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

Pride and Prejudice
DATES: 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. Click HERE to reserve your seat!

The Secret Garden
DATE: 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. Click HERE to reserve your seat!

StoryTime Theatre – Legends: On the Trail of Daniel Boone
DATE: 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. Click HERE to reserve your seat!

Young American Shakespeare Festival
DATES: 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. Click HERE to reserve your seat!

StageOne Family Theatre

Lawbreakers! (a fast and furious history ow women’s suffrage)

Date- February 8, 2020, at 2pm

A story of sisterhood and solidarity, Lawbreakers! (a fast and furious history of women’s suffrage) educates and entertains. Past and present collide in this funny and poignant world premiere new play.
Stepsisters Maya and Kiara are high school students who couldn’t be more different. During an argument, they accidentally bonk their heads and awake at The Akron Women’s Rights Convention of 1851. Lost in time, they must draw from the wisdom of suffragists, abolitionists, and freedom fighters like Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, and Alice Paul, in order to make it back home. (It’s like Bill and Ted meets Sister Sister for the Beyoncé Era)
Written by Diana Grisanti and commissioned by StageOne, Lawbreakers! (a fast and furious history of women’s suffrage) honors and celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.

Limit of 30 per show.
Must present Pass ID, limit of 30 per show

Age Recommendations: fifth grade and up
https://stageone.org/our-season/lawbreakers/

Dragons Love Tacos

Date- March 21, 2020 at 11am

One afternoon, while doing his homework a boy and his dog uncover an earth-shattering secret –Dragons love tacos! – chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, teeny tiny tacos, all kinds of tacos. So, the boy and his dog throw the Dragons a taco party but they forgot the one topping that Dragons don’t love. That’s when things really heat up!
Age recommendations: K – third grade
https://stageone.org/our-season/dragons-love-tacos/

Must present Pass ID, limit of 30 per show

*to reserve tickets, call the Kentucky Center Box Office and mention the Cultural Pass expansion pass- (502) 584-7777

 

LOUISVILLE BALLET

Kentucky! Volume One

DATE: 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.
Click here to visit Louisville Ballet’s website for more details:

Moving Stories for Families
DATE: 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. Click here to visit Louisville Ballet’s website for more details:

KENTUCKY OPERA

The Marriage of Figaro: Overture Program
DATE: 2/12/20 at 7:00 pm

Final Dress Rehearsal

Date: 2/12/20 at 7:00 pm

Hosted at the Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

Witness the redemptive power of friendship as Mozart takes audiences on an adventure of love and deception. Learn more about The Marriage of Figaro. Join Kentucky Opera in the final dress rehearsal of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. As part of the Overture Program, students experience a rare, behind-the-scenes exploration of a working theatre as they observe rehearsals and hear insights into the production process.

No charge for Cultural Pass holders and one accompanying adult per youth. RSVP required.

RSVP Here.