Nashville Rep Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Special Season

Nashville Repertory Theatre announces a diverse lineup for its 40th season.

NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville Repertory Theatre is set to mark its 40th Anniversary with a season that promises to blend musicals, plays, and special events in celebration of four decades of theatrical excellence. Artistic Director Micah-Shane Brewer expressed excitement about the milestone, highlighting the theatre’s commitment to delivering professional theatre in Nashville. The anniversary season features a carefully curated selection of productions aimed at exploring themes of creation, community, and change.

The season will kick off with “Waitress,” a Broadway hit musical featuring music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles. The story follows Jenna, a pie-making expert dreaming of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. With an unexpected pregnancy complicating her plans, Jenna finds a glimmer of hope through a baking contest and the town’s new doctor. “Waitress” is celebrated for its heartfelt story and will run in TPAC’s Polk Theater from September 13-22, 2024.

Following “Waitress,” the theatre will present a new take on Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” The Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a testament to the beauty in ordinary lives and will be staged from October 25-November 3, 2024. The holiday season will see the return of “A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens’ timeless tale, from December 6-22, 2024.

The second half of the season introduces “The Mountaintop” by Tennessee playwright Katori Hall, a re-imagination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night, which will be performed February 14-23, 2025. The season concludes with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Sunday in the Park with George,” a musical about the art of creation, running from April 4-13, 2025.

In addition to the mainstage productions, the 40th anniversary season also features a variety of events including the 9th Annual Broadway Brunch, REPaloud Staged Readings, the Ingram New Works Project, and the Young Voices Monologue Competition. New to this year’s lineup is a black-tie 40th Anniversary Gala, an intimate cabaret series, and the first-ever Young Stars Production, aimed at nurturing young theater artists.

Season tickets will be available in April 2024, with single tickets for all five shows going on sale July 1, 2024. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or Nashville Repertory Theatre continues to be recognized for its contribution to the cultural landscape of Nashville and its dedication to high-quality professional productions.

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Song of the North” Illuminates Nashville with Persian Epic

OZ Arts Nashville is set to host “Song of the North,” a visually captivating shadow play performance by multimedia artist Hamid Rahmanian, on April 19 and 20. The performance, which utilizes 500 handmade puppets and projected animation, is a theatrical adaptation of an ancient Persian tale from the Shahnameh, emphasizing themes of love, courage, and heroism through the story of the heroine Manijeh. Despite challenges, including the theft of production materials in late 2023, Rahmanian and his team have persevered, showcasing Persian culture and storytelling in a manner that challenges Eurocentric perspectives. The event underscores OZ Arts Nashville’s commitment to innovative art and storytelling, supported by donor and grant contributions. For more information or to purchase tickets, interested individuals can visit the OZ Arts Nashville website.