Tag Archives: Studio Players

Shows not getting out of Cats’ way

It used to be that area performing arts groups would go to great lengths to avoid presenting shows that would conflict with a University of Kentucky men’s basketball game. But Saturday night, despite the fact that they will overlap with … Continue reading

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Studio Players revives ‘Forever Plaid’

Studio Players has announced it will present Forever Plaid as its annual summer musical, July 7-31 at the Carriage House Theatre. The last time Studio mounted a production of the show about a 1950s doo-wop quartet was 1997, and it … Continue reading

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Podcast: Playwrights Jones, Hope and Wooten

When it came time to write about Studio Players’ production of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten‘s Christmas Belles, we decided it was time to stop talking to people about the ubiquitous playwrights and talk to them. Fortunately, the … Continue reading

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Midnight benefit performance of Studio Players’ The Jungle Fun Room

Studio Players is presenting a benefit performance of it regional premier production of Brian Hampton’s The Jungle Fun Room at midnight Friday. The show is about a group of actors pursing their dreams, and this pay-what-you-can performance will benefit a … Continue reading

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Red letter dates on the 2010-11 arts calendar

The 2010-11Central Kentucky arts calendar is bolstered by an unprecedented slew of performances during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. But outside of that, it is a really strong and interesting year with marquee touring artists coming into town and … Continue reading

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Central Kentucky arts community rallying behind Robert Parks Johnson

Robert Parks Johnson, a revered Lexington theater artist and (I am proud to say) freelance culture writer for the Herald-Leader, has been waging a fierce battle with cancer this spring and summer – surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, the works. Over … Continue reading

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Studio Players’ Run for Your Wife

Studio Players closes its 2009-10 regular season with the Ray Cooney’s comedy Run for Your Wife. The show is about a London cab driver who is married to two women. An accident one morning threatens to expose his bigamy and … Continue reading

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Studio Players 2010-11 season

Studio Players unveiled its 2010-11 season Thursday night. It is … Sept. 16-Oct. 10: The Jungle Fun Room by Brian Hampton – A comedy about struggling actors who work at children’s birthday parties in New York City. Hampton’s Checking In … Continue reading

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Video: Wait Until Dark at Studio Players

With Wait Until Dark in its final days of rehearsal for its opening tonight at Studio Players, we swung by to talk to actor Sharon Sikorski and director Bob Singleton about the challenges of presenting Frederick Knott’s play about a … Continue reading

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Eric Seale’s busy season

Eric Seale knew he would be busy this month. He just didn’t know how busy. Last spring, Seale signed on to direct Studio Players’ production of “True West,” now playing through Feb. 7. He had submitted the Sam Shepard script … Continue reading

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