Pandora’s Pop Opera ‘Bare’ a Real Heartbreaker

Sexually active teens getting high under the not-so-watchful eye of a Catholic boarding school sounds like a salacious premise, but Pandora Productions’ pop opera “Bare” is a sweet heartbreaker about emotionally neglected teens who just want someone to love, darn it. The kids at St. Cecilia’s aren’t terribly interested in the church’s authority, but they… Continue reading Pandora’s Pop Opera ‘Bare’ a Real Heartbreaker

Walden Theatre Students Get Bloody in ‘Titus Andronicus’

Students at Walden Theatre’s conservatory for young actors don’t just graduate with an audition monologue and a headshot. They complete extensive Shakespearean training, culminating in the annual Young American Shakespeare Festival. The Bard gets a few exotic makeovers this year’s festival (May 10-20), including a circus-themed production of the romantic comedy “Cymbeline” and a retro,… Continue reading Walden Theatre Students Get Bloody in ‘Titus Andronicus’

Speed Museum Hosts Horse Sculptor Talk

Deborah Butterfield’s horse sculpture “Burnt Pine” stands seven feet tall, and its spare frame brings to mind reconstructed dinosaur skeletons. “Danuta” is a reclining bronze giant in outline, a tangle of rough bronze. The two sculptures have joined the Speed Art Museum’s collection and are now on display in “Inside | Out,” a preview of… Continue reading Speed Museum Hosts Horse Sculptor Talk

Local Playwright Breaks Into Comedy with ‘Snowflake Theory’

The Bard’s Town Theatre opens its new season Thursday with the world premiere of local playwright Nancy Gall-Clayton’s family comedy “The Snowflake Theory.” The play runs through May 20. “The Snowflake Theory” is a new play about the Kleins, a Midwestern Jewish family. Marge is a widow who decides to start living for herself. But… Continue reading Local Playwright Breaks Into Comedy with ‘Snowflake Theory’

Actors Theatre Names Former Intern Associate Artistic Director

California-based director Meredith McDonough returns to the Actors Theatre of Louisville artistic staff this fall, where she began her career as a directing intern 14 years ago. The new Actors Theatre of Louisville associate artistic director went on to serve two seasons as associate director of the apprentince/intern company before leaving in 2001 for the… Continue reading Actors Theatre Names Former Intern Associate Artistic Director

Rock Opera ‘Bare’ Explores Teen Sexuality, Religion

Pandora Productions explores the secret lives of Catholic high schoolers this week in the rock opera “Bare,” a dramatic musical about gay and straight boarding school students struggling with their sexuality. Written by Jon Hartmere, Jr. (book and lyrics) and Damon Intrabartolo (book and music), “Bare” opens Thursday in the Bingham Theatre at Actors Theatre… Continue reading Rock Opera ‘Bare’ Explores Teen Sexuality, Religion

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Names New Associate Curator

Louisville gallery director Joey Yates is joining the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft artistic staff. As associate curator, Yates will help manage exhibitions, organize public events and contribute to educational outreach. The associate curatorial role will be significant. Executive director Aldy Milliken says going forward, the museum’s exhibitions will inform everything from programming events… Continue reading Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Names New Associate Curator

May: Five Can’t-Miss First Friday Art Events

It’s fine to hit the downtown First Friday Trolley Hop without a plan. Park, wander in and out of galleries, grab a drink or dinner with friends and hop a TARC trolley from one end of downtown to the next and back—you’re sure to find something to catch your eye or ears. But with so… Continue reading May: Five Can’t-Miss First Friday Art Events

Bourbon Baroque Pays Tribute to the Races at Free Friday Concert

If you hear the church bells ringing at St. John’s on East Market Street during Friday night’s Trolley Hop, consider it your call to post. The bells will ring about a minute before each short concert by Louisville’s Bourbon Baroque ensemble. There will be two 30-minute performances, at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Bourbon Baroque stages… Continue reading Bourbon Baroque Pays Tribute to the Races at Free Friday Concert