Nashville Ballet returns to its roots to kick off the 2014-2015 performance season with one of the world’s best known ballets, Swan Lake. This classical story ballet, presented by nFocus Magazine and Bridgestone Americas, takes the stage for the first time since 2010 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, October 17-19. Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased in person at the TPAC box office in downtown Nashville, by phone at (615) 782-4040 or at www.NashvilleBallet.com.
— MTSU will celebrate the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution this Wednesday, Sept. 17, with a focus on educating the campus community about Constitutional concepts as well as multiple daylong readings of the document.
MTSU observes the Constitution’s 1787 signing every year with special events and programs organized by the university chapter of the American Democracy Project.
MTSU theatre students Erin Davidson, left, Dominic Gillette and Harley Walker pretend to see a bear — or maybe it's just a grownup demanding they come down from the attic and take their baths — during rehearsals for "American Tall Tales," an award-winning original production with performances set Sept. 24-28 in the university's Tucker Theatre. Tickets are available online at http://www.showclix.com/event/3870861, and performances are being scheduled at area schools, too. (MTSU photo by Darby Campbell)
They’ve shared American folk stories with children around the world for the last decade, and now MTSU students are bringing their original production of “American Tall Tales” back home to Tucker Theatre Sept. 24-28.
"American Tall Tales" features student- and faculty-written tunes and tales about incredible characters like Pecos Bill, John Henry, Slue-Foot Sue, Annie Christmas and Johnny Appleseed. The show focuses on family fun with 7:30 p.m. performances set Sept. 24-27 at MTSU and a 2 p.m. matinee planned for Sept. 28.
One of the world’s most successful stage works receives a new magical interpretation in a production by director Barrie Kosky and British theater company 1927, in which performers interact with an animated film. After rave reviews in Los Angeles and Berlin, “The Magic Flute” premieres at Duesseldorf’s Opera House on September 13, 2014 for performances through June 5, 2015.
The members of MTSU’s Writers Corps will share their writings with the public in a special Sept. 11 event.
Participants in the creative writing program for military veterans and their families will read a collection of their works titled “The Places Called Home” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Reveille Joe’s, 113 N. Maple St. in Murfreesboro.