The new season at the E-K-U Center for the Arts will be heavy with Broadway musicals, seasoned with rock and country music. The musicals range from “Mamma Mia,” “Flashdance the Musical” and “Rock of Ages” to “The Addams Family,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Man of La Mancha.” As for country-western performers, there are Dwight Yoakum and LeAnn Rimes. Plus, there are tribute bands performing the music of Pink Floyd, Queen, the BeeGees and the Beatles. Chicago also performs.
In December, the Lexington Philharmonic and the Lexington Chamber Chorale deliver Handel’s “Messiah,” while the Lexington Ballet will dance “The Nutcracker.” The E-K-U Center begins its third season under the management of an interim director. Amid allegations of misconduct, director Deb Hoskins resigned a year ago. After a lengthy delay, the search for the center’s third permanent director is underway.