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THURSDAY 7/10

FilmMOVIES@MAIN: WAIT UNTIL DARK Talky, contrived and stagily acted, Terence Young’s 1967 film version of the Broadway thriller is cinematically undistinguished, at least until the last half-hour—fortunately, the end is all anyone remembers. As blind New Yorker Audrey Hepburn battles a ruthless drug-seeking psycho—Alan Arkin, a Middle American’s nightmare of a Greenwich Village hophead—director Young stages their confrontation in near-total darkness. For added measure, theater managers were instructed to dim the house lights “to the legal limit,” thus leaving moviegoers stranded in the dark with the characters. Those who saw it then haven’t forgotten Hepburn’s terrified face, the only light in the pitch-black room, dwindling with the glow of her protective matches. As slow (and tawdry) as the build-up is, the climax remains pretty damn scary—a reminder that confinement, if handled with rigor, is a foolproof mechanism for suspense filmmaking. Shown on projected DVD, the film is free and open to the public. 5:30 p.m. at Nashville Public Library (615 Church St.) —JIM RIDLEY

MusicGLEN PHILLIPS With NASA’s space shuttle program sputtering toward its end, former Toad the Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips decided that now is a good time to launch himself toward outer space with his new album, Secrets of the New Explorers. He’s adventuring further than ever from his mainly acoustic, singer-songwriter pop foundation, though he’s never been one to pass over a good creative concept. (His Mutual Admiration Society collaboration with Nickel Creek a few years back is a case in point.) Secrets is filtered through a vintage sci-fi vision of the future that—in 2008—comes off as refreshingly whimsical. The album is made current with wittily skewed Simon and Garfunkle references (“I am a rocket/I am an island”), Steven Tyler namedropping and the general implication that adventure and progress don’t necessarily make one more human. New age keyboards, whizzing and whirring loops and odd vocal effects give the album faint shades of David Bowie and The Flaming Lips. 8 p.m. at The Belcourt —JEWLY HIGHT

MusicBLUEGRASS NIGHTS AT THE RYMAN: RHONDA VINCENT & THE RAGE W/RUSSELL MOORE & IIIRD TYME OUT, DAILEY & VINCENT While there’ll be plenty of instrumental fireworks in this three-part bluegrass extravaganza, the biggest boom will come in the vocal arena. On their own and with others, Vincent, Moore and Dailey have earned more than 20 IBMA singing awards, while Dailey & Vincent—that’d be Rhonda’s brother, Darrin, late of Ricky Skaggs’ band—have successfully moved from sidekick to star status largely on the strength of plaintive duet harmonies on songs like Welch and Rawlings’ “By the Mark.” Behind them stand a clutch of hidden weapons like Vincent’s Darrell Webb and Mickey Harris, IIIrd Tyme Out’s Steve Dilling and Edgar Loudermilk, and Dailey & Vincent’s Jeff Parker, all of whom occasionally take their own turns out front. Urban aficionados of the “raw” who equate uncertain pitch and ragged harmonies with authenticity tend to sneer at these polished outfits, but anyone who’s seen them out in the bluegrass heartland knows better. 7:30 p.m. at Ryman Auditorium —JON WEISBERGER

MusicTRISTEN With a crystalline voice and a sincere, fresh-faced presence, local singer/songwriter Tristen has a sound that falls somewhere between anti-folk and simple pop. While this Chicago native once trafficked in carefully produced radio-ready tunes, her new sound is a bit more Kimya Dawson—if she happened to be a petite, grinning twentysomething with a stronger voice and a splash of the Nashville sound. Tristen and Theory 8’s pride-and-joy Caitlin Rose recently debuted their collaborative effort The Garland Sisters for the Mercy Lounge’s 8 off 8th series. The duo belted out a handful of stunning, heartfelt tunes in interwoven, luminous voices, and while Rose is also on this bill, there’s no word on whether the two will be performing together. Washington State Americana act The Lonely H and locals Atlas Songs also open up. 9 p.m. at The 5 Spot; Tristen also plays The Basement on Wednesday, 16th. —D. PATRICK RODGERS

 

