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SummerFest: Bo knows monsters

Bo List has walked the monstrous path as a playwright before with Dracula … A Variation, his 2007 amalgamation of all the other variations of the Dracula story he had seen before, from Bram Stoker’s novel to the Mel Brooks’ comedy Dracula: Dead … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Slideshow: SummerFest’s Rent

SummerFest closes out the 2010 season with Rent, through July 25. Given the show’s stature in recent theater history and this being the first locally-produced version of it, we’ve been giving it some extensive  coverage, so here’s a little Rent … Continue reading

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Rent notebook: First run-through

SummerFest‘s production of Rent had it’s first run through Sunday night. A run through means the production is run from beginning to end with no or limited stopping. It usually gives the director a fairly good idea of how ready … 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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Review: UK Opera Theatre’s River of Time

Note: Space is finite in newspapers, really more finite than ever. This being a new opera, I wrote a bit longer than a usual review, and a little bit longer than the printed page in Saturday’s paper will hold. This … Continue reading

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First Look: Bluegrass Opera’s double feature

We didn’t get to hit a dress rehearsal of Bluegrass Opera‘s Saturday night show, but we did get a sneak preview Tuesday night of Quantum Mechanic by John Bilotta with a libretto by John McGrew and Chicken Little, The Sky … Continue reading

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