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Play Schedule

Performances nightly Tuesday-Saturday
INDOORS IN CASE OF RAIN
June 5 – Aug. 27
Every two weeks, a different show!
Dinner & Show – 7:30pm
Show Only – 8:30pm (EDT)

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All That Brass!
by Holly Hepp-Galvan (accent on the second a!)
June 5 – June 20
A Kentucky Voices Original World Premiere!
The Great American Brass Band Festival is about to begin, and Danville’s in a tizzy! Bands are flying in, hot air balloons are rising, and an elephant is stomping his way downtown! Michael returns home for his estranged father’s wedding but wants no part of the chaos. Only when he finds his father’s prized historical trumpet and follows its journey from the Battle of Perryville to the Women’s Suffrage Movement does Michael learn that sometimes the best way to go forward  is to embrace the past. A high-energy, local flavor comedy full of live music and plenty of brass! Rated G.
 
Clue: On Stage
Based on the cult classic Paramount Pictures Movie and the popular Hasbro board game!
Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
June 23 – July 4
It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party! Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well, dead. So… whodunnit? And more importantly, who will be next?Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock and Mustard as they race to find the murderer before the body count at Boddy Manor stacks up! A madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final  twist! Rated PG.
 
Southern Fried Funeral
By Osborne and Eppler
July 7 – July 18
Dewey Frye is dead, and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces – if they don’t kill each other first! Not only does matriarch Dorothy have to deal with sudden widowhood, she must contend with a nosy church lady, a snake-in-the grass brother-in-law, two grown daughters reliving their childhood rivalry, and a son who’s convinced he’s won the lottery. As Dorothy discovers, funerals definitely bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in people. A big-
hearted comedy about family–Southern style! Rated G.
 
Jeeves in Bloom
Adapted by Margaret Raether
from the stories of PG Wodehouse
July 21 – August 1
Things will never be the same after Bertie Wooster and his unflappable butler Jeeves pay a visit to Aunt Dahlia! What starts as a plan to play matchmaker for a tongue-tied, amphibian-loving friend goes hilariously wrong. Soon Bertie is fending off amorous advances, a possible burglary, and a homicidal French chef! Can the one and only Jeeves save the day? A delightfully silly comedy! Rated G.
 
Maybe Baby, It’s You
By Charlie Shanian and Shari Simpson
August 4 – August 15
A mild-mannered Midwesterner whose blind date turns out to be the Greek Goddess of Vengeance; a gorgeous brain surgeon who’s always “Mr. Wrong” because of his wild-and-crazy dancing style; a film noir guy and gal caught in a loop of razor-sharp movie banter; a pair of elderly ex’s possibly reuniting at their grandson’s soccer game. This modern comedy–full of song and dance, love and laughter–takes a tender, funny look at finding your soul mate. Rated G.
 
Special Comedy Weekend starring Lee Cruse and the KY All-Stars Comedy Tour!
August 21 and 22 Two nights only!
Kentucky funnyman Lee Cruse returns to Pioneer Playhouse! Joined by Comedy Off-Broadway MC, Scott Wilson, and winners of the 2020 KY All-Stars Comedy Tour! A special stand-up comedy show you won’t want to miss! Rated PG.
 

Tickets

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We accept cash, personal check, and all major credit cards.

Please note: As of July 3, our ticket service has been experiencing outages, so if you are experiencing errors, please call the box office.

Our apologies and have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

Local: (859) 236 -2747
TOLL-FREE: 866-KYplays (866-597-5297)

New: Order your tickets online!

Note: All internet sales are final and non-refundable.

Reservation policy: We don’t require a credit card for parties smaller than 9, but we encourage paying for your tickets ahead of time.  If you decide to join us for dinner, we require reservations. (Please make sure you call and cancel, if you aren’t coming… so we can give someone else your great seats!)

