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BWW Review: Nashville Children's Theatre's World Premiere of PETER PAN: WENDY'S ADVEN Photo BWW Review: Nashville Children's Theatre's World Premiere of PETER PAN: WENDY'S ADVENTURE TO NEVERLAND
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 1, 2022

There is no place more magical – no art form more transformative – than the theater and now, thanks to the continued creativity and sense of wonder shared by Ernie Nolan and David Weinstein (given an assist from a timeless tale by J.M. Barrie), audiences are treated to an exhilarating flight of fancy via the award-winning pair’s sprightly and sparkling new musical take on the story of Peter Pan: Wendy’s Adventure to Neverland.  

40th North Texas Irish Festival Back In Fair Park March 4-6 Photo 40th North Texas Irish Festival Back In Fair Park March 4-6
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2022

Tickets on sale now for one of North Texas's most-loved cultural festivals, a family-friendly event that is back in person to celebrate all the music, family and fun of 40 years!

Chris Rayis' TRANSCRIBER OF DREAMS To Feature A.J. Shively, Douglas Waterbury-Tieman, Photo Chris Rayis' TRANSCRIBER OF DREAMS To Feature A.J. Shively, Douglas Waterbury-Tieman, Eleri Ward and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021

Composer-lyricist Chris Rayis has compiled his best theatre work on Transcriber of Dreams, releasing June 14th on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming and digital services.

Galgoczy-Toler, McCrary Claim Top Spotlight Award Honors and Head to Jimmy Awards in  Photo Galgoczy-Toler, McCrary Claim Top Spotlight Award Honors and Head to Jimmy Awards in June
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 13, 2019

Two Davidson County high school students - Lilla Galgoczy-Toler of Nashville School of the Arts and Trenton McCrary of John Overton High School - took home Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor honors at the 2019 Spotlight Awards on Saturday. The duo will travel to New York to compete nationally in The Jimmy Awards (www.JimmyAwards.com) on June 24.

CRITIC'S CHOICE: The Shows and Theater Events To Liven Up Your Weekend Plans Photo CRITIC'S CHOICE: The Shows and Theater Events To Liven Up Your Weekend Plans
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 9, 2019

It's another busy weekend in Nashville - but when is Music City not packed with events, festivals, affairs? - and we're back with our Critic's Choice recommendations to have you cut through the theatrical flotsam and jetsam and find a cultural opening that's a good fit for your harried lifestyle. Nashville Opera opens its staging of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock at Noah Liff Opera Center, Way Off Broadway Productions unveils its version of Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Music Valley Event Center, Street Theatre Company invites you to the see their staging of Lynn Nottage's Sweat at their new venue on Elm Hill Pike and Nashville Rep continues its celebration of 10 years of The Ingram New Works Festival at Nashville Children's Theatre.

28 High Schools Competing for the 2019 Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards Photo 28 High Schools Competing for the 2019 Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 27, 2019

Multi-talented young theater artists and technicians from 28 Tennessee high schools will put their skills on display this year in hopes of claiming their place in the spotlight as the sixth annual Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards – aka The Spotlight Awards – are presented in Nashville on May 11.

A.D. Players at The George Theater Announce New Artistic Director At Their Second Ann Photo A.D. Players at The George Theater Announce New Artistic Director At Their Second Annual After Dinner Affair Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2019

A.D. Players at The George hosted their second annual After Dinner Affair on Saturday March 23. The event celebrated all the theater has accomplished in the last year, and looked forward to the upcoming 2019-2020 season. Over 450 guests were in attendance for the West Side Story themed evening, enjoying dinner catered by Churrascos, a silent auction, dessert and champagne, and show stopping entertainment of Broadway favorites supported by a full band and featuring some of Houston's top vocal talent such as; Jake and Emily Speck, Chelsea McCurdy, Brooke Wilson, and out of town guests John-Mark McGaha, Mike Elred, and Piper Jones.

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 December 10, 2018 Photo SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for December 10, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 10, 2018

Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, including a number of holiday season offerings to put you in the Christmas spirit, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for December 3, 2018, to help you plot your course through the first few weeks of 2019...

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for December 3, 2018 Photo SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for December 3, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 3, 2018

Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, including a number of holiday season offerings to put you in the Christmas spirit, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for December 3, 2018, to help you plot your course through the beginning of a new year...