Welcome to September, loyal punters! With summer rolling steadily into fall, the “traditional” theatre season is about to kick in. Never mind tradition, in this case anyway, as our local theatre companies in Nashville and Middle Tennessee don’t mind summer one bit! Here are just a few of the awesome shows on stage this weekend.
Altar Boyz at Street Theatre
9/2 – 9/4
“The musical comedy and critically-acclaimed hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, ALTAR BOYZ, is a hilarious musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band (with one nice Jewish boy) on the last night of their national ‘Raise the Praise’ tour. The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham. With their tight harmonies and spectacular choreography, the ALTAR BOYZ will delight your audiences. As they perform their signature hits, the Boyz deliver a message of unity, that ‘there is no star as bright as its constellation, no harmony in a single voice.'”
Romeo & Juliet at Centennial Park
9/1 – 9/4
No Reservation Required. VIP Ticketing Information
“Enjoy an enchanting evening of theatre under the stars at The Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s 24th Annual Shakespeare in Centennial Park.” Romeo & Juliet is the most well-known, accessible and adapted of all the Bard’s work. It’s the one you read in high school, guaranteed, so even your friends who don’t love traditional theatre (perish the thought) know it. Add to that universal familiarity the fact that our own Nashville Shakespeare Festival is mounting this iconic play, and you’ve got a sure-fire winner. I must advise all my readers to make time for this production. The show is free, with a recommended donation of $10.
Going Back to Where I’ve Never Been at Out Front on Main, Murfreesboro
9/1 – 9/4
Reservation Information: 615-713-1757
“Going Back to Where I’ve Never Been is a 60 minute journey through memory, time, place and emotion. It is not simply a retelling but a vibrant reflection of the artist’s experience in Ghana, West Africa. This piece contains dance, storytelling and actual images from…Africa. Rather than serving as an elaborate slideshow of a trip overseas, the play unfolds in present time, so the audience experiences the journey as it unfolds on the stage.
Annie at Chaffin’s Barn
9/2 – 9/3
“In this classic Broadway musical, plucky orphan Annie is given the opportunity to spend the day with billionaire Oliver Warbucks.” With songs like “Tomorrow” and “Hard Knock Life,” Anni is one of the most beloved touring and revival musicals in history.
Remember- always make reservations!
Most theatres allow patrons to make reservations online
(links included for you convenience) or by phone.