Thursday, September 4, 2014

SEPTEMBER: Now Playing / Coming Soon

I am going to keep the Now Playing/Coming Soon page on the front from now on.  Why should I make you click through to get to show info?  Shows are listed by theatre company in alphabetical order. Bear with me as I update photos and links.

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ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE:

Love's Labors Lost
Sept 2 - 21
by William Shakespeare
reimagined by Steve Epp, Nathan Keepers and Dominique Serrand
directed by Dominique Serrand - 

Photo by Richard Tyler Rowley
This refreshingly new production of Shakespeare’s classic tale has been reimagined by Steve Epp, Nathan Keepers, and Dominique Serrand, who also directs. Love’s Labour’s Lost will begin previews on September 2, open on September 4 and run through September 21 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium as part of the Brown-Forman Series. Tickets are on sale and available by calling 502-584-1205 or visiting ActorsTheatre.org.

The king and his fellow scholars vow to seclude themselves from worldly distractions, but when a lovely princess and her ladies arrive and set up camp, this oath proves harder to keep than any of them thought. This playful and funny world-premiere reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic comedy pays loving homage to the Bard and his many courting couples.
Photo by Richard Tyler Rowley
The trio behind the production—Steve Epp, Nathan Keepers and Dominique Serrand of the Minneapolis-based ensemble The Moving Company—are no strangers to Louisville. As members of the Tony Award-winning company Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Epp, Keepers and Serrand charmed Actors Theatre audiences with a hilarious production of Moliere’s The Miser in 2004 and were part of the artistic collective responsible for Fissures (lost and found) in the 2010 Humana Festival. With this latest project, the master comedians breathe new life into Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost. By incorporating text from all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, this playful reimagining explores the peaks and pitfalls of falling in and out of love in a wildly theatrical new production.
Photo by Richard Tyler Rowley

The cast features Heidi Bakke as Jaquenetta, Kimiye Corwin as Princess of France; Maggie Chestovich as Rosaline;  Steve Epp as Don Adriano de Armado; Brandon Garegnani as Dumaine; Emily King as Maria; Lucas Melsha as Longaville; Ashley Rose Montondo as Katharine; Nathan Keepers as Moth; Jim Lichtscheidl as Berwone, and Richard Prioleau as Ferdinand, King of Navarre.

The creative team features scenic design by Dominique Serrand, lighting design by Marcus Dillard, costume design by Sonya Berlovitz and sound design by Zachary Humes.

Performances run September 2-21, with an official opening on September 4. Actors Theatre is committed to providing an accessible theatre-going experience and offers an open captioned performance on Saturday, September 13 at 4 p.m. and an audio described performance on Sunday, September 14 at 2.30 p.m. during the run of Love’s Labour’s Lost. 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. 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.

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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

Audio Described Performance
Sunday, September 21, 2 p.m.

Dracula Blood Drive
September 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Open Captioned Performance
Saturday, October 11, 4 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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Star Trek: Boldly Going WAY Too Far

Sep 11, 2014 to Sep 20, 2014

For 2 weeks only we return to the Alley's Starship Enterprise with our hit parody. If you didn't get a chance to catch out previously sold out show, now is that chance!


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:

Drinking in America
by Eric Bogosian
Directed By: Jenny Christian

Lexington Public Library - Farish Theater

September 17-19, 23-25

Drinking in America looks at what turns people on – alcohol, drugs, sex, power – and savagely dissects their willing intoxication. The result is a blisteringly funny series of monologues, portraits of people who have gotten high on hedonism being peddled as the American dream. ''Drinking in America'' is a wild, nightmarish ride through an America where success can excuse a lot of faults. It's an unforgettable journey made all the more disturbing because of the laughter the audience encounters along the way. 

Cast: 
Adam Luckey

Ticket Price: 
Adults $20/Students $15
Curtain is at 7:00
Call: 1-888-882-2014  FOR TICKETS
 
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4th Annual Ten-Tucky Festival of Ten-Minute Plays

Show Dates: September 18-21, 25-28 (all shows at 7:30 PM)

Tickets: $15 ($12 for students and seniors), available at thebardstown.com or by calling (502) 749-5275.

It's that time of year again!  The time to celebrate Kentucky playwrights in the 4th annual Ten-Tucky Festival.

8 Kentucky playwrights.  8 brand-spanking new ten-minute plays.  And a host of Kentucky directors and actors, all brought together to celebrate the spirit of Kentucky artistry.  "Each year, we get more and more submissions.  This year we had roughly 200--just from playwrights with Kentucky roots," says Executive Artistic Director Doug Schutte.  "And we've got some fresh faces. 6 of the playwrights are first timers, and the other 2 were first timers last year."  And the best part of The Ten-Tucky Festival, adds Schutte: "If for some reason you don't like a play, just wait a few minutes...and you'll get a completely different one."

