The three singing actors will offer the “songs that built them,” as they recount stories and anecdotes from their artistic journeys. They will perform alongside an ensemble of nine college students/recent graduates and community members.
The Lexington Theatre Company (“The Lex”) is under the direction of Jeromy Smith and Lyndy Franklin Smith, who are hoping to create a new kind of theatrical experience for Lexington. The nonprofit company, according to press notes, "will bring leading players from New York and Los Angeles to work alongside college students from the region, as well as local community members, will help to round out the supporting players and ensemble."
“We are modeling this theatre after some wonderful regional theatres that helped us get our start,” said Franklin Smith. “Working at places like Music Theatre Wichita, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and Casa Manana (Fort Worth, TX) launched our careers when we were college students. We are excited to build an organization like this for Lexington, and pay it forward by creating a local training ground for future performers of American musical theatre.”
The Lex aims to produce a summer musical theatre season at the Lexington Opera House, beginning with one production in July.
For more information and to buy tickets or make a donation, visit the organization’s website, www.lexingtontheatrecompany.org. Tickets may also be purchased at The Lexington Center Box Office at (859) 233-3535.