October 31

The Gateway Chamber Orchestra Presents Brilliant Colors

The Gateway Chamber Orchestra (GCO) is pleased to present the second performance in their 2017-2018 Masterworks Series, “Brilliant Colors.”

This concert features three beautiful and rarely heard works in which the composers employ color, in the form of orchestral sound. The GCO will be performing Franz Schreker’s Chamber Symphony, Ottorino Respighi’s Trittico Botticelliano and Aaron Copland’s Three Latin American Sketches. 
The first piece, Chamber Symphony of Franz Schreker, has interesting writing for orchestral instruments including percussion, harp, celesta and a type of organ. The second piece is by Respighi, a name many people associate with a massive orchestra and his brilliant tone-poems about Rome (Pines, of Rome, Fountains of Rome), but he wrote a number of beautiful works for smaller orchestra including this colorful piece based on three famous paintings by Botticelli.  Finally the third piece is by Aaron Copland, and the GCO has championed his works since their first season. The energetic Latin American sketches is rarely heard but is a wonderful piece by an iconic American composer. 
“We recorded the Chamber Symphony of Franz Schreker on our Chamber Symphonies disc,” explains Gregory Wolynec, Gateway Chamber Orchestra Music Director. “Preparing it 7 years later is like getting reacquainted with an old friend that we have missed.”
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Franklin Theatre Box Office at 615.538.2076 or click here to purchase online.

August 28

Second City Brings the Cure for the Common Comedy to Franklin Theatre

Leading Improv and Comedy Touring Company Will Perform With The Audience For a Night of Fun and Laughs

Are you sick and tired of jokes that make you feel sick and tired? Don’t let it all get you down! The Second City has the fix. Edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacularly funny, Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater brings, ”The Cure for The Common Comedy,” to the Franklin Theatre on Saturday, September 2nd at 8pm.

Recognized as one of the most influential and prolific comedy theatres in the world,

The Second City is celebrating nearly six decades of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest (Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey).

Tyler Samples, Director, describes the six veteran performers as “funny and weird” playing characters that everyone will undoubtedly find familiar. Samples adds, “They’re planning to do a lot of improv and audience interaction, to the point where it will feel like they’re playing to a group of friends. It’s a moment in time specific to what is in the room and who’s watching. A lot of silly versions of everyday things, family dynamics, adult children and their parents, couples and first dates.”

The Second City continues to produce the premiere comic talent in the industry and has grown beyond a single stage to become a diversified entertainment company. Training centers in Chicago, Toronto, and Los Angeles teach thousands of students every week, and four touring companies perform Second City revues all over North America and abroad. The Blue Co. will be the cast for the Franklin Theatre show.

Tickets for The Second City can be purchased online at www.FranklinTheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 615-538-2076.

January 26

Gateway Chamber Orchestra presents Enchanting Tales

Franklin, TN (January 26, 2016) Gateway Chamber Orchestra proudly presents Enchanting Tales, 7:30 pm, February 8, at the Franklin Theatre. The Monday evening concert spotlights award-winning composer Jeffrey Wood’s world premiere of Different BodiesThe performance opens with Rossini’s charming Il signor Bruschino Overture, taking the audience through a full spectrum of contrasting musical fables and emotional tales, concluding with Maurice Ravel’s popular Mother Goose, a magical work that tells the story of Sleeping Beauty and other fairy tales.

 

Inspired by Kenneth Sherman’s book written about the infamous Elephant Man, Different Bodies, features acclaimed baritone, Jeffrey Williams. Composer Wood says, “Sherman’s book gives a personal point of view that allows Joseph Merrick a voice that is at once tragic and ironic: Sherman’s Merrick is a man fully aware of his strange appearance and bizarre life but oddly still able to embrace his peculiar reality.

