September at the Badgett Playhouse Grand Rivers

TunaVegasHere is what’s happening at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers, KY, in September. Please call to confirm before you travel. All shows are reserve seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223 and book your tickets today. Please note: The theater does not have shows on the weekend of September 5 and 6, 2014. They are spending that weekend getting ready for all the superb show they have planned for the fall season!

Tuna Does Vegas
Friday nights, September 12, and 19
7:00 PM
Tuna Does Vegas, the hilarious new installment from the legendary Greater Tuna creative team! Tuna Does Vegas re-unites the lovable and eccentric characters from the ‘third smallest town in Texas’ as they take a rambling romp in Sin City!

Smoke on the Mountain
Matinees on September 13 and 20
2:00 PM
The year is 1938. It’s Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, NC, and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders Family Singers to provide an upliftin’ evening of singin’ and witnessin’. The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join in the rollicking good time. More than two dozen songs, many of them vintage pop hymns, and hilarious stories from the more or less devout Sanders provide a richly entertaining evening.

The Southern Gospel Show
Saturday September 13
7:00 PM
Join the Badgett Playhouse for these special Gospel Shows where the soaring vocals and talented musicians will have you singing along to your favorite gospel songs and hymns. Reserve seating.

The 3 Seasons
Saturday Nights, September 20, and 27
7:00 PM
A musical comedy that celebrates three very different “seasons” in the journey of love: From young love to married life to the twilight years of romance.

Civil War Letters

Friday, September 26
7:00 PM
Relive one of the darkest periods of our nation’s history through actual letters from both sides of the conflict, along with authentic music from the era.

Big Band Show
Saturday, September 27
2:00PM
The Big Band Show features all of the classic sounds from the late thirties through the early fifties. A live band and five singers will perform the hits of Glen Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and the Ink Spots.

July 2014 at the Badgett Playhouse Grand Rivers

70s_Infopage03022014Here is what’s happening at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers, KY, in July. Please call to confirm before you travel. All shows are reserve seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223 and book your tickets today.

Red, White & Tuna
Thursday Nights, July 3 & 10
7:00PM
TUNA TICKET SPECIAL: BUY ONE-GET ONE FREE
The third installment in the Tuna trilogy takes the audience through a satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas’ third smallest town. Along with Tuna’s favorites, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. This sets the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun!

The Fabulous 50s Show
Saturday Matinees, July 5, 19, & 26
2:00PM
Saturday Night, July 12
7:00PM
Take a stroll down memory lane through a time that brought us Doo-Wop, Elvis, Car Hops and the Twist. This nostalgic look back takes us from an after school trip to the diner all the way to the prom. Audience participation is a must…we wanna see you dance!

The 70′s Show
Saturday Nights, July 5, 19 & 26
7:00PM
Saturday Matinee, July 12
2:00PM
Remember when music was fun?!
A two-hour tribute to Disco, Rock & Roll, Singer-songwriters of the 1970s and a whole lot more!

The Southern Gospel Show
Sunday Matinees, July 6, 13, 20 & 27
2:00PM
Join the Badgett Playhouse for these special afternoon Gospel Shows where the soaring vocals and talented musicians will have you singing along to your favorite gospel songs and hymns.

The Super 60s Show
Friday nights, July 11 & 18
7:00PM
Walk down memory lane through a wide-ranging musical decade that defined a generation. Two hour live music show with a professional cast of singers, dancers, and musicians.

Pickin’ & Grinnin”
Thursday nights, July 17, 24, & 31
7:00PM
Join us for a tribute to all those great country-themed variety shows! Featuring classic country hits, comedy sketches, a five-piece band and three singers performing the hits of such artists as Buck Owens, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, George Strait, Merle Haggard, and Johnny Cash.

The Outlaws of Country Music
Saturday, July 25
2:00PM & 7:00PM
In this sequel to “The Sweethearts of Country Music”, we celebrate the other side of country…the Outlaws. With tributes to famous “bad boys” such as Waylon, Willie and Johnny, we follow three young ladies on their different paths to success in Nashville as they relive the “Outlaws” in their lives and the music that made these kind of men famous. The show culminates in one final showcase where the “Outlaws” and the “Sweethearts” join together for one last shot at fame and fortune.

Find the complete Badgett Playhouse 2014 schedule online at www.grandriversvariety.com.

Find the complete Grand Rivers, KY Events Calendar online at www.grandrivers.org.

June 2014 at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers, KY

Super 60 ShowHere is what’s happening at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers, KY, in June. Please call to confirm before you travel. All shows are reserve seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223 and book your tickets today.

The Sweethearts of Country Music
Friday Nights, June 6, 13, & 20
7:00 PM
Plus Matinees on June 13 & 28
2:00PM
A Tribute To The Legendary Ladies Of Nashville!
Join three very different ladies as they pursue one common goal… the elusive dream of fame and fortune on Music Row in Nashville. Along the way, these “Sweethearts” pay tribute to the ladies of country music that have gone on before them; Dolly, Loretta, Tammy and many, many more.

