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Electronic Field Trip to the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts


This documentary takes students on a tour of Kentucky’s largest performing arts space to meet some of the artists and technicians who create professional theater and musical events. The Kentucky Center, located on the riverfront in Louisville, houses several different theaters and is the home base of several professional arts organizations. During the field trip, students follow one production—a touring Broadway show—from initial planning to the excitement of opening night. KET’s cameras go behind the curtains to talk with actors, dancers, and musicians as they prepare to go on stage; learn about the many and varied career possibilities in the performing arts; watch as the stage is readied for a large-scale theater production; and learn about innovative ways to make performances accessible to the visually and aurally impaired.

Suggested Uses:

  • Show as part of a vocational studies exploration of careers in the arts.
  • Show before or after a field trip to a professional performance.

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About Electronic Field Trip to the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts:


600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 (859) 258-7000 (800) 432-0951