 

At the same time, Sherman manages to make this most unusual individual a kind of Everyman: a marginalized person, an outsider looking in; physically unable to be part of the world around him, but ultimately unable to distance himself entirely from it. He contemplates his place in the day to day life of the world around him, trying to understand humanity from his unique perspective as an outsider to that humanity, while at the same time still being a part of it. Sherman’s Elephant Man is more than the sum of Merrick’s life and extraordinary physical appearance: it is a deeply human story.”
Enchanting Tales with Jeffrey Williams, baritone
Monday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. 
The Franklin Theatre

 

Giochinno Rossini – Il signor Bruschino Overture
Jeffrey Wood – Different Bodies (world première)
Maurice Ravel – Ma mère l’oye (Mother Goose)

 

FEBRUARY 8, 2016, Single CONCERT Tickets:
Adults: $25 | $30 | $40 | Student/Active: $15 • $20 • $30
Tickets for February 8 concert: CLICK HERE

 
SPRING SUBSCRIPTION SERIES PRICING (Two concerts*Best Value)
Adults: $40 | $50 | $65
Student/Military: $24 | $32.50 | $50
Two-concert series: Spring Subscriptions are available by phone at (615) 538-2076, and online by clicking HERE

Box Office hours: Sunday & Monday, Noon-5:00 pm
Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am-6:00 pm
JEFFREY WOOD did his undergraduate work in composition and piano at Oberlin College and graduate work at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he earned Master’s degrees in piano and composition and a Ph.D. in composition, working under Gilbert Kalish and David Lewin.

 

Wood’s compositions have been performed and recorded throughout the country and have received many awards including those from BMI, ASCAP, as well as the Bates Memorial Prize. He was the highest prizewinner at the Stroud Festival International Competition in Great Britain and was named Distinguished Composer of the Year by the Music Teacher’s National Association. Wood was one of eight composers awarded in the 1995 Young American’s Art Song Competition sponsored by G. Schirmer/Associated Music Publishers. Wood’s oratorio Lamentationes Ieremiæ Prophetæ (Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet)for chorus, soloists and orchestra was premièred at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. This work was subsequently nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

 

Wood has held the Individual Artist Fellowship in Composition from the Tennessee Arts Commission and was awarded the Richard M. Hawkins Award for scholarship and creativity by Austin Peay State University. As a pianist Wood has worked with composers such as Roger Sessions, Thea Musgrave, Mario Davidovsky, Frederic Goossen, Alan Hovhaness and Ernst Křenek in performances of their keyboard music. He is presently Professor of Music at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee.

 

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The Gateway Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Gregory Wolynec, was formed in 2008 and is recognized as one of the leading new American ensembles. Comprised of professional musicians from Middle Tennessee and beyond, the GCO specializes in presenting traditional masterworks, overlooked treasures, and contemporary American compositions. The GCO’s recordings have received critical acclaim in publications such as the American Record Guide and Fanfare Magazine. Engaging 5,000 Middle Tennessee students annually with classical music through free performances, innovative educational outreach, and interactive Children’s Concerts, the GCO is committed to building new audiences for tomorrow. Visit gatewaychamberorchestra.com to learn more.

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September 1

Gateway Chamber Orchestra Single Tickets Available Now

Gateway Chamber Orchestra Single Tickets Available Now

Franklin, TN. (August 31, 2015)  The Gateway Chamber Orchestra announces tickets to individual concerts are on sale now. The GCO delivers an exciting mix of new music and adventurous programming paired with classical masterpieces and rarely heard musical treasures. The 2015-16 season will focus on talented Middle Tennessee composers, showcasing their exceptional musicality and bold themes. The GCO debuts its performances in the historic Franklin Theatre this season! In addition, a portion of each student ticket will be donated to Williamson County Schools to fund musical programming and education.

Gateway Chamber Orchestra Concert tickets and subscriptions are available now via the Franklin Theatre. Order tickets and subscriptions online at https://www.franklintheatre.com or by phone at (615) 538-2076.

Box Office hours: Sunday/Monday, Noon-5:00 pm, Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am-6:00 pm

Adult Tickets: $25 • $30 • $40 

Student/Active Military Admission: $15 • $20 • $30

GCO Music Director Gregory Wolynec says, “I am so excited to share the tremendous musical gifts these composers bring, the incredible abilities of the GCO musicians and the vibrant energy that is created between the musicians and the audience during our concerts. Get to know the GCO! You’ll be glad you did.”

Opening Night with Schubert and Haydn presented by the Williamson Herald, kicks off the 2015-16 Franklin Season, Monday, September 21, at 7:30 pm. 

The Gateway Chamber Orchestra hosts an evening of music inspired by dance. Nashville-based Cristina Spinei premieres her new chamber orchestra arrangement of Strut. Schubert’s graceful Symphony No. 3 still sounds fresh – even as the piece turns 200 years old this year. Honoring the 150th birthday of Jean Sibelius, the GCO performs one of his signature works. Rounding out the evening, Haydn’s cheerful Symphony No. 88 will send everyone home whistling the famous finale. Adult tickets are priced beginning at $25 and up, with special pricing for students and active military.

