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Nashville Repertory Theatre Unveils 2021-22 Season Photo Nashville Repertory Theatre Unveils 2021-22 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 3, 2021

Nashville Repertory Theatre  unveiled its 2021-22 season Tuesday night at Kimpton Aertson Hotel’s rooftop patio, featuring a plethora of Nashville theater’s brightest stars, who charmed and entertained everyone in their audience (each of whom were fairly adither with anticipation of what’s to come and the joy of watching live performance).

BWW Review: Hatty Ryan King's Star Shines Brightly in Lipscomb's BRIGHT STAR Photo BWW Review: Hatty Ryan King's Star Shines Brightly in Lipscomb's BRIGHT STAR
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 7, 2019

There is something about Hatty Ryan King a?" the young woman playing Alice Murphy in Lipscomb University Theatre's superb production of Bright Star (the recent Broadway musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell) now onstage at Collins Alumni Auditorium through November 10 a?" that sets her apart from her peers, that makes her seem destined for greatness and which ensures that every role she takes on is elevated by her unerring instincts, her palpable presence and her inestimable talent.

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's 35th Season Celebration Kicks Off With Astonishing URINET Photo BWW Review: Nashville Rep's 35th Season Celebration Kicks Off With Astonishing URINETOWN THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 15, 2019

Brilliant social commentary or sophomoric lowbrow humor? Just what is it that makes Urinetown the Musical such a hit with audiences and theater companies a?' is it the biting satire delivered in Greg Kotis' book and lyrics and in Mark Hollmann's music and lyrics, or is it (in the case of Nashville Repertory Theatre's 35th season opening production) director Jason Tucker's fast-paced and quick-witted vision that's nothing short of mesmerizingly entertaining? We'll leave that up to you to decide a?' well, actually, we won't since that's why I am paid the big bucks to tell you what to think a?' but rest assured that no matter the reason, odds are you're going to love Nashville Rep's iteration of Urinetown and you'll want to score tickets before the show evaporates into the creative ether encircling Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Johnson Theatre.

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Sparkling SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Caps An Impressive 2018-19  Photo BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Sparkling SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Caps An Impressive 2018-19 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2019

Oh, those wacky Brits: They love their comedy dry, broad and often rather lowbrow, they adore mistaken identities, hijinks in the bedchamber and a bit with a dog. And that, gentle readers, is exactly what is delivered in the deliciously irreverent, surprisingly heartfelt Shakespeare in Love - Lee Hall's stage adaptation of the 1999 Oscar-winning best film of the same name - now onstage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Johnson Theatre in a sparkling new production from Nashville Repertory Theatre.

FRIDAY 5 (+1): Nashville Repertory Theatre's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Opens Saturday 3/23 Photo FRIDAY 5 (+1): Nashville Repertory Theatre's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Opens Saturday 3/23
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 22, 2019

Today, in anticipation of their opening weekend, three members of Copeland's cast - Cailen Fu, Joseph Leitess and Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva - offer some background information on what shapes them as actors (including their most memorable "the show must go on" moments) and offer suggestions for why you shouldn't miss Shakespeare in Love in our latest Friday 5 (+1):

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Closes Out Nashville Rep's 2018-19 Season at TPAC's Johnson Theat Photo SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Closes Out Nashville Rep's 2018-19 Season at TPAC's Johnson Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 17, 2019

Shakespeare in Love - the final show of Nashville Repertory Theatre's 2018-19 season - opens Saturday night, March 23, at the Andrew Johnson Theatre at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, running through April 13. Replete with comedy, a secret romance, live music, a play-within-a-play, stunning costumes, swordfights, a hefty wager and Queen Elizabeth I herself, there's also the promise of a very cute dog to entice audiences to the theatre.

BWW Review: Nashville Children's Theatre's World Premiere of GHOST Bolts Out of the B Photo BWW Review: Nashville Children's Theatre's World Premiere of GHOST Bolts Out of the Blocks
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 29, 2019

During the very first scenes of Ghost - the world premiere of the play by Idris Goodwin, based upon the 2016 book of the same name by Jason Reynolds, now onstage at Nashville Children's Theatre through February 3 - the audience becomes caught up in the emotional turmoil experienced by young Castle Cranshaw and his mom, Terri. As their world is upended by events taking place onstage, the story of Ghost is set in motion, hurtling toward a moment in which lives are changed and the future opens up in ways both unexpected and completely authentic.

First Night's Top Ten of 2018 Announced in Nashville Tonight Photo First Night's Top Ten of 2018 Announced in Nashville Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 10, 2018

In anticipation of the gala 30th anniversary celebration of The First Night Awards, Tennessee's best and brightest in live theater were revealed tonight as First Night's Top Ten of 2018 - reviewer and critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual recognition for theater in the Volunteer State - were announced during a Facebook Live presentation from Nashville.

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for November 26, 2018 Photo SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for November 26, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 26, 2018

Here's hoping you had a splendid Thanksgiving holiday weekend and that you're settling in for another action-packed season of events and shows to make Christmas 2018 sparkle even more! Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for November 26, 2018, to help you plot your course through the end of the year...

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for November 12, 2018 Photo SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for November 12, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 13, 2018

Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap, including a whole slew of holiday favorites, for your entertainment pleasure, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for November 12, 2018, to help you plot your course through next February...