What a beautiful summer! How lucky we are to have weather like this, and plenty of good old-fashioned southern events to make summers memorable. These live Nashville shows are sure to entertain and enchant!
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s annual Shakespeare in the Park this year is “Much Ado About Nothing,” an original musical adaptation dedicated to U.S. service men and women. The show runs Thursday through Sunday at the Centennial Park Bandshell, with pre-show entertainment starting at 6:30 pm. There is a requested $10 donation, and local vendors will supply food and drink.
“The Real Inspector Hound” at Towne Center
“Feuding theatre critics Birdboot and Moon, the first a fusty philanderer and the second a pompous and vindictive second stringer, are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. In the hilarious spoof of Agatha-Christie-like melodramas that follows, the body under the sofa proves to be the missing link. As mists rise about isolated Muldoon Manor, Moon and Birdboot become dangerously implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman.”
“Steel Magnolias” at The Boiler Room
“Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, ‘Steel Magnolias’ is alternately hilarious and touching, and in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.”
“AIDA” at the Keeton
8/23 - 8/25
“Circle Players presents ‘AIDA,’ Elton John’s Tony Award- winning pop musical based on Verdi’s opera. It is the story of a forbidden bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. As their love blossoms, they are forced to face death or part forever. Directed by Ralph Gabriel and produced by Devon Anderson with choreography by Mallory Gleason.”
"The 5th Annual Gimme Awards" at Miss Jeanne’s Dinner Theatre
“‘The Gimme Awards’ features outrageous ‘stars’ who will delight you with popular songs, have you rolling with laughter, and maybe even joining the fun onstage. At the end of the ceremony, YOU get to vote for the winner of the coveted Gimme. But you'd better watch out: there will be mystery which YOU have to help solve!”
Remember- always make reservations!
Most theatres allow patrons to make reservations online (links included for you convenience) or by phone.