Progress!

As we gradually restore our editorial archives, we’re gratified to see how many of the things we called for in the early years have come to pass. Classical theatre … women directors … diversified season offerings … all were a rarity when we began publishing ten years ago and are now a commonplace. New performance venues have opened up, and the spirit of cooperation has thrived. And Louisville is still listening. Over the past few weeks, the Courier-Journal Arts section has replaced its huge, meaningless graphics with relevant and informative ones, and its section header no longer says “Oarts.”

For other changes, such as copy-edited reviews and playbills, along with the abolition of the ever-tedious “curtain” speech, we remain hopeful. As for adequate legroom at the Brown Theatre, and public funding for independent theatre … well, probably not. But Kentuckiana theatre people continue to make great strides by speaking out and by listening to one another. Here’s to all the progress we’ll make in the next ten years!

— A.S. Waterman

Winter Schedule

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Actors Theatre
502-749-5275

March 1 – April 9: 41st Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays

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After School Urban Arts
502-584-7777

Feb. 26: This is How We Do it: The Musical

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The Alley Theater
502-822-5598

February 21, one show only: The Pretty Things Peepshow

March 2 – April 1: Reservoir Dogs / Bitches

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The Bard’s Town
502-749-5275

February 24 – March 11: Greater Tuna

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Bellarmine University
502-272-8431

March 23 – April 3: The Scotian Women

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Bunbury Theatre
502-585-5306
(Performances at the Henry Clay)

Feb. 17 – March 5: Three Tall Women

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CenterStage
502-459-0660
(Performances at the Jewish Community Center)

March 16-April 2: Mary Poppins

CenterStage Acting Out:

Feb. 25, March 5 and April 9: Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We are in a Play’

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The Chamber Theatre
502-724-6968

March 17-25: A Doll’s House

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Clarksville Little Theatre
812-283-6522

March 10-19: The Matchmaker

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Commonwealth Theatre Center
502-589-0084

March 2-11: Good Kids

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Derby Dinner Playhouse
812-288-8281

Feb. 22 – April 9: The Addams Family

Derby Dinner Children’s Theatre:

Feb. 25 – April 1: Stinky Kids the Musical

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Faith Works Studios

Feb. 26: “Mean To Be Free” (The Harriet Tubman Story)
Sunday, February 26, 2017
The Women’s Club Auditorium

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Floyd Central High School Theatre Department
812-542-2284

March 10-18: My Fair Lady

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Frazier Museum
502-753-5663

Live historical interpretations daily

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Indiana University Southeast Theatre Department
812-941-2526

Feb. 23-24: A Mark Twain Storybook

March 30 – April 9: Lysistrata

March 30: Adam Trent

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Kentucky Shakespeare
502-574-9900

March 6-7: Julius Caesar (abridged)
(at Ogle Center, IU Southeast)

March-May: Julius Caesar (Parks Tour)

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The Liminal Playhouse

Mar. 23 – Apr. 2: Time Stands Still

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Little Colonel Playhouse
502-314-4124

March 10-19: Bakersfield Mist

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Looking For Lilith
502-638-2559

March 9-18: Alice in Black and White (at the MeX)

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Louisville Ballet
502-584-7777

Feb. 22-26: Human Abstract

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Pandora Productions
502-216-5502

March 9-19: The Nance

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PNC Broadway Across America
502-584-7777, 800-775-7777

March 14-19: Cirque Du Soleil: The Illusionists

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Sacred Heart School for the Arts
502-896-3910

March 10-19: Jesus Christ Superstar

March 31 – April 1: Through the Looking Glass

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St. Francis School
In the St. Francis School Performing Arts Space; tickets at the door

March 3-4: Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Shelby County Theatre
502-633-0242

Feb. 24 – March 5: In The Rest Room at Rosenblooms

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StageOne Family Theatre
502-485-7777

Through March 11: StageOne StoryTellers

March 25 – April 15: James and the Giant Peach

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Theatre [502]
502-509-1595

Feb. 24 – Mar. 5: The Language Archive

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The Theatre Downstream
859-813-4226

Feb. 23-26: The Miracle Worker

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University of Louisville Studio Theater Company
502-852-7682

Feb. 25: 24-Hour Play Festival

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University of Louisville Theatre

March 1-5: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

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Va Va Vixens
(at Headliners)
502-584-8088

Feb. 10-25: Va Va Invincible

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WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Theater
502-426-7100

Feb. 11 – April 1: Deadly Recursion

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(All listings subject to change)

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