Tennessee Jack and the Kudzu Vine
February 15, 2014 at TPAC's Polk Theater
Choreography by Todd Rosenlieb
This local twist on the English folktale, Jack and the Beanstalk, offers children and families a fun, interactive ballet experience complete with magic, giants and Tennessee pride!
Following the classic tale, Tennessee Jack is swindled into selling his cow for a handful of magic beans. But in this Southern version, the beans grow a stalk of kudzu straight into the sky, leading to the home of Oni - a giant, brought to life by an enormous puppet - and taking Jack on an adventure he will not soon forget.
Truly a Nashville-sourced production, Tennessee Jack and the Kudzu Vine features music from composer and Belmont University School of Music Professor Deen Entsminger, a narrative from master puppeteer Brian Hull, a 12-foot tall puppet created by Centerville-based Wood and Strings Puppet Theater and costumes from former Nashville Ballet company dancer and current School of Nashville Ballet faculty member Eric Harris.
Tennessee Jack and the Kudzu Vine will be held at TPAC's Polk Theater for two performances:
Saturday, February 15 at 10 a.m.
Saturday, February 15 at 2 p.m.
Single ticket prices for Tennessee Jack and the Kudzu Vine begin at:
Reserved Seating: $23.00