2023 / 2024
"The Wacky, Weird, Wonderful
Wizard of OZ"
August 26, 2023
Activities Start: 4:30pm
Idle Hour Park
An original play adaptation by Daniel Bannister based on the Novel "The Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum.
Life in Kansas couldn’t get any more boring for Dorothy, a local farm girl who dreams of a world more magical and vibrant than the dull, gray prairies that surround her. One uneventful day a cyclone rips through the plains and carries Dorothy, her dog Toto and their entire house far over the rainbow and drops them into a strange new world. Join Dorothy, Glenda, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Man on their quest to get to the Mighty Wizard Oz and get Dorothy back home! This play is presented as a complementary performance in the park and is perfect for families and kids of all ages!
"The Wacky, Weird, Wonderful Wizard of OZ"
Are FREE to attend
(Donations for CKT accepted after show)
August 26th - Idle Hour Park
August 18th and 26th- Central KY Theatre
September 9th -Miller Park Amphitheater Campbellsville, KY
All performances begin @ 7:00PM
The new musical, Freaky Friday, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films (and developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres), features a book by Bridget Carpenter - the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood" - and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey - the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of "Next to Normal" and
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another's struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.
"The Addams Family"
October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
CKT Performing Arts Academy Youth Actors
THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
Springfield Unhinged: LIVE!
"Home for The Holidays"
November 24, 25, 26 @7pm
Everyone's favorite clowns are back in town -- just in time for the holidays. They're ready to tear in to the Turkey and their family members as they go through awkward family dinners, seeing old friends, and reminiscing on the "good old days"...whatever that means. Grab your family and friends and join us for an hour long, slightly insane, improvised holiday journey that will make you laugh the gumdrop buttons off your gingerbread people. Yeah, it's that goofy.
"A Christmas Carol...More or Less"
December 8-10, 15-17; 22-23
By Stefano LoVerso, Mary Irey
Sarah and Charlie, a married couple, run a small theatre that's presenting A Christmas Carol -- until Charlie shows up backstage to say the cast and crew are snowed out. Charlie is planning to split up with Sarah tonight, but he's snowed in. Sarah, furious, capitalizes on Charlie's remarkable memory, and blackmails him into doing the play with her as a duo, relying on scripts when they need to. He plays Scrooge; she plays everyone else. As the performance proceeds, Charlie gets drawn back into his relationship with Sarah. They actually manage to perform much of the play, with their personal story invading the Dickens tale, informing it with dual levels of meaning.
"Arsenic and Old Lace"
Feb 16-18 ; 23-25
By Joseph Kesselring
Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene -- his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure -- but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan. (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé -- all while trying to keep his own sanity. as well. An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace has become a favorite amongst regional theaters throughout America.
"A Funny Thing Happened On the way to The Forum"
April 5-7 ; 12-14
“Broadway's greatest farce” is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine – "something for everyone, a comedy tonight!”
January 9 and 11 @6:30
TICKETS (Available July 1st)
May 3 - 5 , 2024
CKT Performing Arts Academy Youth Actors
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant
January 16 and 18 @ 4:00PM
TICKETS (Available July 1st)
June 21-23; 28-30
By Thorton Wilder
Described by Edward Albee as "the greatest American play ever written," Our Town presents the small town of Grover’s Corners in three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage" and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, the play depicts the simple daily lives of the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Thornton Wilder's final word on how he wanted his play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally.