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October 2014

Theatre: The Mystery of Irma Vep, Farish Theatre

October 22 - 25
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Farish Theater in the Lexington Public Library will present Charles Ludlam’s The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful, performed by the Balagula Theatre Company.  “This definitive spoof of Gothic melodramas, ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ by Charles Ludlam was named one of the 20th Century’s best plays by Time Magazine and the New York Times. Liberally stealing from well known film classics like Wuthering Heights, The Mummy’s Curse and Hitchcock’s Rebecca, with dialog lifted from Ibsen, Shakespeare, and Poe, “Irma” is a…

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Midnight Movie: Halloween, Kentucky Theater

October 24 - 25
Kentucky Theatre

The Kentucky Theater will show Halloween at midnight on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25.

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KIDS: MisterE of Imagination, LCT

October 25
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Saturday, October 25 – 2:00 Saturday, October 25 –7:00 Sunday, October 26 – 2:00 Friday, October 31 – 8:00* SPECIAL HALLOWEEN PERFORMANCE

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Theatre: The Mystery of Irma Vep, Farish Theatre

October 28 - 31
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Farish Theater in the Lexington Public Library will present Charles Ludlam’s The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful, performed by the Balagula Theatre Company.  “This definitive spoof of Gothic melodramas, ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ by Charles Ludlam was named one of the 20th Century’s best plays by Time Magazine and the New York Times. Liberally stealing from well known film classics like Wuthering Heights, The Mummy’s Curse and Hitchcock’s Rebecca, with dialog lifted from Ibsen, Shakespeare, and Poe, “Irma” is a…

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Midnight Movie: Rocky Horror, Kentucky Theater

October 31 - November 1
Kentucky Theatre

The Kentucky Theater will show The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1.

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November 2014

Musical: Annie Jr., Lexington Opera House

November 6 - 8
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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“SCAPA, School for the Creative and Performing Arts, brings Annie Jr. to the Lexington Opera House. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the…

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Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild, EKU

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Jungle Jack’s live show features many of his favorite animal friends, as well as fascinating and humorous stories and footage from his adventures around the world. Performing at EKU Center for the Arts on Friday November 7th at 7 pm.

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Theatre: And Then There Were None, Studio Players

November 13 - 16
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, directed by Gary McCormick. “First there were ten, And then there were none. If no one survived, Who is the guilty one?” Thursday, November 13: 8 pm Friday, November 14: 8 pm Saturday, November 15: 8 pm Sunday, November 16: 2:30 pm

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Theatre: Shakespeare in Mind, Transy

November 13 - 15
Lucille Little Theatre, Transylvania University,
Lexington, KY United States
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“Directed by Michael Bigelow Dixon Transylvania University proudly presents “Shakespeare in Mind,” an original Transylvania production that channel-surfs Shakespeare through 21st-century American culture. Shakespeare’s scenes and soliloquies mix with contemporary playwriting; film performances share the stage with Shakespearean swag; and works based on, inspired by, or ripped off from the Bard combine with biography and theories that someone else wrote Shakespeare’s plays. If the mention of Shakespeare’s name sparks a hundred associations in your mind, this production is for you.”…

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Theatre: Elf, Lexington Opera House

November 14 - 16
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. Presented by Broadway Live and the Opera House Fund, Elf will be at the Lexington Opera House in November. Friday, November 14: 8 pm Saturday, November 15: 2 pm & 8 pm Sunday, November 16: 1 pm & 6 pm

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SCAPA’s Macbeth, Lafayette High School

November 20 - 22
Lafayette High School Beeler Auditorium,
401 Reed Lane, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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SCAPA presents Macbeth. Thursday, November 20: 7 pm Friday, November 21: 8 pm Saturday, November 22: 2 pm

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Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing, UK Guignol Theatre

November 20 - 23
UK’s Guignol Theatre,
Rose Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“Love who – me? Clever Beatrice exchanges quips with Benedick, her equal in witty rhetoric. A bit of trickery soon turns their squabbles to swoons. Meanwhile, Claudio falls crazy in love with the gentle Hero. The lovebirds intend to wed, but not before the villainous Don John threatens their plans with a wicked scheme. Romance, comedy and adventure make for a gleeful recipe in Shakespeare’s timeless classic.: Thursday, November 20: 7:30 pm Friday, November 21: 7:30 pm Saturday, November 22:…

