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Steve Zahn will be on stage in Lexington next month in The Rep’s ‘Smackdown’

Film star and Lexington resident Steve Zahn will perform live on stage next month at the Lyric Theatre in a production by The Rep, the local theater company he runs with his wife, Robyn Peterman-Zahn, and local dance legend Diana … Continue reading

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The Rep presents Bye Bye Birdie in August

  The Rep musical theater, which made its debut in December with the original show Smackdown for the Christmas Crown at the Lyric Theatre, has announced its second production: Bye Bye Birdie Aug. 3-5 at the Lexington Opera House. The show has special significance to … Continue reading

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Paragon directors launch new company

With the departure of founder and music director Ryan Shirar, Paragon Music Theatre closed following its performance of Gypsy in May. But stage director Robyn Peterman Zahn and choreographer Diana Evans Pulliam wasted little time in collaborating on a new … Continue reading

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Stage door: Ryan Shirar

Coming Thursday on LexGo: Mama Rose came at the right time for Katie Owen, though at first it did not seem that way. For years, Lexington musical theater artists have wondered how long Central Kentucky could keep Ryan Shirar. A … 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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2009: The year in Central Kentucky arts

New Year’s Day 2009, I assumed by New Year’s Eve I would have written about at least one Lexington arts group closing its doors. The economy was buried nose-first in the ground and theaters and other arts organizations were closing … Continue reading

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Review: Paragon’s Hello, Dolly!

If you can walk out of Hello, Dolly! saying, “That was fun,” then mission accomplished. This is not one of those musicals that are supposed to help you realize deeper truths about life and the human condition or to leave … Continue reading

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Review: Paragon’s cabaret at Natasha’s

Most of us who follow musicals have had those wow moments, where we see a song we’ve known for years in the context of the show it’s from and get what it’s all about. One of the secrets to the … Continue reading

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Paragon Music Theatre’s cabaret returns

Paragon Music Theatre served up a surprise hit with its summer cabaret programs at Natasha’s Bistro & Bar last year, so they are back for another round. “We always appreciate the opportunity to feature people in ways that we simply … Continue reading

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First Look: Paragon Music Theatre’s ‘The King and I’

Here’s our slide show of Paragon Music Theatre’s production of The King and I. Mouse over the bottom of the slide show to get controls. Click on the little comment cloud to the left to activate captions. If you click … Continue reading

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