FRIDAY 7/11

MusicLUCERO With Mercy Lounge closed until July 21 for remodeling, you’ll have to go elsewhere for your Cannery Row debauchery—fortunately, a band that knows a little something about getting debauched happens to be coming through town. Memphis’ Lucero are a band of extremes—extreme emotion, extreme talent, (occasionally) extreme drunkenness and very extreme fans. Their faithful might be a bit intense—especially when it comes to the sing-along portions of the evening—but the devotion is well deserved as gravel-voiced frontman Ben Nichols & Co. continue to craft a contemporary breed of Dixie rock that swings wildly from punk grit to naked emotionalism to Springsteen-like grandiosity. Murfreesboro’s Glossary open. 9 p.m. at Cannery Ballroom—LEE STABERT

MusicSTRICTLY BUSINESS HIP-HOP NIGHT Tyzayah Gold-Kiser and the Combined Visions crew are at it again, bringing Nashville the best in progressive Southern hip-hop. Yeah, you heard us right: progressive Southern rap, as forward-thinking as anything coming from coastal cultural centers, yet distinctly Southern in funk and flair. It’s not a new phenomenon, but it was an oft-neglected facet of our regional scene while the monsters of crunk roamed the airwaves. Now that the pimp juice is running dry, it’s time for this sound to take its rightful place in the pantheon of Dixie dopeness. In addition to a new tag-team spectacle from local DJs Wick-it and Kidsmeal, the Queen of Cashville DJ Eticut, Crisis and Just One from Lovenoise, Virgina Beach is sending us its finest exports since Teddy Riley. Ced Hughes, Barz Vic, Max Mega and Battle are stadium rap sent from the future to save our Southern souls. Be sure to check out the Combined Visions website (combinedvisions.com) for the latest info and bumpin’ new tracks from all the artists. 9 p.m. at Exit/In—SEAN L. MALONEY

Beat on the BratsSAUSAGEFEST ’08 It is the best of times; it is the wurst of times. Erik Dail, daredevil Hurts to Laugh frontman and Baja Burrito counter stud, once again throws his weenie-waggling wing-ding combining three of life’s abiding joys: horror rock, beauty pageants and encased meat. Dail cranks up the noise and the grill, serving up a multiband bill and free sausages while they last. In between mouthfuls of meat, voice your approval of the Creeping Cruds, Chris Crofton, Radio Death Wave, Brian Ritchie, Eureka Gold, Jeff Boswell and Stephanie’s Id from Asheville, N.C. And dare to dream—by night’s end, you too could be crowned Ms. Sausagefest ’08. Tickets are $6.66, which is doubly Satanic; after a night of collecting fistfuls of pennies, the doorman will gladly tell you to go to hell. 8 p.m. at The Basement —JIM RIDLEY

ComedyCHARLIE MURPHY You know you want to. Just let it fly, slightly nasal and more than a little maniacal: “Chahlee Muhfaaay!” And feel free to follow it up with an enthusiastic, “I’m Rick James, bitch!” Or better yet, don’t—because that’s all Murphy has heard since his “True Hollywood Story” sketches debuted on season two of Chappelle’sShow. Instead, respect that fact that the guy has the cojones to follow brother Eddie onto the stand-up stage. He doesn’t perform standard “jokes” per se, but his extended narratives concerning gay dogs, the nature of fame and, um, airport security are detailed and high-energy. If you’re looking for an evening of nonstop zingers, this ain’t it. But there’s a good chance behind-the-scenes gossip from Murphy’s upcoming BET series We Got to Do Better (originally titled Hot Ghetto Mess and based on the website of the same name) will make its way into his set. July 11-13 at Zanies—JULIE SEABAUGH

 

Girl Group TherapyTHE BOP SHE BOPS Actor-writer Lydia Bushfield draws on the sounds of the 1960s for her new musical. But rather than a mere revue, Bushfield gives us the tale of three best friends returning to their 10-year high school reunion determined to prove that the dreadful performance they gave at the Senior Talent Show was only a fluke. The ladies—played by Melodie Adams, Jaclyn Brown and Ashley Counce Pirolli—rehearse in earnest, share their hopes and dreams, then strut their stuff with 25 Top 40 hits, including “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Chapel of Love” and “Stop! In the Name of Love.” Martha Wilkinson directs, teamed again with musical director Tim Fudge. (The duo having previously guided productions such as My Fair Lady, Cabaret and moke on the Mountain.) July 10-Aug. 23 at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre —MARTIN BRADY

