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Lexington Children's Theatre

418 W. Short St., Lexington, KY

Phone:
1-(859)-254-4546

Website:
www.lctonstage.org/

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Upcoming Events

LCT’s 18th Annual Summer Family Musical: Annie!

Children's Theatre, Dance Play, Play

“When I’m stuck with a day that’s gray and lonely, I just stick up my chin and grin and say…” It’s time for LCT’s 18th Annual Summer Family Musical – Annie! Our heroine might be small – but don’t let her stature fool you, she’s got might and moxie to spare. With her trusty sidekick Sandy and a roster (or Rooster!) of your favorite songs like “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” – Annie is here to prove that when­ you’ve got great friends in your corner, a dance in your shoes, and hope in your heart, the sun will most certainly come out tomorrow. Book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin. Annie is performed on the LCT Main Stage. You’ll like this play if you like stories about: strong female characters, friendship, musicals, and nostalgia. The show runs approximately 2.5 Hrs long including a 15 Minute Intermission.

Information:

• Thu 7/18/19 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
• Fri 7/19/19 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
• Sat 7/20/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Sun 7/21/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Thu 7/25/19 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
• Fri 7/26/19 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
• Sat 7/27/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Sun 7/28/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM6:30 PM9:00 PM

la ofrenda

Children's Theatre, Play

“You can’t know where you’re goin’ if you don’t know where you been… sabes? History is something Alex doesn’t get. There’s no use trying to teach him about where he comes from because to be honest, he doesn’t care – caring is hard and caring makes him think about losing his parents, which he would rather not do. Try as she might, not even his abuela, a strong-willed Chicana named Marta Torres, can help him to understand the beauty and magic of Día de los Muertos. But with a little thunder and a lot of magic, a fast-talking skeleton might just give Alex the courage and compassion he needs to connect. Performed on the LCT Main Stage. You’ll like this play if you like stories about: Dia De Los Muertos, bilingual plays, and family.

Information:

• Sun 9/22/19 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

la ofrenda

Children's Theatre, Play

“You can’t know where you’re goin’ if you don’t know where you been… sabes? History is something Alex doesn’t get. There’s no use trying to teach him about where he comes from because to be honest, he doesn’t care – caring is hard and caring makes him think about losing his parents, which he would rather not do. Try as she might, not even his abuela, a strong-willed Chicana named Marta Torres, can help him to understand the beauty and magic of Día de los Muertos. But with a little thunder and a lot of magic, a fast-talking skeleton might just give Alex the courage and compassion he needs to connect. Performed on the LCT Main Stage. You’ll like this play if you like stories about: Dia De Los Muertos, bilingual plays, and family.

Information:

• Sat 9/28/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Holes

Children's Theatre, Play

Have you ever felt like the world was against you? What if you KNEW the world was against you? Stanley’s family has been cursed for decades and it’s the curse that lands him at the brutal and blistering Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention center, for a crime he didn’t commit. Forced to dig holes for days, Stanley learns a lot about the mysterious history of Green Lake and even more about what it means to be a good friend. With the help of Zero, some lizards, and characters of the past and the present, Stanley will do whatever it takes to prove his innocence and reclaim his family’s name.Based on the novel HOLES by Louis Sachar. Performed on the LCT Main Stage.

Information:

• Sat 11/2/19 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
• Sun 11/3/19 at 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
• Sat 11/9/19 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
• Sun 11/10/19 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical

Children's Theatre, Dance Play, Play, Musical

Can you imagine all of the chaos and joy of your favorite holiday story set to music? Well, we sure can! It’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: THE MUSICAL! Everyone knows the Herdmans are the worst kids in the world, so when they ALL demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town knows the Christmas story is in major trouble. But sometimes it takes a little trouble to help you see the world in a whole new light! With all your favorite characters in an LCT premiere that features a familiar story with all of the singing and dancing we can muster! And of course, all the wonderful heartfelt moments you’ve come to expect from this incredible story all about the gift of giving. Book & Lyrics by Ahnna Beecham, music & Lyrics by Malcolm Hillgartner, based on the play by Barbara Robinson. Performed at The Lexington Opera House.

