Fall Theatre

Plan a date night or a family outing to a fall theatre production this season. Nashville is home to lots of talented people. And that means our local community theatre groups are continually presenting high quality productions.

Live theater can be a great way to spice up your family fun calendar. Here’s a list of shows scheduled this fall. Make plans now and buy your tickets in advance.

Not all these shows are kid friendly so make sure you read the play description and call the theatre if you need some guidance.

The Addams Family Hendersonville Performing Arts Company (Map) October 12 – 29, 2023

In The Addams Family, America’s darkest family comes to life in this original musical about love, family, honesty and growing up.

Performances Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30PM   Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM

Adults – $25
Seniors and Students – $22
Tickets may be purchased online at this link

Oliver!Springhouse Theatre Company  (Map)  September 8 -24, 2023

Based on Charles Dickens’s classic novel, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! is a Tony-winning classic in its own right. After the other orphans dream about “Food, Glorious Food,” Oliver Twist actually dares to ask, “Please sir, I want some more.”
The beadle of the orphanage sells the disobedient boy to a mortician, and Oliver wonders, “Where is Love?” Narrowly escaping his cruel masters, Oliver is taken in by thieves, including Artful Dodger who sings “Consider Yourself” as a welcome into the family of cheery criminals. The thieves are led by Fagin (singer of the iconic solo “Reviewing The Situation”). Two of the gang’s most prominent thieves are the terrifying Bill Sikes and tragic Nancy, who sings “As Long As He Needs Me.”

What is to be done with Oliver Twist? The streets of Victorian England are dangerous, but Oliver’s real family may be just around the corner.

Oliver! runs September 8-24

Showtimes Friday & Saturday at 7:30PM

Sunday September 24 Matinee @ 3:30PM

Tickets are $18 for Adults   $12 Students  & Children

Tickets may be purchased online at this link.

The Play that Goes Wrong –  The Center for the Arts Murfreesboro (Map) September 15-24, 2023

Rated PG-13

“Break a leg!” takes on a whole new meaning for a woefully misguided troupe of players at the Cornley University Society’s opening night performance of The Murder at Haversham Manor. An unconscious leading lady, a corpse who can’t play dead, a ruffled detective, and a word-mangling butler (among others) must battle against technical gaffes, forgotten lines, and sabotaging scenery in a quest to arrive all in one piece at the final curtain call.
Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, all mayhem, this 1920s whodunit is disastrously delightful.

September 15-24, 2023

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30PM, Sundays at 2PM

Adult $22 Senior (60+), Student, Military $16; Child $20

Buy tickets online at this link.

The MousetrapLarry Keeton Theatre (Map) October 13-29, 2023

A timeless tale of “whodunnit,” Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap strands seven strangers at Monkswell Manor during a blizzard. But a police sergeant unexpectedly arrives, worried that a murderer-at-large is among the guests of the Manor. Before he can investigate, one of the guests is killed, starting an investigation into the lives and histories of everyone there. One of them is the killer, and another one of them may be next. Will the police be able to solve the case before another “mouse” falls? The world’s longest continuously running play for over 60 years, The Mousetrap continues to delight and intrigue mystery lovers of all ages.

Purchase tickets online at this link.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestPull Tight Theatre (Map)  September 29 – October 14,2023

Join us for this classic, sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic peek into life behind the locked doors of a mental institution. R.P. McMurphy arrives in the dayroom and quickly becomes a rogue savior as he clashes with the authoritarian and manipulative Nurse Ratched. At stake are the hearts and minds of his fellow patients. Known to many by the 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest offers a view of the tragedy of institutionalized mental health while celebrating the resiliency of the human spirit. It was last performed on the Pull-Tight stage during the 1985-86 season, in which this production’s director, Greg Grimsley, played McMurphy. Come be a part of its revival!

Tickets are $18-22 and can be purchased at this link.

Wicked @ TPAC Jackson Hall (Map) October 11 – 29 2023

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is a young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

Buy tickets online at this link.

Strong Inside Nashville Children’s Theatre (Map) September 7- 26 2023

The inspirational true story of an athlete turned civil rights trailblazer. When king of the boards” Perry Wallace is recruited and accepted to Vanderbilt, his future not only changes, the country’s changes as well. Wallace makes history as the first African American to play college basketball in the deeply segregated Southeastern Conference. But how do you do something you love while surrounded by hate? This powerful world premiere based on the New York Times bestseller is a portrait of fortitude, portraying how Wallace met unthinkable challenges head on.

NCT has created a guide to support families, students, and educators in fostering meaningful conversations about equity and diversity.  We hope these discussion tips will help you and your children explore the production’s themes with empathy and curiosity and that our shared resources connect you with additional support and context.

Cost : Adults $32 Youth   $22

Tickets may be purchased online at this link.

Three Little KittensNashville Children’s Theatre (Map) August 12 – November 26, 2023

When three little kittens discover they’re missing their mittens, they go on an adventure to find them before Mother Cat finds out. This interactive, immersive spy play takes little ones on a journey that involves meeting neighbors; building unexpected friendships; and like all good adventures, pie. With a little help from their friends, the kittens find their mittens and have them purr-fectly cleaned up just in the nick of time. For ages 0-5.


Please be aware that Snuggery performances such as Three Little Kittens require all patrons to have a ticket, regardless of age (this includes newborns).  For your convenience, Snuggery performances do not utilize physical tickets or e-tickets; visitors will instead check-in at a welcome station in the lobby as they arrive, using the name on their reservation purchase.


Cost : 15-22.50

Tickets may be purchased online at this link.

Into the Woods –  The Center for the Arts Murfreesboro (Map) October 13 – 29, 2023

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. The community must come together to save each other and their kingdom, but sacrifices must be made.

Rated PG.

Tickets can be purchased at this link.

Adults – $22 Senior, Military, Student & Child – $20

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