July 11

Matilda The Musical Makes It’s Regional Premiere at The Franklin Theatre

“REJOICE. It is even more glorious than promised.” – New York Times

“Once in a blue moon, a show comes out blazing and restores your faith in Broadway.” – New York Post

TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to The Franklin Theatre as part of the Act Too Players professional company, AT PRO, August 2-11, 2019.

Winner of 50 international awards including 4 Tony Awards ® and a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards ® including Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Book by Tony Award®-winning playwright Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL is directed by Sondra Morton, Theatre Arts Director for the Act Too Players.  Reece Benton and Reagan Schmicker share the title role of Matilda, New York based actor Thomas Demarcus will lead the way as Ms. Trunchbull, while Megan Murphy Chambers is set to play the wacky Mrs. Wormwood. Jeremy Maxwell plays the corrupt Mr. Wormwood, Erica Haines plays the kindly Ms. Honey, and Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva plays the lovely Mrs. Phelps. The show features the talents of several Act Too students and children. Jamey Green is Musical Director, while Jayme Smith serves as the production’s Stage Manager.

Performances run from August 2-11.

Tickets run from: $20 – $49, available at www.franklintheatre.com, 615.538.2076

May 28

Jumping Into June

Jumpin’ junebugs!  Summer is just about here, and June kicks it off at The Franklin Theatre with a full calendar of music, movies and live theater to quench your thirst for entertainment. Here’s a full list of what’s happening in June (more movies to be added as well):

LIVE THEATER

ACT TOO PLAYERS PRESENTS:

FRI 5/31 7 pm: The Wizard of Oz (Non-Musical)

SAT 6/1 12 pm: The Addams Family

SAT 6/1 4 pm: A Chorus Line School Edition

SAT 6/1 7:30 pm: Lucky Stiff

SUN 6/2 12 pm: Lucky Stiff

SUN 6/2 4 pm: A Chorus Line

SUN 6/2 7 pm: The Addams Family

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DORIS DAY MINI-FILM FEST

MON 6/3 7 pm: “Pillow Talk” (1959)

TUE 6/4 4 pm: “Calamity Jane” (1953)

TUE 6/4 7 pm: “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” (1960)

WED 6/5 4 pm: “Calamity Jane” (1953)

WED 6/5 7 pm: “Pillow Talk” (1959)

MON 6/10 7 pm: “Calamity Jane” (1953)

TUE 6/11 4 pm: “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” (1960)

TUE 6/11 7 pm: “Pillow Talk” (1959)

WED 6/12 4 pm: “Calamity Jane” (1953)

WED 6/12 7 pm: “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” (1960)

THU 6/13 4 pm: “Pillow Talk” (1959)

THU 6/13 7 pm: “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” (1960)

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SUN 6/30 3 pm:  Nashville Opera Presents: “Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music”

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FEATURED MUSIC

Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan

FRI 6/28 7 pm

You may not know who they are – much less spell their name – but Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan are some bluegrass power to be reckoned with.

NOAM PIKELNY has emerged as the preeminent banjoist of his generation. He is a founding member of Punch Brothers and was awarded the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass in 2010 in addition to IBMA’s Banjo Player of the year in 2014 and 2017. Universal Favorite (Rounder Records, 2017) is the fourth record Noam Pikelny has released under his own name, but it’s truly his solo debut. His previous solo efforts-including 2014’s landmark Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe-were full-band affairs that revealed his abilities as a dynamic bandleader while reinforcing his reputation as an inventive accompanist – with both albums receiving Grammy nominations.

Multi-instrumentalist STUART DUNCAN has built upon his bluegrass roots to become an artist who defies categorization and surpasses the limits of any specific genre. The consummate sideman, Duncan has lent his taste and tone to countless artists and projects. Whether trading dizzying instrumental licks with the likes of Béla Fleck and Jerry Douglas, or adding complimentary fills for vocalists Alan Jackson and Barbra Streisand, Duncan has found a professional “home” both in the studio and on tour. His playing and influence can be heard among many of today’s top hit makers, from British singer-songwriter Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin to American rock band Panic! at the Disco.

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Hearing the sound of “Sold Out” is music to our ears, though we hate for you to miss the fun. You can always call our Box Office and request to have your name added to a waiting list for a show – 615-538-2076, boxoffice@franklintheatre.com.

 

JUNE LIVE MUSIC:

THU 6/6 8 pm: Keifer Sutherland – SOLD OUT

FRI 6/7 8 pm: Keb’ Mo’ – SOLD OUT

SAT 6/8 8 pm: Keb’ Mo’ – SOLD OUT

SUN 6/9 8 pm: Keb’ Mo’ – SOLD OUT

FRI 6/14 8 pm: BJ Thomas – SOLD OUT

SAT 6/15 8 pm: BJ Thomas – SOLD OUT

THU 6/20 8 pm: Jimmie Vaughan – SOLD OUT

FRI 6/21 8 pm: Paul Thorn Band with Special Guest Bonnie Bishop – Limited Tickets

SAT 6/22 8 pm: Paul Thorn Band with Special Guest Bonnie Bishop – Limited Tickets

SAT 6/28 8 pm: Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan

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Visit FranklinTheatre.com or Call 615-538-2076 for full schedule of events and to purchase tickets.

All Music and Movies Produced by the The Franklin Theatre Presented By Jackson National Life