Ken Ludwig’s Twas the Night Before Christmas
The Capitol Arts Center Ken Ludwig’s Twas the Night Before Christmas is a new holiday tradition and wild adventure, where the whole family can help solve a Christmas mystery. When Santa’s naughty and nice list goes missing, a few dancing mice, a little girl and a wacky elf need to save the day before Santa boards his sleigh. The newest stage adaption is written by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig, who has written over 28 plays and musicals including six shows on Broadway and seven in London’s West End. His plays have starred Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Tony Shalhoub, Lynn Redgrave, Joan Collins and Kristen Bell. His work has been performed in over 30 countries in more than 20 languages. For more information visit twasthenighttour.com and follow @twasthenighttour on Facebook and Instagram.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Capitol Arts Center It’s time to do the time warp this Halloween at the showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The 1970s classic, starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon, follows Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania, as he celebrates his newest creation: Rocky, a tall blonde in tight gold shorts. Frank-N-Furter invites his eccentric group of friends to his castle to marvel at his handiwork. This party is what newly-engaged and seemingly normal Brad Majors and Janet Weiss find while searching for help after their car breaks down. The story follows Brad and Janet’s adventure in the castle with a group of Transylvania strangers they never intended to encounter.
Capitol Movie Night: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 1966 Animated short Starring Boris Karloff, June Foray, and Thurl Ravenscroft, followed by the 2000 movie starring Jim Carrey in the title role of this lavish live-action version of the holiday tale. Every who down in Who-ville likes Christmas a lot, but the Grinch who lived just north of Who-ville did NOT! So the cuddly as a cactus Grinch (with termites in his smile and garlic in his soul) tries to wipe out Christmas for the cheerful Who-villains, only to discover: maybe Christmas, he thought doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more! Magnificently narrated by Boris Karloff and animated by cartoon legend Chuck Jones, it’s an award-winning Who-roast-beast-feast of a holiday classic! How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) Starring Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Bill Irwin, and Jeremy Howard On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch (Jim Carrey), who plans on ruining… (Read More)
Kentucky Acoustic Festival
The Capitol Arts Center The 2019 Kentucky Acoustic Music Festival will feature three bands: The Golden Age, a new Nashville based band that features Matt Menefee and Bryan Simpson, previously with the critically acclaimed Cadillac Sky. Matt and Bryan are back making bluegrass that is “equal parts preservation and rebellion”. The Mt. Victor Revue a local string band that captures the essence of songs from a variety of different places. There is no way to put the Revue into any genre, they play covers from artists ranging from The Four Tops to Elton John to Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, along with original songs from the various band members, all with a bluegrass slant. Bowling Gypsies, a Bowling Green based group that draws influences from Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and Hot Club of France. The group connects with fans of gypsy jazz around the world, sharing unique string music written for jazz but informed by the “Django” tradition. Proceeds… (Read More)