Bravo Creative Arts Center was founded in February 2006 to provide a quality, creative outlet for youth.
"Our Music City community is filled with many youth with creative talents and gifts, but limited opportunities to share and use those gifts."
The Founders, having a great appreciation for the arts and a heart for working with young people, decided to build it.
So, with a giant leap of faith, Bravo Creative Arts Center was founded. ''Build it and they will come'' has certainly proven true for Bravo. Thousands of youth have been served in Bravo's sixteen year history.
Young musicians have performed to packed houses of friends and family, youth have gathered to write and perform improvisational skits, artistic youth have gone out into the community to give back by performing at The Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, local festivals, and Autism Speaks.
Teens and children have assembled to rehearse for sixty-four main stage productions produced by Bravo including story book classics like Peter Pan, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Oliver and Broadway musicals like The Lion King, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Annie, Willy Wonka, Seussical, Godspell, Shrek, Bye Bye Birdie, Once Upon a Mattress, Elf, and the Tennessee premiere of Disney's The Little Mermaid.
Bravo is fortunate to have the support of a giving community who helps to sew costumes, build sets, and create props. Bravo has also been acknowledged by the community with honors including Best Live Theater, Best Youth Arts Program, and Best Youth Music Instruction.