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September 23, 2019

Center Stage

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.

Ticket Sales

Renewal of Season and New Season Subscriptions sales begin September 10th! Click the “Buy Package” button below to purchase a season subscription online.

(inactive until September 10th)

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

On the Web : (inactive until September 17th)

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.

2018–2019 Center Stage Season


Dracula:  Performed by Kentucky Ballet Theatre | Friday, October, 25, 2019 – 7 PM | $35 (Adult) & $25 (Student)

(Suitable for ages 6 and up)

A themed dinner will be provided for this performance at 5:30 PM.

In spirit of all things spooky, Kentucky Ballet Theatre performs “Dracula”. Experience Dracula’s 400 year journey beginning with war and heartbreak, and later exploring darkness and obsession in this chilling rendition of the classic tale. This is a ballet with a dramatic bite that will leave you thirsty for more – don’t miss your chance to experience it.


Shadows of the 60’s “A Holiday Tribute to Motown” | Tuesday, December 17, 2019 – 7 PM | $35 (Adult) & $25 (Student)

A themed dinner will be provided for this performance at 5:30 PM.

SHADOWS OF THE 60’S pays tribute to the tremendous legacy of Motown’s Super Groups, “The Supreme Girls Of Motown,” a salute to the legendary female stars of Motown such as The Supremes, Marvelettes, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves and a host of Motown’s male stars, including Smokie Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Four Tops, Jr. Walker & The Allstars and more. Add in the festive music of Christmas time and old favorites such as Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, Silent Night and more all done in the style of Motown, and you have an unbelievable night of celebration.

New Shanghai Circus: Performed by the Acrobats of China | Tuesday, February, 18, 2020 – 7 PM | $35(Adult) & $25 (Student)

Astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show that draws upon 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions.

New Shanghai Circus is considered to be China’s most celebrated acrobatic company; the performers for the New Shanghai Circus have stunned and amazed audiences all over the world. Over 40 Acrobats of China showcase dramatic interpretation of classic Chinese dance and physical performance art with extraordinary and inventive feats of strength and skill, control and balance, grace and charisma.

If it’s humanly possible – and even if it seems as if it’s not – these acrobats, jugglers and contortionists do it with spectacular flair!

“Qing da jia lai kan wo men!”  Translation:  Please come see us!”


Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure | Thursday, March 26, 2020 – 7 PM | $35(Adult) & $25 (Student)

The Mystery of the Dinosaurs of the Deep.  The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live want to take your family on an all-new adventure – this time to the bottom of the ocean.   Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago – and maybe live still today!  Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment, using actors, technology, puppets, science, and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology.

Produced in North America by Red Tail Entertainment.

VIP Experience
VIP Experience Meet and Greet  5:30PM | $60 (adult) & $50(students) Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. VIP Experience:  With the purchase of the VIP Experience ticket you’re invited into the theatre early for an up-close-and-personal introduction to one of our amazing underwater creatures by knowledgeable puppeteers who bring them to life.  You also receive show merchandise and of course, picture taking is encouraged!


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. www.


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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