6:30 - Doors open
Please check in at the Registration table in the lobby. 

6:30-8:00 - Cocktails, Food, & Games
If you purchased a table you will find it on the third floor. The Board Room, on the first floor, has some delicious treats provided by Puccini's Pizza Pasta and Sorella Gelateria. PLUS our friends from Fresh Bourbon are hosting a bourbon tasting and have a delicious signature cocktail we encourage you to try!

There are bars open to all on the first and third floors that will be serving beer from West Sixth Brewing, wine, water, and soda. You will find the Silent Auction and Bourbon Toss game in the Learning Stage on the second floor.

Your ticket purchase comes with three drink tickets that can be used for beer, wine, a bourbon cocktail, or the bourbon tasting.

8:30 - Silent Auction Closes
If you win one of our silent auction prizes, don't forget to pick it up in the lobby after the show.  Prizes will not be available for pickup until the show has ended.

8:30-10:15 - Showtime!
General Admission seating in the Larry & Vivian Snipes Main Stage will begin at 8:15. The presentation of The Princess Bride will begin at 8:30 and our LIVE Auction will take place at intermission. The bar on the first floor will remain open throughout the show, however food, cocktails, and bourbon tastings will close once the show begins. 


Welcome to Celebrity Curtain Call and The Princess Bride! I am so proud and excited to share our home, our team, and our mission with you tonight. Lexington Children’s Theatre creates imaginative and compelling theatre experiences for young people and their families. As the state children's theatre of Kentucky we are able to bring these experiences to more than 60,000 young people and families across the Bluegrass annually.

Our satellite program, Shooting Stars Youtheatre, operating out of Rowan County by Octavia Biggs, is about to celebrate it's 20th year and has been recognized for three consecutive years by the Kennedy Center for their programing with young people with special needs. Our Producing Artistic Director, Jeremy Kisling, is bringing LCT to the national stage with his recent appointment as President of the South Eastern Theatre Conference AND participation in the TYA BIPOC Superhero Project. During the month of March, Mayor Linda Gordan helped us open Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, with a proclamation that March is henceforth Early Childhood Literacy month. With the help of our partners at Fayette County Public Schools and the Lexington Public Library, LCT gave away 6,000 English and 1,000 Spanish copies of the Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus book and our show was seen by 9,000 young people and families. 

Tonight we have prepared a little taste of LCT community that we create year round and hope that when you leave this evening you consider yourself a member of the LCT Family. We encourage you to ask our staff, board of directors, volunteers, celebrity cast, and fellow attendees one question..."What does the LCT Family mean to you?" I promise you will hear stories of  joy, pride, communities created, and maybe a few 'kids say the darndest things' laughs. 

We of course must salute our cast, who deserve the highest accolades for not only generously giving of their time and efforts to make Celebrity Curtain Call such an amazing event, but for their good-natured willingness to play make-believe onstage for our entertainment!

I would like to lift up the support of our event sponsors. Thank you to our presenting Sponsor, D&D Machinery Movers; Gold Sponsor, Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance (KEMI); and Silver Sponsors, Morgan Stanley, South Central Bank, Communications by Carrie, Lexington Event Company, Traditional Bank, Kentucky American Water, Wildcat Moving, and QX.net. A special thank you to cast members and founders of Fresh Bourbon, Tia and Sean Edwards, for bringing back a fun and delicious treat to this event. Enjoy our long-standing food and drink sponsors, Sorella Gelateria, Puccini’s Pizza Pasta, West 6th Brewing Company, and High Bridge Water. We would also like to thank our major contributors, LexArts, The Shubert Foundation, The Kentucky Arts Council, and our media sponsors, 96.9 Kiss FM, and CD 106.3.

And finally, thanks to YOU, our honored guests. Your support at this event will help young people and families across Kentucky enjoy the amazing arts experiences that LCT provides every day.



Meet our Celebrity Cast

Sarah Baker
UK Federal Credit Union
Tracy Bruno
Fayette County Superintendent’s Office
Carrie Thayer Cardwell
Communications by Carrie LLC
Sean Edwards
Fresh Bourbon Distilling Company
Tia Edwards
Fresh Bourbon Distilling Company
Laura Farnsworth
Downtown Lexington Partnership
Justin Ferrarella
Lexington Legends
Annie King
Kentucky Distillers’ Association
Betsy May
Dana Peddicord
Blush and Glow LLC, The Blushery
Madison Plucknett
West 6th Brewing
Victor Puente
Jennifer Reynolds
LFUCG Council Member
Mark J. Royse
Radio Lex
Kim Skidmore
Environ Anesthesia
Cherylynn Stevenson
Kentucky State Representive
Jon Stewart
Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI)
Charles Sutton
D&D Machinery Movers Inc.
Jason Wells
Lexington Fire Department
Ellen Williams
Kentucky American Water
Nathan Zamarron

Do what you love – Love what you do.  A motto to live by!  A wife, mother, creator, and lifelong UK Fan.  If you can’t find Sarah on the job, you’ll find her cheering on her kids at all the sports and at the lake soaking up life every second in between. 

