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Ticket discounts on ‘Memphis,’ ‘Santaland Diaries,’ more

Oct. 3, 2011, 12:01 PM

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center is offering discounted tickets to the Vanderbilt community on four productions this fall: the gritty Broadway musical Memphis, David Sedaris’ darkly funny The Santaland Diaries, the classic comedy A Christmas Story and Arthur Miller’s All My Sons.

To order tickets at the discounted price:

  • Select your desired show title.
  • Use the password “Vanderbilt.”

Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, Oct.1-15
Save 50 percent! Offer valid for Oct.11, 12 & 13 at 6:30 p.m. and Oct. 15 @ 2:30 p.m. Offer not valid for previously purchased tickets.

In this classic American drama, two partners in a machine shop during WWII turn out defective airplane parts, causing the deaths of many men. In a work of tremendous power, the sins of the fathers are visited upon their children as the play escalates toward a climax of electrifying intensity. Winner of multiple Tony Awards in 1947, All My Sons established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theatre.

Memphis, Nov. 15-20
Save up to 65 percent! Offer valid Nov. 16-17 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tenn., comes a hot, new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves — filled with laughter, soaring emotions and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll! Memphis contains mature subject matter.

The Santaland Diaries, Nov. 19-Dec. 3
Save 50 percent! Offer valid Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 2:30 p.m. Offer not valid for previously purchased tickets.

He wears yellow velvet knickers, a forest green velvet smock, and a perky little hat decorated with spangles. This is his work uniform. Yes, it’s Crumpet the Elf from The Santaland Diaries, David Sedaris’s sardonic look at his employment as an elf at Macy’s during the holiday season. Featuring the return of Matt Chiorini, this hilarious one-man show has been one of Tennessee Rep’s most requested holiday productions.

A Christmas Story, Dec. 8-22
Save 50 percent! Offer valid for Dec. 13-14 at 6:30 p.m. Offer not valid for previously purchased tickets.

Nashville’s Newest Holiday Tradition! Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his unflappable campaign to get Santa (or anyone else) to give him a “legendary official Red Ryder carbine-action 200 shot range-model air rifle.” The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out.” This irresistible piece of Americana is guaranteed to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone.

Contact: Chandra Allison, (615) 322-6511