The Fabulous 50′s Show
Saturday Matinees on June 7, 14, & 21
2:00 PM
Plus Two Shows on Friday, June 27
2:00 PM & 7:00PM
Take a stroll down memory lane through a time that brought us Doo-Wop, Elvis, Car Hops and the Twist. Grease your hair back or throw on a poodle skirt and rollerskate on down to the theater for a fabulous time! This nostalgic look back takes us from an after school trip to the diner all the way to the prom. Audience participation is a must…we wanna see you dance!

The Super 60′s Show
Saturday Nights in June
7:00 PM
Walk down memory lane through a wide-ranging musical decade that defined a generation. Two hour live music show with a professional cast of singers, dancers, and musicians.

Red, White & Tuna
Thursday nights, June 12, 19 & 26
7:00 PM
The third installment in the Tuna trilogy takes the audience through another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the citizens of Texas’ third smallest town. Along with Tuna’s perennial favorites, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. This sets the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun!

The Southern Gospel Show

Matinees on June 12 & 29
2:00 PM
Join the Badgett Playhouse for these special Gospel Shows where the soaring vocals and talented musicians will have you singing along to your favorite gospel songs and hymns.

Find the complete schedule of events online at www.grandriversvariety.com

Join Grand Rivers for a Free Stanley Walker Day Concert

SIn honor of Grand Rivers native and musical talent Stanley Walker, May 17, 2014, will be celebrated with a concert by Stanley and friends at the Badgett Playhouse. The concert is free, but donations will be collected for Kosair Charities. Concert time is 1:00 p.m. Join us in Grand Rivers for an afternoon of live music by Stanley Walker and friends.

Stanley Walker
Stanley was born in Grand Rivers and started playing guitar when he was only five years old. Growing up, he listened to the Grand Ole Opry and dreamed of being there. In 1969, his dream came true when he played behind Jean Shepard. Stanley’s sound is different from any other guitarist because he tunes his guitar to straight E rather than natural tuning. His early playing resembled single string Ernest Tubb songs.

Stanley played lead guitar for Ray Smith and the Rock and Roll Boys from 1956 to 1969. With rockabilly enthusiasts, Ray is revered for his five singles released on Sun Records. Stanley played on all of Smith’s songs cut at Sun.

Stanley’s career highlights also included appearances on Hee Haw, solo recordings, and backing artists including Roy Clark, Lefty Frizzell, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Stanley has produced four country albums and was recognized in Billboard Magazine for the singles, ‘Old Easy Loving & He Ain’t Easy Anymore. Stanley was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2008.

Stanley spent 9 months in Kosair Hospital in 1948. He credits Kosair with saving his life as a child.

Kosair Charities
Since their founding in 1923, Kosair Charities has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of children by providing the highest quality health care for those who have nowhere else to turn. Through support from generous donors, children who have no other source of help receive the medical attention they desperately need and deserve. The true impact of Kosair Charities is seen in the innocent young lives that have been changes.

Join Us Saturday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers. Call 888-493-0152 for more information

May 2014 at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers

Publication1Here is what’s happening at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers, KY, in May. Please call to confirm before you travel. All shows are reserve seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223 and book your tickets today.

Variety! Music, Memories & More
Friday Nights, May 2, 9, & 16
7:00PM
“Variety! Music, Memories & More” is Western Kentucky’s newest entertainment attraction! Located in scenic Grand Rivers, KY, this Branson-style family show features a dynamic cast of professional singers, dancers and musicians!

The Southern Gospel Show
Saturday Nights, May 3 & 10
7:00pm
Matinee Saturday, May 24
2:00pm
Join the Badgett Playhouse for these special Gospel Shows where the soaring vocals and talented musicians will have you singing along to your favorite gospel songs and hymns.

Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming
Matinee Saturday, May 10
2:00pm
In Part 3 of the ‘Smoke’ trilogy, the Sanders Family are back together again! It’s 1945, the war is over and America’s years of prosperity are just beginning. Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe has been called to preach in Texas, and is preparing to ride into the sunset with his wife June. Join the Sanders Family as they send Mervin and June off in style, with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five toe-tapping Bluegrass Gospel favorites.

The Fabulous 50s Show
Saturday Nights, May 17 & 24
7:00pm
Take a stroll down memory lane through a time that brought us Doo-Wop, Elvis, Car Hops and the Twist. Grease your hair back or throw on a poodle skirt and rollerskate on down to the theater for a fabulous time! This nostalgic look back takes us from an after school trip to the diner all the way to the prom. Audience participation is a must…we wanna see you dance!

The Sweethearts of County Music
Friday Nights, May 23 & 30
7:00pm
A Tribute To The Legendary Ladies Of Nashville! Join three very different ladies as they pursue one common goal… the elusive dream of fame and fortune on Music Row in Nashville. Along the way, these “Sweethearts” pay tribute to the ladies of country music that have gone on before them; Dolly, Loretta, Tammy and many, many more.

The Super 60′s Show
Opening Saturday, May 31
7PM
Walk down memory lane through a wide-ranging musical decade that defined a generation!

Find the complete Badgett Playhouse schedule online at www.grandriversvariety.com. Find the complete Grand Rivers Calendar of Events online at www.grandrivers.org