I enjoyed the recent column by Sarah Rose regarding the local art scene, and agree with her that visual art is an important part of the community, and performance art is important, as well. I’d like to recommend an example of a rich resource just a few miles down Louie B. Nunn Parkway: Barnlot Theatre in Edmonton. It has been a living, growing entity for more than 25 years and has reached a level of professionalism and excellence that even its founder, the late Tim Best, would be thrilled and happy to see.
The current production, “Les Miserables,” is an amazing example of the very best of theater. The outstanding vocal performances, the sets, the costumes and the staging are so perfect that one loses a sense of reality in watching the production – the viewer becomes a part of the events. Shane Chambers-Ennis has done a spectacular job of directing the play and the talent of the 30-plus cast members brings spine-chilling emotion to the songs and tears of sympathy to the eyes of the audience.
Due to the huge number of requests for seating for the last four performances, Barnlot has added two performances for next weekend, and if you are very, very lucky, you may still be able to get reservations for one of them – Barn Lot routinely sells out nearly every performance to an audience that is always comprised of people from all over Kentucky.
Barnlot – a genuine treasure in the world of art in southcentral Kentucky.
Mary Alice Yokley
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