May 12, 2018
7:30pm | $7 | BYOB
STC's first ever SONG WRITER NIGHT!!! Come enjoy Nashville's theatre talent performing their original songs.
For our first EVER song writer night hosted by Kelly Hoppenjans, we have Rosemary Stewart, Ang Madaline Johnson, and fom STC's upcoming production of [title of show], Shane Kopischke and Katie Bruno.
May 20, 2018
7:00pm | $15 | BYOB
As a keyboard player/singer, Jo Lynn Burks has toured with Gladys Knight, Lead Singers of the TEMPTATIONS, a solo tour with Roger Daltrey of The Who, and with many Nashville touring artists including Laura Bell Bundy. Solo pianist/singer engagements included New York City’s The Carlyle, the Waldorf-Astoria, The Plaza, and fun, Pat O’Brien’s in New Orleans.
On Broadway, she originated a principal role in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Other Broadway credits include Smokey Joe’s Café, Hairspray, All Shook Up, and The Color Purple. Jo Lynn’s national tours include Fame, Mamma Mia, Smokey Joe’s Café, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, and “Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians.”
Along with music-partner Daryl Glenn, Ms. Burks’ recent NYC cabaret entitled Robert Altman’s Nashville won New York’s “Triple Crown” of Cabaret: the Nightlife Award, Bistro Award, and MAC Award.
In her young years, Jo Lynn sang and danced her way through several shows at Opryland, right here in Nashville.
After 2 years as a music professor at the University of Miami, Ms. Burks now serves as Resident Musical Director and as a Voice professor in Belmont University’s Musical Theatre and Commercial Voice Departments.
Preview June 7 | PWYC | Door Sales only
Shows June 8-23 | $20 | BYOB
Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away.With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights.
With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline and dream about the show changing their lives.
[title of show]—taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show]—follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists.
[title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theatre—a uniquely American art form—and to the joy of collaboration. The musical received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 2009.