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Kentucky Outdoor Theater

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park Amphitheater
Greenup, KY

Enjoy a variety of entertainment at this outdoor amphitheatre including Battle of the Bands, drama productions, music festivals, arts, concerts and more.

Jenny Wiley Theatre
Prestonsburg, KY

Jenny Wiley Theatre is Kentucky's only professional theatre east of I-75, offering theatrical productions all year long at both the Jenny Wiley Amphitheatre, located within the Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, and the nearby Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. The Theatre's presentations of classic Broadway musicals, comedies, historical dramas and holiday productions have kept theatre-goers entertained for over 40 years. Come enjoy the best entertainment the region has to offer and make Jenny Wiley Theatre a tradition in your family for years to come!

Kentucky Conservatory Theatre
University of Kentucky Arboretum
Lexington, Ky

The season opener is William Shakespeare’s Richard III directed by Sidney Shaw, July 6-10.  The second production brings Artistic Director Joe Ferrell back to directing with the world premier production of Bo List’s new adaptation of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly’s Frankenstein, July 13-17. The SummerFest closer is The Rocky Horror Show – July 20-24 directed by Wes Nelson with choreography by Jenny Fitzpatrick and music by The Johnson Brothers.  SummerFest promises to be bigger and better than ever!  All shows in the open air at The Arboretum: the State Botanical Garden of Kentucky.

Little Shepherd Ampitheater
Jenkins, Ky

John Fox, Jr.'s "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come" Outdoor Drama now runs in the summer months, late June to early September, in Jenkins, Kentucky.  The drama will take you back in time to the Civil War Era.

Pine Knob Theatre
Caneyville, KY

Outdoor live 500 seat theatre in the scenic rural community of Pine Knob. Five different productions. "Dock Brown-Legend of an Outlaw", "Down In Hoodoo Holler", "At The Hop 50s-60s Musical", "LARD", "Daddy Took The T-Bird Away". June-September.

Pioneer Playhouse Outdoor Dinner Theatre
Danville, KY

Located in the heart of central Kentucky's Historic Triangle, Danville's Pioneer Playhouse is Kentucky's original outdoor dinner theater. The season features five plays, each with a New York-based cast, and runs from June through August. Since its founding in 1950, Pioneer Playhouse has launched the careers of thousands of talented actors, including John Travolta, Lee Majors and Jim Varney. The unique complex features a campground, a 19th-century village, and pieces from the set of the MGM Civil War epic 'Raintree County.'  Please visit pioneerplayhouse.com or call 1.866.KY.PLAYS (1.866.597.5297) for updated pricing and show information.

The 51st Annual Shakespeare in Central Park
Central Park, Louisville, Ky

As the official state Shakespeare festival, Kentucky Shakespeare offers FREE performances in June -Aug in historic Old Louisville's Central Park. The C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheatre seats over 1000 audience members. Central Park is located at the corner of 4th & Magnolia in Louisville, KY.

The Stephen Foster Story
Bardstown, KY

This spectacular musical, with a cast of more than 50 performers, is based on the life of America's first great composer, Stephen Foster. Many of Foster's most popular songs are featured, including "Oh Susanna" and "My Old Kentucky Home."

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