Nashville Children's Theatre

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Nashville Children's Theatre (NCT) is the oldest continually operating professional children's theatre company in America. It is a member of the Theatre for Young Audiences, the ASSITEJ, and is affiliated with the Actors' Equity Association.[citation needed]

History[edit]

NCT was established in 1931 by the Junior League of Nashville. Originally called The Nashville Academy Theatre, it opened with the production of "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp." [1] NCT has performed at Belcourt Theatre[2], Vanderbilt University and Belmont University.[citation needed]

TIME Magazine ranked NCT as one of the top five children's theatres in the country.[3]

Awards[edit]

Award/Recognition Organization Year
Five Best Children's Theatre Companies in the U.S.[3] TIME Magazine 2004
2009 - No. 1 Performing Arts Organization - Ranked by number of performances Nashville Business Journal 2009
Four of NCT's 2009 Productions were ranked in NBJ's 2009 Top 25 Musical Theater/events Nashville Business Journal 2009
Best Local Theater Company[4] Nashville Scene 2010
Best Live Performance Nashville Parent 2010
Ranked #2 Performing Arts Organization in Nashville by total attendance Nashville Business Journal 2013
Ranked #4 & #5 Top Attended Music/Theatre events in Nashville Nashville Business Journal 2013
Ranked # 2 Performing Arts Organization based on attendance totals Nashville Business Journal 2014
Ranked #2 Performing Arts Organization based on attendance totals Nashville Business Journal 2015
Arts & Culture 12th Awards Winner 12th & Broad 2016
Best Local Theatre Company The Tennessean's Toast of Music City 2015
Ranked #3 Performing Arts Organization based on attendance totals Nashville Business Journal 2016
Ranked #1 & #2 Top Attended Performing Arts Events in Nashville Nashville Business Journal 2016
Ranked Top Ten Entertainment and Performance Venues in Nashville based on attendance totals Nashville Business Journal 2016
Best Professional Theatre Broadway World Nashville 2018
Theaterati of the Year - Ernie Nolan[5] Midwinter's First Night 2018

Affiliations[edit]

Affiliation Year
ANE (Association of Nonprofit Executives) 2001
ASSITEJ International (International Assn of Theatre for Children and Young People) 1964
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network 1999
Actors' Equity Association 1998
Nashville Chamber of Commerce 1996
Association of Junior Leagues International 1931
Nashville Arts Coalition 1994
Nashville Area Association for Young Children (NAAYC) 2006
Metro Arts Commission 1989
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2008
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce 2004
Tennesseans for the Arts 1990
The National Association for Professional Theatres for Young Audiences (TYA/USA) 1990
Hands On Network 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our History | Junior League of Nashville". www.jlnashville.org. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  2. ^ "Belcourt Theatre a trove of cinema treasures, new and old". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  3. ^ a b Richard Zoglin (Nov 15, 2004). "Theater: Setting a New Stage for Kids". Time.
  4. ^ "2010 BEST OF NASHVILLE READER'S POLL". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  5. ^ Ellis, Jeffrey. "Norma Luther, Ernie Nolan Named 'Theaterati of the Year' at Midwinter's First Night". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2019-05-31.

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