Monthly Archives: October 2009

David Crowder’s master plan

The David Crowder Band Performs with Seabird and Danyew at 8 p.m. Nov. 6 at Southland Christian Church. For David Crowder, there is a master plan. That would seem to be a natural position for Crowder, one of the most … Continue reading

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How would you like your Time Warp?

Fans of Rocky Horror have two ways to see the show this Halloween weekend which as Mr. Tunis reminds us, is an hour longer on Halloween night. The kids at the Berea College Theatre Laboratory are presenting The Rocky Horror … Continue reading

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Mark O’Connor and the UK Symphony

It’s a typical rehearsal two days before a concert. The University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra is on the stage in the Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall with conductor John Nardolillo stopping occasionally to tweak parts, but mostly letting … Continue reading

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Always wanted to direct? Studio Players soliciting proposals

Studio Players is soliciting play proposals from potential directors for its 2010-11 season. For several years, the theater in the Carriage House on Bell Court has programmed seasons by selecting plays from director proposals. Hopefuls may submit as many as … Continue reading

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Lexington is a great place for artsy kids

When I moved to Lexington in 1998, one thing that immediately struck me about the ­local arts scene was the prominence of children and organizations geared toward children. The Lexington Children’s Theatre’s shows rated the same sort of attention as … Continue reading

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Review: Paragon’s Hello, Dolly!

If you can walk out of Hello, Dolly! saying, “That was fun,” then mission accomplished. This is not one of those musicals that are supposed to help you realize deeper truths about life and the human condition or to leave … Continue reading

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First Look: Paragon Music Theatre’s Hello, Dolly!

As promised, here’s the slideshow from the first act of Paragon Music Theatre’s Hello, Dolly! Oct. 22-25 at the Lexington Opera House. Feature story: Adam Richard Fister has become a staple of Lexington musical theater.

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Preview: Hello Dolly

We’ll have a complete slide show for you Thursday, but, stealing a page from Todd Owyoung’s I Shoot Shows site, here’s a sneak peek at Paragon Music Theatre’s Hello, Dolly!

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Actors Guild managing director leaving

The managing director of Actors Guild of Lexington, Kimberly Shaw, is leaving the theater to become the stage manager of a production that will tour Europe through 2010. Her departure leaves the embattled troupe with its top two management posts … Continue reading

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Actor and director Jack Parrish dies

Click here to sign an online guest book for Mr. Parrish. Jack Parrish, a mostly Richmond, Va.-based actor and director who spent the last few years of his life enriching the Central Kentucky theater scene, died Thursday after a battle … Continue reading

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