Theatre in Louisville
There is so much art being made in our city right now that I have to let you in on all that you could be missing. It is pretty amazing that at any given time in Louisville these days, there will be three or more plays being put on by one of the many successful theatre companies, a concert or music event just around the corner, and a variety of art exhibits showcasing local artists’ work. Who would think that Louisville, Kentucky of all places would have become such a cutting edge and flourishing arts town, but it surely has. This week there are a variety of plays going on in Louisville. With National touring musicals coming through the city, to community theatre productions that are getting a lot of buzz, there will be something for everyone’s taste and budget.
The popular hit musical Wicked is rolling through Louisville beginning this week and Louisville audiences couldn’t be more excited. The story takes a twist on the Wizard of Oz’s two battling witches, the Wicked Witch of the West and Glenda, the Good Witch. Wicked runs now through September 30th. Wicked will be performed at the Kentucky Center for the Arts and tickets start at $96.00 and go up from there. For more information on showtimes or any other questions about Wicked, go to http://www.wickedlouisville.com.
Romeo and Juliet, at Actors Theatre of Louisville is getting great reviews. Director Tony Speciale sets the Shakespeare play in an affluent California suburb in modern time. Contemporary issues of the day add another layer to Romeo and Juliet’s already complicated love. The cast along with the choices made by the director make this version of the classic brand new. Romeo and Juliet runs now through September 26 and tickets start at $51.00. For more information, or for tickets, go to actorstheatre.org. Next To Normal at CenterStage Theatre is creating a lot of buzz around town. While eating breakfast at Toast the other morning I heard the table next to me discussing the intensity of the show and how much they enjoyed it.
Next To Normal is a Pulitzer Prize winning musical whose music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and BrianYorkey provide the perfect mix of humor and humility. Next to Normal tells the story of a family dealing with the harsh realities of a Bi-Polar matriarch. Next to Normal runs through September 16th and tickets are $18 in advance and $20 the day of. For more information go to jewishlouisville.com/centerstage.
Pandora Productions is opening up it’s season with Kiss of the Spiderwoman. This Tony Award Winning musical tells the love story of two cellmates in a Latin-American prison. “Kiss” opens September 13th and runs through September 22nd and tickets are $20. For more information go to pandoraprods.com.
Time Flies is taking audiences on a trip through past, present, and future. Lepetomane’s play about time travel is running now through September 16th at the Bard’s Town and tickets start at $8. For more information and showtimes go to lepetomane.org.
We have so many excellent theatre troupes in town and this week is a great time to get out and support them. Some great plays are running right now, so you don’t want to miss them!