Center Stage, presented by Lake Cumberland Performing Arts in partnership with The Center for Rural Development, brings Broadway-style performances, musical concerts, dramatic plays, and other family-oriented entertainment to The Center’s state-of-the-art 760-seat theatre.
Renowned theatrical groups, performing arts productions, and some of the industry’s top musicians all have performed on The Center’s stage. Each season proves to be more exciting than the last boosting an exciting entertainment lineup of spectacular performances that’s sure to have something for everyone.
Patrons have a choice of purchasing a Center Stage season subscription of five performances, a package of three performances of their choice, as well as individual tickets to any performance.
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2014–2015 Center Stage Season
Can’t wait to buy your tickets for the upcoming Center Stage Live! performing arts series? Season subscriber renewals for both five- or three-show season packages officially go on sale Tuesday, July 1. New season subscriptions for either package will be available, starting on July 22. Individual show tickets will go on sale Aug. 12. Season tickets for the 5-show package are $115 or three-show package for $70 (choose any three shows in the lineup).
Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys
Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand, legendary icon Dr. Ralph Stanley returns to Center Stage! He will give you a performance that is moving and inspirational. This patriarch of traditional bluegrass music has become one of the most influential artists of all time. Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys will take you back in time with their classic hits and entertain you with new music sure to become favorites in years to come! www.drralphstanleymusic.com
Golden Dragon Acrobats
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:30 P.M.
Prepare to be thrilled by the Golden Dragon Acrobats who represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. They are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. This show combines award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
A Christmas Carol
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy. Featuring a cast of 23 performers, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences will cherish this sumptuous holiday classic.
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Percy Sledge has one of the most identifiable voices in deep soul music. His numerous credits include induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, Delta Music Museum and recipient of the Blues Music Award in 1996 for best Soul/Blues album of the year. This evening of musical entertainment will feature many of Percy Sledge’s classic hits, including one of the greatest of all soul songs, When A Man Loves A Woman. www.aimrocks.com
The Great Gatsby
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Montana Repertory Theatre returns with another great American story with their dramatic production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. They reintroduce and reinvigorate this classic, bringing the beauty and poetry of a true masterpiece—living and breathing on stage—to a new generation of theatergoers. Although there are several film adaptations of this classic novel, the stage offers a new, exciting, and fertile ground for the story. www.montanarep.org
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to Lake Cumberland Performing Arts with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
These performances are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and Kentucky Arts Council.