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Poor Bonnie. All she wanted to do was take a little road trip to surprise her fiancé Jedidiah, who’s off training to be a youth pastor at a mountain retreat (and who seems to have stopped returning her calls). I mean, what could go wrong?

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Under the direction of Scene fave Jon Royal, the Nashville Repertory Theatre has kicked off its new Young Voices Competition. Twenty-two students from around the city studied the works of acclaimed playwright and poet Idris Goodwin and chose a poem or monologue to perform from his collected …

Feb. 11 would have been David Compton’s 59th birthday. And while Nashville’s theater community still mourns the loss of this remarkable actor, director, designer and educator, who died in 2016, it’s clear that his legacy lives on. In fact, Rosemary Fossee has marked the occasion with the rel…

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I've just realized. If you’re also surprised by this news, maybe you don’t have anything planned. You can get in the spirit with a series produced by the Nashville Repertory Theater, Actually Love: Dramatic Readings of Historical Love Letters. Released o…

On Monday, Verge Theater Company continues conVERGEnce, the virtual discussion series that has been opening up conversations about representation in theater. Past discussions centered on anti-racism and reimagining arts institutions. At 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, Verge will host New Works as a P…

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The holidays are quickly approaching, and already the Tennessee Performing Arts Center has wrapped up the perfect treat with its newly filmed version of Mark Cabus’ acclaimed solo performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. But what started as a way to reach local students has emerged…

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In October, the small-but-mighty Verge Theater Company kicked off conVERGEnce, a series of conversations with theater makers and arts professionals that address contemporary issues in the industry from the sound booth to the board room. Ahead of that virtual discussion, Verge board member Te…

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Along with the industries of music, film and visual art, theater is having a reckoning about systemic racism. In June, a group of more than 300 BIPOC theater makers formed the group WE SEE YOU, WHITE AMERICAN THEATER and published a letter excoriating the industry for the inequitable practic…

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Within days of the COVID-19 shutdown in March, local theater companies began fielding a barrage of questions from concerned patrons. When will performances resume? What does this mean for ticket holders? Four months later, struggling arts organizations face an even more pressing conundrum — …

Since 2011, Tennessee Performing Arts Center has been putting local students in the spotlight with its Disney Musicals in Schools program. In fact, TPAC Education and Metro Nashville Public Schools actually pioneered the innovative program, when they were selected by Disney Theatrical Group …

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Nashville Repertory Theatre brought its season-reveal party online yesterday, announcing the first of its 2020-21 productions on Facebook, Instagram and on the nonprofit’s website. Karen Sternberg — who destroyed us all as Blanche DuBois in February’s A Streetcar Named Desire — announced the…

There’s a longstanding debate in the theater world — is sound a technical field or an artistic form? For Nashville-based director-designer William Kyle Odum, it’s both.

With a blend of classics and new hit sensations, there’s something for everyone in Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s 2020-21 Broadway season.

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From Joan Didion to Gabriel García Márquez, William Faulkner and Toni Morrison, literature is often preoccupied with memory, a theme that Nashville Story Garden takes on in If You Forget Me. Written by Chicago-based playwright Nora Leahy — who is also managing director of that city’s Jackalo…

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