Category Archives: theater

‘Sister Act’ @ Kentucky Center

Jan. 7-12 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. $25+; various times If you happen to be one of the few people who didn’t see the movie, or the sequel, it all starts out when a tough-as-nails lounge singer named Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, and a government protection program hides her in a […]

‘Twelfth Night’ @ Walden Theatre

Dec. 19-21 Walden Theatre 1123 Payne St. $17 ($14 students or seniors); various times Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you have to admit this is the time of year for the classics. It just seems as though everyone should be nestled around a fire sipping cocoa and admiring the decorations on the mantle. […]

Weekender: Dec. 13-15

Joseph Arthur Friday, Dec. 13 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. $12-$15; 9 p.m. Joseph Arthur has always been good at making friends. When he does so, he doesn’t just stop with Joe Lunchbox; Arthur won over Peter Gabriel and R.E.M. early on, and now the WFPK favorite brings a band including R.E.M. bassist/Shiny Happy […]

‘The Kings of Christmas’ @ The Bard’s Town

Dec. 12-15, 19-22 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road $15 ($12 students and seniors); 7:30 p.m. “The Kings of Christmas,” a contemporary holiday story, returns to The Bard’s Town for a third straight year with its original cast and crew. The play is a heartwarming and hilarious tale about the family members of a […]

‘May Your Heart Find Christmas’ @ Henry Clay Building

Dec. 12-14 Henry Clay Building 604 S. Third St. $25; 7:30 p.m. Cabaret is no longer a dying art form in Louisville, with support from groups like Pandora Productions and their diverse series of shows every year. That includes the annual holiday show, a cabaret extravaganza sure to validate the jolly spirit within. “May […]

Weekender: Dec. 6 – 8

Kathleen Lolley Friday, Dec. 6 WHY Louisville 806 E. Market St. Free; 5 p.m. Artist Kathleen Lolley was a star, especially locally, as soon as she began showing her paintings a decade ago. Since then, the CalArts graduate has become even more well-known internationally, showing in bigger cities and selling to Hollywood stars. The […]

Weekender: Nov. 29 – Dec. 1

The Tunesmiths Friday, Nov. 29 Louisville Palace 625 S. Fourth St. $10; 9:30 p.m. The Tunesmiths have a new album for you — and by you, they mean each and every resident of Louisville. Their new album is called Derby City, and some of its songs include “Derby City” and “Jammin’ in the Ville.” […]

Weekender: Nov. 22-24

Art Lite Louisville 2013 Friday, Nov. 22 FAF Gallery 602 S. Third St. • 212-5108 Free; 5-8 p.m. The Fine Art Firm Gallery and the Preston Arts Center are presenting an artistic event that will let viewers see how artists create as well as have a chance to get their hands dirty. Eight artists […]

‘War Horse’ @ KY Center

Nov. 20-24 Kentucky Center for the Arts 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $25+; various times An epic tale of a tumultuous relationship between a boy and his horse, “War Horse” starts at the beginning of this cross-species relationship, travels with the horse as it’s sent off to help Britain during WWI and comes […]

‘Monsieur Baptiste, the Con Man’ @ U of L

Nov. 20-29 The Playhouse 1911 S. Third St. • 852-6814 Various prices and times The African-American Theatre Program at U of L offers the country’s only graduate certificate in African-American theater. This week, the program celebrates its 20th anniversary with a production of “Monsieur Baptiste, the Con Man,” a modern adaptation of Moliere’s “Tartuffe” […]

‘Standing on Ceremony’ @ Henry Clay Theatre

Nov. 14-24 Henry Clay Theatre 604 S. Third St. • 216-5502 $18 adv. ($20 door); 7:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 & 24) Think of “Standing on Ceremony” as “The Vagina Monologues” for gay marriage. The production is a collection of nine monologues and short plays written by a collective of our country’s […]

‘Tom Jones’ @ Actors Theater

Nov. 13-Dec. 8 Actors Theater of Louisville 316 W. Main St. • 584-1205 $36+; various times All the ladies love the dashing and dapper Tom Jones, but Tom Jones only has eyes for one, or so the story goes. Adapted from the novel by Henry Fielding and directed by former Actors Theatre producing director […]

‘Class of 70′ @ Lincoln Performing Arts School

Nov. 7-17 Lincoln Performing Arts School 930 E. Main St. $18 ($15 for students/seniors); 7:30 p.m. (5 p.m. Nov. 17) The 1960s were and always will be a pivotal and historically important time for our country. Countless pieces have been written on the Civil Rights Movement, feminism, Vietnam War protests, assassinations, the moon landing, […]

‘Dust and Shadows’ @ 21c Museum Hotel

Wednesday, Nov. 6 21c Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. Free; 7 p.m. Loss, rage, revenge, survival — these are heavy themes that create messy layers of emotions in anyone who experiences them. It’s no wonder, then, that a multimedia, two-person collaboration was needed for “Dust and Shadows,” which combines haunting images of ghost […]

‘Les Misérables’ @ CenterStage, Jewish Community Center

Oct. 24-Nov. 10 CenterStage @ Jewish Community Center 3600 Dutchmans Lane $18 adv., $20 door; 7:30 p.m. Ninety-nine seasons of theater on stage, 99 seasons of shows! And what better way to celebrate a near-century of CenterStage than with the world’s longest-running musical? Seen by more than 65 million people in 42 countries, “Les […]

‘RX’ @ The Bard’s Town

Oct. 24-Nov. 2 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 $15; 7:30 p.m. “So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means every single day that you see me, […]

Louisville Ballet’s ‘Studio Connections’ @ Louisville Ballet

Oct. 24-26 Louisville Ballet 315 E. Main St. • 583-2623 $20-$25; 8 p.m. Each year the Louisville Ballet showcases an in-studio set of contemporary and classical dances. This season’s program is strong in works first shown in their 2013 Choreographers’ Showcase. “Andante” by Ashley Thursby “started as an experimentation of partnering, as many of […]

Weekender: Oct. 18-20

‘The Glass Mendacity’ Oct. 18-20 The MeX Theater, Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $16; 8 p.m. (2 p.m. Oct. 20) Big Daddy is back in town. From the Louisville Repertory Co. comes a theatrical mash-up the likes of which you’ve never seen: Take three masterpieces by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, stick […]

‘The Addams Family’ @ Kentucky Center

Oct. 16-20 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $25+; various times We often only think about “The Addams Family” around Halloween, which is why now’s the time to see this musical comedy based on the famous family of darkness. Now they are in for something they could have never been prepared for […]

Weekender: Oct. 11-13

Butchertown Porktoberfest Friday, Oct. 11 The Pointe 1205 E. Washington St. • 262-8580 Free; 5-10 p.m. You have to love living in a town that has events with names like Porktoberfest. Sure, it may be a while before it catches up with England’s Cheese Rolling Festival or even Florida’s Felssmore Frogleg Festival, but this […]