Lexington Children’s Theatre, 416 West Short Street, has announced a slate of nine shows, including classics and contemporary hits along with two world premiers, and its summer family musical.
I Dedicate This Ride – The world premier of Frank X Walker’s play about Isaac Murphy opens LCT’s 72nd season. 2 p.m. Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 2.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – The return of Laura Numeroff’s voracious mouse. 2 p.m. Oct. 10 and 17, 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 16.
River Rat and Cat – The unlikely friendship of River Rat and Cat is put to the test in this show. 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 23, 2 p.m. Oct. 24.
Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells – Would Junie B. Jones have it any other way? This is the big holiday show across the street from LCT, at the Lexington Opera House. 2 p.m. Nov. 27 and Dec. 5, 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 4.
The Neverending Story – Many moms and dads, and maybe their kids, know the 1984 movie or the Michael Ende book. Here’s the stage version by David S. Craig. 2 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19, 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 18.
Cows Don’t Fly and other known facts – Kentucky native Paul Brett Johnson’s stories come to life on the LCT stage. 2 p.m. Jan. 23 and 30, 2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 29.
Anne Frank and Me – A girl travels in time back to Nazi-occupied France, seeing a completely different life. 2 and 7 p.m. March 5, 2 p.m. March 6.
The Princess Who Lost Her Hair – The season’s second world premier is LCT education director Jeremy Kisling’s story set in deep Africa where a selfish and prideful princess loses her hair and must learn humility to get it back. 2 p.m. March 13 and 20, 2 and 7 p.m. March 19.
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type – The season closer is a visit to Farmer Brown and his mischievous animals. 2 p.m. May 1 and 15, 2 and 7 p.m. May 14.
Season tickets range from a three-show series for $9.50 a seat to all nine school-year shows for $8.50 a seat. Single show tickets go on sale Sept. 1. Tickets to Willy Wonka are a separate price at $16 adults, $13 children. To order tickets, call (859) 254-4546, ext. 247 or visit www.lctonstage.org.