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Theatre: Shakespeare in Mind, Transy

November 20 - 23
Lucille Little Theatre, Transylvania University,
Lexington, KY United States
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“Directed by Michael Bigelow Dixon Transylvania University proudly presents “Shakespeare in Mind,” an original Transylvania production that channel-surfs Shakespeare through 21st-century American culture. Shakespeare’s scenes and soliloquies mix with contemporary playwriting; film performances share the stage with Shakespearean swag; and works based on, inspired by, or ripped off from the Bard combine with biography and theories that someone else wrote Shakespeare’s plays. If the mention of Shakespeare’s name sparks a hundred associations in your mind, this production is for you.”…

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Theatre: And Then There Were None, Studio Players

November 21 - 23
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, directed by Gary McCormick. “First there were ten, And then there were none. If no one survived, Who is the guilty one?” Friday, November 21: 8 pm Saturday, November 22: 8 pm Sunday, November 23: 2:30 pm

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Theatre: Venus in Fur, Farish Theatre

November 28 - 30
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Farish Theater in the Lexington Public Library will present Davis Ives’ The Venus in Fur, performed by the Balagula Theatre Company.  “Playwright Thomas Novachek is at a loss. There are simply no actresses talented enough to play his leading lady. Then in walks Vanda, a mysterious siren with the uncanny ability to inhabit his character. All bets are off when the audition quickly escalates into a seductive power play. With loads of cheek and a hint of the erotic, ‘Venus in Fur’…

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Theatre: And Then There Were None, Studio Players

November 28 - 30
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, directed by Gary McCormick. “First there were ten, And then there were none. If no one survived, Who is the guilty one?” Friday, November 28: 8 pm Saturday, November 29: 8 pm Sunday, November 30: 2:30 pm

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KIDS: A Charlie Brown Christmas, LCT

November 29
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Saturday, November 29 – 2:00 Saturday, December 6 – 2:00 Saturday, December 6 – 7:00 Sunday, December 7 – 2:00

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December 2014

Theatre: Venus in Fur, Farish Theatre

December 4 - 7
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Farish Theater in the Lexington Public Library will present Davis Ives’ The Venus in Fur, performed by the Balagula Theatre Company.  “Playwright Thomas Novachek is at a loss. There are simply no actresses talented enough to play his leading lady. Then in walks Vanda, a mysterious siren with the uncanny ability to inhabit his character. All bets are off when the audition quickly escalates into a seductive power play. With loads of cheek and a hint of the erotic, ‘Venus in Fur’ keeps…

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Musical, EKU

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (The Musical) will be performed at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday December 5th at 7 pm. 

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KIDS: Rapunzel, LCT

December 14
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday, December 14 at 2:00 Saturday, December 20 at 2:00 Saturday, December 20 at 7:00 Sunday, December 21 at 2:00

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January 2015

Theatre: Agnes of God, Studio Players

January 15, 2015 @ 8:00 am - January 18, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents John Pielmeier’s Agnes of God, directed by Paul Thomas. “Little lamb, who made thee? Pray, tell the Mother Superior. Pray, tell the psychologist. Little lamb, who killed thee? (This play contains mature themes)” Thursday, January 15: 8 pm Friday, January 16: 8 pm Saturday, January 17: 8 pm Sunday, January 18: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929    

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Theatre: Friends, Farish Theater

January 21, 2015 - January 23, 2015
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Farish Theater in the Lexington Public Library will present Kobo Abe’s Friends, performed by the Balagula Theatre Company.  “A Japanese comedy of menace. An absurdist drama about the gradual destruction of the individual. A family enters the apartment of a young man and announces that they will save him from his loneliness by living with them. Slowly, they destroy everything, in the cheerful psychotic name of ‘brotherly love’.” Wednesday, January 21: 7 pm Thursday, January 22: 7 pm Friday, January 23: 7…

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Broadway: Guys and Dolls, Lexington Opera House

