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August 18, 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 August 28th! Click the “Buy Package” button below to purchase a season subscription online.

 (inactive until August 28th)

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 August 28th)

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

Bryan White | Thursday, October 11, 2018—7 PM | $25 (Adult) & $15 (Student)

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

Christmas with Exile | Thursday, December 13, 2018—7 PM | $25 (Adult) & $15 (Student)

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.

Love Letters | Thursday, February 21, 2019—7 PM $25 (Adult) & $15 (Student)

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.

In the Mood | Monday, March 11, 2019—7 PM $25 (Adult) & $15 (Student)

This show is celebrating its 25th anniversary and has toured every year since 1993. There are 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. In the Mood is a celebration of the music of the 1930s & 40s – the Big Band era. It was the last time that all Americans were listening and dancing to the same kind of music. With the live sensational  Big Band Orchestra and fabulous In the Mood singers and dancers, the great melodies and lyrics that are still with us today are presented in a musical revue that is jazzy, sentimental, rhythmic, nostalgic and patriotic – all happening at the same time. With music arrangements, costumes and choreography, In the Mood is as authentic as it gets. The show ends with the infamous sailor and nurse kiss, and is followed by a salute to all the troops in the audience.  

Santa’s Enchanted Workshop | Monday, November 26, 2018—7 PM | $8 (Adult) & $5 (Student)

Special Evening performance of School Time Theatre show.

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.


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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