 

Cristina Spinei – Strut (world première)

Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 3 in D Major

Jean Sibelius – Valse Triste

Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 88 in G Major

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The Gateway Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Gregory Wolynec, was formed in 2008 and is recognized as one of the leading new American ensembles. Comprised of professional musicians from Middle Tennessee and beyond, the GCO specializes in presenting traditional masterworks, overlooked treasures, and contemporary American compositions. The GCO’s recordings have received critical acclaim in publications such as the American Record Guide and Fanfare Magazine. Engaging 5,000 Middle Tennessee students annually with classical music through free performances, innovative educational outreach, and interactive Children’s Concerts, the GCO is committed to building new audiences for tomorrow. Visit gatewaychamberorchestra.com to learn more.

 

August 1

Gateway Chamber Orchestra Announces 2015-16 Season

Gateway Chamber Orchestra Announces 2015-16 Season

Partnering with the Franklin Theatre,

Premiere Season in Williamson County

 

Franklin, TN (July 23, 2015) Gateway Chamber Orchestra partners with the Franklin Theatre to announce its new home in the historic Main Street venue. After performing in multiple locations throughout the Nashville area since 2008, the GCO opens the 2015-16 season with the Franklin Theatre as its home. Subscription series are available now by calling the Franklin Theatre at (615) 538-2076 or online athttps://www.franklintheatre.com.

The world-class Gateway Chamber Orchestra presents its 2015-16 season with well known masterworks including Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, Beethoven’s powerful Eroica Symphony and Ravel’s mesmerizing score to Mother Goose. The orchestra will premiere music by Juilliard-trained composer Cristina Spinei as well as the world premiere of Different Bodies, by the award-winning composer Jeffrey Wood, which features baritone Jeffrey Williams. The season concludes with a new-music orchestral song-cycle by Judd Greenstein, written for indie-rock vocalist DM Stith. This exhilarating new work, commissioned in collaboration with the Detroit Symphony and North Carolina Symphony is set to the poetry of Walt Whitman, and celebrates home and one’s community.

The GCO has been a growing classical presence in Clarksville and Nashville since 2008. Offering performances with accomplished musicians who sparkle with enthusiasm, dynamic masterworks, lost treasures, and contemporary American composers, the GCO offers a tantalizing array of musical treats.

Gateway Chamber Music Director Gregory Wolynec says, “As the Gateway Chamber Orchestra continues to build a loyal following since launching our first Nashville season in the fall of 2013, it was imperative that we find the best possible home for our audience to enjoy a dynamic concert experience with our talented musicians. The Franklin Theatre is a stunning venue with terrific acoustics, and offers a great box office experience with easy access to free parking for our audience in Williamson and Davidson Counties.”

Subscriptions for the four-concert series begin at $80 for Adults and $40 for Students and Military. A portion of each student ticket will go directly back to Williamson County Schools for music education. Subscriptions are available now.

Come join us and hear what all the buzz is about – Get to know the GCO!

For additional information about the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, educational outreach programs or its Clarksville performances, visit www.GatewayChamberOrchestra.com.

The 2015-16 Season Masterworks Concert Series

Monday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m.

The Franklin Theatre

Opening Night with Schubert and Haydn

 

Cristina SpineiStrut (world première)

Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 3 in D Major

Jean SibeliusValse Triste

Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 88 in G Major

 

Join the Gateway Chamber Orchestra for an evening of music inspired by dance. Nashville-based Cristina Spinei premieres her new chamber orchestra arrangement of Strut. Schubert’s graceful Symphony No. 3 still sounds fresh – even as the piece turns 200 years old this year. Honoring the 150th birthday of Jean Sibelius, the GCO performs one of his signature works. Haydn’s cheerful Symphony No. 88 will send everyone home whistling the famous finale.

Monday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m.

The Franklin Theatre

Quintessential Mozart

 

Clarence Cameron WhiteElegy

Bela Bartók – Divertimento for Strings

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 40 in G Minor

 

The GCO reaffirms the talent of Middle Tennessee native violinist and composer Clarence Cameron White with a performance of his peaceful Elegy. Bartók’s masterpiece for strings highlights soloists within the chamber orchestra with a joyful finish. The grand finale of Mozart’s sublime symphony enchants and energizes; don’t be surprised when its light and buoyant tempo has you secretly tapping your toes!

Monday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m.

