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Blake Shelton and The Oak Ridge Boys Get 'Animated' in DOING IT TO COUNTRY SONGS Blake Shelton and The Oak Ridge Boys Get 'Animated' in DOING IT TO COUNTRY SONGS
by BWW News Desk on July 24, 2017 in Nashville

The Oak Ridge Boys morph into animated characters in Blake Shelton's new video "Doing It to Country Songs," which features Blake as "Buck Shelton" and as a William Lee Golden as possum, Joe Bonsall as a beaver, Duane Allen as a fox, and Richard Sterban as a frog. (more...)
BWW Review: Woven Theatre's Exquisite and Enlightening SILENT SKY BWW Review: Woven Theatre's Exquisite and Enlightening SILENT SKY
by Jeffrey Ellis on July 24, 2017 in Nashville

Nashville audiences have become rather familiar with the work of Lauren Gunderson, the most produced living American playwright of the 2016-17 season, primarily due to works presented by Tennessee Women's Theater Project. Now, thanks to an impressive production of her Silent Sky, by Woven Theatre Company - as part of their inaugural Women Pioneer Series - we are introduced to another of her quintessentially intriguing and compelling women: Henrietta Leavitt, an American pioneer... (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23
by Audition Roundup on July 23, 2017 in Nashville

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 23, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 7/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 7/23/2017
by BWW on July 23, 2017 in Nashville

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/23/2017 for Nashville (more...)
BWW Review: Destiny Theatre Experience's MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Burns Bright BWW Review: Destiny Theatre Experience's MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Burns Bright
by Jeffrey Ellis on July 22, 2017 in Nashville

Despite its provocative title and abundant profanity (or maybe even because of it), Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**ker With the Hat is actually filled with a lot of humanity and heart, enough that you'll find it difficult to shake off the story and its characters long after the final scene has played out. And thanks to director Kurt Jarvis' production for Destiny Theatre Experience's tenth anniversary, the Nashville debut will likely be talked about and recounted for months to come - which seems the perfect testament to the impact of Shawn Whitsell's company on Music City's vibrant arts and theater company. (more...)
ANNIE Debuts at Arts Center of Cannon County for July 7-22 Run ANNIE Debuts at Arts Center of Cannon County for July 7-22 Run
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2017 in Nashville

Directed and choreographed by Matthew Hayes Hunter, with musical direction by Brittany Goodwin, Annie, the beloved musical about the plucky comic book heroine of the 1930s, comes to the Arts Center of Cannon County for a July 7-22 run. (more...)
Utech, McGraw and Wilkinson Star in Chaffin's Barn's SISTER ACT Utech, McGraw and Wilkinson Star in Chaffin's Barn's SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2017 in Nashville

Meggan Utech and Gracie McGraw will make their Chaffin's Barn debuts this summer, joining Barn favorite Martha Wilkinson in Sister Act, the hilarious, five-time Tony Award-nominated musical, opening June 8 and running through July 22. (more...)
FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE MOTHERF*CKER WITH THE HAT Opens Tonight FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE MOTHERF*CKER WITH THE HAT Opens Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis on July 21, 2017 in Nashville

Shawn Whitsell's Destiny Theatre Experience celebrates its tenth anniversary starting tonight with the opening of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherfucker With the Hat at Nashville's iconic Darkhorse Theater. Directed by Kurt Jarvis and featuring a cast of local stage favorites, along with some intriguing newcomers, including Michael Carlo, Megan Blevins, Matt N. Smith, Amie Lara and Tony Insignares. (more...)
Upcoming Nashville Theater Auditions (7/20/17) Upcoming Nashville Theater Auditions (7/20/17)
by Jeffrey Ellis on July 20, 2017 in Nashville

Looking for a challenging role or to embark upon a new onstage adventure? Here is the latest audition information to come to the BroadwayWorld Nashville newsdesk. (more...)
Woven Theatre Premieres SILENT SKY at Belmont's Troutt Theatre Today Woven Theatre Premieres SILENT SKY at Belmont's Troutt Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Nashville

Woven Theatre Company presents Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson, as part of their Women Pioneer Series, opening this Today, July 21, at Belmont University's Troutt Theatre. The Women Pioneer Series consists of plays about historically significant or under-recognized women, written by women. (more...)
SISTER ACT Set to Take Over Mainstage at Cumberland County Playhouse Today SISTER ACT Set to Take Over Mainstage at Cumberland County Playhouse Today
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Nashville

Sister Act - the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has proven to be a hit with audiences all across Tennessee - will open at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse on July 21, running through September 8. (more...)
Dream Reality Group presents Disney's TARZAN Dream Reality Group presents Disney's TARZAN
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in Nashville