Cinema VeritéPOPCORN First a novel, then a play—and winner of the 1998 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy—Ben Elton’s satire revolves around the personal life of an Oscar-winning, Tarantino-like director named Bruce Delamitri, whose violent films provide inspiration for a pair of murderers. In addition to raising questions about the nature of sex and violence in film, Elton’s script also adresses the issues of personal responsibility and modern society’s litigiousness. Street Theatre Company has enlisted the talented Jill Massie as director, and she offers her audience a cinematic, “on the set” view of the tensely ironic proceedings. Massie’s cast featured actors with a mixed-bag of local stage exposure, including Bowd Beale, Brad Oxman, Vanessa Callahan, Anna Sriram, Tom Schimmels, Maria Pargh, Matthew Montgomery, Starina Johnson and Don Berry. The play contains profanity and (obviously) mature subject matter. No child under 18 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. July 11-27 at Watkins College Theatre (2298 Rosa Parks Blvd.) —MARTIN BRADY

 

SATURDAY 7/12

Back to the FutureMOUTH ODYSSEY Barry McAlister and John Sexton are two of Nashville’s more fearless improvisers. Back when the pair were both with Improv Nashville, they developed this two-man-show format, which relates the strange meanderings of a father-son duo—vaudevillians turned performance artists—trapped by a time warp in 2008, yet striving to return to the simplicity of their turn-of-the-20th-century roots. This FuseBox Theatre production, with full period costumes, launches the first of a half-dozen or so planned episodes of this strange Odyssey. 7:30 p.m. at Bongo After Hours Theatre —MARTIN BRADY

MusicQUOTE It’s fitting that Nashville duo Quote chose a gallery space to release their new album The Pace of Our Feet, a lavish book/CD package filled with short stories and artwork serving as companion pieces for the individual songs. For those who missed ’em at the recent Off 12th event, this time Jamie Bennett and Justin Tam will be playing the whole album, which gives you a chance to get acquainted with it in person before feasting on its many delights in the privacy of your own home. Singer/songwriters get tagged as “narrative” all the time, but (even without the accompanying short stories) Quote have a knack for evoking setting and backstory—it’s as if Tam and Bennett took the time to invent an entire world for every song. Meanwhile, producer Mike Odmark graces the music with a richness of detail so nuanced that listeners will enjoy getting lost in the album time and time again. 8 p.m. at Rymer Gallery—SABY REYES-KULKARNI

MusicJOSH WILLIAMS BAND Child stars striving to become mature artists are nothing new in the world of movies, but they’re a recent phenomenon in bluegrass—and they seem to be faring pretty well. Case in point: multi-instrumentalist Josh Williams, who wisely spent years as a sideman with the Special Consensus and Rhonda Vincent before pulling his own group together. Williams has assembled an outstanding crew of young musicians who aren’t as well known as they should be, though that’s likely to be remedied as their schedule fills out. Fellow Special C alum Tim Dishman is a strong bassist and singer, while Chase Johner (mandolin), Clayton Campbell (fiddle) and Justin McKendree (banjo) are supple, inventive players. One might call Williams’ taste traditional, but that really covers a wide patch of ground, and with this lineup, he’s staking it out with an abundance of talent and insight. 9 p.m. at Station Inn—JON WEISBERGER

The Ringo Kid Rides Again!SECOND SATURDAY SUMMER SERIES AT SUNSET STRIKES BACK: STAGECOACH By transplanting the GrandHotel ensemble drama to a buckboard careening into the heart of Geronimo country, director John Ford and screenwriter Dudley Nichols inadvertently created the template for every shake-and-bake disaster movie of the 1970s: Amid their own private dramas, characters in need of redemption find their crucible in crisis—provided here by outlaws and Injuns on the warpath. Ford’s 1939 Western may not be the greatest ever made, as is frequently claimed—it’s not even greatest—but it remains engrossing entertainment, especially whenever a tall strip of jerky named John Wayne (in the role that delivered him from B-grade oaters) woos Claire Trevor’s painted lady. The cast of ace character actors includes Thomas Mitchell, Andy Devine and John Carradine, along with legendary second-unit man Yakima Canutt. The film screens free on the Belcourt’s outside wall at dusk; bring chairs and blankets, or watch from your car drive-in style. Approximately 8:06 p.m. at The Belcourt —JIM RIDLEY

