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The Smack-Off: A Christmas Reality Show

Dec 19, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014 19th - 7:00 PM & 20th - 21st- 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Guignol Theater, UK Campus, Lexington, KY
The Smack-off: A Christmas Reality Show!!!

Come join the Rep for an evening of laughter and holiday fun! The Billy’s and the Bobbie’s are back competing for a record contract and a tour of seventy-two State Fairs!!!

A colorful and delightful show with over seventy dancers and singers! We’ve even got Miss Kentucky, Jenna Day and Steve Zahn (who has never been Miss Kentucky)!!!

Don’t miss the fun! Only five shows and tickets are going FAST!



Location: Guignol Theatre, 465 Rose Street

Dates: Dec. 19, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m., Dec. 20 and 21 at 2 p.m.

Ticket info: Student $12/ Adult $22/ Senior $16



859-257-4929 or www.scfatickets.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-REP/103499279754151



R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train Murder Mystery 'Rudolph the DEAD Nosed Reindeer'

Dec 13, 2014 6:00 PM

R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train, 150 Oliver Lewis Way, Lexington KY
The North Pole is all a-twinkle as the annual Deer of the Year awards banquet is about to honor one of its best. What happens when the winner of this year’s award to everyone’s wondering eyes doesn’t appear? Come join Donner, Dasher, Prancer, Blitzen and Vixen in a hoof-pointing adventure to figure out where the guest of honor really is. See who has been naughty or nice in Bluegrass Mystery Theatre’s Rudolph the Dead-Nosed Reindeer! Tickets are $109.95 per adult and $69.95 per child (ages 5-12) plus tax & gratuity.


866-801-3463


Rapunzel (Bluegrass Youth Ballet)

Lexington Opera House (Lexington, KY)
An original ballet created by Adalhi Aranda Corn. "Rapunzel" premiered in 2011, and is noted as Bluegrass Youth Ballet's most popular ballet! This Brothers Grimm classic comes to life on stage! Be enchanted by the the magic, the drama, and the fabulous dancing! Follow Rapunzel as she longs to be part of the outside world, and she battles the Witch to escape the only life she knows inside of her tower.

Jennifer Levine (Bluegrass Youth Ballet)
859-271-4472
jen@bluegrassyouthballet.org



The Nutcracker In One Act (Bluegrass Youth Ballet)

UK Singletary Center for the Arts (Lexington, KY)
Bluegrass Youth Ballet's signature ballet, "The Nutcracker in One Act", has been delighting audiences for years with its magic, charm, and fantastic array of colors! Follow Clara in her dream on a cold wintry night as she battles the evil rat queen and meets the Snow Queen, who presents her with her Nutcracker Prince, in a frosted land with dancing snowflakes. Clara and her Prince enter the Land of Sweets where visitors from faraway lands entertain them with colorful dances.

Jennifer Levine (Bluegrass Youth Ballet)
859-271-4472
jen@bluegrassyouthballet.org



The Nightingale (Bluegrass Youth Ballet)

UK Singletary Center for the Arts (Lexington, KY)
New, original ballet by Bluegrass Youth Ballet Director, Adalhi Aranda Corn. The Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is brought to life through dance! The Emperor of China is enchanted by the song of the nightingale! When given a mechanical bird, all interest is lost in the real nightingale, and she escapes the palace. The overused mechanical bird breaks down. A few years later the Emperor is deathly ill, and the real nightingale returns to recover the Emperor's health with her beautiful song.

Jennifer Levine (Bluegrass Youth Ballet)
859-271-4472
jen@bluegrassyouthballet.org



Fiddler on the Roof

Leeds Center for the Arts
Leeds Center for the Arts is proud to present one of Broadway's most beloved shows, Fiddler on the Roof. This classic musical, set in prerevolutionary Russia examines the many pitfalls of a poor Jewish milkman tasked with marrying off his three daughters. Come enjoy the many classic songs such as "If I Were a Rich Man," "Tradition," and "Sunrise, Sunset." For tickets please call 859-744-6437. Visit www.leedscenter.org for more information.

