Ryan Shirar is stepping down from his post as executive and music director of Paragon Music Theatre to pursue Graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He was photographed at the stage door of the Lexington Opera House, where Paragon presented most of its show, May 4, 2011. Photo by Rich Copley | Lexington Herald-Leader
Ryan Shirar is stepping down from his post as executive and music director of Paragon Music Theatre to pursue Graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He was photographed at the stage door of the Lexington Opera House, where Paragon presented most of its show, May 4, 2011. Photo by Rich Copley | Lexington Herald-Leader Lexington Herald-Leader
Ryan Shirar is stepping down from his post as executive and music director of Paragon Music Theatre to pursue Graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He was photographed at the stage door of the Lexington Opera House, where Paragon presented most of its show, May 4, 2011. Photo by Rich Copley | Lexington Herald-Leader Lexington Herald-Leader

Rich Copley: Ryan Shirar's departure could be the end of Paragon theater

May 08, 2011 12:00 AM