2021 Live Summer Theatre Productions in Nashville

The summer season is a great time to see a show.  Middle Tennessee offers many wonderful community theatre opportunities.  Check back throughout the summer as new shows are added each month. Please note that all of these productions may not be suitable for all ages.  Make sure you check the play description at the linked site before planning to take the kids.

Live Summer Theatre in Nashville

The Franklin Theatre (Map)

May 14 & 15 Disney’s Aristocats Kids

May 15 & 16 Disney Descendants : The Musical

May 29 Pitch Perfect & Improv Showcase

Tickets are $10 – 25.  Dates/Times/Tickets at this link.

Hendersonville Performing Arts Center (Map)

Clue: On Stage

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu.

May 21 – June 6, 2021

Tickets $18  Dates/Times/Tickets at this link.

Dear Miss Barrett – A Musical by Michael Kurek

Sarah Martin, 24, manages a rare-book shop / tea room in an American city. She adores all things Victorian and dreams of living in a more civilized era. Her “kindred spirit across time” is Victorian English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. In 1845, Elizabeth dreams of escaping the dark London room where, in frail health, she is kept a virtual prisoner by her domineering Papa. Forbidden by Papa ever to marry, Elizabeth receives an extraordinary fan letter from the young, rising literary star, Robert Browning. In the present, Sarah receives an equally extraordinary offer from her boyfriend Henry, and two fabulous love stories, sumptuously told in gorgeous melodies and charming dialog, unfold back and forth across time. Richly embroidered with their many historic letters and poems, spoken or exquisitely sung, the Brownings’ little-told yet astonishing romance is given fresh relevance through the trials and humorous adventures of an endearing modern couple. This is a full-evening show with 24 original songs and a cast of around a dozen, including the two lead couples, Papa Barrett, and an ensemble who play various roles. For more information, go to www.dearmissbarrett.com

June 17 – 27, 2021

Tickets $18  Dates/Times/Tickets at this link.

The Center for the Arts Murfreesboro (Map)

May 7-9, 2021 The Savannah Sipping Society @ Cannonsburgh Village

May 21-23 Little Women @ The Fountains at Gateway

Audience of One @ The Capitol Theatre (Map)

Grease Broadway Musical

It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be rebellious, provocative and rebellious. At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. They had a secret romance in summer, but now back in the context of school, peer-pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated. Can Danny maintain his cool dude status and still make demure Sandy his girl? The whole gang sings and dances around Danny and Sandy’s romance, through such hit songs as “Grease”, “Hopelessly Devoted to You”, “Greased Lightnin'”, “Sandy”, “We Go Together”, “Mooning” and “You’re the One That I Want” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Starting off with an eight-year Broadway run, Grease is among the world’s most popular musicals.

June 17-27, 2021

Tickets – $17 – 22.50

Springhouse Theatre Company (Map)

Mark Twain Presents The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

June 18-20 & 25-27, 2021

 Find more ideas for summer fun in our 2021 Nashville Summer Guide!

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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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