The Kentucky Center Announces Upcoming Events And Dates


This season, The Kentucky Center is offering something for everyone. The Fall 2011 season includes comedy and film, dance and world music, jazz, blues, classical, pop and more, including acclaimed Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan.

What's more, this season the Center is unveiling an acoustically improved Whitney Hall, offering patrons exceptional sound no matter what type of performance is on stage. This past summer, a new, state-of-the-art theatrical rigging system was installed, and now the hall can be configured to match the unique requirements of a full orchestra, an intimate singer/songwriter, a Broadway spectacular or a fully amplified rock concert. Whitney Hall will sound better than ever, and audiences are sure to notIce The difference.

To keep patrons as in the loop and updated as possible, The Kentucky Center will only be releasing detailed information on the shows happening this fall, with a Winter/Spring edition arriving before the end of the year. Check the website at for a preview of what's to come later in the year and to purchase tickets.

As always, patrons are encouraged to become Kentucky Center Members to have the best chance at getting the choicest seats. For as little as $100, patrons get Member benefits like great "Members-only" seats that are held back from the general public up to two weeks before the performance, "buy before the public" pre-sale opportunities for most Kentucky Center Presents and Broadway Across America shows, waived handling fees on all performances purchased through the Member Hotline and 15% discounts on select shows. For a complete list of benefits, visit

Following is The Kentucky Center's Fall 2011 Season. All tickets go on sale August 19 unless otherwise noted. The Kentucky Center Member Presale begins in person at the Member Preview Party, August 8, or by telephone starting August 9. Please remember that new shows and concerts are added to our schedule throughout the season; the surest way to know everything going on at The Kentucky Center is to visit our website at While there, you can sign up for The Kentucky Center eClub and get a monthly calendar emailed directly to you.

LEO A Little Off Center
Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata
"The Hills Are Alive"
Thursday, September 22, 8 p.m.
Bomhard Theater
Tickets $25
Kentucky Center Members $21.75
The mad geniuses at the Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata (with the enthusiastic support of the Rogers & Hammerstein Organization) have taken The Sound of Music and created a marvelous, miraculous mash-up of a concert. Imagine "Do-Re-Mi" as a Motown chartbuster. BRO is reinventing a Broadway classic.
Sponsored by LEO. Produced by The Kentucky Center and IdeaFestival. Media support provided by WFPK.

An Evening With Cesar Millan
Host of hit tv show DOG WHISPERER WITH Cesar Millan
Friday, September 23, 8 p.m.
Whitney Hall
Tickets $65 $50 $35
Kentucky Center Members $43
Cesar Millan is the world's foremost canine rehabilitation specialist. His ability to train even the most aggressive, frightened, lazy or compulsive dogs has made his hit television show, The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan on the National Geographic Channel. His presentation about applying his techniques to your dog is followed by audience Q&A.
Produced by The Kentucky Center and IdeaFestival. Media support provided by WFPL.

The Kentucky Center and IdeaFestival present
Maz Jobrani
Saturday, September 24, 8 p.m.
Bomhard Theater
Tickets $30
Kentucky Center Members $26
What's it like being a Middle Eastern-American in the 21st century? It's nuts, and Maz Jobrani is just the guy to tell you about it. Jobrani has conquered the worlds of film (Friday After Next, 13 Going On 30), television (24, The West Wing), and the stand-up stage. Having traveled the world as a founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, he brings his act to the Center with his Brown and Friendly tour.
Co-presented with IdeaFestival. Media support provided by WHAS11 and WFPL.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
with Wynton Marsalis
Sunday, September 25, 7 p.m.
Whitney Hall
Tickets $57.50 $47.50 $37.50 $27.50
Kentucky Center Members $40.75 $32.25
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), comprised of 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today, has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1998. Featured in all aspects of Jazz at Lincoln Center's programming, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs and leads educational events across the globe.
Media support provided by WFPK.

World's First Global Film Festival
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Tuesday, September 27, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
KentuckyShow! Theater
Tickets $8.50
The Kentucky Center joins venues on six continents and over 250 cities for this incredible festival of short films, and YOU get to be the judge. Over 100,000 people will share one remarkable film experience, viewing ten of the year's finest short films by some of the world's most exciting directors, and then voting on the winners. Take part, and let your voice be heard.
Support provided by Louisville Film Society. Media support provided by WFPL.
Contains mature content.

Compañia Flamenca José Porcel
Saturday, October 1, 8 p.m.
The Brown Theatre
Tickets Gold Circle $42.50 $37.50 $32.50 $25
Kentucky Center Members $32.25 $28
Under the artistic leadership of one of the shining stars of the flamenca stage, Compañia Flamenca José Porcel explores the fiery, passionate soul of flamenca. With live music, stunning costumes and a band of some of the most evocative, sensual performers in flamenca today, this troupe will bring to vibrant life the gypsy campfires of Spanish Andalucía.
Media support provided by WUOL.
This performance will be Audio Described.