Leeds Center for the Arts, 859-744-6437, 37 N. Main St. Winchester, KY


Anderson County Community Theatre

Anderson County High School
Steel Magnolias

Catherine Partlow 502-600-0614


Aquila Theatre in Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

The Norton Center for the Arts, Danville, KY
Shakespeare’s final work is considered one of his finest and most distinctive. The Tempest spins a magical tale of shipwrecks and storms, revenge and reconciliation, and a father’s love for his child. The play is set on an exotic island, where Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, is exiled with his daughter, Miranda. He seeks revenge against his conspirators, using his magical powers to conjure up a tempest to wreck their ship. Through a 60 minute guided tour, The Aquila Theatre will bring its innovative style and dynamic physical approach to Shakespeare’s famous magical tale of forgiveness and enlightenment. The New York Times has described Aquila’s productions as “Gleefully engaging…almost unbearable fun…directed with inspiration.”
Grade Recommendation: Middle & High School

http://dionysus.centre.edu/event/student-matinee-aquila-theatre-company-presents-the-tempest/

Brittany Duvall, 859-236-4692


Japanese Winter Plum Festival Student Matinee

The Norton Center for the Arts, Danville, KY
No fluent Japanese required! Kyogen Theatre, a form of traditional Japanese theatre, is designed to make the audience laugh. Performances represent humorous fables involving colorful townspeople. Movement and dialogue are very exaggerated, making the action of the play easy to understand. In addition to theatre performances, demonstrations of traditional Japanese culture including, tea sampling, flower arranging, calligraphy, karaoke, and much more will allow each participant to fully immerse themselves in Japanese culture. In partnership with Yamsguchi Prefectual University, the actors and many of the festival demonstrators will come to the Norton Center directly from Yamaguchi, Japan, exclusively for this special event. Come explore the rich culture of this “Land of the Rising Sun” through all five senses.

Grade Recommendation: Elementary, Middle & High School

http://dionysus.centre.edu/event/student-matinee-japan-festival/

Brittany Duvall, 859-236-4692


John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean Student Matinee

The Norton Center for the Arts, Danville, KY
A one-of-a-kind live black-light puppet show, John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean is a magical undersea adventure for kids of all ages. Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel are best friends who just happen to be fish, and they are about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery. It all starts with a treasure map. As they swim off in search of clues, they sing, they dance and they make new friends, including everyone in the audience. Ultimately they discover the greatest treasure of all: friendship.

Grade Recommendation: Preschool & Elementary School

http://dionysus.centre.edu/event/student-matinee-imagineocean/

Brittany Duvall, 859-236-4692


MEMPHIS: The Musical

The Norton Center for the Arts, Danville, KY
From the underground dance clubs of 1950′s Memphis where rock and roll was born, comes a hot musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. “Memphis” tells the story of DJ Huey Calhoun, a good ole’ local boy with a passion for R&B music and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer that’s ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey that’s filled with laughter and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. With original songs by Grammy® winner and Bon Jovi co-founder David Bryan, and a gripping true-life inspired story from writer Joe DiPietro, “Memphis” will leave you exhilarated by its explosive blend of electrifying music, soaring emotion and undeniable energy.

In 2010, “Memphis” won four Tony Awards®, including the award for Best Musical, as well as four Drama Desk Awards, including the award for Outstanding Musical.

http://www.nortoncenter.com/event/memphis/

Mandy Prather, 859-236-4692


Aquila Theatre in "Wuthering Heights"

The Norton Center for the Arts, Danville, KY
Bringing its signature style and dynamic approach, Aquila re-imagines one of the most famous love stories ever told with this heart-wrenching new production. Set on the wild, windswept Yorkshire moors, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is the story of free-spirited Catherine and dark, brooding Heathcliff. As children, they are inseparable and, with time, their affection deepens into a passionate love. But Catherine lets her head rule her heart as she chooses to marry the wealthy Edgar Linton. Heathcliff flees the moors broken-hearted only to return years later as a wealthy man, but is it too late for them? Over a century and a half after it was published, Brontë’s magnum opus remains an incredibly moving and classic tale of love, passion, and revenge. Impeccable design and a unique physical style combine with a marvelous cast to make Wuthering Heights an exquisite and captivating theatrical experience.

