Arts & Culture

Emmy Award-winning 'Grand Night' Returns to Singletary Stage

See Executive Producer Everett McCorvey and some of this year's performers talk about "It's a Grand Night for Singing!" above.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 28, 2019)  University of Kentucky Opera Theatre will present the best from Billboard to Broadway in its Emmy Award-winning musical revue “It’s a Grand Night for Singing!” June 7-16, at Singletary Center for Arts.

Executive Producer Everett McCorvey will bring together again a company of more than 100 performers from the university and Central Kentucky in this beloved summer arts event known for entertaining guests of all ages. The 25th anniversary of "Grand Night" won the 2018 Ohio Valley Chapter Regional Emmy Awards in the Arts/Entertainment Program and the Audio Post Production categories.

The curtain will rise again for “Grand Night” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 7-8 and 14-15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9 and 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.

digital ad for 2019 "It's a Grand Night for Singing!"
"It's a Grand Night for Singing!" will run June 7-16, at Singletary Center for the Arts.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion two years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. The Chronicle of Higher Education judged us a “Great College to Work for,”  and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for three straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.