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2013 - 2014 SEASON

Subscription Packages


A MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SKyPAC’s 2013-2014 Season continues to take our patrons “Beyond Expectations.” As the houselights go dim, you and your seatmates are transported to new worlds and experiences through great entertainment. Each season SKyPAC presents more performances, more variety, and continues to go beyond expectations. This season is no different. Please join us. I especially look forward to the 2013-2014 expanded Broadway Series. The coming season offers five musical favorites: the acclaimed Johnny Cash musical Ring of Fire; the Best Musical of 2010, Memphis; the 2013 Tony Nominated hit Bring It On; the new rip roaring Eighties tinged Rock of Ages; and rounding out the year, after two successful years on Broadway, The Addams Family based on the bizarre and beloved characters created by Charles Addams. There is no better time to become a series ticket holder. Our season, for the first time, includes TWO performances of each Broadway show, so if you order your tickets soon you can be assured of great seats. And the Director’s Series adds additional value with five exciting and varied productions.

Remember, series subscribers receive exclusive benefits such as discounted ticket prices, no exchange fees, and a payment plan option. In addition to these great benefits, subscribers have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets and make exchanges prior to shows going on sale to the public. We are especially grateful to our members whose generous support allows SKyPAC to provide these performances and outstanding education opportunities so everyone can enjoy the arts. Information about how you can become a SKyPAC member in support of all these programs can be found inside this brochure. Join me, please, as SKyPAC continues to exceed your expectations. Sincerely,

Tom Tomlinson Executive Director and CEO

ARTS EDUCATION We offer a wide-ranging program of arts and education events, performances, attractions, classes and in-school activities all designed to achieve SKyPAC’s vision of creating a better community. Our vision, that over time K-12 students in the region will achieve higher graduation rates and college entrance exam scores than before SKyPAC opened, is the key focus of our education program. SKyPAC’s diverse offerings have the power to inform, enlighten and entertain all area citizens, encouraging them to remain in the area while providing a higher quality of life for their families. 3

Top photo: W.R. McNeill Elementary School Mural Project sponsored by Katherine Sikora & family. Above photo: Student participating in a Community Day workshop.

For more information about educational opportunities visit:

GALLERIES & VISUAL ART PROGRAMS SKyPAC’s visual art program curates and presents the work of emerging and established artists from the local area, region and nation. SKyPAC Galleries create activities and text materials in support of each exhibition, and in particular strives to provide an environment dedicated to inspire and exchange ideas furthering SKyPAC’s vision to inform, entertain and educate. Focusing on contemporary art exhibitions and educational programs, the SKyPAC Main Gallery provides patrons access to local, regional and national artists. The SKyPAC Children's Gallery works collaboratively with other organizations in the BRADD community to provide a venue for children’s creativity. Offering an exhibition schedule promoting pride and fostering self-esteem, the Children's Gallery presents a broad range of artistic expressions. The Houchens and Mezzanine Galleries at the Capitol Arts Center are part of the SKyPAC Galleries. Located on Bowling Green’s Fountain Square, the Houchens and Mezzanine Galleries represent a select group of emerging artists and educators working in a variety of media. To learn more about the SKyPAC Galleries, exhibition opportunities or schedule a tour, contact our Gallery Assistant, Megan Federico at 270-904-5019.

CONSIDER A GIFT TO SKyPAC Making a gift to the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center is an honored act of service to the community, demonstrating the value you place on the performing arts – for all the ways they inspire us, make us laugh, and provide a mirror to our lives. We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of individuals like you, and value your role in making SKyPAC a success.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Donors who make an annual gift of $100 or more will become members and receive an array of benefits, while ensuring the dream remains a reality. These benefits include: • Advance notice of upcoming performances • Pre-sale ticket opportunities • Priority seating for new subscriptions • Special invitations to pre-event gatherings “My dream, as a mother and educator, is for the world to be accessible to all children. SKyPAC brings the world to my child, one show at a time. To be given entrance into the cultures, imaginations and souls of artists, authors and performers is a gift that will delight our children now and later as the adults who are carved from the experiences the arts afford them.” – Sara Jones 5

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP Corporate donors who share a commitment to vibrant, best-in-class performing arts and dynamic educational and outreach programs should consider a sponsorship opportunity. SKyPAC offers benefits designed to add value to donors and to help achieve specific objectives through sponsorship: • High visibility to a distinctive audience • Custom designed benefits package • Unparalleled hospitality for unique client entertainment and appreciation For more information about sponsorship please call Jessica Yonts at 270-904-7005.

