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September 19, 2018

Tickets for Bryan White now on sale

***Individual show tickets for the Center Stage performance of Bryan White on Oct. 11 are now on sale***

Lake Cumberland Performing Arts, in partnership with The Center for Rural Development, is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Center Stage season.

Our exciting four show season line-up kicks off with Grammy award winning multi-platinum artist Bryan White on Oct. 11. Celebrate the holidays with Christmas with Exile, an American band founded in Richmond, KY,  by J.P. Pennington, on Dec. 13.  Next up is A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, starring Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross from the hit TV series, “Family Ties, on Feb. 8. The season finishes with a celebration of the music from the 1930s and 40s (Big Band Era), In the Mood on March 11, featuring 19 people on stage with big band music and a storyline that transitions from year to year leading up to and following World War II. All shows begin at 7 p.m.

Season subscriptions on sale now!

Renewal of season and new season subscriptions sales are now on sale! Season tickets for a four-show package are $92 (plus fees and sales tax).

On site: The Center’s Box Office at 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset. The Box Office is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

On the phone: 606-677-6000

On the web: 

Individual show tickets for the remaining three Center Stage performances go on sale Sept. 25

Tickets for individual shows go on sale Sept. 25. Tickets are $25 for adults (plus fees and sales tax) and $15 (plus fees and sales tax) for students (pre-school through college).

On site: The Center’s Box Office at 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset. The Box Office is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

On the phone: 606-677-6000

On the web: 

A discount of $10 off adult admission may be applied for children and students (pre-school through college). For groups of 10 or more, a $5 per ticket discount may be applied. All ticket sales are subject to service charges, sales tax, and additional fees.

2018–2019 Center Stage Season

Bryan White is a Grammy award winning multi-platinum and gold artist and was awarded Country Music Association Award for New Artist of the Year in 2008. He has charted six #1 singles: “Someone Else’s Star,” “Rebecca Lynn,” “ I’m Not Supposed to Love You Anymore,”  “From This Moment On” (with Shania Twain), “So Much for Pretending” (the most successful of his singles), and “ Sittin’ on Go.”  In his career, he has released six studio albums, a greatest hits package, and two Christmas-themed EPs. or

Celebrate the holidays with Exile, an American band founded in Richmond, KY, by J.P. Pennington. No matter how much things change, they still remain the same. That old adage is playing out once more with the return of Exile, which has reassembled the most successful lineup in the group’s career some 23 years after they last played together. What a great time to be an Exile fan! Playing their hits and all the holiday favorites with their own special flare, this is a show you won’t want to miss.

(inactive until Sept. 25th)

The couple we all loved in the hit TV series “Family Ties, ” Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross,  is back together again in A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters. This production is a tender, tragi-comic, and nuanced examination of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities, and deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends. It is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew together, went their separate ways but continued to share confidences. It is a touching romance through old fashioned pen and paper. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written. When Andrew accepts an invitation to Melissa’s birthday party, and Melissa writes a thank-you note, a romantic friendship and correspondence is born that will last more than 50 years! Though their relationship constantly changes, these pen pals remain each other’s most trusted confidantes.  A touching romance through old-fashioned pen and paper, “Love Letters” is a disarmingly funny and unforgettably emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love.

(inactive until Sept. 25th)

IN THE MOOD, a 1940s musical revue creates a nostalgic atmosphere that transports the audience back in time – a time when everyone was singing and dancing to the same kind of music.

IN THE MOOD aspires to promote the memory of this most significant time in American history and continues to inspire audiences of all generations.  This big retro event will hold you enthralled with its singers, dancers and period costumes, fine orchestral arrangements, vocalists delivering songs from the 30s and 40s, choreographed dance routines and sheer American pizzazz!

The unique combination of the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra, the IN THE MOOD Singers and Dancers as choreographed by Broadway veteran Alex Sanchez, will be the highlight of the season in a musically jam-packed performance. Treasures such as Swingin’ on a Star, Tuxedo Junction, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Sing Sing Sing, Chattanooga Choo Choo, I’ll Be Seeing You, La Vie En Rose, Take the A Train and The Last Time I Saw Paris are just a small part of a program that will leave you cheering.  

(inactive until Sept. 25th)

Special Evening Performance of School Time Theatre

Santa’s Enchanted Workshop Monday, Nov. 26, 2018—7 PM
$5 (plus fees and sales tax) students | $8 (plus fees and sales tax) adults

Stanley and his baby sister, SuSu, don’t know whether or not to believe in Santa Claus, so they set out for the North Pole.  Trapped in a blizzard, they wind up in a dilapidated gas station run by a mysterious old man named Nick.  Could this be Santa’s Enchanted Workshop?  Imagination is the key in this joyous holiday musical, which features a singing robot, a dancing rag doll and one of the silliest villains you’ll ever see!  Book, music and lyrics by Richard Giersch.

(inactive until Sept. 25th)


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.


Our theatre facility is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance, please let us know in advance and we will make every effort to accommodate you by calling 606-677-6000.

Theatre Policy

No food or drinks are permitted in The Center Theatre. The use of flash photography or any recording device is prohibited.

Rates and Fees

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. All ticket sales subject to service charge, sales tax, and additional fees.

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