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"Miracle on 34th Street," The Musical - based on the 1947 film where Kris Kringle takes on the cynics and wins. Meredith Willson added music and lyrics in 1963 and called it 'Here's Love,' but it wasn't until it was revitalized in 2007 in a new production that it became a hit musical.

This performance will be captioned.

Tickets:  $23/$25

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The Tennessee Performing Arts Center will offer American Sign Language and Open Captioning for On Your Feet! in Andrew Jackson Hall. 

Tickets in the orchestra section are on hold for patrons who use these services and are available to purchase beginning, Friday, October 26 2018 at 10:00 am.  

From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), On Your Feet! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” “1-2-3” and “Coming Out of the Dark.” – and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.

Tickets are on sale on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 10:00 am and will be on hold until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019 for patrons who use ASL or open captioning and their companions, and they are subject to dynamic price increases over time.  Note that facility fees are not charged on purchases made in person at the TPAC Box Office, open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (when you provide your promo code at time of purchase).

1. For online purchases, click here to go directly to the page to buy tickets.  Select ‘SUN 01/20/2019 1:00pm’ as your chosen performance date.

2. Enter promo code TPACTICKET in the ‘Enter Promo Code & Submit’ field at the top right of the screen.

3. Click on the Orchestra section of the map to choose your seat(s).  Then proceed to cart and log in to your account (If you don’t have an account with TPAC yet, you can make one by clicking ‘Create Account’ on the left of the login page).

Here is the the full schedule of shows offering American Sign Language/Open Captioning in the 2018-2019 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway Series at TPAC:

School of Rock – September 16, 2018 at 1:00pm
The Play That Goes Wrong – October 14, 2018 at 1:00pm
The Phantom of the Opera – October 28, 2018 at 1:00pm
White Christmas – November 18, 2018 at 1:00pm
On Your Feet! – January 20, 2019 at 1:00pm
A Bronx Tale – February 17, 2019 at 1:00pm
The Book of Mormon – March 17, 2018 at 1:00pm
Anastasia – March 24, 2019 at 1:00pm
Hello, Dolly! – May 5, 2019 at 1:00pm
Miss Saigon – June 9, 2019 at 1:00pm
Fiddler on the Roof – June 30, 2019 at 1:00pm

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This performance will be interpreted in American Sign Language and Open Captioned.

Please check this website closer to the performance date for information about discounted tickets.

From the director of Aladdin and the co-director of The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is “The Producers + The Book of Mormon x The Drowsy Chaperone. Squared!” (New York Magazine).

ASL and Open Captioning at TPAC will be offered for these 2017 Broadway tours at the 1:00 Sunday matinee performance:

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder – January 29, 2017
The Sound of Music—February 19, 2017
The Bodyguard—March 26, 2017
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time—April 30, 2017
Beautiful—The Carole King Musical—May 28, 2017
Something Rotten!—July 2, 2017

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This performance will be interpreted in American Sign Language and Open Captioned.  

Tickets for $55 are now on hold for patrons who use these services. Please buy your tickets by Friday, March 3, to take advantage of this special offer, a $15 discount.

Note that facility fees are not charged on purchases at the TPAC Box Office, open Monday through Friday, from 10a.m. to 5:00p.m. (Providing your promo code at time of purchase). Whatever the method, please buy your tickets by March 3 to take advantage of this special discount offer.

1.       For online purchase, click on this link to go directly to the page to buy tickets at the discount: https://patron.tpac.org/events/detail/bodyguard-2017-tpac

2.       Click on the link in the upper right corner that reads “Have a promo code? Click here.” Enter promo code TPACTICKET.

3.       Click on Buy Tickets.

4.       Select the performance date and time of Sunday, March 26 at 1:00 p.m. and you will see the seats available for the discount offer. Click on “Select Your Seat” to make your own choice or click on “Select a Section” and choose an option in the Performer’s Circle Orchestra to continue the process.

TPAC has invested in new assistive listening equipment, including receivers, which are available at the kiosk near the 6th Avenue entrance Jackson Hall.  If you want to use amplification, you are invited to bring your own headsets to plug into these new receivers, which are on lanyards worn around the neck. You also have the option of using the headsets provided by TPAC.

The award-winning musical based on the smash hit film starring Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox! Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including "Queen of the Night", "So Emotional", "One Moment in Time", "Saving All My Love", "Run to You", "I Have Nothing", "I Wanna Dance with Somebody", and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – "I Will Always Love You".

ASL and Open Captioning at TPAC will be offered for these 2017 Broadway tours at the 1:00 Sunday matinee performance:

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder – January 29, 2017
The Sound of Music—February 19, 2017
The Bodyguard—March 26, 2017
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time—April 30, 2017
Beautiful—The Carole King Musical—May 28, 2017
Something Rotten!—July 2, 2017

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This performance will be interpreted in American Sign Language and Open Captioned.

Please check this library calendar for information about purchasing discounted tickets. We will post it when the information is available.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Play, is coming to Nashville as part of the HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season! Hailed as “One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway” by The New York Times, this “dazzling” (Associated Press) adaptation is the Tony Award®-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel and directed by Tony® winner Marianne Elliott. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

Tickets in the lower orchestra level are $55 each, a $13 discount.  They are on hold through Friday, April 7 for patrons who use ASL and/or open captioning and their companions. Note that facility fees are not charged on purchases at the TPAC Box Office, open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5:00p.m. (providing your promo code at time of purchase). Whatever the method, please buy your tickets by Friday, April 7 to take advantage of this special discount offer.
1. For online purchase, click on this link to go directly to the page to buy tickets at the discount: https://patron.tpac.org/events/detail/curious-incident-2017-tpac

2. Click on the link in the upper right corner that reads “Have a promo code? Click here.” Enter promo code TPACTICKET.
3. Click on Buy Tickets.
4. Select the performance date and time of Sunday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m. and you will see the seats available for the discount offer. Click on “Select Your Seat” to make your own choice or click on “Select a Section” and choose an option in the Performer’s Circle Orchestra to continue the process.