January 23, 2015 - January 25, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Broadway Live and the Opera House Fund present Guys and Dolls January 23-25 “Bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls, GUYS AND DOLLS celebrates Broadway’s golden era with one of the greatest scores ever written for a musical by the legendary Frank Loesser, masterfully witty book and lyrics by Joe Swerling and comedy legend Abe Burrows, and the glorious Damon Runyon’s comic book world of 1940s Times Square New York City. Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy – GUYS…

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Theatre: Agnes of God, Studio Players

January 23, 2015 - January 25, 2015
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents John Pielmeier’s Agnes of God, directed by Paul Thomas. “Little lamb, who made thee? Pray, tell the Mother Superior. Pray, tell the psychologist. Little lamb, who killed thee? (This play contains mature themes)” Friday, January 23: 8 pm Saturday, January 24: 8 pm Sunday, January 25: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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KIDS: Señora Tortuga, LCT

January 25, 2015
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday, January 25 – 2:00 Saturday, January 31 – 2:00 Saturday, January 31 – 7:00 Sunday, February 1 – 2:00  

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Wild Kratts, EKU

January 25, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Martin and Chris Kratt, the real-life stars of PBS’s Emmy-nominated “Wild Kratts,”  will perform an all new theatrical stage show based on the hit animated series at the EKU Center for the Arts on Sunday January 25 at 3 pm.

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Theatre: Friends, Farish Theatre

January 28, 2015 - January 31, 2015
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Farish Theater in the Lexington Public Library will present Kobo Abe’s Friends, performed by the Balagula Theatre Company.  “A Japanese comedy of menace. An absurdist drama about the gradual destruction of the individual. A family enters the apartment of a young man and announces that they will save him from his loneliness by living with them. Slowly, they destroy everything, in the cheerful psychotic name of ‘brotherly love’.” Wednesday, January 28: 7 pm Thursday, January 29: 7 pm Friday, January 30: 7 pm Saturday, January…

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Theatre: Agnes of God, Studio Players

January 30, 2015 - February 1, 2015
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents John Pielmeier’s Agnes of God, directed by Paul Thomas. “Little lamb, who made thee? Pray, tell the Mother Superior. Pray, tell the psychologist. Little lamb, who killed thee? (This play contains mature themes)” Friday, January 30: 8 pm Saturday, January 31: 8 pm Sunday, February 1: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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February 2015

Peter and the Star Catcher, Lexington Opera House

February 6, 2015 - February 8, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Friday: 8 pm Saturday: 2 & 8 pm Sunday: 1 & 6 pm

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Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher, Lexington Opera House

February 6, 2015 - February 8, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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Broadway Live and the Opera House Fund present Peter and the Starcatcher at the Lexington Opera House February 6 – 8. “Peter and the Starcatcher, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour!  Hailed by the New York Times as “The most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” this comedy takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew.  The winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let…

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Senora Tortuga, LCT

February 22, 2015
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Senora Tortuga (In Black Box Theater) will be performed in the Lexington Children’s Theater on Sunday February 22 at 2 and 4:30 pm.

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KIDS: Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, LCT

February 22, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday, February 22 – 2:00 Sunday, February 22 – 4:30 Saturday, February 28 – 11:00 Saturday, February 28 – 2:00 Saturday, February 28 – 7:00 Sunday, March 1 – 2:00

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Theatre: 42nd Street, Lexington Opera House

February 26, 2015 - February 28, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY United States
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Friends of the Arts School and SCAPA present 42nd Street at the Lexington Opera House February 26-28. “A heartwarming tale about the search for stardom, 42nd Street captures the hopes of everyone pursuing a dream. Young aspiring actress Peggy Sawyer moves to New York City to make her mark and lands her first job, but the Director isn’t having an easy time producing a large-scale musical in the midst of the Great Depression. When the star breaks her ankle, Peggy is suddenly pushed center…

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March 2015

Anything Goes, EKU

March 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Anything Goes will be performed at the EKU Center for the Arts on Tuesday March 3 at 7:30 pm.

