Arts & Culture

Catch 'Grand Night' Before the Final Curtain Call

Hear what UK Opera Theatre Director Everett McCorvey and his cast have to say about "It's a Grand Night for Singing!" above.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 13, 2019) University of Kentucky Opera Theatre will take the stage again with its Emmy Award-winning musical revue "It's a Grand Night for Singing!" for the final three shows June 14-16, at Singletary Center for the Arts.

Executive producer Everett McCorvey has brought together a cast of more than 90 vocalists from the university and Central Kentucky for this prized summer arts production known for entertaining guests of all ages. With award-winning music from Broadway's "Hamilton" and feature films "A Star is Born" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" to beloved classics, there is something for audiences of all ages to enjoy.

Showtimes for the final performances of "Grand Night" are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 14-15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at Singletary Center.

This is a reserved seating performance in the Singletary Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $45-55 for general admission, $40-50 for seniors, and $15 for students with a valid student ID. To purchase tickets, contact the Singletary Center ticket office online at, by phone at 859-257-4929, or in person at the venue.

Valet parking will be available in the Singletary Center circle on Rose Street.

UK Opera Theatre is part of the School of Music at the UK College of Fine Arts. The school, currently celebrating its 100th anniversary, has garnered a national reputation for high-caliber education in opera, choral and instrumental music performance, as well as music education, music therapy, composition, and theory and music history.

photo of cast performing "Magic to Do" at "Grand Night" 2019
"Grand Night" opens with a performance of "Magic to Do" from "Pippin." Photo by Philip Groshong.

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