Local Theater Seasons

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The performing arts are exploding here! Discover what’s coming for the 2015 - 2016 season. (pictured: Matilda the Musical, coming to TPAC in January 2016)

There’s a lot of theater for your family to enjoy in the Nashville area. Here’s a current list of performing arts companies in Middle Tennessee with what’s coming in their seasons. Note: Dates can change; be sure to check our monthly THINGS TO DO section for up-to-the-minute info on family-friendly shows.

Act 1 at Darkhorse Theater
615-726-2281
• Oct. 2 – 17: Deathtrap
• Nov. 6 – 21: August: Osage County
• Jan. 15 – 30: The Flu Season
• March 4 – 19: Alabama Rain
• May 6 – 21: Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Act Too Players
615-294-0667
• January 2016: Aladdin Jr.; Around the World in 80 Days; Catch Me if You Can; The Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark; A Year with Frog and Toad Kids
• May 2016: Aristocats; Urinetown, the Musical

Act Too Pro
615-294-0667
• Date TBA: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Actors Bridge Ensemble
615-498-4077 
Actors Bridge’s 2015 – 2016 season is not yet available.

Arts Center of Cannon County
615-563-2787
• Oct. 2 – 17: 12 Angry Men
• Nov. 7 & 14: A Neverland Christmas Carol
• Nov. 6 – 21: Disney’s Mary Poppins
• Dec. 4 – 13: A Tuna Christmas

Bravo Creative Arts Center
615-599-5314
• Oct. 8 – 11: Oliver!

Center for the Arts
615-904-2787
• Oct. 16 – Nov. 1: The Addams Family
• Nov. 13 – 22: The Glass Menagerie
• Dec. 4 – 20: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
• Jan. 8 – 24: Into the Woods
• Feb. 12 – 28: Dreamgirls
• May 13 – 19: 42nd Street
• July 8 – 24: 1776
• Aug. 12 – 28: The Legend of Pocahontas
• Sept. 16 – 25: Suite Surrender

Centre Stage Productions
615-371-8086
• Tuesday, Dec. 15: Oh, The Thinks You Can Think
• Jan. 14 – 17: Shrek the Musical Jr.

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre
615-646-9977
• Through Oct. 11: Arsenic and Old Lace
• Oct. 15 – Nov. 15: Alone Together
• Nov. 19 – Dec. 27: Yule Y’all
• Dec. Nov. 27 – Dec. 27: Murder at the Howard Johnson’s

Circle Players
615-332-7529
• Oct. 30 – Nov. 15: Of Mice and Men
• Jan. 15 – 31: Sister Act
• March 18 – April 3: Children of Eden
• June 3 – 19: Bonnie and Clyde

Encore Theatre Company
615-598-8950
• Sept. 18 – Oct. 3: The Mousetrap
• Oct. 23 – Nov. 7: Gin Rummy
• Dec. 11 – 20: It’s a Wonderful Life

Hendersonville Performing Arts Company
615-826-6037  
• Sept. 17 – Oct. 4: The Addams Family
• Nov. 27 – Dec. 13: Christmas Belles
• Feb. 11 – 28: The Wizard of Oz
• April 8 – 24: The Boys Next Door
• May 26 – June 12: Mary Poppins

Lakewood Theatre
615-847-0934
• Sept. 18 – Oct. 4: Black Coffee
• Dec. 4 – 20: The Lion in Winter
• Jan. 15 – 24: Flyin’ West
• March 4 – 20: All My Sons
• May 6 – 22: 12th of Whatever
• July 15 – 31: Rex’s Exes

The Larry Keeton Theatre
615-883-8375
• Oct. 8 – 24: The Music Man
• Dec. 3 – 19: A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol
• Feb. 18 – March 5: Sunset Blvd.
• April 14 – 30: The Miss Firecracker Contest
• June 9 – 25: Thoroughly Modern Millie