http://www.nortoncenter.com/event/aquila-theatre-company-in-emily-brontes-wuthering-heights/

Mandy Prather, 859-236-4692


Morehead Theatre Guild presents Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun

Rowan County Arts Center, 205 E. Main, Morehead, KY
Loosely based on real-life historical characters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, this wild-west show-within-a-show frames the ageless “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” love story of the famous sharpshooters who starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show during the late 1800’s. Suitable for all ages, Reserve tickets at 606-783-9857 or email rcartscenter@gmail.com

Angela Traver/Ashley Gilliam at 606-783-9857, email: rcartscenter@gmail.com


Burlesque Performer Training

Defiance Studios, 1555 E New Circle Rd #182, Lexington, KY 40509
Are you interested in becoming a burlesque performer? Do you have a strong affinity for theatricality and glamour and all things Oh-La-La!? Well, you've come to the right place!

Learn the basics of burlesque performance from award-winning professionals in sixteen 2 hour classes that provide all the skills you will need to create a marketable stage identity, successful acts and glamorous costumes, all while gaining confidence and poise, expressing sensuality and creativity, and having fun! This course is also VERY beneficial for pole dancers/athletes, exotic dancers, and aerialists as it will help to expand your floor work skills while helping to give your performances a theatrical edge that audiences, booking agents and producers crave!

The first hour of class is comprised of lectures and demonstrations while the second hour of class is in the format of a traditional dance class, referred to as “theory” and “movement.”

Theory Topics:
-Burlesque History
-Creating a Stage Identity
-Creating an Act Concept
-Music & Musicality
-Developing Character
-Choreography & Choreography of Events
-Professional Networking
-Burlesque Politics & Social Theory
-Costuming Basics
-Connecting with the Audience
-Makeup for Stage & Photography
-Hairstyling for Stage & Photography
-And MORE!

Movement Topics:
-Body Flow
-Powerful Entrances & Exits
-Bumps
-Grinds
-Shimmies
-Dancing in High Heels
-Walks & Struts
-Turns
-Level Changes
-Kicks
-Extensions
-Glove & Stocking Peels
-Dancing with Boas
-Fan Dancing
-Chair Dancing
-Muscle Isolation
-Dancing with Props
-Tassel Twirling
-Creating Exciting Reveals
-And MORE!

Required materials:
-The Burlesque Handbook by Jo Weldon (hardcopy or digital acceptable)
-A pen and notebook for notes.
-Ballet slippers, jazz, or contemporary dance shoes of your choice.
-Please dress in form-fitting stretchy clothing that will be appropriate for moving around!

Choose from three time slots:
Tuesdays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesdays 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM

$480 for sixteen classes, $250 for eight classes, $130 for four classes, or $35 drop-in. Tuition assistance is available for those who qualify.

Siobhan Durham, 859-264-1117, kentuckyburlesque@gmail.com


Bluegrass Heritage Museum 2nd Thursday Program

Bluegrass Heritage Museum, 217 S. Main Street, Winchester, KY.
Kevin Palmer discussed the Civil War and what happened in
Winchester during that time. He takes his information from the diary of a girl named Mattie Wheeler, who kept a diary of what occurred here in Winchester during the Civil War.

Sandra Stults, Executive Director
859-745-1358



Shrek: The Musical

Frankfort, KY
BTG is proud to present "Shrek: The Musical" at WHHS on June 19-22. A benign green ogre and his sidekick Donkey save the land from an evil lord and rescue a lovely princess from a terrible fate. Based on the blockbuster Dreamworks Animation movie. Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, Music by Jeanine Tesori. "Shrek: The Musical" is a fun filled show for the whole family! Pre-order tickets now at (502)696-1180.

