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April 12, 2024

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The Center for the Arts Presents Two Outdoor Shows in May


May be an image of 5 people, drink, outdoors and text that says 'Savannah The Sipping Socicty by Jessie Jones, icholas Hope,J Wooten THE CENTER May 7-9 FORTHEARTS Cannonsburgh Village'The Center for the Arts presents two outdoor shows in May: The Savannah Sipping Society running May 7 – 9 at Cannonsburgh Village and Little Women running May 21 – 23 at The Fountains at Gateway.

“We are excited to continue our arts programming in a different way,” says Executive Director Patience Long. “It has been a very long year and all of our community from youth to adults have been missing the excitement and escape of live theater. Having two productions both happening in May feels like we are getting back to normal.”

The Savannah Sipping Society is the tale of four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy!  This show is directed by Mark David Williams, Artistic Director at The Center for the Arts.  

Performances will be Friday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 8 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday May 9 at 2 p.m. Performances will be held at Cannonsburgh Village located at 312 S Front St, Murfreesboro. Tickets are $20. Concessions and bar service will be available. 

CFTA Little Women Media Adapted by the novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women begins that memorable Christmas when Marmee leaves to visit her sick husband and Jo sells her beautiful hair to help finance the trip. It ends just a year later when the happy family is again preparing to celebrate not only Christmas but also the return of Mr. March. In between these two events, we again live, laugh, love and cry with Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth as they go through the many trials and tribulations that have made this story a classic.  This show is directed by Denise Parton, Director of Education at The Center for the Arts.  This production features students ages 9 to 18 who were selected by audition and plan to bring the story of the March family to Murfreesboro.  

Performances of Little Women will be on May 21 at 7:30 p.m., May 22 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and May 23 at 2 p.m. Performances will be held at The Fountains at Gateway located at 1500 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro. Tickets are $15 and patrons are encouraged to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Concessions will be available. 

For more information visit or call 615-904-ARTS (2787)

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.