The Franklin Theatre

Enchanting Tales with Jeffrey Williams, baritone

 

Giochinno RossiniIl signor Bruschino Overture

Jeffrey WoodDifferent Bodies (world première)

Maurice RavelMa mère l’oye (Mother Goose)

 

Rossini’s charming overture contrasts against Jeffrey Wood’s brooding world premiere; based on texts inspired by the Elephant Man. The GCO presents a full spectrum of contrasting musical fables and emotional tales, concluding with Ravel’s colorful Mother Goose, an enchanting garden of magic.

Monday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m.

The Franklin Theatre

Our City with DM Stith, vocalist

 

Judd GreensteinMannahatta

Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Eroica

 

The GCO pulls out all the stops for this exhilarating season conclusion. Judd Greenstein’s original score set to the poetry of Walt Whitman features the vocal acrobatics of genre blending DM Stith. Beethoven’s mighty Eroica Symphony captures the spirit of the GCO ranging from intimate sensitivity to inspirational exuberance.

 

Subscription Packages

Masterworks Concert Series (Four concerts)

Adults: $80 | $100 | $130

Students and Active Military $50 | $65 | $100

*Tickets for single concerts are also available.

Gateway Chamber Orchestra Concert tickets are handled directly by the Franklin Theatre.

Address: 419 Main St, Franklin, TN   ·   Telephone: (615) 538-2076

Website:https://www.franklintheatre.com   ·Contact: boxoffice@franklintheatre.com

Box Office hours:

Sunday & Monday, Noon – 5:00 PM, Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

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About The Gateway Chamber Orchestra: Conducted by Gregory Wolynec, the GCO was formed in 2008 and is recognized as one of the leading new American ensembles. Comprised of professional musicians from Middle Tennessee and beyond, the GCO specializes in presenting traditional masterworks, overlooked treasures, and contemporary American compositions. The GCO’s recordings have received critical acclaim in publications such as the American Record Guide and Fanfare Magazine. Engaging 5,000 Middle Tennessee students annually with classical music through free performances, innovative educational outreach, and interactive Children’s Concerts, the GCO is committed to building new audiences for tomorrow. Visit GatewayChamberOrchestra.com to learn more.

 

About Franklin Theatre: The Franklin Theatre’s story began in the summer of 1937 when the marquee first illuminated Main Street showcasing the silver screen’s most popular characters. Reopened in 2011, the Franklin Theatre now charms the city of Franklin as a premier music venue bringing top-tier talent from around the world.

 

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For more information:

Laurie Davis

615.491.5102

ladvol@hotmail.com

July 6

It’s Showtime at the Franklin Theatre

The little known star of the Franklin Theatre is finally getting its time in the spotlight. Since 2012 the Showtime Premium Chocolate Bar has enhanced the theatre experience for those that have been lucky enough to partake. A previously under-the-radar item, the Showtime Bar is now in a starring role.

Exclusively made for and available at the Franklin Theatre, the Showtime Premium Chocolate Bar includes dark chocolate, crushed almonds, a dash of sea salt and caramel throughout.

Not only is the Showtime Premium Chocolate Bar produced exclusively for the Franklin Theatre, it’s made locally. Created in partnership with Schakolad Chocolate Factory, the bar itself went through several revisions before landing on the recipe that is sold today. It’s a chocolate bar made by chocolate lovers for chocolate lovers.

Through August, or while supplies last, a free movie ticket (some restrictions apply*) is included on the inside of the wrapper. Showtime Bars may be purchased for only $5 while attending events or at the box office. Free movie tickets are good through October 25, 2015.

A Showtime Bar is the perfect companion to a summer movie. Several summer classics are slated for late Summer performances.

Back To The Future—Celebrating Marty McFly’s time-traveling arrival into the future in 2015—July 20, 2015

Funny Girl–In this bittersweet, classic musical drama, the vibrant and beautiful young Fanny Brice starts out as a bit player on the New York City vaudeville stage, but works her way up to stardom on Broadway. Valued for her vocal and comedic talents by the renowned theater impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, Fanny thrives, but her relationship with her suave, imprisoned businessman husband, Nick Arnstein, is another story. July 21, 2015

The Breakfast Club – 30th Anniversary of five strangers with nothing in common but each other—Aug. 3, 2015

Movies On Main Street has been a tradition on Franklin since 1937. Restored and reopened in 2011, The Franklin Theatre in its current incarnation continues that tradition. ­­­

*Not valid for holiday movies, special screenings, or movies hosted by other groups at the Franklin Theatre.

