The Tennessee Performing Arts Center has now unveiled the 2015-16 Broadway at TPAC series. Start celebrating
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the 35th Anniversary of Nashville’s beloved TPAC by checking out the exciting and diverse upcoming season.
1. Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage:
September 22-27, 2015. Dirty Dancing tells the classic and oh-so loved story of Baby and Johnny. This production has heart-pounding music, passionate romance, sensational dancing, and, of course, the incredible songs we all know and love.
This show was hailed by TIME magazine as “Musical Theatre Gold!” Written by Woody Allen, with choreography by Susan Stroman, this hilarious musical comedy tells the story of a young playwright, desperate for financial backing, who accepts an “offer he can’t refuse” from a mobster set to please his showgirl girlfriend. The New Yorker calls the show “a fun machine from start to finish!”
This production was named TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year! Based on the adored novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda is the story of “an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.” This smart, sweet, and zany production is the winner of 50 international awards, including 4 Tony Awards®.
CBS Sunday Morning calls Motown, “More than a Broadway Show. A celebration of music that transformed America!” This production tells the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy, who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and many more. This record-breaking smash hit is built around the incredible music that “shattered barriers, shaped our lives, and made us all move to the same beat.”
It’s back! . . . the long anticipated return of the beloved story and classic score of Phantom. The famous musical will call Nashville home for a wonderful two week engagement. This re-imagined production has new scenic and lighting designs as well as new staging and choreography, and is hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.” With a cast and orchestra of 52, Phantom is one of the largest productions currently on tour.
This story captured national attention in the best-selling novel of Robert James Waller
, and is now a two-time Tony Award®-
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winning Broadway musical. This unforgettable show tells the story of “two people caught between decision and desire.” This new production features “gorgeous, soulful music” by Tony Award®-winning composer Jason Robert Brown.
This contemporary and ambitious new Broadway musical is about living in New York today and the many possibilities of tomorrow, following one woman’s two possible life paths. The Washington Post names the show, “A smart, deeply touching and big-hearted new musical. Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s score is invested with melodic urgency, bringing you to tears or breathlessness.”