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June Theater Productions for Families

Lots of family-friendly options take place this month in theater venues around town.

 

ANNIE

June 14 – 30 | All ages
615-883-8375
thelarrykeetontheatre.org
The Larry Keeton Dinner Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville. Thu – Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 – $30 adults, $15 – $20 ages 12 & younger. Forever trying to escape the mean Miss Hannigan and the orphanage, Annie finds herself in the company of a lovable dog named Sandy and wealthy benefactor, Daddy Warbucks.

AS YOU LIKE IT

June 22 – July 7 | Ages 12+
act1online.com
Act 1 at the Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. Thu – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15. William Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy about a heroine who flees persecution in her uncle’s court.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

June 1 – 17 | All ages
615-332-7529
circleplayers.net
Circle Players at Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. Thu – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $20 ages 3+ ($10 on Thursdays). This tale as old as time challenges audience members to look at what’s on the inside of a person.

DISNEY’S THE LION KING JR.

June 29 – July 1 | All ages
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Star Bright Players Jr. at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10. The African savanna comes to life with Simba, Rafiki and other characters in this coming-of-age tale.

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID

June 8 – 24 | All ages
615-904-2787 | boroarts.org
Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 &- 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students, $11 children. Ariel pursues a human prince and bargains with an evil sea witch to trade her tail for legs.

DOUBLEWIDE TEXAS

June 1 – 10 | Ages 10+
615-598-8950
encore-theatre-company.org

Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. Fri – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 ages 12 & younger. The inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town is determined to annex them.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

June 7 – 9 | All ages
cytnashville.org
CYT Nashville at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Thu – Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $13 in advance, $14 at the door. Disney’s smash hit musical following the romance between Troy and Gabriella comes to life on stage.

LOVE NEVER DIES

June 19 – 24 | All ages
615-782-4040 | tpac.org
TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Tue – Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. $25 – $70. The sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera.

THE PAPER BAG PRINCESS

June 21 – 30 | All ages
615-818-7358 | thetheaterbug.org 
The Theater Bug, 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. Thu – Sat 7 p.m. $10 adults, $5 students online; $12/$7 at the door. This musical comedy, adapted from the Robert Munsch book, follows a princess’ quest to rescue a prince. It’s a girl power fairy tale that shows kids that all happily ever afters don’t look the same. Tickets available at www.ticketsnasvhille.com.

SHREK

June 14 – 16 | All ages
bravocreativeartscenter.com

Bravo Creative Arts Center at The Ensworth Theater, 7401 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu – Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $12. The tale of an ogre and his life-changing journey with a wisecracking donkey and feisty princess.

SEUSSICAL JR.

June 28 – 30 | All ages
capitoltheatretn.com

Audience of One Productions at Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. Thu – Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1 & 7 p.m. $20 adults, $13 ages 3 – 11. Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and other Dr. Seuss characters spring to life on stage.

SPAMALOT

June 1 – 16 | Ages 12+
615-791-5007 | pull-tight.com
Pull-Tight Theater, 112 Second Ave. S., Franklin. Thu – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $18 adults, $12 students. This musical spoof draws from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

THE TEMPEST

Saturday, June 16 | All ages
nashvilleshakes.org

Nashville Shakespeare Festival at a surprise location — ticket holders will receive a text 24 hours in advance with the location. 2 p.m. Natalie Risk directs the play that many believe was the last Shakespeare wrote alone.

Five-year-olds Ellie James of South Nashville (left) and Olivia James Graves of Bellevue share the role of “Lulu” in “Waitress” at TPAC, June 5 – 10.

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June 8 – 23 | All ages
615-554-7414
streettheatrecompany.org
Street Theatre Company, 6727 Charlotte Pike, Nashville. Thu – Sat 7:30 p.m. $20 adults, $15 students. This musical is a love letter to musical theater and to the joy of collaboration.

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE

June 15 – 24 | Ages 12+
615-893-9825 | mltarts.com
Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro. Thu – Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students. Christopher Durang’s comedy about the relationships of three middle-aged siblings.

WAITRESS

June 5 – 10 | Ages 14+
615-782-4040 | tpac.org
TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Tue – Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. $30 – $85. An expert pie maker enters a baking contest to aid her quest to get out of her small town. The show features two local girls playing the role of “Lulu.”

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