YOUR GIFT MEANS SO MUCH Your tax-deductible gift allows us to offer engaging performances, expand programs for youth, and continue to provide inclusive cultrual arts experiences. Donations fund wonderful education and outreach projects: • Our four galleries, which are free and open to the public • Programming for students with in-school artist residencies and school day performances • Our Youth Theater Program

Why Donate? We encourage your participation so the Promise of SKyPAC continues to be a reality for our community. SKyPAC, a non-profit organization, operates with only a portion of its income earned through ticket sales, facility rental, use fees and concessions. However, as is the case in similar civic endeavors, a portion of SKyPAC’s income must be contributed by members of the community like you. We are deeply grateful for the individuals, corporations and foundations who have invested in SKyPAC!

To create your meaningful tax-deductible gift, contact our Development Director, Laura Holderfield at 270-904-5004.




SEPTEMBER 20 - 21, 2013  7:30PM From the opening moment of the show, you are immediately drawn into the spirit of Johnny Cash’s homespun, gritty and inspiring music. Although Cash is never impersonated, Ring of Fire’s train ride takes us on a musical journey through the life, times and tunes of the legend that is ... JOHNNY CASH. “RING OF FIRE, is simply put, two hours of great country music and a loving tribute to the man who wrote and performed some of the best that’s ever been recorded. It is the music of Johnny Cash, and for Man In Black fans, it doesn’t get better than that.” - Steven Stanley,







JANUARY 29 - 30, 2014  7:30PM Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL, inspired by the Bring It On film, takes you on a high-flying journey through friendship, forgiveness and determination. BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. With a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts, this all new story is sure to be everything you hoped for and nothing like you expected. The New York Times calls it, “Impossible to resist!” Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL features an original story by Tony® Award winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), music by Pulitzer and Tony Award- winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) and music supervision by Tony® and Grammy® Award winner Alex Lacamoire (In The Heights). The production is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights). JUST NOMINATED FOR TWO TONY® AWARDS; BEST MUSICAL AND BEST CHOREOGRAPHER FOR 2013!




February 24 - 25 , 2014  7:30PM The worldwide party musical ROCK OF AGES features a mix of 28 rockin’ 80’s tunes including DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’, WE BUILT THIS CITY, THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE, HERE I GO AGAIN, CAN’T FIGHT THIS FEELING and I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS. In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80’s. It’s five time 2009 Tony® nominee ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind blowing, face-melting hits of JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more. Don’t miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on! “Absurdly enjoyable! About as quilty as pleasures get! The siren call of those guitars and sing-along choruses is impossible to resist.” – The New York Times “If you liked MAMMA MIA! you’ll love ROCK OF AGES.” – Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star AGE APPROPRIATENESS: Some of the costumes, dancing and

language might not be appropriate for kids under the age of 14.




MAY 10, 2014  2:00PM & 7:30PM THE ADDAMS FAMILY is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. “A visually satisfying, rib-tickling, lunatic musical that will entertain you to death!” according to Toronto Post City, This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marchall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Oliver Award-winning costume and set designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter), with direction by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks.



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013  7:30PM The thing that makes any entertainer successful is the ability to connect with an audience. It’s the quality of sharing the humor in everyday situations that has made Bill Engvall one of the top comedians today and among the busiest. Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which have sold more than 9 million units and are some of the most watched movies and special in Comedy Central history. Get ready for loads of “Here’s your Sign” stories as he performs his family-friendly show on the SKyPAC Stage.



MARK TWAIN TONIGHT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013  7:30PM SKyPAC welcomes the acclaimed actor Hal Holbrook in his Tony Award winning production Mark Twain Tonight. This one man show is always fresh with material gleaned from Mark Twain writings and reveals Hal Holbrook’s rare ability to portray both the wit and wisdom of this country’s finest author.



SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2014 ď‚&#x; 7:30PM Representing the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago, the Golden Dragon Acrobats are recognized here and abroad as the premiere acrobatic touring company. With their newest production, Cirque Ziva, world renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques to present a show of spellbinding artistry.


DIRECTOR’S FLEX FOUR The Church Basement Ladies SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014  7:30PM

The Church Basement Ladies series of Musical Comedies is back with the fourth installment, A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR BASEMENT. The Church Basement Ladies are once again required to face change head-on. Against the changing tide, these pillars of the church stand strong in their faith and in their friendships with more crazy antics, more great new songs and more lessons reluctantly learned. Audiences from coast to coast have fallen in love with these residents of the church basement, and all agree that each new installment gets better and better. What’s more, you do not have to have seen past installments in order to know what’s going on. As the St. Paul Pioneer Press says, “The genius in the writing of Church Basement Ladies is that familiarity with previous incarnations is optional.”


