Nashville Repertory Theatre announces its 2018-19 season, which will be the 33rd season in the company’s history. Season subscription package information will be announced shortly.
The season will begin with the hit musical Avenue Q, written by Jeff Whitty with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. In this irreverent tour through aSesame Street-esque neighborhood, humans and puppets alike confront the everyday challenges of adult life: falling in love, finding your purpose, and fighting the urge to stay in your apartment forever. Avenue Q previews and runs
The second show of the season will be the regional premiere of A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. Picking up fifteen years after the events of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play, this show examines what happens when Nora reopens the door to family life that she closed so long ago. A Doll’s House, Part 2 previews and runs .
A Christmas Story, adapted by Philip Grecian and based on the motion picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark, will return for the tenth year of what has become a Nashville holiday tradition. With a coveted BB gun, a ballet tribute to an iconic Leg Lamp, and a visit with Santa gone awry, the show more than delivers on its promise of laughs and heart-warming charm. A Christmas Story previews and runs .
The Rep will kick off the new year with Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks, featuring former Tennessee Titans running back and Broadway alum Eddie George. In this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, two brothers must go head to head to define themselves and uncover what it takes to come out on top.Topdog/Underdog previews and runs February 9-23, 2018.
The Rep will conclude the season with Disney’s Shakespeare in Love, adapted from the movie of the same title and written by Lee Hall, Marc Norman, and Tom Stoppard with music by Paddy Cunneen. Penninless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Shakespeare in Love previews March 21-22 and runs .
All performances will be held in the Johnson Theatre at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit www.nashvillerep.org.
ABOUT NASHVILLE REP
Nashville Repertory Theatre is a vital professional regional theatre that seeks to inspire empathy, prod intellectual and emotional engagement, and expand the creative capacity of audiences and artists through the dynamic connection to live theatre. With more than 30 years of experience, the Rep strives to be an indispensable part of the creative community whose name is synonymous with excellence in every aspect.