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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 …

Story by Ahmad Thomas / Contributing Writer Upon entering Joywood Cumberland Presbyterian Church, there was an intriguing intimate mood instantly established. “The Importance of Being Earnest” was performed at the Joywood Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Murfreesboro, Tn. Arena theatre involves a manipulated audience space, where actors are visible from all sides. While this play did …

Story by Dakota Green / Contributing Writer For many people, it’s practically a Halloween tradition: kick back and get ready to shout back at the screen as you watch one of the most popular cult classic films in history. Based on the 1973 stage musical, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” first opened in September 1975 …