 

April 24

Admission Price Increase on Some Movies

The Franklin Theatre will be increasing admission fees for certain categories of movies effective immediately. This marks the first such increase time since the theater reopened in 2011.

While many popular silver screen “classics” and Saturday morning (10 AM) children’s movies will remain at $5 per person; admission for new and recent releases will increase as follows:

$7 for adults

$6 for children (ages 18 and under) *

$6 for seniors (65 and older) *

$6 for active military *

* valid ID required for special rates

“We’ll continue to have a $5 movie tradition, and the new rate to see recent releases is still considerably lower than most options nearby,” according to Executive Director Dan Hays. “The experience of patrons is unique at the Franklin Theatre and keeping prices within range for families is important to us.”

The theater is also increasing “preservation fees” added to ticket charges for movies and all other events. These fees are earmarked to help take care of major repairs and improvements to the theater as it ages.

As the summer movie season draws near, the Franklin Theatre will screen a line-up of fan favorites and a Memorial Day blockbuster. We’ll celebrate with classic titles of romance, coming of age, science fiction, and rites of passage. Pricing for these films remains $5.

  • Pretty Woman—the 25th anniversary of the Julia Roberts and Richard Gere favorite—May 20, 2015
  • Jaws—Kickoff of summer’s fun-filled Shark Week—July 5, 2015
  • The Secret Handshake—Starring Kevin Sorbo, Amy Grant and Mark Collie, men and boys learn together what it takes to be a man.—May 28 at 7pm & May 31 at 1, 4 & 7pm ($7)
  • Back To The Future—Celebrating Marty McFly’s time-traveling arrival into the future in 2015—July 20, 2015
  • The Breakfast Club – 30th Anniversary of five strangers with nothing in common but each other—Aug. 3, 2015
  • Father of the Bride—In honor of the summer wedding season, a celebration of brides and sentimental dads—June 2015 (exact date TBD)

Marvel’s biggest movie of the summer –The Avengers: Age of Ultron premieres at the Franklin Theatre on May 22. We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance.

All movies currently on sale and showtime, as well as other events including music concerts, are available at www.franklintheatre.com

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January 9

Franklin Theatre – A Continued Tradition of Excellence

FRANKLIN, TN — Since its 2011 renovation, the Franklin Theatre has become one of the most important cultural catalysts and social gathering places in middle Tennessee.  The historic venue hosted 635 events last year and it has helped raise more than $2 million for area charities since reopening.

“The Franklin Theater continues to cement its place in downtown Franklin and the hearts of our patrons,” says Mary Pearce of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County.  “We look forward to another exciting year of entertainment” including performances by The Chuck Wagon Gang (Feb. 10), Mac Davis (Feb. 13 & 14), Gretchen Peters (Feb. 27), Mel Tillis (Mar. 13 & 14), Hot Club of Cowtown (Mar. 27) and more.

In 2014, the Franklin Theatre hosted a variety of sold out concerts including Art Garfunkel, Bret Michaels, ASIA, The Bacon Brothers and Sheryl Crow. In addition to live music, the ABC television series Nashville used the Franklin Theatre as a backdrop for several scenes.

The Franklin Theatre averages approximately two events per day and, in addition to live music and movies, is honored to work with schools, students, police and fire departments, senior groups, press conferences, merchant groups, medical societies and major corporations. The venue also features classic Christmas movies as part of its holiday programming. “The Franklin Theatre has quickly become a favorite holiday tradition for many families,” says theater director Dan Hays.

In total, 70,566 patrons were ticketed for events in 2014 and generated an estimated $3.5 million economic impact.  Approximately 12% of patrons were visitors from outside of middle Tennessee and nearly 60% from Williamson County this past year.

Attendees are the theater’s greatest champions as over 98% say they are likely to recommend events hosted at Franklin Theatre to others.  In surveys, 96% rate the quality of programming as “above average” or “excellent.”

Details about upcoming events, arrangements to rent the facilities and how to make a contribution can be found here on the theater’s website or by calling 615-538-2076.

November 25

THE HOLIDAYS SHINE BRIGHT AT FRANKLIN THEATRE

THE HOLIDAYS SHINE BRIGHT AT FRANKLIN THEATRE
Christmas Film Fest and World-Class Live Music Featured

FRANKLIN, TN – The historic 300-seat Franklin Theatre announced its Christmas entertainment lineup today, featuring a variety of live concerts and classic holiday-themed movies that celebrate the venue’s 75-year tradition.

