Theater & Arts Reviews

Events: Arts & Entertainment

Avenue Q

@ TPAC's Johnson Theater, Nashville

FREE 3rd Thursday on Main

@ Downtown Gallatin, Gallatin

Music in the Meadow (Register)

@ Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

Chris Young: Losing Sleep World Tour

@ Bridgestone Arena,

FREE Kids’ Hour

@ Whole Foods,

Andrew Marshall Dorff Memorial Concert Benefit

@ Franklin Theatre, Franklin

Shakey Graves: The Tour X9 Tour

@ Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

Hair

@ Looby Theater, Nashville

Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers Unplugged

@ Franklin Theatre, Franklin

FREE Artist’s Perspective: Do Ho Suh

@ Frist Art Museum, Nashville

Seven Deadly Sins

@ TPAC's Polk Theater,

FREE Nashville Symphony Fall Concert

@ The Renaissance Center, Dickson

Glorious Guys and Dolls, Aug. 18 – 28

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  August 18 – 28 Studio Tenn presents: Guys and Dolls (Ages 12 and older) The Franklin Theatre 419 Main St., Franklin studiotenn.com Show times: Thu – Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 and 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Tickets: $45 – $55 A true piece of theatrical heaven descended upon Middle Tennessee last night with… Read more »

Brilliant Color Purple, June 21-26

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  The Color Purple (Ages 14 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: $25 – $70 A gold mine of musical theater resides at TPAC this week with the… Read more »

Cirque Soars at Bridgestone Arena, June 15 – 19

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Cirque du Soleil: Alegria (All ages) Bridgestone Arena 501 Broadway, Nashville 782-4040 • cirquedusoleil.com/alegria Remaining show times: Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri – Sat 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sun 1 and 5 p.m. Tickets: $35 – $94 adults, $28 – $76 ages 12 and younger An amazing sensory sensation swings through Bridgestone Arena this week with… Read more »

Lovely Les Miz, May 17 – 22

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Les Miserables (Ages 9 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: $37.50 – $92.50 A musical treat is in store for you this week at the Tennessee Performing Arts… Read more »

Get Pumped with Pump Boys, April 23 – May 14

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Tennessee Repertory Theatre presents: Pump Boys & Dinettes (Ages 12 and older) TPAC’s Johnson Theater 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 • tennesseerep.org Showtimes: Tue – Thu 6:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $42.50 Tennessee Repertory Theatre serves up an outstanding musical that is hotter than the coffee and blueberry pie… Read more »

Cheekwood’s Choo-Choos

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For many artists, childhood passions inspire adult work.  Take Paul Busse, for instance. The artist who created the new Trains! Tennessee in G exhibit at Cheekwood, adored trains when he was 5 years old when he received his first American Flyer train. Years later, he graduated with a degree in landscape architecture. Those two passions… Read more »

Not So Much the CATS Meow, April 1 – 3

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CATS April 1 – 3 TPAC’s Jackson Hall 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 * tpac.org Remaining showtimes: Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $32.50 – $68 The first time I saw the legendary musical CATS was back in the mid ’90s, and I was blown away. Hardcore theater patrons have… Read more »

Studio Tenn Sews Up First Season with Aplomb!, Feb. 17 – 27

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  Studio Tenn presents: The Glass Menagerie (Ages 12 and older) Belmont University’s Troutt Black Box Theater 2100 Belmont Blvd., Nashville studiotenn.com Thu- Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $35 Studio Tenn magnificently wraps up its first full season with a true classic, Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. If you are yearning for a truly… Read more »

Ballet’s Winter Series Heats up the Stage, Feb. 11 – 13

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Nashville Ballet presents: Director’s Choice: Winter Repertoire Program (Ages 14 and older) TPAC’s Polk Theater 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 or nashvilleballet.com Remaining Show Times: Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Tickets: $23 – $82 Nashville Ballet’s 25th anniversary season continues to shine with Director’s Choice: Winter Repertoire Program. Comprising a mix of three distinctly… Read more »

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

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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 »