November Theater and Dance

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Take in a family-friendly show this month and enjoy the performing arts!

Enjoy fine family entertainment this month with a smorgasbord of theater and dance productions on stages across Middle Tennessee. Pictured above: Les Miserables comes to TPAC Nov. 14 – 19.

A CHRISTMAS STORY

Nov. 24 – 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. $57.50 – $72.50. A stage version of the holiday movie classic about a boy’s wish for a Red Ryder B.B. gun.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Thru Nov. 5 | 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. $33 – $78. A musical about an American solider, a French girl and a yearning for a post-war new beginning.

ANNIE

Nov. 3 – 4 | All ages 
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Teen Learning Center Players at Woodmont Hills Church, 3710 Franklin Pike, Nashville. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $10 adults, $5 students. The beloved musical about a vivacious orphan who finds a home.

THE BOY FRIEND

Nov. 30 – Dec. 2  | Ages 12+ 
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The Star Bright Players at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Thu – Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $8. A light romantic spoof of 1920s musicals.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

Nov. 3 – 19 | 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. A musical based on the life of Frank Abagnale, one of history’s most famous con artists.

FOOLS

Thru Nov. 4 | Ages 12+
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. Neil Simon’s comedy about a village curse that renders everyone stupid.

GREASE

Nov. 17 – 19 | All ages
615-599-5314 | bravocreativeartscenter.com
Bravo Creative Arts Center at Father Ryan Center for the Arts, 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville. Fri – Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $12. The teen cast presents a kid-friendly version of this musical set at Rydell High School in the 1950s.

HAIRSPRAY

Nov. 16 – 19 | Ages 13+
615-812-8300 | lesli.hall@mnps.org
Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet School, 613 17th Ave. N., Nashville. Thu – Sat 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $10 adults, $5 students. A musical about racial integration in the 1960s.

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER

Saturday, Nov. 25 | All ages
615-782-4040 | tpac.org

TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 7 p.m. $45 – $60. A holiday mash-up featuring Tchaikovsky’s score with a contemporary re-imagining of the story set in 1980’s Brooklyn.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

Thru Nov. 12 | 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). Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and being a hero.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Nov. 24 – Dec. 10 | 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 heart-warming saga of George Bailey and his guardian angel, Clarence.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE THE MUSICAL

Nov. 24 – Dec. 23 | 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. $60 adults, $30 students, $18 ages 5 – 11. A timeless fable of dreams, disillusionment and the power of love.

LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR

Nov. 1 – 25 | Ages 12+
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Act 1 at the Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. Thu – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15. Neil Simon’s comedy about the wacky antics in the writer’s room of a 1953 variety show.

LES MISERABLES

Nov. 14 – 19 | 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. $42.50 – $92.50. A musical of heartbreak, passion and the resilience of the human spirit.

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

Nov. 3 – 18 | Ages 10+
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 this comedy, a couple’s dinner guest winds up staying nearly a month after taking a spill.

MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES

Nov. 10 – 12 | Ages 12+
615-782-4040 | nashvilleopera.org
Nashville Opera at Noah Liff Opera Center, 3622 Redmon St., Nashville. Fri – Sat 8 p.m., Sun 4 p.m. $45 – $95. A tango opera about a women’s surrealistic journey through life and death.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Nov. 9 – 12 | All ages 
888-718-4253 | mtsu.edu/mtsuarts
Nashville Shakespeare Festival & MTSU at Tucker Theatre, 615 Champion Drive, Murfreesboro. Thu – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10 adults, $5 students. Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

Nov. 17 – 18 | All ages
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. A staged reading from the December 1948 radio production.

MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS

Thru Dec. 3 | All ages
615-252-4675 | nashvillect.org
Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. Sat – Sun 2 p.m. plus Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. (homeschool show).; $20 adults, $15 youth. A flipper-flapping musical that speaks to the power of ingenuity.

OLIVER!

Nov. 9 – 18 | 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 12 & 5 p.m. $12 adults, $10 kids. Lionel Bart’s musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel.

RACE

Nov. 10 – 19 | Ages 14+
615-893-9825 | mltarts.com
Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro. Fri – Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students. David Mament’s play about race and the lies we tell each other on the subject. Not suitable for young children.

SHE LOVES ME

Nov. 3 – 12 | Ages 10+
615-966-7075 | lipscomb.edu/theater
Lipscomb Theater at Collins Auditorium, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville. Fri – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $5 – $10 students. A romantic comedy about friendship, love and courage.

SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Nov. 10 – 18 & Dec. 1 – 3 | Ages 4+
615-852-8499 | springhousetheatre.com
Springhouse Theatre Company, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna. Fri – Sat 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 children. A bluegrass/gospel musical revue set in 1938.

SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL

Through Nov. 18 | Ages 12+
615-646-9977 | chaffinsbarntheatre.com
Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu – Sat 6 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. $60 adults, $30 students, $18 ages 5 – 11. A big-hearted comedy about family  — Southern style.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Thru Nov. 5 | All ages
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. The adventures of Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger.

WINTER WONDERETTES

Nov. 30 – Dec. 17 | Ages 10+
615-883-8375 | thelarrykeetontheatre.org
The Larry Keeton Dinner Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville. Thu – Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 – $30 adults, $15 – $20 ages 12 & younger. This musical comedy features ‘60s versions of holiday classics.

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

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