Laurel Dailey
502-395-3986
http://www.bluegrasstheatreguild.com



CSA LIVE: An Evening of Story and Song

The Lyric Theatre/ 300 E. Third St., Lexington, KY 40508
CSA LIVE: An Evening of Story and Song is an interdisciplinary, collaborative concert produced by the Lexington Art League to celebrate Community Supported Art (CSA), a grass-roots program that connects visual, literary, and music artists to new audiences. Featuring new works and creative collaborations among CSA musicians and writers, CSA LIVE will showcase the talent growing in our own backyard. Cost is $15.

Kelly Karbowics


The Bluegrass Opera presents Lady Windermere's Fan

Aug 23, 2013 - Aug 24, 2013 7:30 P.M.

Lexington Opera House (Lexington, KY)
The Bluegrass Opera is proud to present the World Premiere of the musical "Lady Windermere's Fan." Written by Lorne Dechtenberg and based on the classic Oscar Wilde play, the show tells the story of a wealthy English household that is rocked by scandal, as rumors of marital infidelity turn a simple birthday into an ordeal that Lord and Lady Windermere won't soon forget. Join us for a marvelous evening of entertainment that runs the gamut from satirical and absurd to poignant and heart-warming. Playing for two evenings only at the Lexington Opera House!

Lexington Center Box Office - 859-233-3535
The Bluegrass Opera - 859-940-9379



Blood Song: The Story of the Hatfields and the McCoys - Outdoor Drama

McCarr,Ky
Go back in time and experience the famous Hatfield & McCoy Feud firsthand, as told by the characters who lived it, in a world-premiere drama staged in the home of the conflict. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime peek into the heart and soul of the feud that has captured the American imagination for over a century.


Blood Song: The Story of the Hatfields and the McCoys

A Play by Chelsea Marcantel

RATED PG-13

Proudly Presented by:
Hatfield & McCoy Arts Council, Inc.

Serving the Hatfield & McCoy Feud Region
"Celebrating our heritage through the arts!"

Location-
The Hatfield & McCoy Feud
Hatfield McCoy Park Outdoor Theater
McCarr, Ky

Cash Only General Admission $10.00 at the Park - All Ages

For more info visit
HatfieldMcCoyArts.com

Andrea Coleman , alccoleman81@gmail.com


Kentucky Theatre Conservatory's Summerfest Presents A Chorus Line

UK Arboretum 500 Alumni Drive Lexington, KY 40503
In this stunning musical, Broadway gypsies bare their souls and put their lives "on the line" as they audition for an unnamed Broadway musical providing a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration.
Tickets available at www.mykct.org, starting at $15

859.935.1564
www.mykct.org



Kentucky Conservatory Theatre's Summerfest Presents Peter Pan

UK Arboretum 500 Alumni Drive Lexington KY 40503
Peter and the Darling children will take flight utilizing innovative custom built puppetry and elaborate staging created by guest artist Travis Lope and Conservatory students. You have never seen a Neverland quite like this!
Tickets available at www.mykct.org, starting at $15

859.935.1564
www.mykct.org



Huck & Tom and the Mighty Mississippi

Mar 8, 2013 7:00 P.M.

The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset
Join Huck & Tom and all their friends in this foot-stompin' Children Prime Time Theatre musical.

The Center for Rural Development's Box Office 606-677-6000


Big Love

Feb 14, 2013 7:30 P.M., 2:00 P.M.

Feb 15, 2013 7:30 P.M., 2:00 P.M.

Feb 16, 2013 7:30 P.M., 2:00 P.M.

Feb 17, 2013 7:30 P.M., 2:00 P.M.

Feb 21, 2013 7:30 P.M., 2:00 P.M.

Feb 22, 2013 7:30 P.M., 2:00 P.M.

Feb 23, 2013 7:30 P.M., 2:00 P.M.

Feb 24, 2013 7:30 P.M., 2:00 P.M.

