Arts & Culture

Have a ‘Grand Night at Home’ With UK Opera, KET

Alicia Helm-McCorvey and Everett McCorvey kick off "Grand Night at Home" with "Stranger In Paradise" from "Kismet."

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 18, 2020) With live large-scale indoor musical theatre performances not on the horizon for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Kentucky Opera Theatre had to cancel its 28th production of its popular musical revue, “It’s a Grand Night for Singing!” But it does not mean you have to completely miss out on this cherished Central Kentucky summer arts tradition.

“The excitement of the cast, crew and our beloved audience makes June one of our favorite times of the year. While we are not able to be together in person this year, we're so excited to share with you ‘Grand Night at Home,’” said Everett McCorvey, director of UK Opera Theatre.

While “Grand Night” looks very different this year, several of the audience’s favorite cast and crew from over the years have come together to bring a little “Grand Night” magic to viewer’s homes. In addition, KET (Kentucky Educational Television) will rebroadcast the 25th anniversary production of the show this weekend.

Tune in to UK Opera Theatre’s YouTube channel for “Grand Night at Home” videos featuring messages from "Grand Night" all-stars, as well as favorite show clips, and see cast and crew reflect on fond memories from the past 27 years of "Grand Night." You can watch “Grand Night at Home” videos on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/UKOperaTheatre.

And pencil in an evening of Broadway and Top 40 hits while staying healthy at home watching one of three broadcasts of the Emmy Award-winning 2017 performance of “It’s a Grand Night for Singing!” The 25th anniversary production will re-air:

  • 9 p.m. Saturday, June 20, on KET;
  • 6 p.m. Sunday, June 21, on KET2; and
  • 2 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, on KET.

UK Opera Theatre is part of the School of Music at the UK College of Fine Arts. The school 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.

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UK Opera Theatre launches series of videos with favorite cast and crew as part of "Grand Night at Home."

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