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2019-2020 School Year Cultural Pass Venues

Note: The venue details listed below are the most up to date and accurate versions. Please check back in frequently for updates.

COMMONWEALTH THEATRE CENTER

Rumpelstiltskin
11/16/2019 at 10:30 am

Enjoy a music-filled play at CTC featuring professional actors in a play for younger audiences by the Blue Apple Outreach Touring Company.

Rumpelstiltskin by Mera Kathryn Corlett, music by Jacqui Blue
A new spin on a Brothers Grimm classic! After her father tells a lie, the miller’s daughter finds herself in over her head with the stakes (and the straw) piled high. With limited choices, she attempts to save herself their way until at last, she recognizes her own ability to problem solve and determine her fate. Exploring themes of integrity, self-reliance, and resiliency, this play with music will captivate and inspire young minds to think beyond limitations. Recommended Ages: PreK and up

Reservation required. Go to https://www.commonwealththeatre.org/ctc-culturalpass/ to reserve your seat!

 

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
-11/16/19 at 2:00 pm
-11/21/19 at 7:30 pm
-11/23/10 at 2:00 pm

Enjoy a play at CTC featuring the next generation of top theatre talents working with a professional production team.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard, directed by Jennifer Pennington
In this groundbreaking comedy, two fringe characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet find themselves pulled inexorably, hilariously, through the many plots and twists of this tragedy. Entangled but disposable, questioning their luck and killing time, the two are left wondering if there might have been a moment, after all, when everything could have gone differently. Recommended Ages: 11 and up

Reservation required. Go to https://www.commonwealththeatre.org/ctc-culturalpass/ to reserve your seat!

 

Pride and Prejudice
-1/18/20 at 2:00 pm
-1/23/20 at 7:30 pm
-1/25/20 at 2:00 pm

Enjoy a play at CTC featuring the next generation of top theatre talents working with a professional production team.

Pride and Prejudice adapted by Janet Munsil from the novel by Jane Austen, directed by Charlie Sexton
A delightful comedy of manners written just over 200 years ago, this beloved classic of British literature captures the social adventures of the Bennet sisters. Janet Munsil’s adaptation brings to life the romance and wit of the independent-minded Elizabeth Bennet and enigmatic Mr. Darcy as they spar for family, friendship, and love. Recommended Ages: 11 and up

Reservation required. Go to https://www.commonwealththeatre.org/ctc-culturalpass/ to reserve your seat!

 

The Secret Garden
2/13/20 at 7:30 pm

Enjoy a play based on a beloved children’s classic great for the family at CTC, featuring the Young Company of the Walden Theatre Conservatory

The Secret Garden adapted by Pamela Sterling from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, directed by Meg Caudill
Young Mary Lennox is sent to the moors of Yorkshire to live with her uncle after her parent’s death in India. Encouraged by the warmhearted maid Martha and her brother Dickon, she explores the grounds and discovers a forgotten garden. This joyous story about the blossoming of the earth and the human spirit is a delight for the imagination. Performed by intermediate actors from the Walden Theatre Conservatory’s Young Company. Recommended Ages: 7 and up

Reservation required. Go to https://www.commonwealththeatre.org/ctc-culturalpass/ to reserve your seat!

 

StoryTime Theatre – Legends: On the Trail of Daniel Boone
3/28/20 at 2:00 pm

Enjoy a family-friendly play at CTC featuring professional actors in a play for younger audiences by the Blue Apple Outreach Touring Company.

Storytime Theatre – Legends: On the Trail of Daniel Booneby Mera Kathryn Corlett
Three students hike the woods of Iroquois park in a search for evidence of the real Daniel Boone. Along the trail, they investigate fact vs. legend as they entertain themselves with the bold stories of the Kentucky frontiersman. The performance + Q&A session grows comprehension of literary genre. Show features a set & props hand-made from familiar objects, demonstrating that resourcefulness is a gateway to creative expression. Recommended Ages: PreK and up

Reservation required. Go to https://www.commonwealththeatre.org/ctc-culturalpass/ to reserve your seat!

 

Young American Shakespeare Festival
5/9/20 at 2:00 PM
5/10/20 at 2:00 PM
5/12/20 at 7:30 PM
5/13/20 at 7:30 PM
5/14/20 at 7:30 PM

Plays in 2020 include Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing plus Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters. Enjoy a play at CTC featuring the next generation of top theatre talents.

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, directed by Jennifer Pennington
Bickering lovers, scheming villains, hapless officials, and mistaken identity abound in this comedy – one of Shakespeare’s most popular and beloved – perhaps best known for the unforgettable romantic duo of Beatrice and Benedick.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare, directed by Charlie Sexton
Hamlet’s father, the king, is dead. And his uncle Claudius has hastily married the queen and seized the throne. Fuelled by vengeance and eager to expose the usurper, the prince returns to Denmark and sets in motion a web of events that lead to madness, exile, and death for almost every major player.

The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Mera Kathryn Corlett
When wily Truffaldino finds himself with the chance to serve two masters at the same time, he wildly miscalculates the demands that will be placed on him. It’s double the money, but double the work and double the trouble – and his success depends on a delicate dance of disguises, identities, and (worst of all) love.

Reservation required. Go to https://www.commonwealththeatre.org/ctc-culturalpass/ to reserve your seat!

