|Last year's musical, RENT brought |
record crowds to the Arboretum
Lexington's summer outdoor theatre experience and training ground for tomorrow's actors.
Let's face it. It's Spring, the flowers are blooming, the Derby is looming, and even though the storm clouds continue to hover over the Bluegrass, everyone and his brother are all making plans to watch the Royal Wedding on Friday. After all, it's quite the spectacle, and besides, we all love a good diversion, no?
|last year's poster :)|
Maybe it's just me, but I can't wait to see what happens beyond the wedding, beyond the Derby. It's true. I am giddily anticipating the days of tee-shirts and flip-flops, of Thursday Night Live downtown, Farmers Market, fishing and playing in the sun -- all the carefree moments the summer brings. I also am looking forward to witnessing the marvel of one of the hallmarks of the hazy days of the season here in Lexington, the festival of theatrical productions known as SummerFest. If it's July and you're in the area, you must not miss this chance to be entertained by some of the area's best.
Auditions for SummerFest took place in the last few weeks, and plenty of actors I know are waiting to see if their name is on the cast lists. Martha Bernier Campbell, who is serving as Interim General Manager of SummerFest, tells me they had a great turnout and all auditions finished on Sunday -- casting will be done by Sunday, May 1.