This year's winning entries are as follows:
  • A struggling museum caters to the world around it in Corey Music's Action and Interaction
  • A man looks to get all of his questions answered in heaven in Mark Cornell's All the Answers.
  • We see superheroes as we've never seen them before in Bryce Woodard's BSFFs.
  • It's an eat or be eaten business world in David Clark's Edgar.
  • A woman with serious information about the president looks to find a believer in Valerie Powell's Rose.
  • Everything's for sale in Tara Anderson's Shop at Home 
  • One night--and an imagined lifetime together--before going back to reality in Taj Whitesell's The Bubble. 
  • Look out for spontaneous bouts of iambic pentameter in Gary Wadley's The Library
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The Bard presents "The Roast of Hollywood Squares"

Show Dates: September 19-20 @ 10 PM

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, available at thebardstown.com

As part of the Derby City Festival and The Bard's Town Theater, The Louisville Roasters will be doing a special 3-year anniversary show: An interactive comedy game show featuring some of the best Roast characters of the past 20 Roasts...All in the style of Hollywood Squares; except, instead of Paul Lynn and Whoopi Goldberg in the squares, you'll get such wonderful Roast characters as Mario, Fred Mercury, Abraham Lincoln, Captain Quint, Hitler, Batman, and more! With host Scot Atkinson...September 19th and 20th at 10 pm at The Bard's Town Theatre!

Cast:

Host- Scot Atkinson
Sidekick- Sean Keller
Celebrity Squares: 

Friday:
Mandee...Carrie Fisher Raanan...Mario
Will Hardesty...Hitler
Tyler Jackson...Captain Quint
Jake Reber...Lincoln
Lucas Murphy...Bruce Villanche
Kent Carney...Batman
Kate Sedgwick...Wolverine
Patrick...Chuck Norris

Saturday:
Mandee...Carrie Fisher
Raanan...Mario
Will H...Hitler
Tyler Jackson...Captain Quint
Jake Reber...Lincoln
Lucas Murphy...Bruce Villanche
Sean Smith...Mike Tyson
Anthony Mattingly...Fred Mercury
Luke McDermott...Mike Myers

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

September 4–20, 2014
Music by John Kander,
lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse.



Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses, Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, locked up in Cook County Jail.

Show Times
Thursday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Monday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m.

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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The Addams Family

New Musical Comedy
Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by C. Kevin Swansey

Sept. 12-20

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family—a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.


Adults $17.00
Seniors (ages 60+) $14.00
Teens (ages 13-19) $14.00
Children (ages 6-12) $10.00 **

  **Children under 6, who can sit on a lap and do not
require a separate seat, are admitted free. If a separate seat is required, the Children’s price applies.
 

1st weekend: Friday, Saturday evenings are at 8:00 PM. Sundays are at 2:00 PM.
2nd weekend: Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings are at 8:00 PM.

301 E. Montgomery Ave.
Clarksville, IN 47129
812-283-6522
or email questions@clarksvillelittletheatre.org
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A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement

Aug 19 — Oct 05, 2014

Derby Dinner Playhouse will present the ALL NEW musical comedy A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR BASEMENT, opening August 19 and running through October 5, 2014.  For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com


They’re cookin’ again!  With new songs and more lessons reluctantly learned, A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR BASEMENT features the hilarious antics and down-to-earth charm of the Church Basement Ladies.  Its 1960 and a Reformation is underway.  Beverly’s getting her first pair of high heels for confirmation, the Pastor is getting married, and Mrs. Engelson is getting her driver’s license.  And through it all, these ladies stand strong in their faith and in their friendships.

A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR BASEMENT was inspired by the books of Janet Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the best seller “Growing Up Lutheran”.  The musical was written by Greta Grosch with Music and Lyrics by Drew Jansen.  Songs featured are “Growing Up, Letting Go”, “All Heaven Broke Loose”, “That’s Lutheran Love”, and more.  The original CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES and its sequel CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES 2 – A SECOND HELPING premiered at Derby Dinner in 2011 and 2012 to record crowds.

A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR BASEMENT is under the direction of Bekki Jo Schneider with choreography by Barbara F. Cullen and musical direction by Scott Bradley.  The cast will include Derby Dinner favorites Cary Wiger, Rita Thomas, Colette Delaney, and Tina Jo Wallace, who will be joined by newcomer Katelyn Webb.

Join the Church Basement Ladies and their Pastor as they cook up an evening of music and laughter!

Senior & AARP $3 Discount - Available on Wednesday and Sunday evenings only.

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

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Fidelio
by Ludwig van Beethoven

Friday, September 19 at 8pm (Opening Night Gala) Sunday, September 22 at 2pm

A cross-dressing heroine. A sadistic warden. A political prisoner. That’s just a few of the complex characters that collide in Beethoven’s only opera.

