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Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Discussing Nashville Ballet’s The Raven with Chris Stuart

First thing’s first: This isn’t just an interview with Chris Stuart, who is the choreographer for The Raven that recently played at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, but he also happens to be a dear friend of mine, so this… Continue Reading →

Disney’s The Little Mermaid at TPAC

I’m gonna lose so much street cred in the horror circles I run in for this article, but I don’t care. I took Maggie (the future Misses Danno) to live out a childhood dream last night at TPAC. Disney’s The… Continue Reading →

The Genius of Seth MacFarlane and Neil deGrasse Tyson

Two of my favorite people in the mainstream of American culture are Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Seth MacFarlane. I have had the pleasure of speaking briefly with each of them and admire them both immensely.

Nashville Rep is Raisin the Bar for Quality Entertainment

Per Matt The Music City welcomes Eddie George’s return — this time at a different downtown stage, but still under the bright lights — as his character struggles to survive in A Raisin in the Sun, produced by Nashville Repertory… Continue Reading →

NECAT Network’s “The Art of Special Effects” at TPAC 2017

As the “Artist in Residence” at NECAT Network, I am proud to have worked with Trish Crist and Katie Veglio at Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television, in partnership with the Tennessee Performing Arts Center to bring you “The Art… Continue Reading →

Oh, Fudge! It’s A Christmas Story by Nashville Repertory Theatre!

Per Matt Long before Deadpool broke through the fourth wall on the big screen, little Ralphie Parker was yearning for a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and “this thing which… Continue Reading →

Chicago by Nashville Repertory Theatre

Per Matt The truth may be out there, somewhere, but at the Cook County Jail, it’s a fuzzy science.

A Thank You Letter to Dr. Tyson

Just before Thanksgiving, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s speaking tour came through Nashville. My mind swelled and stayed that way for days upon days of pondering afterward. The holiday came and went, along with social-media posts about being thankful and I concluded… Continue Reading →

A Christmas Story Presented by Nashville Repertory Theatre

Per Matt You may remember the major award, Aunt Clara’s ridiculous Christmas present, the schoolyard bully with yellow eyes, the unique Christmas meal and the triple-dog dare, but seeing it all, come to life on stage is an incredible experience… Continue Reading →

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Nashville Repertory Theatre

Per Matt You might recognize the names Rosencrantz and Guildenstern from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. They were minor characters, hovering just above the background, in that tragedy. No longer supporting characters, the spotlight shines on them in this Tony Award-winning play!

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