Urinetown The Musical
Music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann,
Book and lyrics by Greg Kotis
September 14 - 29, 2019
Previews September 12 & 13
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 intelligent comedic romp.
By Dominique Morisseau
October 19 - November 3, 2019
Previews October 17 & 18
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
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 30 - December 22, 2019
Preview November 29
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!
A Streetcar Named Desire
By Tennessee Williams
February 8-23, 2020
Previews February 6 & 7
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. We’re celebrating 35 years of theatre with the classic that won Tennessee Williams his Pulitzer Prize.
A musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film
Original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by Julian Fellowes
New songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drew
Co-created by Cameron Mackintosh
March 27 - April 5, 2020
Preview March 26
Nashville Repertory Theatre presents the magnificent story of the world’s favorite nanny, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins! When young Jane and Michael need her most, Mary Poppins flies into the home of the Banks family to bring them the adventure, discipline, and affection they crave. With the help of Bert and a colorful cast of London characters, Mary Poppins uses magic, heart, and a spoonful of sugar to teach the entire Banks family to love each other and their supercalifragilisticexpialidocious lives. With new music and classics from the film, this musical adaptation of Walt Disney’s masterpiece is practically perfect in every way!