When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 21 2010
Vincente Minnelli directed the beloved 1944 film on which this stage adaptation is based. While Judy Garland and Margaret O’Brien won’t be there to charm Nashville theatergoers, it’s a good bet that director/choreographer Kate Adams-Johnson will wring a great deal of warmth out of numbers like “The Trolley Song,” “The Boy Next Door,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and the oh-so-hummable title tune. (It doesn’t hurt that she has the indefatigable Ginger Newman on board as musical director and conductor.) The heartfelt story of the Smith family, circa 1900, will be enacted and sung by a varied cast of university students and community players, including Casey Gilbert, Daniel Collins, Jacob Layne, Trey Palmer, Jamie London and the husband-and-wife team of Kevin and Donna Driver as Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Reminder: this is a dinner-theater presentation.