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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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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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Review: UK Opera’s La Boheme

Over the last decade, the University of Kentucky Opera program has been lucky to count Gregory Turay among its alums. He’s the one who fulfilled the dream of winning at the national level of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, … Continue reading

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SummerFest musicals need more prep time

Reading Candace Chaney’s review of SummerFest’s production of Rent for the Herald-Leader, I felt like I was reading a review of a dress rehearsal. In a sense, that’s what it was. In its journey to be this year’s SummerFest finale, … 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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Audio slideshow: Rent, no day but today

For the cast of SummerFest‘s production of Rent, this week is the culmination of a journey that, for many, started the first weekend of the year. For numerous performers, it’s also the fulfillment of a long-held dream to play the … 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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Rent notebook: Music director Mark Calkins

At a Wednesday evening rehearsal of Rent, Johnny Dawson has just finished singing Your Eyes and wails “Mimi!” and Musetta’s Waltz, a classic tune from from La Boheme plays. “I get chills when I hear that La Boheme music,” says … Continue reading

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Rent notebook: Work

One of the obvious answers to the question “How are we going to pay the rent?” is work. And amidst the excitement of staging Central Kentucky’s first locally-produced version of Rent, director Tracey Bonner sometimes has to remind her cast … Continue reading

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Opera group for young Bohemians of all ages

The Lexington Opera Society‘s big party at 6:30 p.m. May 22 in the Singletary Center for the Arts is billed as Prelude to It’s a Grand Night for Singing, which is June 11 to 20. It’s also the launch of … Continue reading

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