Assemble 30+ actors, 25+ technicians, 25 staff members, compelling plays and musicals, wonderful sponsors, 5,000+ enthusiastic audience members, and you will have an idea of the magnitude and degree of pure fun that invades the Moondance Amphitheater each July. This wonderful creature is SUMMERFEST.
SummerFest is Lexington’s only vital and compelling Outdoor Summer Theatre experience. It began over 30 years ago as The Lexington Shakespeare Festival, and in 2007, under a new Board of Directors and staff, became SummerFest, one of the region’s oldest continually operating Summer Theatre experiences. We have seen two and three generations of many families out under the stars, enjoying a picnic basket, perhaps a little wine, and some of the best theatre that this area has to offer.
Over the years SummerFest has presented many of William Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies. Beginning about ten or so years ago, SummerFest also became a presenter of musicals. RENT, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, A CHORUS LINE to name a few, have all shared their special worlds with our audiences. We believe that each summer we present a variety of shows that will surely please all tastes, and the quality is such that our audiences will discover that they cannot stay away.
This summer we are extremely proud to present the Broadway smash hit and Tony Award winning musical, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, and William Shakespeare’s hilarious classic, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. Our 2015 SummerFest Season promises to be a summer full of laughs!
We at SummerFest know that all of you will thrill to this compelling outdoor, live theatre experience and will surely want to mark your calendars so as not to miss next year’s SummerFest. Please enjoy the summer with us!