Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about non-existent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an underseat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what's on screen instead with today's deal for tickets to KentuckyShow! at the Kentucky Center For Performing Arts. KentuckyShow! is a critically acclaimed, 32-minute multimedia experience showcasing the Bluegrass State's rich history, sights, and people, on a grand scale, through a combination of stunning, high-definition images, music, paintings made using peanut butter on a plywood canvas, and narration by proud Kentuckian Ashley Judd. Check out the list of show times.
- At times, the scenes and narrations evoked laughter and brief moments of applause from the audience. Lush landscape images elicited audible "oohs" and "ahhs." – Angie Fenton, Courier-Journal
- I wasn't sure what to expect out of a half-hour show but I loved it... the music is beautiful. There were school children in the audience and senior citizens both.... something for everyone. – knotts6, TripAdvisor
Nearly three decade ago, New Orleans transplant Sharon Potter became so enamored with her new hometown of Kentucky that she raised 1.2 million dollars to assemble and present her own 4,000-image slideshow, KentuckyShow!, which celebrated the state’s unique beauty, culture, and history. In 2003 Potter was approached by the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau about the possibility of updating the visual spectacle and rose to the challenge with the help of seasoned producer Donna Lawrence and graphic designer Julius Friedman. The updated 32-minute documentary now amazes audiences with new high-definition images of the Bluegrass State, as well as narration by Hollywood starlet Ashley Judd and director’s commentary by Kentucky’s state bird, the northern cardinal.
Today, local and out-of-state visitors—enjoying jaw-dropping views of Kentucky’s gorgeous landscape and meeting some of the commonwealth’s most memorable characters from past and present—come to the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts to feast their eyes on KentuckyShow!. Renée S. Gordon of the Philadelphia Sun referred to the majestic video tour as “an outstanding overview of the state’s multicultural history.”