September Theater and Dance Shows

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The new theater season kicks off this month — check out all of the arts you can catch with your family and make a point to go!

Family entertainment abounds on stages in September with a variety of theater and dance performances. Mark your calendars for these goodies through the rest of the month:

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA | Thru Sept. 29

nashvilleshakes.org | All ages
Sept. 14 – 15 at Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. Sept. 28 – 29 at Academy Park, 120 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents The Bard’s thriller of love in later life.

THE BATTLE OF FRANKLIN | Thru Sept. 22

615-541-8200 | studiotenn.com | Ages 12+
Jamison Theater at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. Tue – Wed 7 p.m. (Sept. 19 & 20 only), Thu – Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $26.50 – $85. Studio Tenn’s original production chronicles the story of Tod Carter.

CLEAR AND SWEET | Sept. 14 – 15

615-350-7200 | ozartsnashville.org | All ages
OZ Arts, 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville. 8 p.m. $69. Zoe|Juniper present this multi-disciplinary performance combining dance, visual design and live vocals.

DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST | Sept. 15 – Oct. 1

615-852-8499 | springhousetheatre.com | Ages 4+
Springhouse Theatre Company, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna. Fri – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3:30 p.m. (Oct. 1 only). $15 adults, $10 children. This beloved musical speaks to the importance of looking beyond the exterior.

A FEW GOOD MEN | Sept. 8 – 17

615-904-2787 | boroarts.org | Ages 13+
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. The story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy.

THE HUNDRED DRESSES | Sept. 14 – Oct. 1

615-252-4675 | nashvillect.org | All ages
Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. Thu, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sept. 16, 23 & 30 at 2 p.m.; Sundays, Sept. 24 & Oct. 1 at 1 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. $20 adults, $15 youth. This show’s theme is about finding the courage to stand up for others, even if you are standing alone.

MAMMA MIA | Thru Oct. 21

615-646-9977 | chaffinsbarntheatre.com | Ages 12+
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.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET | Sept. 15 – 30

615-563-2787 | artcenterofcc.com | All ages
Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. Fri – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students. A musical inspired by the recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

MY FAIR LADY| Sept. 14 – Oct. 1

615-826-6037 | hpactn.com | All ages
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. A cockney flower girl transforms into an elegant lady.

PART OF THE PLAN | Thru Sept. 24

615-782-4040 | tpac.org |Ages 14+
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. $54.50 – $69.50. The world premiere of this new American musical features the music of Dan Fogelberg. The story follows the lives of an adopted boy and the teenage girl who is forced to give him up.

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY | Sept. 23 – 24

615-782-4040 | nashvilleballet.com | All ages
TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $35 – $92. Nashville Ballet brings this beloved fairy tale to life during its season opener.

SOMEBODY’S BABY | Thru Sept. 17

615-847-0934 | lakewoodtheatreco.com | Ages 14+
Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory. Fri – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students. Five women, gun violence and picking up the pieces. Contains strong language and gun violence depiction.

STILL LIFE WITH IRIS | Sept. 28 – Oct. 1

615-818-7358 | thetheaterbug.org | All ages
The Theater Bug, 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. Thu – Sat 7 p.m., Sun 6 p.m. Free admission. A little girl searches for the simplest of things — home.

THE WINTER’S TALE | Thru Oct. 1

nashvilleshakes.org | All ages
Sept. 16 – 17 at Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 at Academy Park, 120 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents The Bard’s fanciful tale set in a fairy tale land.

 

Pictured above: Nashville Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Marianne Leach.

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

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