Arts & Culture

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.

Renowned folk scholar Stephen Wade is bringing the music, stories and photos of Depression-era Southern field workers to MTSU in a special Sept. 24-25 campus visit that features free public concerts and chats.

The largest event, “A Concert and Conversation with Stephen Wade,” is set Thursday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m. in Room S102 of MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building as part of the university’s Tom T. Hall Writers Series.

On Saturday, September 20, Nashville Ballet and the Belmont University School of Music will host a FREE performance of Ferdinand the Bull, a children’s ballet from Nashville Ballet’s Outreach & Education program. The performance takes place at Belmont University’s Massey Performing Arts Center at 2:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public, but guests are encouraged to pre-register, as seating is limited. FREE tickets can be reserved in advance at