Information:

• Sat 11/30/19 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Aesop’s Fables by Vivian and Larry Snipes

Children's Theatre, Dance Play, Play

Everyone can use a bit of advice now and then. And everyone loves stories! Just ask the master story-spinner and advice-giver of Ancient Greece, Aesop! (I-sop? E-sop? A-sop? How exactly DO you say his name?) Jump into a world of color and fun as our trio of storytellers use music, dance, and a dose of hilarity to re-enact some of Aesop’s most famous fables. You’ll laugh, clap, and cheer along with these beloved stories that teach us memorable lessons like “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch” and “Slow and steady wins the race.” Performed on the LCT Main Stage. You’ll like this play if you like stories about: animals and fables.

Information:

• Sat 12/14/19 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM
• Sun 12/15/19 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Princess and the Peas

Children's Theatre, Dance Play, Play

Who is your favorite superhero? Princess loves strong characters that zip through space and jump buildings with a single bound - but one thing she can’t stand is her name – Princess. Princesses can’t be superheroes… can they? Vivian Hill Snipes, LCT Artistic Director, takes on this modern retelling of the classic tale all about what is means to be SUPER and what it means to be a princess. You’ll like this play if you like stories about: fairy tales with a twist, strong female characters, and family.

Information:

• Sat 1/25/20 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
• Sat 1/25/20 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM
• Sun 1/26/20 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Long Road to Freedom

Children's Theatre, Dance Play, Play, Drama

We put a quilt on the gate, and a candle in the window. Then we wait and hope and pray that the light finds those who need it most. Graceanna and Mary Catherine were brought together by the Underground Railroad and as their friendship stands the test of time, so does Graceanna’s determination to be reunited with her family. Working together, these girls turned women will need all of the courage they can muster to keep working, keep hoping, and keep paving the path to freedom. You’ll like this play if you like stories about: history, the Underground Railroad, friendship, and strong female characters.

Information:

• Sat 2/1/20 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
• Sun 2/2/20 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

Children's Theatre, Comedy, Dance Play, Play

The day of our story was a cold cold wet day, so Sally and her brother could not go out to play. After sitting, and sitting, and sitting some more, they couldn’t have imagined who would walk through that door! Now the Cat in the Hat was a sight to see, with his magic and games, he brought the children such glee. Until Thing One and Thing Two’s tricks went very amiss, and the Fish knew their mother would definitely not like this! Will the children be able to stop all the hullabaloo? Well, what would YOU do if it were up to you? Based on the book by Dr Seuss, adapted and originally by Katie Mitchell.

Information:

• Sun 2/23/20 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
• Sat 2/29/20 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM
• Sun 3/1/20 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
• Sat 3/7/20 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Hundred Dresses

Children's Theatre, Dance Play, Play

“How many dresses?” “A hundred dresses.” Wanda Petronski has a funny name and wears the same blue dress to school every day, but when her classmates tease and bully her, she claims to have a closet full of one hundred dresses at home, all lined up. Maddie Reeves doesn’t have much more than one dress herself – but goes along with the game, even though she knows it’s cruel. How do you find the bravery to stand up for what you know is right – even if it means you are standing alone? Adapted by Ralph Covert and Riley Mills, based upon the book by Eleanor Estes.

Information:

• Sat 3/21/20 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM
• Sun 3/22/20 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM4:30 PM5:30 PM

Ella Enchanted: The Musical

Children's Theatre, Musical, Dance Play, Play

We all feel like we have to do things we don’t want to sometimes - but Ella really doesn’t have a choice! When the fairy Lucinda gives her the “gift” of Obedience, Ella has to do anything anyone tells her to do - whether it’s tripping over her own feet or telling her best friend Prince Char to go away forever. But Ella isn’t content to let things stay that way. Armed with a magic book, the ability to speak six languages, and her determined nature, Ella sets off across Frell to find Lucinda and convince the fairy to break her spell, once and for all. Based on the Newbery Honor Book by Gail Carson Levine, this re-imagining of the Cinderella story is a beautiful celebration of friendship, the magic of language, and the power we all have to change our destinies. Join Ella, Char, Lucinda, and a host of magical creatures and characters in this musical adaptation that will leave you smiling, give you hope, and maybe inspire you to outsmart a few ogres of your own. Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, adapted from the book by Gail Carson Levine.

Information:

• Sun 4/19/20 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
• Sat 4/25/20 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM
• Sun 4/26/20 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM