Start the New Year with two times the fun!



O&AN has teamed up with TPAC and PLAY to get you into the show and onto the dance floor for FREE! To enter, just swing by PLAY and register for tickets by Friday, January 13. The lucky winner and a guest will win tickets to the Wednesday, January 18 performance of Hairspray, free admission to PLAY afterward and a round of drinks to celebrate their victory.

If you’re not the dancing type, you can send us an email at [email protected] with “HAIRSPRAY” in the subject line to enter our giveaway. As always, be sure to include your name and a day-time phone number so we can call you if you win. Only one entry per person, please. Now, here’s a little more about the show…

‘Hairspray’ rolls into TPAC January 17-22
It’s time to spray your hair up and dance the night away. Hairspray, Broadway’s new musical comedy phenomenon, is coming to TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall, January 17-22. After its acclaimed world premiere at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in June 2002, the fantastically fun musical opened on Broadway in August 2002 to rave reviews, winning eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. And now, the people of Nashville will be swept away to 1960s Baltimore in this mega-hit, piled bouffant-high with laughter and romance – and enough deliriously tuneful songs to fill a nonstop platter party.

“Hairspray is a gigantic show in every sense of the word,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC’s president and CEO.  “In addition to show-stopping dance numbers, catchy songs and some of the most energetic cast members I’ve seen, Hairspray also explores some serious issues, including racial integration and body image.  It’s a journey back to the 60s, complete with unbelievable costumes and wigs. This show is nonstop fun.”

Tickets for Hairspray range from $21-75, depending upon performance times and seat locations. For tickets, visit the TPAC Box Office (Downtown or at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in The Mall at Green Hills), online at, or any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets may also be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 615/255-ARTS (2787).  For information on offers for groups of 20 or more, call TPAC Group Sales at 615/782-4060.

Dates: January 17-22, 2006, Andrew Jackson Hall at TPAC
Times: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8:00 p.m. Friday; 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Saturday; 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday             
Tickets: $21-75, available at, TPAC Box Office (Downtown or at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in The Mall at Green Hills), all Ticketmaster outlets; or by calling Ticketmaster, 615/255-ARTS (2787).

Lily Tomlin

You’ve enjoyed her delicious comedy for years; now’s your chance to see the legend in person! Shoot us an email to [email protected] with “Lily Tomlin” in the subject line. Be sure to tell us why you want to see her so bad and be sure to include your name and a day time telephone number. We’ll call if you win. One lucky grand prize winner will get a chance to meet Lily after the show! Only one entry per person, please.

If you want a guaranteed audience with the legend, you can purchase your tickets through the Community Foundation’s H. Franklin Brooks Fund. They have a limited supply of tickets to the show that include the meet and greet with Lily. Send an email to Cynthia Warner at [email protected] for full details. To learn more about the H. Franklin Brooks Fund and how it benefits our community, visit