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From porch swinging on Sunday afternoons, to researching the roots of her hometown, to ordering her tofu fried, Rachel Parker is proud to be a southern girl. Homegrown in beautiful Tennessee, Rachel has worked for the past seven years as a professional dancer in various theaters along the east coast and visited over 25 countries as a performer with Princess Cruise Line Productions. Graduating from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a B.A. in English, emphasis in Creative Writing, she is currently writing and editing for a variety of freelance projects. Rachel loves Nashville’s beautifully eclectic art, music, and theater scene, as well as its deep appreciation for history through touring exhibitions and preservation of historic buildings.

NEWSIES Debuts At The Tennessee Performing Arts Center

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The Tony Award-winning, fresh from Broadway, smash hit of a musical NEWSIES debuted Tuesday, May 26 to an

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enthusiastic and packed house at Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center. This super fun new American musical will run in Andrew Jackson Hall through Sunday, May 31, 2015.

NEWSIES is directed […]

Tennessee Performing Arts Center Announces 2015-16 Broadway Series

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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 […]

Recap: PIPPIN at The Tennessee Performing Arts Center

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The Tony Award winning revival of the Bob Fosse and Stephen Schwartz classic musical PIPPIN debuted to an

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enthusiastic Nashville audience this week at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. The shiny new production is more of a restructuring than a revival. Mark Kennedy of the Associated Press says, […]

PIPPIN to Play The Tennessee Performing Arts Center

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The New York Times named Nashville’s next theatrical visitor a “dynamic, high flying revival.” PIPPIN will make its

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Nashville debut at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Tuesday, March 10 through Sunday, March 15, 2015. This new production was the recipient of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical […]

Recap: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Tennessee Performing Arts Center

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Despite the ice, snow, and freezing temperatures of “Snowpocalypse 2015,” resulting in two performance cancellations,

Ace Young as Joseph and Diana DeGarmo as the Narrator. Photo credit: http://www.josephthemusical.com/

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat made it to Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center in a swirl of kaleidoscope colors. The production ran four performance […]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Tennessee Performing Arts Center

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be lighting up the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall Tuesday, February 17 through Sunday, February 22, 2015. Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with Lyrics by Tim Rice, the musical retells the Biblical story of Joseph, from the the Book of Genesis, and his “coat of […]

Recap: KINKY BOOTS Plays Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center

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Nashville has been graced with the red leather, thigh-high stiletto presence of the Tony® award winning Broadway

Reba McEntire with Steven Booth and J. Harrison Ghee at the opening night performance of Kinky Boots in Nashville. Photo credit: Kinky Boots on Broadway

sensation KINKY BOOTS. Currently playing at the Tennessee Performing […]

Kinky Boots To Play Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center

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The Tennessee Performing Arts Center is about to have an enthusiastic, high-heeled, Tony® award winning visitor.

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The Broadway sensation, KINKY BOOTS, will be playing Nashville Tuesday, February 3 through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall.

KINKY BOOTS took home six Tony® Awards in 2013, […]

Recap: Blue Man Group at The Tennessee Performing Arts Center

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The critically acclaimed phenomenon, the Blue Man Group, landed at Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center on

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015, performing to an enthusiastic audience of laughter, cheers, and booty shaking. The production, which was named “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged,” by The New […]

Recap: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer At The Tennessee Performing Arts Center

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical is a holly jolly Christmas event that will warm your heart and flip your giggle box. The production is running at Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center now through Sunday, December 21, 2014 in the James K. Polk Theater.

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The musical is based on the […]

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