Urinetown The Musical
Music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann,
Book and lyrics by Greg Kotis
September 14 - 29, 2019
Previews September 12 & 13
Individual tickets on sale June 21!
In the not-so-distant future, a horrible drought sweeps the nation and forces a government ban on all private toilets! If the poor can’t afford to use public amenities owned by the Urine Good Company, run by the malevolent Caldwell B. Cladwell, they’ll be sent to the dreaded and mysterious “Urinetown.” Our brave young hero Bobby Strong leads the poor to rise up and fight for the freedom to go “wherever you like, whenever you like, for as long as you like, and with whomever you like!” A brilliant satire and winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown The Musical is a wickedly funny, fast-paced, and surprisingly intelligent comedic romp.
By Dominique Morisseau
October 19 - November 3, 2019
Previews October 17 & 18
Individual tickets on sale August 23!
A mother’s hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him in Pipeline, the riveting new play by Dominique Morisseau, brought to you this fall by Nashville Repertory Theatre. Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? With profound compassion and lyricism, Pipeline brings an urgent conversation powerfully to the fore. Don’t miss this deeply moving story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future — without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.
Every Brilliant Thing
By Duncan Macmillan with Johnny Donahoe
November 8-10, 2019
Preview November 7
Individual tickets on sale August 30!
The list began when he was seven, after his mother’s first attempt. A list of everything that makes life worth living. 1. Ice cream, 2. Water fights, 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch tv, 4. The color yellow, 5. Things with stripes, 6. Rollercoasters, 7. People falling over. As our narrator experiences university, love, and his first heartbreak, the list grows to encapsulate thousands of reasons to love life, both simple and profound. Peppered with audience interaction and the music of artists like Ray Charles and Etta James, this intimate, immersive, life-affirming show reminds us of every brilliant thing about the world. Join us for this special one-weekend-only event by adding Every Brilliant Thing to your Season Ticket Package today.
Patrick Barlow’s A Christmas Carol
By Patrick Barlow, inspired by the Christmas story by Charles Dickens
November 29 - December 22, 2019
Preview November 28
Individual tickets on sale October 4!
Join us for the holiday party of the year! The Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future journey through time to remind an iron-hearted Scrooge what Christmas is truly about. This thrilling adaptation by Patrick Barlow brings Charles Dickens’ most beloved characters to life using five actors, imaginative props, and mesmerizing design. A true celebration of theatre and the holiday season, Patrick Barlow's A Christmas Carol is a magnificent twist on this timeless story of redemption.You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll leave Nashville Rep full of holiday cheer!
This Red Planet
By Nate Eppler
February 8 - 23, 2020
Previews February 6 & 7
Individual tickets on sale December 6!
A struggling artist puts her own work on hold to give painting lessons to an unusual student - the former president of the United States. But the job comes with one condition from the former First Lady: The artist has to discourage the President. Once the ex-President starts painting, the artist swears he’s actually (and completely unexpectedly) good at it. But is he? Or is the artist just seeing what she wants to see?
This world premiere production follows the acclaimed staged reading of This Red Planet at the 2018 Ingram New Works Festival, Nashville Rep's annual celebration of new plays and playwrights. The Festival has produced over 60 original plays over the last decade, with many going on to full productions across the country, including Broadway and Off-Broadway. Don’t miss your chance to see This Red Planet at its world premiere!
A Streetcar Named Desire
By Tennessee Williams
March 27 - April 5, 2020
Preview March 26
Individual tickets on sale January 24!
One of the greatest works of American theatre, A Streetcar Named Desire brings southern belle Blanche DuBois to New Orleans to reunite with her sister, Stella, and to escape her past. Her sophisticated exterior crumbles as she intertwines with Stella’s simple life and her fierce and unpredictable husband, Stanley. See the classic that won Tennessee Williams his Pulitzer Prize in TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater, on the same stage where Nashville Repertory Theatre made its debut with Williams’ The Glass Menagerie 35 years ago.