Lexington Opera House

7:30am

Fri April 25, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: UK Theatre at the Opera House, Concert at Former Ichtus Site, Concerts at Keeneland

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. 

Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that University of Kentucky theatre is presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Lexington Opera House through Sunday.

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11:32am

Mon October 7, 2013
Eastern Standard

Arts & Performance Venues on Eastern Standard (audio available)

The EKU Center for the Arts, which opened in September 2011, welcomed Executive Director Joel Aalberts this summer.

Central Kentucky has numerous facilities offering concert performances ranging from classical to country, traveling Broadway shows and special acts and events.  How can this region support these venues and what challenges do they face?

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6:13pm

Sat March 16, 2013
Arts Weekly

Addams Family Musical at the Lexington Opera House

Perhaps no TV theme is more recognizable than that of The Addams Family.  The unconventional sit-com aired on ABC for just two seasons, starting in the Fall of 1964.  It was based on characters created in the 1930's by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams.

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6:12pm

Sat March 16, 2013
Arts Weekly

Addams Family's "Cousin Itt" in town for weekend events

Baby boomers and re-run watchers probably know The Addams Family best from the black and white TV series of the 1960's.  As luck would have it, one of the original characters from that series is also in town this weekend.

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12:03pm

Fri March 15, 2013
Arts Weekly

Bluegrass Youth Ballet Celebrates Dia de los Muertos with Dance

The Bluegrass Youth Ballet present Dia de los Muertos at the Lexington Opera House
Credit http://bluegrassyouthballet.com/schoolperformances.html

While Halloween is the popular holiday most celebrated around this country this week, it's not the only commemoration of the souls of the departed. The Mexican holiday The Day of the Dead is celebrated November 1st and 2nd and can be seen as having similarities with our festival of ghouls and goblins. This weekend, the Bluegrass Youth Ballet Performs their Day of the Dead dance concert, Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead
A Mexican Celebration of Life and Death.

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11:34am

Fri March 15, 2013
Arts Weekly

Lexington Children's Theatre Presents Stage Version of Lewis' Beloved Book

The Lexington Children's Theatre presents "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at the Lexington Opera House
Credit http://www.lctonstage.org/index.html

In 2005, one of C.S. Lewis' most beloved books, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, was made into the top-grossing and critically-acclaimed film, The Chronicles of Narnia.

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11:34am

Fri March 15, 2013
Arts Weekly

Lexington Children's Theatre Presents Stage Version of Lewis' Beloved Book

The Lexington Children's Theatre presents "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at the Lexington Opera House
Credit http://www.lctonstage.org/index.html

In 2005, one of C.S. Lewis' most beloved books, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, was made into the top-grossing and critically-acclaimed film, The Chronicles of Narnia.

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12:24pm

Thu March 14, 2013
Arts Weekly

UK Opera Theatre Presents "The Marriage of Figaro"

UK Opera Theatre presents "The Marriage of Figaro"
Credit http://finearts.uky.edu/music/ukot

Some of the best young vocalists in the country have called Lexington home, albeit temporarily. The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre Program has earned respect across the country.

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12:23pm

Thu March 14, 2013
Arts Weekly

UK Opera Theatre Presents "The Marriage of Figaro"

UK Opera Theatre presents "The Marriage of Figaro"
Credit http://finearts.uky.edu/music/ukot

While the University of Kentucky is probably best known nationally for its basketball program, an argument can be made that its opera program isn't that far behind Wildcat basketball in terms of national recognition and recruitment of students. 

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2:36pm

Fri February 1, 2013
Arts Weekly

Catch Me If You Can lands at Lexington Opera House

In April of 20-11, the musical, Catch Me If You Can, opened on Broadway for a run of only five months. The show, based on the 2002 film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is on a nationwide tour that includes five shows in Lexington.

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12:30pm

Fri September 28, 2012
Arts Weekly

UK Opera Theatre stages Phantom of the Opera

Since its debut 24 years ago, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” has been Broadway’s longest-running and highest-grossing production ever.  Since 1988, over 12 and a half million people have seen the productions in New York City.  And that number does not include audiences who’ve seen the eight productions on tour around the world. 

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