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Opening night THE TEMPEST

August 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0

Jocelyn Kasper will be appearing in Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s (NSF) summer production of THE TEMPEST on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Additional TEMPEST shows on Labor Day Monday, Sept 2, and on Friday, Sept 27 (see all dates below).

Jocelyn Kasper as Gonzalo with Alan Lee as King Alonso

She will be portraying GONZALO, the wise counselor to King Alonso of Naples. Marooned on a desert island after a stormy shipwreck, they are searching for Prince Ferdinand whom they fear has succumbed to the waves. On another part of the island, Ferdinand meets and falls in love with Miranda, the 15-year-old daughter of Prospero, magician and former Duke of Milan.

Prospero had been ousted from his dukedom 12 years previous by his own brother, Antonio, and the King. The play opens as Prospero conjures a tempest upon them as they are returning from a voyage to Africa where the king’s daughter was newly married. Inspired by revenge, but choosing forgiveness instead, Prospero summons island spirits to assist him as he embarks on a personal journey toward virtue and redemption.

[The NSF Apprentice Company program presents Shakespeare’s PERICLES on Fridays: Aug 16, 23, 30; Sept 1, 6, 13, and 20. They also assist in THE TEMPEST.]

Opening night of THE TEMPEST is Thursday, August 15 at OneC1TY. Continuing dates are:

Sat, Aug 17
Sun, Aug 18
Thurs, Aug 22
Sat, Aug 24
Sun, Aug 25
Thurs, Aug 29
Sat, Aug 31
Sun, Sept 1 (double feature)
Mon, Sept 2 Labor Day
Thurs, Sept 5
Sat, Sept 7
Sun, Sept 8
Thurs, Sept 12
Sat, Sept 14
Sun, Sept 15
Thurs, Sept 19
Sat, Sept 21
Sun, Sept 22
Thurs, Sept 26 in Franklin
Fri, Sept 27
Sat, Sept 28
Sun, Sept 29 (closing night)

After 30 years in the bandshell at Centennial Park, NSF is moving to the brand new OneC1TY venue off Charlotte Avenue. Easy onsite garage parking is free.

The final weekend, September 26, 27, 28, 29th (closing show), will be presented at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 110 Everbright Ave, Franklin, TN 37064. All shows begin with a talk and music during your picnic. Plan to arrive by 6pm (or 5:30 on Saturdays) for preferred seating.

Curtain at 7pm. FREE with suggested $10 donation. More details: More pics and updates:


August 15, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Ella has really enjoyed the camp! Thank you

- M. G.

Grace is having a great time and came home last night wanting to play more guitar!

- J. S.

You have always been a constant in my life for the past 11 years. I am so grateful for all you have taught me, not only musically but in life as well. Taking lessons with you has helped me break out of my shell and become more confident in myself.

- R. M.

[Joceyn Kasper] was such a great teacher and always so wonderfully positive! Never judged. I still remember things she taught me all those decades ago..these years I’ve found my voice again. Singing makes a person healthy and happy!

- J. R.

You are such a resource and inspiration to my being.

- H. S.

I got a book a while back: "A Classical Approach to Jazz Piano." I looked closely at it in the store, to be sure that I could deal with it, and thanks to my brief tenure with Jocelyn Kasper, I saw that I could.

- B. T.

I loved my lessons with Ms. Kasper. She always made me feel like a good piano player, even though I wasn't!

- A. J.

Thank you so much for teaching Jackson. He loved you as a teacher and he learned so much. He loves the instrument as a result and you were great with the kids! Thanks again,

- L. S.

Many thanks for your great teaching ability!! Carter very much enjoyed your class!

- A. C.

Glad to see that Graham enjoys this and is actually learning something (thanks to you!). I'll need to be better about helping him stick to a practice schedule. Thanks again,

- R. I.

Thanks for a great year. Kiran really enjoyed it and… is keen to buy an electric guitar.

- M. T.

Thank you so much for working with Mack this year. He has improved so much and he loves guitar! You do a great job with him. He needs direction and consistent discipline and he repsonds VERY WELL to you! It is amazing to see his interest and focus as you…

- B.F.H.

Thank you for a wonderful year!

- K. H.

Thank you so much for teaching my son… the guitar. Will loved taking lessons and I enjoyed watching his growing appreciation for music. I enjoyed the recital and appreciate all the hard work you have done. Thank you so much for all you added to our lives.

- J. H. H.

Landon loved his first lesson. I was amazed how much he learned in a 30 minute lesson. :)

- M. C.

You are the best teacher ever and if I am doing well it is due to YOU!

- S. M. R.

Ethan would love to continue guitar lessons with you in the Fall. Thank you for all that you've done. I am amaized at the results, considering how little Ethan practiced at home! Thanks again,

- M. T.

Thanks so much for teaching Henry this past semester. He really enjoyed it.

- J. Mc.

Thanks for a great lesson today… just when you think you have a piece down pat, there are so many more ways to improve it and make it ever more musical!

- D. N.

Thanks for your very clear explanations and instructions and your encouragement and great enthusiasm for life and MUSIC!

- H. S.

Thanks for teaching Will. He loves your class.

- C. M.

After one short lesson, MacGregor jumped into the car and played the theme from Mission Impossible ALL THE WAY HOME! Thank you for opening the world of music to him - by teaching him the guitar!

- J. M.

I am a former voice student of Jocelyn Kasper. I can say without a doubt she helped me to become a more confident singer. I wholehearted recommend her to anyone.

- T. W.

I sang some this morning for the first time since my last lesson and it was so relaxing, it is amazing what singing and music in general can do for one's psychology!

- D. N.

Jolie really loved music class and absolutely loves to sing.

- C. S. G.

I have enjoyed seeing olivia progress over the year. she's more confident, she sings from her diaphragm, proudly projecting! it's great to see her enthusiasm. i'm grateful for your instruction and guidance.

- A. N.

Your relationship with Fiona is very special. She admires you very much.

- N. M.

Thank you so much for all your support and understanding yesterday, it helped very much to just be able to talk to you about it.

- D. N.

I've learned so much from you, not only about singing and music, but about life! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

- H. H.

Thank you for teaching me how to sing better! I've had so much fun during voice lessons.

- J. M.

Cannot express my gratitude at having you in my life!!

- G. F.

I enjoyed our summer lessons with Schubert. You opened up a treasure trove for me I never even knew existed.

- D. N.

Jocelyn, you've taught me so much. You're a great teacher and I'm going to miss you.

- M. W.

I asked him yesterday if he wanted to keep taking guitar and he said "yes mam' as long as I can I want to!!" That is very encouraging!

- B. F. H.

Thank you for never giving up on me! You are the best :-)

- A. S.

... a wonderful voice lesson ... I feel I am learning so much ... about what singing really means!

- D. N.

Thank you for your encouragement. I feel like I have a voice after your excellent, precise, professional instruction. You are a master ...

- S. M. R.