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.

Ragtime the Musical Hendersonville Performing Arts Company (Map) September 16 – 26, 2021

Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctrow, Ahren’s and Flaherty’s Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile “melting pot” of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime confronts the dialectic contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. Over the course of the show, the worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his motherless daughter, and an African American ragtime musician intertwine. Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred. Featuring many of the historical figures that built and shaped turn-of-the-century America, including J.P. Morgan, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit and Henry Ford, this musical sweeps across the diversity of the American experience to create a stirring epic that captures the beats of the American experience: the marches, the cakewalks and – of course, the ragtime.

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

Adults – $20
Seniors and Students – $17
Tickets may be purchased online at this link

The Music ManSpringhouse Theatre Company  (Map)  September 10-26, 2021

The little town of River City, Iowa comes together over Harold Hill’s proposal of creating a band. The people have more to offer than you would guess at first glance and Harold’s life will never be the same. Through the Librarian’s honest heart, Harold learns what it means to be truly loved for who you really are in the story of The Music Man. With the classic tunes “76 Trombones” and “Goodnight, My Someone,” you’ll be singing along for days.

The theatre lobby and box office opens 1 hour before each curtain.
Seating begins 30 minutes before curtain for season ticket holders and groups.
Seating begins 20 minutes before curtain for all other patrons.
Children under 4 years old are not permitted in the theatre.

The Music Man runs September 10-26

Showtimes Friday & Saturday at 7:30PM

One Sunday Matinee at 3:30PM (September 26)

Tickets are $18 for Adults   $12 Students  & Children

Tickets may be purchased online at this link.

Mamma MiaLarry Keeton Theatre (Map) September 10 – 26

On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Her mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought! Told through the legendary music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing.

Adult Dinner and Show – $30

Child Dinner and Show – $20

Adult Show Only Tickets – $25.00 Thursday productions are SHOW ONLY

Child Show Only Tickets – $15.00 Thursday productions are SHOW ONLY

The Real Inspector HoundPull Tight Theatre (Map)  September 10- 25, 2021

It’s our show that was ready to open when the pandemic shut the world down. Tony and Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard’s mystery parody is in the form of a play within a play within a play. A comic spoof of the whodunits popularized by Agatha Christie, The Real Inspector Hound blends a secluded English country manor house, ominous radio reports of a criminal on the loose, suspicious visitors, a relative with a shady past, a dead body, and fourth walls broken down left, right, and center. It’s a riotous evening of immense proportions that answers the ultimate question: Who is the real Inspector Hound?

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at this link.

Peter Pan  – Nashville Ballet @ TPAC Jackson Hall (Map) October 8-10, 2021

Escape to Neverland with this high-flying adventure! A sensational spectacle of fairies, pirates, and mermaids, with live chamber music scored by Philip Feeney, Paul Vasterling’s Peter Pan promises to inspire a sense of childlike wonder in audience members of all ages

Show dates:

October 8 @ 7PM

October 9 @ 2PM & 7PM

October 10 @ 2PM

Tickets may be purchased online at this link

Peppa Pig’s Adventure – @ TPAC Jackson Hall (Map) October 17, 2021

Come join Peppa on an exciting camping trip in the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of singing, dancing, games and surprises. Little piggies everywhere will love this 60-minute live musical experience!

October 17 @ 2PM – Buy tickets online at this link.

The Lightning Thief – A Percy Jackson MusicalNashville Children’s Theatre (Map) October 22 – 31, 2021

Growing up is hard to do… ESPECIALLY when you’re the son of a Greek god. Zeus’ master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy Jackson is the prime suspect. Now he and his friends must embark on an epic journey to find the stolen property and prevent a war among the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him, solve the riddle of the Oracle, and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves. This rockin’ musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s bestselling series of books is worthy of the gods! Perfect for ages 8 – Adult.

Cost : Adults $23  Youth   $17

Tickets may be purchased online at this link.

On Golden PondLarry Keeton Theatre (Map) October 27 – November 2

Adult Dinner and Show – $30

Child Dinner and Show – $20

Adult Show Only Tickets – $25.00 Thursday productions are SHOW ONLY

Child Show Only Tickets – $15.00 Thursday productions are SHOW ONLY

Little Women The Musical –  The Center for the Arts Murfreesboro (Map) October 27 – November 7, 2021

Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. The original production starred the unparalleled Sutton Foster, who received Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for her performance.

Tickets can be purchased at this link.

Adults – $18 Student – $16 Child – $14

L.O.L. Surprise! Live – @ TPAC Jackson Hall (Map) November 12, 2021

Fans of the global sensation L.O.L. Surprise!™ will finally be able to rock out in real life with their favorite characters when the hologram concert hits the stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall on Friday, November 12. “L.O.L. Surprise!™ Live – Calling All B.B’s” will feature fan favorites and best sellers Lady Diva, Royal Bee, Neonlicious, and Swag in the first-ever family spectacular with original music, dancers, a DJ, and never-before seen live holograms.

November 12 @ 6PM – Buy tickets online at this link.

Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)

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