For groups of 10 or more, we offer a $2 discount per ticket. To receive the discount the tickets must be paid for by one payment. A final confirmation of the number of tickets needed is required one week prior to your scheduled performance.  A credit card is required upon reservation to hold your seats. A payment for the reservation is required one week prior to your scheduled performance; we can either process the credit card we have on file for the reservation or you can send us a check.

Sorry, reservations not accepted by email.

Reservations

LOCAL (859) 236 -2747
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2019 prices

Adult 
Ticket: $20 
Adult Dinner+Show Ticket:  $35
Dinner only:  $15

Child (12 & under)
Ticket:  $12
Dinner+Show Ticket:  $19

Group Discounts Available!

Passes
PATRON PASS: (6 Admissions) Special Price $100 (Save $20)
SUPER PASS: (10 Admissions) Special Price $165 (Save $35)

Note: cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of dinner and show, otherwise refunds will not be given.

Directions

Pioneer Playhouse is only 30 miles from Lexington, and 80 miles from Louisville.

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Note: There are numerous signs directing you the Playhouse once you arrive in Danville.

FROM LEXINGTON (45 min. drive):

  • Get on Hwy 27 ( Nicholasville Rd.) going South (through Nicholasville)
  • After driving 27 miles on Hwy 27, turn right at stoplight onto Hwy 34. (Following signs to Danville).
  • In the city of Danville, at the first stoplight take a left to continue on Hwy 34.
  • After the next light there is an immediate vear to the left . Take this vear to the left, onto Hwy 150. (There are also signs pointing to Pioneer Playhouse at this intersection.)
  • Stay on Hwy 150 as it crosses Main Street and becomes Stanford Ave.
  • Stay on Stanford Ave. / Hwy 150, following Pioneer Playhouse signs.
  • After three miles, the theatre will be on your left hand side: 840 Stanford Ave.

FROM LOUISVILLE (2 hour drive ):

  • Get on I-64 East (going towards Lexington)
  • After about 45 minutes, take Exit 48, Hwy 151 to Lawrenceburg.
  • After 8 miles, turn right (South) onto the Hwy 127 By-Pass
  • Take Hwy 127 South through Harrodsburg

FROM LOUISVILLE/ HARRODSBURG:

  • In Harrodsburg, Stay on Hwy 127 going south.
  • There is a Playhouse sign that points to the by-pass, you can take the by-pass around Harrodsburg and get back on Hwy 127 going south, but the best way is to not take the by-pass, to stay on Hwy 127 south, go 10 miles south of Harrodsburg and make a turn left at the first City of Danville sign.
  • This road turns into Maple Avenue. (There is a Pioneer Playhouse sign at this exit.) Note: if you miss the first city of Danville exit, keep heading south of Hwy 127 until the second city of Danville exi t –which is a stoplight . Make a left at the light (onto Perryville Road).
  • Follow Perryville Road until it turns in to Main Street.
  • Stay on Main, go approx 3 miles, make a Right on to Stanford Ave. / Hwy 150. Theatre will be on left hand side on outskirts of town: 840 Stanford Ave.
  • After making a left at first city of Danville exit, follow Maple Ave. approx five miles to Main Street, make a left onto Main.
  • Pass through the College and Downtown areas, following Playhouse signs.
  • After passing through the downtown area, make a Right onto Hwy 150 / Stanford Ave.
  • Follow Hwy 150 (Stanford Ave.) two miles, Playhouse will be on the Left.

FROM HARRODSBURG (20 min drive):

  • (see directions from Louisville / Harrodsburg – above)

FROM CINCINNATI (2 hour drive):

  • Take I-75 South to Lexington
  • In Lexington area, take Hwy 60 (Winchester Pike Rd) right (West), towards downtown Lexington.
  • Make a left onto Hwy 4 (the Lexington By-Pass).
  • Stay on 4 for six miles, take the Nicholasville Road exit
  • Make right on to Nicholasville Road (Hwy 27 going south ) — then follow directions from Lexington (above).