THE 2017-2018 BROADWAY LIVE SEASON
THE WIZARD OF OZ – October 27-29, 2017
Family Friendly Show Times!
Friday, October 27 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 28 – 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday,October 29 – 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Lexington! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs.
A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage.
Sponsored by: KY One Health and Fayette Mall
Book by: L.Frank Baum
Music by: Harold Arlen
Lyrics by: E.Y. Harburg
THE SOUND OF MUSIC – November 17 – 19, 2017
Friday, November 17 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 18 – 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 19 – 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to Lexington! The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
Sponsored by: Toyota Motor Manufacturing and MCF Advisors
Book by: Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Von Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp.
Music by: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II
DIRTY DANCING – January 26 – 28, 2018
Friday, January 26 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 27 – 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 28 – 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing.
Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”
Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation.
You’ll have the time of your life!
Sponsored by: Central Bank
Book by: Eleanor Bergstein
Music Supervisor: Conrad Helfrich
Choreographer: Kate Champion
CABARET – February 16 – 18, 2018
Friday, February 16 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 17 – 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 18 – 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award®-winning production, SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL’S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) CABARET welcomes you to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times?
Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET– JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFF’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.
Sponsored by: The Opera House Fund
Book by: Joe Masteroff
Lyrics by: Fred Ebb
Music by: John Kander
JERSEY BOYS – March 2 – 4, 2018
Friday, March 2 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 3 – 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 4 – 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “THE CROWD GOES WILD!” cheers The New York Times.
The JERSEY BOYS creative team comprises two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
Sponsored by: MillerCoors/Clark Distributing
Book by: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elise
Music by: Bob Gaudio
Lyrics by: Bob Crewe
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
Friday, April 27 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 – 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 29 – 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
It began as one man’s story, became everyone’s music, and is now Broadway’s musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL.
Sponsored by: Keeneland, Inc. & Powell Walton Milward Insurance
Book by: Barry Gordy
Music & Lyrics from: The Legendary Motown Catalog
Music by arrangement with Sony/MTV Music Publishing