Halloween on a Monday? If you’re not one of those folks who feels they can just reassign a holiday willy-nilly, then there are some great entertainment options leading up to your tricks and treats. If you do move the date, then just be sure you still have time for these local live productions. Seriously. They’re awesome.
The Boys Next Door at Lamplighter’s
10/28 – 10/30
“The off-Broadway hit, The Boys Next Door, is the second offering of Lamplighter’s Theatre Company’s ‘A Place to Belong’ season. This funny yet touching play focuses on the lives of four mentally-challenged men who live in a communal residence under the watchful eye of a sincere, but increasingly despairing, social worker. The play is marked by the compassion and understanding with which it peers into the half-lit world of its handicapped protagonists, compelling BackStage magazine to call it ‘…one of the most unusual…and one of the most rewarding plays in town.'”
Macabaret at Street Theatre
10/27 – 10/30
“Back by popular demand! If you’re in the mood for a ‘slightly warped, slightly psychotic and extremely macabre evening of cabaret-style entertainment,’ come enjoy a night of ghoulish fun…. The final Friday & Saturday evening performances are special Halloween shows, and the audience is encouraged to come dressed in costume, with prizes for Best and Most Original costumes! So leave the kids at home carving pumpkins and come to Macabaret for some ‘fiendishly good entertainment’ for the grown-ups.”
Bug at Out Front on Main (Murfreesboro)
10/27 – 10/30
Reservation Information: (615) 516-6279
“Out Front on Main presents Tracy Letts’ Bug, directed for the stage by George W. Manus, Jr., focuses on ‘on an unhinged war veteran who holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room, while the line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation.’ It runs October 13-31, Thursdays-Sundays at 7:30 p.m. with an additional show on Halloween night followed by a costume ball.”
The Rocky Horror Show at the Boiler Room
10/27 – 10/29
“On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean-cut young people, Brad Majors and his fiancee Janet Weiss, run into trouble and seek help at the freaky Frankenstein mansion. However, little did they know that the mansion is inhabited by alien transsexuals from the planet Transylvania and Dr. Frank N Furter is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments. Rated R.”
Also check out these great broadcast events of the British National Theatre shows at the Green Hills Regal 16 Cinema.
Remember- always make reservations!
Most theatres allow patrons to make reservations online
(links included for you convenience) or by phone.