Smackdown at Lyric, Messiah Times-Two, Ichthus Departs

Holiday theater hits a climax this weekend in central Kentucky.  Two very different versions of Handel’s “Messiah” are performed. Plus, an original musical-comedy returns to the Lyric Theater.   Rich Copley, who covers culture for the Lexington Herald Leader, says “Slap Down for the Christmas Crown” features a major movie actor.  Rich spoke with WEKU’s Charles Compton.

Film actor Steve Zahn, who lives in Lexington, plays One-Man-Christmas-Show-Man in Smackdown for the Christmas Crown by The Rep, a theater troupe he and his wife, Robyn Peterman-Zahn, co-founded.
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