Friday, September 19, 2014

NOW PLAYING: OCTOBER

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ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE:


Fifth Third Bank's Dracula
September 12 - October 31, 2014
September 12 – October 31, 2014
Steel your nerves, don your fangs and get ready to scream.
 

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.

With neither Louisville’s appetite for horror nor Actors Theatre’s ambitions to create the perfect thrill fest showing any sign of waning, this year’s production promises to be one that audiences will be dying to sink their teeth into.  William McNulty is back to direct his own adaptation of Bram Stoker’s famed novel and reprise his renowned role as Van Helsing. Randolph Curtis Rand returns in the title role and former Acting Apprentice Marc Bovino will reprise the role of Renfield for the seventh time. They will be joined by fellow Actors Theatre Apprentice alumni Alex Thompson (Mr. Briggs) and Joe Curnutte (Dr. Seward). In addition, several members of the 2014-2015 Acting Apprentice Company will be cast in the roles of Monster, Harker and Undead Woman. Ann Sonneville will make her Actors Theatre debut in the role of Lucy and local child actors Chandler Baker and MaryCharles Miller are dually cast in the role of the Undead Girl.


The creative team will feature scenic design by Paul Owen, lighting design by Tony Penna, costume design by Lorraine Venberg, sound design by Ben Marcum, and video design by Philip Allgeier.

In addition, Actors Theatre will host its annual Dracula Blood Drive in partnership with Fifth Third Bank and the Red Cross on September 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Fifth Third Bank at 4th Street Live! The event, which has become an annual tradition during the run of Dracula, aims to collect 50 pints! All blood donors will receive a complimentary pizza lunch provided by Bearno’s and will be entered into a drawing for two free tickets to Dracula.

Performances run from September 12-October 31, with an official opening on September 12. Actors Theatre is committed to providing an accessible theatre-going experience and offers an audio described performance on September 21 and an open captioned performance on October 11 during the run of Dracula. For more information on our facilities and all services offered, visit actorstheatre.org/visit/plan-your-visit/. Tickets are on sale now and are priced from $45. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Actors Theatre box office at 502.584.1205 or online at actorstheatre.org. Discount rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 502.585.1210.
  

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.

Audience Advisory: Contains strobe light, fog effects and gunshot. Not for the faint of heart.
Age Recommendations: Ages 11+
Student Matinee Grade Levels: 7 – 12
- See more at: http://actorstheatre.org/shows/fifth-third-banks-dracula-2014-2015/#sthash.dXLUMr6u.dpuf
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.

Audience Advisory: Contains strobe light, fog effects and gunshot. Not for the faint of heart.
Age Recommendations: Ages 11+
Student Matinee Grade Levels: 7 – 12
- See more at: http://actorstheatre.org/shows/fifth-third-banks-dracula-2014-2015/#sthash.dXLUMr6u.dpuf
Tickets are on sale priced from $45.
Discount rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 502.585.1210.

Box Office: 502.584.1205
ActorsTheatre.org


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The Last Five Years
Jamie is a writer whose star is on the rise. Cathy is a struggling actress. With narratives that move gracefully in opposite directions, Jamie tells their story from first infatuation, while Cathy moves backward in time from the closing notes of their marriage. This musical journey through their relationship—in all its elation and heartbreak—captures the beauty of being in love, no matter how fleeting. - See more at: http://actorstheatre.org/shows/the-last-five-years-2014-2015/#sthash.VmTJyey1.dpuf
by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Meredith McDonough

October 7 - 26
Jamie is a writer whose star is on the rise. Cathy is a struggling actress. With narratives that move gracefully in opposite directions, Jamie tells their story from first infatuation, while Cathy moves backward in time from the closing notes of their marriage. This musical journey through their relationship—in all its elation and heartbreak—captures the beauty of being in love, no matter how fleeting.

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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Evil Dead: The Musical

Oct 3, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014

Directed by Joey Arena

Look Who's Evil Now!
One of our favorite shows returns to once again to bring all the singing, dancing, horror and blood of Ash and the Deadites to the Louisville stage!

A loving tribute to cheesy horror films and American musical theater all at one. Be sure to catch it; before they catch you.

PLEASE NOTE:
The SplatterZone tickets are in the front section of the theater, where you are going to get (very) bloody. If this is not your thing, DO NOT PURCHASE this type of ticket.


Ticket prices:
Adult - $20
Student – $12
Senior/Military – $15
Splatterzone - $30


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: 

Join Balagula Theatre as "The Mystery of Irma Vep A Penny Dreadful" starts this week at the Farish in the Lexington Downtown Public Library.


There’s no riddle about the aim of “The Mystery of Irma Vep.” The goal is to crack you up.” – New York Daily News
 
This definitive spoof of Gothic melodramas, The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam was named one of the 20th Century’s best plays by Time Magazine and the New York Times. Liberally stealing from well known film classics like Wuthering Heights, The Mummy’s Curse and Hitchcock’s Rebecca, with dialog lifted from Ibsen, Shakespeare, and Poe, “Irma” is a tour de force for Ryan Case and Shayne Brakefield who play all 8 characters racing through 35 quick changes and 80 exits and entrances in a 2 hour marathon complete with werewolves, vampires and damsels in distress
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Just LIKE Life
by Doug Schutte
World Premiere

October 30 - November 16 (Specific Dates Pending) (all at 7:30 PM)

How can we connect with people when we are constantly “connected”?  Can young people still find their way to love amidst the social tidal waves that envelope them?  In a small upstate New York community college, we find out. 

