Get tickets now for some spring theatre! There's never a bad season to enjoy a live show. Middle Tennessee is home to so many talented theatre groups. Make some plans for a family friendly outing or an adults only date night this spring.

Mockingbird at the Nashville Children’s Theatre (Map) March 1-18

In Caitlin's world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. That's the stuff Caitlin's older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devon is gone and she's all on her own. Caitlin wants to get over it, but as an eleven-year-old girl with Asperger's syndrome, she doesn't know how. When she reads the definition of closure in the dictionary, she realizes that is what she and her father need. With the support of her advisor, father, and a new reading buddy, Caitlin begins to understand how to embrace the messiness of emotions. Soaring with heart and humor, discover how the perseverance of one girl can change a community and how black and white can always be complemented by a kaleidoscope of colors.

Performance dates & times at this link.

Cost: $20/Adults, $15/Children. Buy tickets online HERE or call the box office at (615) 252-4675

 

Dearly Departed at The Encore Theatre Company (Map) March 2- 11

In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father's funeral, the Turpin's other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion: Firstborn Ray-Bud drinks himself silly as the funeral bills mount; Junior, the younger son, is juggling financial ruin, a pack of no-neck monster kids, and a wife who suspects him of infidelity in the family car; their spinster sister, Delightful, copes with death as she does life, by devouring junk food; and all the neighbors add more than two cents. As the situation becomes fraught with mishap, Ray-Bud says to his long-suffering wife, “When I die, don't tell nobody. Just bury me in the backyard and tell everybody I left you.” Amidst the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need, and finally, the funeral.

Schedule and tickets at this link. Cost: $15

Death by Design at The Encore Theatre Company (Map) April 20-29

What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noël Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time.

Schedule and tickets at this link. Cost: $15

 

Somethings Up! Maybe? at Lakewood Theatre Company (Map)  March 23-April 8

When a text gets photoshopped and then posted to the entire school, Brianna demands revenge for her cousin's ruined reputation.  Gaia just wants the whole thing to go away.  And then Benny goes and threatens to fight his best friend, well, we all know something is going on.  Based on William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, this play – written by Mic Rex – is set in an American High School with all the love, hate, treachery, and teen anguist that makes those four years none of us will ever forget.

Schedule and Tickets at this link. Tickets – Adults $15

 

Wicked at TPAC (Map)  March 28 – April 22

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another 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.”

From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.”

Dates and tickets at this link

 

Inherit the Wind at TPAC Johnson Theater (Map)  March 22 – April 21

Inspired by the sensational Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee, this thrilling courtroom drama centers on the prosecution of a teacher who read about Darwin’s The Origin of Species to his science class from their biology book. The attention-grabbing trial becomes a boxing match for the two greatest legal giants of the century. The great storytelling of this classic is enhanced by its ties to actual historical characters, and this riveting drama rings with relevance to our culture’s struggle with the relationship between belief and science that continues to this day.

Dates and tickets at this link

 

BOEING BOEING at Pull Tight Theatre (Map)  April 6 – 21

Join us in a little 1960s nostalgia as we meet Bernard, whose Paris “swinging bachelor pad” is a revolving door to the three air hostesses he claims to be engaged to – the American, the Italian, and the German. When a new and faster Boeing jet disrupts Bernard’s complicated schedule and all three women arrive in town at the same time, along with Bernard’s innocent friend Robert from Wisconsin, the fun begins.

Schedule and Tickets at this link.Tickets – Adults $18

 

Pride & Predjudice – The Center for the Arts Murfreesboro (Map) March 2-11

A high born gentleman (Darcy) falls in love with a young woman (Elizabeth) whose family is far beneath him socially and they must both overcome obstacles, misunderstanding, and resistance in order to realize their attraction and suitability to marry. Rated PG

Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $13.00 for students, seniors (60+) and military, and $11 for children (12 and under)

Tickets can be purchased at this link.

 

Godspell Jr at The Center for the Arts Murfreesboro (Map) March 30 – April 8

Godspell Junior is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. Easter showing at 4 pm. Rated G

Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $13.00 for students, seniors (60+) and military, and $11 for children (12 and under).

Tickets can be purchased at this link.

 

The Miracle Worker at The Center for the Arts Murfreesboro (Map) April 20-19

In The Miracle Worker, twenty-one-year-old Annie Sullivan teaches a young Helen Keller how to read. Helen was left deaf and blind by an early childhood illness. Sullivan teaches Helen to use American sign language and helps her understand the world around her. Rated PG

Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $13.00 for students, seniors (60+) and military, and $11 for children (12 and under).

Tickets can be purchased at this link.

 

9 to 5  The Musical at The Larry Keeton Theatre (Map) April 12 – April 28

Tennessee's very own Dolly Parton composed the music and lyrics for this show based on the 1980 movie. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. In a hilarious tun of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee give their workplace a dream makeover while taking control of the company. Set in the 1970s, “9 to 5” is a high-energy, thought-provoking story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era.

Schedule and Tickets available at this link.

 

Baskerville : A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at The Springhouse Theatre (Map)  April 13- April 29

To round out the season, Springhouse Theatre Company takes you across the pond to the mist-shrouded moors of England, where the male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. The game is afoot and Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are on the case! Our intrepid investigators must decipher a dizzying web of clues, disguises, deceit and silly accents before they can save the day. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Five actors deftly portray more than forty characters in a show Broadway world calls “…ingeniously funny.” Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

Tickets and schedule available at this link.

About Rachel Kline

Rachel KlineRachel 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!)