The Black Box Theatre at the Downtown Arts Center – 141 East Main Street.*
*Project SEE Theatre *
*is kicking off their second season in a BIG way... *
*
*Big Love by Charles L. Mee is an adaptation of the Greek tragedy The
Suppliants by Euripides and true to the epic greek form it shoots for the
heavens portraying unresolved conflicts of sexuality, love and justice.
Director Sullivan Canaday White says, “Charles Mee’s Big Love embodies
what I still believe great theatre to be: theatre that can only happen in
the theatre. Embracing and celebrating theatre’s uniqueness is the compass
I use when creating. Big Love is a world of excess and extremes with its
characters living in a constant state of crisis searching for the meaning
of justice, vengeance, freewill, and love. It is loud and messy and full
of human smells--fear and sweat and longing. It is quiet and beautiful,
ugly and surprising, funny and harrowing, entertaining and thought
provoking, dangerous and sublime.”*
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* The Italian Riviera - A bathtub - 50 brides fleeing 50 grooms - A
helicopter. *
*Join Project SEE as they kick off Valentine’s Day with their run of Big
Love, an inventive comedy that takes contemporary sexual politics to an
extreme – and then some. From the fragments of an ancient Greek tragedy,
Charles Mee creates a Dionysian free-for-all that pits unstoppable male
force against unmovable women. Big Love plays Thursday through Sunday for
two consecutive weekends opening VALENTINES DAY!*
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*When: February 14th - 17th & 21st - 23rd @ 7:30 and February 24th @ 2:00
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*For tickets and inquiries call 859-225-0370 or go to lexarts.tix.com
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*February 15th is a pay-what-you-can performance
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*February 24th empty seat passes will be sold for $10 ten minutes before
curtain.*


*For tickets and inquiries call 859-225-0370 or go to lexarts.tix.com



Woodford Theatre presents "Lucky Stiff"

Oct 5, 2012 8:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M.

Oct 6, 2012 8:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M.

Oct 7, 2012 8:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M.

Oct 12, 2012 8:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M.

Oct 13, 2012 8:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M.

Oct 14, 2012 8:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M.

Woodford Theatre, 275 Beasley Dr., Versailles, KY
A zany, offbeat, and very funny mystery farce complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds and a corpse in a wheelchair. Unassuming English shoe salesman, Harry Witherspoon, is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently-murdered Atlantic City uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo to show him the sights and should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, or worse, the near sighted girlfriend who killed him in the first place will inherit it all. A little bit of 'Guys and Dolls', a little 'Weekend at Bernies' and always hilarious!!

Woodford Theatre Box Office
859-873-0648



The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Oct 13, 2012 6:00 P.M.

Perry County Public Library
Presented by the Cincinnati Children’s Theater
Washington Irving's autumnal masterpiece tells of the new schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, his sweetheart Katrina, and the devilishly handsome Brom Bones. Written by award-winning Ohio Playwright, Kathryn Schultz Miller, this clever adaptation, loaded with hearty audience participation, is more funny than scary and comes complete with a Headless Horseman!
for all ages

cynthia france
436-2475



The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Oct 16, 2012 7:00 P.M.

The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset
Families can enjoy this children's classic in this Children's Prime Time Theatre performance.

For tickets, contact The Center for Rural Development
606-677-6000



Balagula Theatre presents: "BUG" by Tracy Letts

Natasha's Bistro & Bar / 112 Esplanade / Lexington KY 40507
Love, paranoia, and conspiracy theories take hold in this gritty psychological thriller by award winner Tracy Letts. BUG opens Balagula Theatre's 2012-2013 Season at Natasha's Bistro & Bar. Sept 9-12,16-19.

Natasha's Bistro / Balagula Theatre: 859-259-2754


Babes in Toyland

The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset
This Children's Prime Time Theatre performance is just in time for the start of the holiday season

The Center for Rural Development
606-677-6000



The Nutcracker Ballet

The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset
Celebrate the holidays with Kentucky Ballet Theatre's traditional ballet - The Nutcracker.