Murfreesboro Little Theatre
615-893-9825 
• Sept. 18 – 27: Of Mice and Men
• Nov. 6 – 22: My Fair Lady
• Dec. 11 – 20: My Three Angels
• Jan. 15 – 24: The Exonerated
• Feb. 19 – March 6: Mulan Jr.
• April 22 – May 1: Lend Me a Tenor
• May 6 – 22: Romeo and Juliet
• June 10 – 19: Butterflies are Free
• July 8 – 17: Next to Normal

Nashville Ballet
615-297-2966
• Sept. 18 – 20: Peter Pan
• Oct. 22 – 24: Dracula
• Dec. 5 – 23: Nashville’s Nutcracker  
• Feb. 12 – 14: Attitude
• April 22 – 24: Carmina Burana
• May 8 – 22: Degas & The Little Dancer

Nashville Children’s Theatre
615-252-4675  
• Sept. 17 – Oct. 4: Einstein is a Dummy
• Oct. 29 – Dec. 6: Charlotte’s Web
• Jan. 14 – Feb. 7: Cinderella
• Feb. 25 – March 13: Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
• April 14 – May 15: A Year with Frog and Toad

Nashville Opera at TPAC
615-782-4040
• Oct. 8 and 10: Turandot
• Nov. 13 – 15: Hydrogen Jukebox
• Jan. 22, 24 & 26: Cosi Fan Tutte
• April 7 & 9: Die Fledermaus

Nashville Repertory Theatre at TPAC
615-782-4040
• Sept. 5 – 19: Rapture, Blister, Burn
• Oct. 8 – 31: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
• Nov. 27 – Dec. 20: A Christmas Story
• Feb. 11 – 27: Good Monsters
• March 17 – April 16: Chicago

Nashville Shakespeare Festival
• Jan. 8 – 31: King Lear

OZ Nashville
615-350-7200
• Oct. 8 – 9: When the Wolves Came In
• Nov. 20 – 21: Steel Hammer
• April 1 – 2: Souvenirs – New Dialect

Perform Murfreesboro
615-867-7244
• Oct. 9 – 11: While the Lights Were Out
• Dec. 11 – 13: Charlie Brown Christmas

Pull-Tight Players
615-791-5007 
• Oct. 9 – 24: The Foreigner
• Dec. 4 – 19: Holmes for the Holidays
• Feb. 5 – 20: Southern Fried Funeral
• April 8 – 23: Rabbit Hole
• June 3 – 18: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Springhouse Theatre Company
615-852-8499
• Sept. 18 – Oct. 4: Fiddler on the Roof
• Dec. 4 – 13: It’s a Wonderful Life
• Feb. 12 – 28: Jane Austin’s Emma
• April 8 – 24: Tom Sawyer

Street Theatre Company
615-554-7414
• Oct. 16 – 24: The Last Queen of Wonderland
• Nov. 6 – 22: Bat Boy

Studio Tenn Theatre Company
615-541-8200  
• Sept. 17 – Oct. 4: Gypsy
• Dec. 3 – 20: It’s a Wonderful Life
• Dec. 15 – 16: Holiday Concert
• Feb. 18 – March 6: The Glass Menagerie
• April 14 – May 1: The Ray Legacy
• June 3 – 4: West Side Story

Tennessee Women’s Theater Project (TWTP)
615-681-7220  
TWTP’s 2015 – 2016 season is not yet available.

The Theater Bug
615-818-7358
• Oct. 23 – 24: Snowderella
• Dec. 11 – 12: Winter Concert

TPAC’s Broadway Series
615-782-4040 
• Sept. 22 – 27: Dirty Dancing
• Nov. 10 – 15: Bullets Over Broadway the Musical
• Jan. 26 – 31: Matlida the Musical
• Feb. 16 – 21: Motown the Musical
• March 9 – 20: The Phantom of the Opera
• May 10 – 15: The Bridges of Madison County
• June 7 – 12: If/Then

TPAC’s Broadway Specials
615-782-4040 
• Oct. 20 – 25: Cinderella
• April 26 – May 1: Mamma Mia
• May 31 – June 5: Beauty and the Beast

Towne Centre Theatre
615-221-1174
• Oct. 2 – 24: The Addams Family

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

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