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SummerFest honors Joe Ferrell with first lifetime achievement award in outdoor theater

Longtime Lexington director Joe Ferrell was honored with the inaugural SummerFest lifetime achievement award before Friday night’s performance of Twelfth Night. The newly established award was created to honor, “an individual who has contributed to the production of quality outdoor theatre … Continue reading

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SummerFest lets the casts out of the bag

The casts and directors for SummerFest’s first year in the MoonDance at Midnight Pass amphitheater have been announced, with a number of familiar names to Lexington theater fans among them and a new director to open the festival. Matthew Johnson, … Continue reading

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Extreme makeover for SummerFest

SummerFest, the annual July theater festival in The Arboretum, will get an extreme makeover this year. Kentucky Conservatory Theatre, which presents SummerFest, has announced the next two summers of shows in a schedule that will reduce the number of productions … Continue reading

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Review: SummerFest’s A Streetcar Named Desire

Read and see more: Feature: When Evan met Ellie Notebook: Comparing Streetcars Gallery: A Streetcar Named Desire Video: Scene from Streetcar Rain and lightning finally cleared away enough Friday night for SummerFest to open its production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named … Continue reading

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SummerFest: Comparing Streetcars

It occurred to me Tuesday watching the final dress rehearsal of SummerFest’s production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire that this is the first time in 14 years covering theater in Lexington I have seen the same show presented … Continue reading

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Video: A Streetcar Named Desire

SummerFest’s production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire plays through July 22 at at the Arboretum on Alumni Drive. Here’s a scene from the show in which Stanley (Evan Bergman) tells his wife Stella (Ellie Clark) that he suspects … Continue reading

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Video: Music of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  One of the features of SummerFest’s production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is original music. We talk to director and composer Adam Luckey and Kentucky Conservatory Theatre student composers Sarah Webb and Cameron Taylor about their contributions to … Continue reading

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SummerFest auditions are this weekend

If you want to play in the park this summer, particularly play a character such as Puck, Stanley or Elle Woods, then get thee to SummerFest 2012 auditions this weekend. The annual July theater extravaganza in the Arboretum on Alumni Drive … Continue reading

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KCT/SummerFest and UK Theatre announce 2012-13 lineups

Kentucky Conservatory Theatre/SummerFest and the University of Kentucky Theatre both announced lineups for next season, today. For  KCT/SummerFest it is the first time announcing a year-long lineup. The SummerFest lineup also boasts the first local production of Legally Blonde – The … Continue reading

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Duplication of plays is a tiresome trend

When I heard that Central Kentucky was going to get a production of Tracy Letts’ 2008 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County in the 2011-12 arts season, I was excited … the first time it was announced. That … Continue reading

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