POLL: What BRT show are you most eagerly anticipating in 2013?

August 18
12:59 AM 2012


First Night Award-winning Boiler Room Theatre is looking ahead to its 2013 season, unveiling the seven shows that will make up the company's Lucky 13th Season.

The 2013 season shows have been announced via social media this week, with each day featuring the announcement of another title in BRT's slate of shows.

"This year we are announcing our season in a brand new way," BRT announced earlier this week on Monday, August 13, of course. "Starting today, we will announce one show a day on our Facebook Page! We will announce a new show every day until August 20." 

However, for people in the audience for opening night of Steel Magnolias on Friday, August 17-directed by Lisa Gillespie and starring Kay Ayers, Keri Pisapia, Linda Speir, Lynn Yates, Cassie Hamilton and Lori Bargas-the entire season could be found in The Engineer, BRT's official playbill.

"Our 13th Season includes a lineup of unlucky Individuals, whether it be unlucky in love, life or failure. These unlucky shows will prove to be our Luckiest season to date!"

What BRT show are you most eagerly anticipating in 2013?

Noises Off A) Noises Off
Noises Off B) Floyd Collins
Escanaba in Da Moonlight C) Escanaba in Da Moonlight
The Producers D) The Producers
Who's Afraid of <a href=Virginia Woolf" width="150" /> E) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Promises, Promises F) Promises, Promises
Scrooge, the Musical G) Scrooge, the Musical

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Jeffrey Ellis Jeffrey Ellis is a Nashville-based writer, editor and critic, who's been covering the performing arts in Tennessee for more than 25 years. He is the recipient of the Tennessee Theatre Association's Distinguished Service Award for his coverage of theatre in the Volunteer State and was the founding editor/publisher of Stages, the Tennessee Onstage Monthly. He is a past fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and is the founder/executive producer of The First Night Honors - the history of which can be traced to 1989 and the first presentation of The First Night Awards - which honor outstanding theater artisans from Tennessee in recognition of their lifetime achievements and also includes The First Night Star Awards and the Most Promising Actors recognition. Midwinter's First Night honors outstanding productions and performances throughout the state. An accomplished director, Ellis helmed productions of La Cage Aux Folles, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and An American Daughter, all in their Nashville premieres, as well as award-winning productions of Damn Yankees, Company, Gypsy and The Rocky Horror Show. Ellis was recognized by The Tennessean as best director of a musical for both Company and Rocky Horror. In 2015, he directed William Inge's Picnic for Circle Players and Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years for VWA Theatricals, with The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest set for spring 2016.



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