‘Broadway Buddies’ Debuts with ‘Shrek’

A new charitable arts and education program to introduce musical theater to under-served youth in Lexington and surrounding counties called “Broadway Buddies” has been launched by Broadway Live at the Opera House.

Broadway Live subscribers and corporate sponsors have purchased and donated tickets for this effort.

The first Broadway Buddies theater experience  will be “Shrek the Musical” on Sunday, Feb. 19.

“Broadway Buddies is a program designed to expose young audiences, who otherwise might not have the opportunity, to experience the art and magic of professional live theater,” Opera House Program Director Luanne Franklin said.

In addition to show tickets, selected youth groups and their chaperones will be offered a backstage tour of the Opera House, theatre etiquette education and study guides when available.

Franklin hopes to select one production each season for the Broadway Buddies program. Donations are still being accepted and additional sponsorships remain available.

Representatives from youth groups interested in applying for participation in the Broadway Buddies program can contact Franklin at (859) 233-4567 ext.3286 or lfranklin@lexingtoncenter.com