BGO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit performing arts company based in Lexington -- the heart of Kentucky's beautiful "Bluegrass" region. Founded in 2008, the group is a unique collective of music and theater artists that specializes in bringing new works to life -- from musicals to operas and everything in between. Now embarking on our eleventh season, we have received hundreds of works from writers and composers throughout the U.S. and dozens of other countries. As of this coming season, we will have produced some two dozen of them in their entirety and presented excerpts from dozens more. Our mission has three distinct parts:

1. To develop, premiere, and champion deserving new works for the musical stage that will enrich, educate, and entertain our diverse community;

2. To establish central Kentucky as a globally-known hub for such works, both among creative professionals and among audiences;

3. To provide professional training for artists of all ages and backgrounds in the interpretation and performance of new musical stage works.

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OUR creative team

Our team of artistic leaders brings together expertise in all areas of performance and production, from special effects makeup design and set construction to 3-D printing technology and digital audio/video editing. Their combined wealth of experience onstage and off includes leading musical roles with companies around the world, as well as collaborations with Broadway producers, Metropolitan Opera singers, as well as Tony®- and Oscar®-winning artists.

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