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Nashville Children's Theatre

Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

NCT Opening Night Educator Events 2017-18
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Led by NCT's Education Staff, the professional development workshop provides educators with active learning strategies and activities that explore themes of the show. This workshop qualifies for credit in many districts. Please, no children. 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Apr 12, 2018 Free  
Preview Educator Ticket
FREE Admission for Educators for the 6:30 performance. You may reserve one additional ticket for a guest free of charge (see below). Additional tickets may be purchased at the door at the $12 group rate. Seating is general admission for this performance.
Apr 12, 2018 Free  
Preview Guest Ticket
FREE admission as a guest of an Educator to the 6:30 performance. Seating is general admission for this performance.
Apr 12, 2018 Free  

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Please be our guest for a special Opening Night Educator Event at NCT! Tickets to the performance are free for each educator and a guest (you may reserve up to 2 tickets). Additional tickets may be purchased at the door at the door; $15 for adults and $7 for students. NCT also offers a reception and a professional development workshop for each event that explores the themes of the show and activities that educators can take back to their classrooms. The workshop qualifies for PD credit in many districts.

2017-18 NCT Educator Events

The Hundred Dresses: September 14, 2017

Mr. Popper's Penguins: October 26, 2017

The Snowy Day & Other Stories: January 18, 2018

Mockingbird: March 1, 2018

Dragons Love Tacos: April 12, 2018


2017-18 Season

The Hundred Dresses
Sept. 14 – Oct. 1, 2017
By William Kent Williams. Adapted from the book by Eleanor Estes.
Curriculum Support materials provided for Grades 3 - 8.

"Do you think the only lessons learned in life are in books?"

Wanda Petronski, the new girl in Room 13, speaks with an accent, has a funny last name, lives in the wrong part of town, and wears the same faded blue dress to school every day. Who would believe she has a hundred bright, shiny new ones at home. As Wanda's story unfolds, her classmates learn the secret of the hundred dresses and with it, a lesson in tolerance, in taking responsibility, and in living with the consequences of one’s actions.

Based on the Newberry Award-winning novel, The Hundred Dresses takes audiences of all ages on a heartwarming journey about finding the courage to stand up for others, even if you are standing alone.

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Oct. 26 – Dec. 3, 2017
Book by Robert Kauzlaric. Music & Lyrics by George Howe. Based on the novel by Richard & Florence Atwater.
Curriculum support materials provided for Grades K - 5.

"No hesitating, the sun is waiting outside your door... let's go explore!"

Money is tight and times are tough in the town of Stillwater. With no houses to paint till next spring, Mr. Popper is stuck at home daydreaming of Arctic adventures, while Mrs. Popper must scrimp and save just to put beans on the table. But with the unexpected arrival of a spirited penguin named Captain Cook, a new horizon opens before them and before long the Poppers have a snowdrift in the living room and a dozen delightful penguins living in the house. With an ever-increasing bill for canned shrimp, what can the wonderfully imaginative Poppers do but train the penguins and take the show on the road!

Mr. Popper's Penguins is a flipper-flapping musical tale that will make you believe in the power of ingenuity and determination.

The Snowy Day & Other Stories
Jan. 18 – Feb. 11, 2018
Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats. Adapted for the stage by Jerome Hairston.
Curriculum support materials provided for Grades Pre-K - 2.

"One winter morning, Peter woke up and looked out the window... Snow!"

Oh, the magic of a snowy day! Follow Peter and his friends as they romp and play, starting snowball fights and making snow angels in this imaginative ode to childhood joys and the challenges of growing up. Packed with humor and fun, this production uses wonderfully innovative shadow puppetry and live action to celebrate Keats’ treasured characters.

An adaptation of Whistle for WillieGoggles!A Letter to Amy, and groundbreaking Caldecott Winner The Snowy Day, this uplifting story collection encourage us to play and live life to the fullest each day.

Mockingbird (mok'ing-burd)
Mar. 1 – 18, 2018
Adapted for the stage by Julie Jensen. Based on the 2010 National Book Award Winner Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine.
Curriculum support materials provided for Grades 4 - 8. 

"I don't do colors. It is better when things are black and white."

In Caitlin’s world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad.  Anything in between is confusing. That’s the stuff Caitlin’s older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devon is gone and she’s all on her own. Caitlin wants to get over it, but as an eleven-year-old girl with Asperger’s syndrome, she doesn’t know how. When she reads the definition of “closure” in the dictionary, she realizes that is what she and her father need. In her search for it, Caitlin discovers that not everything is black and white--the world is full of colors--messy and beautiful.

Caitlin's thought processes, including her own unique brand of logic, are the star of this moving production about the differences that make us who we are.

Dragons Love Tacos
Apr. 12 - May 13, 2018
By Ernie Nolan. Based on the book by Adam Rubin.
Curriculum support materials provided for Grades Pre-K - 3.

"What's the worst thing that could happen? You learn something new?"

Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want a bunch of dragons at your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. But save the spicy salsa. When dragons eat spicy salsa… oh boy. You’ll discover the results can be explosive.

Adapted from the New York Times best seller, Dragons Love Tacos is a deliciously funny tale of new friends and the perfect snack, and full of fiery fun for your entire family. 

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Nashville Children's Theatre
25 Middleton St
Nashville, TN 37210

Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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Believing the culturally curious child is the future, Nashville Children’s Theatre nurtures the next generation of global citizens by providing transformational theatrical experiences which reflect our evolving community, instill profound empathy, and foster personal discovery.

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