July 2018 Theater Shows

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Cool off this summer with a theatrical production on a stage near you.

 

AS YOU LIKE IT

Through July 7 | Ages 12+
act1online.com
Act 1 at the Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. Thu – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15. William Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy about a heroine who flees persecution in her uncle’s court.

CLUE!

June 13 – 29 | 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 musical comedy based on the murder-mystery board game.

DISNEY’S THE LION KING JR.

Sunday, July 1 | All ages
academyparktn.wcparksandrec.com
The Star Bright Players Jr. at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin; 2 p.m.; $10. The African savanna comes to life with Simba, Rafiki and other characters in this coming-of-age tale.

THE FOREIGNER

July 13 – 22 | Ages 10+
615-598-8950
encore-theatre-company.org
Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. Fri – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 ages 12 & younger. In a resort-style fishing lodge in rural Georgia, the plot revolves around the visit of two guests, Englishmen Charlie Baker and Staff Sergeant Froggy LeSueur.

GREASE

July 6 – 21 | Ages 13+
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. One of the world’s most popular musicals pays homage to teen life in the 1950s.

MEMPHIS

July 13 – 29 | Ages 13+
615-904-2787
boroarts.org
Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 &- 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students, $11 children. An R&B musical about a DJ in 1950s Memphis and his dangerous affair with an up-and-coming black singer.

THE ODD COUPLE (FEMALE VERSION)

July 13 – 22 | Ages 13+
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. Two polar opposites move in together and their worlds collide, testing the limits of true friendship.

TITUS ADRONICUS

Saturday, July 21 | Ages 12+
nashvilleshakes.org
Nashville Shakespeare Festival at a surprise location — ticket holders will receive a text 24 hours in advance with the location. 2 p.m. $10. Laramie Hearn directs Shakespeare’s first tragedy set in the latter days of the Roman Empire.

WEST SIDE STORY

July 19 – 28 | All ages
capitoltheatretn.com
Audience of One Productions at Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. Thu – Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1 & 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $20 adults, $13 ages 3 – 11. A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs.

YOU’RE STILL HERE

July 28 – Aug. 5 | Ages 13+
615-818-7358
thetheaterbug.org
The Theater Bug, 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. Thu – Sun 7 p.m. $15 adults, $5 students (online tickets). This original production explore grief through the lens of a young person when a girl’s grief is personified after the death of her father.

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

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