The Center for Rural Development
606-677-6000



TITANIC: The Musical

The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset
On the 100th anniversary of its tragic journey, TITANIC recounts the dreams, hopes, and aspirations of those aboard the fateful ship in this CenterStage performance.

The Center for Rural Development
606-677-6000



TITANIC: The Musical

Sep 22, 2012 7:30 P.M.

The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset
On the 100th anniversary of its tragic journey, TITANIC recounts the dreams, hopes, and aspirations of those aboard the fateful ship in this CenterStage performance.

The Center for Rural Development
606-677-6000



The Nutcracker Ballet

Dec 8, 2012 3:00 P.M.

The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset
Celebrate the holidays with Kentucky Ballet Theatre's traditional ballet - The Nutcracker.

The Center for Rural Development
606-677-6000



Beauty and the Beast

Nov 8, 2012 7:00 P.M.

The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset
Experience the magic again in this Children's Prime Time Theatre performance.

The Center for Rural Development
606-677-6000



Babes in Toyland

Nov 26, 2012 7:00 P.M.

The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset
This Children's Prime Time Theatre performance is just in time for the start of the holiday season

The Center for Rural Development
606-677-6000



Balagula Theatre presents: "Caligula" by Albert Camus

Jun 3, 2012 - Jun 13, 2012 6:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M., 8:00 P.M.

Natasha's Bistro & Bar / 112 Esplanade / Lexington KY 40507
The last in the Balagula’s Season 2011-12, “Caligula” by Albert Camus is the theatre’s return to the theme of “Existential and Absurd”. Caligula, a “perfect” ruler, suffers a tragic loss that causes his “insanity”- a lucid insight into the absurdity of life.

Natasha's Bistro 859-259-2754


"Nunsense",The Musical

May 11, 2012 - May 13, 2012 8:00 P.M., 8:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M.

Montgomery County Center for The Arts, 101 East Main Street, Mount Sterling, KY
2 Act musical of "Nunsense", performed by community theatre group, Two Blocks Off Broadway - Montgomery County Council for the Arts. 3 of the cast members, in nun habits(costumes) singing 3-part harmony would be a delightful segment to close your noon segment.

Tresa W Humphrey, 859-498-1129 or 859-585-0400


Celebrity Curtain Call

418 West Short Street Lexington, KY 40507
Join us at Lexington Children's Theatre for Celebrity Curtain Call Takes a Walk on the Wild Side! Marvel at our amazing in-house talent as you are serenaded by our singing waiters - all LCT interns - while enjoying delicious treats provided by local restaurants. Bid on fabulous and one of a kind silent and live auction packages, and best of all, see the most entertaining show in town as our celebrity cast gets on stage to "Take a Walk on the Wild Side" and performs animal scenes from our favorite children's plays! Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 day of the show. For reservations please call the Box Office at 859-254-4546 ext. 247 or visit lctonstage.org

Rachel Ray 859-254-4546 ext. 230


Red Barn Radio Welcomes Level Green

Feb 22, 2012 7 pm

Arts Place at 161 N. Mill St Lexington
02/22/12 at 7 pm
Level Green formed in 2009 with Jim Dargavell, Robby McFerron, Keith Mink, Paula Mink and Edwin Robinson. The current line-up combines tight vocal harmonies with complimentary musicianship giving Level Green a unique blend of traditional bluegrass sound with a twist of contemporary flavor.
ArtsPlace, 161 N.Mill St., Lexington, KY
www.redbarnradio.com


Lyn Hacker


Legally Blonde: the Musical

Mar 16, 2012 - Mar 18, 2012 TBA

Mountain Arts Center
Appalachian Community Theatres is tickled pink to present the Kentucky State Premiere of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL. Having won over audiences across the nation, Elle, Bruiser and friends will make their Mountain Arts Center debut for a two weekend special engagement, opening Friday, March 16, 2012 -and playing through Sunday, March 25, 2012.

"I feel that Eastern Kentucky will fall in love with Elle and the entire cast of Legally Blonde: the Musical" says Director/Choreographer Robert Hazlette.