DREAM REALITY GROUP in partnership with The Park Theatre Group presents: Disney's TARZAN (more...)
Free, All-Ages Dance Classes Offered at Nashville Ballet 7/29 Free, All-Ages Dance Classes Offered at Nashville Ballet 7/29
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in Nashville

Nashville Ballet will celebrate National Dance Day for the seventh consecutive year on Saturday, July 29 by offering free sample classes and choreography provided by the Fox hit reality show So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD). (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 21, 2017 in Nashville

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)
Friday 5 (+1) on Thursday: Seidl and Kummer's ACROSS THE LINES Friday 5 (+1) on Thursday: Seidl and Kummer's ACROSS THE LINES
by Jeffrey Ellis on July 20, 2017 in Nashville

Opening tonight in Gallatin is Scott Seidl and Stephen Kummer's Civil War musical Across the Lines, running through Saturday night at CenterStage, 250 Hancock Street. The new musical, based on a true story drawn from the letters of Captain Robert A. Ragan and his memoir Escape From East Tennessee to the Federal Lines, continues its development with the three performances which feature a cast of local artists who bring the various characters in the story to life. (more...)
STEEL MAGNOLIAS to Bring Beauty to Roxy Regional Theatre This Summer STEEL MAGNOLIAS to Bring Beauty to Roxy Regional Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk on July 19, 2017 in Nashville

This summer, beat the heat and come on down to Truvy's beauty shop, where the motto is 'there is no such thing as natural beauty' and all the ladies who are 'anybody' come to have their hair done. The Roxy Regional Theatre presents Robert Harling's stage hit STEEL MAGNOLIAS, July 28 through August 19. (more...)
Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017 Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis on July 19, 2017 in Nashville

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Wild Card Productions' LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Photo Coverage: Wild Card Productions' LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by Jeffrey Ellis on July 18, 2017 in Nashville

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, writer Lanie Robertson's insightful and moving look at jazz legend Billie Holiday and her life and career, continues its run at Brentwood's Towne Centre Theatre. Directed by Dave Ragland and starring Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva in her stunning onstage transformation to become Lady Day, it's one of the highlights of an especially impressive Nashville theater season filled with strong performances and shows both challenging and introspective. (more...)
Star-Studded Nashville Concert to Feature Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton in Final Duet Star-Studded Nashville Concert to Feature Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton in Final Duet
by BWW News Desk on July 18, 2017 in Nashville

Blackbird Presents and Kenny Rogers are proud to announce 'All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration,' an all-star concert event taping at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee (more...)
THE DROWNING GIRLS Next Onstage for Distraction Theatre Company THE DROWNING GIRLS Next Onstage for Distraction Theatre Company
by Jeffrey Ellis on July 18, 2017 in Nashville

Distraction Theatre Company brings The Drowning Girls – written by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson and Daniela Vlaskalic – to life August 18-26 at Nashville's Darkhorse Theater. (more...)
Woven Theatre Premieres SILENT SKY at Belmont's Troutt Theatre 7/21 Woven Theatre Premieres SILENT SKY at Belmont's Troutt Theatre 7/21
by Jeffrey Ellis on July 18, 2017 in Nashville

Woven Theatre Company presents Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson, as part of their Women Pioneer Series, opening this Friday, July 21, at Belmont University's Troutt Theatre. The Women Pioneer Series consists of plays about historically significant or under-recognized women, written by women. (more...)
High School Drama: Cookeville High Grad EMMA CHOATE High School Drama: Cookeville High Grad EMMA CHOATE
by Jeffrey Ellis on July 18, 2017 in Nashville

t's been an exceptionally busy summer thus far for recent Cookeville High School graduate Emma Choate as she prepares to make the transition to college student at Tennessee Technological University in her hometown. Making the leap from high schooler to college student is a challenge, no matter who you are, but for Emma - who has been an over-achiever in live theater most of her life - it's probably made easier by her decision to remain at the local college, where she plans to major in vocal music education. (more...)
BWW Review: Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva's Dazzling and Stunning Billie Holiday Can't Be Missed BWW Review: Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva's Dazzling and Stunning Billie Holiday Can't Be Missed
by Jeffrey Ellis on July 17, 2017 in Nashville

Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva's miraculous transformation into music legend Billie Holiday may well be the performance of 2017, theater-wise, in a city where we revere and venerate our favorite vocalists. But in Music City, where live theater is often perceived as a mere afterthought by the entertainment establishment, oftentimes performances such as hers may be given short shrift, overlooked by the so-called powers-that-be whose tastes tend toward the middle of the road, pop-infused, sound-like-everyone else, cookie cutter variety of singers. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16
by Audition Roundup on July 16, 2017 in Nashville

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 16, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 7/16/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 7/16/2017
by BWW on July 16, 2017 in Nashville

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/16/2017 for Nashville (more...)