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									  GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE                                           BECOME A FAN OF THE
              2 0 0 9     –   2 0 1 0   S E A S O N                 LEXINGTON OPERA HOUSE!

              A T     T H E   O P E R A   H O U S E

        Whether you are a group of friends or family,
   entertaining clients or getting together with co-workers,
                                                                     By becoming a FAN of the Lexington Opera House           Summer 2009                                         House Lights
    getting a group together is a fun way to see a show!            you'll have news, events and contests pushed to your
       Groups are entitled to the following benefits:
•	 Seating at a discounted rate!
                                                                       Facebook page so you can know about it first!
                                                                                                                                                                             Stones & Mortar
•	 Preferred seating all together (when available)                                                                         The questionable state of our current economy     charitable donations. Because you are a        downtown parking with merchant validation.
•	 Personal one-on-one service                                                                                             continues to impact every facet of our daily      regular subscriber or a member of our Pub      (5 years as a Broadway Live sponsor)
•	 No per ticket service fees if ordered through the Group
                                                                                                                           lives. The arts – and touring Broadway            Club, we know that you recognize the value     The Wizard of Oz comes to the Opera
   Sales Office                                                                                                            are not exempt. You have often heard me           of performing arts in your life. We are very   House on November 6-8, sponsored by Ball
                                                                                                                           acknowledge the Opera House Fund and our          grateful that you have decided that our        Homes and Smiley Pete Publishing. Ball
•	 No standing in line or waiting – tickets can be mailed
   directly to you or will be made available for pick-up prior to                                                          season sponsors during the pre-show curtain       Broadway series and the Opera House is         Homes has been making dreams come true
   the show                                                                                                                announcements. This small act of gratitude        worth your investment! Thank you!              for thousands of Kentucky families since
•	 Promotional materials are available to help boost interest                                                              cannot begin to express the depth of our          Finding those very special community           1959. (a Broadway Live sponsor since 1995)

                                                                                                                             Of Mice and
 To more information about Group Sales call Jana Curd at                                                                                                                     partners who share that same sensibility,      Smiley Pete Publishing has completed ten
(859) 233.4567 x3292 or email                                                                                           John Steinbeck’s           and who are willing to offer
                                                                    To become a FAN just search (in the upper left hand                                                       financial support to ensure
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and Rupp Arena, please visit             corner) for "Lexington Opera House" and click                                                          we can continue to offer
                                                                                      "Become A Fan."                                                                         professional Broadway theatre

