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Academy Park Performing Arts Center is a unique venue designed to enrich, educate, and entertain our community by providing an array of programming including concerts, theatrical productions, recitals, festivals, and workshops.

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Vendini ImageShining Starz Dance Company Kickoff
Friday, December 6th at 6:30 pm
Tickets are $10

Join us as we kick off our 2019-2020 competition season! This event is open to all family and friends of Shining Starz Dance Studio. Come support our dancers as they perform for a live audience and gain valuable feedback from a panel of judges, you won't want to miss it!

The Rat Pack Now

Saturday, December 7 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 pm
Tickets: $25 - $30 in advance; $35 at the door

The Rat Pack Now is a world-class tribute show recapturing the music, style, comedy, and camaraderie of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. All three entertainers are brought to life by a trio of talented tribute artists who together create an unforgettable performance that will wow fans and new listeners alike. In a dazzling nod to the past, each player in The Rat Pack takes the stage and the audience is transported to a bygone era with classics like "That's Amore," The Candy Man," and "Luck be a Lady”

music city picSanta's Workshop Holiday Show
December 12th at 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 7:15 pm
Tickets are $8

Music City All Stars is excited to invite our parents to our holiday parent viewing. This will allow our children a chance to experience the stage as well as creating an opportunity for parents to see what they have been working on!

Jason Lyle Black - The Backwards Piano Man

December 14th at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $20-$25 advance $30 at the door

A nationally acclaimed pianist, composer, and entertainer known for his unique blend of music and comedy. GLOBAL ACCLAIM - Black reached #1 & #2 on the iTunes and Billboard charts for his album, Piano Preludes, as well as over 30 million people worldwide with his music videos. Huffington Post calls him "Spot-on"'; "Incredible"; and Ellen Degeneres, "Unbelievable!"


DebMusic-headshot-2019Home for Christmas featuring Debbie Cunningham
Sunday, December 15 at 3:00 pm
Tickets: $20 - $25 in advance; $30 at the door

The Williamson County Performing Arts Center wants to help you get in the holiday spirit by bringing you a spectacular event filled with Christmas cheer. Known for her velvet voice, Franklin’s own Debbie Cunningham’s annual holiday jazz show features a swinging band, holiday classics and a special appearance by members of her family. This is the LAST holiday concert her family will appear in together! Come experience the joyous seasonal performance with your family & friends! This will be a show you won’t want to miss!

The Dancer Project - CopyThe Dancer Project presents
Jennifer Foster-Drake’s ‘The Nutcracker’
Thursday, December 19th at 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Tickets:  $20
The Dancer Project Conservatory is proud to present our first full length adaptation of a holiday favorite, ‘The Nutcracker’. With all new original choreography, the story comes to life with professional dancing, dazzling costumes, a new take on a classic favorite, and a cast created by students ranging from 3 years old to our Adult Community Collaborators and Dance Extras with special guest artist Benjamin Wardell. Be inspired by our dance community of all ages and ability, coming together to bring the story of Marie and The Nutcracker to life, to kick off your Holiday Season!

20191020_183942 - CopyLeslie Norris Townsend and The Belles of Franklin
Friday, December 20 at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $20 - $25 in advance; $30 at the door

Brighten up your holiday season with the very merry hilarity of award-winning comedian Leslie Norris Townsend! One of America's Funniest Clean Comediennes on the circuit today, Leslie has been featured on the Tonight Show and TBN’s Huckabee. This holiday celebration will open with the rich vocal stylings of The Belles of Franklin presenting seasonal favorites.  Join us for a festive treat the whole family will enjoy.


Academy thumbnailThe Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents MACBETH
January 30th at 7:30 pm
January 31st at 7:30 pm
February 1st at 7:30 pm
February 2nd at 2:30 pm 
Tickets: $20 - $25 in advance; $30 at the door

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents MACBETH, Shakespeare's story of a soldier seduced by ambition, who murders his king to take the throne, only to descend into paranoia and devastating tyranny. Directed by David Wilkerson, this new production is set in the dark ruins of an imagined post-apocalyptic future.

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company founded in 1988. Heralded as a Nashville treasure, the NSF is beloved for its annual free Summer Shakespeare productions that have delighted audiences for more than thirty years, including the last four summers here at Academy Park. Consider supporting the Festival's non-profit mission by buying a Royal Package - $100.00 which includes premium seating, reserved parking, a private reception, and more! Royal Package seating is limited.