Art in the Bluegrass: The LEX

Alex Hemberger


Entering its fifth summer season, The Lexington Theatre Company combines “Today’s Broadway Stars and Tomorrow’s Broadway Hopefuls” in their summer productions of West Side Story and Disney’s Newsies this season!

After an extensive audition tour, consisting of over 1,000 artists, The Lex has combined Broadway veterans, local actors and college students from around the country to complete its Summer 2019 Cast and to fulfill its mission of “providing first-rate professional theatre for Central Kentucky, while serving as a training ground and performance platform for the next generation of musical theatre artists.”

West Side Story will play at the Lexington Opera House from July 11-14, featuring Jerome Robbins’ original choreography. Lexington’s own Broadway veteran, Colton Ryan, returns home to lead the company as Tony.

Disney’s Newsies will also play at the Lexington Opera House from August 1-4. Dan DeLuca, who played the lead role of Jack Kelly on the Broadway National Tour, comes to Lexington to reprise his performance.

Season subscriptions and single tickets are now available for purchase at the Lexington Center box office, or by phone at 859-233-3535. Single tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster. For more information or to make a donation, please visit The Lexington Theatre Company’s website, The 2019 season is presented by Variety Live at the Opera House, with co-producing sponsor, CHI Saint Joseph Health.