October Theater Shows

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An updated tour of "Phantom" enjoys a two-week run at TPAC, plus many more shows to catch!

One of our favorite things about fall is the boost in theater and dance productions on stages across Middle Tennessee. Mark your calendars for these remaining goodies this final stretch of October:

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Oct. 11 – 27 | Ages 16+
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 is about a fictional spelling bee in a middle school. The show contains adult language.

A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2

Oct. 13 – Nov. 3 | Ages 14+
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. $25 – $52.50. In this play, a broken family must confront the complexities of feminism and the price of independence.

HANSEL & GRETEL

Saturdays, Oct. 20 – 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.

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

Oct. 12 – 28 | All ages
615-893-9825
mltarts.com

Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro. Fri – Sun 7 p.m. $10. This outdoor youth production weaves the tale of Ichabod Crane.

NEWSIES

Oct. 25 – 27 | All ages
cytnashville.org
CYT Nashville at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Thu – Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $14 at the door. Disney’s musical set in turn-of-the-century New York City is about people fighting for what’s right.

NIGHT OF THE TEENAGE ZOMBIES

Oct. 26 – Nov. 4 | Ages 12+
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. It’s a teenage zombie takeover, and it’s up to high school senior Mackenzie Thomas to defend the town.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Oct. 24 – Nov. 4 | 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. $65 – $105. Experience Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece.

SEUSSICAL

Oct. 25 – Nov. 3 | All ages
615-248-1370
trevecca.edu/theatre
Trevecca Nazarene University’s Benson Auditorium, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville. Thu – Sat 7 p.m. (plus a 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Nov. 3). $15 adults, $10 ages 10 & younger. The high-energy family musical based on the beloved stories and characters of Dr. Seuss.

 

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

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