1/23/2015

NOW PLAYING: FEBRUARY 2015

ACTING AGAINST CANCER:

Next to Normal
Directed by Whitten Montgomery
Music Direction by Charlie Meredith

Jan. 30-Feb. 8


Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for drama, this musical centers on a seemingly typical American family: Mom makes breakfast, Dad goes to work, and Sister and Brother go to high school. But this family is far from normal as Mom has been battling severe bipolar disorder--complete with vivid hallucinations--for sixteen years. Emotional and powerful, the show presents this American family’s story with heart, compassion and unwavering honesty.

100% of the profits will go toward the fulfillment of Acting Against Cancer's $100,000 pledge to the art therapy program of The Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center at Kosair Children's Hospital.

The MeX
The Kentucky Center
for the Performing Arts
501 W. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Box Office: 800.775.777
 
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ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE:

The Brothers Size
by Tarell Alvin McCraney
directed by Tea Alagić
January 6 – February 1, 2015

Just out of prison and taken in by his brother, Oshoosi Size is ready to start his life anew. When his former cellmate appears at the garage where the brothers fix cars, Oshoosi finds himself struggling with conflicting loyalties that could dramatically impact his future. Pulsing with the rhythms of the Louisiana Bayou, this lyrical tale of brotherly love explores the tension between fear and desire on the elusive road to freedom.

Audience Advisory: Strong adult language and content
Age Recommendations: Ages 17+
 
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At the Vanishing Point
by Naomi Iizuka
directed by Les Waters
with an original score by Ben Sollee

January 27 – February 15, 2015

Naomi Iizuka returns with this beautifully observed portrait of one of Louisville’s oldest neighborhoods. A mix of memory and myth, At the Vanishing Point brings together ghosts of the past and snapshots of the present, giving voice to the historic community of Butchertown. Based on extensive interviews and local research, the piece premiered under the direction of Les Waters as part of the 2004 Humana Festival. A decade later, Iizuka and Waters revisit the banks of Beargrass Creek with a re-envisioned production that incorporates music by Kentucky native Ben Sollee.

Audience Advisory: Adult language
Age Recommendations: Ages 14+
Student Matinee Grade Levels: 10 – 12

Open Caption Performance Date: Saturday, February 7 at 4 p.m.
Audio Described Performance Date: Sunday, February 8 at 2:30 p.m.

Actors Theatre 
Louisville’s favorite vampire is back, and he’s out for blood. This gothic fright-fest, based on the legendary novel by Bram Stoker, has become a Halloween cult classic. Dripping with suspense, Dracula is filled with thrills and chills to keep you on the edge of your seat. - See more at: http://actorstheatre.org/shows/fifth-third-banks-dracula-2014-2015/#sthash.dXLUMr6u.dpuf
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
 502-584-1205
502-371-0956 TDD
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Dunbar, Hughes, and Blues

Feb 5, 2015 to Feb 14, 2015
The Life and Times of Paul Laurence Dunbar
Featuring the voice talents of Phillip Cherry and 19th century banjo stylings by Pfillil Stirgwolt.

Performances feature recitations of the poetical works of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the most influential African American literary talent of the 19th century.

Interspersed with performances of his work are included historical and biographical information about Mr. Dunbar, his works and his times. Also included with be historical commentary on the African origins of the banjo, its passage to North America, its development into the 19th century, and its connection to early African American culture.

The Alley Theater
633 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Telephone - (502) 713-6178
Ticketing and Box Office - boxoffice@thealleytheater.org

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At the Kentucky Center MeX
501 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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BALAGULA THEATRE: 

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A Kid Like Jake
by Daniel Pearle
*presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Directed by Andrew Epstein

February 19-March 1
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

From the original production at The Lincoln Center: “Alex and her husband, Greg, want only the best for their precocious four-year-old, Jake. When they apply to New York City private schools, part of what makes Jake special - his passion for Cinderella and dress-up - starts to cause concern. The story of a husband and wife trying to do right by their son.”

Bard's Town
1801 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 749-5275
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BUNBURY THEATRE:



Bunbury Theatre Company and Alchemy Productions present

Eenie Meanie
written and performed by Teresa Willis

Feb 13-March 1, 2015

Bunbury Theatre Company is proud to partner with Alchemy Productions to present Eenie Meanie. Teresa Willis, a native Kentuckian is bringing her acclaimed autobiographical show to The Henry Clay Theatre for 12 performances. This solo performance piece is a white woman's touching and comedic look at conditioned racism within the well-meaning heart that is often deeply affecting for the audience. The show has toured Southern California extensively, as well as appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2005 and the New York & Cincinnati Fringe Festivals in 2006.  Her performance at the Cincinnati Fringe garnered an Acclaim Award for Best Solo Script, presented by the Cincinnati Enquirer.  Eenie Meanie was most recently produced by the Slant Culture Theatre Festival in 2013 and was received by rave reviews and sell out crowds.

FEBRUARY
13 7:30
14 7:30
15 2:30

19 7:30
20 7:30
21 7:30
22 2:30

25 7:30
26 7:30
27 7:30
28 7:30

March 1 2:30


Bunbury at The Henry Clay Theatre
604 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40202 
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CENTERSTAGE:

Platinum Travel presents…Once on This Island

February 12-22, 2015

Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty.

This enchanting musical fable, tells the story of forbidden love between people from two different worlds, a calypso-flavored re-telling of the traditional “Little Mermaid” tale.

https://jewishlouisville.org/jcc/centerstage/
3600 Dutchmans Ln.
Louisville, KY 40205
502-238-2709

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301 E. Montgomery Ave.
Clarksville, IN 47129
812-283-6522
or email questions@clarksvillelittletheatre.org
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Fri, February 6, 9pm – 11pm 
Sat, February 21, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
 
Where: The Bard's Town, 1801 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205
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Skin Deep
by Jon Lonoff

Jan. 6-Feb. 15, 2015

Derby Dinner Playhouse will present the comedy, SKIN DEEP, January 6 through February 15, 2015. For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com
Paul Kerr as Joe and Elizabeth Loos as Maureen
SKIN DEEP is a warm-hearted, romantic comedy about a large, lovable, lonely-heart named Maureen who gives romance one last shot on a blind-date. Maureen's classy, polished sister and her gorgeous husband, who are having problems of their own, can’t help but get involved in her love life which doesn’t always produce their desired results. Joe, the unsuspecting blind-date can’t seem to do or say anything right, but might just win in the end. SKIN DEEP is chock full of witty one-liners and is sure to start your new year with laughter.

SKIN DEEP was written by Jon Lonoff. Derby Dinner’s production was directed by Bekki Jo Schneider. The cast will include Elizabeth Loos, Janet Essenpreis, Brian Bowman, and Paul Kerr.  

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Bonnie & Clyde
Feb 17 — Mar 29, 2015
A new musical! The most notorious couple of the twentieth century comes to the Derby Dinner stage! A thrilling and electrifying story of love, adventure, and crime that features a score full of blues, gospel, and rock-a-billy music.

Derby Dinner Playhouse | 525 Marriott Drive | Clarksville | IN | 47129
812-288-8281
www.derbydinner.com

Children's Theatre:
Feb. 21-March 21: The Tooth Fairy
Ever wonder what the Tooth Fairy does with your tooth? The kids in Mrs. Schneider’s 1st grade class wonder the same thing so they plan to trap the Tooth Fairy and get some answers. This world premiere musical comedy is sure to spark your child’s imagination and leave them giggling! 

February 21, 28, March 7, 9, 14, 21, 2015
Price: Breakfast – $16.00; Lunch – $21.00
Breakfast 9:00 A.M. Show 10:00 A.M.
Lunch 12:00 P.M. Show 1:15 P.M.

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HAYSWOOD THEATRE:

The Rainmaker
Feb. 20-March 8

Tickets:
Adults - $14
Seniors (65+) - $12
Students (17 and  under) - $12 
 
115 S. Capitol Ave.
Corydon IN 47112

Tickets: 812-738-2138
 
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A Streetcar Named Desire

by André Previn
Friday, February 13 at 8pm
Sunday, February 15 at 2pm

André Previn brings Tennessee Williams’ characters to the opera stage. See the elevated emotions of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski like never before.

Joseph Mechavich, Conductor
José Maria Condemi,  Stage Director
Scenery and Costumes part of a co-production with The Merola Opera Program, Opera Santa Barbara, and Kentucky Opera
Steven Kemp, Set Designer
Kristi Johnson, Costume Design

Kentucky Opera
323 West Broadway, Suite 601
Louisville, KY  40202
(502) 584-4500

Performances are at the Brown Theatre

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LITTLE COLONEL PLAYERS:

The Spider or the Fly
by Sam Bobrick
Directed by George Robert Bailey

February 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 8:00pm
February 15, 22 at 2:30pm

In this unique psychological thriller, two stories unfold simultaneously in the same space but in different time frames.  Maura and Scott, a couple in their early-mid thirties, meet while serving on jury duty for a murder trial and get romantically involved with each other.  As their relationship develops, they discover they adamantly disagree on what the verdict should be.  They also realize that each is not the person the other thought they were.  At the same time and in the same space that their story is being played out to its frightening climax, Jan and Tom, another young couple who have just met, weave through their unusual relationship that strangely enough has ties to the same murder case. 

"Lively, entertaining and intelligent.  A delectable and delicious play with some genuine surprising twists." -- NoHo  LA

Starring Kristen Scott, Jeff Mangum, Leila Toba, Spencer Korcz

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LCP is proud to offer our patrons an opportunity to participate in our winter fund-raiser, "The Love Game".  Beloved and talented Louisville theater veterans Roger Fristoe and Mary Ann Johnson will present original, witty, funny, and poignant looks at all aspects of love.  Mark your calendar now for Saturday February 28th! Doors open at 6:30pm with wine and savories, and the show (directed by Nancy Hoover) begins at 7:30 with more wine and sweets to follow!  We will also have a silent auction so bring your checkbook!!!  Tickets are $30 per person, or $50 per couple. All proceeds will go to refurbish the LCP lobby, and remember... your ticket cost is tax deductible! 

To reserve seats, just call Betty Zielinski at 502-245-9676 and then send your check to Little Colonel Players, P.O. Box 532, Pewee Valley, KY  40056.  This is sure to be an exceptional event!!!!
 


Little Colonel Playhouse
302 Mt. Mercy Drive
Pewee Valley, KY 40056


Phone: 502-241-9906
Fax: 502-241-9906
Reservation Line: 502-588-1557


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As It Is In Heaven
by Arlene Hutton
Directed by Kathi E.B. Ellis
Feb 26-28, Mar 2, 5-7  | 7:30 pm
Mar 7 | 2:00 pm

Looking for Lilith’s 2014 Women’s History Month production is Arlene Hutton’s As It Is In Heaven, set in the 1830’s society of the Pleasant Hills Shaker Village in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. This utopian religious community is thrown into ultimately transformative upheaval when newcomers have ecstatic experiences, claiming to see angels. 

As It Is In Heaven has been well received by critics, with Herald saying the play is ” …powerful and insightful…a thought-provoking piece, the message being that often we need not look as far as heaven to see angels here on earth…”. On American Theatre Web, it was said that, “Hutton asks some universal questions about the nature of community and belief that are timeless. . .” 

As It Is In Heaven premiered on September 13, 2001 at the 78th Street Theater Lab in NYC.

Bellarmine University
Black Box Theater
Wyatt Center for the Arts
2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY
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LOUISVILLE REPERTORY COMPANY: 

All in the Timing



by David Ives
Directed by James Tompkins


Performances: February 6-15, 2015
at The Bard’s Town Theatre
1801 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205
www.thebardstown.com


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The Kentucky Center
501 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 
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The Henry Clay Theater
604 South 3rd Street, 3rd floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone number: 502-216-5502
Email: info@pandoraprods.org
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The Tony Award-Winning Musical Comedy 

The Drowsy Chaperone

by Lisa Lambert, Don McKellar , Bob Martin and Greg Morrison

Directed by David Pilkinton


February 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.

