We host many events all year long, including mainstage productions, student-led productions, dance concerts, cabarets, and improv shows. All 2020-2021 productions are subject to alteration in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare
"All the world's a stage..."
Lipscomb Theatre partners with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival in this charming romantic comedy that centers on Rosalind and Orlando in the Forest of Arden for this pastoral adventure. One of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, featuring some of his best-loved characters, As You Like It features a series of mistaken identities and mishaps to ultimately see new friendships formed, families and lovers reunited, and the complexities of love displayed with grace and humor.
Sept. 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 20 & 27 at 2:30 p.m. in Shamblin Theatre
LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL by Knee, Dickstein, and Howland
The Civil War is in full swing, and the March sisters - Meg, the oldest, a romantic, the spirited and tomboyish Jo, sweet and loving Beth, and irascible, playful Amy - live in Concord, Massachusetts with their Marmee while their father is on the battlefield. Filled with adventure, heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope, the struggle of these “Little Women” to find their own voices mirrors the growing pains of a young America. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love.
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved story, Little Women reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.”
November 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30pm; November 8, 15 at 2:30pm in Collins Alumni Auditorium.
THE LITTLE PRINCE by Cummins and Scoullar
The Little Prince has been translated into hundreds of languages and has sold some 200 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books in publishing history. Our stage version tells the story of The Little Prince and a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert. During their two weeks together in the desert, the Little Prince tells the Aviator about his adventures through the galaxy, how he met the Lamplighter and the Businessman and the Geographer, and about his strained relationship with a very special flower on his own tiny planet. The Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Aviator: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly." "What is essential is invisible to the eye." Our retelling of this modern classic is appropriate for all ages.
February 5, 6, 12, 13 at 7:30 pm; Feb. 7, 14 at 2:30 pm in Shamblin Theatre.
ELEVATE: A DANCE CONCERT
Lipscomb Theatre’s resident dance company, Foundation Dance Theatre (FDT), in conjunction with invited professional choreographers and theatre dance classes present an exciting performance featuring all styles of dance including jazz, ballet, tap, theatre, modern and more. FDT company members include Lipscomb University students with a strong dance background and a passion for telling stories through movement.
March 5 & 6 at 7:30 p.m.; March 7 at 2:30 p.m. in Shamblin Theatre
RABBIT HOLE by David Lindsay-Abaire
Becca and Howie Corbett have a picture-perfect family life in the suburbs of New York until a random, tragic accident alters their course. Well-meaning family and friends, new additions, and a young man at the source of their pain are all thrown together in this story, and the group is on a bumpy road to healing with no road map insight. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, Rabbit Hole delves into the complexity of a family navigating deep grief and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart.
April 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30pm; April 11, 18 at 2:30pm in Shamblin Theatre