Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro Announces their Musical / Show Line-up for 2021-2022 Season

Jul 15, 2021 at 02:13 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro, Tenn. – The Center for the Arts’ doors will once again be open for audiences as they just announced their 2021-22 season line-up, along with a special pre-season show scheduled for August.

Patience Long, the center's Executive Director, told WGNS some of the performances you can expect to see in the 2021-2022 season...


Subscribers, pass members, and ticket holders that held tickets for any show not performed in 2020 have been able to exchange their tickets for this new season.  The Center is currently selling passes through their website:  

To start the season, Little Women: The Musical will open in October. 

The Center for the Arts 2021-22 Season

- Little Women: The Musical – October 22, - November 7, 2021
- Elf: The Musical – December 3 – 19, 2021
- Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical – January 14 – 30, 2022
- Driving Miss Daisy – February 18 – 27, 2022
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame: A New Musical – March 11 – 27, 2022
- Noises Off – May 13 – 22, 2022
- The Spongebob Musical – June 10 – 26, 2022
- Avenue Q – July 8 – 24, 2022
- The Savannah Sipping Society – August 19 – 28, 2022
- Hamlet – September 16 – 25, 2022
- Sister Act – November 4 – 20, 2022

Pre-Season Show 

The Center for the Arts will open its doors for the first Mainstage performance with a pre-season show of Terrence McNally’s Tony Award Winning play, Master Class.  

Master Class is the funny and touching story of opera singer, Maria Callas - teaching a master class in front of an audience: us. She’s glamorous, commanding, larger than life—and drop-dead funny. Callas’ first “victim” is Sophie, a ridiculous, overly perky soprano. Sophie chooses to sing one of the most difficult arias, the sleepwalking scene from La sonnambula—an aria that Callas made famous. Before the girl sings a note, Callas stops her—and now what has started out as a class becomes a platform for Callas. She glories in her own career, dabbles in opera dish, and flat-out seduces the audience. But with that, there are plenty of laughs going on, especially between Callas and the audience. The next two sessions repeat the same dynamic. Callas brings the class to a close by acknowledging the sacrifices we must make in the name of art. The show is rated R due to adult language.

Master Class runs Friday, August 13 through Sunday, August 22. 

Master Class Performance Dates: 

- Friday, August 13 at 7:30 pm
- Saturday, August 14 at 7:30 pm
- Sunday, August 15 at 2:00 pm 
- Friday, August 20 at 7:30 pm
- Saturday, August 21 at 7:30 pm
- Sunday, August 22 at 2:00 pm

Tickets start at $14 and are currently on sale at, by calling 615-904-ARTS (2787), or at the Center for the Arts Box Office, 110 West College Street, in downtown Murfreesboro.


The mission of The Center for the Arts is to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing cultural and economic enrichment through the arts.

The Center for the Arts opened to the public on December 1, 1995 and was originally funded by the City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County. In 2008 The Center became a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization and now depends on the generosity of the public for funding.  Since it’s opening, the Center for the Arts has been presenting theatrical productions, visual art exhibitions, music concerts, dance performances and educational classes.

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