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The Center for the Arts premiered their version of The Who’s classic rock opera Tommy last night to a packed audience. Despite the limited production value, the musical proved to be an entertaining ride highlighted by some poignant performances and faithful renditions of iconic rock anthems—the most iconic among them being the musical’s most recognizable …

MTSU Arts debuted Henrik Isben’s A Doll’s House in Tucker Theatre to a nearly full house Wednesday night. A Doll’s House is well-known throughout the world and was one of the most widely produced plays of the twentieth century. The entire show takes place within the living room of a house owned by Torvald Helmer, played by …

The Murfreesboro Little Theatre began its run of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet on Friday evening. The production was wonderfully adapted to fit the needs of a modern audience, while still staying remarkably true to the original story and dialogue. The actors seamlessly blended classic soliloquies and speeches with hilarious delivery of Shakespeare’s original humor. The entire performance represented the tragic …

Nashville is now home to Delinquent Debutantes, the city’s first official burlesque studio. The studio, located on Charlotte Avenue, is equipped with full-length mirrors, dance bars and glamorous photographs of performers adorning its magenta walls. The studio’s grand opening, hosted by headmistress Freya West, was held earlier this month and showcased some of the city’s most …

The Murfreesboro Little Theatre hosted Jason Robert Brown’s drama The Last Five Years on Friday night. The Last Five Years is a musical full of sentiment with two emotionally engaging performances. Jenna Pryor plays Cathy Hiatt, the disenchanted actress in a big city. Michael Adcock performs as Jamie Wellerstein, a successful writer and Cathy’s lost love. Cathy, an endearing …

The trill of a piano fills the air and the soft swish of ballet-slippered feet joins the gentle creak of floorboards. Lights hum from the high ceiling above in harmony with the heavy breaths of the dancers below. The air circulating the room is cool, but a light sheen of sweat glistens across the ballerinas’ …