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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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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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First Look: Paragon Music Theatre’s Hello, Dolly!

As promised, here’s the slideshow from the first act of Paragon Music Theatre’s Hello, Dolly! Oct. 22-25 at the Lexington Opera House. Feature story: Adam Richard Fister has become a staple of Lexington musical theater.

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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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Marquee additions to the Philharmonic season

The Lexington Philharmonic‘s new music director, Scott Terrell, is going to start his tenure with more marquee names on the season schedule than the orchestra has had in quite a while. In addition to Evelyn Glennie, probably the best-known classical … 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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UK Theatre: It’s been a very good year

The University of ­Kentucky Theatre’s ­season comes to a close this week with, appropriately, an ­innovative show that has the students working to push the bounds of stage work. Paparazzi: Saviors of the World is appropriate because the UK theater … Continue reading

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