November Theater & Dance

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Shows galore on stages this month in Middle Tennessee! NCT's "The Little Mermaid" opens Nov. 8.

 

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

Nov. 30 – Dec. 16 | Ages 10+
615-847-0934
lakewoodtheatre.org
Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory. Fri – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students. This musical is based on the 1961 film of the same name about a free spirit named Holly Golightly.

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

Nov. 30 – Dec. 9 | All ages
615-538-7107
sourceonefive.com
Source One Five at the Little Brick Theatre, 230 Franklin Road, Building 6, Franklin. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. – no evening show on Dec. 8), Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $10 ages 4 – 12. Join the Peanuts gang for their beloved holiday tale as they set out to produce a Christmas play while learning the real meaning of the season.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A LIVE RADIO PLAY

Nov. 30 – Dec. 15 | All ages
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. Experience a live 1940s-era radio broadcast version of the Dickens classic with live sound effects.

A CHRISTMAS STORY

Nov. 23 – Dec. 22 | All ages
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 adults, $25 ages 12 & younger. It’s the 10th and final year of this production based on the beloved holiday movie about a young boy who wants a Red Ryder B.B. gun for Christmas.

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Nov. 30 – Dec. 9 | All ages
615-867-7244
murfreesborotn.gov/parks
Perform Murfreesboro at The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Fri – Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $7.50 adults, $6 ages 4 – 17. This tale as old as time speaks to the importance of who we are inside.

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID

Nov. 8 – Dec. 23 | All ages
615-252-4675
nashvillect.org
Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. (plus 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20), Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m., plus Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. $21 adults, $16 children. In a kingdom beneath the sea, King Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, yearns to learn about life in the human world.

ELF, THE MUSICAL

Nov. 15 – Dec. 22 | Ages 8+
615-646-9977
dinnertheatre.com
Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu – Sat 7:30 p.m. $16 – $60 evening shows, $19 – $27.50 matinees. Based on the beloved holiday film, this fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.

ELF JR., THE MUSICAL

Nov. 16 – 17 | All ages
615-904-2787
boroarts.org
Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. A young orphan crawls into Santa’s bag and is transported to the North Pole where he grows up thinking he’s an elf, but later seeks his true identity.

THE GAME SHOW SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION

Nov. 23 – Dec. 22 | Ages 8+
615-646-9977
dinnertheatre.com

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu 12 & 7:30, Fri – Sat 7:30 p.m. plus Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. $16 – $60 evening shows, $19 – $27.50 matinees. Enjoy a holiday twist on some of America’s favorite TV game shows where you get to be part of the action.

A GENTLEMAN MIND READER

Nov. 9 – 25 | Ages 12+
thebarbershoptheater.com
Razorglam Productions at The Barbershop Theater, 4003 Indiana Ave., Nashville. Fri – Sun 7 p.m. $15 adults, $10 students. This play focuses on a man who’s out to prove his worth in a family “blessed” with clairvoyance.

GHOSTED

Thursday, Nov. 15 | All ages
615-350-7200
ozartsnashville.org
OZ Arts Nashville, 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville. 7 p.m. $25 adults, $12.50 ages 12 & younger. Tony Perrin curates this production of music and movement with a theme of residing in limbo.

HANSEL & GRETEL

Saturdays, thru Nov. 10 | All ages
615-300-0374
oldeworldetheatre.com
Olde Worlde Theatre at The Belcourt, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville. 10 a.m. $10. Kids can experience a unique twist on a classic tale.

HELLO, DOLLY!

Nov. 2 – 17 | All ages
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. In 1890s NYC, the bold and endearing Dolly Levi is a socialite turned meddling matchmaker.

HIP HOP NUTCRACKER

Saturday, Nov. 24 | All ages
615-782-4040
tpac.org
TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 3 & 8 p.m. $40 – $55. This contemporary take of the classic tale features Tchaikovsky’s music along with a DJ. The story is set in 1980s Brooklyn on New Years Eve.

