The theatre arts are flying high in Franklin with the first annual Pressure Cooker, a new musical feast going on this month at the Boiler Room Theatre. It was back in March when the Boiler Room Theatre presented three nights of thirty-minute new musical works by some of Nashville’s most promising new talents. From that historic weekend, three very special pieces, City of Light, a Gilbert and Sullivan adaptation by Michael McFaden, Once Upon A Tree by Janet McMahan, David Huntsinger, Tom McBryde and Robby Coles, and Umbrella by Steve Leslie and Len Cohen were chosen as finalists for the fall. After a busy summer, they are now ready to jump back into the pressure cooker, in hopes of securing the top prize, a fully staged production in BRT’S 2013 season, and the mentoring of BRT’S musical guru Jamey Green.
The Pressure Cooker dates are September 20 for City of Light, September 21 for Once Upon A Tree, and September 22 for Umbrella, all beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students at boilerroomtheatre.com or 615-794-7744.