Attend Robertson County Players' Twisted Tale of SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Robertson County Players will present Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Today, Oct. 20, 2016 through Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at the Springfield High School. (more...)

Attend Robertson County Players' Twisted Tale of SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Robertson County Players will present Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 through Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at the Springfield High School. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Whole Lotta Theatre Goin' On
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 23, 2015

Theater in Tennessee has never been busier nor has it been more diverse than what you'll find onstage this weekend throughout the Volunteer State. From frothy and fun summer musicals that are sure to make you think - like All Shook Up at Chaffin's Barn and A Chorus Line at Cumberland County Playhouse - to new plays from Shawn Whitsell (his latest, Songs For Our Sons, premieres at Darkhorse Theatre on Friday night) and emerging playwright Che Pieper (his new script based on the book The Man With the Light in His Window debuts at The Theater Bug this weekend)…the magic of live theater is all around you…even in this heat and humidity! So pull your seersucker suits and sundresses out of the closet, get all gussied up and make your way to the relative cool of a darkened theater for some midsummer magic! (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: It's A Big Weekend Onstage
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 16, 2015

And Sondra Morton, Jayme Smith and co. (that would be Act Too) stages their company's latest work at the historic Franklin Theatre - The Sound of Music - starring Kimberly Rye as Maria, Cameron Bortz as Rolf and the inimitable Matt Baugher as Georg Von Trapp. Check it out! (more...)

Blackbird Theatre Premieres MYTH Musical, Beginning Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 16, 2015

After four critically acclaimed seasons, Nashville's Blackbird Theater will produce what company founders call their 'magnum opus,' the new musical Myth, set for a world premiere run tonight, July 16, through July 26. (more...)

Blackbird Theatre Mounts World Premiere of MYTH Musical
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 14, 2015

After four critically acclaimed seasons, Nashville's Blackbird Theater (winner of the 2013 First Night Award for outstanding theater company) opens what company founders Greg Greene and Wes Driver call their “magnum opus,” the new musical Myth, opening this Friday night, July 17, running through July 26 at the Hillsboro High School Theatre in Green Hills. (more...)

Blackbird Theatre Announces Premiere of MYTH Musical
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 4, 2015

?After four critically acclaimed seasons, Nashville's Blackbird Theater will produce what company founders call their 'magnum opus,' the new musical Myth, set for a world premiere run July 16-26. (more...)

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Brentwood High's Cameron Bortz
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 5, 2015

What is it about theater kids that make them special? What's that indefinable quality that sets them apart from other teenagers? To my way of thinking, theater kids have more poise than the average high school student, an ability to talk to anyone they meet with confidence and razor-sharp focus. At least, that description certainly applies to this week's star of High School Drama, 2015 First Night Most Promising Actor Cameron Bortz of Brentwood High School. (more...)

Towne Centre Theatre to Stage THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, 4/24-5/10
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Towne Centre Theatre presents The Boys Next Door by Tom Griffin, directed by Leslie Marberry. Opening April 24-May 10, 2014. 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, Todays, 2:30 PM on Sundays. (more...)

Towne Centre Theatre to Stage THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, 4/24-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Towne Centre Theatre presents The Boys Next Door by Tom Griffin, directed by Leslie Marberry. Opening April 24-May 10, 2014. 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 2:30 PM on Sundays. (more...)

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Continues Lipscomb University Theatre's 2012-13 Season April 18-21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2013

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night-directed by Denice Hicks, artistic director of Nashville Shakespeare Festival-is presented by David Lipscomb University's theatre department April 18-21. In what is considered one of the greatest comedies ever written, Shakespeare delivers a night of deep, satisfying laughter, according to Hicks. (more...)

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Continues Lipscomb University Theatre's 2012-13 Season, Now thru 4/21
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2013

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night-directed by Denice Hicks, artistic director of Nashville Shakespeare Festival-is presented by David Lipscomb University's theatre department, tonight, April 18-21. In what is considered one of the greatest comedies ever written, Shakespeare delivers a night of deep, satisfying laughter, according to Hicks. (more...)

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Continues Lipscomb University Theatre's 2012-13 Season April 18-21
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 3, 2013

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night-directed by Denice Hicks, artistic director of Nashville Shakespeare Festival-is presented by David Lipscomb University's theatre department April 18-21. In what is considered one of the greatest comedies ever written, Shakespeare delivers a night of deep, satisfying laughter, according to Hicks. (more...)

Baker, Boccitto Team Up To Bring THE PAJAMA GAME To The Lipscomb Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2012

Beki Baker directs and 2011 First Night Award-winning Justin Boccitto will choreograph as Lipscomb University's Department of Theatre brings the Richard Adler-Jerry Ross Tony Award-winning musical The Pajama Game to the stage of Collins Alumni Auditorium November 1-4. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mason and Ashley Shine In Lipscomb Theatre's Sparkling PAJAMA GAME
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 3, 2012

The Pajama Game's abbreviated run (just four public performances in four days) means that time's a-wasting to get your tickets for the remaining two shows tonight and tomorrow afternoon. So get to it! You'll be glad you did. (more...)

Baker and Boccitto Bring THE PAJAMA GAME to Lipscomb Theatre Stage, Now thru 11/4
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 1, 2012

Beki Baker directs and 2011 First Night Award-winning Justin Boccitto will choreograph as Lipscomb University's Department of Theatre brings the Richard Adler-Jerry Ross Tony Award-winning musical The Pajama Game to the stage of Collins Alumni Auditorium tonight, November 1-4. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE PAJAMA GAME from Lipscomb University Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 24, 2012

Lipscomb University Theatre presents the trailer for its upcoming production of Pajama Game. Beki Baker directs and 2011 First Night Award-winning Justin Boccitto will choreograph as Lipscomb University's Department of Theatre brings the Richard Adler-Jerry Ross Tony Award-winning musical The Pajama Game to the stage of Collins Alumni Auditorium November 1-4. (more...)

Baker, Boccitto Team Up To Bring THE PAJAMA GAME To The Lipscomb Theatre Stage
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 23, 2012

Beki Baker directs and 2011 First Night Award-winning Justin Boccitto will choreograph as Lipscomb University's Department of Theatre brings the Richard Adler-Jerry Ross Tony Award-winning musical The Pajama Game to the stage of Collins Alumni Auditorium November 1-4. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The 2013 First Night Honors Red (actually Orange) Carpet Arrivals
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 6, 2012

Dressed to the nines-despite forecasts of thunderstorms and a tornado watch that hung over the region-theater people from throughout Tennessee gathered at Belmont University's Bill and Carole Troutt Theatre on Sunday night for the 2013 First Night Honors. Hosted by Holly Shepherd and Joel Diggs, the gala evening honored eight leading lights of Tennessee theater as they were recognized as members of the First Night Class of 2013 Honorees. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DLU Theatre's HAIRSPRAY Delivers Exactly What You Want In Musical Theater
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 4, 2011

You can hardly swing a cat in Nashville without hitting someone in costume as Edna Turnblad or her dancing progeny Tracy, so popular has the show become with local theaterati. But, truth be told, if I never live to see another Hairspray, I can now die a happy man: Because I saw director/choreographer Justin Boccitto's exceptional, extraordinary and exhilarating take on the show, starring a phenomenal cast of Lipscomb University theatre students who so brilliantly bring the now-iconic characters of 1962 Baltimore to life with thorough commitment and so much energy you can't help but leave the theater with a spring in your step and a song in your heart. (more...)

 1  2