SAN JOSE TAIKO FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014 ď‚&#x; 7:30PM San Jose Taiko has become a world-class ensemble, performing extensively both nationally and internationally, reaching more than 100,000 audience members each year. By studying with masters of other traditions and cultures, the musicians of San Jose Taiko have broadened and embellished this historical art form into a style that joins the traditional rhythms of Japanese drumming with the beat of world rhythms, including African, Balinese, Brazilian, Latin and jazz. With a deep respect for cultural traditions, San Jose Taiko is dedicated to the advancement of taiko through innovative performances and outstanding educational programs, while maintaining strong ties with its community. 21






Groups of 15 of more are eligible for a 10% - 15% discount depending on the performance. For more information contact our Group Tickets Coordinator, Erin Biggers, at 270-904-7010. Group discounts may not be combined with other discounts.

SKyPAC is equipped with an infrared assistive listening system and hearing devices are available (free-of-charge) for all SKyPAC performances.

SKyPAC offers convenient valet parking for our patrons starting one hour before curtain time. Valet pickup after the show is available at both the front entrance of SKyPAC and the back exit of the Main Hall for your convenience.

STUDENT DISCOUNT Rush tickets for certain events presented by SKyPAC will be available all day on the day of the show for students that provide a valid Student ID at the ticket office. Offer based on ticket availablity.

REFUNDS There are no refunds, however, tickets may be returned to the ticket office as a tax-deductible contribution.

ACCESSIBILITY SKyPAC is committed to making our facility, performances, events and services accessible to everyone. For information please call 270-904-5000 or e-mail us at

SEASON TICKETS Your season subscription tickets will be mailed out starting in early August 2013.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? Contact the Ticket Office 270.904.1880 or Toll Free 855.SKyPAC2 Monday - Friday 11:00AM - 6:00PM (CST)

Programs, artists, and prices are subject to change. All ticket purchases are final. Tickets may be returned prior to the event as a taxdeductible contribution. PHOTO CREDITS P1-2, P4, P6, P23-26 by Tom Kessler; P2 by Karen Hume; P5 Mural photo by Andee Rudloff; P5 Student working by Alison Houk; P23 by Kelly Lee Flora; P24 by Clinton Lewis

Valet parking packages for both the Broadway and Director's subscriptions are available for purchase; please see order form for more information.

PARKING STRUCTURE $5 The parking sturcture is located at the corner of 7th Avenue and College Street. Parking structure packages for both the Broadway and Director's subscriptions are available for purchase; please see order form for more information.

GET A GROUP AND GO! Gather a group of your friends together and plan your next party, business event, club outing, alumni gathering or family reunion with SKyPAC. For groups of 15 or more, SKyPAC offers discounts up to 15% on selected shows. Plus, consider planning a pre-show gathering. Our experienced and friendly staff can assist you in everything involved in planning your pre-show event in our studio or rehearsal rooms. Contact us when you want to experience great theater with a great group – YOURS! Please be sure to book your group early as many of our most popular dates sell out quickly. Specific prices vary depending on the performance, and desired seating. Contact Group Tickets Coordinator, Erin Biggers at 270-904-7010 today to arrange your group outing. 23

SKyPAC RENTALS Functioning primarily as a home for live stage events presented by SKyPAC and local, regional and national users, SKyPAC is also used as the perfect location to host community events such as weddings, galas, fundraisers, conferences, workshops, receptions, school functions, and other activities. SKyPAC also operates the Capitol Arts Center on Fountain Square. Call us about renting Bowling Green’s historic, iconic theater.

The perfect location for your event may include: • Laura G. Turner Charitable Foundation Lobby • SKyPAC Main Hall & Stage • The Carol Wedge Studio Theater • Rehearsal Rooms One & Two • SKyPAC Lounge (Members Only) All facility rentals are managed by our Booking & Events Group. For more information and availability contact Hannah Turner, Rental Sales Manager at 270-904-5008.

SEASON SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS When you become a subscriber you receive benefits and services not available to single ticket buyers.  Get the best seats now  Save 10% OFF package prices  Same-seats guaranteed when you subscribe  First chance to renew or upgrade your seats  FREE ticket replacement when lost or forgotten  No exchange fees

SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Tell your friends, family and colleagues to subscribe too! You may even be able to be seated next to them, just ask us!




CLICK Order forms are available online for download at

CALL Monday - Friday 11:00AM - 6:00PM (CST) 270.904.1880 855.SKyPAC2 (855-759-7292) Toll Free

FAX 270-904-0842 MAIL SKyPAC Ticket Office P.O. Box 748 Bowling Green, KY 42102-0748 VISIT The Ticket Office is located in the Laura G. Turner Charitable Foundation Lobby. Patrons may park in the public parking lot located at Circus Square directly across from SKyPAC, or in the parking structure at the corner of 7th Avenue and College Street.


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SKyPAC’s 2013-2014 Season continues to take our patrons “Beyond Expectations.” As the houselights go dim, you and your seatmates are transp...