Trace Adkins shares stage
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
– Trace Adkins is not the only one in the family with an eye for the stage. Mackenzie Adkins, his 10-year-old daughter, will play a Munchkin in the Nashville engagement of The Wizard of Oz, Jan. 13-18 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC).
Mackenzie is 1 of 12 students from a dance school in Franklin Tenn., who will perform. In each of the cities on the national tour of The Wizard of Oz, children audition as a group, and are selected by representatives of the musical to appear in the local engagement. Five groups from the Nashville area auditioned for the opportunity on Dec. 6.
Mackenzie first attended TPAC with her family in 2001 to see the musical "Blue's Clues Live," which marked the beginning of her father's interest and advocacy of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Over the past eight years, Adkins has made appearances for TPAC in conjunction with musicals presented for family audiences.
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