Pioneer Playhouse, Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theatre, will end its regular play season with Kosher Lutherans, a modern comedy that playwright William Missouri Downs says was inspired by one word: happiness. “Many years ago, I was looking up a name in the phone book and saw the word ‘Happiness’ and a phone number beside it,” explains [...]
Eben Henson (drummer for Powerplay and Blue Groove Jazz) will be performing with Dane Sadler (member of Big Sugg's band) on Saturday, June 17. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music at 9 p.m. $10 cover.
Pioneer Playhouse, Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theatre, located in Danville, will close out its 73rd season under the stars with a weekend of live music that’s sure to appeal to everyone. On Friday, August 19 the locally grown group Powerplay will hit the stage for a free concert benefitting the historic theatre. “Powerplay started right here in Danville [...]
In 1950, Pioneer Playhouse debuted its first season at Danville’s Darnell State Hospital, now Northpoint Prison. On June 10, 2022, Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theater opens its 73rd season with “Dracula Bites,” a kooky spin on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. More than seven decades of history have been written on the page and the stage of this [...]
Time for a detour in Danville. On Wednesday, May 4 at 6 p.m., you can join in the Blue Grass Trust’s detour of the Pioneer Playhouse, founded in 1950 by Colonel Eben C. Henson. It is Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theatre and one of the oldest continuously operating summer stock theatres in the United States where [...]