August 30 - September 2
Footloose by Dean Pitchford, Walter Bobbie & Tom Snow.
In our twentieth collaborative musical with Harpeth Hall, we return to the rockin’ rhythms of the ‘80s and mega-hits by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar and Kenny Loggins. When a hip teenage boy named Ren McCormack moves from the city to the country, he expects some culture shock but not a ban on dancing. Ariel, the preacher’s daughter, tries to befriend the new kid, but both are misunderstood. As he loses touch with his daughter, Reverend Moore demands more strict enforcement of the laws and an unavoidable showdown with Ren. Janette Fox Klocko directs this energetic and entertaining celebration of the power of listening—to each other and to the music that ultimately brings generations together. Purchase Tickets HereReserve tickets (free for students, faculty and staff but required for everyone) go on sale the week of the show. You must pick up your ticket to attend. Performance times: Wed & Thurs @ 6:30, Friday @ 4 & Sat @ 2 at HH.
October 25 & November 2 - 4
Animal Farmby George Orwell. A parable about totalitarianism, this play gave us the immortal phrase: “Some are more equal than others.” When the animals plan to run the farm themselves, the pigs take over as leaders because they are the cleverest, but their character is not equal to their intelligence. Dr. Cal Fuller directs Orwell’s timely masterpiece. Performance times: Wednesday (10/25 – Final Dress/Send-off to Competition) at 6:30 & Thursday& Friday (11/2 & 11/3) at 6:30; Saturday (11/4) @ 7.
January 25 – 27
Shuddersome: Tales by Poe adapted by Lindsay Price. This dark and foreboding dramatization includes some of Edgar Allen Poe's most famous short stories such as "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Raven." Using a chorus of "Shudders" to bring the tales to life, Nelson Berry directs this macabre work to send chills up your spine! Performance times: Thursday & Friday @ 6:30; Saturday @ 2.
February 22 – 25
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Uiby Bertolt Brecht. This innovative play chronicles the rise of a fictional 1930s Chicago mobster and his attempts to control the cauliflower racket by ruthlessly disposing of the opposition. Malcolm Morrison directs this satirical allegory with an ensemble cast and newly written music. Performance times: Thursday & Friday @ 6:30; Saturday @ 7; Sunday at 2.
The 13th Annual “Shakespearathon”(24 hours of Shakespeare) This fundraiser benefits Endada and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. It’ll be a fun-filled day performing Shakespeare’s plays with games and other activities inspired by the Bard. Annual favorites include the “Alas-Poor-Yorick” head toss, Backwards Hamlet, Shakespearean Lines from a Hat, Andy Griffith’s Romeo and Juliet and Sonnets at Sunrise. Thursday & Friday (7 a.m. to 7 a.m.)
April 18 – 20
Student-Directed One Act Plays
Seniors in the Studio Theater class choose and direct a collection of short plays, including some of their new, original works. Performance times: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday @ 6:30.