Theatre at Trevecca
Please scroll down for a lineup of dates, titles, and descriptions of the productions slated for TNU's rousing 2012-2013 theatre season. Please use the quick links in the upper-right-hand corner above to access more details about the dramatic arts program at Trevecca, including our theatre education major and our two new minors in musical theatre and applied theatre.
For details about tickets, reservations, or our special 2012-2013 season group rates, please click on the "Tickets" link, call our offices at 615-248-1370, or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
October 25, 26, 27 and November 1, 2, 3
Like the majority of Dickens's novels, Oliver Twist is considered by many to be a classic work of literature. Numerous film versions have been made of his now-famous tale. And the popular London and Broadway stage musical adaptation OLIVER! has made the story even more familiar to theatre-goers over the years. With its economic overtones and perilous portrait of Victorian England's disenfranchised, OLIVER!'s narrative and its songs—like Food Glorious Food, I'd Do Anything, Where is Love?, Consider Yourself, Who Will Buy?, and Reviewing the Situation—resonate particularly strongly with audiences today. In OLIVER!, Dickens's characters spring vividly to life—perhaps larger than life—through their struggles and glowing tenacity in the midst of hardship.
December 7 and 8
George Bailey has been given a gift. He's been granted his desperate wish by the angel Clarence in a moment of utter personal defeat with his family and friends—a terrifying opportunity to see what the world might look like, had he never been born. In Frank Capra's beloved seasonal fantasy film, the vast extent to which each of our lives touches the lives of so many others is explored, reminding audiences of the far-reaching good that can come from even the smallest things we do on behalf of others. This year, for two nights only, Trevecca is proud to present It's A Wonderful Life onstage as a 1940s radio theatre production, with just a small cast tackling the multiple roles from the movie. Let your imagination run away with you as TNU's lively company of actors brings new life to the little town of Bedford Falls and to its denizens whom we've come to love over time.
February 14, 15, 16 and 21, 22, 23
“If music be the food of love, play on . . .” And so begins, famously, one of Shakespeare’s most delightful romantic comedies, brimming with mistaken identities, dangerous liaisons, and lovesick folly—all set within the not-so-distant world of country music and dance! Hang up yer hat, and enter the upside-down backcountry of Illyria, where Viola (disguised as Cesario, a man) is in love with Orsino who, in turn, seeks to woo Olivia even though she has fallen for Cesario (Viola). To complicate matters even more, Malvolio also seeks Olivia's hand and is assisted (so he thinks) by two of Shakespeare's most bumbling bumpkins, Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek. With snakeskin boots and a twang in his voice, Feste the Fool leads the way through this side-splittin' hoedown to unearth true love's lost and found.
Special 2012-2013 School Matinee Information for TEACHERS
Special performances are scheduled for your students at many of this year's performances on selected weekday mornings at 10:00 A.M. Our fall production of OLIVER! is perfect for elementary and middle school grade levels. The morning matinee performances of Twelfth Night are well-suited for middle school and high school groups—especially students from your school's theatre and English classes. Performances also serve to reinforce the Tennessee state standards for curriculum. We encourage you to consider one of these opportunities this year to allow your students to experience high-caliber, live theatre at a low cost.
If you live in or near the Middle Tennessee area and would like more information about how to make reservations for your school group, call 615-248-7726 or 615-248-1370 as soon as possible. You may also email our offices at firstname.lastname@example.org All matinee seats are offered at the reduced admission price of $5.00 per student. Earliest reservations help ensure the best seating and seat availability.