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Audience Magazine is a monthly digital publication dedicated to the performing arts and entertainment in Louisville. Each issue is emailed to subscribers and shared on social media and includes exclusive interviews, performance previews and reviews for PNC Broadway in Louisville, Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Performing Arts, Louisville Ballet, Kentucky Opera, Kentucky Shakespeare and Fund for the Arts.

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Golden Girls U.S. Tour Brings Laughs To Louisville March 26

Thank you for being a…fan! Following sold out performances and rave reviews across the country in 2023, The Golden Girls are back and better than ever with a brand new stage show that’s more exciting than a trip to the Rusty Anchor.

Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue will head to more than 40 cities in 2024 including a stop at Louisville’s Brown Theatre on March 26 for One Night Only.

Tickets are on sale Friday, October 13, starting at $38.50 and can be purchased at KentuckyPerformingArts.org. A very special VIP photo experience add-on includes photos with the actors on the Golden Girls set after the show.

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Audience Interview: Greg Proops, Whose Live Anyway – April 2 – The Brown Theatre

“Whose Line is it Anyway” is an improv TV show adapted from a British show of the same name. It first aired in America in 1998 and has been popular ever since. Hosted by household names like Drew Carey and Wayne Brady, it features a group of actors and friends taking suggested themes from audiences and featured guests, and acting them out on stage.  

In Whose Live Anyway coming to the Brown Theatre on April 2, cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping for air at the witty scenes they invent before your very eyes. Audience participation is key, so you might be asked for suggested themes or even to join the cast on stage. 

We caught up with Proops, an actor-comedian who has appeared on many of the televised shows and is now immersed in the Whose Live tour, to talk about what we can expect from the show. 

Listen to the full interview below:

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Shen Yun: A Performance You’ve Been Waiting For – December 30

This holiday season Louisville theatergoers are in for a world-class treat with the return of New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts to the Kentucky Centre on Dec. 30. It’s just what you’ve been waiting for! And just in time to usher in the hope and bright promise of the new year!

Shen Yun is an internationally acclaimed performance that will leave you renewed, uplifted, and inspired. Gather your loved ones together and immerse in this timeless artistic experience of the ancient art form at the heart of the world’s premier classical Chinese dance company. You’ll be mesmerized by the elegance and expressiveness of classical Chinese dance, filled with grace, beauty, energy—like poetry in motion.

It’s a comprehensive dance system cultivated over 5,000 years. The stunning athleticism of its leaps and spins, performed by the world’s finest classical Chinese dancers, will keep you on the edge of your seats.

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Dirty Dancing in Concert Coming to Louisville November 9

Relive the timeless love story of Baby and Johnny as global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), GEA Live and Karl Sydow, along with presenters Innovation Arts & Entertainment and Kentucky Performing Arts, announce Dirty Dancing in Concertcelebrating the film’s 35th anniversary on a full-size cinema screen with a band and singers live on stage. With a soundtrack that defined a generation, Dirty Dancing in Concert promises to bring a new thrilling experience to the 80s classic!

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Audience Interview: Andre Kimo Stone Guess – President & CEO – Fund for the Arts

Fund for the Arts President & CEO, Andre Stone Kimo Guess

The Fund for the Arts is a vital asset for the arts in Louisville. Its goal is to provide arts access and education, and foster diversity, as well as promote the city as a nationally recognized epicenter of the arts. During a roller coaster of a year — the arts and the community overall are just now starting to rebound from the challenges of the pandemic — Christen Boone, who has navigated the Fund for the past seven years, announced her resignation.

After a national search for a new President and CEO, the Fund for the Arts’ next chapter will be led by one of Louisville’s own, Andre Kimo Stone Guess. With an extensive background in arts and entertainment world from consulting to management, he is ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work on many important issues around our community.

On Tuesday, June 30, Guess was publicly introduced at the Fund for the Arts Summer Arts Kick-off that was attended by Mayor Greg Fischer, this year’s Campaign Chairperson, and Brown-Forman Chairman, Campbell Brown, Board Chairman and CEO of Stock Yards Bank, James ‘Ja’ Hillebrand, and outgoing President & CEO for the Fund, Christen Boone.

Audience publisher, G. Douglas Dreisbach, caught up with Guess to learn more about his background, his interest in the arts and the community, and what he is excited about for the future of the Fund for the Arts.

Listen to the full interview below:

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