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NEWSCHANNEL5 - October 17, 2019

Children's play teaches mid-state students about ICE, undocumented immigrants

The polarizing topic of immigration was center stage for hundreds of students across the mid-state as they watched an emotionally-charged and thought-provoking play at the NCT.

BROADWAYWORLD.COM - October 17, 2019

NCT's World Premiere of Return to Sender Hits Close to Home in These Troubled Times

Created for younger audiences, the power found in Orta's adaptation of Alvarez's story is ageless and it packs such an emotional wallop that audience members of any age can feel the impact of the words therein, identifying with the fictionalized characters who are authentic and genuine.

TPAC News - October 15, 2019

NCT addresses deportation, family, patriotism in Return to Sender

This play exploring the plight of migrant workers through the eyes of two 11-year-olds couldn’t come at a more appropriate time.

NASHVILLE SCENE - October 14, 2019

Return to Sender Takes on Tough Issues at Nashville Children’s Theatre

As adults, we often try to shelter children from life’s harsh realities. But with the world premiere of Return to Sender, Nashville Children’s Theatre takes on tough issues with a focus on empathy and understanding.


Return to Sender – World Premiere at the Nashville Children’s Theatre

We were thrilled to have the opportunity to see this show on opening night! We brought our 14 year old son and our 7 year old daughter.

STAGECRITIC.COM - October 11, 2019

Return To Sender Is A Superb NCT World Premiere Where Humanity Takes Center Stage

“We’re all born human beings,” one of the characters in NCT’s superb world premiere of “Return to Sender” reminds us. “But we have to earn that e at the end of human with our actions so we can truly call ourselves humane beings.”

NASHVILLESCENE.COM - September 26, 2019

Fall Guide 2019: The Plays Are the Thing

It’s the season for bold new works from theater companies large and small.

NASHVILLESCENE.COM - September 23, 2019

Scott Leathers on Lighting and Set Design

A prolific lighting and scenic designer, Leathers has designed hundreds of productions around town over the past 30 years…

VACATIONIDEA.COM - September 14, 2019

Best Things to Do in Nashville with Kids: Nashville Children's Theatre

Taking children to the theatre is a wonderful way to spend time with them, as well as getting them interested in an art and entertainment form outside of screens and computers, and the Nashville Children's Theatre is one of the very best locations in America.

WFPL - September 10, 2019

Picking The Right Thing: StageOne Family Theatre Fosters New Era With ‘Ghost’

“Ghost” is an adaptation of the beloved book by Jason Reynolds and was originally created for Nashville Children’s Theatre.

TPAC NEWS CENTER - September 10, 2019

Dates extended for NCT’s ‘The Itsy Bitsy Spider’ after numerous sell out dates

After numerous sell out dates, NCT has added two weeks to the debut Snuggery show based on the popular finger-play nursery rhyme, extending the show’s run until October 6.

NASHVILLE PARENT - August 22, 2019

MOM REPORT: NCT's Itsy Bitsy Spider

With temperatures soaring and storms brewing, finding indoor activities for my little one isn't exactly a walk in the park! Thankfully on those days when the weather has you running for shelter, NCT has you covered!

ONLY IN YOUR STATE - August 16, 2019

Most People Don’t Know The Oldest Operating Children’s Theater Is Right Here In Nashville

This professional, non-profit theater is completely dedicated to the children and families of Music City, making it an incredible addition to a city that subsists on the grand beauty of art.

TENNESSEE TRIBUNE - August 15, 2019

Nashville Joins Together to Commemorate 19th Amendment Centennial

More than 40 Nashville organizations are joining forces to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, granting the right for women to vote.

DEMOCRAT GAZETT - August 11, 2019

In 12th season, Trike Theatre is growing out

When I was in graduate school... I had the most amazing mentor out of Nashville Children's Theatre, Scot Copeland.

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