Schutte explains: “An avid reader, I often find things from the past that seem relevant now, and issues I want to explore today, and they come together in my odd little brain to make a story that I think will entertain me as I write it and the folks who come to see it.  This play is no different.  Rip Van Winkle meets Romeo and Juliet in a cyber-centric world.  Bad things are bound to happen.” 

Recommended for ages 16 and up.
Bard's Town
1801 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 749-5275
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BUNBURY THEATRE:

Spreading it Around
by Londos D 'Arrigo

Oct 10-26, 2015

Angela Drayton, a wealthy widow living in an up-scale retirement community, is tired of handing out money to her unappreciative children. So she starts the “S.I.N. (Spending It Now) Foundation,” to give to those truly in need. This terrifies her greedy son and devilish daughter-in-law, driving them to devise a plan to have her committed.

"The show has a surprise ending which will leave you in stitches. So for a look at a brand new comedy, be sure to catch 'Spreading It Around'." - theatremirror.com

Londos D'Arrigo is a Canadian writer who for over thirty years wrote hard hitting laughs for comedy icons such as Phyllis Diller, Lily Tomlin and Joan Rivers.

SHOW TIMES - 7:30pm (evening performances), and:

SUN   10/12 4:30
SUN   10/19 2:30
SUN  10/26 2:30

Bunbury at The Henry Clay Theatre
604 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40202 
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J Michael’s Spa & Salon presents…Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

October 23-November 9, 2014
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler.

A musical thriller about a 19th century London barber who goes on a murderous rampage and the baker who cooks his victims into pies.


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.

Follow CenterStage on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jccCenterStage  
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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301 E. Montgomery Ave.
Clarksville, IN 47129
812-283-6522
or email questions@clarksvillelittletheatre.org
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It's that time of year again. The leaves are changing colors and falling. The air is getting cooler. The days are getting shorter and nights are getting longer. The veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is thinning. With this opening comes a myriad of ghouls, ghosts, spirits, and all sorts of vile creatures!! It's Halloween!!
Well at Damaged Goods Presents: Don't Fear The Creeper, we bring that Halloween atmosphere to you, live! On Halloween Night, October 31st at The Bard's Town, we'll be throwing our fans a fantastic Halloween Bash!! There will be tons of improv, some sketch comedy, some yummy treats available, and so many more surprises.

We are having a Costume Contest! So dress up for our show and we may choose your costume as Best Costume! We will have a Prize Package available for our winner!! So give us a great costume to choose from!

This will be a night to remember! We will take your suggestions and turn them into hilarious situations in a series of short form improv games. You’ll not only get to laugh as you watch us perform but you may even get a chance to help us out on stage. 

But don't take our word for it. Come find out for yourself why Damaged Goods continues to pack The Bard's Town to capacity and help us keep that tradition alive! We'll see you at the show!

For more info visit www.damgoodnation.com

WHERE

The Bard's Town
1801 Bardstown Rd

WHEN

Oct. 31, 7:30pm

COST

$10 cash at the door


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Ken Ludwig’s
THE GAME’S AFOOT


Derby Dinner Playhouse will present the comedy/thriller THE GAME’S AFOOT October 7 through November 16, 2014.  For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com 


Tina Jo Wallace as Madge Geisel and Brian Bowman as William Gillette

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry.  But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous.  Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears.  The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit and is the perfect way to kick off the fall season!

THE GAME’S AFOOT was written by Tony Award-winning playwright, Ken Ludwig.  Other popular plays written by Ken Ludwig include: Lend Me A Tenor, Leading Ladies, and Moon Over Buffalo

Derby Dinner’s production of THE GAME’S AFOOT was directed by Bekki Jo Schneider.  The cast will include Brian Bowman, Tina Jo Wallace, David Myers, Elizabeth Loos, Janet Essenpreis, Rita Thomas, and more!


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Children's Theatre:
Magic Treehouse Series: Dinosaurs Before Dark
Oct 11th – Nov 15th 2014



Mitch Donahue as Jack; Marina Hart as Annie; Sandra Rivera as a Pteranodon (front)


Derby Dinner Playhouse will open their 2014-2015 Children=s Musical Theatre Series with DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK on October 11, 2014. Public performances run October 11, 18, 25, November 1, & 15, 2014. For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.

What would you do if a tree house in your neighborhood could transport you anywhere you wanted to go? Jack and Annie find a mysterious tree house filled with books. While looking at a book about the age of dinosaurs, the tree house begins to spin and magically transports them into that time. On their adventure they learn all about dinosaurs, making friends, and about survival in the animal kingdom.

This musical is based on the first book in Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure Magic Tree House book series and was written by Jenny Laird with music & lyrics by Randy Courts.  Songs featured in DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK are “Friend or Foe”, “A Mother’s Work is Never Done”, “How Far Can You See?”, and more!

DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK is under the direction of Kevin Crain and the cast will include Mitch Donahue as Jack and Marina Hart as Annie. Other cast members are Bill Hanna, Sally Scott, J.R. Stuart, Chris Bryant, and Sandra Rivera.    

All public performances of DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK are on Saturdays with Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and Lunch at 12:00 p.m. All performances feature a kid friendly menu and are one hour in length. This production is most suitable for ages 3 - 12.

School performances of DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK are scheduled on weekdays in October. Study Guides are made available that include pre and post production activities that extend the experience for the student and correlate to Common Core State Standards, Kentucky Core Academic Standards, and Indiana Academic Standards.   

KIDS OVER 50% OFF WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE TO ALL 4 SHOWS!
A season ticket includes DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK, RUDOLPH, THE TOOTH FAIRY, and SLEEPING BEAUTY. Kid’s price as low as $7 each when you see all 4 shows!


Price:  Breakfast – $16.00; Lunch – $21.00
Time:  October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 15, 2014
9:00 A.M. Show 10:00 A.M.
12:00 P.M. Show 1:15 P.M.

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

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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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Upstairs at 801:

Necessary Targets
By Eve Ensler
Directed by Dr. Jack Wann
October 17-19, 24-25, 2014

A groundbreaking play about women and war—about the violence of dark memories and the enduring resilience of the human spirit.

Sponsored by Reggie Van Stockum

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

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

StageOne Family Theatre kicks off its Mainstage Series with a musical based on a traditional tale…

Petite Rouge, a Cajun Red Riding Hood



Adapted from the book by Mike Artell
Illustrations by Jim Harris
Book, music & lyrics by Joan Cushing


If you love the classics, then you will adore this toe-tapping musical fairy tale as hot as the Louisiana swamps. A red-hooded duckling named Petite Rouge and her sidekick Cat lead the Big Bad Gator on a wild "duck" chase through New Orleans. Take a trip to the bayou in this saucy, Creole romp; heapin’ with a side of low country jazz, blues, and zydeco music! 



Watch the little white duck and her cat, TeJean, embark on a journey to deliver étouffée and gumbo to Petite’s sick grandmother. Following close behind them is Claude the Alligator, a gourmet chef who’s on the prowl for a special ingredient: duck! In this Cajun-themed version of the Red Riding Hood story, Petite and TeJean even end up in the middle of a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans!



Petite Rouge is set in the swamp but it’s also a fun and funny fairy tale, so I wanted a colorful bayou inspired by sunsets and Mardi Gras celebrations,” said Gil Reyes, director of the play. Reyes said he drew inspiration from his many years working as a co-artistic director at Theatre [502] and from performing with Radio Disney, where he entertained kids for hours on end.



Petite Rouge learns a few lessons in the play – I won’t spoil them here – I just hope that kids identify with Petite and TeJean and see that we’re telling their stories here too,” said Reyes. “These are stories about kids who are smart, who make choices (both good and bad) and learn from them.”



The musical will take place at the Kentucky Center and is recommended for ages 4 and up.  Here is the performance schedule:



October 11, 18*, 25 and November 1            2 pm

Adults                …$20.00 (ages 13 and up)
Children             …$15.00 (ages 1-12)

Group Discounts:
StageOne offers group discounts for parties of 12 or more. To book a group reservation, call 502-498-2447.

Military Discounts:
StageOne offers Military Discounts with valid military ID. Valid in person at the Kentucky Center Box Office only.

Performances are at the Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theatre.

*Sensory Friendly Performance for patrons with Autism or other Sensory Sensitivities 

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

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Baron’s Theater 131 W. Main St.

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Thrust Theatre 2314 South Floyd Street
Box Office - 502.852.6814.

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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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WHODUNNIT MURDER MYSTERY THEATRE

Murder by Midnight: The Case of the Missing Identity 

Written by A.S. Waterman
Directed by Niles Welch
Assistant Director: Robert Thompson

October 11 through November 15, ,2014

In 1904, a young man wakes up to find that his entire history is a fabrication, and he isn’t who he thought he was. He desperately needs to discover who re-invented his life, and why. But the clock is ticking away – toward MURDER! In its new season opener, Arthur Patrick Brophy plays WhoDunnit's popular detective hero, Dr. Angus MacCrimmon, an insightful but slightly cantankerous Scottish physician. Written by A.S. Waterman and directed by Niles Welch, Murder by Midnight: The Case of the Missing Identity also features popular WhoDunnit actors John Collins, Rebekah Dow, John Lina, Beth Olliges and Ben Rogers, and, making her WhoDunnit debut, Emily Eader.


Performances will run every Saturday evening from October 11 through November 15, 2014The price ($45.50) includes dinner, show, tax and gratuity. Discounts apply for groups of 6 and larger. All public performances will be at the Hilton Garden Inn – Airport, located at 2735 Crittenden Drive in Louisville.



Advance reservations are required. For reservations or more information, please contact WhoDunnit at (502) 426-7100 or check out www.whodunnitky.com.