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Fall 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010
Menopause the Musical

TPAC’s Polk Theater
Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black-lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This joyful musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60's, 70's and 80's such as "Puff, My God I'm Draggin'" and "Stayin' Awake, Stayin' Awake" will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! It's definitely not "The Silent Passage" anymore! Come see what nearly 11 million people worldwide are laughing about!

There is a reason this show is a hit year after year.  Menopause the Musical takes a true (and hilarious) look at the change. Our panel will include cast members as well as local professionals who will give insight to the show and its hormonal subject matter.  

Friday, September 17, 2010
Nashville Opera’s Andre Chenier

TPAC’s Polk Theater
The real Andrea Chénier was one of the last victims of the Reign of Terror because of his controversial political beliefs.  The opera’s Chénier was a victim of something much more visceral – jealousy.  This InsideOut of the Lunch Box will explore the similarities and differences in the life of the poet and activist within history and fiction.  Jim Lovensheimer,  Assistant Professor in Music History and Literature at Vanderbilt University will discuss the life and times of André Chénier, his initial support of the French Revolution, and how his own words were used against him in the end.  John Hoomes will discuss the Nashville Opera’s staging of this powerful work of art, including its beautiful music and special effects. 
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