Center-Based Performance Opportunities

Many of the FiftyForward centers provide members with the wonderful opportunity to perform — whether it’s singing, acting or dancing. FiftyForward members delight in sharing their talents; many groups give seasonal performances as well as travel to perform for others.

FiftyForward Donelson Station

Primetime Players is a performing company that offers classes and opportunities in musical theatre, cabaret, Follies, concerts, plays, comedies, dance and more.

Donelson Station Choral Group offers performance opportunities for all singers who are 50+.  The choir meets on Fridays from 11 a.m. – noon and often performs for nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. The choir is free to all FiftyForward members.

For more information on these two groups, please contact the center at 615-883-8375.

FiftyForward Knowles

The Choraleers are a choral group that meets regularly on Thursdays, 10 a.m. – noon. No auditions are required – anyone can join. They perform periodically throughout the year primarily at retirement and nursing homes. For more information, contact the center at 615-743-3400.

FiftyForward Madison Station

The Silver Notes, a concert band of dedicated musicians, perform solely for the pleasure of making music and sharing it with others. They practice at the center each Wednesday at 1 p.m. For more information, call the center at 615-860-7180.

The Golden Tones chorus is a lively ensemble of individuals who love to sing. No training or music reading skills are necessary. They practice on Fridays at 1 p.m.

Both musical groups present concerts in the community. They perform as requested, primarily throughout the Madison community, at senior high rise residences, nursing homes, community fundraisers, etc.  For more information or to request a performance, contact the center at 615-860-7180.

The Larry Keeton Theatre

Named by the Nashville Business Journal as the third most highly attended theatre in Nashville, The Larry Keeton Theatre serves scrumptious dinners and provides thrilling performances. Operating under the Senior Center for the Arts, a nonprofit organization and wholly owned subsidiary of FiftyForward, our mission is to offer affordably-priced training in the arts to the community and to enhance the artistic talents of our members and artists of all ages. For more information and to view the theatre’s performance calendar, visit

To order tickets online, visit

  • Senior adults appear in all SCA productions.
  • A $30 ticket assures a topnotch dinner and play.
  • Tickets for the Christmas show are $32 for dinner and show.
  • Group tickets (15 or more people) are $27 for dinner and show. (Christmas show is $29 for groups of 15 or more.)
  • Sunday shows are matinees: lunch is 1 p.m., show at 2 p.m.
  • Parking is free.

To learn more about the Larry Keeton Theatre, please call (615) 883-8375.

Located in FiftyForward Donelson Station, 108 Donelson Pike (between the train tracks and Lebanon Road), the Larry Keeton Theatre offers a full range of entertainment, learning, exhibition and performing experiences for both older adults and the community at large.

To produce high-quality arts experiences for all ages of the community, dozens of center volunteers are involved in myriad activities from set design and construction, costume design and production, ticket sales, ushering, serving dinner, taking dance classes and performing as singers, dancers, and actors. They combine lifelong or new skills with long-held aspirations and the desire to give back; they experience positive, tangible results of their efforts.

The Larry Keeton Theatre gives Nashville area residents of all ages the thrill of live theatre, provides exposure to other artistic experiences and showcases the talents of seniors – all at consistently affordable prices and in a safe and convenient location. The Theatre also offers learning and performance experiences not otherwise available in the community – including an inexpensive kids’ theatre “camp” each summer that culminates in a production in which the young actors perform.

Named the Larry Keeton Theatre in honor of a community leader who has been a long-time supporter of both the center and the performing arts program, theatre performances originate in the center’s auditorium. Past musicals include Annie, Spitfire Grill, Dream Girls, Steel Magnolias, Miracle on 34th Street, Hello Dolly, The Wizard of Oz, Mame and A Chorus Line.