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Winter 2000-2001 Events

Times and ticket prices may change. Please confirm information before going to an event.

Cheekwood: Trees of Christmas
More than 14 live trees decorated by the Horticulture Society of Middle Tennessee. 1200 Forrest Park Drive. For information about times and ticket prices, call 615-353-2150.

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline
Musical based on the singer's brilliant career. Texas Troubadour Theatre, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Ste. 108. Through Dec. 21. Call 615-885-0028 for times and ticket prices.

Feasting, Fire, and Fun: Holiday Celebration at Travellers Rest Plantation
636 Farrell Parkway. Call 615-832-8197 for times and prices.

A Country Christmas at Opryland Hotel
Christmas decorations and holiday shows through Dec. 25. 2000 Opryland Drive. Call 615-889-1000 for times and prices.

Theatre

A Christmas Carol (A Musical), starring Jamie Farr as Scrooge
Nov. 22-Dec. 24. at The Ryman Auditorium. Tickets start at $15 and are available through Ticketmaster outlets, the Ryman Box Office, and the Opry Mills Customer Service Center in Neighborhood 1. Call 615-889-3060 for more information. Discounts for groups of 15 or more: 615-871-5043.

Christmas with Mockingbird
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 7- Dec. 9. Benefit show for Mockingbird Theatre in Hillsboro Village. For information about prices, call 242-6704.

Charlotte's Web
Through Dec. 9 in Lakewood Theatre, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory, TN. For tickets and times, call 615-847-2585.

Alice in Wonderland
Through Dec. 10 in Johnson Theatre, Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Tickets available through Ticketmaster: 615-255-2787.

Rapunzel
Through Dec. 19 at Nashville Children's Theatre, 724 2nd Avenue, South. For times and ticket prices, call 615-254-9103.

BlueShoe Pick: A Christmas Carol (a one-man version written by and starring Mark Cabus). Dec. 12-Dec. 23, a Green Room Production at the Darkhorse Theatre. 4610 Charlotte Avenue. Tickets ($8-$10); for more information, call 615-297-7647.

Camelot presented by the TN Repertory Theatre
Nov. 30-Dec. 22. at Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in the Polk Theatre. Tickets through Ticketmaster: 615-255-2787.

Santaland Diaries presented by the TN Repertory Theatre
Adapted by Joe Mandello from the short story by David Sedaris. >NOTE: Contains adult language and situations.
Dec. 13 -Dec. 22. at Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in the Johnson Theatre. Tickets through Ticketmaster: 615-255-2787.

A Tuna Christmas
Dec. 26-Dec. 31. at Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in the Polk Theatre. Tickets through Ticketmaster: 615-255-2787.

The Late, Late Show
Written by John Chaffin. Through Dec. 31, 2000. Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre. 8204 Highway 100. 615-646-9977.

Out of Order
A British farce by Ray Cooney. Through Dec. 31, 2000. Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre. 8204 Highway 100. 615-646-9977.

Cabaret
Jan. 23-28, 2001. Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Jackson Hall. Tickets: 615-255-2787.

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Art Exhibits

Cheekwood: Playing with Matches
1960's visual artist Al Hansen's collages, videos, and performances with the musical videos, poetry, and collages of his Grammy award-winning grandson Beck. Through Jan. 7, 2001. 1200 Forrest Park Drive. For times and prices, call 615-356-8000.

Vanderbilt University Fine Art Gallery: Face Value: The Portrait and the Formulation of Identity in Art.
Through Dec. 8. Free. Located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building, also known as the Old Gym, 23rd and West End Avenues. For hours, call 615-322-0605.

The Parthenon: Monuments and Maquettes, by Alan LeQuire
Through Jan. 6, 2001. Centennial Park. Call 615-862-8431 for times and ticket prices.

The Parthenon: Divine Harmonies and Contrasts, photographs by Gail Maxwell.
Through Dec. 30, 2000. Centennial Park. Call 615-862-8431 for times and ticket prices.

Dance

Nashville Ballet presents The Nutcracker. Accompanied by the Nashville Symphony.Dec. 9-17, 2000. Jackson Hall, TPAC. Ticketmaster: 615-255-2787. Nutty Nutcracker: The Spoof. One show only. Dec. 17, 7 p.m.

Rome and Jewels: Rennie Harris Puremovement Dance Company
Rap opera that combines Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Jerome Robbins/Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. 8 p.m. Dec. 5 & Dec. 6 in Langford Auditorium, Vanderbilt University. Tickets are available through the Sarratt Box office, Ticketmaster, or call 615-255-9600.

 

 

Musical Performances

Times and ticket prices may change. Please confirm information before going to an event.

Cash Money Millionaires with Juvenile, Lil' Wayne & The Hot Boyz, BG & The Big Tymers, Lil' Kim, Nelly, Joe and more
7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. at the Gaylord Entertainment Center (Nashville Arena). 615-255-2787. Tickets $35.50-$40.50 available through Ticketmaster at 615-255-9600.

Classical Christmas by the Nashville Symphony
8 p.m. Dec. 13. War Auditorium. George Mabry conducts the Nashville Symphony Chorus and Chamber Chorus in Bach's Magnificat and Respighi's Laud to the Nativity. 615-255-2787. Tickets start at $10.

An Evening with Luther Vandross
Dec. 21.
TPAC's Jackson Hall. Tickets at Ticketmaster locations. 615-255-2787.

Annual Christmas Eve Carillon Concert, 4 p.m. Dec. 24.
Belmont University. Free. For information, call 615-460-6408.

Liszt Piano Concerto by the Nashville Symphony
8 p.m. Jan. 5 &6. TPAC. 615-255-2787. Tickets start at $10.

•For a more complete list of concerts and musical performances in Nashville, please check out BlueShoe Nashville's Music Guide.

On-Going Events

•New IMAX theatre is now opened at Opry Mills. 7-story wall to wall screen and high fidelity digital sound. Movie line: 615-514-3456.

Nashville Country Dancers. 7:30 p.m. Fridays at Woodbine Community Center, 222 Oriel Avenue. Learn contra, square, waltz, and circle dances. Easy steps, live music, no partner required. $5 per person. For information: 615-361-6107 or e-mail ehdoss@worldnet.att.net.

NashTrash Tours by the Jugg Sisters: a musical-comedy tour of Nashville every Sat.-Sun. on board the Big Pink Bus, departing from Farmer's Market. For more information and times, call 615-226-7300.

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Updated Dec. 7, 2000. Material cannot be reproduced without permission. Copyright 2000, Cheryl Hiers. E-mail address: editor@blueshoenashville.com