NCT Opening Night Educator Events 2018-19, Nashville Children's Theatre, Thursday, 17. January 2019

PLEASE BE OUR GUEST FOR A SPECIAL OPENING NIGHT EDUCATOR EVENT AT NCT! Tickets to the performance are free for each educator and a guest (you may reserve up to 2 tickets). Additional tickets may be purchased at the door at the door; $16 for adults and $8 for students. NCT also offers a reception and a professional development workshop for each event that explores the themes of the show and activities that educators can take back to their classrooms. The workshop qualifies for PD credit in many districts.

Tuck Everlasting: September 13, 2018
Disney's The Little Mermaid: November 8, 2018
Ghost: January 17, 2019
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show: February 21, 2019
Tomás  and The Library Lady: April 12, 2019

2018-19 SEASON
TUCK EVERLASTING September 13-October 7, 2018Book by Claudia Shear and Tim FederleMusic by Chris MillerLyrics by Nathan Tysen"There are two ways down one long road. One clear path to two conclusions. Does the story end, or never end? Does the secret fade, or is it everlasting?"After adventuring beyond her white picket fence, “good girl” Winnie Foster meets the energetic teenager Jesse Tuck, who leads her on an unexpected, magical journey. Soon she is faced with an extraordinary question: If you could choose to live forever, would you? Based on the best-selling novel by Natalie Babbitt, this heartfelt Broadway musical is full of soaring melodies and mischief. Performed with a live orchestra!
DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID November 8-December 23, 2018Theatre for Young Audiences Regional Premiere AdaptationMusic by Alan MenkenLyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn SlaterBook by Doug Wright
"If only I could make my father understand. I don’t see how a world that makes such wonderful thing could be so bad. "
In a kingdom beneath the sea, King Triton’s youngest daughter Ariel yearns to have her questions answered about the human world. When she saves the handsome Prince Eric from drowning, Ariel begins to discover her own voice with the help of her friends – even after the tricky sea witch silences her. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved fairy tales, this classic will be given its own dose of NCT magic. Performed with a live orchestra!
GHOST January 17-February 3, 2019World PremiereBy Idris GoodwinBased on the book Ghost by Jason ReynoldsOriginally published in 2016 by AthaneumUsed with the permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.
"Trouble is, you can’t run away from yourself."
Castle Crenshaw, a.k.a. Ghost, has been running his entire life, but for all the wrong reasons. Then one day he meets Coach, an Olympic medalist who sees his unique raw talent. Can Ghost achieve the speed he needs for success, or will his past finally catch up to him? A world premiere especially developed for Nashville Children’s Theatre.
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOWFebruary 21-April 7, 2019Created by Jonathan RockefellerBased on Eric Carle’s books
"One Sunday morning the warm sun cane up and – pop! – out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar."
Direct from Off-Broadway, four beloved classics — “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”, “Mister Seahorse”, “The Very Lonely Firefly”, and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” — leap off the page and on to the stage right in front of your eyes brought to life by a menagerie of 75 incredible puppets.
TOMÁS  AND THE LIBRARY LADYApril 25-May 19, 2019By José Cruz GonzálezAdapted from the book by Pat MoraThis production will be performed with sections of dialogue in Spanish and English with projected translations. "Libros, libros, libros I love to read. Libros, libros, libros that’s what I need."Based on the true story of Mexican-American author and educator Tomás Rivera, this play, told in both Spanish and English, follows the son of migrant farm workers as he discovers a surprising world of possibility inside his local library thanks to a special librarian. This inspirational, theatrical biography proves that reading and respect can make anything possible.

NCT Opening Night Educator Events 2018-19

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