FEATURED SHOW:

NASHVILLE REP'S MARY POPPINS

March 26 - April 5, 2020
TPAC's Polk Theater
505 Deaderick St., Nashville
615-782-4040 | tpac.org
Showtimes: Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25 - $60

The world’s favorite nanny flies into TPAC’s Polk Theater this month when Nashville Rep presents the final show of its 35th season, Mary Poppins. Outside of its Christmas productions, it’s been historically rare for Nashville Rep to present a show geared toward families with kids of all ages. The Rep’s shows are usually for audiences ages 14 and older, so it’s a nice to see the company recognize the family audience and the need to serve this part of the community.

This production features new music and classics from the Disney film, and with Miss Poppins’ sense of magic and adventure, your family can surely count on a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious good time!

 


 


THE REST IN MARCH:

72 STEPS
Thursday, March 26 | All ages
615-296-2977 | nashvilleballet.com

Nashville Ballet at Columbia State Community College, 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia. 7 p.m. Free. This dance performance celebrates Tennessee’s role in the ratification of the 19th Amendment while honoring the suffragists responsible for winning the right to vote.

AIRSWIMMING
March 13 - 15 | Ages 12+
615-306-6183 | thebarbershoptheater.com

The Party & SoulStir Creative at The Barbershop Theater, 4003 Indiana Ave., Nashville. Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $15. This play, set in 1920s England, is based on the true story of two women who have been incarcerated in a hospital for the criminally insane for having borne illegitimate children.

THE ANDREWS BROTHERS
March 19 - April 9 | Ages 12+
615-646-9977 | dinnertheatre.com

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu 12 p.m. (plus 7:30 p.m. March 19), Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m. $45 adults, $23 students. A USO performance from the Andrews Sisters is in jeopardy of cancellation when they fail to appear shortly before curtain. So, three earnest stagehands are determined to go on with the show.

BALLET FOLKLORICO SOL DE MEXICO
Every Sunday | All ages
615-373-9292 | plazamariachi.com

Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville. 1:30, 2:30 & 3:45 p.m. Free. Dance performances representing several regions from Mexico.

BARELY HEIRS
Thru March 15 | All ages
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. $16 adults, $13 ages 11 & younger. All Jane needs to do to collect her inheritance is get married and wait six months, so she coerces her friend Tom to pretend to be her spouse so she can stay single and keep the money for herself.

BIG FISH: SCHOOL EDITION
March 27 - April 5 | All ages
615-646-9977 | dinnertheatre.com

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Fri - Sat 11 a.m., plus Sunday, April 5 at 2 p.m. $19 - $27.50. The first semi-pro production through Chaffin Barn’s inaugural KidsCamp series, this musical is based on the novel by Daniel Wallace that centers on a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest, including larger-than-life stories.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
Thru March 13 | Ages 12+
615-893-9825 | mltarts.com

Murfreesboro Little Theatre at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro. Tue - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students. Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a dysfunctional but wealthy family who gathers to celebrate aging patriarch Big Daddy’s birthday, but he’s dying of cancer and hasn’t decided which of his sons will inherit the estate.

THE COLOR PURPLE - National Tour
March 27 - 29 | Ages 14+
615-782-4040 | tpac.org

Broadway National Tour at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. $40 - $85. The epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South.

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
Thru March 15 | Ages 10+
615-904-2787  | boroarts.org

Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 adults, $16 students, $14 children. This play depicts the minutiae of 25 months that to Jewish families spent in hiding from the Gestapo in an Amsterdam warehouse attic.

DISNEY’S THE ARISTOCATS KIDS
March 20 - 22 | All ages
615-893-7439 | murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Perform Murfreesboro’s Homeschool Program at The Washing Theater, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10. In this feline fun musical, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her
three little kittens. Adventure ensues as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper.

THE HOBBIT
March 20 - April 5 | All ages
615-826-6037 | hpactn.com

Hendersonville Performing Arts Company, 260 W. Main St., Hendersonville. Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 adults, $15 students. Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure.

HONKY TONK ANGELS
March 27 - April 11 | All ages
615-563-2787 | artscenterofcc.com

The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students. This jukebox musical tells the story of three Southern women who leave largely unfulfilling lives behind to travel to Nashville in the hopes of living their dreams.

ISLAND TRAP
Sunday, March 8 | Ages 12+
615-306-6183 | thebarbershoptheater.com

Destiny Theatre Experience and Phresh Pham at The Barbershop Theater, 4003 Indiana Ave., Nashville. 3 & 7 p.m. $15. Loosely inspired by Disney’s The Jungle Book, this one one-person mashup of lyrical poetry and live music comments on the black experience in America.

KEELY & DU
March 13 - 21 | Ages 14+
act1nashville.com

Act 1 at Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15. This play puts a human face on the controversial abortion topic while examining the bond between two women from opposite sides of the discussion.

LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL
March 27 - April 12 | Ages 10+
615-904-2787  | boroarts.org

Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 adults, $16 students, $14 children. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, this musical follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March and their experiences growing up in Civil War America.

MURDER MYSTERY SERIES: LOST IN THE WIND
March 20 - 21 | Ages 10+
615-646-9977 | dinnertheatre.com

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $45 adults, $23 students, $16 ages 12 & younger. Venture with The Inspector through a post-Civil War mystery and see if he can pinpoint the correct suspects ... jilted lovers, underpaid employees, mysterious gamblers?

NATURAL SHOCKS
Thru March 15 | Ages 14+
615-681-7220 | twtp.org

Tennessee Women’s Theater Project at Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.., Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $20 adults, $15 students. A young woman waiting out an approaching storm brims over with quirks, stories and confessions, and as the read danger grows imminent, she reveals a final secret that puts the reality of guns in America into sharp focus.

NOISES OFF
March 13 - 29 | Ages 10+
615-847-0934 | lakewoodtheatre.org

Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd.., Old Hickory. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students. This play takes a hilarious look at the follies of theater folk, out-of-control egos, memory loss, passionate affairs and high-risk adventures all happening backstage.

A RAISIN IN THE SUN
March 20 - April 5 | Ages 10+
615-322-7529 | circleplayers.net

Circle Players at Lobby Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $20 (Thu tickets are $15). This play portrays a few weeks in the life of the Youngers, an African-American family living on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s and the clash over their competing dreams.

THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
March 27 - April 11 | Ages 10+
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 play within a play is a comic spoof of the whodunits popularized by Agatha Christie.

SALSA AND BACHATA DANCE SHOW
Every Saturday | All ages
615-373-9292 | plazamariachi.com

Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville. 8 p.m. Free. Dancers perform salsa and bachata styles.

THE TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC
Thru May 24 | All ages
615-252-4675 | nashvillect.org

Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. Tue - Fri 9 a.m., Sat - Sun 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. (some weekend dates only have one show; check website for exact schedule). $12 This NCT Snuggery production is set in a magical playground where Mama and Buddy Bear, with their pint-sized audience’s help, set out to make all that is wrong right again when complications arise with Mama Bear’s special surprise.

WILLY WONKA KIDS
March 27 - 28 | All ages
academyparktn.wcparksandrec.com

WCPR’s Musical Theatre Experience Program at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1 p.m. $7. Roald Dahl’s tale of the mysterious candy maker who stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in candy bars.