CenterStage’s 2017/18 Season has something for everyone and season tickets are on sale now! Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate starts off the season July 6-23 with “Another Op’nin’ Another Show” & “Brush Up Your Shakespeare!” CenterStage will once again be partnering with KY Shakespeare in Central Park in August. Next up is Smokey Joe’s Café, a revue with some of your favorite oldies like “Fools Fall in Love,” “Poison Ivy,” “On Broadway,” “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion #9” and “Jailhouse Rock” rocking the tunes September 7-17.
Celebrating it’s 20th anniversary, Jekyll & Hyde premiered on Broadway in 1997 and has been nominated for several Tony Awards before coming to CenterStage October 19-November 5. This musical horror drama is based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel. Stevenson had long been fascinated with split personalities but couldn’t figure out how to write about them. One night he had a dream about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and wrote the novel in just a few days. The play Driving Miss Daisy won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1988 and Morgan Freeman originated the role of Hoke in the off-Broadway production of the play. The film is the only adaptation of an off-Broadway production ever to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. Don’t miss our Daisy and Hoke on their drive, January 11-21, 2018.
Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party is based on a narrative poem from 1928 of the same name- think Clue meets Chicago! The musical opened Off-Broadway in 2000 at the Manhattan Theatre Club and ran for 54 performances with Broadway star Idina Menzel as Kate. Wild Party won the 2000 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical. Wild Party comes to CenterStage February 15-March 3. The outstanding season closes with a family favorite- Disney’s Little Mermaid, April 12- 29! The musical is based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name and the classic story of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen about a mermaid who dreams of the world above the sea and gives up her voice to find love. Come see us “Under the Sea” and be “Part of Our World” in CenterStage’s 2017/18!
Season tickets are on sale now. Season Subscribers save 20 percent on the price of tickets, receive early admittance into the theatre and get discounts to other J Arts & Ideas events. Upgrade your seats to VIP and be the first to be escorted into the theatre from the VIP Lounge and receive complimentary concessions. Season tickets are on sale at www.CenterStageJCC.org or by calling 502-238-2709.
Kiss Me Kate – July 6-23
Smokey Joe’s Cafe – September 7-17
Jekyll & Hyde – October 12-November 5
Driving Miss Daisy – January 11-21
Wild Party – February 15-March 3
Disney’s Little Mermaid – April 12-29