Get out of the cold this February and check out the great theatre happening in Nashville!
Vagina Monologues: Actors Bridge @ City Winery
Feb 12 2023
“THE STORY: The Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of wildly divergent female-identifying voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist sex worker. This annual Nashville celebration is a fundraiser for Act Like a GRRRL.”
Dead Man’s Cell Phone @ Lakewood Theatre Co.
Feb 3-19 2023
“Dead Man’s Cell Phone is a play by Sarah Ruhl. It explores the paradox of modern technology’s ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age.”
Love’s Labour’s Lost: Nashville Shakespeare Festival & Belmont University @Troutt Theatre
“A co-production between Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Belmont University College of Music and Performing Arts. Directed by Denice Hicks.”
The Book of Will @ Pull-Tight Players
Feb 3-18 2023
“Something new from one of America’s most produced and prolific playwrights … It is London, 1619. William Shakespeare is dead and his legacy depends on a circle of devoted writers, actors, and friends. When a botched and hilariously pirated production of Hamlet plays on a nearby stage, they realize the words of their friend and mentor—words that shaped their lives—are soon to be lost forever. This small group of unexpected heroes with no money, no resources, and no experience must come together to—against all odds and in a race against time—collect and compile Shakespeare’s plays into one definitive printed edition. Their translation of words from the stage to the page would forever change theater and literature. This unforgettable true story is a lively, funny, and poignant love letter to theater and to the printed word. Winner of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award 2018.”
Six @ Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Feb 21-26 2023
“Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over.”
Newsies @ The Larry Keeton Theatre
Feb 10-26 2023
“This is the story of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.”
Rent @ Center for the Arts
“Based on Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème, Rent follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, struggles to find his place in the world; his roommate Roger, an HIV-positive musician, wonders how he will leave his mark before he dies. Mimi and Angel look for true love as they face the harsh reality of life as HIV-positive young people, while the businesslike Joanne seeks fidelity from her wild-child performance artist girlfriend, Maureen. The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of the gritty bohemian world of New York City in the late 1980s, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.”
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change @ Playhouse 615
Feb 10-26 2023
“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is a musical comedy about everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit. It’s presented in the form of a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships.”
Thank you to each of these companies for the use of their promotional artwork (credit to each company respectively).
Stay artsy, Nashville!