“Christmas and the holidays are a cherished time.  We’re honored that families and friends make it an annual ritual to spend some time together enjoying live music or a favorite film at the Franklin Theatre,” says theater director Dan Hays.

Among the musical greats scheduled and sponsored by Jackson National Life Insurance for Christmas themed shows are The Blind Boys of Alabama (Dec. 5), Suzy Bogguss (Dec. 12), Phil Vassar (Dec. 13), Tab Benoit with Samantha Fish (Dec. 17), Riders In The Sky (Dec. 20) and two shows with The One and Only Tommy Dorsey Orchestra to ring in the New Year (12/31).

The Franklin Theatre also features a lineup of classic Christmas films.  Working with radio partners Mix 92.9 and 96.3 JACKfm, classics and favorites such as It’s A Wonderful Life, Christmas Vacation, Miracle on 34th Street and Polar Express present a uniquely Franklin experience in the recently restored theater.

LIVE EVENT DATES

12/5            The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show
12/12          Suzy Bogguss’ Swinging’ Little Christmas
12/13          Phil Vassar Christmas Show
12/17          Tab Benoit with Samantha Fish
12/20          Riders In The Sky: Christmas The Cowboy Way
12/31          The Only and Only Tommy Dorsey Orchestra – 6:00 and 9:30 PM

MOVIE DATES

11/28-12/3   Home Alone
11/28-12/7   Christmas Vacation
12/7-9          Polar Express
12/7-10        Miracle On 34th Street
12/13-20      Elf
12/21-25      White Christmas
12/23-25      It’s A Wonderful Life

TICKETS
Tickets for all shows are available by calling the Franklin Theatre box office at 615-538-2076 or online at www.franklintheatre.com.  Advance ticket purchases are strongly encouraged due to holiday demand.

GIFT CARDS

Available in any denomination and valid for any theatre event or concessions, Franklin Theatre gift cards are available to purchase at the box office (in person) or by calling (615) 538-2076.

PRIVATE HOLIDAY PARTIES

Plan a group outing and rent the Franklin Theatre’s 44-seat balcony for scheduled movies and concerts (based on availability) by calling 615-538-2083. No additional fees are associated with balcony rentals for pre-existing events. Balcony rentals include the second floor private lounge area and restrooms.

November 6

LIVE MUSIC AND AWARD-WINNING FILM HIGHLIGHT BATTLE OF FRANKLIN SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS

FRANKLIN, TN – With the goal of shining a light on one of the most pivotal events in the city’s storied history, the Franklin Theatre announced several special presentations for November to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Franklin.
 
The events kick off with Robert Lee Hodge’s Emmy Award-winning documentary The Battle of Franklinon Sunday, Nov. 2.  Preservationist and New York Times best-selling author Robert Hicks presents his A Guitar And A Pen radio show on Nov. 13 followed by Seeds for The Garden on Nov. 14, a benefit for the Carter Hill Garden Park.  The concert features Alison Brown, Claire Lynch, John Cowan and Forrest O’Connor.
 
The final event is a star-studded musical showcase on Nov. 28 of The 1861 Project’s third volume: The Battle of Franklin. Artists slated to appear include Bobby Bare, Kim Richey, Maura O’Connell, Sierra Hull and more.  The music includes songs inspired by actual events surrounding the Battle of Franklin in 1864.
 
“It’s important for us to observe and reflect on the significance of this defining time for our community and let live music and film draw on the stories and emotions that help us relate to our history,” says Franklin Theatre Executive Director Dan Hays.
 
Tickets for all events are available by calling the Franklin Theatre box office at (615) 538-2076 or online at www.franklintheatre.com. Advance ticket purchases are strongly encouraged due to high demand.
 
SCHEDULE

  • Sun, 11/2    The Battle of Franklin  (film)
  • Thur, 11/13 A Guitar And A Pen (radio show with Robert Hicks)
  • Fri, 11/14     Seeds for The Garden (music with Alison Brown, Claire Lynch, John Cowan and Forrest O’Connor)
  • Fri, 11/28     The 1861 Project (music with Bobby Bare, Kim Richey, Maura O’Connell, Sierra Hull and more)
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For further information, contact:
Brian Solomon
brian@franklintheatre.com
615-538-2079