Studio Players 2012-13 season
Studio Players has announced its 2012-13 season, which will kick off in September with The King — Elvis, baby.
Sept. 13-30: Elvis Has Left the Building by Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate. Colonel Parker has booked an important date for Elvis to play, but he can’t be found. Can anyone stand in for The King? Directed by Eric Seale, artistic director of Actors Guild of Lexington.
Nov. 8-25: My Three Angels by Samuel Spewack and Bella Spewack. In French Guiana, three escaped convicts show up at a shop intending to rob it but end up helping the financially distressed shop owners. The 1953-54 Broadway play was the basis for the 1955 Humphrey Bogart movie We’re No Angels, one of his rare comedies. Directed by Ross Carter, director of last season’s opener, The 39 Steps.
Jan. 10-27: Southern Comforts by Kathleen Clark. A New Jersey widower and Southern widow meet and fall in love during a rainstorm, though they have to overcome some pronounced differences. Directed by David Senatore, director of last season’s production of Bad Seed.
March 7-24: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Tim Kelly. Sherlock Holmes returns to the Studio stage in this production directed by longtime Studio artist Gary McCormick.
May 9-26: Funny Money by Ray Cooney. A comedy about a briefcase containing a fortune in unmarked bills. Bob Singleton, director of this year’s The Graduate, directs.
Before all that, Studio presents its annual summer musical, The Great American Trailer Park Musical with music and Lyrics by David Nehis and a book by Betsy Kelso. It opens July 12 for a four-week run.
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Raised by opera-loving parents in a rock ’n’ roll world, Rich Copley has parlayed his broad interests into his career writing about arts and entertainment. Since 1998, he has covered performing arts, film and faith-based popular culture for the Lexington Herald-Leader, the daily newspaper in Lexington, Ky. MORE | E-mail Rich