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The Center Theatre


Nov
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The Nutcracker by Kentucky Ballet Theatre

Somerset, KY
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT 2: $55.99
STUDENT 2: $45.99

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT 2 / STUDENT 2 Public Onsale: November 17, 2021 12:00 AM to November 30, 2021 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

“The Nutcracker” by Kentucky Ballet Theatre


 


Act I


 


It is Christmas Eve and we are at the home of Herr Stahlbaum.  He and his wife put the finishing touches to the tree and arrange the presents underneath.  Their two children, Clara and Fritz join them and the family awaits the arrival of their guests.  For there is to be a Christmas Party for close friends of the family, but most of all a party for the children.


 


The doors are opened and the visitors are welcomed into the Stahlbaum home.  The hosts gather everyone for the traditional lighting of the tree and gifts are given to the children.  The boys and girls divide themselves and dance with their new presents.  The parents take the dance floor and ensue a regal air to the party’s atmosphere.  Soon the children become restless and join the parents in their dancing, until all festivities come to an abrupt halt as Herr Drosylmeyer makes his entrance to the party.


 


The children scurry away in fright, and Drosylmeyer has to coax them with his magic, so the will not be frightened.  He entertains Clara and her friends with a Harlequin Doll and Fritz and the other boys with a Soldier Doll, both of which seem to come to life and dance for the children.  Then Drosylmeyer presents his gift of a Nutcracker to Clara.  Clara barely has it in her hands before Fritz tries to take it away.  The siblings struggle and the Nutcracker falls to the floor, broken.  Upset, Clara runs to her mother, who tries to console her daughter, while Drosylmeyer fixes the broken toy.  Once the Nutcracker is placed back into Clara’s arms the party resumes, and the evening comes to a close.  Tired children and their parents bid the Stahlbaum’s good night.  The party is over and Herr and Frau Stahlbaum send their children off to bed.  The Nutcracker is placed by the tree, the lights are dimmed and the house goes to sleep.


 


Clara wakes in the middle of the night and returns to the tree to find her Nutcracker.  The King of the Rats and his army taunt Clara, but her beloved Nutcracker and toy soldiers come to life and protect her.  A battle is fought and finally ends when Clara assists the Nutcracker in defeating the Rat King. Drosylmeyer transforms Clara into an enchanted princess and leads her to a magical forest where they are welcomed by the Snow Queen and her consort.  Swirling white snowflakes bring the act to a close as Clara continues her journey to the Land of Sweets.


 


Act II


 


Clara is received by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince.  An elaborate ceremony, including wonderful and exotic dances from the members of the court, are held in Clara’s honor for helping the Nutcracker defeat the rats.  The Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier crown the festivities with a Grand Pas de Deux.  The magical scene comes to a close as the characters bid Clara farewell, and drift offstage.  Clara is left alone with only memories of her wonderful adventure as she gazes dreamily at her toy Nutcracker.


 


$45.99 - $55.99
Dec
6 Mon
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James Gregory

Somerset, KY
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $55.00
RESERVE: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / RESERVE Public Onsale: September 30, 2021 1:59 PM to December 6, 2021 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

The James Gregory show turns the clock back to a time when life was simpler; to a better time, before the death of common sense; a time when people sat on the front porch and actually talked to each other without a cell phone in their ear.
James’ success, like his comedy, is the direct result of the values he grew up with. And now, twenty something years later, it is this unique brand of humor that packs the crowds into his sold-out shows. The absence of vulgarity sets James apart and his stories are carefully crafted art. “I have lived long enough to know people, know life”, Gregory reflects. “My comedy is based on my life experiences. It’s real, it’s funny and the audience loves it. That’s why I’m still in business.”  


For decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best. The trademark caricature is the essence of humorist James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch.


$35.00 - $55.00
Dec
18 Sat
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Derek St. Holmes

Somerset, KY
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 6:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
RESERVE: $23.50

TICKET SALE DATES
RESERVE Public Onsale: November 18, 2021 9:00 PM to December 18, 2021 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Detroit, Michigan may be known as The Motor City, but the area is as famous for music as it is for car engines! Eleven-year-old Derek St. Holmes was being influenced by the local music scene around the time he acquired his first guitar. As he honed his skills in his parent’s basement, he could not have fathomed that in a little more than a decade he would take the world of rock ‘n’ roll by storm. Motown was the sound of Detroit in the 1960s, but by the end of the decade, and into the ‘70s the area was a hotbed of hard rock that included The Stooges, The MC5, Bob Seger, Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes. Soon, that scene would also include Derek St. Holmes.

 It all began in 1974 when St. Holmes’ band Scott opened a gig for Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes. Nugent was making a name for himself around the Midwestern portion of the United States, but thus far had been unable to take his music to the next level. After seeing, and hearing, the young St. Holmes on stage, he knew what was missing and invited Derek to join his band. Derek brought a strong set of pipes, solid musicianship and songwriting skills to Nugent’s music, and in March of 1975 the world was introduced to him via Nugent’s self-titled debut album. While it was Nugent slinging down the guitar licks, it was Derek’s voice all over FM radio singing the soon to be classics “Stranglehold,” “Stormtroopin” and “Just What the Doctor Ordered.” In addition, Derek wrote, arranged and sang the classic tune “Hey Baby.” Derek quickly became regarded as one of the best voices on the international rock scene, all at the tender age of 22 years old. Nugent and St. Holmes continued their winning combination for three more iconic albums, Free for All in 1976, Cat Scratch Fever in 1977 and Double Live Gonzo in 1978. St. Holmes left the band and formed St. Paradise with ex-Nugent bassist Rob Grange in 1979, releasing one album. St. Paradise never took off as hoped, but the in-demand St. Holmes quickly teamed up with Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford to form Whitford/St. Holmes. In 1981, they released the album Whitford/St. Holmes, which was produced by the legendary Tom Allom (Judas Priest, Krokus, Def Leppard, Loverboy). The album was well received and remains a cult classic to this day. In 1984, St. Holmes lent his vocal skills to German guitarist Michael Schenker’s band, MSG, on the album Built to Destroy. Derek also continued his on again/off again relationship with Nugent in both the 1980s, and ‘90s, co-writing several songs on Ted’s comeback album Spirit of Wild in 1996. 
 
Derek is presently playing solo on a variety of Blues Tours and traveling with his own Band, The Derek St. Holmes Band and pleasing rock and roll fans throughout the US. Derek St. Holmes is a living testament to hard work and dedication. His voice remains as powerful as it was in 1974 when Nugent knew he had to snag him for his band. His guitar skills are equal to Nugent as well, a fact often overlooked due to his stellar vocals. St. Holmes’ abilities are surpassed only by his spirit and love of music.

The Center Theatre

2292 South Highway 27
Somerset, KY
United States
The Center Theatre