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The spooky classic tale of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is coming to stage just in time for Halloween during the opening performance of Children’s Prime Time Theatre’s new season on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

Lake Cumberland Performing Arts, in partnership with The Center, presents the legendary story of Ichabod Crane—the bumbling, awkward schoolmaster trying to win the hand of his sweetheart Katrina—in this timeless piece of classic literature.

The play, performed by professional actors from ArtReach, a division of The Children’s Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio, opens at 7 p.m. at The Center and is part of a night of family entertainment for all ages.

A Halloween-themed Pre-Show Event with children’s activities and an optional child-friendly catered dinner served by Chef Mete Sergin will be held prior to the Children’s Prime Time Theatre performance from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in The Center’s Front Lobby.

“A perfect Halloween treat, this classic storybook adventure comes with all the thrills, chills, and laughs that will keep young audiences on the edges of their seats,” said Dianna Winstead, associate director of arts, culture, and events for The Center. “As much fun as the play presents, it saves the best for last—the ride of the headless horseman.”

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is the first of six Children’s Prime Time Theatre performances planned for the 2012-2013 season. Other shows include: “Beauty and the Beast,” Nov. 8; “Babes in Toyland,” Nov. 26; “Thumbelina,” Feb. 21; “Huck & Tom and the Mighty Mississippi,” March 8; and “Junie B. Jones,” April 25.

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.