February Theater & Dance Shows

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"The Illusionists," "Snow White," "Beauty and the Beast" and lots more. Hurry up and get your tickets!

During the month of all-things amoré, fall in love with local theater and dance happenings around Middle Tennessee. Pictured above: The Illusionists — Live From Broadway.

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Feb. 9 – 25 | Ages 8+
615-852-8499
springhousetheatre.com
Springhouse Theatre Company, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna. Fri – Sat 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 children. A farcical black comedy about homicidal aunts.

ATTITUDE: LIGHT/THE HOLOCAUST AND HUMANITY PROJECT

Feb. 9 – 11 | Ages 12+
615-782-4040
nashvilleballet.com
Nashville Ballet at TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Fri – Sat 7:30 p.m. $28 – $70. Nashville Ballet explores devastating loss, resiliency and the triumph of the human spirit.

THE BAREFOOT CHILDREN IN THE CITY OF WARD

Feb. 1 – 11 | All ages
615-818-7358
thetheaterbug.org
The Theater Bug, 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. Thu – Sat 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. $12 adults, $7 ages 11 & younger at the door (discount tickets available at ticketsnashville.com). A world of imagination inside a city made up only of children.

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

Feb. 16 – March 4 | Ages 10+
615-847-0934
lakewoodtheaterco.com
Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory. Fri – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students. A newlywed couple in NYC learn to live together while facing daily ups and downs.

CABARET

Feb. 27 – March 4 | Ages 14+
615-782-4040
tpac.org

Broadway Series at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Tue – Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. $42.50 – $92.50. This Kander and Ebb musical focuses on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles.

CRAZY FOR YOU

Feb. 15 – 17 | All ages
615-786-0186
cytnashville.org
CYT Nashville at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Thu – Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $13. A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy.

DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Feb. 9 – 24 | Ages 10+
615-791-5007
pull-tight.com
Pull-Tight Theater, 112 Second Ave. S., Franklin. Thu – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $18 adults, $12 students. Considered Arthur Miller’s best play, the story follows a salesman’s struggle to understand why life and the American dream have not turned out as promised.

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Feb. 14 – March 4 | All ages
615-826-6037
hpactn.com
Hendersonville Performing Arts Company, 260 W. Main St., Hendersonville. Thu – Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 adults, $15 students. The timeless tale about the importance of what’s on the inside.

DISNEY’S FREAKY FRIDAY

Through Feb. 17 | All ages
615-646-9977
chaffinsbarntheatre.com
Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu – Sat 6 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. $62 adults, $32 students, $20 ages 5 – 11. A comedy about a single mom and teenage daughter who switch bodies.

DOUBT: A PARABLE

Feb. 15- 25 | Ages 12+
615-541-8200
studiotenn.com
Studio Tenn at Jamison Hall, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. Thu – Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $30 – $85. The Tony Award-winning drama that raises questions of uncertainty in the face of adversity.

FUNNY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE

Through Feb. 10 | Ages 10+
615-221-1174
townecentretheatre.com
Towne Centre Theatre, 136 Frierson St., Brentwood. Thu – Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $20 adults, $16 students. A comedy about L-O-V-E.

HAMLET

Through Feb. 3 | All ages
nashvilleshakes.org
MTSU’s Tucker Theatre, 615 Champion Way, Murfreesboro. 7:30 p.m. $29 adults, $20 students. Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents The Bard’s longest play.

THE ILLUSIONISTS — LIVE FROM BROADWAY

Feb. 16 – 18 | All ages
615-782-4040
tpac.org
Broadway Series at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. $30 – $70. A night of magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

Feb. 2 – 17 | Ages 8+
615-563-2787
artscenterofcc.com
The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. Fri – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students. Disney’s classic songs are alive on stage in this musical taken directly from the pages of the novel.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Feb. 2 – 3 | All ages
615-786-0186
dramapeople.com
Drama People at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Fri 2 & 7 p.m., Sat 7 p.m. $10. Shakespeare’s beloved comedy in a fairy world.

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT

Feb. 2 – 18 | Ages 13+
615-904-2787
boroarts.org
Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. Fri – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students, $11 children. King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail with a Monty Python spin, complete with flatulent Frenchmen and killer rabbits.

THE PIGEONING

Feb. 16 – 17 | Ages 8+
615-350-7200
ozartsnashville.org
OZ Arts Nashville, 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville. 7 p.m. $40 adults, $25 ages 12 & younger. A story about a man’s disconnection to nature, told through Bunraku-style puppetry.

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

Feb. 28 – March 4 | All ages
615-784-4014
capitoltheatretn.com
Audience of One Productions at The Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. Wed – Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1 & 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $20 adults, $13 ages 3 – 11. A musical romantic comedy depicting Hollywood in the late 1920s.

SMART PEOPLE

Feb. 8 – 24 | Ages 14+
615-782-4040
nashvillerep.org
Nashville Rep at TPAC’s Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Wed – Thu 6:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $47.50 – $52.50. In this play, the volatile dynamics of talking about race intertwine with the romantic interactions among four racially diverse Harvard intellectuals.

SNOW WHITE

Saturdays, Feb. 3 – 24
All ages | 615-300-0374
oldeworldetheatre.com
Olde Worlde Theatre at The Belcourt, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville. 10 a.m. $10 adults, $8 ages 12 & younger. Olde Worlde tells the classic story using masks, mime, movement, special effects, comedy and audience participation.

THE SNOWY DAY & OTHER STORIES

Through Feb. 11 | All ages
615-252-4675
nashvillect.org
Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. Sat – Sun 2 p.m. $20 adults, $15 youth. Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats, this stage adaptation of Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, A Letter to Amy, and groundbreaking Cadlecott winner The Snowy Day, this uplifting collection encourages kids to play and life life to the fullest each day.

STOP KISS

Feb. 9 – 18 | Ages 14+
615-893-9825
mltarts.com
Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro. Thu – Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students. NYC newcomer Sara and friend Callie unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they would never anticipate.

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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