Circle's 2021-22 Season

MUSICAL THEATRE SUMMER DAY CAMP

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Directed by Clint Randolph

Music Direction by Bryan Royals

Choreographed by Skylar Phoenix

Camp: July 19-23

Outdoor Performance: July 23 (6:30)

Circle Madison Rehearsal Space 

Beginning July 19 and culminating in a one-night-only outdoor performance on July 23, uprising students in grades 4-9 will be led by accomplished local teaching artists to stage Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Jr.!  Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends from the blockbuster DreamWorks film. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL

Pricilla Queen of the Desert the Musical

Directed by: Jim Manning

Music Director: Noah Rice

Choreographers: See show page

October 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 (7:30)

October 3, 10, 17 (2:00)

Looby Theatre

The award-winning Broadway musical, based on the movie of the similar name, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the musical, tells the story of three drag queens crossing the Australian outback, where locals are anything but hospitable.  This uplifting and heart-warming jukebox musical includes a hummable and danceable lineup including It’s Raining Men, I Love the Nightlife, I Will Survive, Shake Your Groove Thing, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, and (of course for our Nashville audiences) Thank God I’m a Country Boy.

Nunsense & Nunsense A-Men! (in rep)

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Directed by: Brian Jones

Assistant Director: Sara Smith

Music Director: TBA

Choreographer: Schuyler Phoenix

Nunsense:

January 21, 29, 2022 (7:30) & 23, 29 (3:00 pm)

Nunsense A-Men!:

January 22, 28, 2022 (7:30) & 22, 30 (3:00 pm)

Looby Theatre

The Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this musical has become an international phenomenon.

 

Nunsense A-Men! is basically the original “Nunsense” show with all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” Done totally seriously, this show is, to quote a critic, “no drag.” First performed in Brazil as “Novicas Rebeldes,” this version of “Nunsense” premiered in New York in 1998. Receiving rave reviews and standing ovations subsequent productions have boasted such stars as “Laugh-In’s” Arte Johnson as Mother Superior and Olympic Champion, Greg Louganis as Sister Robert Anne. A whole new layer of comedy surfaces with lines like “The guys in the old neighborhood still can’t believe I became a nun!” To quote the New York Times: “A change of habit, boy oh, boy!”

A Raisin in the Sun

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Directed by: Clay Hillwig

March 25, 26, 31, 2022 (7:30)

April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2022  (7:30)

March 27, April 3, 10, 2022 (2:00)

Looby Theatre

A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959.The title comes from the poem "Harlem" (also known as "A Dream Deferred") by Langston Hughes, where he asks, does a dream deferred dry up "like a raisin in the sun"? The story is based upon a black family's experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood. Slated to open weeks prior to the COVID-19 shut-down in March, 2020, Director Clay Hillwig and most of the original cast will reunite to bring an extraordinary award winning theatrical event to our Nashville stage. 

Bye, Bye Birdie

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Directed by: CJ Walton

Music Director: TBA

Choreographer: TBA

May 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28,  2022 (7:30)

May 15, 22, 29, 2022 (2:00)

Looby Theatre

A loving send-up of the 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, memorable songs and a hilarious script, Birdie will thrill Nashville audiences and have you dancing in the aisles!