12th Annual Summer Family Show: ‘Shrek the Musical’

Lexington Children Theatre’s 12th annual Summer Family Musical is in the oversized hands of a big, smelly ogre!

“Shrek the Musical,” based on the DreamWorks Animation movie and originally produced for the stage on Broadway, makes its regional debut in July at LCT’s Main Stage.

At the decree of Lord Farquaad, fairytale creatures have raided Shrek’s swamp… and LCT’s incredible scenic and costume archives!

Celebrate LCT’s rich production history and come along with Shrek, Princess Fiona, and Donkey as they reclaim the swamp and discover love’s true form in this hit musical.

Showtimes are Thursday-Friday, July 18-19, 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 20, 2 & 7 p.m.; and Sunday, July 21 at 2 & 6:30 p.m. The play is suitable for all ages.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for children.

Info: 254-4546 or www.lctonstage.org.


LCT is looking to cast 22 members of varying ages and skills to perform in “Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse.”

Performers must turn 9 by Sept. 15, 2013 to be eligible to audition.

Auditions at the Theatre at 418 W. Short St. are July 28, 1-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.; July 29, 6–8 p.m.; July 30, 6-8 p.m.

Auditioners must be able to attend the entire two-hour session. To schedule an audition time, call 254-4546 ext 310.


LCT Announces 75th Season

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
Based on the books Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Julius, the Baby of the World, and Chester’s Way
By Kevin Henkes; Adapted by Kevin Kling
LCT Discovery Production; For ages 3 & up
September 15, 21 & 22
Tickets: Adult: $18 Child: $15

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Based on the story by Washington Irving
Adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller
October 20, 26 & 27
For ages 8 & up
Tickets: Adult: $18 Child: $15

The Paper Bag Princess
Based on the book by Robert Munsch
Adapted by Jeremy Kisling
November 10, 16 & 17
A World Premiere; For ages 4 & up
Tickets: Adult $15 Child: $13

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
By Barbara Robinson
Performances at The Lexington Opera House
November 30, December 7 & 8
LCT Discovery Production; For all ages
Tickets: Adult: $18 Child: $15

Anansi the Spider
By Jeremy Kisling
Based on traditional Anansi Tales
Pay-What-You-Can Performance at The Lyric
November 23, December 14 & 15
LCT Original Production; For ages 7 & up
Tickets: Adult: $15 Child: $13

And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank
By James Still
January 25 & 26; For ages 9 & up
Tickets: Adult: $15 Child: $13

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
Book by Timothy A. McDonald
Music by Jonathan Waller, David Weinstein
Lyrics by Timothy A. McDonald, Jonathan
Waller and David Weinstein
Based on the Flat Stanley books by Jeff Brown
Illustration by Scott Nash
February 23, March 1 & 2; For ages 4 & up
Tickets: Adult: $18 Child: $15

Jack and the Wonder Beans
Adapted by Larry Snipes
Based on the book by Kentucky Poet Laureate
James Still
March 16, 22 & 23
LCT Original Production; For ages 4 & up
Tickets: Adult: $15 Child: $13

By Lois Lowry
April 19, 26 & 27; For ages 8 & up
Tickets: Adult: $18 Child: $15