We are so excited to share the news! The Nashville Children’s Theatre has announced the productions for their 2018-19 season. We probably tell you that every season at NCT is going to be amazing. We admit it. We’re biased. It’s one of our very favorite Nashville attractions. But trust us…THIS SEASON IS GONNA BE AMAZING!!!
Single tickets for these shows go on sale July 1 but if you are interested in more than one show, Season Memberships go on sale April 1. There are two levels of membership. Find all the details at this link.
One of our favorite parts of this new season is the NCT Snuggery. This will give parents the opportunity to introduce babies and toddlers to live theatre. Our tiniest family members are often left out of the theatre experience because, let’s face it, they can’t it still or be quiet for any long period of time. So this first show on NCT’s schedule will be just for you!
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star August 11 – September 9, 2018
By Ernie Nolan
The NCT Snuggery, performed in the Copeland Studio Theatre, is a new immersive and interactive performance series for the very young and their adults. Designed for newborns through five (or so), each performance is a cultural and creative experience for the very young on their own terms.
Star light, star bright, first star we see… wait a minute… little star isn’t in the nighttime sky! Where can it be? It’s up to two stalwart starkeepers to search the galaxy and solve this cosmic cliffhanger in an interactive, immersive theatrical experience especially designed for the youngest of theatre goers.
Parents and caregivers can enjoy a free coffee bar provided generously by our friends at Bongo Java. Privacy suite with comfy chairs and changing table available to nursing moms.
Tuck Everlasting September 13 – October 7, 2018
“There are two ways down one long road. One clear path to two conclusions. Does the story end, or never end? Does the secret fade, or is it everlasting?”
After adventuring beyond her white picket fence, “good girl” Winnie Foster meets the energetic teenager Jesse Tuck, who leads her on an unexpected, magical journey. Soon she is faced with an extraordinary question: If you could choose to live forever, would you? Based on the best-selling novel by Natalie Babbitt, this heartfelt Broadway musical is full of soaring melodies and mischief. Performed with a live orchestra!
I’m not ashamed to tell you that when this next show was announced, I threw my hands up in the air and hollered ‘YASSSSS’. This show has Disney and a live orchestra. What else do I need in my entertainment life? The best part about this show is it has a long run right at the holidays. I know you hate to think about Christmas this far in advance but…you could buy tickets to this show in April and be a holiday hero come next Thanksgiving.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid November 8 – December 23, 2018
Theatre for Young Audiences Regional Premiere Adaptation
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
“If only I could make my father understand. I don’t see how I world that makes such wonderful thing could be so bad. ”
In a kingdom beneath the sea, King Triton’s youngest daughter Ariel yearns to have her questions answered about the human world. When she saves the handsome Prince Eric from drowning, Ariel begins to discover her own voice with the help of her friends – even after the tricky sea witch silences her. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved fairy tales, this classic will be given its own dose of NCT magic. Performed with a live orchestra!
Ghost January 17 – February 3, 2019
By Idris Goodwin
Based on the book Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Originally published in 2016 by Athaneum
Used with the permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.
“Trouble is, you can’t run away from yourself.”
Castle Crenshaw, a.k.a. Ghost, has been running his entire life, but for all the wrong reasons. Then one day he meets Coach, an Olympic medalist who sees his unique raw talent. Can Ghost achieve the speed he needs for success, or will his past finally catch up to him? A world premiere especially developed for Nashville Children’s Theatre.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show February 21 – April 7, 2019
Created by Jonathan Rockefeller
Based on Eric Carle’s books
“One Sunday morning the warm sun cane up and – pop! – out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.”
Direct from Off-Broadway, four beloved classics — “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”, “Mister Seahorse”, “The Very Lonely Firefly”, and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” — leap off the page and on to the stage right in front of your eyes brought to life by a menagerie of 75 incredible puppets.
Tomás and the Library Lady April 25 – May 19, 2019
By José Cruz González
Adapted from the book by Pat Mora
This production will be performed with sections of dialogue in Spanish and English with projected translations.
“Libros, libros, libros I love to read.
Libros, libros, libros that’s what I need.”
Based on the true story of Mexican-American author and educator Tomás Rivera, this play, told in both Spanish and English, follows the son of migrant farm workers as he discovers a surprising world of possibility inside his local library thanks to a special librarian. This inspirational, theatrical biography proves that reading and respect can make anything possible.
**All artwork created by Vaclav Bicha.