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Lexington Opera House

401 W. Short St., Lexington, KY



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Chris Isaak


Chris Isaak's smooth, Roy Orbison-influenced sound gave him a hit single in the early '90s with 'Wicked Game.' His albums cover ground in country, folk, rockabilly and pop circles, always giving his voice room to play with great production to boot. Isaak is also known for his comedic side, highlighted by his Showtime series 'The Chris Isaak Show' from 2001-2004 and his guest appearances on 'Friends'and 'Ed.'


• Tue 7/23/19 at - 7:30 PM

Disney's Newsies presented by The LEX


Disney's NEWSIES is a heroic story, based on the 1899 Newsboys Strike in New York City. You'll remember songs and scenes from the classic 1992 film like "King of New York" and "Seize The Day". But this version, adapted for Broadway in 2012 has even more heart-warming and high-stepping moments. Fun for the whole family, Newsies celebrates what it takes to stand up for the underdog and fight for what's right. The LEX Artistic Director, Lyndy Franklin Smith, directs, with new choreography created by nationally known choreographer Mara Newbery Greer (The Music Man at The LEX.) The LEX Resident Music Director, Brock Terry will once again music direct and conduct the full, live pit orchestra.


• Thu 8/1/19 at - 8:00 PM
• Fri 8/2/19 at - 8:00 PM
• Sat 8/3/19 at - 8:00 PM
• Sat 8/3/19 at - 2:00 PM
• Sun 8/4/19 at - 1:00 PM

Melissa Etheridge


Rocker Melissa Etheridge is known for her gritty, soulful voice and songs that blend pop, rock and a dash of blues.


• Tue 8/13/19 at - 7:30 PM

Black Violin

Blues,Classical,Jazz,R&B/Soul,Rap/Hip Hop,Family/Child

Kev Marcus (violin) and Wil Baptiste (viola) are Black Violin, two classically trained musicians who, along with their DJ TK, have created the ultimate synergy between classical and hip-hop music and with it an incredible opportunity to reach children. Kev Marcus and Wil b, both graduates of Dillard Performing Arts High School, used their musical talents to earn full scholarships to college. Now Black Violin wants to make sure that young people get the same exposure to the arts and opportunity that they did. Performing and touring with P. Diddy, Kanye West, Fifty Cent, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, the Eagles and more, Black Violin has committed themselves for the next few years to give back and teach children that classical music is cool.


• Wed 9/25/19 at - 8:00 PM

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites

Children's Theatre, Play

We are THRILLED - and a little bit hungry! - thinking about a very special production taking the stage on our 81st season! Join the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia as they bring The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites by Eric Carle to Lexington! Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning childrenís book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. Presented by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, by Eric Carle, adapted, Designed, & Directed by Jim Morrow, music by Steven Naylor, narration by Gordon Pinsent. Performed at The Lexington Opera House.


• Sun 10/6/19 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
• Sat 10/12/19 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

David Sedaris

Solo Performance,Signing/Readings,Comedy

Tweaking the familiar until it warps; David Sedaris mines poignant comedy from his peculiar childhood in North Carolina, his bizarre career path, and his move with his lover to France. David Sedaris' wickedly witty observations of the ordinary-bizarre is always sure to deliver insights and laughs. One of six children in a second-generation Greek family, he grew up in Raleigh, NC. In 1977, he dropped out of Kent State University to hitchhike around the country. Aside from working as an elf, Sedaris has worked a number of charmingly quirky jobs such as a house painter, an apple picker, an aide in a mental hospital, a creative writing teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago, and an apartment cleaner. Sedaris made his comic debut recounting his strange-but-true experiences of being a Macy's elf, reading his "Santaland Diaries" on National Public Radio's Morning Edition in 1992. His sardonic humor and incisive social critique have made him one of NPR's most popular and humorous commentators. In 2001, he was named Humorist of the Year by Time magazine and received the Thurber Prize for American Humor. The author of "Barrel Fever" and "Holiday on Ice," as well as bestselling memoirs "Naked," "Me Talk Pretty One Day," "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim," "When You Are Engulfed in Flames" and most recently, "Letís Explore Diabetes with Owls," his next book, "Theft by Finding," due out in the summer of 2017, will be a collection of his diaries.


• Mon 11/18/19 at - 7:30 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! Itís 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 youíve 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.


• Sat 12/7/19 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM
• Sun 12/8/19 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM