12/08/2014

NOW PLAYING DECEMBER

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ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE:

by Nina Raine
directed by Evan Cabnet
Fifth Third Bank’s
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Barbara Field
Directed by Drew Fracher
November 25 – December 23, 2014



Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein announce a magnificent new production of Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Barbara Field and directed by Drew Fracher. Dickens’ classic tale of hope and redemption finds extraordinary new life in this totally redesigned production featuring new sets, props and costumes and all the warmth of holiday music. Celebrate the splendor of the holidays with Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future in a spectacular new take on an old favorite. A Christmas Carol will preview November 25 and November 26, open November 28 and run through December 23 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium.

Actors Theatre has heralded in the holidays with this treasured classic for 39 seasons, making it the second longest continuous running production of A Christmas Carol in the country. Locally, it’s been cherished by generations of families who enjoy the exuberant arrival of the ghosts, the joyous music and Scrooge’s wonderful transformation while creating holiday memories that last a lifetime. Actors Theatre’s new production will feature beautiful period costumes designed by Kristopher Castle (True West), new scenery designed by Antje Ellerman (Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Appropriate and Gnit) and a plethora of new props, all lovingly built by Actors Theatre’s costume, prop and scenic artisans. Additional new design elements include; sound design by Matt Callahan, lighting design by Thomas Hase and Media Design by Philip Allgeier. Dickens’ beloved novella is brimming with unrivaled festive fun complete with soaring ghosts and cheerful carols that will charm audiences of all ages.

Actors Theatre is delighted to welcome Drew Fracher back to direct Dickens’ tale for the fourth consecutive year. Previously, Fracher has directed two seasons of A Christmas Story and A Tuna Christmas and has appeared as Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol. Former resident company member William McNulty returns as Scrooge in what will now be his 13th consecutive season in the role. He is joined by fellow Actors Theatre veteran Ann Hodapp, who is back for her twenty-second year with the production, as Mrs. Grigsby and Cook. Other returning talent includes Larry Bull as Jacob Marley, Tom Cunningham on Fiddle,  Celina Dean as Mrs. Cratchit, Sherman Fracher as Mrs. Fezziwig and Andy Gaukel as Fred and Mr. Fezziwig. Former Acting Apprentice (2013-2014) Emily Stout returns to Actors Theatre to make her debut in the role of Belle. Appearing at Actors Theatre for the first time are: Shanara Gabrielle as Ghost of Christmas Past, Lee Palmer as Ghost of Christmas Present, Benjamin Pelteson as Bob Cratchit, and John Preston as Narrator. They are joined by 12 members of Actors Theatre’s Acting Apprentice Company: Taylor Abels, Aaron Lynn, Ali Burch, Brian Muldoon, Cameron Benoit, Casey Wortmann, Collin Morris, Erika Grob, Joe Lino, John Ford-Dunker, Josh Bonzie and Ure Egbuho. In addition, this production includes ten young local actors: Elise Coughlin, Emmalee Kidwell, Gabe Weibel, Joseph Glazer, Julien Allen, Nadia Allen, Riley McNerney, and siblings Bailey and Calvin Ramirez, and their little brother Vaughn Ramirez, who is playing Tiny Tim.

Actors Theatre is committed to providing an accessible theatre-going experience and offers an open captioned performance on Saturday, December 6 at 2 p.m. and an audio described performance on Sunday, December 7 at 2 p.m. during the run of A Christmas Carol. For more information on our facilities and all services offered, visit actorstheatre.org/visit/plan-your-visit/.

Tickets are on sale to the public priced from $25 and can be purchased by calling the Actors Theatre Box Office at 502-584-1205 or online at ActorsTheatre.org. Children’s tickets, priced at 50% off for ages 5-14, are available with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket on select performances, Sunday-Thursday, November 25-December 14. Season Ticket holders also receive 20% off tickets for the entirety of the run. These discounts are not available online. Box Office restrictions and ticketing fees apply. Discounted rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 502-585-1210.
Box Office: 502.584.1205

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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The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)

Dec 19, 2014 to Jan 17, 2015
It’s apocalypse now as the three idiots who brought you "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" set their sights on the good book... Can bolts of lightning be far behind?

Yes, it’s an affectionate, irreverent roller coaster ride from fig leaves to Final Judgment as the boys tackle the great theological questions: Did Adam and Eve have navels? Did Moses really look like Charlton Heston? And why isn’t the word “phonetic” spelled the way it sounds?

Whether you are Catholic or Atheist, Muslim or Jew, Protestant or Purple People Eater, you will be tickled by the Alley's romp through old time religion. Remember… Someone is watching... (but it may just be the Stage Manager.)


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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The Kings of Christmas
 by Doug Schutte


December 11-21, 2014

Tickets $15 ($12 for students/seniors)
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

Directed by Doug Schutte & Scot Atkinson

Featuring Scot Atkinson, Beth Tantanella, Jennifer Levine, Jake Beamer, Ben Gierhart, and Doug Schutte.  

The 4th year of the Bard's new holiday tradition!  Get your tickets before they're gone.  (We sold out in advance of production last year).   

It’s Christmas, and middle son Carter King has returned home for what he hopes will be his last family Christmas.  10 years after the death of his father (an Elvis-impersonating magician in Vegas), the family appears in shambles, and the mystery of a dead cat pervades the family gathering.  Is the family cat dead? Will the ghost of Carter’s Elvis-impersonating magician father appear to save the day? Can Carter find the true meaning of Christmas?   Find out this December.

Recommended for ages 16 and up.  (A few curse words, a little sexual innuendo...we're totally selling you on this now, aren't we?)

 “It’s like A Christmas Carol, if A Christmas Carol were written by an idiot.” - Playwright Doug Schutte

"Warm and wacky." -WFPL

"Crazy fun." -Arts Louisville

"One of the most original, one of the most side-splitting, and one of the most contemporary holiday offerings to choose from." -Theatre Louisville

The Bard's Town Theatre is a 501c3 nonprofit theatre whose mission is to nurture, develop, and produce new work, providing an outlet for new voices.  The Bard's Town Theatre puts particular emphasis on producing new works by Kentucky playwrights, serving as a platform for these voices to be heard. 

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

Forgive Me It's Christmas

Forgive Me It's Christmasby Juergen K. Tossmann
Dec 5-21, 2014
From the author of A HOMELESS HOLIDAY, A HANUKKAH CHRISTMAS, THE LAST HANUKKAH CHRISTMAS, SALVAGE YARD, SALVAGE YARD REVISITED, A SALVAGE YARD CHRISTMAS, ASSISTED LIVING? LIVING WITH KLAUS and UNCLE SMILEY'S COMIN' HOME....comes a new comedy!
Meryl is about to receive a prestigious horseman’s award, or so he believes, and needs Loomis (his challenged older brother) to put on a tux. But Loomis decides that generosity is more important than an itchy suit. When Loomis gives his tuxedo to a Jehovah Witness, all heck breaks loose! But that's not all.  When the family realizes that Loomis may be the only heir to the Patriarch's Trust, a struggle between greed and kindness dominates the family’s Christmas gathering. 
Don't miss this family friendly holiday treat!

                 Featuring
      Brad Castleberry, Liz Vissing , Mike Burmester
      Virginia Pollack, Katie Graviss, Jerarrin Kennerly
      Diane Kane, Sharon Becher
SHOW TIMES
DECEMBER
5 7:30
6 7:30
7 4:30

11 7:30
12 7:30
13 7:30
14 2:30

17 7:30
18 7:30
19 7:30
20 7:30
21 2:30

Bunbury at The Henry Clay Theatre
604 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40202 
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 CARDINALS FOR THE APPRECIATION OF MUSICAL THEATRE:

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RETURNS IN JANUARY WITH "THE WIZARD OF OZ"

You can also order by phone: 502-238-2709 
There is a small convenience fee for online ordering. If the performance you want to purchase tickets for does not appear in the list, please call the box office at 502-238-2709.

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MEMBER DISCOUNT NIGHTS: $4 off each ticket on OPENING NIGHT! Must call or purchase in person at the JCC to receive member discount. Tickets may not be exchanged for another night if member discount is applied.

Rush Tickets
$10 Rush tickets are now available as a new way to help patrons save on their CenterStage tickets! Rush tickets are only available for evening performances on Sunday, Monday and Thursday and ONLY if there are still tickets available for that performance! Up to 20 rush tickets will be sold for each performance. Rush tickets can only be bought in person the day of the performance from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the front desk of the JCC. After all 20 rush tickets are gone, there will be no more tickets sold at the rush price. Rush tickets will be limited to two per person.

