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 boasting 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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2015–2016 Center Stage Season
Can’t wait to buy your tickets for the upcoming Center Stage performing arts series? New season subscriptions for the five-show package and the three-show package are now available to the general public and may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 606-677-6000. Season tickets for the five-show package are $115 per person or three-show package for $70 per person (choose any three shows in the lineup).
Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
The Coasters are an American rhythm and blues/rock and roll vocal group with a string of hits in the late 1950s that are still enjoyed today. Now America’s premier R&B vocal group and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, The Coasters have just released their first new studio album, “Magical Favorites,” in over 35 years.
The Louisville Chorus Christmas Concert
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at 7:30 P.M.
This family holiday show will be a concert of popular and unique nativity carols as well as light family holiday classics. Featuring 30-35 singers and musicians, including a pianist, this will be an interactive performance for an audience of all ages. The program will include a song where children will be invited on stage to participate by ringing bells and wearing seasonal hats. This show allows the opportunity to showcase and support a group of artists from within our state.
Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Balsam Range is a bluegrass and acoustic music group of five distinctive personalities creating one remarkable musical experience. They are the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) “Entertainer of the Year” recipients as well as the 2014 IBMA “Vocal Group of the Year” winners. You will enjoy an evening of musical entertainment featuring traditional bluegrass, contemporary bluegrass, and acapella gospel. Elements of jazz, country, gospel, swing and old-time music are all infused into the fresh sound of this unique Southern band.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Vibrant and innovative, DanceWorks Chicago is proud to share a diverse repertory featuring who is new and what is next in contemporary dance as well as showcase exciting work from established choreographers. An exceptional family of dancers blends movement and music with integrity, passion, and excellence to offer performances which are designed to connect artists with audience members of all ages.
Kevin Spencer Magic & Illusion
Saturday, April 16, 2016 (Two Performances)
3 p.m. Matinee – A Sensory Friendly Experience
Kevin Spencer’s magic and illusion show is the most unique, sophisticated, and modern production of theatrical grand illusion in the performing arts arena. In addition to pure entertainment, Spencer offers unparalleled opportunities to reach beyond the stage and into the community. He has a great passion for exploring and researching the benefits of arts integration in healthcare and special education for individuals of all ages and abilities.
The matinee public performance will be “A Sensory Friendly Experience” that has been created specifically for, and will be targeted to, various groups, organizations, agencies, and families of people with disabilities.
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 with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council.