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Nashville Irish Step Dancers and More at WCPAC

Nashville Irish Step Dancers, the Ultimate Oldies Rock and Roll Show, Nashville Shakespeare Festival and 'Nunsense.'

Get ready for the Nashville Irish Step Dancers and other performances soon to be on stage at Williamson County Performing Arts Center (WCPAC). Here’s what’s coming up thanks to Academy Park and the Williamson County Parks and Recreation.

Celtic Rhythms on Fire

Celtic Rhythms on Fire is a celebration of the rich and vibrant artistry of Irish dance and music. Performed by the Nashville Irish Step Dancers, this show features jig, reel and hornpipe, but also more progressive styles of Irish dance and music. The collaboration between dancers, musicians and singers results in a spirited lively interchange. Performances are Saturday March 5ย at 7 p.m. and Sunday March 6, 2022 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18.50 for seniors (55+), children 12 and under and groups of 10 or more when purchased in advance. Tickets purchased at the door will be $25.ย 

Ultimate Oldies Rock and Roll Show

The Ultimate Oldies Rock and Roll Show features a lively stage production presenting the top music of the โ€˜50s, โ€˜60s & โ€˜70s. You can expect Rock & Roll, Doo Wop, Folk, Disco, Pop and more.ย The performance takes place Saturday March 12, 2022 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22.50 for adults and $20 for Seniors (55+) and Children 12 and under.ย 

Abbreviated Shakespeare

For two nights only, Nashville Shakespeare Festival ย presents five actors playing multiple roles with abbreviated scripts, sets and props. All ages are welcome, although Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet deal with mature themes.

Performances are Friday, March 18ย at 7 p.m. for Macbeth and A Midsummer Nightโ€™s Dream and Saturday March 19, 2022 at 7 p.m. for Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Nightโ€™s Dream. Tickets are $10.


In April, the musical comedy Nunsense comes to WCPAC for the first time as a full-fledged production.

After an accidental poisoning, the Little Sisters of Hoboken are in need of money to bury their dearly departed. In a frantic effort to “right their wrongs,” ballet-loving Sister Mary Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Mary Regina and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, Nunsense is the perfect blithe comedy to get you back โ€œin the habitโ€ of live theatre!

Performances take place Friday, April 1ย at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 2ย at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for Adults, $22.50 for Seniors (55+) and $20 for Students and Children. Nunsense is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.