The Tennessee Performing Arts Center offers a wide range of entertainment during the month of May. For a complete schedule, check out their website at tpac.org. A sampling below, including information on the newest edition of Celtic Woman, and the highly-anticipated musical, Les Miserables.
Double Funny! – Carl Hurley & Jeanne Robertson (Andrew Jackson Hall)
May 3, 7:30 p.m.
He’s 5′-6" standing on tiptoe. She’s 6′-2" with her hair "mashed down." He grew up swapping homespun stories in the hills of Eastern Kentucky. She’s a former Miss North Carolina who finds comic inspiration in everyday life. He’s rotund and jolly, with a mischievous twinkle in his eye, a sublime sense of the ridiculous and an ever-ready punch line. She’s willowy and elegant, with a flair for weaving a tapestry of humor as colorful and lovingly constructed as a country quilt.
Celtic Woman – Songs from the Heart (Andrew Jackson Hall)
May 4, 7:30 p.m.
Celtic Woman, a smash hit around the globe, returns with their most recent live show! The awe- inspiring vocalists along with mesmerizing Celtic violinist continue to capture the hearts of fans across the country. Their Emmy-nominated television special, Celtic Woman – Songs from the Heart, filmed live from Powerscourt House and Gardens in Ireland, is a blockbuster on PBS. Celtic Woman will be presented with their 6 piece band and the Aontas Choir as they perform unique renditions of Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary hits.
Eloise Fashion Show (Polk Theater)
May 12, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Presenting the individual expressions of the TPAC Fashion Design Students; collections include casual wear, couture, menswear, juniors, and evening wear. Participation enables students to showcase their creativity and establish valuable industry contact. They are also involved in all aspects of the show, including promotions and production.
Les Miserables (Andrew Jackson Hall)
May 17-22, various times
Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil and Schonberg’s legendary musical, LES MISERABLES, with glorious new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has already been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The London Times hails the new show "a five star hit, astonishingly powerful and as good as the original."