Join us at the beautiful 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our debut performance! Our event will feature performances of Broadway classics, standards, excerpts from past seasons, and a sneak peek at upcoming shows. A silent auction will be held to raise funds to help us achieve our goals for future seasons. The fun begins at 6:30pm, so come and share in this evening of music, food, and fun!
In honor of the 200th birthday of Mary Todd Lincoln, BGO is proud to present Mary Todd: A New American Musical. A world premiere made possible with the help of grants from the HSG Foundation and LexArts, this story follows the future First Lady as she struggles to navigate the world of the American South as a teenager during the 1830s. From a complicated relationship with her cold stepmother and well-meaning father to her warm and adventurous relationship with central Kentucky's African American community, and from bright dances at her finishing school to odd apothecary shops, Mary is never a traditional "young lady," but she does discover the varied colors and tones of womanhood.
Ultimately, Mary Todd is not just about one woman; it's about the coming-of-age of our country – Mary is faced with deciding what sort of person she will be, at a time when the country finds itself at a similar crossroads. And we're very excited about this poignant and historically significant work, especially at a time when issues of race and gender are such a focal point of our public discourse.
Performances are slated to take place at the Downtown Arts Center in Lexington (141 E. Main St.):
Friday & Saturday 11/9 & 11/10, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 11/10 and 11/11, 2 p.m.
Click here to order tickets! (This link goes to the Downtown Arts Center's website.)
King of Glory is an uplifting oratorio that tells the story of the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ using lush, colorful harmonies and melodies that will stick with listeners long after the performance ends! The work includes text from both the Old and New Testaments, and weaves together a variety of musical styles, from classical choral to contemporary song. In every case, the music brings the Word to life in a vivid, visceral way that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats! The work was premiered in 2014, and audiences have been raving about it ever since. Imagine Handel's "Messiah," but designed for today's listeners!
Friday, April 26, 2019 ― 7:30 pm ― St. Lawrence Catholic Church
120 N. Gatewood St., Lawrenceburg (Click for map)
Saturday, April 27, 2019 ― 7 pm ― Pax Christi Catholic Church
4001 Victoria Way, Lexington (Click for map)
Sunday, April 28, 2019 ― 3 pm ―St. Joseph Catholic Church
4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring (Click for map)
Sunday, April 28, 2019 ― 6:30 pm ― Holy Family Parish
3006 Eighth St. W., Cincinnati (Click for map)
Monday, April 29, 2019 ― 7 pm ― St. Paul Catholic Church
501 W Short St, Lexington (Click for map)
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 ― 7 pm ― St. Luke United Methodist Church
2351 Alumni Dr., Lexington (Click for map)
All performances will be FREE to the public! If you're moved by the piece, donations will be gratefully accepted, but there is no charge for admission. We can't wait to see you there! Want to find out what the buzz is about? The original cast album is available at Amazon.com, as well as here on our own website!