Category Archives: Musicals

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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EKU Center for the Arts announces 2013-14 season

The third season at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts will include a couple musicals that have not made it to the region yet and several rock ‘n’ roll tribute acts. One of those will be something of … Continue reading

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Live blog: Barnstable Brown Party

  Everybody loves a hometown hero. UofL basketball star Peyton Siva could barely do interviews for all the fans cheering SIVA! SIVA! as he entered the Barnstable Gala. He said he was enjoying the love and looks forward to coming … Continue reading

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Barnstable Brown Gala celebrates 25 years

Louisville’s Barnstable Brown Gala will celebrate its 25th edition with plenty of old friends and some new faces Derby Eve. Among the familiar faces at the home of The ‘Ville’s hostess with the mostess, Patricia Barnstable Brown, will be reigning … Continue reading

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UK Opera Theatre will present ‘Les Miserables’ in October

Even before the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre opened its blockbuster production of Phantom of the Opera last October, director Everett McCorvey knew there was only one show to do for an encore: Les Miserables. So, the day after Phantom closed, McCorvey says … Continue reading

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UK adds musical theater program

Students at the University of Kentucky have been able to get degrees in vocal music or theater, but not musical theater, until now. Starting next fall, theater and music majors will be able to earn musical theater certificates while studying at … Continue reading

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