Tag Archives: SummerFest

Let’s do SummerFest’s Rocky Horror again

It’s just a jump down to Buster’s Billiards and Backroom on Oct. 30 and 31 to see SummerFest’s production of The Rock Horror Show a couple more times. The outdoor summer theater fest presented the stage version of the iconic … Continue reading

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Summer Theaters going year-round

Two of Kentucky’s longstanding summer theaters have announced plans to expand their offerings around the calendar. In Lexington, SummerFest will produce its first indoor, school-year show with a production of Tracy Letts’ Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning August: Osage … Continue reading

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No final act for Rocky Horror

SummerFest‘s production of The Rocky Horror Show came to a premature conclusion with Sunday night’s cancellation of the final performance of the show and of the festival. Patrons were already in the Arboretum, the SummerFest venue, Sunday night when spotty … Continue reading

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SummerFest: Bo knows monsters

Bo List has walked the monstrous path as a playwright before with Dracula … A Variation, his 2007 amalgamation of all the other variations of the Dracula story he had seen before, from Bram Stoker’s novel to the Mel Brooks’ comedy Dracula: Dead … Continue reading

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SummerFest: Dmetrius Conley as Richard III

Dmetrius Conley’s theatrical path was set when he was a student at the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville, and he got to do a scene from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. “I loved the scene, and I remember telling another … Continue reading

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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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A dastardly lineup for SummerFest 2011

SummerFest has announced a villainous lineup for July at the Arboretum. The annual outdoor theater event will open with William Shakespeare’s Richard III directed by Sidney Shaw, July 6-10. The next production gets into more literal monsters with SummerFest artistic … Continue reading

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Artz to direct Downtown Arts Center

Joe Cannon Artz has been named the new general manager of the Downtown Arts Center. Artz, 40, was the executive director of the Kentucky Classical Theatre Conservatory/SummerFest for the past two years after a two-year stint as president of its … Continue reading

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New theater troupe announces first production

A trio of theater artists is launching a new company with a production Dec. 2-11 at Bellini’s Grand Ballroom, 115 West Main Street. Project SEE Theatre will present Steven Dietz’s 1993 play Lonely Planet, about a man who tries to … Continue reading

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Spotlight Lexington Festival – Local talent knows: You can get to Broadway from here

Monday night’s Spotlight Lexington performance on the Courthouse Plaza stage is designed to show off local triple threats — artists who can sing, dance and act — and who have made it to Broadway and some who hope to. It’s … Continue reading

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