Stage & Dance

2017-18 Central Kentucky theater, stage and comedy calendar

Lou Liberatore and Brian Slaten in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s production of “Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.” The Pulitzer Prize-winning play and its sequel, “Perestroika,” will play in repertory at the theater in September and October.
Lou Liberatore and Brian Slaten in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s production of “Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches.” The Pulitzer Prize-winning play and its sequel, “Perestroika,” will play in repertory at the theater in September and October.

‘Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches’

Through Oct. 10. Actors Theatre of Louisville, Pamela Brown Auditorium, Louisville. $25-$72.

Heywood Banks

7:15 p.m. Sept. 3. Comedy Off Broadway. $13.

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Garrison Keillor brings his ‘Prairie Home Love & Comedy Tour’ to Louisville’s Iroquois Amphitheater Sept. 7. Jeff Baenen AP

Garrison Keillor

7:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Rd., Louisville. Iroquoisamphitheater.com. $18-$79.50.

Joe Machi

Sept. 7-9. Comedy Off Broadway. $9-$16.

Disney On Ice: ‘Dream Big’

Sept. 7-10. Rupp Arena. $15-$60.

BadMouth Theatre Co.: ‘Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom’

7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 9; 2 p.m. Sept. 10. Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center. 859-425-2562. Lexingtonky.gov. $15; $10 students, children.

Theatre on the River: ‘The Two Villages’ and ‘Kentucky Governors at a Glace: An Abbreviated History’

5:30, 7 p.m. Sept. 9-23. Ward Oates Amphitheatre, 516 W Main St., Frankfort. Capitalcitymuseum.com. $6 one show, $10 both shows. No advance sales.

Dem Wild Boyz and Friends

7 p.m. Sept. 10. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $33-$54.

The Scott Brothers House Party

7:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $22.31-$150.

‘Wicked’

7:30 p.m. Sept. 13-Oct. 15. Aronoff Center, Cincinnati. $42.50-$152.50.

Afterculture Theatre: ‘Trinity’

8 p.m. Sept. 14-16, 21-23. Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Dr. Lexingtonartleague.org.

Trae Crowder, Corey Forrester, Drew Morgan

Sept. 14-16. Comedy Off Broadway. Ticket prices TBA.

‘Anne of Green Gables’

7 p.m. Sept. 15-17. Actors’ Playhouse of Georgetown, 401 Outlet Center Dr., Suite 300, Georgetown. 859-310-2304. Actorsplayhousegeorgetown.com. $12.

Kentucky Opera: ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’

Sept. 15, 17. Brown Theatre, Louisville. $39-$98.

‘Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika’

Sept. 16-Oct. 14. Actors Theatre of Louisville, Pamela Brown Auditorium, Louisville. $25-$72.

‘Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook’

Sept. 17-24. Lexington Children’s Theatre. $19 adults, $16 children.

Studio Players: ‘Lost in Yonkers’

Sept. 21-Oct. 8. Carriage House Theatre. $21, $11 students.

Kountry Wayne

Sept. 22-24. Comedy Off Broadway. $25, $30.

‘Dracula’

Sept. 28-Nov. 2. Actors Theatre of Louisville, Bingham Theater, Louisville. $51-$83.

John Caparulo

Sept. 28-Oct. 1. Comedy Off Broadway. $17-$20.

‘My War Wounds’

6 p.m. Sept. 30. Lyric Theatre. $25, $35.

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Actor Jamie Farr will bring the stage version of Mitch Albom’s “Tuesdays with Morrie” to the Lancaster Grand Theatre on Oct. 3. Marc Serota AP

Jamie Farr: ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’

7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Lancaster Grand Theatre, Lancaster. $20-$45.

‘PJ Masks Live!’

6 p.m. Oct. 4. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $27-$87.

EKU Theatre: ‘Ajax In Iraq’

Sept. 21-Oct. 1. EKU Gifford Theatre, Richmond. $4-$8.

AthensWest: ‘Our Town’

Oct. 6-22. Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center. $27.50 adults; $22.50 seniors, students, military.

UK Opera Theatre: ‘La Traviata’

Oct. 6-8. Singletary Center. $13-$18.

‘Big Fish’

Oct. 6-22. Woodford Theatre, Versailles. $22 adults, $15 students.

Luenell

Oct. 6-8. Comedy Off Broadway. $15-$22.

Country Cool Comedy Tour

7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Lancaster Grand Theatre, Lancaster. $10-$35.