    Location: Brown Theatre, 315 W Broadway
    Date(s)/Time(s): Friday, September 19, 2014 - Sunday, September 21, 2014
    Ages: All ages
    Price: Tickets start at $34.00
    Running Time: Approximately 3 hours

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My Big Gay Italian Funeral
by Anthony Wilkinson  (Comedy)

September 11 – 21, 2014 || directed by

This is a show more about family than anything else. Anthony’s father is now deceased and we introduce some new characters, namely Anthony’s gay brother Peter Pinnunziato, who he hasn’t spoken to in over a decade. Family drama and crazy characters unite when everything that can possibly happen at an Italian wake certainly will.  Other old family members and some very quirky friends and acquaintances are reunited after not having been on the best of terms for over a decade. This is an hilarious take on all of the fun characters (and more) that show up at a funeral home. This is a sequel to My Big Gay Italian Wedding, and including some of the same characters.

Angela Pinnunziato - Barb O’Daniel-Munger
Anthony Pinnunziato - Justin Ostergard
Peter Pinnunziato - Zachary Hebert
Lucia Fuccio - Jamie L Shannon
Maria Pinnunziato - Anna Francis
Connie / Eva / Donna - Susan Crocker
Maurizio LeGrande = Neill Robertson
Dominick Vitale - Zachary Burrell
Aunt Toniann - Kristy Calman
Rabbi Howie Horowitz / Lou Donatacci - Shane Whitehead
Joseph Pinnunziato - Rick O’Daniel-Munger
Ondine Ozzupacci - Tamara Dearing
Diamondelle / Vidal Dubois - Patrick Brophy
Ezio - Jordan Lamb

Tickets are $18 in advance / $20 day of show.

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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Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Directed by James Ray Morgan

September 26 and 27, October 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m.
September 28 and October 5 at 2:30 p.m.

“Be our guest” and step into this enchanting tale, featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature. This youth production features children ages 7 to 14.

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

For reservations call
502-633-0242

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Red Speedo
by Lucas Hnath
directed by Amy Attaway
Baron’s Theater
September 12, 13, 15, 19, 20 at 8pm

Tickets $17

What’s wrong with achieving superhuman feats when that’s society’s expectation of you? Ray’s talent for competitive swimming has made him an Olympic hopeful, but he’s starting to feel like discipline and training aren’t enough. When not only his own livelihood, but that of the people he loves, rest solely on the next victory, Ray has to decide how far he’ll go to win.


The 2nd mainstage show of the company’s 4th season explores the demand for greatness we put on ourselves and others, along with the lengths we go — and should not go — to achieve it.

“Everyday we see new instances of performance-enhancing drugs, plagiarism; spying on allies, and it’s hard not to wonder about why we call one thing an ‘unfair advantage’ and not another,” said the play’s director and Theatre [502] Co-Artistic Director, Amy Attaway. “Lucas takes a fascinating look at where we draw those lines through a very entertaining story.”

“Some people might say parading a young actor on stage in a Speedo gives us an unfair advantage,” Attaway half joked, “and that’s certainly a point worth debating.”

Louisville’s theatre community is no stranger to Hnath’s work. The Humana Festival of New American Plays has debuted a Hnath play in each of the last three years, including nightnight in 2013, which Attaway directed.

Attaway jumped at the chance to direct another play by Hnath and is thrilled to now be diving in with Red Speedo

“There is a Rhythm to his language, a musicality in his text,” she said. “Even when the subject matter is brutal, he’s able to make it feel personal to the whole audience.

Red Speedo opens at the Baron’s Theatre September 12 and features Louisville theatre mainstays, Michael Mayes, Joe Hatfield, Jon O'Brien, and Sarah East.

Baron’s Theater
131 W. Main St.
September 12, 13, 15, 19, 20 at 8pm
Tickets $17, available HERE

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Eda (Everyman)
Sept. 24-29, 2014


$15 Adults
$12 Students/Senior Citizens/UofL Faculty and Staff
$8 Students in TA courses (Required attendance)

Thrust Theatre
2314 South Floyd Street
Box Office - 502.852.6814.

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Harvey
by Mary Chase
directed by Hallie Dizdarevic

The affable but eccentric Elwood P. Dowd is complicating his sister Veta’s social ambitions by fraternizing with an invisible, mischievous, six-foot-tall rabbit named Harvey. In frustration, she has Elwood evaluated by a psychiatrist to see if he's a candidate for a new injection to banish his unusual friend and turn him into an otherwise perfectly normal human being--and we all know what so-and-so's they are.

Please join Walden Theatre for an evening of hysterics and hijinks for Mary Chase's classic Harvey, performed on the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage September 18-27. Evening shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 and matinees are Saturdays at 2pm.

Evening prices are $15 adults and $10 students/seniors.
Matinee prices are $10 adults and $8 students/seniors.
Tickets available at the box office 1 hour before curtain.

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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