                                                                                                                                   Men                                        at the Opera House is always
                                                                                                                                                                              a challenge. There are a many
                                                                                                                                                                              worthy causes that need
                                                                                                                                                                              support.    Local businesses
                    House Lights
                     Lexington Opera House
                                                                                                                                                                              and corporations often assist
                                                                                                                                                                             community initiatives, but this year those
                     Lexington Center Corporation                                                                                                                            support dollars are more rare and valuable
                     430 W. Vine Street
                     Lexington, KY 40507
                                                                                                                                                                             than ever before.
                                                                                                                                                                             We believe this un-common support is
                                                                                                                                                                             deserving of special recognition in this
                                                                                                                                                                             season pre-view edition of our newsletter.
           The Newsletter of the                                                                                                                                             We want you to better know our sponsors
                                                                                                                                                                             and recognize them to be generous
          Lexington Opera House                                                                                                                                              community-minded partners who have
                                                                                                                                                                             made a significant financial commitment
              Summer 2009                                                                                                                                                    to the arts, to the Opera House Fund and
                                                                                                                                                                             to Broadway Live in spite of the difficult     years of service to Lexington and proudly
                                                                                                                                                                             economy. They are a rare commodity and we      produces three community publications:
                                                                                                                                                                             are grateful that our programming is worth     The Chevy Chaser, The Southsider and
                         In this Issue…                                                                                                                                                                                     Business Lexington. (4 years as a Broadway
                                                                                                                           appreciation. The financial support provided      their investment!
                    Stones & Mortar … p1–2                                                                                                                                                                                  Live sponsor)
                                                                                                                           by our sponsors is more significant for the       The Shops at Lexington Center sponsor
             The Incredible Food Show … p3                                                                                 upcoming season of Broadway Live than                                                            The Drowsy Chaperone, a wedding story –
                                                                                                                                                                             our season opener, Of Mice and Men,
                  Renovation Continues at                                                                                  ever before.                                      September 25 – 27. As part of the Lexington    is appropriately sponsored by Geno’s Formal
               Sts. Peter & Paul School … p3                                                                                                                                 Center complex and connected to the newly      Affair and Jacki Allen’s Kentucky Bride.
                                                                                                                           Let’s face it – all of us are more frugal these                                                  Geno’s Formal Affair is a long-time friend
                                                                                                                           days. Watching our own discretionary              renovated Hyatt Regency Hotel, the shops
                                                                                                                                                                             offer an array of unique specialty stores      and partner to the Opera House. They have
                                                                                                                           funds decrease is indicative of the shrinking                                                    generously donated the formalwear worn by
                                                                                                                           funds available from corporate partners for       in a relaxed comfortable setting, and free
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   Stones & Mortar cont.                                                                                                                             The Incredible Food Show
our Front-of-House staff at each Broadway         Lexington Opera House, Coors Brewing            their support of the arts in our community.     The Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show           world’s most famous chefs and fresh, healthy,
Live performance since the series began! And      Company is an ardent supporter of the arts.     Getting our message to you is important,        is the event of the year for everyone who         delicious Kentucky Proud foods all under
we are pleased to add Jacki Allen’s Kentucky      (10 years as a Broadway Live sponsor)           and we are grateful to WKYT-TV, Clear           loves food, cooking and entertaining.             one roof. This will be the biggest event of the
Bride as our newest sponsor. Jacki produces       The NETworks presentation of Disney’s           Channel Radio and The Lexington Herald-         Coming to the Lexington Center and                year for Kentucky food lovers.”
local bridal shows in our community and is        Beauty and the Beast will close the 2009-       Leader, our partners in the media.              Rupp Arena October 3 – 4, this two-day            Tickets are on sale now at the Lexington
the proud publisher Kentucky Bride, a new         2010 season on Mother’s Day weekend,            As you look forward to each production          food lover’s dream is packed with over            Center Ticket Office, and
magazine featuring articles, services and         May 7-9. This production is made possible       during the upcoming season, we hope you         100 exhibitors including Kentucky Proud           all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets are priced
information about local weddings.                 through the generosity of two veteran                                                           producers and growers, specialty food             as follows:
                                                      sponsors of Broadway Live. The                                                              companies, cooking-related equipment                 Adult One Day Pass: $12
                                                           Blue Grass Airport offers the                                                          and wineries.        In addition, cooking            Children ages 4 – 12 One Day Pass: $5
                                                            amenities of a big city airport                                                       demonstrations and seminars by regional              Children 3 and under: Free!
                                                            with the friendliness and                                                             and local chefs will be presented by Sullivan
