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Kindling Arts to Present World Premiere of Andrew Newton's ALIVE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 15, 2024


Kindling Arts presents the world premiere of ALIVE, a queer comedy by Andrew Newton, at Darkhorse Theater, August 1-3. Directed by Madeleine Hicks, the play features campy, talking plants and local talent.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS To Open At Krider Performing Arts Center In July
by A.A. Cristi - July 10, 2024


Little Shop of Horrors will be performed at Krider Performing Arts Center in Tennessee from July 26-28.

Roxy Regional Theatre's Season 42 On Sale This Week
by Blair Ingenthron - July 08, 2024


Presale for Season 42 at the Roxy Regional Theatre is happening now for package holders, with ticket sales opening for the general public this Friday, July 12.

Alex Miller Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut
by Josh Sharpe - July 01, 2024


Country traditionalist Alex Miller made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Thursday (June 27), fulfilling a lifelong dream with a magical two-song set. With his 1944 Martin D-18 in hand, Alex performed his hit “Puttin’ Up Hay” and his latest single release, the poignant “My Daddy’s Dad.”

Tickets Now on Sale for Nashville Ballet's NASHVILLE'S NUTCRACKER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 01, 2024


Get ready for NASHVILLE’S NUTCRACKER this December. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

NEXT TO NORMAL Comes to Source One Five Theatre Company
by Stephi Wild - July 01, 2024


Source One Five Theatre Company has announced its upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical Next to Normal. The performances will take place from Friday, July 19th to Sunday, July 21st at the Centennial Performing Arts Center.

Source One Five Theatre Company Hosts Exclusive Fundraising Event 'House Open'
by Stephi Wild - July 01, 2024


Source One Five Theatre Company has announced 'House Open,' - an exclusive evening to kick off and benefit the final show in our 2023-2024 season, Source One Five's production of Next to Normal, which opens on July 19th.

Video: Kate Baldwin Previews SING PRETTY, DON'T FALL DOWN at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Blair Ingenthron - June 30, 2024


Watch Kate Baldwin discuss her show Sing Pretty, Don't Fall Down, coming to Tennessee Performing Arts Center July 13, 2024, in the video here!

Student Blog: DITL Summer Stock Theatre (Tech Week Version)
by Student Blogger: Carly Galbreth - June 30, 2024


I’m so excited to share another DITL! This time, it’s the tech week version! Since this was the first tech of the summer, it's not quite as hectic as changeover (72 hours to go from one show to the next) will be, but it's a great intro to how professional tech functions! Here is what the Tuesday before we opened on Wednesday consisted of for me:

Nashville Shakespeare Festival Names Jason Spelbring As Its New Artistic Director
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 25, 2024


Jason Spelbring is a theatre director, administrator, educator, and producer. He has served as associate artistic director, artistic associate/resident director at Lyric Repertory Company, and associate professor/assistant department head in the Department of Theatre Arts at Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts.

Jenny Grace To Release Highly Anticipated New Single “Ride On” This Month
by A.A. Cristi - June 24, 2024


Nashville artist Jenny Grace will release her new single 'Ride On' on June 28, 2024. Known for hits like 'Driving with the Top Down' and 'Ghost,' Jenny has performed with Zac Brown Band and Neal McCoy.

Student Blog: DITL Summer Stock Theatre
by Student Blogger: Carly Galbreth - June 24, 2024


Ever wonder what a summer stock internship looks like? This summer, I’m the electrics intern at Peterborough Players in New Hampshire. I spend my days working on the upcoming shows and spend my nights in a cabin on the theater’s campus. Here’s what a typical day in my life looks like when there is not a show running and we aren’t in tech.

AN EVENING WITH THE MUSES Announced At The Parthenon
by A.A. Cristi - June 20, 2024


Experience a captivating evening of music, dance, and storytelling inspired by Greek mythology at the Parthenon.

