Prince has featured song in new Christmas show in Nashville

Published 5:19 pm Friday, December 10, 2010

Local performer Jennifer Prince has a featured song in a new show called A Scattered, Smothered and Covered Christmas, now running through December 19 at the former Boots Randolph supper club in Printers Alley, downtown Nashville, TN.

Her uptempo gospel tune called Packed Up, Prayed Up, Ready To Go is a featured song in the first act and is later reprised as a major choreographed, full-cast musical number.

Scattered, starring Threes Companys Joyce DeWitt, is about an unlikely group of people who get snowed in at a Waffle House on Christmas Eve. The show is getting good reviews at Nashvilles new dinner theater as the opening musical production for writer/director and entrepreneur Kaine Riggan, who plans to develop the theater into a downtown tourist destination for Nashville visitors. The venue is just three blocks from the Ryman Auditorium and four blocks from the Bridgestone Arena.

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DeWitt says she is having a great time working in Nashville and adds, Jennifers song is a crowd-pleaser every night.

Packed Up, Prayed Up, Ready To Go is among 15 songs in the show from songwriters such as Randy Travis, T. Graham Brown, Paul Overstreet and other well-known Nashville songwriters.

Jennifer played several of her songs for me and I passed on them, Riggan recalls. I asked her if she had anything else and she said she had this gospel song but she didnt think it would work for the show. I asked her to play it for me anyway and when I heard it I went, Wow – its perfect.

Prince, a frequent performer in Polk County and the Upstate, lives in Nashville. She now works primarily in the Nashville area, locally in western North Carolina and in the South Carolina upstate, with other travel dates spread throughout the year.

For more information about Jennifer Prince and A Scattered, Smothered and Covered Christmas, go to or call 615-613-2156, or go to or call 615-889-4000.