February 15 and 22 at 2:30 p.m.
An homage to American musicals of the Jazz Age, paying tribute to those shows and the power they held to lift our spirits in times of sadness.
 

Tickets $15 Adults, $12 Seniors, $10 Students

Reservations 502-633-0242

Reservation Line Opens January 30


Sponsored by City of Shelbyville, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and Republic Bank & Trust

801 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065
(502) 633-0222

For reservations call 502-633-0242
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STAGEONE FAMILY THEATRE:

And in This Corner . . . Cassius Clay
By Idris Goodwin
Jan. 19 - 1pm
Jan. 24 and Feb. 14 - 2pm
Jan. 21 and Feb. 7   - 2pm and 7pm  

There have been African American sports heroes whose celebrity helped shine light on the struggles of the communities from which they emerged, but there was no one more colorful, dynamic and larger than life than the one and only, the true greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali. Before he shook up the world he was just Cassius Clay, Jr. from Louisville, Kentucky; and the Louisville where he grew up in the 1950s was not like Louisville today…


Recommended for Ages 8 and up

The Kentucky Center
for the Performing Arts
501 W. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

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Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
by Anne Washburn
director TBD
music director TBD
Clifton Center
February 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 2015 8:00pm

Without watching it again (because you can’t), how much do you remember? Just after, 7-years after, and 75-years after a cataclysmic event, humanity holds on to our identity and beats back the darkness – with a little help from Springfield’s First Family.

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Othello
February 4-8
Wednesday, February 4 at 8:00pm to 10:15pm

The Playhouse 1911 S. 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40208

William Shakespeare's famous tragedy about the Moor of Venice, his new bride, his traitorous friend and his fellow officers and kinsmen.

*Note: Sunday's performance (2/8) includes a matinee at 3 p.m.

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Studio Theatre
February 12 -15

Studio Arts/HPES Building, Thrust Theatre 2314 S. Floyd Street , Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Theatrical performances that are performed, produced and sometimes written entirely by students.

Box Office - 502.852.6814.

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February 12-14
Young Playwrights Festival
by Walden Theatre student playwrights, various directors

A fully-produced festival of short plays created and developed in Walden Theatre's playwriting workshop, celebrating the talents of student playwrights, actors, and directors.

February 20-21
Connecting Cultures
by the Connecting Company ensemble, directed by Melinda Crecelius

An original work of devised theatre revealing the challenges, successes, and commonalities among diverse groups of young people, based exclusively on the personal narratives & correspondence of teens at The Academy @ Shawnee and the ESL Newcomer Academy.

February 26-March 7
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Alec Volz

A wannabe hoodlum with something to prove sets out to dominate the cauliflower market in gangster-era Chicago in this satirical allegory of Adolf Hitler's rise to power -- featuring a raucous new musical score.

1123 Payne Street
Louisville, KY 40204

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501 West Main Street 
Louisville, KY 40202 
1.800.775.7777
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WHODUNNIT MURDER MYSTERY THEATRE

The Oxford Incident
Written by Teresa Wentzel
Directed by Joe Monroe
Assistant Director: Ben Rogers
Saturday evenings – February 14 - March 28

A world premiere!

It's 1975 New York, and the famous author of tell-all books is found murdered in his high-rise apartment. Everyone seems to have a motive. Who wanted to make sure his new book was never published? What dark secrets are the suspects hiding, and what is the mysterious symbol drawn in blood?

RESERVE EARLY FOR VALENTINE'S DAY!

Starring Emily Eader, Brian Kennedy, John Lina, Beth Olliges, Tom Staudenheimer, and Robert Thompson

Dinner Choices: Pot roast, herb roasted chicken, or vegetable lasagna

$45.50 per person includes dinner, show, tax and gratuity
Group discounts available.
Call to reserve or for info: (502) 426-7100

The Hilton Garden Inn – Airport Louisville
2735 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40209