Category Archives: theater

‘Ages of the Moon’ @ Bunbury Theatre

Feb. 7-9, 12-16, 19-23 Bunbury Theatre 604 S. Third St.  bunburytheatre.org $10-$21; various times Bunbury Theatre has managed to lure Emmy-nominated actor Patrick Tovatt out of retirement for its next production, Sam Shepard’s “Ages of the Moon.” After a 15-year absence from the Louisville theater scene, Tovatt is reuniting with director Steve Woodring and actor […]

‘Jane Eyre’ @ Walden Theatre

Jan. 30-Feb. 1 Walden Theatre 1123 Payne St. • 589-0084 waldentheatre.org $8-$15; 7:30 p.m. (plus 2 p.m. on Feb. 1) This production of the classic “Jane Eyre” — adapted by Christina Calvit from the Charlotte Brontë novel — tracks the life of a young governess looking to find stability and love while rising from an […]

‘Dead Man Walking’ @ Thrust Theatre

Jan. 29-Feb. 2 Thrust Theatre 2314 S. Floyd St. • 852-6814 louisville.edu/theatrearts $16 ($13 staff/students); 8 p.m. (plus 3 p.m. Sat.-Sun.) With the Kentucky General Assembly in full swing, Sen. Gerald Neal has introduced a Senate bill to repeal the death penalty and make life without parole the maximum sentence allowed. The House should see […]

‘Green Day’s American Idiot’ @ Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall

Jan. 29-30 Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 kentuckycenter.org $25+; 7:30 p.m. In 1994, Green Day brought its snotty pop-punk to the mainstream with “Longview,” an anthem of boredom-fueled masturbation. And now Green Day has inspired a Broadway musical, which is to say that something doesn’t add up. Ah well, the […]

‘Don Giovanni’ @ Brown Theatre

Jan. 24 & 26 Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway • 852-0544 $20 (free for U of L students); 8 p.m. (Jan. 24), 2 p.m. (Jan. 26) Music students from Louisville and Poland combine for performances this weekend of the Mozart opera “Don Giovanni.” The production is a reprise of a show staged at the Silesian […]

‘Our Town’ @ Actors Theatre

Jan. 23-Feb. 9 Actors Theatre 316 W. Main St. • 584-1205 actorstheatre.org  $35+; various times There isn’t a neighborhood in Louisville named Grover’s Corners, but there doesn’t need to be. The fictional setting of playwright Thornton Wilder’s celebrated “Our Town,” Grover’s Corners represents every neighborhood or town in the United States. It’s a place where […]

Weekender: Jan. 17-19

The Range Friday, Jan. 17 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com $5-$7; 11 p.m. Any chump can turn out a generic dance record now, and many do. The ones who rise above and get proper respect try to push the expected borders of the field, and The Range is earning his keep. Known to his […]

Weekender: Jan. 10 – 12

Jan. 10-18 ‘Sex Again’ Vault 1031 Theatre
 1031 S. Sixth St. frogpumpproductions.com $20; various times The newly established Vault 1031, housed in the Old Louisville warehouse of the Old Armored Car Company, is another indicator of the evolving developments downtown. It’s a trilateral venue: a coffee joint, gallery space and 130-capacity theater rolled into one. […]

‘The Pirates of Penzance’ @ Actors Theatre of Louisville

Jan. 9-Feb. 4 Actors Theatre of Louisville 316 W. Main St. • 584-1205 actorstheatre.org $10+; various times Calling all models of modern Major Generals: Actors Theatre presents the rip-roaring, swashbuckling, indubitably charming comic opera known as “The Pirates of Penzance.” This is no stuffy affair but a reimagining of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, given […]

‘Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ @ Jewish Community Center

Jan. 9-19 Jewish Community Center 3600 Dutchmans Lane CenterStageJCC.org $18; 7:30 p.m. (Jan. 12 & 19, 2 & 7 p.m.) If you want to have the most fun you can have this month, head over to a whorehouse. If that’s not possible for whatever financial, logistical or moral reason, head over to the Jewish Community […]

‘Sister Act’ @ Kentucky Center

Jan. 7-12 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. kentuckycenter.org $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. new.savagerosetheatre.com $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. zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com $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 bardstown.com $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. pandoraprods.org $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. whylouisville.com 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. louisvillepalace.com $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 fineartfirm.com 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 kentuckycenter.org $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 louisville.edu/theatrearts 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” […]