on the Floor: An Oldies Christmas

@ Capitol Theatre, Lebanon

Rep’s Carnage Tickles the Funny Bone, Feb. 4 – 18

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Tennessee Repertory Theatre presents: God of Carnage (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: $42.50 In our extremely PC-driven world of today’s era, when it’s considered impolite — and scandalous — to… Read more »

Severinsen Sizzles at Schermerhorn, Feb. 2 – 4

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Nashville Symphony’s Bank of America Pops Series: Doc Severinsen Schermerhorn Symphony Center 1 Symphony Place, Nashville 687-6400 • nashvillesymphony.org Remaining show times: Fri – Sat 8 p.m. Tickets: $44 – $129 A splendid delight takes place on the Schermerhorn Symphony Center’s stage this week as the legendary Doc Severinsen fills in for Marvin Hamlisch, who… Read more »

Wonderful, Witty, Wicked Divas! Jan. 12 – 14

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  Nashville Symphony’s Bank of America Pops Series: Wicked Divas (All ages) Schermerhorn Symphony Center 1 Symphony Place, Nashville 687-6400 • nashvillesymphony.org Remaining show times: Fri – Sat 8 p.m. Tickets: $39 – $109 “Tonight is a celebration of divas, particularly Wicked divas,” says Conductor Albert-George Shram when introducing the Nashville Symphony’s current pops installment,… Read more »

The Addams Family — A Macabre Masterpiece, Jan. 3 – 8

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The Addams Family (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: $28 – $70   Cartoonist Charles Addams might be rolling in his grave, but if he is,… Read more »

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

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Studio Tenn Presents: A Christmas Carol (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. Tickets: $45 – $55 The fabulous Studio Tenn continues its tradition of delivering top-quality, flawless theater with its second annual holiday… Read more »

Rimes Rocks the Schermerhorn

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  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 »

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

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Radio City Christmas Spectacular (All ages) Grand Ole Opry House 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville 871-6169 or christmasatgaylordopryland.com 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 »

Magnificent, Marvelous Memphis, Nov. 15 – 20

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TPAC’s Broadway Series presents: Memphis the Musical (Ages 10 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 Nothing excites me more than discovering an outstanding musical for… Read more »