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Photo courtesy of Matthew Murphy Story by Caryn Tramel / Contributing Writer  “School of Rock: The Musical” is a hilarious, high-energy production from start to finish. This production was a part of Broadway at TPAC, presented in part with HCA Tristar Health. Once again, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center did not disappoint with the start …

Photos and story by Reana Gibson/ Contributing Writer On Friday evening, “America’s Got Talent” breakout star Piff the Magic Dragon performed in MTSU’s Tucker Theater. Piff the Magic Dragon, whose real name is John Van der Put, rose to fame after appearing on Season 10 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” where he received a golden …

Photo courtesy of Ashleigh Newnes / The Center for the Arts Story by Caryn Tramel / Contributing Writer Based on the 1988 film, “Heathers: The Musical” at The Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro once again shows community theater going beyond fun musical numbers and dancing. Directors Rachel Jones and Stephen Belk chose to focus …

Photo courtesy of Ashleigh Newnes / The Center for the Arts “What’s your damage, Heather?” Even if you haven’t seen the classic ’80s film that made that catty one-liner famous, you probably know what the movie is anyway: “Heathers.” Beginning this weekend and running through Sept. 16, Murfreesboro’s Center for the Arts is bringing the …

Photo by Krystal Loritts / MTSU Sidelines “The Taste of Sunrise” opened last Thursday at MTSU’s Tucker Theatre, which left audience members teary-eyed and with a feeling of contentment. The play sets in a rural southern town during the early 19th century. The show begins with a woman giving birth, and off to the side …

Story by Katrina Johnson / Contributing Writer The Nashville Shakespeare Festival celebrates their 30th anniversary this season, and what better way to kick it off than with an exceptional deliverance of Shakespeare’s longest play, “Hamlet?” Performed in Tucker Theatre at MTSU, internationally recognized director Denice Hicks produces her interpretation of the tragedy, which encapsulates all themes and emotions …