Tag Archives: Lexington Opera House

Bluegrass Opera announces August show

The Bluegrass Operahas announced its next production, which will be a milestone in numerous ways for the contemporary opera troupe. The Opera will present Pulitzer Prize winner Ernst Bacon’s A Tree on the Plains, a 1942 Opera set in the … Continue reading

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Broadway Live at the Opera House, 2011-12

The Lexington Opera House has announced what is calls a “monster” 2011-12 season that will simultaneously celebrate two anniversaries: the series’ 35th and the theater’s 125th. The series was started by Richard F. “Dick” Pardy, who ran the Opera House … Continue reading

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Ryan Shirar is departing for Cincinnati

Paragon Music Theatre has announced that founder Ryan Shirar will step down as the company’s music director and executive director after its May production of Gypsy to accept a full scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory … Continue reading

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‘Legally Blonde’ wins three Oliviers

Elle Woods had to go from California to New England to get a law degree, but she had to go all the way to England itself to get some theatrical award love. Legally Blonde – The Musical, the show that … Continue reading

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What is a sellout?

Last week at le blog and in Sunday’s Herald-Leader, I wrote about the recent wave of sellouts at Lexington venues, including three shows over the weekend – Jason Aldean at Rupp Arena, Itzhak Perlman at the Singletary Center, and the … Continue reading

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Is the sellout back?

The afternoon of Feb. 6, I was standing in line at the Singletary Center for the Arts box office behind a handsomely dressed couple that looked like they had just come from church to see the final performance of the … Continue reading

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An EKU-Centre arts rivalry?

I am not aware of any historic rivalry between Centre College and Eastern Kentucky University. But it seems like one fired up on Monday morning, when EKU announced Debra Hoskins, the former assistant director at Centre’s Norton Center for the … Continue reading

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UK Christmas opera cancelled

The University of ­Kentucky Opera Theatre’s Dec. 21 and 22 presentation of Thomas ­Pasatieri’s God Bless Us ­Everyone at the Lexington Opera House has been cancelled. The show, which is the world-premier production of the new opera by the writer … Continue reading

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Note: Steve Martin will not be funny, tonight

So much for sophisticated New Yorkers. The crowd at New York’s famed 92nd Street Y reportedly became indignant Monday night when renaissance guy Steve Martin and interviewer Deborah Solomon focused too much on art, the subject of Martin’s latest book, … Continue reading

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Review: Kenny Rogers at the Opera House

Kenny Rogers was joking around with Buddy, his new best friend in the front row at the Lexington Opera House, who he was tossing $10 bills for every song he remembered when Rogers played it. The Gambler joked about buying … Continue reading

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