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Opera: The Tales of Hoffman, Lexington Opera House

March 5, 2015 - March 8, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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UK Opera Theatre and OperaLex present The Tales of Hoffman at the Lexington Opera House March 5-8. “A first in UK Opera Theatre history, Jacques Offenbach’s French fantasy The Tales of Hoffmann will be presented to the Central Kentucky community in March 2015. Stage Director David Lefkowich, director of Kentucky Opera’s November 2013 production of “Simon Boccanegra,” comes to Lexington to bring to life the opera featuring tenors, Gregory Turay and Jonathan Parham. Lefkowich and Turay last worked together in the 2004 premiere of Julie Taymor’s “The Magic…

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Theatre: What Would Jesus Pack?, Studio Players

March 12, 2015 - March 15, 2015
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Ross Carter’s What Would Jesus Pack?, directed by Eric Seale. “When a holy war erupts between a gun advocate and an evangelical fundraiser, a U.S. Senator gets caught in the comic crossfire.“ Thursday, March 12: 8 pm Friday, March 13: 8 pm Saturday, March 14: 8 pm Sunday, March 15: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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The Great Gatsby, Lexington Opera House

March 13, 2015 - March 15, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
401 West Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Friday: 8 pm Saturday: 2 & 8 pm Sunday: 1 & 6 pm

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Theatre: Bernard and Bosie, Farish Theatre

March 13, 2015 - March 14, 2015
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Balagula Theatre Company will present Anthony Wynn’s Bernard and Bosie at the Downtown Arts Center.  “The play explores the complex relationship between literary giant George Bernard Shaw and the poet Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas (the intimate friend of Oscar Wilde) through their own letters to one another in the 1930s and 1940s. In an age of instant communication through e-mail and cellular telephones, the two-act play ‘Bernard and Bosie: A Most Unlikely Friendship’ is a reminder of the intimate and…

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Theatre: What Would Jesus Pack?, Studio Players

March 20, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Ross Carter’s What Would Jesus Pack?, directed by Eric Seale. “When a holy war erupts between a gun advocate and an evangelical fundraiser, a U.S. Senator gets caught in the comic crossfire.“ Friday, March 20: 8 pm Saturday, March 21: 8 pm Sunday, March 22: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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KIDS: A Thousand Cranes, LCT

March 21, 2015
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States

Saturday, March 21 – 2:00 Saturday, March 21 – 7:00 Sunday, March 22 – 2:00

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Theatre: What Would Jesus Pack?, Studio Players

March 27, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Ross Carter’s What Would Jesus Pack?, directed by Eric Seale. “When a holy war erupts between a gun advocate and an evangelical fundraiser, a U.S. Senator gets caught in the comic crossfire.“ Friday, March 27: 8 pm Saturday, March 28: 8 pm Sunday, March 29: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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April 2015

KIDS: The Giver, LCT

April 19, 2015
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday, April 19 – 2:00 Saturday, April 25 – 2:00 Saturday, April 25 –7:00 Sunday, April 26 – 2:00  

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A Thousand Cranes, LCT

April 19, 2015
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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A Thousand Cranes will be performed at the Lexington Children’s Theater on Sunday April 19th at 2 and 4:30 pm.

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Sister Act, Lexington Opera House

April 24, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
401 West Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Friday: 8 pm Saturday: 2 & 8 pm Sunday: 1 & 6 pm

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May 2015

Theatre: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Studio Players

May 7, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Jenny Christian. “Take some characters with names from Chekhov plays. Shake well. Stir in a gigolo and a young actress. Season with a cleaning lady who can tell the future and let the mixture simmer, laughing constantly. (This play contains mature themes)“ Thursday, May 7: 8 pm Friday, May 8: 8 pm Saturday, May 9: 8 pm Sunday, May 10: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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Theatre: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Studio Players

May 15, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Jenny Christian. “Take some characters with names from Chekhov plays. Shake well. Stir in a gigolo and a young actress. Season with a cleaning lady who can tell the future and let the mixture simmer, laughing constantly. (This play contains mature themes)“ Friday, May 15: 8 pm Saturday, May 16: 8 pm Sunday, May 17: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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Theatre: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Studio Players

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Jenny Christian. “Take some characters with names from Chekhov plays. Shake well. Stir in a gigolo and a young actress. Season with a cleaning lady who can tell the future and let the mixture simmer, laughing constantly. (This play contains mature themes)“ Friday, May 22: 8 pm Saturday, May 23: 8 pm Sunday, May 24: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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