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

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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Holiday String Swing

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

Join the whole Wishing Chair Gang as they gear up for the holidays with Moon Shine Rhythm Club, the coolest swing band in town! For ages 3 and up.

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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

Fridays and Saturdays, January 13 – 21, 2017
Main Library

The Twain classic tale of a con-man and his notorious frog to comment on foolishness and consequences told by Wishing Chair puppets and with an energetic bluegrass score by Tom McBryde. For ages 5 and up.

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Kaytek the Wizard

Fridays and Saturdays, January 20 – 28, 2017
Main Library

Kaytek, a mischievous schoolboy who wants to become a wizard, learns that power is not without responsibility. This story speaks to every child’s dream of freeing themselves from the endless control of adults, and shaping the world to their own designs. Ages 10 and older ONLY.

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Fridays and Saturdays, February 3 – 18, 2017
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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Anansi The Spider

Puppet Truck Presents: Anansi the Spider

Saturdays, February, 2017

This colorful marionette and hand and rod puppet play is based on the African tales of a tricky spider who uses cleverness to achieve his wishes.

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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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