Video: The Country Music Hall of Fame & Nashville Ballet Collaborate for Chet Atkins' 100th Birthday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 20, 2024


The Country Music Hall of Fame and Nashville Ballet have released a video collaboration celebrating Chet Atkins' 100th birthday. Watch now!

Review: Street Theatre Company's FUN HOME Delivers Artistry for Pride Month
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 20, 2024


Over and over again, that has happened to me for the almost half a century during which I’ve been reviewing theater. No matter if it’s a play I have seen countless times, I find myself excited to witness a new take on a much-loved title or to find new and expressive meaning in something I know like the back of my hand. More importantly, I find that theater can elicit in me a profound response and cause me to recall people, places and memories that feed my very soul.

The Saturday Six: The Cast of Street Theatre Company's FUN HOME
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 14, 2024


Street Theatre Company’s mega-successful residency at Nashville’s The Barbershop Theatre continues with their latest production: a sold-out run of Fun Home, the Tony Award-winning musical by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel of the same name. Opening Friday night, June 14, every single ticket to the emotional, funny/sad, gripping and highly entertaining musical was sold in the days leading up to Thursday’s final dress rehearsal (which we reviewed; look for our reaction this weekend).

Nashville Ballet To Host Second Annual NASHVILLE DANCE FESTIVAL Next Month
by A.A. Cristi - June 12, 2024


Nashville Ballet will host the second annual Nashville Dance Festival on July 19th at The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Belmont University.

Maggie Rogers to Play Two Nashville Shows; Opts for In-Person Ticketing
by Josh Sharpe - June 11, 2024


GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter/producer/performer Maggie Rogers has announced that she will play two Nashville shows. She’ll headline Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, October 12, as part of her first-ever arena outing – “The Don’t Forget Me Tour, Part II.” Ryan Beatty will support on all fall arena dates. Maggie will also perform an intimate “Box Office Show” at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville this Thursday, June 13.

Knoxville Opera and NATS to Present Tenor Lawrence Brownlee at the Tennessee Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 11, 2024


Knoxville Opera and NATS willpresent renowned tenor Lawrence Brownlee at the Tennessee Theatre this month. Learn how to purchase tickets.

ANASTASIA to Open at Cumberland County Playhouse This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 11, 2024


Cumberland County Playhouse will present ANASTASIA this summer. Learn more about the musical and see how to purchase tickets.

Video: CMA Fest Ushers In Its Next 50 Years During 2024 Event; Watch Recap
by Josh Sharpe - June 10, 2024


CMA Fest, the largest and longest-running Country Music festival in the world, hosted its 51st celebration in Nashville this past weekend, running from Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9, ushering in the next 50 years of Country Music connection between artists and their fans. Watch a recap of the event!

Photos: Tracy Lawrence Takes Over Ascend Amphitheater With Sold-Out 'Tracy Lawrence And Friends'
by Josh Sharpe - June 10, 2024


Country music legend Tracy Lawrence brought the house down Saturday night at Ascend Amphitheater with his star-studded, sold-out CMA Fest show “Tracy Lawrence and Friends.” The night saw performances and collaborations by Lawrence, Riley Green, Chris Young, Maddie & Tae, Priscilla Block, RaeLynn, Charles Esten, opener Kasey Tyndall and surprise guests Randy Houser and Lee Greenwood. Take a look at the photos from the show!

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL Begins At Roxy Regional Theatre Next Week
by A.A. Cristi - June 07, 2024


9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL plays at the Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville, TN, from June 13 to June 29.

Watch: Country Singer-Songwriter Erin Duvall Releases Music Video for 'One by One'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 06, 2024


Erin Duvall's new music video 'One by One' from her latest album explores the emotional journey of a single mother of four, highlighting themes of love, resilience, and self-discovery.

Ukrainian Music And Activist Group DakhaBrakha Comes to OZ Arts Nashville in September
by Stephi Wild - June 06, 2024


Contemporary arts center OZ Arts Nashville has announced the return of the defiant and beautiful voices of Ukrainian ensemble DakhaBrakha, who will kick off the organization's upcoming fall season of programming on September 12, 2024.


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