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.
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2013–2014 Center Stage Season
Individual tickets go on sale in August. Please watch the website for updates. Call The Center at 606-677-6000 for season subscription information.
The Spencers’ Theatre of Illusion
Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Theatre of Illusion is the premiere magic production touring performing arts centers around the world. Working with the industry’s leading inventors, designers, writers, and directors, the Spencers bring their audiences original presentations and never-before-seen illusions. Without question, Theatre of Illusion is the most unique, sophisticated, and modern production of theatrical grand illusion in the performing arts arena. www.spencersmagic.com
Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys
Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7:30 P.M.
For over six decades, legendary icon Dr. Ralph Stanley has become one of the most influential artists of all time. He formed the legendary Stanley Brothers duo with his older brother Carter Stanley in the forties. This patriarch of traditional and bluegrass music still performs and will give you a performance that will be moving and inspirational.
www.nathanstanleyentertainment.com / www.moonstruckmanagement.com
The Lettermen Christmas Show
Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Of Christmas concerts, few groups are more experienced and display more variety than The Lettermen who are three solo singers who happen to sing together. For over 30 years they have been doing Christmas shows and this one will feature Christmas songs as well as carols, and a medley of their 26 hits. In addition to getting you into the holiday spirit with their beautiful voices, these veteran performers have a number of surprises during the concert with some involving the audience! www.capitolint.com
Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
A new live concert event celebrating the musicals of Broadway. Performers from current Broadway productions, with a live band on stage, present a multi-media concert celebrating today’s Broadway. The concert features hit songs from over a dozen recent Broadway productions including Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, Hair Spray, Rock of Ages, Tommy and Rent. www.gurtmanandmurtha.com / www.broadwayrox.com
The Miracle Worker
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
This moving drama tells the story of Helen Keller, deaf and blind since infancy, who finds her way into the world of knowledge and understanding with the help of Anne Sullivan, her gifted tutor. Few stories are as timeless or reveal the courage and resilience of the human spirit as well as The Miracle Worker. With this production, Montana Repertory Theatre continues the exploration of great American stories that penetrate the core of human experience. A post performance discussion will be held immediately following the performance and will be free and open to the public. www.montanarep.org / www.shaganarts.com
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.