Bond, James BondFROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE It didn’t take long for Sean Connery to find his footing as James Bond—by 1963’s FromRussiaWithLove, he’s so blissfully absorbed in its trappings that he’s usurped 007’s vacation time. Pulled into M’s office like a truant schoolboy, he’s set off to Instanbul in pursuit of a Russian decoding device—though his real quarry is, of course, a comely Soviet agent unwittingly selected by S.P.E.C.T.R.E. as bait. It’s all wonderfully convoluted— everyone suspects everyone of a double-cross—and right in the thick of it is Bond at his best: alert, impeccably well-mannered and openly delighted at the opportunity to satisfy his many appetites. Lean, fast and damn good fun, From Russia With Loveis a near-perfect Bond film. Look for the introduction of Q, the first Bond gadget, and a touching final performance by the late Pedro Almendariz, bubbling with joi de vivre as Bond’s congenial Turkish contact. July 12-14 at The Belcourt —CODY DE VOS

Russ Meyer Smiles in HellPANTY RAID FIFTH ANNUAL TEASE-A-THON AND BIRTHDAY BASH Nashville’s bounteous beauties of burlesque are back with a bang, packing a passel of 45s (and maybe even a pistol!) into their fifth smasheroo celebration of gals, gags and gams! SEE Roky Roulette, the San Francisco treat, do things with a pogo stick that’ll put your eye out! WATCH Nashville’s bodacious Bodhicitta bellydance to beat the band! PLUS all the Panty Raiders and pals you know and love: Ramona Rouge! Ruby van GoGo! Lula Licious! Ring Girl RoxXxy! Hot Lava Lizzie! Bianca 13! Monique Honeybush! Kicky LaRue! Join special guest host Tommy Keenum and Gypsy Hands Tribal Bellydance for a night of magic and strategically applied pasties. $18 at the door. 9 p.m. at Cannery Ballroom —JIM RIDLEY

MusicTHE NOBILITY W/HOTPIPES BENEFITING THE MARTHA O’BRYAN CENTER Who says dudes in bands tend to be self-involved? This weekend, two local indie rock staples are joining forces in support of East Nashville’s Martha O’Bryan Center—cost of admission for the dual headliner show is a pay-what-you-can donation. With a focus on combating poverty and joblessness, the Center offers East Nashville residents educational opportunities, work assistance programs and partnerships with organizations such as the YMCA and the Girl Scouts. And if you happen to catch Hotpipes frontman Jonathan Rogers after their set, feel free to wish him a hearty congratulations: He’s recently engaged. 9 p.m. at The Basement —VINCENT AMOROSO

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FORD TURRELL hasn’t been in town all that long, but—considering the fact that there was a publishing deal awaiting him when he got here—it’s not entirely surprising that the songs on last year’s self-titled full-length debut have already gotten love from Paste, Lightning 100 and the CBS television series Sharkand earned him a spot at SXSW. And it’s not for nothing. The song featured on Shark—“Let You Down”—bears a very close resemblance to some of Ray LaMontagne’s most fetching work. The husky gauze of Turrell’s voice moves with LaMontagne’s subtle ease, and the ’70s folk-soul accompaniment adds the slightest syncopated nudge to the groove. “Ghost of Goodbye” is heart-dragging, folk-pop near-perfection, and—one track later—“Listen to Your Heartbeat” sparks the latter half of the album’s uplifting rise with a slight gospel undertone. 8 p.m. at 12 South Taproom —JEWLY HIGHT

ArtSKELETONS IN CLOSETS: EXCAVATING THE FAMILY FRONTIER The Tennessee Arts Commission’s latest exhibit features Knoxville-based artist Denise Stewart-Sanabria and local artist Laura Chenicek. Both women work in mixed media, employing nontraditional materials such as window frames, dirt and bandages in order to construct a layered dialogue about the issues of family. Stewart-Sanabria uses snapshots she finds in old recovered photo albums to create life-size drawings. Chenicek strategically applies bandages to the tops of her canvases, representing the healing sometimes necessary in familial situations. By assembling the pieces with sculptural elements, the artists enliven the normally two-dimensional surface. Through Aug. 8 at the Tennessee Arts Commission; opening reception, 5-7 p.m. —AMANDA DILLINGHAM

 

SUNDAY 7/13

ArtBEYOND THE PAGE: CAROL BARTON’S ART AND INFLUENCE Book artist, teacher and curator Carol Barton is a one-woman crusade on behalf of all things book art. The well-known artist and founder of Popular Kinetics Press will be the focal point of Beyond the Page, the new exhibit in the Downtown Library’s Art Gallery, a show that will also include work by several Nashville artists who’ve studied with Barton. Beyondwill serve as a jumping-off point for a number of upcoming book art-related classes and events at the library, including pop-up story times for kids and a number of workshops. Meet Barton at the show’s opening reception, immediately following her lecture “The History of Movable and Pop-Up Books”in the library’s first-floor conference center. Opening reception and lecture, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; through August 31 at Nashville Public Library (615 Church St.)—JOE NOLAN

MusicWALKING THE CADAVER This New Jersey death metal outfit got a lucky break when “Grindcore Sucks,” a hilarious parody video featuring one of its songs, gained traction on YouTube. With its tinny, over-the-top drums and vocals resembling someone maniacally huffing aerosol inside a metal echo chamber, the song itself sounds like it was intended as a parody. But Walking the Cadaver is as serious as, um, death. Death metal’s true greats skirt the line of parody while getting you to laugh with, rather than at them. WTC strike the perfect balance. Song titles like “Raped, Pillaged and Gutted” and “I Know the Insides of Women” come straight from the Cannibal Corpse school of misogynist, gross-out verse, but you just can’t deny the band’s flair—more fun than a barrel of corpses. 8 p.m. at The Muse—SABY REYES-KULKARNI

Star ShotsA DOSE OF ROCK ’N’ ROLL AND A PINCH OF COUNTRY No, it’s not an old Donnie & Marie song—it’s an exhibit of photographs by Nancy Lee Andrews, just another run-of-the-mill international-Ford-model-turned-Ringo-Starr’s-lover-turned-photographer. Despite her storybook life, the current Nashvillian isn’t one to rest on her laurels—to complement her treasure trove of inner sanctum photos of everyone from Ringo, John, George, Bob, Duane and Eric (do we really need last names?), she stays busy shooting members of the Music City dynasty, including the likes of George, Reba and Martina. Also opening this week is Legs & Leaves: Creations From the Cumberland Furniture Guild, a juried exhibition featuring furniture that is both arty and functional. Opening reception 2 to 4 p.m.; both exhibits run through Aug. 31. Nancy Lee Andrews will sign her book 4-6 p.m. July 10 in the Museum Store —JACK SILVERMAN

Horny DevilsNASHVILLE JAZZ ORCHESTRA FEAT. ANNIE SELLICK Simultaneously addressing the dearth of both local big band music and quality Sunday shows (count ’em—that’s not one, but dearths), the Nashville Jazz Orchestra presents the first in a series of Sunday big band concerts. While NJO concerts typically feature the band backing up international jazz stars, these shows (tentatively slated to be a recurring event) will put a spotlight on the band members themselves, and will feature some original compositions and arrangements as well as classic material. This installment showcases local jazz treasure Annie Sellick, who’s no stranger to the group—her sultry vocals are showcased on the NJO disc Live at B.B. King’s featuring Annie Sellick. 4-6 p.m. at Limelight —JACK SILVERMAN

Blood BrothersTOPDOG/UNDERDOG Suzan-Lori Parks’ well-known, Pulitzer Prize-winning (2002) play received some brief exposure in Nashville last year, but this Destiny Theatre Experience staging finally goes all out with a two-weekend production featuring two local actors, Shawn Whitsell and Rashad Rayford, who have been striving to make it their own. Parks tells the story of two brothers, named (quite ironically) Lincoln and Booth, who have had to depend upon each other for survival since they were teenagers after being abandoned by their parents. The brothers struggle together to overcome their dysfunctional roots, but their paths diverge. Parks’ tale is one of control and competition, set in a chaotic contemporary landscape of poverty, gambling, petty crime and racism. John B. Wiggins directs. July 10-19 at Darkhorse Theater —MARTIN BRADY

 

