• Columbia State Spring Musical-Shrek

    Columbia State Spring Musical-Shrek

    Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

    Shrek the Musical is the Spring 2014 musical. Performed by the Columbia State Commercial Entertainment program, this musical is the capstone performance of this year’s Performance Series. The spring musical is entertaining and fun. Past shows include Once Upon a Mattress, 9 to 5, Cats, Grease and The Wiz. Columbia State’s Commercial Entertainment program is one of only two programs in the country to specifi cally train talented students to be dancers, singers and songwriters.

    Seating is very limited so purchase your tickets early.

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  • An Acoustic Evening with Pam Tillis

    Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.

    With more than seven million albums sold, 14 Top Five songs and more than six #1 hits, there’s no denying that Pam Tillis is a formidable force in country music. No stranger to its stage, Tillis became the first woman of the new millennium to join the Grand Ole Opry. She is also one of the first women in Nashville to produce her own album and has gone on to earn Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year, CMT’s Top Female Video Artist, two Grammy Awards, seven ACM nominations and 11 CMA nominations.


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  • Ring of Fire - The Music of Johnny Cash

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.


    Stories of faith, family, passion, redemption and humor set the stage ablaze in the production of Ring of Fire—The Music of Johnny Cash, which features more than 35 of Cash’s hits, including I Walk the Line,  I've Been Everywhere, Folsom Prison Blues, A Boy Named Sue and Ring of Fire. Ring of Fire will have you stomping your feet as the cast brings the past to life, touching on the life and times of one of the world’s most legendary musical artists.

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  • A Tribute to the King

    Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.

    Through his remarkable resemblance and his incredible talent to emulate and perform the voice and style, Travis LeDoyt flawlessly captures the essence and portrays a true “Tribute to the King.” Specializing in the 1954-1959 years, LeDoyt performs a spectacular, jawdropping tribute to the man that shaped a generation.


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  • Broadway Songs of the Great White Way

    Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

    Franc D’Ambrosio is best known as the “Phantom” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning musical, The Phantom of the Opera. Retaining the “World’s Longest Running Phantom” title for more than a decade, D’Ambrosio has gone on to a varied and amazing solo career. He studied under Luciano Pavarotti and currently tours throughout the U.S., Europe and South America, sharing his vibrant voice and legato singing with audiences of all ages.

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  • The Official Blues Brothers Revue - Sold Out!

    Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

    Dan Akroyd, Judy Belushi and Music Director Paul Shaffer bring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood in The Official Blues Brothers Revue, capturing the spirit of the cultural phenomenon that pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel and soul music in the true spirit of the original Blues Brothers.  This tribute strikes the right balance of humor, music and mayhem.

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The Performance Series

Kicking off its twelfth year, the Performance Series is committed to bringing diverse and engaging entertainment opportunities to Columbia State students and the surrounding region.

Past seasons have featured a wide variety of theater and music performances from across the country and around the world.  This year’s line-up promises to bring audiences to their feet with an eclectic mix of shows including an astounding acoustic performance from one of Nashville’s most celebrated female artists, a night of humor, music and mayhem that pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel and soul music, and much more.

First Farmers & Merchants Bank is returning for a fifth year as the title sponsor of the 2013-2014 Performance Series presented by Columbia State Community College. “First Farmers & Merchants Bank is a pillar of the southern Middle Tennessee community. We are fortunate to have their support,” said Dr. Janet F. Smith, president of Columbia State. “The Performing Arts are essential to our community, and this commitment on the part of First Farmers shows that both organizations are devoted to hosting outstanding cultural events year-round.”

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