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M.E.T. Field Trips

M.E.T. (Mind Enriching Theatre) Field Trips and Public Shows!

The Mind Enriching Theatre (M.E.T.) series consists of age-appropriate professionally produced plays aimed at enhancing the educator's curriculum. Plays range from familiar favorites to classic stories and are coordinated with art and music workshops. Each play has a corresponding Study Guide for teachers. Performances can accommodate up to 450 in the Performance Hall.


To schedule a Field Trip or Group Performance: contact Laura Jackson, 615-740-5533, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Related visual art and music workshops will be offered in conjunction with all M.E.T. performances.

For more information about FIELD TRIPS, click here.

2013 M.E.T. Live Theatre - Available for Field Trips and some Public Performances!



Rainbow Fish: An Ocean Tale

A long way in the deep blue sea swims the most beautiful fish in the entire ocean. Meet proud and pretty Rainbow Fish and her friends, Starfish, Small Blue, Little Green and Big Violet. Based on Marcus Pfister’s award winning storybook, this brand new re-imagined production is full of colorful characters, cute songs, audience interaction, and a lesson for all….young or old.

Suggested for Grades K-3

Available Spring Semester 2013
March 19 - May 17
Come see these cool glow-in-the-dark sets, costumes and make-up!
For more information about "Rainbow Fish" (cast, photos, video, etc.) click here...
Check out the Behind The Scenes Photos from Nathan Brown, click here...

The M.E.T. Production of "Rainbow Fish" is sponsored by Plaza Art!

Thank you!




Freedom Train

Harriet Tubman’s story told with warmth and humor. This musical sings of the American legend who smuggled her aging parents, and more than 300 slaves, to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Using traditional songs of the period (including such classics as "Follow The Drinking Gourd",  "Good News”, and “ The Chariot's A-Comin”, this historical presentation recounts a powerful and inspiring tale of courage, dedication, perseverance and the strength of the human spirit.

Suggested for Grades 4-6

Available Spring Semester 2013
Feb. 22 - May 17
The public is invited to come on any scheduled Field Trip performance. Those dates so far are:
March 14 & 20 and May 1, 9, 10 & 16. – all at 10am


From the best selling children’s book by Joyce Dunbar, this stage adaptation is a Tennessee Premiere!
Suggested for Grades K-3 and their families

A Moonchild blows a bubble that pops on an Earth baby named Prince Orla and surrounds him in silence. As a result, he cannot speak or hear. His parents, King Lunio and Queen Florivlae are devastated when they realize what has occurred. Moonbird teaches the little prince how to use his hands and eyes to communicate. This story, narrated by the all-knowing Soothsayer will captivate young audience members and maybe you, too, will learn to listen with your eyes!

Available Fall Semester 2013

October 5-November 15

Public Performance: Saturday, October 5 @ 3pm

Tickets: $4 per person


Twas The Night Before Christmas

" 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." But wait! A mouse is stirring - because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say, "Merry Christmas!", we're off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer. Don't miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season!


Available December 3-19, 2013

Public Performance: Saturday, December 14 @ 11am  


O’Keeffe! A One-Woman Drama



This Tennessee premiere explores the art, life and loves of the 20th Century American artist. The production shares revealing scenes from her challenging life as she asks the audience to help decide her iconic place in Modern Art.


Available Spring Semester 2014






FHU | Dickson

@ The Renaissance Center

Classes Begin Fall 2014

Visit www.fhu.edu/dickson for more information. 

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