"Sounds & Rhythms of Afghanistan"
Featuring Salar Nader & Homayoun Sakhi
Thursday, October 6, 8 p.m.
Bomhard Theater
Tickets $27.50 $22.50
Kentucky Center Members $23.75 $19.50
Four of Asia's most acclaimed musicians come together for a fusion of cultures and art forms to create S.A.R.A., featuring tabla player Salar Nader, who thrilled local audiences in Actor's Theatre production of The Kite Runner, and Homayoun Sakhi, master of the rubâb (the national lute of Afghanistan). Drawing on centuries' old heritages from Central and South Asia, S.A.R.A. explores musical styles ancient and modern.
Support provided by Jefferson Community & Technical College and Crane House, The Asia Institute, Inc. Media support provided by WHAS11 and WUOL.

Yum! Family Series Program
The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China
Direct from Beijing
Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.
The Brown Theatre
Tickets $38.50 $32.50 $25 $15
Kentucky Center Members $28 $21.75
China's premier acrobatic company makes its first ever tour of America. For 61 years, the National Acrobats of China have been leaving the world stunned with jaw-dropping acrobatics and thrilling circus acts. Now, after touring in forty countries across the globe, they bring the spectacle to the Brown Theatre in a show for the whole family.
Sponsored by Yum! Brands, Inc. Additional support provided by Crane House, The Asia Institute, Inc. Media support provided by WFPL.
This performance will be Audio Described.

The Kentucky Center and Production Simple present
The Musical Box
Tuesday, November 1, 8 p.m.
The Brown Theatre
Tickets $42.50 $35
Kentucky Center Members $30.25
With the full support of Peter Gabriel and Genesis, The Musical Box re-creates the now legendary concert experience The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Now, 25 years after the original production, you can experience this musically stunning, technically demanding rock opera with elaborate costumes, brilliant stage effects and more than 1,000 images projected on stage.
Co-presented with Production Simple. Media support provided by WFPK.
This performance will be Audio Described.

The Kentucky Center and Live Nation present
Brian Regan
Thursday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.
The Brown Theatre
Tickets $43.50 $38.50
Kentucky Center Members $37.50 $33.25
Returning to the Brown Theatre, Brian Regan is sure to leave his fans howling with his hilarious observations and incredible physical comedy. A favorite with the entire family, Brian has been named Best Comedian at the American Comedy Awards and continues to rule television and stage with his outrageous humor.
Co-presented with Live Nation.
ASL will be offered at this performance. Reservations must be made two weeks prior to show or the service will be cancelled.

Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble
DRUMLine Live
Saturday, November 5, 8 p.m.
Whitney Hall
Tickets $40 $35 $20
Kentucky Center Members $34.50 $30.25
DRUMLine Live, a show-stopping attraction created by the music team behind 20th Century Fox's hit movie Drumline, brings show-style marching bands to the theatrical stage. This elaborately staged production features riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy, all based on the Historically Black College and Universities marching band tradition.
Sponsored by Brown-Forman. Media support provided by WUOL.
This performance will be Audio Described.

Straight No Chaser
Sunday, November 6, 7 p.m.
Whitney Hall
Tickets $45 $38 $28 $20
Kentucky Center Members $32.75 $24.25
Straight No Chaser returns after their huge 2009 performance to thrill you with some of the coolest, hottest a cappella ever. Their new release With a Twist includes covers of classics like Soft Cell's "Tainted Love," Queen's "You're My Best Friend," Coldplay's "Fix You" and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under the Bridge," with their unique blend of harmony and humor that has made SNC such a hit.
Media support provided by WFPK.

Tin Can Buddha
A joyful NOISE
featuring Zach Brock and Jonathan Ragonese
with special guests Gail Wynters and Ed McClanahan
Saturday, November 12, 8 p.m.
Bomhard Theater
Tickets $25 $20
This eclectic blues cooperative returns to the Bomhard for another wild and wonderful exploration of
American music. Embracing a lifetime of influences, including Chicago and Mississippi Blues, 60s soul, Appalachian folk songs, New Orleans R&B, country, gospel and funk, Tin Can Buddha is spontaneous and a joy to witness, performing with an honesty that only years of experience can bring.
Media support provided by WFPK.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting The Kentucky Center Box Office at (502) 584-7777 or toll free at (800) 775-7777, (502) 562-0730 TTY or by visiting Kentucky Center Members can purchase tickets by calling the Member Hotline; MembersFirst ($100-$499 donors) call (502) 562-0144; CenterCircle Members ($500+) call (502) 562-0195. Become a Member by calling (502) 562-0144. Group discounts are available for parties of ten or more, for select shows, by calling (502) 562-0152. No discount available for Gold Circle seating. All ticket prices include a $2.75 facility fee.

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