SummerFest Moves To Moondance In 2014

Dec 3, 2013

Lexington’s SummerFest, traditionally held at the UK Arboretum, will move to a new home next season.

The series of plays and musicals will be presented in a location that won’t require a new stage every year.

When the cast of A Chorus Line wrapped up their final performance this summer, it was the end of an era – and the beginning of some big changes for the Kentucky Conservatory Theatre’s SummerFest. The event began 28 years ago as the Lexington Shakespeare Festival. Now, the productions will be moving to the Moondance at Midnight Pass Amphitheatre in Beaumont Centre Circle.

Artistic Director Wesley Nelson says he, along with the actors and crew, are looking forward to the more permanent infrastructure on offer: a partially covered stage and a lighting and sound system. In the past, a new stage had to be constructed at the Arboretum each summer to accommodate the shows.

The 2014 season will include Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Little Shop of Horrors.