Danville’s legendary Pioneer Playhouse celebrates its 75th season of theatre under the stars in 2024 and the shows (and live music) have already been announced. Three plays and a giant Elvis extravaganza will be performed from June 7-Aug. 17 and tickets are on sale now. Patron/super passes are discounted and make a great Christmas gift. [...]
Tourism is big business in Danville and Boyle County, with 2022 economic impact figures recently released by the Kentucky Department of Tourism showing exactly how much of an impact visitors have on the community. While the numbers directly reflect tourism’s important role in the local economy, they also show the post-Covid growth that continues to [...]
For more than fifteen years, Pioneer Playhouse has been closing out its summer season with a special comedy weekend, and this year Lee Cruse is back to headline a night full of laughs. “It all started with my sister Holly Henson,” said Heather Henson, managing director and daughter of Pioneer Playhouse founder, Eben C. Henson. “Holly was a stand-up [...]
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 [...]
Pioneer Playhouse of Danville opens the second show of its 74th season, Farce of Nature, with a bang on Tuesday, July 4th. “It’s a little unusual starting on July 4th,” admits Heather Henson, managing director of the theatre her father, Col. Eben C. Henson, founded in 1950. “There will definitely be some fireworks in the background, but that’s [...]
Pioneer Playhouse of Danville will open for its 74th season under the stars on June 9 with the world premiere production of Blood Suede Shoes: A Sergeant Elvis Presley Murder Mystery, written by Robby Henson, artistic director of the historic theatre his father, Eben C. Henson, founded in 1950. Blood Suede Shoes: A Sergeant Elvis [...]
The Party Down for Jan Benefit will be held at Pioneer Playhouse on Saturday, April 29 from 7-11 p.m. A $25 admission covers dinner and live music. A cash/credit bar will also be open. All proceeds go to Jan Sheffield and Jeff Cooper. There will be music by Michael Fly and The Sounds. Food provided [...]
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