JOURNEY’S END

Nov. 2 – 18 | Ages 12+
615-847-0934
lakewoodtheatre.org
Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory. Fri – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students. This play gives a glimpse into the experiences of the officers of a British Army infantry company at the end of WWI.

THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS

Nov. 16 – 17 | All ages
wcparksandrec.com
Williamson Count Parks and Re’s Musical Theater Experience Class at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 4 p.m. $5. This musical features the colorful characters and favorite songs from the movie.

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

Nov. 23 – Dec. 9 | Ages 8+
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. Four adventurous children discover a magical land where a great lion struggles with a witch.

LITTLE WOMEN

Nov. 9 – 17 | All ages
615-554-7414
streettheatrecompany.org
ClassAct Dramatics at Street Theatre Company, 6727 Charlotte Pike, Nashville. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $6 – $10. The play based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel about four sisters’ passage from childhood to womanhood.

MARY POPPINS

Nov. 30 – Dec. 8 | All ages
capitoltheatretn.com
Audience of One Productions at Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. Friday (Nov. 30 only) 7 p.m., Sat 1 & 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m., Thu 7 p.m. $20 adults, $15 ages 3 – 11. The beloved musical about a magical nanny.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Nov. 2 – 11 | Ages 10+
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. Shakespeare’s most popular comedy of young lovers and their interaction with fairies.

THE MINI-NUTCRACKER

Nov. 30 – Dec. 3 | All ages
615-862-8439
cybmininutcracker.brownpapertickets.com
Centennial Youth Ballet at Harpeth Hall’s Davis Auditorium, 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. $12 adults, $8 ages 12 & younger (Sunday tickets are $15 and include a reception). A young girl’s Christmas dream comes to life in a magical world.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

Nov. 30 – Dec. 16 | 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. When it turns out that Macy’s Santa may be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads throughout New York City.

THE MUSIC MAN

Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 | All ages
wcparksandrec.com
Star Bright Players at Freedom Middle School, 750 Hwy 96 W., Franklin. Thu – Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10. A con man poses as a boys’ band leader selling instruments and costumes to a naive Midwestern town.

RICHARD III

Saturday, Nov. 17 | 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. Stella Reed directs the Bard’s play about the rise to power and short reign of King Richard III of England.

THE ROMANCERS

Nov. 9 – 24 | Ages 12+
act1online.com
Act 1 at Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. Thu – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15. Two young people are determined to take matters into their own hands and refuse to marry and fall in with their parents’ plans.

SYLVIA

Nov. 9 – 18 | Ages 16+
615-893-9825
mltarts.com
Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro. Thu – Sun 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students. This A.R. Gurney play is about a dog, the couple who adopts her and the comedy that results. Mature content and language.

THREE DECEMBERS

Nov. 9 – 11 | All ages
615-782-4040
tpac.org
Nashville Opera at Noah Liff Opera Center, 3622 Redmon St., Nashville. Fri – Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $26 – $70. In this theatrical drama, a Broadway star and her grown children struggle to know and love each other the course of three different holiday seasons, each 10 years apart.

A TUNA CHRISTMAS

Nov. 2 – 11 | Ages 8+
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, $12 youth. Two radio news personalities report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest.

WHITE CHRISTMAS

Nov. 13 – 18 | All ages
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. $35 – $70. This Irving Berlin musical tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a Vermont inn and falling for a sister act in the process.

THE WOLVES

Nov. 9 – 17 | Ages 12+
actorsbridge.org
Actors Bridge Ensemble at Belmont’s Black Box Theater, 1575 Compton Ave., Nashville. Thu – Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door adults, $15 students. As a girls’ indoor soccer team warms up, they navigate big questions and wage tiny battles.

A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD

Thursday, Nov. 8 | All ages
615-904-2787
boroarts.org

Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. 5 & 7 p.m. $10. A story of friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

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

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