Category Archives: Lexington Opera House

Review: The Phantom of the Opera by University of Kentucky Opera Theatre

The administrators of the rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera have gone to great lengths to make sure the student productions they authorize are student productions. No faculty appearances, recent grad cameos or guest artist ringers in … Continue reading

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Lexington Opera House seat sale

Yes, after its 2008 renovation some people might consider the Lexington Opera House’s seats so comfortable they’d like to have one at home. But that’s not what this seat sale is about. From 2 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 26, … Continue reading

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The Rep presents Bye Bye Birdie in August

  The Rep musical theater, which made its debut in December with the original show Smackdown for the Christmas Crown at the Lyric Theatre, has announced its second production: Bye Bye Birdie Aug. 3-5 at the Lexington Opera House. The show has special significance to … Continue reading

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Listen: Scott Terrell on movie music

The centerpiece of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary is Saturday night’s (Jan. 14, 2012) concert of movie music at the Lexington Opera House. Leading up to the show, we have run two articles: ~ A Jan. 8 piece on … Continue reading

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New free-ticket program will expose kids to Broadway shows in Lexington

Longtime Broadway Live subscriber Linda Carey called Lexington Opera House general manager Luanne Franklin because she couldn’t use her four tickets to Shrek and wanted to donate them back. That gave Franklin an idea. For years, she had wanted to … Continue reading

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Central Kentucky Arts 2011: Big events and big changes

We did not have a major international event in Lexington this year like 2010’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, but it felt like a big year in the arts. WEG was a catalyst for a lot of big names and … Continue reading

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Broadway Live at the Opera House, 2011-12

The Lexington Opera House has announced what is calls a “monster” 2011-12 season that will simultaneously celebrate two anniversaries: the series’ 35th and the theater’s 125th. The series was started by Richard F. “Dick” Pardy, who ran the Opera House … Continue reading

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Stage door: Ryan Shirar

Coming Thursday on LexGo: Mama Rose came at the right time for Katie Owen, though at first it did not seem that way. For years, Lexington musical theater artists have wondered how long Central Kentucky could keep Ryan Shirar. A … Continue reading

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Shows not getting out of Cats’ way

It used to be that area performing arts groups would go to great lengths to avoid presenting shows that would conflict with a University of Kentucky men’s basketball game. But Saturday night, despite the fact that they will overlap with … Continue reading

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Ryan Shirar is departing for Cincinnati

Paragon Music Theatre has announced that founder Ryan Shirar will step down as the company’s music director and executive director after its May production of Gypsy to accept a full scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory … Continue reading

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