Performing Arts

  • InsideOut of the Lunch Box: A Raisin in the Sun

    InsideOut of the Lunch Box: A Raisin in the Sun

    Watch video of the most recent presentation in the InsideOut of the Lunch Box series, A Raisin in the Sun, which took place on March 16. Celebrate with us the classic play A Raisin in the Sun; written by Lorraine Hansberry, produced by Nashville Repertory Theatre, and featuring Eddie George… Read More

    Mar. 16, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Pianist Michel Dalberto, tenor Lawrence Brownlee take Blair stage this week

    Pianist Michel Dalberto and tenor Lawrence Brownlee perform March 14 and 16 at the Blair School of Music's Ingram Hall. Read More

    Mar. 10, 2016

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    Vanderbilt Theatre engages audience to end Nashville poverty

    Vanderbilt Theatre invites the community to explore the impact of poverty and help shape a solution when it performs "How to End Poverty" Feb. 24-28 in Neely Auditorium. Read More

    Feb. 5, 2016

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    Blair stages fall operas at opposite ends of the scale

    In the next few weeks, the Blair School of Music will present two operas--Michael Hersch's "On the Threshold of Winter" and Leonard Bernstein's "Mass"--that are diametrically opposed in style, scale and staging. Read More

    Oct. 26, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    A look at “The Importance of Being Earnest”

    Watch video of the most recent presentation in the InsideOut of the Lunch Box series — The Importance of Being Earnest — which took place on September 26. Dazzling wordplay, comic invention, sparkling dialogue, improbable plot twists, mistaken identities, and a sprinkling of romance–The Importance of Being Earnest has it… Read More

    Oct. 8, 2013

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    Listen: Vanderbilt Libraries’ exhibit spotlights beloved entertainers

    “Stage & Screen: The Star Quality of Vanderbilt’s Performing Arts Collections,” now open at Vanderbilt University’s renovated Central Library and Special Collections, invites viewers to step “behind the curtain” of some of the world’s most memorable productions. Read More

    Sep. 13, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt Theatre to present Lillian Hellman’s ‘The Children’s Hour’

    Although written in the 1930s, Lillian Hellman’s play, The Children’s Hour, still resonates today. She skillfully illustrates the personal tragedy that follows when a schoolgirl tells lies about her teachers. Although the young girl is definitely to blame for the mayhem that occurs, Hellman also clearly attacks the self-righteous few who so easily accept unfounded libel. Read More

    Feb. 7, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    “From Training to Profession: Acting for the Theater”

    Watch video of the Oct. 20 InsideOut of the Lunch Box event, “From Training to Profession: Acting for the Theatre.” Ever wondered what happens during an audition? How does one train for life in the theater? Does it prepare them for the realities of the profession? Get an inside look at… Read More

    Oct. 21, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    ‘The Green Bird’ to open Vanderbilt Theatre season Oct. 28

    Carlo Gozzi’s theatrical fantasy The Green Bird will be presented Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. at Vanderbilt University’s Neely Auditorium. Read More

    Oct. 14, 2011

  • Dyer Observatory

    ‘Opera on the Mountain’ set for June 4 at Dyer Observatory

    Dyer Observatory (Neil Brake/Vanderbilt) Make reservations online or by calling (615) 832-5242 Vanderbilt’s Dyer Observatory will again host the Nashville Opera for a very special evening of music at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4. The concert will take place in the observatory’s patio tent and guests… Read More

    May. 24, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Video: “Live Art: Learning to Cry on Cue”

    Assistant Professor of Art Amelia Winger-Bearskin started out as a performer for opera, dance and theatrical performances in film and stage before becoming an artist. She still draws much of her inspiration for her artwork from the world she experienced “behind the scenes.” Winger-Bearskin will literally teach the audience how to… Read More

    Nov. 4, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Butterflies Are Free premieres November 5 at Vanderbilt

    Warm, coming-of-age story set in the late 1960s will leave audiences glowing with laughter and love Butterflies Are Free by Leonard Gershe premieres at Neely Auditorium at Vanderbilt University on Nov. 5. In this Tony Award-winning comedy, a young blind man and the free-spirited girl-next-door discover the values of… Read More

    Oct. 25, 2010