LCT Wins Governor’s Arts Award

In the midst of its 75th anniversary season, the Lexington Children’s Theatre received another reason for celebration – the education award in the 2013 Governor’s Awards in the Arts.

LCT was one of nine entities to receive Governor’s Awards, the highest arts award in the state.

The recognition represents the work of countless people over the years, according to Larry Snipes, LCT’s producing director now in his 34th year with the theatre.

“Theatre is a collaborative art and this reinforces that the award is for everyone associated with the theatre,” he said.

Snipes, who runs the theatre with his wife Vivian, LCT’s artistic director, is as excited about LCT now as he was 34 years ago.

“The reaction to this award has been great, and we have so many exciting things going on,” he said.

LCT keeps expanding its impact, which includes reaching nearly 150,000 kids annually through shows, classes and education programs.

LCT also takes the show on the road, performing bigger shows in more places around the state this year than ever before.

All to spark the imaginations of children.

Said Larry: “Young people deserve the best we can do.”