MONDAY 7/14

MusicCINDY KALMENSON CD RELEASE SHOW In a town known for its lyrical literalism, it’s rather ironic that singer-songwriter Cindy Kalmenson is releasing a new album titled I’m Not Leaving—named for a breezy folk-rock track with a chorus that asserts “Tennessee’s been good to me…I’m not leaving this town / I’m only leaving you”—since rumor has it that she’s moving to California soon. That’s a shame, since Kalmenson—founder and host of the long-running Girls With Guitars songwriter night—can write a strong hook and clothe it in rich, fresh storytelling. Plus she sings with a pleasing combination of delicate sensuality and sung-spoken rock attitude that lands somewhere on the slightly softer side of Kathleen Edwards or Sheryl Crow. Her songs benefit from the touch of bass master Dave Pomeroy (who co-produced the album with her), Dobro wizard Rob Ickes and guitar talent Pat Bergeson. 6 p.m. at Douglas Corner —JEWLY HIGHT

 

TUESDAY 7/15

BooksKAREN ESSEX The two protagonists of Stealing Athenaare great characters for a novel of historical fiction. Scottish heiress Mary Nisbet is beautiful, young, rich and recently married to the handsome Earl of Elgin, British ambassador to the Ottoman empire (1799-1803). Aspasia is Pericles’ young, philosophical concubine during the peak of the Athenian culture. The contexts are also rich: the Ottoman court, the Napoleonic wars, Athenian personalities, the creation of the Parthenon and its associated art and Elgin’s appropriation of that art 22 centuries later—the “Elgin marbles” are still, controversially, in British hands. Domestic and relationship details, sickness and health, pregnancies, elaborate ceremonies and the roles of women in ancient Greece and Ottoman Istanbul fill out the narrative and provide lots of color. 7 p.m. at Davis-Kidd Booksellers —RALPH BOWDEN

 

WEDNESDAY 7/16

MusicKAISERCARTEL Like so many saccharine duos relying on a liberal dose of timeworn metaphors and sustained vocals masquerading as hooks, KaiserCartel use heart-on-their-sleeve delicacy to propel their music beyond its homespun modesty. At the same time, Courtney Kaiser and Benjamin Cartel—bringing interchangeable roles of breathy vocals and reserved instrumentation—take equal time behind the mic, never overstaying their welcome. That alone lends their recent debut, March Forth, a meek drawing power that comes as a refreshing surprise. For all their coffeehouse bubble, the Brooklyn twosome aren’t ever overreaching, but allow their starry-eyed pop its own anthemic lift. Plucky whistles, finger snaps and strummed acoustic guitars can only run so far on romantic intentions, but while they seem well-versed in The Carpenters’ soft-spoken confessionals, KaiserCartel nimbly maneuver that needed balance between self-conscious rowdiness and passable clean-cut charm. 8 p.m. at The Basement—DUSTIN ALLEN

The Evolution Will Not Be TelevisedMEDESKI MARTIN AND WOOD Taking a musical equivalent to the Dogme 95 filmmaking Vow of Chastity, Medeski Martin and Wood have embarked on the three-part “Viva la Evolution” Tour. Before each leg of the tour, MMW retreat for a few days to develop rough song skeletons, allow the compositions to evolve onstage over that leg of the tour, then head straight to the studio to put down the tracks. They then start from scratch for the next leg with all new music. For most bands it sounds like a recipe for disaster (or at least a crappy show), but for MMW, arguably the most compelling and well-oiled improvisers in music today, it should make for an intriguing evening of music that’s guaranteed to be farm-fresh, even to the band’s most diehard fans. The results will be released as the three-disc Radiolarian Seriesnamed for a unique (and trippy-looking) type of amoeboid protozoa that grows a skeleton around its soft core in a manner that defies normal biological processes—much like MMW are defying the typical record-then-tour approach.8 p.m. at The Belcourt —JACK SILVERMAN

Twice-Told TalesFISHAFROGAPOTATURNIP After a series of performances in June, Dietz Osborne and Nate Eppler’s original play for younger audiences returns for a July remounting. With children’s attention spans on the slide, the Department of Fairytale Construction sets out to determine why “Once upon a time...” isn’t grabbing kids the way it used to. From there, beloved Grimms’ classics get a fresh spin. Osborne directs, with a cast featuring Austin Andries, Melodie Adams, Shane Bridges, Katie Gant, Johnny Peppers and Joy Tilley Perryman. July 15-26 at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre—MARTIN BRADY

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