Category Archives: Musicals

Look for familiar Lexington faces on the Tonys

Being in the most talked about show on Broadway usually means you are going to get a pretty prominent position on Broadway’s biggest night on television. And that will be the case for two Lexingtonians Sunday night when the 68th … Continue reading

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Familiar names on Lexington Children’s Theatre 2014-15 season

Charlie Brown and Linus in the Christmas classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” which the Lexington Children’s Theatre will present in a live production in November and December at the Lexington Opera House. © Photo from United Feature Syndicate Inc.   … Continue reading

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Broadway Live boasts all-new lineup

In a market that thrives on revivals, it is hard for a long-running touring Broadway series to come up with a season free of repeats. But that is what Lexington Opera House general manager Luanne Franklin has done with the 2014-15 … Continue reading

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Lexington Children’s Theatre trading Princesses

One of the lurking frustrations of programming musical theater is that you can have a show programmed and ready to present, and rights can be revoked at the last minute due to circumstances way beyond your control. A notable instance … Continue reading

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Audra McDonald, Lyle Lovett, Rosanne Cash headline EKU Center’s 2014-15 season

The Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts in Richmond announced its fourth season of shows Wednesday. It is the first programmed by executive director Joel Aalberts, who became the center’s chief last summer. The lineup of 29 shows kicks … Continue reading

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UK Opera warns about ‘Les Miz’ ticket scalping

The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre has encountered an unwelcomed and unpleasant surprise in the weeks leading up to its production of Les Miserables, which opens Thursday at the Lexington Opera House, 401 West Short Street: online ticket scalping. Some … Continue reading

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‘Flashdance’ canceled at EKU Center for the Arts

This weekend’s performances of Flashdance — The Musical At the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts have been canceled, “due to unforeseen circumstances,” according to the center’s Facebook page. This would have been the Central Kentucky debut for the … Continue reading

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John O’Hurley, aka Seinfeld’s J. Peterman, in Lexington-bound Chicago

Chicago is a show known for casting celebs in its leading roles, and the same can be said for the touring production’s Lexington engagement. And this one has an added Lexington twist. John O’Hurley, who may be best known for playing … Continue reading

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Video: Lady Windermere’s Fan

Just a warning, men: We don’t fare too well in this clip from Bluegrass Opera‘s production of Lorne Dechtenberg’s Lady Windermere’s Fan, based on the novel by Oscar Wilde. I will say, these two men did a pretty good job ganging up … Continue reading

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Vocal ailment sidelines ‘Patsy Cline’ actress

All the pieces seemed to be in place for this weekend’s sold out performances of Always … Patsy Cline at Studio Players, a revival of the theater’s best-selling production ever with its original cast. But then biology intervened, and the weekend turned into … Continue reading

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