Category Archives: Theater

UK Theatre taking ‘Dispute’ to Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The University of Kentucky Theatre is heading across the pond to present an adaptation of Pierre de Marivaux’s The Dispute at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, next week. The Fringe Festival is the world’s largest arts festival taking place over three weeks and hundreds … Continue reading

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Notebook: My broadest smiles at ’42nd Street’

A few minutes into the opening night performance of The Lexington Theatre Company’s 42nd Street, Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba took the stage to a hearty round of applause — a true Broadway ‘star entrance’ here in Lexington, Kentucky. But I like to … Continue reading

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Tony Award winner bows into Lexington ’42nd Street’ cast

Tony Award-winning actress Karen Ziemba, will play Dorothy Brock in the Lexington Theatre Company‘s production of 42nd Street, July 23 to 26 at the Lexington Opera House. This rounds out the casting for the company’s inaugural production, which mixes a … Continue reading

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AthensWest Theatre Company announces first full season

AthensWest Theatre Company, Lexington’s first theater in several decades to regularly engage actors under contracts with Actors Equity, announced its first full season of plays, Tuesday night. The season, announced at a fund-raising event at Belle’s Cocktail House, includes an … Continue reading

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2015 Tony Awards live blog

Well the Tony Awards seem like a good excuse to finally break le blog’s unplanned hiatus (May was a busy month professionally and personally, including one child graduating from high school and another turning 16). The Tonys are an interesting award show … Continue reading

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Lexington high school theater tipster

This weekend sees 2015 spring semester high school theater getting into swing with several musicals and a play on tap. Here’s a look at what’s coming up, with a little interesting info on each show — there are some enticing shows … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at the Lexington Opera House

In some interpretations, Peter Pan can come across as such a little brat — the ultimate perpetual adolescent that you wish would just grow up and get a clue. But like many a good prequel, Peter and the Starcatcher tells us there’s … Continue reading

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Parks and Rec shows it can revive Downtown Arts Center

When the Lexington Department of Parks and Recreation took over management of the Downtown Arts Center in July, new director Celeste Lewis was prepared for a getting-to-know-you period before arts groups and presenters bought into the new era. But quite … Continue reading

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Notebook: The Lexington Theatre Company’s Concert with the Stars

More pictures: Click here for our Concert with the Stars photo gallery. A new theater company announcing 42nd Street as its first show makes a statement that can be freely translated as, “We’re not messing around.” The 1980 Tony Award winner for best … Continue reading

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Q&A with Concert with the Stars’ Jonathan Groff

The Lexington Theatre Company is launching with a bang Saturday night, bringing in three Broadway stars Laura Bell Bundy, Jonathan Groff and Mara Davi to perform solo and with aspiring local and regional talents. We got to chat with Bundy … Continue reading

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