CKCT MAIN STAGE
DIXIE SWIM CLUB
a jones hope wooten comedy
September 13-22, 2019
SPONSORED BY Dr. Julie Keeling Brown
Five Southern women who, through hilarious adventures, prove that friendships last forever.
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Five unforgettable Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. These women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them, including some hilarious and unexpected twists and turns. If you liked Golden Girls and Designing Women, you will love Dixie Swim Club.
CKCT Youth Company presents
WEST SIDE STORY
High School Edition
November 8-17, 2019
SELL WITH HALE REALTY
MARK AND MARILYN CAMBRON
West Side Story:
Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in a high school adaptation of one of the most important and powerful musicals of all time. From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story High School Edition, is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories ever. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever; the score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are still widely regarded as among the best ever written; and Jerome Robbins’ choreography endures as one of the most innovative and inventive applications of the medium.
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to 1950s New York City as two young, idealistic lovers, Tony and Maria, find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
CKCT Kids Company presents
A Kids Christmas Creation!
December 13-15, 2019
The kids of CKCT's Kids company are hard at work and excited to put their creativity on display! This show is still being written and is shaping up nicely. Each student has the power (under the tutelage of our skilled teachers) to help one another create the show you'll enjoy! Improv, song, and dance will all be on display as our kids showcase their many talents! You won't want to miss this once in a lifetime experience
CKCT Main Stage and Mid-Kentucky Arts present
Yee Haw Springfield Style
February 14-23, 2020
Mattingly, Robinson, Simms & McCain
“Where or where are you tonight?” Get out the overalls, your straw hat and enjoy a new comedy-variety show best known in these parts as Hee Haw! Springfield Style. In conjunction with Central Kentucky Theatre, a new show created by Gary Vidito will get you a-laughin’ and a-singin’ just like the old TV show. Down home humor with the likes of Grandpa Jones, Minnie Pearl, Junior Samples and a host of talented pickers and singers will take away your “gloom, despair, and agony." Side splitting comedy, Bluegrass, country music and fast-paced skits will keep you thoroughly entertained. Shows will be in Springfield’s own grand old Opera House.
Come on down!
CKCT Youth Company presents
April 10-19, 2020
Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day. It's time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!
Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
CKCT Kids Company presents
Pirates Past Noon Kids
May 15-17, 2020
Based on the best-selling book series, Jack and Annie journey in their magical tree house to the eighteenth-century Caribbean and the time of Pirates. Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS is an adaptation of the fourth of Mary Pope Osborne's award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies and is available in more than a hundred countries around the world. This time around, Jack and Annie’s tree house takes them to an exotic island with pirates, where the two discover the power of friendship and the simple pleasures in everyday life.
The two siblings return to visit the magic tree house on a dreary, rainy day. They find a book where the sun is shining and the waves are crashing, so they wish to travel to this tropical place. They realize that they are in the eighteenth-century Caribbean, the time of pirates! The siblings meet Captain Bones, a mean old pirate who captures the two and forces them to help him find buried treasure. It's up to Jack and Annie to find their way back to the tree house and make their way home.
CKCT Main Stage presents
The Drowsy Chaperone
June 12-21, 2020
Springfield State Bank
When a die hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this hilarious musical farce. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
CKCT Kids & Youth Summer Camp presents
Disney's Frozen Jr
July 24-26, 2020
Springfield Tourism Commission
Do you want to build a snowman? You’ll love this fanciful and heartwarming stage adaptation of the
top-grossing animated film of all time! Join Anna, Elsa, and all of your favorite characters as they embark
on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and the real meaning of true love. The enchanting modern classic from Disney is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!