Upcoming Shows

Wishing Chair Productions will be performing at Main Library, at library branches, and around the Nashville community this summer. Come see our original productions. View All

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Nashville International Puppet Festival

Friday – Sunday, June 17-19, 2016
Main Library

The Nashville International Puppet Festival welcomes performers from Nashville, the United States, and around the world. Join us for three days of incredible puppetry arts for all ages.

Nashville International Puppet Festival

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String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

Fridays and Saturdays, July 2-14, 2016
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Wishing Chair Productions will present special performances of their original show documenting the history of country music and puppetry at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. New acts have been added.

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Cinderella

Cinderella

Fridays and Saturdays, July 22 – August 13, 2016
Main Library

Don’t miss Wishing Chair Productions “Cinderella”! This is a musical telling filled with magical surprises, featuring some of Tom Tichenor’s most beautiful puppets.

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Puss In Boots

Puss In Boots

Fridays and Saturdays, September 2 – 24, 2016
Main Library

Wishing Chair Productions is proud to present a jazz infused version of the classic Brother’s Grimm story. A tiny kitty cat with a mighty wit guides an innocent boy to riches and happiness beyond his wildest dreams! With Nashville favorites, Chris Walters scoring and Connye Florance singing, you are in for a treat. Running time: 30 minutes

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Ellingtown

Ellingtown

Fridays and Saturday, October 14 – 15, 2016
Main Library

Join the great master of Jazz Duke Ellington as he takes us on a musical journey with puppets of all sorts in this special presentation, produced by the Nashville Jazz Workshop in cooperation with Wishing Chair Productions.

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Library Pete

Library Pete and Friends

Fridays and Saturdays, October 21 – 29, 2016
Main Library

Library Pete and the Storytime Band will rock the Casbah with stories, music, and puppets. Join us for a musical trip into your imagination. That is what’s happenin’!

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Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Fridays and Saturdays, October 21 – 29, 2016
Main Library

Based on the story by Washington Irving, this version is shadow puppetry and storytelling at its best.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fridays and Saturdays, November 11 – 19, 2016
Main Library

As part of our “Introduction to Shakespeare” series this adaptation of the Bard’s famous comedy comes to life with puppets crafted right here at the library in the puppet workshop by our Wishing Chair Productions staff. The play features wonderful vocal talent from some of Nashville’s finest actors and an original sweeping score composed by Dan Landes.

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String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

Fridays and Saturday, November 25 – 26 , 2016
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Wishing Chair Productions will present special performances of their original show documenting the history of country music and puppetry at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. New acts have been added.

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Wishing Chair Variety Show

Fridays and Saturdays, December 9 – 17, 2016
Main Library

Celebrate the season with mirth, merriment and marionettes.

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Group Reservations for Main Library Performances

Groups of 10 or more wishing to attend a puppet show at the Main Library must make a reservation. Shows for groups are usually on Thursdays. Room capacity: 140. Call 862-5785 for more information and to make reservations.

Puppet Truck Reservations

The Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck delivers free, literature-based puppet shows by performing artists from the library. Learn more about Puppet Truck shows and availability.

Main Library Story Time with Wishing Chair

Story Time

Story Time is a weekly must for children of all ages. You won't want to miss the Professor, Library Pete, and Mary Mary as they sing, juggle, and read lots of wonderful books for your family. Most Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 a.m.

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