Happy spooky season! October in Nashville is filled with some awesome productions. There will be spooky shows to get your Halloween on as well as some theatre that’s great for any season.
Here’s your guide to Nashville theatre this month!
The Mousetrap: Playhouse 615
Oct. 14-30 2022
Of course I have to plug my current project! Check out Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery The Mousetrap at Playhouse 615. Join Mollie and Giles Ralston as they open Monkswell Manor guest house on a very snowy evening. There will be be some unusual and unexpected guests, and of course, a murder to solve. The team has had so much fun with this process and we can’t wait to open on Friday!
The Cake: Nashville Repertory Theatre
Oct. 21-30 2022
The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter tells the story of Jen and Macy, two young women who are engaged, returning to Jen’s hometown. Jen wants Della, her late mother’s best friend, to bake their wedding cake, and Della is forced to confront her beliefs. This is a heartfelt comedy and one of my favorite plays! I’m excited to check this out at the Nashville Rep- they always do amazing work.
Monstersongs: Street Theatre Company @ Darkhorse Theatre
This musical tells the story of a child who opens a portal and meets an array of misunderstood monsters. “Monstersongs flips the switch on the monster narrative, inviting audiences to explore the humanity that binds us all.” Street Theatre Company has brought innovative and interesting works to Nashville since 2015 and I’ve enjoyed all of their productions I’ve had the chance to see!
Evil Dead: Radical Arts @ Love & Exile
Oct 21-Nov 6 2022
This musical is based on the cult classic Evil Dead films from the 80s and is absolutely campy and hilarious. College kids head to a cabin in the woods and the night takes an unexpected turn! Radical Arts production will be held in East Nashville at Love & Exile.
Click Clack Boo!: Nashville Children’s Theatre
Oct 1-30 2022
This world premiere of Click Clack Boo! Is held at Nashville Children’s Theatre. Audiences sit on hay bales in the “Candy Corn Canopy” to enjoy this super fun musical! “Farmer Brown does not like Halloween, much to the chagrin of Duck, Pig, Cow, and Hen who want to throw a wild Halloween party complete with apple-bobbing, bottomless candy bowls, and a spook-tacular costume contest. Join the barnyard crew in this musical treat as they show Farmer Brown that sometimes a little scare can be big fun.”
The Rocky Horror Show: Center for the Arts
Oct. 7-15 2022
Seeing a production of Rocky Horror is always one of my Halloween staples! A thunderstorm and flat tire send fiances Brad Majors and Janet Weiss inside Frank N Furter’s castle for an unexpected night. This is a cult classic and is always so much fun as the audience gets involved with callbacks. I caught one of the midnight shows at Center for the Arts this past weekend and had a lot of fun!
The Rocky Horror Show: Roxy Regional Theatre @ City Winery
Oct 31 2022
Another production of Rocky Horror at an awesome venue in Nashville: City Winery!
The Sins of the City: The Destiny Theatre Experience & Tennessee Playwrights Studio @Darkhorse Theatre
Oct 20-29 2022
This production is a world premiere written and directed by Shawn Whitsell. “A popular and successful politician is propositioned by a young, aspiring campaign manager on the eve of an election. What starts out as a seemingly ordinary run for office culminates in a moral reckoning.” Always awesome to see original work produced in Nashville!
Blithe Spirit: The Larry Keeton Theatre
In this comedy by Noel Coward, novelist Charles Condomine is remarried but is now haunted by the ghost of his first wife. A medium gets involved and conducts a seance. Also check out their Industry Night on 10/12 for those who work in entertainment!
Young Frankenstein: Circle Players @ Looby Theatre
Oct 14-30 2022
In this musical comedy: “Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor , and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. ‘It’s alive!’ he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.”
Thank you to each of these companies for the use of promotion artwork (credit to each company respectively).
I hope you get a chance to check out some of these awesome productions this month. I know I will be! If you have any events coming up this month or November events for me to include on the next list, fill out the “Submit Your Event” form so that I can check it out.
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