SHOW BOAT :: Kern & Hammerstein :: Feb 18-21

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Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8 pm
Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8pm
Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8pm
Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2pm
The Brown Theatre


Gather your mates and get your discount tickets to SHOW BOAT starting at $102 for four tickets!

Call 502-584-7777 or stop by The Kentucky Center to get yours using promo code SBFamily. Not available online.

Price Level A : $220
Price Level B : $184
Price Level C : $102

Minimum order of 4 tickets. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Deadline to order is February 15, 2016.

Music by Jerome Kern
Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, II
Based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber
This Production Originally produced by Goodspeed Musicals
Michael P. Price, Executive Director
Adapted and Directed by Rob Ruggiero


   Joseph Mechavich, Conductor
David Gately, Director
Emily Albrink, Magnolia Hawks BEAUS AND MISSES
Sopranos: Chandler Baker, Gabrielle Barker,
Natasha Foley, Haylie Rebilas
Alyson Cambridge, Julie LaVerne Mezzos: Caroline Glazier, Rebekah Hardin,
Judith Youngblood
Melissa Combs, Parthy Ann Hawks Tenors: Joseph Cianciulli, AJ Hughes,
Wesley Thomas, Joshua Wheeker
Gregory Gerbrandt, Frank Schultz Baritones: Tyler Alessi, Elias Kaspar,
Jacob Pence
Deborah Mae Hill, Ellie May Chipley STEVEDORES AND GALS
Sopranos: LaTanya Foster, Dione
Napier, Janelle Hunicutt
Peter Holloway, Captain Andy Hawks Mezzos: Courtney Cleveland, Margareth
Derrick Parker, Joe Tenors: Michael Bolden, Jonathan Parham,
Jameon Moss
Keith Phares, Gaylord Ravenal Baritones: Paul Peterson, Mario Wales
Bass: Aundrey Ligon
Angela Renée Simpson, Queenie Children: Ruthie Belza, Irena Fletcher,
Emmett King, Miller Kraps

Featuring legendary songs such as “Ol’ Man River,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ dat Man,” and “Bill,” SHOW BOAT is great entertainment and an epic work of art. Spanning the years from 1880 to 1926, this lyrical masterpiece concerns the lives, loves and heartbreaks of three generations of show folk on the Mississippi River, in Chicago and New York City.

…an intensely American hybrid, celebrating vaudeville, jazz, opera, spirituals and popular song. It addresses distinctly American themes: racism against African-Americans and opposition to inter-racial marriage, especially. These themes play out aboard the Cotton Blossom, a floating theater — a showboat with its own troupe, led by Cap’n Andy. — San Jose Mercury News

Sung in English with English supertitles. Performed in two acts.
Performance timing approx. 2 hours and 20 minutes.
SHOW BOAT is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals:

Start your opera experience one hour before the curtain rises with a discussion preview. Get insights to the production and into the mind of the composer. Learn about the social and historical context of the opera and behind the scenes details of the production process.


Emily Albrink as Magnolia Hawks

Alyson Cambridge as Julie LaVerne

Keith Phares as Gaylord Ravenal

Derrick Parker as Joe

Angela Renee Simpson as Queenie

Angela Renee Simpson as Queenie

David Gately, director

David Gately, director

Joe Mechavich, conductor

Joseph Mechavich, conductor





Fascinating clips from 1929 performance of Show Boat with commentary about the early production

An extraordinary video that features William Warfield’s performances of “Ol’ Man River” (1966 recording)

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