Tag Archives: Arboretum

SummerFest: Comparing Streetcars

It occurred to me Tuesday watching the final dress rehearsal of SummerFest’s production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire that this is the first time in 14 years covering theater in Lexington I have seen the same show presented … Continue reading

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SummerFest’s monsters

Kentucky Conservatory Theatre’s SummerFest has its monsters lined up for the annual event July 6 to 24 in the Arboretum on Alumni Drive. The theme for the season is monsters, with trio of shows featuring monstrous characters in numerous forms. … Continue reading

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SummerFest organizers eye the other three seasons

Patricia Clark started noticing it a few years ago at Kentucky Theatre Association meetings and other theater gatherings. Instructors and directors would come up to her and talk about students that had gone through the Kentucky Classical Theatre Conservatory and … Continue reading

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Review: SummerFest’s Once on This Island

After several summers of giving us musicals with songs we know by heart, SummerFest delivers a show with a story that will stay in our hearts. And some of the tunes may stay with us too. Like Hair (SummerFest 2008) … Continue reading

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Slide show: Summerfest’s Once on This Island

SummerFest closes out its 2009 season with the musical Once on This Island by writer Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty. The musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl in Haiti who believes the gods spared her … Continue reading

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First Look: SummerFest’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

SummerFest presents Patti Heying’s production of Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Robert Lewis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde July 15-19, 2009, in the Arboretum on Alumni Drive. In this version, Jekyll is played by one actor … Continue reading

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KCTC SummerFest’s 2009 lineup

Kentucky Classical Theatre Conservatory’s Summerfest, held annually at the Arboretum across from Commonwealth Stadium, has unveiled its lineup of three plays, none of which have been presented in the Arboretum in the past decade. They are: Henry IV, Part 1, … Continue reading

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