                                                            gracious service we expect                                                            University’s culinary school.                     Tickets to the Bobby Flay presentations,
                                                            in our community. (5 years                                                                                                              held on the ADI Viking Stage, range from
                                                                                                                                                  The Incredible Food Show is highlighted by        $35 – $75* and include admission to the
                                                            as a Broadway Live sponsor)                                                           two presentations featuring Chef Bobby Flay,
                                                            Toyota Motor Manufacturing,                                                                                                             food show exhibit halls. General admission
                                                                                                                                                  author and show host of Food Network’s            includes cooking demonstrations, food
                                                            Kentucky is one of our                                                                Throwdown and Boy Meets Grill and one
                                                            state’s  largest    employers.                                                                                                          and entertainment-related presentations
                                                                                                                                                  of the featured chefs on the Food Network’s       and product sampling on the exhibit
                                                            Toyota strives to be a good                                                           Iron Chef. Catch one or both presentations
                                                           corporate citizen and an active                                                                                                          floor. For more information, visit
                                                                                                                                                  in Rupp Arena at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. or call (859)
                                                       community member through                                                                   on Saturday.
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP is a regional         contributions, sponsorships in the areas                                                                                                          233-3535 for tickets.
law firm with offices in five states. Their       of education, environment, arts & culture,      will reflect on the vital support offered by    “I am thrilled that Chef Bobby Flay is            *$75 Premium Seat ticket includes
attorneys are known for more than their           civic organizations and Health and human        our family of esteemed partners. Sponsors,      coming back to Kentucky for The Incredible        autographed copy of Bobby Flay's Mesa
legal skills, but also for civic and community    services. (sponsoring Broadway Live since       subscribers, and the Opera House Fund           Food Show,” Agriculture Commissioner              Grill Cookbook: Explosive Flavors from the
leadership. The law offices are sponsors of the   2005)                                           provide a foundation for Broadway Live          Richie Farmer said. “We will have one of the      Southwestern Kitchen.                                                 Chef Bobby Flay
Valentine weekend engagement of Camelot,          Sponsorship for Broadway Live is available in   as strong as the century-old foundation of
February 12-14. (10 years as a Broadway                                                           our historic facility. You are the stones and
Live sponsor)
                                                  many forms and at many levels. In addition
                                                                                                  mortar that will sustain and support the
                                                                                                                                                     Renovation Continues at Sts. Peter & Paul School
                                                  to the show sponsors, our programming
April 9-11 are the dates for our presentation     is also supported by contributions from:        arts through these difficult times. You are     There is a lot of activity happening on Saunier   technologies such as ground-source heating        large open area at the rear of the addition
of the Tony-Award winner, Avenue Q. This          Ferguson Enterprises, Corman Marketplace,       the champions of arts programming at the        Avenue, right next door to the Opera House.       and cooling (geothermal).                         will be the new gymnasium. Steel is being
tongue-in-cheek adult satire will be sponsored    Lexington Furniture, and Incredipet. We         Lexington Opera House.                          St. Peter & Paul School, built in 1913, is                                                          erected to support the next two floors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Construction in an urban area presents
by Clark Distributing and Coors Light. In         hope you’ll let these partners know that                                                        currently undergoing critical renovations         its challenges. Before construction could         Next, the structural steel for the addition
addition to supporting programming at the         you recognize their names and appreciate                                                        and new construction. The new facility            begin, the contractor had to relocate all of      and floor slabs will go up, and at that point
                                                                                                                                                  will include a renovated theater, a full size     the electric service on Saunier Avenue due        the full magnitude of the building will be
                                                                                                                                                  gymnasium with walking track, a state of the      to the school’s proximity to the existing         much more evident. Projected completion
                                                                                                                                                  art science lab, new library and computer lab     electric lines. This included relocating lines    date for the school is April, 2010. The final
                                                                                                                                                  and an entire wing devoted to the arts. Great     serving the Opera House, Milward’s funeral        product will be a space that will serve many
                                                                                                                                                  care has been taken to preserve the history       home and other nearby businesses. All of the      generations to come.
                                                                                                                                                  of the old school and merge it aesthetically      electric lines have been located underground.
                                                                                                                                                  with the new addition. When completed
                                                                                                                                                  the school will be 61,120 square feet. The        When you visit the site in person, or see          Lexington Center Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the progress on the school’s website at            430 West Vine Street
                                                                                                                                                  building has been designed with the latest
                                                                                                                                                                                          , note a              Lexington, Kentucky 40507
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (859) 233-4567
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Chief Executive Officer - William Owen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Opera House Program Director - Luanne Franklin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Operations Manager - Tom Habermann
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Marketing Director - Sheila Kenny
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Graphic Designer - Matt Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Box Office Manager - Jeff Bojanowski
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Group Sales - Jana Curd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Technical Services - Bob Stoops
   Photos from the 2009 – 2010 Broadway Live Announcement Event                                                                                                                                                                                        House Manager - Paul Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Construction on Saunier Avenue  

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