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

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RETURNS IN JANUARY WITH "COME BLOW YOUR HORN"

301 E. Montgomery Ave.
Clarksville, IN 47129
812-283-6522
or email questions@clarksvillelittletheatre.org
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A Wonderful Life
November 18 - December 31
  

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Derby Dinner Playhouse will present the holiday musical A WONDERFUL LIFE, opening November 18 and running through December 31, 2014.  For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com 
           
Frank Capra’s film classic has been brought to vibrant theatrical life!  Set in 1945, it tells the story of George Bailey, a man who is continually setting aside his own dreams in order to keep his late father’s building and loan business afloat.  When a greedy bank manufactures a scandal that threatens to send him to jail, George is crushed.  Sent to help him in his hour of need on Christmas Eve, a guardian angel reveals to him how different the world and everyone whose life he has touched would be had he never been born.  An uplifting chronicle of the extraordinary lives of ordinary folk, A WONDERFUL LIFE exhilarates the mind and heart and celebrates the innate goodness in us all.

The book and lyrics for A WONDERFUL LIFE were written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Sheldon Harnick with music by Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and was adapted from the 1946 Frank Capra film “It’s A Wonderful Life”.  Songs featured are “If I Had a Wish”, “Wings”, “Not What I Expected”, “A Wonderful Life”, and more!     

Derby Dinner’s production of A WONDERFUL LIFE is directed by Lee Buckholz with Choreography by Heather Paige Folsom and Musical Director Scott Bradley.  The role of George Bailey will be played by DDP newcomer Edward Miskie.  Others in the cast will include Sara King, Jim Hesselman, Debbie King-Raque, Elizabeth Loos, Cary Wiger, Matthew Brennan, and many more!



Derby Dinner Playhouse | 525 Marriott Drive | Clarksville | IN | 47129

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LOUISVILLE REPERTORY COMPANY:

RETURNS IN FEBRUARY WITH "VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE."

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 PNC BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA

RETURNS IN JANUARY WITH "ONCE"

The Kentucky Center
501 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 
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RETURNS IN JANUARY WITH "COCK"

Join us Sunday, Dec 21st, 2014 for our Special, 1 Night Only, Cabaret

Benefiting Pandora Productions


Tickets: $50 includes drinks, snacks & great entertainment!
 
Bringing you the best of holiday music from the 20′s, 30′s, 40′s, 50′s & 60′s.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cabaret begins at 7:00 p.m. 

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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STAGEONE FAMILY THEATRE:


Dec. 6-Dec. 20: "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."
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RETURNS IN FEBRUARY WITH "OTHELLO"

Thrust Theatre 2314 South Floyd Street
Box Office - 502.852.6814.

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"Uncle Vanya."
The Walden Theatre
Staff Showcase

Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya
adapted by David Mamet
from an English translation
by Vlada Chernomordick
directed by Hal Park
December 11-20
Dec 11-13 /15 /18-20 @ 7:30
Matinee Dec 20 @ 2:00

FEATURING:
Ciaran Brown
Hallie Dizdarevic
Julane Havens
Paul Lenzi
Benjamin Park
Jennifer Pennington
Monte Priddy
Charlie Sexton
Geraldine Ann Snyder

Reservations available by calling Walden Theatre 502.589.0084 or
emailing box-office@waldentheatre.org.


1123 Payne Street
Louisville, KY 40204

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RETURNS IN JANUARY WITH "AN EVENING WITH BROADWAY'S GREATEST LOVE SONGS"
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WHODUNNIT MURDER MYSTERY THEATER

The Twelve Murders of Christmas
Written by A.S. Waterman
Directed by Erica Goldsmith and Beth Olliges

Six strangers gather in an elegant mansion, having received an invitation to a lavish holiday soirée — only to discover that they are locked in for the night, and that one of them is intent on murdering the others! But which one, and why?

The double-cast The Twelve Murders of Christmas features popular WhoDunnit actors John Collins, Rebekah Dow, Emily Eader, Erica Goldsmith, Craig Nolan Highley, John Lina, Jeff McQueen, Beth Olliges, Makayla Staudenheimer, Tom Staudenheimer, Niles Welch, and Brian West. And, making their WhoDunnit debut, Ryan Lash and Anissa Wood.

Saturday Evenings Nov. 29 thru Dec. 20, 2014, and Jan. 3, 2015, plus Friday Evenings Dec. 5 - 12

Meal choices: Roast Turkey, Baked Salmon, or
Portobello Parmesan
Special dietary arrangements must be made in advance.
RESERVE EARLY!
Public shows at the Hilton Garden Inn – Airport
2735 Crittenden Drive
Louisville, KY 40209
Seating at 6:30 / Show starts at 7:00
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Reserve early for parties, groups & corporate functions!

(502) 426-7100
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