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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 …

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’ …

By Amberly Holden, MTSU Sidelines Staff Writer American Tall Tales started its weekend run in Tucker Theatre on Wednesday night. The play was written in 2003 by MTSU faculty and students for the purpose of introducing American folklore to audiences around the world. In the spring of 2004 , the performance was taken to Finland, Russia and …

Murfreesboro’s Center for the Arts’ production of the 1967 thriller Wait Until Dark began its week-long run Friday night. Wait Until Dark is a ’60s psychological thriller featuring a blind woman left home alone—until three men claiming to be police officers and friends of her husband arrive. The trio commit to an elaborate scheme to torment the woman for …