March Theater & Dance

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"Sound of Music," at Brentwood High, anyone? There are lots of shows to see this month!

 

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

Wednesday, March 14 | All ages
615-782-4040 | tpac.org
TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $40 – $85. The worlds most popular modern dance company presents contemporary works touching on timely topics.

 

ANY NUMBER CAN DIE

March 2 – 17 | 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. Ingenious murders take place in an island mansion as a pair of detectives set to work on their first case.

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

Through 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.

 

CELTIC RHYTHMS ON FIRE

March 10 – 11 | All ages
615-578-7368 | nashvilleirishstepdancers.com
Nashville Irish Step Dancers at the Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $20 adults, $15 ages 3 – 12. An energetic fusion of Irish dance, music and song.

DEARLY DEPARTED

March 2 – 11 | 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 the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious.

DISNEY’S MARY POPPINS JR.

March 8 & 10 | All ages
615-904-2787 | boroarts.org
Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. 6 p.m. on March 8, 10 a.m. & 12 p.m. on March 10. $12. Center Stage Academy presents the musical about a magical nanny.

GODSPELL JR.

March 30 – April 8 | All ages
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. A group of disciples help Jesus tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and comic timing.

INHERIT THE WIND

March 24 – April 21 | Ages 12+
615-782-4040 | tpac.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. Inspired by the sensational Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925 in Dayton, Tenn., this courtroom drama centers on the prosecution of a teacher who read Darwin’s The Origin of Species to his science class.

INTO THE WOODS

March 8 – 12 | All ages
hillsboroplayers.com
The Hillsboro Players at Hillsboro High School, 3812 Hillsboro Road, Nashville. 7 p.m. $12 – $15 adults, $8 students. James Lapine/Stephen Sondheim’s musical that weaves together the plot lines of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel.

LITTLE WOMEN: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL

March 8 – 17 | All ages
actorspointtheatre.com
Actors Point Theatre at GodWhy Church, 100 GodWhy Court, Hendersonville. Thu – Sat 7:30 p.m. $13 – $18. The adventures of the March sisters at home in Massachusetts while their father is away on the Civil War Battlefield.

LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST

March 22 – 25 | All ages
615-818-7358 | thetheaterbug.org
The Theater Bug, 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. Thu – Sat 7 p.m., Sun 6 p.m. $12 adults, $7 ages 11 & younger at the door (discount tickets available at ticketsnashville.com). Santiago Sosa directs a retro romp through a Shakespeare classic.

MAKS, VAL AND PETA LIVE ON TOUR: CONFIDENTIAL

Saturday, March 24 | All ages
615-782-4040 | tpac.org
TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 8 p.m. $45 – $450. A new dance tour featuring favorites from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

MOCKINGBIRD

March 1 – 18 | Ages 8+
615-252-4675 | nashvillect.org
Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. Opening night at 6:30 p.m., Sat – Sun 2 p.m. (no Sun show on March 4). $20 adults, $15 youth. An 11-year-old girl with Asperger’s syndrome discovers that not everything is black and white.

THE PILLOWMAN

March 2 – 17 | 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. A fiction writer living in a police state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of bizarre child murders occurring in his town.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

March 8 – 11 | All ages
brentwoodhs.seatyourself.biz
Brentwood High School’s Performing Arts Center, 5304 Murray Lane, Brentwood. Thu – Fri 7 p.m.; Sat 1 & 7 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. $10 adults, $8 children 10 and younger. The beloved and quintessential Broadway musical by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein (based upon the story by Maria Von Trapp) plays in Brentwood for five performances only.

SHREK THE MUSICAL

March 8 – 17 | All ages
615-472-4731 | wcs.edu/phs
Page High School Theatre, 6281 Arno Road, Franklin. Thu – Fri 7 p.m. (no show March 15), Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $12 adults, $10 children. Everyone’s favorite ogre comes to life on stage alongside a wisecracking donkey, a feisty princess and fairy tale misfits.

SEUSSICAL

March 3 & 10 | All ages
615-563-2787 | artscenterofcc.com
The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. 2 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students. A one-act cut of the family musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss.

SOMETHING’S UP, MAYBE?

March 23 – April 8 | 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. Based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, this play is set in an American high school with all the love, hate, treachery and teen angst one can imagine.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS

March 23 – April 8 | Ages 10+
615-332-7529 | circleplayers.net
Circle Players at Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. Thu – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $20 ($10 on Thursdays). A comedy-drama about the bond between a group of Southern women in a small community and how they cope with the death of one of their own.

WICKED

March 28 – April 22 | All ages
615-782-4040 | tpac.org
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. $41.50 – $146.50. The smash musical about what happened in Oz before Dorothy dropped in.

THE WIZARD OF OZ

March 15 – 24 | All ages
615-400-7733 | offthesquarefranklin.com
Off The Square Theatre at Williamson County Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Thu – Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1 & 5 p.m. $12 adults, $10 kids. A young girl travels to a faraway land where she kills a witch in the midst of a shoe squabble.

 

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

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