2018-2019 Season Productions 2018-07-21T16:53:08+00:00
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CABARET book by Joe Masteroff; music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb
based on the play I Am a Camera by 
John Van Druten; based on stories by Christopher Isherwood
Performances:  Sept 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 29 @ 7:30 p; Sept. 16 @ 2:30 p; & 23 @ 5:30 p

Cliff, an American author working on a novel in late 1930’s Berlin, encounters Sally at the seedy Kit Kat Klub where she sings. When she is fired by her jealous boyfriend and club’s owner, she moves in with Cliff and the two fall in love. Fraulein Schneider, a German boarding house owner and Herr Schultz, an elderly Jewish fruit vendor have struck up their own relationship. Overseeing the action is the Emcee. As the Nazis begin taking control of the government, the atmosphere of the Kit Kat Klub, serving as a metaphor for ominous political developments, and the lives of our couples begin to change dramatically.

Sponsored by: Michael Taggart Photography
Performances:  Nov 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24 @ 7:30 p; Nov 11 @ 2:30 p; & 18 @ 5:30 p

The follow up to the Big Gay Italian Trilogy, a Christmas show designed specifically for the holiday season. A bisexual triangle, political conversations gone spoiled, a variety of over the top characters and the snow storm of the century are just a few of the ingredients of this Big Gay Italian Christmas lasagna. Anthony, his new boyfriend, Angela and Aunt Toniann are present for the holiday gathering, as is Anthony’s very pregnant, crazy sister Maria. You can also expect some new characters like Cousin Josephine, Victorio and Olivia Buccatini.   

SOUTHERN COMFORT by Julianne Wick Davis, Dan Collins
based on the documentary Southern Comfort
Performances:  January 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 @ 7:30 p; Jan 13 @ 2:30 p & 20 @ 5:30 p

A courageous, heart-soaring musical that tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia. At its core, it is a love story between patriarch, Robert Eads, and newcomer Lola Cola. Through a unique folk and bluegrass-inspired score, the musical chronicles a year in the lives of this unique American family as they courageously defy the odds by simply remaining on the land to which they were born, reminding us that home is where we find comfort in our skin.

GIRLFRIEND book by Todd Almond, music by Matthew Sweet
Sponsored by: Best Blind & Shade
Performances:  March 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 @ 7:30 p; March 10 @ 2:30 p & 17 @ 5:30 p

Set to the irresistible songs from Matthew Sweet’s landmark album, this musical gives voice to those who grew up in small towns, those who didn’t quite fit in, and anybody who remembers the terror and thrill of first love. It’s small town Nebraska, 1993. Two teenage boys who’ve just graduated from high school – Will, a social outcast keeps his distance from people and Mike, the sports star and big man on campus, who despite having a girlfriend inexplicably finds himself attracted to Will – on Mike’s suggestion that they hang out they explore a relationship during a summer of self-discovery.

DADA WOOF, PAPA HOT by Peter Parnell
Sponsored by: Crosby Law Offices
Performances:  May 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 @ 7:30 p; May 12 @ 2:30 p & 19 @ 5:30 p

Two couples who recently met at a parents group are out to dinner at the hot new restaurant. The foursome share photos of their kids, trade war stories from pre-school applications, and discuss their work. Alan and Rob, and Scott and Jason find plenty of common ground as gay couples raising kids in the city, and a play date with their children is set. As we follow these couples through their developing friendship, the conversation deepens from afterschool pick-up to the cracks in their marriages – struggles which are mirrored in the relationships of their straight friends as well.

The Board of Directors and Producing Artistic Director would like to thank the following for making this season possible:

Kentucky Arts Council – The Kentucky Arts Council is the state arts agency and is responsible for developing and promoting support for the arts in Kentucky. Strategically placed in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Arts Council is publicly funded by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, an independent agency of the federal government.

Brown-Forman – Brown-Forman employs more than 4,000 people worldwide with about 1,000 located in Louisville. Brown-Forman, one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies and among the top 10 largest global spirits companies, to sells its brands in countries around the world and has offices in cities across the globe. In all, Brown-Forman has more than 25 brands in its portfolio of wines and spirits.

LEO Weekly – The Louisville Eccentric Observer (LEO) was founded in 1990 as a free source of a wide range of opinions and commentary on current affairs, as well as a guide to local and regional entertainment and recreation opportunities.

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