The bluegrass Opera

A 21st-Century Performing Arts Company

our 2017-2018 Season

november 3-5, 2017: daisy's duffel bag

We open our tenth season with the world premiere of Daisy's Duffel Bag, a one-act musical based on an original script. It's a family-friendly story about an unexpected friendship that leads 16-year-old Carly on a journey of discovery, as she works to unravel her friend's mysterious past. What truths will Carly uncover about her friend, and about herself?

Daisy's Duffel Bag will be presented at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center (141 E. Main St.):

Conventional Performances Friday & Saturday 11/3 & 11/4, 7:30 p.m.
Sensory-Friendly** Performances Saturday and Sunday 11/4 and 11/5, 2 p.m.

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**Our Sensory-Friendly performances are designed to offer a safe and welcoming experience for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Epilepsy, and other sensory sensitivities. We are proud to offer Lexington's first Sensory-Friendly live theater performances (and the first in Kentucky to be specifically Epilepsy-friendly)! Click here to learn more about what makes our performances Sensory-Friendly!

LexArts has provided funding support for Just So through its Fund for the Arts.

March & APRIL 2018: king of glory

King of Glory is an uplifting oratorio that tells the story of the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ using lush, colorful harmonies and melodies that will stick with listeners long after the performance ends! The work includes text from both the Old and New Testaments, and weaves together a variety of musical styles, from classical choral to contemporary song. In every case, the music brings the Word to life in a vivid, visceral way that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats! The work was premiered in 2014, and audiences have been raving about it ever since. Imagine Handel's "Messiah," but for today's church-goers -- and it features some of the most talented and versatile singers in central Kentucky!

All performances will be FREE to the public! If you're moved by the piece, donations will be gratefully accepted, but there is no charge for admission. We can't wait to see you there! Want to find out what the buzz is about? The original cast album is available at, as well as here on our own website! Interested in hosting a performance at your church? Contact us and let's make it happen!

May 11-13, 2018: Early stages: A series for new works

Started in 2016, "Early Stages" is a series of energy-packed staged readings that offers talented writers and composers a chance to see their work on its feet for the first time and to receive feedback from our audience and our performers. Stay tuned for details about this season's featured works!

Early Stages will be presented at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center:

Friday, 5/11 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 5/12 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 5/13 – 2:00 p.m.

Also coming up: bgo cabaret nights - A series of piano bar evenings

Our Artistic Director (and resident piano bar entertainer!) Dr. Lorne Dechtenberg will tickle the ivories, while our favorite singer-actors step up to the microphone for an evening of musical fun. Come eat, drink, laugh, and sing along as we share some of our favorite tunes from Broadway's past and present! Watch our Facebook page for more detail on dates and times!