Tag Archives: Kentucky Classical Theatre Conservatory

Wilde goes wild in KCT spoof

It started with a fight. Last summer at the Kentucky Classical Theatre Conservatory, fight director Henry Layton choreographed a fight to a scene from the Oscar Wilde classic The Importance of Being Earnest. “It was really exciting to everyone involved, … Continue reading

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Artz to direct Downtown Arts Center

Joe Cannon Artz has been named the new general manager of the Downtown Arts Center. Artz, 40, was the executive director of the Kentucky Classical Theatre Conservatory/SummerFest for the past two years after a two-year stint as president of its … Continue reading

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New theater troupe announces first production

A trio of theater artists is launching a new company with a production Dec. 2-11 at Bellini’s Grand Ballroom, 115 West Main Street. Project SEE Theatre will present Steven Dietz’s 1993 play Lonely Planet, about a man who tries to … Continue reading

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Spotlight Lexington Festival – Local talent knows: You can get to Broadway from here

Monday night’s Spotlight Lexington performance on the Courthouse Plaza stage is designed to show off local triple threats — artists who can sing, dance and act — and who have made it to Broadway and some who hope to. It’s … Continue reading

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Rent Notebook: Finding the right voices

See the entire cast list for Rent and the other SummerFest shows, The Merchant of Venice and Pride and Prejudice. Read the first entry in our Rent Notebook. Tracey Bonner and Mark Calkins had seen several traditional musical theater vocal … Continue reading

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SummerFest 2010 looks great on paper

In many pursuits we talk about how something looks on paper — how capable are the forces that have been assembled at accomplishing the task at hand? By that criteria, it looks like a great July in the Arboretum for … Continue reading

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Rent Notebook: Tune up #1

The workshop participants are singing “Will I lose my dignity?” the chorus from “Rent” in which members of an HIV support group wonder what lies ahead for them. “What does making contact mean?” director Tracey Bonner asks the participants in the workshop, … 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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Theatrical way to start 2010’s 525,600 minutes

If you are a musical theatre performer, Kentucky Classical Theatre Conservatory literally has a way for you to start the year off on the right foot. Tracey Bonner, who will direct this summer’s production of “Rent” for KCTC’s SummerFest, will … Continue reading

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‘Rent’ highlights SummerFest lineup

You don’t have to wait five-hundred, twenty-five thousand, six-hundred minutes for the first local production of “Rent” in Central Kentucky. SummerFest will present Jonathan Larson’s groudbreaking Broadway musical July 21 to 25 at the Arboretum on Alumni Drive to close … Continue reading

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