2009-2010 Broadway Season , Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPCAC)

Wicked, Nashville, September 2-20, 2009

The whole premise of Wicked is that you don’t know what really happened in Oz.”
Winnie Holzman
Author of the book “Wicked”


The season covers a multitude of themes central to American life – both now and historically. We choose productions that we believe are inspiring, creative, engaging and fun-loving.”Kathleen O’Brien,
President and CEO, Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Nashville Tennessee

Wicked, September 2-20, 2009, the mega-hit musical that tells the story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch – long before Dorothy dropped in – adapted from the novel by Gregory Maguire and with a Grammy Award-winning score by Stephen Schwartz;

Little House on the Prairie – The Musical, October 27 – November 1, 2009, a new stage adaptation of the beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder novels, with Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura for ten years on the popular television series, as Ma Ingalls;

101 Dalmatians The Musical, January 19-24, 2010, a new staging adapted from the original novel, featuring a score by Dennis DeYoung of Styx, that provides an experience for all ages about what it means to be a family, canine and courageous;

The Drowsy Chaperone, February 9-14, 2010, a Tony Award-winning ‘musical within a comedy’ that pays homage to the great American musical of the Jazz Age and tells the story of musical theater lover whose favorite show magically bursts to life in his apartment when he plays his favorite LP;

The Color Purple, March 23-28, 2010, a touching stage version of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that spans the 40-year journey of an African American woman; and

A Chorus Line, May 4-9, 2010, a peek behind the scenes with 17 dancers auditioning for the opportunity of a lifetime, and one of the most honored and longest-running shows in American Broadway history – winning nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

TPAC will also present two Broadway Special performances.

Curious George Live!, October 23-25, 2009, a new, original musical featuring the delightfully curious little monkey and his adventures; and

Mamma Mia!, March 2-7, 2010, an ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill.

Tickets will be available for purchase approximately six to eight weeks prior to their opening at TPAC.

Tickets for Wicked are now available here.


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