NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Before The Franklin Theatre will take an extended programming break through the remainder of 2020, people can enjoy its last two shows from the comfort of their own home.
The live shows are The Gatlin Brothers Fan Favorites on Saturday, July 25 and Mac McAnally on Friday, July 31.
Tickets for both shows, which ere were reduced in order to comply with social distancing requirements, are sold out. Each show will also be live-streamed from the stage and tickets for the live stream performance are available for purchase.
“We had been negotiating these dates specifically as live, socially distanced concerts with an added live-stream audience,” Couch said. “Since the idea of a combination live show/live stream from our theater is such a new and innovative concept, we felt that it was in the theater’s best interest to try this format out as it may influence the theater’s ability to re-open,” said Paul T. Couch, executive director of The Franklin Theatre.
Both the Gatlin Brothers’ and Mac McAnally’s performances will be live-streamed directly from the stage of The Franklin Theatre. To ensure the broadcast is shown in a high-quality format for the online audience, the live stream will be produced by video production veteran Alan Reitano and his company, Cypress Creek Creative.
In addition to having a virtual front-row seat for each concert, live stream ticket holders will be able to chat with the artists as they respond to messages during the concerts.
Couch said ticketholders will get details on how this portion of the live stream will work prior to the day of show.
Admission to the live stream shows is limited. Both shows will begin at 8 p.m. Doors to the theater, for those with tickets to seats in the venue, will open at 7 p.m. To reserve your ticket to the live stream, visit the theatre's website or call the box office at 615-538-2076. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.