April 12 - May 13, 2018

By Ernie Nolan
Based on the book by Adam Rubin
and illustrations by Daniel Salmieri
New Production!

"What's the worst thing that could happen? You learn something new?"

Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want a bunch of dragons at your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. But save the spicy salsa. When dragons eat spicy salsa… oh boy. You’ll discover the results can be explosive.

Adapted from the New York Times best seller, Dragons Love Tacos  is a deliciously funny tale of new friends and the perfect snack, and full of fiery fun for your entire family. 

Parents, you can review our Parent Tip & Info page which helps you know if your child is ready for the show.


Director // ERNIE NOLAN
Choreographer // PAUL VASTERLING
Circus Movement // JACOB WEISS
Costume Design // PATRICIA TABER
Lighting Design // SCOTT LEATHERS
Projection Design // COLIN PETERSON
Company Stage Manager // DANIEL C. BREWER


Check out this behind-the-scenes peek at Paul Vasterling and the fantastic Nashville Ballet dancers rehearsing for DRAGONS LOVE TACOS! Can you spot the taco pantomime? Notice that there are eight Ballet dancers rehearsing in two groups of four. That is because the Ballet dancers will alternate performances so their muscles can rest between performances.


Nashville Children's Theatre builds all of our productions right here in Nashville. From concept to construction, our artisans create original designs for each production. 

As each production is developed, Executive Artistic Director Ernie Nolan and the design team works through show concepts with renderings, models, samples and sketches to determine what the show will look like in each scene. Below, take a peak at renderings by Scenic Designers Scott Leathers and Rachael Silverman showing what you'll see on our stage.