Category Archives: Theater

Studio Players adds a performance of ‘Leading Ladies’

This is a good way to start a theater season: Studio Players is having to add a performance of its season-opener, Ken Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies,” to accommodate audience demand. It seems audiences are agreeing with Herald-Leader critic Candace Chaney, who … Continue reading

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Singletary Center announces 2014-15 lineup

The Singletary Center for the Arts has announced a 2014-15 season that includes several artists who previously had big shows in the area, plus another classical music superstar to collaborate with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. As in recent … Continue reading

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SummerFest honors Joe Ferrell with first lifetime achievement award in outdoor theater

Longtime Lexington director Joe Ferrell was honored with the inaugural SummerFest lifetime achievement award before Friday night’s performance of Twelfth Night. The newly established award was created to honor, “an individual who has contributed to the production of quality outdoor theatre … Continue reading

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SummerFest lets the casts out of the bag

The casts and directors for SummerFest’s first year in the MoonDance at Midnight Pass amphitheater have been announced, with a number of familiar names to Lexington theater fans among them and a new director to open the festival. Matthew Johnson, … Continue reading

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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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Lexington filmmaker brings her big-city experience home

Stephanie Wyatt booked her first movie within days of moving to Los Angeles. But then, on the set, someone said something to her that would resonate through her entire stay in Hollywood. “This lady turned to me and said, ‘You’re … Continue reading

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Woodford Theatre 2014-15 season

  The Woodford Theatre has announced a 2014-15 season that will open with a play written by the man whose directorial effort closed out the just-finished season. This will be the first season programmed since Trish Clark was named as … 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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