BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Holiday Tradition of A CHRISTMAS STORY Comes to a Fitting CloseBWW Review: Nashville Rep's Holiday Tradition of A CHRISTMAS STORY Comes to a Fitting Close
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 3, 2018

When the final curtain falls on A Christmas Story at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre on December 22, the cast and crew of Nashville Repertory Theatre's production will pack up all the leg lamps and all the tinsel, Gary Hoff's gorgeous set will go into mothballs, the costumes will be stored away with the rest of the company's vast collection and a ten-year-old Nashville holiday tradition will come to an end. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Timely - and Timeless - Take on INHERIT THE WINDBWW Review: Nashville Rep's Timely - and Timeless - Take on INHERIT THE WIND
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 30, 2018

Theater's power to illuminate and to elucidate even while offering diverting entertainment has perhaps never been felt so strongly as in Nashville Repertory Theatre's engaging version of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's Inherit the Wind, a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial in Dayton, Tennessee, now onstage at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre through April 25. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday): Fossee and Chambers
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 28, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five on Thursday: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, our spotlight focuses on Rosemary Fossee and Megan Murphy Chambers, two of the powerhouse talents slated to appear in the world premiere of Geoff Davin's original show The First Church of Mary, The Repentant Prostitute's FIFTH ANNUAL Benefit Concert, Revival, and Pot Luck Dinner, directed by nine-time First Night Award winner Martha Wilkinson and starring Davin, Fossee, Chambers, Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva and Brooke Leigh Davis (the latter two recently took part in Friday Five festivities, leading to today's subjects Fossee and Chambers). (more...)

Sam Whited Dons The Bunny Suit Once More for Tennessee Rep's A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2011

Tennessee Repertory Theatre will once again present the holiday cult A Christmas Story adapted by Phillip Grecian and based on the motion picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark. A Christmas Story runs December 8-22 at TPAC's Johnson Theater. (more...)

Sam Whited Dons The Bunny Suit Once More for Tennessee Rep's A CHRISTMAS STORY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 28, 2011

Tennessee Repertory Theatre will once again present the holiday cult A Christmas Story adapted by Phillip Grecian and based on the motion picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark. A Christmas Story runs December 8-22 at TPAC's Johnson Theater. (more...)

Whited Directs Walsh and Conner in THE RAINMAKER at CBDT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2011

Popular Nashville actor Sam Whited makes his Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre directorial debut with the revival of N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker, running May 5-June 11. Elizabeth Walsh and Bryce Conner lead the cast of the revival in the pivotal roles of 'Lizzie' and 'Starbuck,' the rainmaker of the play's title. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE RAINMAKER at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 14, 2011

N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker has been a part of our collective pop culture and theatrical canon for years and is probably best known because of the 1956 film version that starred Katharine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster, which has cast its indelible shadow on every intervening stage production since its initial release. That being said, who could have everexpected the emotional wallop packed by the superb revival now onstage at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, directed by Sam Whited? Quietly and gracefully, the impact of The Rainmaker remains as potent as it has ever been and it is performed by a thoroughly committed cast of Barn veterans and newcomers all focused on the task at hand. (more...)

Whited Directs Walsh and Conner in THE RAINMAKER at CBDT
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2011

Popular Nashville actor Sam Whited makes his Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre directorial debut with the revival of N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker, running May 5-June 11. Elizabeth Walsh and Bryce Conner lead the cast of the revival in the pivotal roles of 'Lizzie' and 'Starbuck,' the rainmaker of the play's title. (more...)

Whited Directs Walsh and Conner in THE RAINMAKER at CBDT
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2011

Popular Nashville actor Sam Whited makes his Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre directorial debut with the revival of N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker, running May 5-June 11. Elizabeth Walsh and Bryce Conner lead the cast of the revival in the pivotal roles of 'Lizzie' and 'Starbuck,' the rainmaker of the play's title. (more...)

REVIEW: 'A Christmas Story' at Tennessee Repertory Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 22, 2009

Tennessee Rep's A Christmas Story may be as good as it gets this holiday season. Wrapped up in a spectacularly designed package by Gary Hoff and featuring the cleverly imaginative direction of Rene Dunshee Copeland, it's the one Christmas gift you owe yourself this year. And it's a surefire way to lift your spirits and make you forget all the bad news that inundates your everyday life. (more...)

'You'll shoot your eye out, kid': Tennessee Rep brings 'A Christmas Story' to the stage
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 1, 2009

Jean Shepherd's classic memoir of growing up in the 1940s Midwest - A Christmas Story - will usher in the holiday season at Tennessee Repertory Theatre, as the venerable Nashville professional company presents the stage adaptation of the film cult classic for a November 21-December 19 run at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Rep's 'Nashville Scenes'
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 30, 2009

Tennessee Repertory Theatre kicked off its 25th anniversary season celebration Wednesday night with Nashville Scenes, a look ahead to the company's upcoming season, held at The Acorn restaurant and co-sponsored by the Nashville Scene. (more...)