October Theater & Dance Performances

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Enjoy a magical escape with your family at a show this month!

Enjoy a family outing this month by taking in a local theater production! Pictured above: Mr. Popper’s Penguins at Nashville Children’s Theatre runs Oct. 26 – Dec. 3.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Oct.  13 – 22 | Ages 12+
615-646-9977 | mltarts.com
Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro. Fri – Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students. Take a trip down the rabbit hole.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Oct. 31 – 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.

THE BAD SEED

Oct.  13 – 29  Ages 12+ | 615-847-0934
lakewoodtheatreco.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 stage thriller about a scary little girl.

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON

Oct.  12 – Nov. 4 | 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. $57.50 – $72.50. An irreverent rock musical based on the seventh president.

CARRIE THE MUSICAL

Oct. 6 – 22 | Ages 13+
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 stage version of Stephen King’s tale about a girl with telekinetic powers.

FOOLS

Oct. 20 – 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.

FUN HOME

Oct. 10 – 15 | Ages 13+
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. $27 – $72. A musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

HAUNTED 

Oct.  20 – 22 | Ages 18+
hauntedproject.com
Actors Bridge, abrasiveMedia & FALL at Track One, 1211 Fourth Ave. S., Nashville. Fri – Sat 7 & 9 p.m., Sun 5 & 7 p.m. $30. Music, dance and immersive art installations inspired by the nation’s deadliest train crash at Dutchman’s Curve in Nashville.

HEAD OVER HEELS

Oct. 5 – 6 | Ages 12+
615-782-4040 | tpac.org
TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m. $40.50 – $55. Lolita Snipes’ comical journey about finding love.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME 

Oct.  27 – 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.

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

Oct. 21 – Nov. 11 | All ages
615-300-0374 | belcourt.org
Olde Worlde Theatre at The Belcourt, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville. Sat 10 a.m. $10 adults, $8 ages 12 & younger. Special effects, audience participation and a unique spin on a classic fairy tale.

LIZZIE BORDEN WITH THE RAVEN

Oct. 26 – 28 | Ages 18+
615-782-4040 | nashvilleballet.com
Nashville Ballet at TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $28 – $70. A ballet about the famous axe murders of 1892 along with the world premiere of a work based on Edgar Alan Poe’s dark poem. Contains nudity and adult themes.

LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE

Oct. 6 – 21 | 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 series of monologues on women’s relationships and wardrobes.

MAMMA MIA

Thru Oct. 21 | 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. Featuring the music of ABBA, a teen searches for her birth father on a Greek island.

MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS

Oct. 26 – Dec. 3 | All ages
615-252-4675 | nashvillect.org

Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. Thu, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m.; 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.

RUMORS

Oct. 13 – 28 | Ages 12+
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. Neil Simon’s outrageous comedy.

SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL

Oct. 26 – 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.

SOUTH PACIFIC

Oct. 12 – 28 | 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 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical explores racial prejudice.

TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING

Oct. 13 – 15 | All ages
615-867-7244 | murfreesborotn.gov/parks
The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Fri – Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $7.50 adults, $6 ages 4 -17. Perform Murfreesboro presents Judy Blume’s tale of a fourth grader and his pesky little brother, Fudge.

WILDERNESS

Oct. 20 – 21 | Ages 14+
615-350-7200 | ozartsnashville.org
En Garde Arts at OZ Arts, 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville. 8 p.m. $55. A theatrical piece about six kids standing on the brink of emotional chaos.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Oct. 27 – 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.

 

 

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

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