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    Performances At SummerFest and The Lexington Children's Theatre

    Designed to keep Shakespeare and outdoor theatre alive and well in Lexington, the Kentucky Classical Theatre Conservatory and SummerFest represent a collaboration of civic, cultural, and educational leaders. In conjunction with the University of Kentucky, KCTC extends opportunities for young artists to study at the conservatory, an intensive summer immersion program with a activities and curriculum covering the full spectrum of theatre practice and study.

    SummerFest continues the tradition of outdoor theatre at the Arboretum and provides a venue for conservatory students to act alongside some of Lexington's most beloved artists. Students will have opportunities to learn and coach roles from various musical theater productions and to work with talented professionals who will challenge and inspire them.

    For families and children of all ages take a break and head to the Lexington Children's Theatre. This is one of the oldest, continuously operating theatres for young people in the country. Founded in 1938, Lexington Children's Theatre LCT is a fully professional, non-profit organization dedicated to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of young people. Unless otherwise indicated, All shows are performed on LCT's Main Stage located at 418 W. Short Street, Lexington, KY.

    While in Lexington you'll discover the city offers a charming blend of big-city amenities and small-town friendliness. Stroll through the city and you'll find beautiful historic office buildings, churches, and homes; many of Lexington's finest restaurants, specialty shops and galleries. Plus, many major performance and sports arenas are within easy and safe walking distance to accommodations.

    One of the best ways to tour the historic downtown area is by horse-drawn carriage. The Lexington Livery Company offers half-hour tours nightly, weather permitting. Call 259-0000 for reservations or catch a carriage at the corner of Broadway and Vine after 7:30 p.m.

    By Leroy Worley

    Getting There:

    To plan you visit to the Lexington Children's Theatre call 1-800-928-4545 or visit http://www.lctonstage.org for tickets and schedules of performances.