Cara Richardson is an avid theatre fanatic that grew up on movie musicals and showtunes. Participation onstage and off through high school and her first trip to New York City lit her theater fire, but now she prefers to hang out in the audience rather than backstage. She seeks out any chance to see live theatre.
Saturday night marks the opening of RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN at Nashville Repertory Theatre. This Pulitzer Prize nominated play written by Gina Gionfriddo marks the opening of Nashville Repertory's 2015-2016 season. Director Lauren Shouse took some time out of her busy tech week to answer a few questions for us about this production of RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN.BWW Reviews: HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Brings the Eighties Back August 31, 2015
Friday night, Street Theatre Company continued their history of bringing edgy, daring theatre to the Nashville theatrical community. HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is the latest venture for Street Theatre Company. Based on the 1989 movie of the same name, starring Wynona Rider and Christian Slater as Veronica and JD, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL could possibly be the darkest, most twisted comedy this theatre-goer has ever seen. With book, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL takes audiences inside of a typical 1980s high school, with an extreme twist.BWW Review: Circle Players' AMERICAN IDIOT Rocks Nashvile August 23, 2015
AMERICAN IDIOT is about a generation of youth disenchanted with the world around them, angry about things they don't understand, and scrambling to find their place in the world. A post- 9/11 look at America, AMERICAN IDIOT has more rage and love than most theatrical audiences are probably used to seeing.BWW Preview: AMERICAN IDIOT at Circle Players Part 2 August 20, 2015
Circle Players has taken on the task of being a regional premier of AMERICAN IDIOT. Right here in Nashville, the disenchanted youth of Jingletown are coming to the stage.
I was blessed enough to get a chance to converse with the director of Circle Players' production of AMERICAN IDIOT, as well as a couple of the cast members. First up is my chat with director Bradley Moore. I wanted to get an idea of why and how Moore approached the upcoming production of the show.BWW Review: THE LAST 5 YEARS Brings the Complexities of Relationships to the Nashville Stage August 16, 2015
Nashville shows her talent yet again, by way of VWA Theatricals' inaugural production, THE LAST 5 YEARS. With a two person cast and a nearly completely sung through book, THE LAST 5 YEARS follows the relationship of Jamie, a young writing prodigy, and Cathy, an aspiring actress.BWW Interviews: A Sneak Peak of DOGFIGHT at Street Theatre Company June 4, 2015
Cathy Street, artistic director of Street Theatre Company, and Taylor Kelly, one of the actors in this production of Dogfight, took some time out of their schedules to answer some questions for us about this amazing production. Kelly is a new addition to the Nashville theatre community, having moved to Nashville right before rehearsals started on this production.BWW Reviews: NEWSIES Chock Full of Amazing Dancers at TPAC May 27, 2015
It often seems today that life is fraught with apathy and complacency and Newsies becomes a great conversation starter for young and old alike. This musical essentially becomes what the original newsboys strike of 1899 was: a call to action.BWW Interviews: NEWSIES' Angela Grovey May 22, 2015
Newsies: The Musical heads to Tennessee Performing Arts Center next week and helps ring in the beginning of summer. Based on the 1992 Disney movie of same name, Newsies: The Musical visits the late 1800s of New York City. Actress Angela Grovey plays Medda Larkin. With an extensive career in film, television, and theatre, Angela took some time out of her busy touring schedule to answer some questions for our readers in the Nashville region.BWW Interviews: Evelyn Pearson of Nashville Repertory Theatre's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE April 14, 2015
Props master Evelyn Pearson is a wealth of information and insight into the set design, story, and props of the shows that Nashville Repertory Theatre produces. In the midst of tech week and opening weekend, she was kind enough to take some time to answer questions regarding the newest production, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, written by Christopher Durang.BWW Interviews: Nashville Repertory Theatre's Nate Eppler April 10, 2015
Nashville Repertory Theatre began previews tonight for their last production of the 2014-15 season. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, by Christopher Durang, opens on Saturday night, and I was lucky enough to catch the production's director, Nate Eppler, and ask him some questions about the show.BWW Reviews: Street Theatre Company's MEMPHIS March 16, 2015
Street Theatre Company has brought a little bit of Memphis to Music City with their production of Memphis: The Musical. The show opened Friday night at Street Theatre Company's new location, Bailey Middle School. This is the first regional production in Tennessee since the touring Broadway production ended.BWW Reviews: PIPPIN Enchants Nashville Audiences March 11, 2015
When I saw Nashville Repertory Theatre's production of The Whipping Man last weekend, one of the first things that I noticed was the amazing set design. A beautifully designed set by Gary C. Hoff, The Whipping Man had so many amazing things about it that I wanted to take the time to find out a little more about how the set was designed and made.BWW Interviews: David Rossetti of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT February 17, 2015
As the touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat makes its way to Nashville this week, I've taken the chance to interview the dance captain and swing of the production, David Rossetti. A Broadway actor with a career as a choreographer, David has a substantial and varied resume.BWW Reviews: THE WHIPPING MAN at Nashville Repertory Theatre February 8, 2015
Nashville Repertory Theatre brings a thoughtful and complex story to Nashville audiences with the production of The Whipping Man. With a small cast, The Whipping Man makes perfect sense for a smaller theatre. Nashville Repertory Theatre's production adds man special touches to the show to bring a spectacular piece of theatrical writing to life for Nashville audiences.BWW Reviews: KINKY BOOTS Tour in Nashville February 4, 2015
An accomplished actor, Kenny Morris plays Mr. Price in touring production of Kinky Boots. He has graciously agreed to take the time to answer some questions for our readers at Broadway World Nashville.BWW Reviews: BLUE MAN GROUP January 9, 2015
The Blue Man Group tour has made a stop in Nashville this week. Tennessee Performing Arts Center hosts the inventive show, that is full of eye-popping and mouth dropping performancesor skits.or just a 90 minute, non-stop spectacle. Think I'm complete inept when it comes to trying to describe Blue Man Group? I am. But the Blue Man Group's own website says the show is "impossible to describe."