Welcome to PIONEER COUNTRY
Kentucky's summer theatre trail will help you explore the uncharted
territory of the mind...the ultimate wilderness!
From real life Kentucky legends captured in story and song
to Broadway hits beneath a blanket of stars, Kentucky's BEST
summer theatres invite you to begin your exploration when stars
and dreams emerge!
BLAZE YOUR OWN TRAIL! We list the tourism
offices of each theatre's city so that you can contact them to
custom design a unique travel experience.
PIONEER PLAYHOUSE (City:
Danville, Region: Bluegrass/Central) - Five fantastic comedies
and southern fried chicken served in a historic one-of-a kind
outdoor setting that's been described as 'one of the most amazing
FOSTER THE MUSICAL (City: Bardstown, Region: Louisville -
Lincoln) - The music and story of legendary song writer Stephen
Foster comes alive with glorious costume and song in one of the
state's most beautiful parks.
JENNY WILEY THEATRE (City:
Prestonsburg, Region: Eastern Highlands) - Kentucky's only professional
reparatory theater east of I -75, produces musicals, historic
dramas, classic Broadway hits and more, both inside and out,
within the boundaries of Jenny Wiley State Resort Park.
KNOB THEATRE - (City: Caneyville, Region: Louisville-Lincoln)
- Located in a scenic rural community, Pine Knob, producing 5
different productions each summer from the second Saturday in June
through the last weekend in September. History, Folklore,
and 50s-60s Rock N Roll shows. With lots of food available
from an Outdoor Cookout, Delilah's for fish, chicken, and steakes,
to a buffet in the "Gustava" a railroad Diner Car. New this
season "Elvis" the last weekend in August. Family entertainment
near lakes and resorts! 270-991-8191
AT IROQUOIS - (City: Louisville, Region: Louisville
- Lincoln) - Located in Louisville's historic Iroquois Park,
enjoy song and dance at Iroquois Amphitheater, where musical
theatre has played under the stars for decades.
KENTUCKY REPERTORY THEATRE
at HORSE CAVE (City: Horse Cave, Region: Caves, Lakes,
Corvettes) - Kentucky Repertory Theatre at Horse Cave is one of
only a handful of Equity, professional rotating repertory theatres
in the United States and is nationally recognized for its quality
performances of comedy, drama, classics and original plays. KRT is
also an arts education facility benefiting thousands of students
from counties throughout the Bluegrass State. In this our 32nd
year, we are proud to announce our involvement in the Abraham
Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration. Our production of Abraham
Lincoln, from the play by John Drinkwater, is an official activity
of the National Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, and will
be staged in 2008 and 2009. Join us as we create “art to enchant”
here at the Kentucky Repertory Theatre. 1-800-342-2177
KINCAID REGIONAL THEATRE (City:
Falmouth, Region: Northern Kentucky) - Nestled in the Kentucky
foothills along the banks of the Licking River,
Broadway shows come alive on Kincaid's stage as the audience
steps from fireflies
into footlights. This magical, theatrical journey takes place
all summer long.
TWILIGHT CABARET PRODUCTIONS (City:
Mayfield; Region: Western Kentucky) A regional professional non-profit
theatre located several miles west of the Kentucky Lake and Lake
Barkley areas, just off the Purchase Parkway in Mayfield, Kentucky.
The audience can enjoy a wonderful live theatre performance designed
for the entire family.