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Woodford Theatre 2014-15 season

  The Woodford Theatre has announced a 2014-15 season that will open with a play written by the man whose directorial effort closed out the just-finished season. This will be the first season programmed since Trish Clark was named as … Continue reading

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‘Tuna Christmas’ actors practice what they teach

See a photo gallery from A Tuna Christmas. Jason Meenach and Greg Adams haven’t required their students to come see their door-slamming, cross-dressing turns in The Woodford Theatre’s production of A Tuna Christmas. But any of Meenach’s and Adams’ drama students … Continue reading

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Clark named Woodford Theatre director

The board of The Woodford Theatre in Versailles has removed the word interim from executive and artistic director Trish Clark’s title. The former Paul Laurence Dunbar High School drama teacher and Lexington Shakespeare Festival artistic director has taken the permanent … Continue reading

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The Woodford Theatre’s 2012-13 season

  The Woodford Theatre has announced it’s 2012-13 season, which is a significant milestone as it’s the first season selected by new artistic director Steven J. Arnold. When Arnold took the reigns of the theater last summer, following the retirement … Continue reading

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Jim & Melissa – a marriage made in theater

Jim and Melissa Wilkeson are doing something this weekend they have not done in 16 years of marriage: they’re performing opposite each other in a play. Both Wilkesons are familiar to Lexington theatergoers. Jim has played roles such as Dub … Continue reading

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Stage door: Beth Kirchner

VERSAILLES — Beth Kirchner was at a get-to-know-you cookout shortly after moving to Woodford County with her husband. She mentioned to one of the guests that she had a degree in theater. “She said, ‘Oh, theater? We have a theater … Continue reading

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Woodford Theatre director resigns

Beth Kirchner has resigned her post as artistic/executive director of The Woodford Theatre. In a news release, Kirchner said that with the theater in sound fiscal and artistic shape, it is time for her to hand the reigns to 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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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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@WEKU: Building Arts Communities, Part 3 – Venues

The third part of “Building Arts Communities,” the series the Herald-Leader has partnered with WEKU-FM 88.9 to present, aired this morning with me looking at Lexington and Central Kentucky’s arts venues. I visited Danville, Richmond and talked to several officials … Continue reading

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