Joker Phillips will act at Lexington Children’s Theatre

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State Sen. Kathy Stein and her husband, Lexington Legends founder Alan Stein, were a hit at last year's Lexington Children's Theatre Celebrity Showcase as Becky and Tom from "Tom Sawyer." They'll be back this year. Photo by Rich Copley |

New University of Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips headlines the performers in the Lexington Children’s Theatre’s second annual local notable event, Celebrity Showcase Goes Wicked.

Joker Phillips. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Herald-Leader.

Joker Phillips. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Herald-Leader.

The theater launched the fund-raising event last spring with well known Lexingtonians such as Lexington Legends founder Alan Stein and WVLK radio host Jack Pattie playing parts from some of the theater’s best-loved shows. This year puts a sinister twist on the theme, with the celebs playing favorite villains from LCT shows.

In addition to Phillips, the lineup will include WVLK’s Sue Wylie, Lexington Center President and CEO Bill Owen, Miss Kentucky Mallory Ervin, and Lexington Fayette Urban-County Council persons Kevin Stinnett and Doug Martin. Stein and his wife, State Sen. Kathy Stein, who were a big hit as Tom Sawyer and Becky last year, will be back as the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood.

Here’s the rest of the cast list:

Deidre Ransdell – Androcles
Kathy Plomin – Isabella
Doug Martin – Captain

Hansel & Gretel
Melissa Bacon – Witch
Renee Jackson – Gretel
Dr. Zwischenberger – Hansel

Amanda Ferguson – Helga
Janet Holloway – Mother Gothal
Tim Soulis – Theo

Red Riding Hood
Sen. Kathy Stein – Red
Alan Stein – Wolf

Tomato Plant Girl

Sue Wiley – Bossy Best Friend
Kelly Anne Beile – Little Girl

Pam Perlman – Elphaba
Karyn Czar – Glenda

Wicked John
Bill Owen – John
Jack Cunningham – John- Devil

Joker Phillips – Little Devil 1
Tucker Richardson – Little Devil 2
Kevin Stinnett – St. Peter
Lindy Karns – Wife

Jim Richardson will again be the emcee and Miss Kentucky Mallory Ervin will sing.

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