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John Cleese brings his show “John Cleese and the Holy Grail” to Cincinnati’s Taft Theatre Oct. 8. Amel Emric AP

John Cleese and The Holy Grail

7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $68.50-$133.50.

‘This Random World’

Oct. 10-Nov. 4. Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Cincinnati. $35-$50.

Ryan Davis

7:15 p.m. Oct. 12. Comedy Off Broadway. $25.

‘Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.’

Oct. 14, 15. Lexington Children’s Theatre. $16 general admission.

Pauly Shore

Oct. 13-15. Comedy Off Broadway. $22, $25.

Berea College Theatre: ‘The Colored Museum’

8 p.m. Oct. 13-21. Berea College Jelkyl Drama Center, 101 Chestnut St., Berea. 859-985-3300. Berea.edu. $5-$10.

Jack Hanna

7 p.m. Oct. 15. Grand Theatre, Frankfort. $35-$55.

‘Artrageous’

7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Lancaster Grand Theatre, Lancaster. $10-$30.

Joey Diaz

Oct. 19-21. Comedy Off Broadway. $20-$25.

John Mulaney

7 p.m. Oct. 20. Aronoff Center, Cincinnati. $25-$35.

Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati: ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Oct. 21-29. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $10-$30.

‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’

Oct. 22-29. Lexington Children’s Theatre. $19 adults, $16 children.

‘Finding Neverland’

Oct. 24-29. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $37-$103.

UK Theatre: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Oct. 26-29. Guignol Theatre. $15-$20.

‘Dixie’s Tupperware Party’

Oct. 26-28. Bomhard Theater, Louisville. $27.50-$35.

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Comedian Etta May has her annual two-weekend stand at Comedy Off Broadway, Oct. 26 to Nov. 4. Mark Cornelison Herald-Leader staff file photo

Etta May

Oct. 26-28, Nov. 1-4. Comedy Off Broadway. $12-$22.

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Flip FabriQue performs at the Norton Center for the Arts in October. Norton Center

Flip FabriQue

7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Norton Center for the Arts, Danville. $27-$49.

Kentucky Opera: ‘Dead Man Walking’

Oct. 27, 29. Brown Theatre, Louisville. $39-$98.

‘Peppa Pig’s Surprise’

6 p.m. Oct. 27. Louisville Palace Theatre, Louisville. $15-$59.50.

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“The Wizard of Oz” will open the Lexington Opera House’s 2017-18 Broadway Live season. Peter Coombs

Broadway Live: ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Oct. 27-29. Lexington Opera House. $30-$150.

‘Circle and Square’

10, 11:30 a.m. Select Saturdays Oct. 28-Feb. 24. Lexington Children’s Theatre Learning Stage. $7.

‘Peppa Pig’s Surprise’

6:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $12.50-$131.

Jenna and Barbara Bush

7:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Bomhard Theater, Louisville. $50.

CirqueLouis: Kaleidoscope

7 p.m. Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4. Bomhard Theater, Louisville. $25.

Rodney Carrington

7 p.m. Nov. 4. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $45-$180.

Cindy Kaza, medium

7:15 p.m. Nov. 5. Comedy Off Broadway. $20.

‘The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’

7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Norton Center for the Arts, Danville. $39-$75.

EKU Theatre: ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

Nov. 8-12. EKU Gifford Theatre, Richmond. $4-$8.

Sebastian Maniscalco

7 p.m. Nov. 9. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $39.75-$250.

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Anthony Jeselnik comes to Comedy Off Broadway Nov. 9 to 11. Jordan Strauss Invision/AP

Anthony Jeselnik

Nov. 9-11. Comedy Off Broadway. $30.

‘PJ Masks Live!’

5 p.m. Nov. 10. Louisville Palace Theatre, Louisville. $15-$100.

The Second City’s Cure for the Common Comedy

8 p.m. Nov. 10. Bomhard Theater, Louisville. $35.

UK Opera Theatre: ‘BOUNCE: The Basketball Opera’

Nov. 10-12. Calvary Baptist Church, 150 E. High St. $9-$18.

‘Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science’

7 p.m. Nov. 16. EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond. $35-$125.

Studio Players: ‘The Game’s Afoot’

Nov. 16-Dec. 3. Carriage House Theatre. $21, $11 students.

Jen Kirkman

8 p.m. Nov. 16. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $19-$24.

‘Wild Kratts Live’

6:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $21.20-$100.

Broadway Live: ‘The Sound of Music’

Nov. 17-19. Lexington Opera House. $30-$150.

