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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,
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.
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
The M.E.T. Production of "Rainbow Fish" is sponsored by Plaza Art!
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
With sales of over 80 million copies worldwide, this children’s book has been translated into more than 250 languages and dialects. A stage adapted story of a young boy who plants a very special flower on his own planet and an Aviator who learns to how to laugh, cry and love again.
Available Fall Semester 2013
September 10-October 11
Combining the Asian aesthetic of mask movement and the spoken word with sign and song, this production adapted from Joyce Dunbar’s beautifully written story about deafness will captivate you from the start. Maybe you, too, will learn to listen with your eyes...
Available Fall Semester 2013
October 22-November 15
" '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 on Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m.
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
Thank you to Bradfield Stage Lighting for support of the M.E.T. productions! (click below to visit their website)
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