The Gingerbread Kid


Nashville Children's Theatre Sat, Feb 3 2:00 PM
Discovery Day
Join us after the show for After-words, a discussion with the cast and crew about the show.We also have Nashville's own micro-chocolate factory Poppy & Peep will join NCT for its special Discovery Day performance! The first 50 families to visit their booth in the NCT lobby will receive a free gingerbread bonbon! Before and after the show, confectioners will be available to talk more about the "sweet life" working in the micro-factory and display the various stages of making their gingerbread bonbon.
Nashville Children's Theatre Sat, Feb 10 2:00 PM
Neuro-Inclusive Performance
This performance is a Neuro-Inclusive performance, designed to create a welcoming experience for ALL audience members. Whether you have a neurodivergent child or not, everyone is encouraged to join and enjoy the show. What benefits one benefits all! A Neuro-Inclusive Interpreter will be present near the stage to signal any loud or startling moments, so that audience members may prepare for them. For more information regarding Neuro-Inclusive performances and other accessibility accommodations, please visit
Nashville Children's Theatre Sun, Feb 11 2:00 PM
ASL Interpreted Performance
This performance is an American Sign Language Interpreted performance. For seating with the ASL Interpreter in direct line-of-sight to the stage, please select seats near the front of House Left (the lower-right corner of the map) by clicking the button labeled "Need Accessible Seats?". For more information regarding ASL interpreted performances and other accessibility accommodations, please visit
Nashville Children's Theatre Wed, Feb 14 1:00 PM
Homeschool Day Performance
This is a performance specially designed for our Homeschooling patrons. Homeschool Day performances are followed by a special post-show Q&A session with some of the professional actors and members of the production team, as well as post-show activities based on the themes of the production. Tickets for Homeschool Day will go onsale to both Season Members and Non-Members on 7/1/23.



Music by Jodi Marr

Book and lyrics by Abe Reybold

In Hill Auditorium

World Premiere

January 27 – February 25, 2024


Life is SWEET in this pop music fairy tale frolic. When the magical child of a baking couple accidently eats all of their parents’ sweets, they run away as fast as they can from facing the consequences. As the race builds, Allspice meets a kooky cast of storybook favorites including Henny Penny and her gang, Little Boy Blue, and Foofinella, of Little Bunny Foo Foo fame. Will Allspice always be on the run? Or will a hungry fox stop them in their sugary tracks? A remix of the classic gingerbread man story for a whole new generation.