Stage & Dance

6 Things to do in the Bluegrass This Weekend

Purgatory - Making ‘Sweeney Todd’ darker

The director and cast of Kentucky Conservatory Theatre WinterFest’s “Sweeney Todd” talk about making one of musical theater’s darkest shows even darker, by setting it in purgatory. It runs Jan. 19-28 in Distillery Square. Visit Mykct.org for more
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The director and cast of Kentucky Conservatory Theatre WinterFest’s “Sweeney Todd” talk about making one of musical theater’s darkest shows even darker, by setting it in purgatory. It runs Jan. 19-28 in Distillery Square. Visit Mykct.org for more

‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’

As luck would have it, last week’s performance of the fantasy tale set in Narnia, land of eternal winter, was postponed due to a snowy forecast. The Lexington Children’s Theatre brings back its production of the C.S. Lewis classic at 7 p.m. Friday at 418 West Short Street. Tickets are $19 for adults, $16 for children. 859-254-4546. LCTonstage.org.

‘Sacagawea: Discovering History’

Teenager Jane and her family re-create Lewis and Clark’s historical journey in the Lexington Children’s Theatre’s next production, which opens Sunday. Along the way, Jane is inspired by the life of Sacagawea, who aided the explorers on the trail. Shows are 2 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 28, and 2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at 418 West Short Street. Tickets are $19 for adults, $16 for children. Teaching artist Susan Mullins Kwaronhia will explore Sacagawea’s influence at an interactive workshop with music and dance at 1 p.m. on Jan. 28. A free pass is required. Registration is available at the box office. 859-254-4546. LCTonstage.org.

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Jessica Lang Dance performed “Thousand Yard Stare.” The New York-based troupe performs in Danville on Saturday. Todd Rosenberg Photography

Jessica Lang Dance

The New York-based troupe makes its Norton Center debut at 8 p.m. Saturday at 600 West Walnut Street in Danville. Tickets are $27 to $49. Nortoncenter.com.

Black Jacket Symphony: Led Zeppelin IV

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Black Jacket Symphony will present “Led Zeppelin IV” for two performances Saturday at the Lexington Opera House. Photo provided

The Black Jacket Symphony performs Zeppelin’s best-selling fourth album, which includes the hits “Stairway to Heaven” and “Going to California.” Shows are 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. at the Lexington Opera House, 401 West Short Street. Tickets are $30 and $35. Lexingtonoperahouse.com.

Cash Unchained

The Johnny Cash tribute show starts at 9 p.m. Saturday at The Burl, 375 Thompson Road. Tickets are $10 to $12. Theburlky.com.

‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’

Kentucky Conservatory Theatre’s WinterFest presents the Broadway musical, featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim. Dinner theater performances are 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday and Jan. 25 through 28 at the Distillery Square Event Center at 903 Manchester Street, Suite 120. Table seating ranges from $50 single with food to $400 for tables of 10. Individual tickets for only the show are $25. 859-935-1564. Mykct.org. Go to LexGo.com to see video from the production.

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