Based on the hit movie, LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is a fresh and effervescent evening of musical fun, stylishly wrapped up in a smart pink bow! Elle Woods is the college sweetheart and homecoming queen who doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone ‘serious', Elle puts down the credit cards, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law School. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. This high-energy pop musical's fun and catchy score features music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, and a hysterical book by Heather Hach.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL will star Madison Tackett as Elle Woods. Tackett was last seen at Pikeville High School starring in Into the Woods in 2010. "She is Elle!" says director Robert Hazlette "She brings a charm to the character, and makes you fall in love with Elle". The cast also features Emily Ward (Paulette), Cody Anderson (Emmett), Jonathan Picklesimer (Professor Callahan), Ryan Majher (Warner), Lyndsey Childers (Vivienne), Tyra Short (Brooke), Bailey Windland (Serena), Maya Cotton (Pilar), Hannah Webb (Margot), Maranda Finney (Kate), Brandon Jarrett (Kyle), and Amanda Holbrook (Enid).

The ensemble also includes: Gabreial Daniel, Taylor Vance, Heather Sexton, Chloe Little, Brittany Howard, Madison Lykins, Kristen Curtis, Lexie Callaham, Jill Terry, Mariah Boyd, Meghan Stewart, Laura Castle, Maddison Wampler, Allison Webb, Katie Sexton, Joe Cook, Jason Kretzer, Dianna Skaggs, Paige Meadows, Allayna Ford, William Yates, Amanda Wells-Salyers, Rick Payne, Shannon O'Bryan, Reiley Crum, Jacob Channey, Connor Murray, Aaron Schepker, and Austin Moore.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL will be directed and choreographed by Robert Hazlette. Robert's recent credits include the Paramount Arts Center's Christmas Tour of Winnie the Pooh: Christmas Tail (Tigger), their production of Stephen Sondheim's Company: the Musical (David) in which Robert won the Kentucky Theatre Association's "Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical". Robert made his directed debut this past March with Pilgrim: the Musical and is excited to be tackling his second show. Robert has also been seen onstage in various performances at Jenny Wiley Theatre, Appalachian Community Theatres, The Miracle Theatre, Paramount Arts Center, and many other theatres. Some of Robert's credits include: (Ren) Footloose, (Nicely Nicely) Guys and Dolls, (The Baker) Into the Woods, (Judah/Dan) Joseph and the Amazing..., and many more.

The creative team for LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL also includes, Stacy Crum (Assistant Director), Terry Salyer (Producer) Evert Windland (Musical Director), Tommy Money (Orchestra Director), Almeta Childers (Costume Designer), Dave Gardner (Lighting Designer), Robert Daniels (Sound Designer), Cindy Laforce (Technical Director), Larry Daniel (Production Manager), Shannon O'Bryan (Production Stage Manager), and Amanda Wells-Salyer (Assistant Stage Manager).

Tickets for the LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL are priced at $10.00. Performances are March 16-25, Fri, Sat, and Sun at 7:00pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-888-MAC-ARTS or by visiting www.macarts.com. The show is Rated: PG-13 (Some Language, Some Sexual References, and Some Thematic Elements).

Robert Hazlette
(606)-264-1511



SEEKING YOUNG PERFORMERS

Oct 28, 2011 TBA

Jenny Wiley Theatre
SEEKING YOUNG PERFORMERS

JWT is seeking males age 9 - 12 years old (or who look the age), for the production of A CHRISTMAS STORY opening November 9 through November 26. (List of all dates below)
Rehearsals begin FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Send submissions for a reading request to:
marty@jwtheatre.com

Time Commitment:
Must be available for all rehearsal dates and performances. Dates and times vary for rehearsals.

Performance Dates:
10:00 AM Educational Outreach Performances
November 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 & 18
7:30 PM Public Performances
November 11, 12, 21, 22, 25 & 26
3:00 PM Public Performance
November 20


marty@jwtheatre.com