This is a great weekend for live theatre! "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" at Murfreesboro Center for the Arts. "The Secret Garden" in Woodbury at the Arts Center of Cannon County. "Over The River and Through The Woods" on stage at Smyrna's Springhouse Worship and Arts Center.
Murfreesboro Center for the Arts
The hilarious "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is on the stage now through March 23rd at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts (110 W. College St.).
A musical about two con-men who unite in the French Riviera to bilk wealthy women from their riches.
The play opens in a lively casino where one con artist learns of a competitor in his field. The two cons meet, and agree that whoever first takes $50-grand from a wealthy female, then the other must leave town.
It started as a film in 1988 starring Steve Martin Michael Caine, and Glenne Headley. "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" opened in California, but quickly caught the eyes of Broadway where it had 626 performances starting in 2005.
Tickets are $15 for adults; and $13 for seniors (age 60+), students (age 13+ and college with ID), military (with ID); and $11 for children under age 12. If you are in a group of 10 receive a $2 per ticket discount, call the office to reserve your group tickets!
For information CLICK HERE, or to make reservations, phone 615-904-ARTS (2787).
Lamplighter in Smyrna
"Over the River and Through the Woods" is at the is at the Springhouse Worship and Arts Center in Smyrna (14119 Old Nashville Highway) now through March 15th. Performances are only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM (no matinees). Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. CLICK HERE for more information.
It is the story of Nick, his two sets of grandparents, and the Irish girl they try to set him up with. Why would Italian grandparents try to set their grandson up with an Irish girl? They are desperate, and besides, the girl’s aunt is a really good Canasta player. Also, they don’t want him to move to Seattle. This is a laugh out loud performance that is also genuinely moving.
Arts Center of Cannon County
"The Secret Garden" is being performed in neighboring Woodbury at the Arts Center of Cannon County (1424 John Bragg Highway). A heart-warming story of Mary Lennox, a young orphan, who was sent to England to live with her reclusive uncle and sickly cousin. When this neglected child discovers an equally neglected garden, she not only begins to bring it to life, but those around her as well. CLICK HERE for more information.
Performances are at 7:30PM on Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM. Come early and enjoy dinner at the theatre's Blue Porch Restaurant. Phone 615-563-ARTS (2787) for more information.
Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro is the story of Nick, his two sets of grandparents, and the Irish girl they try to set him up with. Why would Italian grandparents try to set their grandson up with an Irish girl? They are desperate, and besides, the girl’s aunt is a really good Canasta player. Also, they don’t want him to move to Seattle.
Laugh out loud funny, warm, and genuinely moving this gem of a show is being directed by Springhouse Theatre’s Executive Producer Ronnie Meek. It features the talents of Springhouse favorites Justin Hand (The 39 Steps, The Boys Next Door, and Leaving Iowa), Valerie Jane Parker (Last Train to Nibroc, The 39 Steps, and Leaving Iowa), and Rhonda Frazier (Steel Magnolias, The Music Man, and Little Women) combined with Nashville Theatre veterans Phil Perry, John Silvestro, and Wesley Paine.
Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or during performances of Pride and Prejudice; however, seating is limited and it is recommended they be purchased in advance.