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Nick Offerman performs Nov. 17 in Louisville and Nov. 18 in Cincinnati. Evan Agostini Invision/AP

Nick Offerman

8 p.m. Nov. 17. Louisville Palace Theatre, Louisville. $39.50-$59.50.

‘Skeleton Crew’

Nov. 17-Dec. 11. Actors Theatre of Louisville, Bingham Theater, Louisville. $29-$72.

‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live’

5:30 p.m. Nov. 18. EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond. $25-$75.

Nick Offerman

8 p.m. Nov. 18. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $37-$57.

Mat LaVore: Magic & Mystery

8 p.m. Nov. 18. MeX Theater, Louisville. $36.

‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King for a Day’

2, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Brown Theatre, Louisville. $24-$39.

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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live comes to the region in November. Suzi Pratt Alabastro Photography

‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

Nov. 25-Dec. 3. Lexington Children’s Theatre. $19 adults, $16 children.

UK Theatre: ‘The Wolves’

7:30 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Dec. 7-9. Guignol Theatre. $10-$15.

‘A Christmas Carol’

Nov. 21-Dec. 23. Actors Theatre of Louisville, Pamela Brown Auditorium, Louisville. $29-$73.

‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

Nov. 28-Dec. 3. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $33-$99.

‘The Dancing Princesses’

Nov. 29-Dec. 30. Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Cincinnati. $35-$50.

Bluegrass Theatre Guild: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

7:30 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 3. Grand Theatre, Frankfort. $12, $15.

‘An Appalachian Christmas Carol’

Dec. 1-17. Woodford Theatre, Versailles. $22 adults, $15 students.

‘The Santaland Diaries’

Dec. 1-23. Actors Theatre of Louisville, Victor Jory Theatre, Louisville. $29-$62.

Gary Owen

8 p.m. Dec. 2. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $25-$75.

‘A Christmas Carol’

7:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Lancaster Grand Theatre, Lancaster. $30-$60.

‘A Christmas Carol’

7:30 p.m. Dec. 5. EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond. $25-$55.

‘Shopkins Live’

6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Brown Theatre, Louisville. $17.50-$45.

Sebastian Maniscalco

7 p.m. Dec. 8. Brown Theatre, Louisville. $42.75-$153.

‘The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus’

7 p.m. Dec. 8-10. Actors’ Playhouse of Georgetown, 401 Outlet Center Dr. Suite 300, Georgetown. 859-310-2304. Actorsplayhousegeorgetown.com. $12.

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage’

2, 7 p.m. Dec. 9. Brown Theatre, Louisville. $25-$55.

‘The Ugly Duckling’

Dec. 10-17. Lexington Children’s Theatre. $19 adults, $16 children.

‘PAW Patrol Live!’

Jan. 5-7. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. $22.50-$68.50

Henry Cho

7:30 p.m. Jan. 6. Lancaster Grand Theatre, Lancaster. $10-$45.

The Lexington Theatre Co.: ‘Concert with the Stars’

8 p.m. Jan. 6. Lexington Opera House. $35-$60.

‘Little Bunny Foo Foo’

Jan. 9-Feb. 4. Actors Theatre of Louisville, Bingham Theatre, Louisville. $29-$72.

Studio Players: ‘The Big Meal’

Jan. 11-28. Carriage House Theatre. $21, $11 students.

‘Skatetacular Dreams on Ice’

7:30 p.m. Jan. 16. Lancaster Grand Theatre, Lancaster. $10-$55.

‘Sacagawea: Discovering History’

Jan. 21-28. Lexington Children’s Theatre. $19 adults, $16 children.

‘The Magic Play’

Jan. 23-Feb. 11. Actors Theatre of Louisville, Pamela Brown Auditorium, Louisville. $29-$72.

‘Chicago’

Jan. 23-28. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. Ticket go on sale Sept. 21.

‘The Humans’

Jan. 23-Feb. 17. Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Cincinnati. $35-$50.

Broadway Live: ‘Dirty Dancing’

Jan. 26-28. Lexington Opera House. $30-$150.

‘Irving Berlin’s, I Love a Piano’

7:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Lancaster Grand Theatre, Lancaster. Tickets TBA.

‘Enchanted April’

Feb. 2-18. Woodford Theatre, Versailles. $22 adults, $15 students.

AthensWest: ‘Equivocation’

Feb. 9-25. Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center. $27.50 adults; $22.50 seniors, students, military.

UK Theatre: ‘Henry V’

Feb. 15-17, 22-25. Guignol Theatre. $10-$15.

