The Williamson County Performing Arts Center to host Sunday Swing Series, The Nashville Shakespeare Festival and more this spring
The Williamson County Performing Arts Center (WCPAC) at Academy Park and the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) are excited to present Sunday Swing, The Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare Education Experience, David Clark’s All About Joel: Billy Joel Tribute and the Shine Your Light Youth Vocal Competition this Spring.
Put on your dancing shoes and join us at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center for Sunday Swing, featuring Middle Tennessee’s premier big band, 5 Points Swing, under the direction of Chuck Hamilton. Each ticket includes a complimentary dance lesson at 2:30 p.m, followed by dancing accompanied by the 5 Points Swing Band from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Dance floor provided. The spring date for the Sunday Swing Series is Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance at www.wcpactn.com.
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare Education Experience directed by Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s Artistic Executive Director Denice Hicks. Join us on Thursday, April 27th for a presentation of MACBETH (1 hour) & A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (30 minutes), and Friday, April 28th for ROMEO & JULIET (60 MINUTES) & A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (30 MINUTES). Five actors play multiple roles with minimal set and props, demonstrating the clarity and power of Shakespeare’s poetry from three of his most popular works. These three plays are touring the Mid-South region to remind us of the relevance of the stories, the importance of imagination and the joy of live theater. All ages are welcome, although MACBETH and ROMEO & JULIET deal with mature themes. For further information visit www.nashvilleshakes.org. Performances will be held Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 7 p.m. for MACBETH and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and on Friday, April 28, 2023, at 7 p.m. for ROMEO & JULIET and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at www.wcpactn.com.
The Ray of Light Foundation presents the 2023 Shine Your Light Youth Vocal Competition. Raymond Marcial Cruz valiantly fought a battle with Stage 4 Ewing-like Sarcoma from 2017-2019. Throughout his battle, he was given the opportunity to share his message of hope with people through his music, from the hallways of Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital to the stage of the Ryman. Ray and his mother, Blandina, started the Shine Your Light Youth Vocal Competition in 2019 to raise funds for the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where Ray received his treatments. The Shine Your Light Youth Vocal Competition is one of the main annual fundraisers for the Ray of Light Foundation. Youth all around Middle Tennessee audition to compete in this event, with all proceeds going to the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital to help the Raymond M. Cruz Palliative Care for Bereaved Caregivers and their Families. The competition will take place Sunday, April 30, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.wcpactn.com. For more information about the Ray of Light Foundation, visit www.RayofLightTN.com.
The first weekend in May, the WCPAC presents David Clark’s All About Joel: Billy Joel Tribute! This musical tribute to Billy Joel is presented with a tremendous amount of detail by Long Island veteran singer/piano player David Clark. The show continues to gain popularity across the country with stunningly accurate piano playing, lead vocals, and an eerily similar stage look to the Piano Man himself while engaging the audience with wit and humor. Come spend an afternoon with us as we pay tribute to this legendary artist and hear all his greatest hits. The performance will take place Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for Adults and $27.50 for Seniors (55 and up). Tickets can be purchased at www.wcpactn.com.
To purchase tickets and learn more about upcoming events at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center, visit www.wcpactn.com.
The Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park is a part of the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department, a public organization benefitting the community. For additional information, visit www.wcpactn.com. You may also receive information about events and productions at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center by “liking” or following @wcpactn on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Information on all other department programs can be found at www.wcparksandrec.com or by “liking” Williamson County Parks and Recreation on Facebook; following us on Twitter at @wc_parksandrec or Instagram at @willcoparksandrec or on Pinterest or YouTube.