The Arts at Center Street

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The Arts at Center Street is a performing arts center and home to the Arts at Center Street Theatre Company, located in Nashville, TN.

The Arts at Center Street Press Release: By popular demand, ALIEN: The Musical returns to the stage for 2 weekends in January 2015

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For Immediate Release


The Arts at Center Street premiered ALIEN: The Musical, an original production in three acts, written and directed by Gregg Garner, the first weekend in December, 2014.


Critical reception was overwhelming. All shows were performed to a sold out crowd and in response, The Arts at Center Street has added more shows in order to meet the demand.


Newly scheduled performance dates are as follows: January 3rd, 9th and 10th at 7:30 p.m., January 4th and 11th at 5 p.m. and a matinee on January 10th at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 general admission, and may be obtained by calling (615) 541-9716 or by visiting


ALIEN: The Musical explores, in three acts, the historical amnesia related to American immigration. The play not only examines political issues, but also the social realities connected to migration. Themes of class struggle, race, power, and generativity come to life in the intersecting stories of two families over the course of 100 years. 


Regarding the relevant matters he grapples with in ALIEN, local playwright Gregg Garner states: “These issues are too complicated to respond to outside the power of a narrative. Our societal failure to remember is our refusal to accept our vulnerable condition as human beings – that we’re all the same, and we all need a chance.”


The Arts at Center Street is a performing arts venue known for featuring local playwrights and their original works. Since opening its doors, The Arts at Center Street has hosted musical theatre, poetry readings, dance competitions and music festivals. The Arts at Center Street Theatre Co. is in its third season and has produced seven very well received productions.


The Arts at Center Street is one of the only arts organizations in the Old Hickory, Donelson and Hermitage areas of Nashville. Part of its mission is to bring beneficial conversation concerning very relevant issues related to the community within which it’s situated – which is especially well accomplished with this particular production. ALIEN tells the story of an Irish family who migrated to the United States in the late 1800s and struggled to make a home. Continuing into present day, descendants of this Irish family come into conflict with Latino immigrants whose story mirrors that of their ancestors.


ALIEN: The Musical is a heartwarming, challenging story about real people, living real life. It promises to provoke many tears, much laughter and great dialogue. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this epic production, back by popular demand!


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The Arts at Center Street  |  401 Center St  |  Nashville, TN 37138  |  (615) 541-9716