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 four performances, as well as individual tickets to any performance. A discount of $10 off adult admission may be applied for children and students (preschool through college). For groups of 10 or more, a $5 per ticket discount may be applied.
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On site: You may purchase tickets at The Center’s Box Office at 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset
On the phone: 606-677-6000
The Center’s Box Office is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday and about 30 minutes prior to the start of each scheduled event.
2016–2017 Center Stage Season
Friday, October 21, 2016—7:30 p.m.
Restless Heart is an American country music band that was established in 1984 by John Dittrich, Greg Jennings, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, and Larry Stewart. With a record-shattering string of hits including “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” “Fast Movin’ Train” and “When She Cries,” they have enjoyed one of the most successful careers in country music history. Placing over 25 singles on the charts with six consecutive #1 hits, four albums that have been certified Gold by the RIAA, and they have won a wide range of awards including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Vocal Group. After 30 years, the same original five guys are still together and at the top of their game when it comes to singing, playing and enjoying the musical ride as much as ever.
Thursday, November 10, 2016—7:30 p.m.
“I’m Gonna Live Forever…Baby, Remember My Name!” FAME—The Musical is a full-throttle journey traversing the struggles, fears, and triumphs of young artists navigating the worlds of dance, music and theatre. Conceived from the unforgettable Academy Award-winning film and subsequent Emmy Award-winning television series, this unmistakable title has been brilliantly transformed into a riveting musical theatre. With a cast of 22 singers and musicians, this “must-see” production continues to reach and inspire generations of performers and audience members alike.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood—LIVE!
Tuesday, January 17, 2017—7:30 p.m.
Based on the television show Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood produced by The Fred Rogers Company. The legacy of the beloved Mister Rogers Neighborhood lives on with the award-winning television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and his friends are hopping aboard the trolley to delight live audiences with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood—LIVE! This fun and heartwarming musical shares the values of Neighbor Day, demonstrating the importance of volunteering in your community, being a good friend and a good neighbor. Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel invites the audience on an interactive musical adventure.
Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park
Thursday, March 16, 2017—7:30 p.m.
To mark its 50th Anniversary, Montana Repertory Theatre, one of America’s best-loved touring companies, will bring to the stage Neil Simon’s smash hit, Barefoot in the Park. This hilarious romantic comedy about a buttoned-down lawyer and his free-spirited new bride trying to make it in New York remains Simon’s longest-running Broadway success. Through comedy, Mr. Simon explores love, relationship, marriage, and family—the pangs of loss and the joy of reunion.
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.