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Sponsored by: First Tennessee Bank
After much demand, that little caterpillar is returning, along with an assortment of other Eric Carle favorite puppet characters.
The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents the wonderful story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly.
This whimsical tale has enchanted several generations, and Mermaid’s acclaimed stage adaptation teaches, as well as entertains.Buy Tickets
Four of Nashville’s best songwriters come together on the NPAC stage to tell the stories behind some of country music’s top hits. Collectively, this group of talented songwriters has written over 30 number one hits plus many others.
Throughout the evening the writers will give their own renditions of their hits, such as Victoria Shaw’s “The River,” recorded by Garth Brooks; Gary Burr’s “Nobody Wants to be Lonely”, recorded by Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera; Georgia Middleman’s “I’m In,” recorded by Keith Urban; and Jim Photoglo’s “Fishin In the Dark,” recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. This special evening is sure to provide audiences with a true Nashville experience by giving the audience an exclusive behind the scenes look at how some of their favorite songs were crafted by the writers themselves.
Gary Burr is a member of the Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame. He has written 14 number one songs. His collaborators have included Carole King, Ringo Starr, and Desmond Child.
Jim Photoglo first hit the airwaves in 1980 as a recording artist landing high on the Pop charts with his songs “We Were Meant To Be Lovers” and “Fool in Love With You”. A short time later, he moved to Nashville and established himself as a hit songwriter with 2 number one songs.
As a songwriter, Georgia Middleman has had songs recorded by Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Joe Nichols, Martina McBride, Sheila E., Radney Foster, Sarah Buxton, Terri Clark, Maia Sharp and many others. She is also one third of the trio, Blue Sky Riders, along with Kenny Loggins and Gary Burr.
Collectively, Victoria Shaw songs are on over 65 millions albums and have won her two EMMYS, An ACM award, a CMA triple play award, along with various others.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980’s. During this time many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union’s ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet, but to invigorate this tradition as the Russians began to accept new developments in the dance from around the world.
The company, then titled the Soviet National Ballet, was founded by and incorporated graduates from the great Russian choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Perm. Today, the Russian National Ballet Theatre is its own institution, with over 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, many of whom have been with the company since its inception.
In 1994, the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko was selected by Presidential decree to assume the first permanent artistic directorship of the company. Ms. Radchenko is the founder of the Russian National Ballet Theatre, and she has focused the Company on upholding the grand national tradition of the major Russian ballet works and developing new talents throughout Russia.
Sponsored By: Consumer Credit Union & Mountain States Foundation
(Formerly One Singular Sensational Evening)
More than a dozen local youth, along with special guests straight from the Broadway stage, join to present a great evening of entertainment.
The youth are chosen from a series of auditions held earlier in the year to recruit young performers from across the 29-county region served by Niswonger Children’s Hospital.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City.Buy Tickets
Sponsored By: Animal Medical Center of Greeneville
Theater Terra from the Netherlands presents a completely new production based on the well-known books of Spot by Eric Hill.
Together with Spot, children and their parents will have a new adventure in the theatre. Spot will take the audience to the farm of his father Sam, where all the animals are lost. Spot and his friend Helen are going to need the help of the audience to find all the animals and bring them back to the farm. Can everybody recognize the sounds of the animals and help Spot and Helen to find them?
With books published for over 30 years in countries around the world, Spot by Eric Hill is the most famous and beloved little dog in children’s literature. In total, more than 40 million copies of these books have been sold.Buy Tickets
Sponsored By: Charter Foods & MDS Transport
This Grammy and Dove award-winning band has sold over 10 million albums, earning three platinum and five gold records. Diamond Rio has been named Vocal Group of the Year six times by the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.
In the early 90’s, Diamond Rio embarked on one of the most successful careers in country music. With their hit “Meet In The Middle,” the group became the first in country music history to have a debut single that reached number one.Diamond Rio has since made the charts with more than 30 other hit songs, including tunes like, “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “Norma Jean Riley,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Love a Little Stronger,” and “One More Day.” Buy Tickets
The SteelDrivers: a group of seasoned veterans - each distinguished in his or her own right, each valued in Nashville’s commercial community - who are seizing an opportunity to follow their hearts to their souls’ reward. In doing so, they are braiding their bluegrass roots with new threads of their own design, bringing together country, soul, and other contemporary influences to create an unapologetic hybrid that is old as the hills but fresh as the morning dew. This is new music with the old feeling.
Suzy Bogguss: Country music singer/songwriter Suzy Bogguss began her career in the early 1980’s as a solo singer. In the 1990’s, she released one platinum and three gold albums and charted six top ten singles, winning the Academy of Country Music’s award for Top New Female Vocalist and the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award.Buy Tickets