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Arts in 3D Community Kickoff Event
9/14/19, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Algonquin Park

Enjoy an afternoon of family fun activities, live performing arts experiences, free food, and more! Arts in 3D is a yearlong collaboration of Fund for the Arts and Louisville Metro Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey to bring more arts and culture experiences to District 3.  To learn more about Arts in 3D, visit https://fundforthearts.org/artsin3d/

Recommended Ages: all

Imagine Mural Festival Celebration Event
10/12/19, noon – 4:00 pm
Smoketown Neighborhood

Meet in Sheppard’s Square for an afternoon of live performances and walking, bus, and bike tours of 12 newly created murals by local, national, and international artists! Bring the whole family to celebrate the arts and Smoketown, one of our community’s oldest and most vibrant neighborhoods. To learn more about the Imagine Mural Festival, visit https://fundforthearts.org/mural-festival/

Recommended Ages: all

 

LOUISVILLE BALLET

Serenade + atHigh + Velocity
10/19/2019 at 2:00pm

Join Louisville Ballet at the Kentucky Center for a mesmerizing performance of Serenade + atHigh + Velocity, part of the 19-20 Season of Imagination.

This mixed repertory program includes a visual spectacle with Serenade, a charming and whimsical Balanchine dream come true, a world premiere at High by Resident Choreographer Andrea Schermoly (Appalachian Spring), and Stanton Welch’s Velocity, a provocative and exciting expression of dance. With The Louisville Orchestra also performing, these works are not to be missed!

Two free tickets to a select Saturday matinee performance will be provided for each Cultural Pass holder (one for the holder and one for a chaperone). Seating is limited to Grand Tier and Balcony. Pre-registration is required. 

Visit Louisville Ballet’s website for more details: https://my.louisvilleballet.org/events?k=cultural_pass

Moving Stories for Families
11/3/19, 11:00 am to 12:00pm
Louisville Ballet will present Moving Stories for Families. During this Community Engagement program, artists from the Louisville Ballet will lead participants on a journey into the world of dance. Program content includes an introduction to the fundamentals of ballet and a short interactive performance. Participants gain an understanding of how dance can tell stories and explore thematic concepts all while enjoying an up-close and personal experience in Louisville Ballet’s downtown studios! Recommended Ages: all ages

Pre-registration is required.
Visit Louisville Ballet’s website for more details: https://my.louisvilleballet.org/events?k=cultural_pass

Kentucky! Volume One
4/4/20 at 2:00pm
Join Louisville Ballet at the Kentucky Center for a mesmerizing performance of Kentucky! Volume One, part of the 19-20 Season of Imagination.

The first of a three-part ballet cycle, Kentucky! Vol.1 weaves together the past and present story of the commonwealth. Rooted in history, and leaning towards the romantic, this production explores human connection and resilience through four families as they intersect and thread through each other’s lives for generations. A Kentucky-based creative team brings music by Scott Moore, scenic designs by Letitia Quesenberry, costumes by Alexandra Ludwig, dramaturgy by Natalie Harris, and lighting designs by Jesse Alford.

Recommended Ages: 5 and up

Two free tickets to a select Saturday matinee performance will be provided for each Cultural Pass holder (one for the holder and one for a chaperone). Seating is limited to Grand Tier and Balcony.

Pre-registration is required.
Visit Louisville Ballet’s website for more details: https://my.louisvilleballet.org/events?k=cultural_pass

 

Moving Stories for Families
4/19/20, 11:00 am to 12:00pm
Louisville Ballet will present Moving Stories for Families. During this Community Engagement program, artists from the Louisville Ballet will lead participants on a journey into the world of dance. Program content includes an introduction to the fundamentals of ballet and a short interactive performance. Participants gain an understanding of how dance can tell stories and explore thematic concepts all while enjoying an up-close and personal experience in Louisville Ballet’s downtown studios! Recommended Ages: all ages

Two free tickets will be provided for each Cultural Pass holder (one for the holder and one for a chaperone). Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required.
Visit Louisville Ballet’s website for more details: https://my.louisvilleballet.org/events?k=cultural_pass

 

ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE

Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol
11/23/2019 at 5:00 pm

Celebrate the warmth of the holidays with Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future in this delightful take on an old favorite. A beloved family tradition for more than four decades, Actors Theatre’s rendition of Dickens’ classic tale is brought to new life with visual splendor and joyous music. Recommended Ages: 5 and up

Two free tickets will be provided to each Cultural Pass holder (one for the holder and one for a chaperone). Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required. CLICK HERE to pre-register

 

KENTUCKY OPERA

Glory Denied: Overture Program
11/6/19 at 7:00 pm

Join Kentucky Opera for a rare, behind-the-scenes exploration of a working theatre, the historical context of opera with literature, social studies, foreign languages, and living wage careers and vocational pathways in the performing arts. Students groups observe working rehearsals and have the opportunity to attend a pre or post-rehearsal discussion with a Teaching Artist.

Two free tickets will be provided to each Cultural Pass holder (one for the holder and one for a chaperone). Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required.

The Marriage of Figaro: Overture Program
2/12/20 at 7:00 pm
Join Kentucky Opera for a rare, behind-the-scenes exploration of a working theatre, the historical context of opera with literature, social studies, foreign languages, and living wage careers and vocational pathways in the performing arts. Students groups observe working rehearsals and have the opportunity to attend a pre or post-rehearsal discussion with a Teaching Artist.

Two free tickets will be provided to each Cultural Pass holder (one for the holder and one for a chaperone). Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required.