September 14 – October 1, 2017

New Production!
By William Kent Williams, 
Adapted from the book by Eleanor Estes

"Do you think the only lessons learned in life are in books?"

Generous underwriting support for this production provided by

"Fresh and relevant" - Amy Stumpfl, The Tennessean

"The Hundred Dresses led to one of the best conversations I've had with my 7 year old in a long time"  - Lauren Breeze, Nashville Fun for Families

 "Lyrical, graceful and heartfelt" - Jeffrey Ellis, Broadway World Nashville

"A story that resonates" - Chad Young, Nashville Parent

Wanda Petronski, the new girl in Room 13, speaks with an accent, has a funny last name, lives in the wrong part of town, and wears the same faded blue dress to school every day. Who would believe she has a hundred bright, shiny new ones at home. As Wanda's story unfolds, her classmates learn the secret of the hundred dresses and with it, a lesson in tolerance, in taking responsibility, and in living with the consequences of one’s actions.

Based on the Newbery Honor winning novel, The Hundred Dresses takes audiences of all ages on a heartwarming journey about finding the courage to stand up for others, even if you are standing alone.

Teachers, you can download NCT's Curriculum Guide for The Hundred Dresses.

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


Director // ERNIE NOLAN
Scenic Design // MITCH MASSARO
Costume Design // PATRICIA TABER
Lighting Design // BILL RIOS
Sound Design // JOSH STARK
Company Stage Manager // DANIEL C. BREWER


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