ASL and Open Captioning at TPAC will be offered for these 2017 Broadway tours at the 1:00 Sunday matinee performance:

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder – January 29, 2017
The Sound of Music—February 19, 2017
The Bodyguard—March 26, 2017
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time—April 30, 2017
Beautiful—The Carole King Musical—May 28, 2017
Something Rotten!—July 2, 2017

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The movie is presented in American Sign Language (ASL) with English subtitles.

The movie is not yet rated. 

Ticket Price: $10.00

Tickets may be purchased in advance at DeafConnect of the Mid-South by cash or credit card.  If you use a credit card there is an additional $3.00 processing fee.

No food or drinks allowed.

Hosted by the Tennessee Association of the Deaf

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Interpreted in American Sign Language and Open Captioned

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway and London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “a gut-busting hit” (The New York Times) and “the funniest play broadway has ever seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “a riotous explosion of comedy” (Daily Beast).

Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “tons of fun for all ages” (HuffPost) and “comic gold” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house!

Tickets in the orchestra section are now on hold for patrons who use these services and are available to purchase for as of Friday, July 20.  These tickets begin at $75.00 and are subject to dynamic price increases over time, so the sooner you purchase, the more you save!  Please buy your tickets by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5 to take advantage of this special offer.

Note that facility fees are not charged on purchases made in person at the TPAC Box Office, open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (when you provide your promo code at time of purchase).

1. For online purchases, click here to go directly to the page to buy tickets.  Select ‘SUN 10/14/2018 1:00pm’ as your chosen performance date.

2. Enter promo code TPACTICKET in the ‘Enter Promo Code & Submit’ field at the top right of the screen.

3. Click on the Orchestra section of the map to choose your seat(s).  Then proceed to cart and log in to your account (If you don’t have an account with TPAC yet, you can make one by clicking ‘Create Account’ on the left of the login page).

Other accessible plays in the 2018-19 Broadway Series:

The Play That Goes Wrong – October 14th, 2018
On Your Feet! – January 20th, 2019
A Bronx Tale – February 17th, 2019
Anastasia – March 24th, 2019
Hello, Dolly! – May 5th, 2019
Miss Saigon – June 9th, 2019
Fiddler on the Roof – June 30th, 2019

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The Tennessee Performing Arts Center will provide American Sign Language and Open Captioning for the award-winning musical The Sound of Music on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets for $55 are now on hold in Jackson Hall for patrons who wish to take advantage of this special offer of $20 off. Please buy your tickets by Friday, January 27 to receive the discount.

Remember that TPAC has invested in new assisted listening equipment, including receivers. If you want to use amplification, you are invited to bring your own headsets to plug into these new receivers, which are on lanyards worn around the neck. You also have the option of using the headsets provided by TPAC.

Here’s the description of the show, inspired by a true story, from the official website on the legacy of the great Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein: The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

The original production of The Sound of Music won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, among numerous other honors.  The score includes “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and the title song.

Among the excellent reviews the show received, from its Broadway premiere in 1959 and revival in 1993, to the current professional, Actors Equity Union production, a critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer noted some of the reasons for the enduring popularity of the musical: "The sentiments of The Sound of Music are genuine and are presented, unabashedly and effectively, in the show's music, lyrics and dialogue...It is uplifting theater, appealing successfully and without apology to the better side of our natures." 

Running time is 2 hours and 40 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

Again, tickets in the lower orchestra level are $55 each, a $20 discount. They are on hold through Friday, January 27, for patrons who use ASL and/or open captioning and their companions. Note that facility fees are not charged on purchases at the TPAC Box Office, open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (providing your promo code at time of purchase). Whatever the method, please buy your tickets by January 6 to take advantage of this special discount offer.

1. For online purchase, click on this link to go directly to the page to buy tickets at the discount: https://patron.tpac.org//events/detail/sound-of-music-2017-tpac
2. On the “Sound of Music” page, click on the link in the upper right corner that reads “Have a promo code? Click here.” When prompted, enter the Promo Code TPACTICKET and click on “APPLY.”
3. Click on “Buy Now” to the right of the show title, “The Sound of Music.”
4. Click on BUY TICKETS. On the next screen you will have the option to select “BEST AVAILABLE” or “VIEW BY SECTION” (in purple on the screen) to view seats eligible for the discount.

Headsets for The Sound of Music will be at the accessible services kiosk near the elevator in the Jackson lobby, convenient to the marquee entrance at the corner of 6th Avenue and Deaderick Street.

We hope to see you soon at TPAC! Below is the list of captioned and interpreted performances at TPAC through our 2016-17 season.

ASL and Open Captioning at TPAC will be offered for these 2017 Broadway tours at the 1:00 Sunday matinee performance:

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder – January 29, 2017
The Sound of Music—February 19, 2017
The Bodyguard—March 26, 2017
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time—April 30, 2017
Beautiful—The Carole King Musical—May 28, 2017
Something Rotten!—July 2, 2017

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Chattanooga TODB will have a booth at Go!Fest again this year. Guests are treated to a free day at the zoo for people of all ages and abilities. This is an event that celebrates the accessibility of the city and takes away the stigma of having a disability. It is an opportunity for people of all abilities to meet, greet, and play together. Along with being able to see and interact with the animals in the zoo, there will be adaptive athletics, including wheelchair basketball and cycling, live music, and helicopter landings. 

For directions, call: (423) 697-1322

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2014 Iowa Rally Flyer - near Cedar Rapids and Iowa City!  Click on the link for further information!