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“Cabaret” will be presented Feb. 16 to 18 as part of the Lexington Opera House’s Broadway Live series. Lexington Opera House

Broadway Live: ‘Cabaret’

Feb. 16-18. Lexington Opera House. $30-$150.

Kentucky Opera: ‘The Barber of Seville’

Feb. 16, 18. Brown Theatre, Louisville. $39-$98.

Berea College Theatre: ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

8 p.m. Feb.16. Berea College Jelkyl Drama Center, 101 Chestnut St., Berea. 859-985-3300. Berea.edu. $5-$10.

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The “Rent” 20th-anniversary tour comes to the Norton Center for the Arts in February. Carol Rosegg

‘Rent 20th Anniversary Tour’

7 p.m. Feb. 18. Norton Center for the Arts, Danville. $39-$75.

Variety Live: The Illusionists

7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 21. Lexington Opera House. $35-$85.

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Brian Liebson, Tatyana Lubov and Arnie Rodriguez in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” Carol Rosegg

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’

7 p.m. Feb. 25. Norton Center for the Arts, Danville. $39-$75.

Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play!’

Feb. 25-March 4. Lexington Children’s Theatre. $19 adults, $16 children.

‘In the Mood’

7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Lancaster Grand Theatre, Lancaster. $10-$60.

EKU Theatre: ‘The Secret Garden’

Feb. 28-March 4. EKU Gifford Theatre, Richmond. $4-$8.

The 42nd Humana Festival of New American Plays

Feb. 28-April 8. Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville. TBA.

Broadway Live: ‘Jersey Boys’

March 1-4. Lexington Opera House. $30-$160.

UK Opera Theatre: ‘Show Boat’

March 2-4. Lexington Opera House. $13-$45.

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“Mr. Popper’s Penguins” comes to the Norton Center for the Arts in the spring. Helen Murray

‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’

7 p.m. March 5. Norton Center for the Arts, Danville. $15-$50.

‘Red Velvet’

March 6-31. Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Cincinnati. $35-50.

Studio Players: ‘Stage Kiss’

March 8-25. Carriage House Theatre. $21, $11 students.

‘Afternoon of the Elves’

March 18-25. Lexington Children’s Theatre. $16 general admission.

‘Noises Off’

March 23-April 8. Woodford Theatre, Versailles. $22 adults, $15 students.

National Players: ‘The Great Gatsby’

7:30 p.m. March 23. Grand Theatre, Frankfort. $20-$30.

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“Peter Pan: A 3D Spectacular” comes to the EKU Center for the Arts in the spring. EKU Center

‘Peter Pan: A 3D Stage Spectacular’

7:30 p.m. April 5, 6. EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond. $55-$75.

Roald Dahl’s ‘James and the Giant Peach Jr.’

April 15-22. Lexington Children’s Theatre. $19 adults, $16 children.

AthensWest: ‘The Christians’

April 13-29. Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center. $27.50 adults; $22.50 seniors, students, military.

‘Kinky Boots’

7:30 p.m. April 17. EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond. $45-$85.

UK Theatre and Dance: ‘New Works Now’

7:30 p.m. April 19-22. Guignol Theatre. $5-$10.

‘His Eye is on the Sparrow’

April 24-May 19. Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Cincinnati. $35-$50.

An Evening with David Sedaris

7:30 p.m. April 24. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. Tickets on sale Sept. 29.

EKU Theatre: ‘Short’n (bitter) Sweet

April 25-29. EKU Gifford Theatre, Richmond. $4-$8.

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Kenneth Mosley as Berry Gordy and Trenyce as Diana Ross in “Motown — The-Musical.” Lexington Opera House

Broadway Live: ‘Motown the Musical’

April 27-29. Lexington Opera House. $30-$150.

‘Why Mosquitoes Buzz’

April 28, 29. Lexington Children’s Theatre. $19 adults, $16 children.

‘Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site’

2 p.m. April 29. Norton Center for the Arts, Danville. $15-$28.

Studio Players: ‘Red Velvet Cake Wars’

May 2-20. Carriage House Theatre. $21, $11 students.

‘One Man Dark Night’

8 p.m. May 11. Norton Center for the Arts, Danville. $28-$38.

‘Smokey Joe’s Café’

May 18-June 3. Woodford Theatre, Versailles. $22 adults, $15 students.

‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

June 5-July 1. Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati,Cincinnati. $35-50.

UK Opera Theatre: ‘It’s a Grand Night for Singing’

June 8-10, 15-17. Singletary Center. $13-$45.

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