Tracy Bruno is originally from Georgetown, KY. Tracy graduated from the University of Kentucky and Tennessee State University. Tracy spent 16 years as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in Nashville, TN. Tracy and his family moved back to Kentucky in 2015, when he was chosen as the principal for Woodford County Middle School. Tracy transitioned to a school leadership role in Fayette County Public Schools in 2020. Tracy has served as the Chief of Staff for FCPS since July. Tracy's wife Cynthia is the principal at Dixie Magnet Elementary and his two sons, Daniel and Davis, attend Bryan Station Middle and Maxwell Elementary respectively. In his free time, Tracy enjoys UK sports, running, and playing golf.

Carrie Thayer Cardwell is a marketing and nonprofit development professional who thrives on creativity and uniting behind missions.

After working in for-profit marketing for 10 years and then running her own marketing consulting firm in the 1990’s, humane society work and a nonprofit consulting contract cemented her dedication to the nonprofit world.

Passionate about helping others to live their best lives, Carrie worked at nonprofit organizations for 15 years, including 11 years as Director of Development for the Hope Center and One Parent Scholar House where she oversaw community relations, events, fundraising, donor relations, communications, marketing and volunteer coordination.

In 2021, Carrie started Communications by Carrie LLC to empower nonprofits with best practices, impactful marketing, and donor-centered communications. She is passionate about using proven strategic processes and communications to give nonprofits a strong fundraising framework and a means to sustainability so they can carry out their life-changing missions.

Carrie is the President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Bluegrass Chapter and a One Parent Scholar House Board Member. She has been involved in Leadership Lexington (Class of 2017), the Leadership Lexington Steering Committee, Women Leading Kentucky, and serves as a volunteer for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope and Scott County Humane Society.

Carrie is a Michigan State University graduate and still enjoys the Great Lakes and water sports as much as possible. Carrie loves her daily walk with her two rescue dogs and spends her free time with her husband David, her two grown kids and attempting yoga and golf.

Sean and Tia Edwards are the founders and owners of Fresh Bourbon Distilling Company. In 2017 they wanted to bring a Fresh approach to the bourbon industry, from grain to glass they created Fresh Bourbon.

Fresh Bourbon Distillery is located at 377 East Main Street. The distillery offers unique and interactive bourbon experience and is one of the newest members to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

Sean and Tia Edwards are the founders and owners of Fresh Bourbon Distilling Company. In 2017 they wanted to bring a Fresh approach to the bourbon industry, from grain to glass they created Fresh Bourbon.

Fresh Bourbon Distillery is located at 377 East Main Street. The distillery offers unique and interactive bourbon experience and is one of the newest members to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

Laura Farnsworth is an event production professional with nearly 20 years of experience with public events ranging from 200 to 20,000 people. She is currently the Director of Development & Events at Downtown Lexington Partnership. At DLP, Laura manages the sponsorship and production of many dynamic downtown events, including Central Bank Thursday Night Live and Mayfest Arts Fair. She is passionate about bringing people together and providing a safe, welcoming experience in downtown Lexington. When she’s not enjoying the downtown scene, you’ll find Laura in the gym, training for her next HYROX competition. 


Justin is the General Manager of the Lexington Legends Professional Baseball Team. 

Annie King is the Director of Member Services for the Kentucky Distillers' Association. She is from Winchester, Kentucky and graduated from Morehead State University. Her background is in business and economic development having worked for the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development for a number of years. In Annie's early life she studied Theatre and had dreams of being an entertainer. She worked for the Disney company in Orlando, FL and Hong Kong where she performed in shows, parades and interactions as six different princesses. Annie and her husband Eric reside in Lexington with their dog Rupp and are expecting a little boy in July!

A proud Lexington native, Betsy May is proud to be a part of this vibrant community she fondly calls home. Her theatrical journey began in childhood, by participating in numerous school plays, classes, workshops, and enchanting performances on the Lexington Children's Theatre (LCT) stage. This passion paved her way to a vocal scholarship at Transylvania University, where she earned an MA in Business.

While Betsy's Broadway dreams took a back seat, she discovered a dream role at Keeneland. As the driving force behind all employee experience initiatives, she blends her stage presence and voice projection, turning workplace events into captivating performances. Beyond the office, Betsy cherishes the opportunity to contribute to Keeneland's mission of community outreach.

When she is leaves the track, Betsy transitions seamlessly into the role of a devoted mom, shuttling her son Preston to baseball and basketball practices and enjoying every second of it. Family and friends hold a cherished place in her heart, and she ensures her schedule allows for the joy of attending numerous shows and musicals.

Grateful for the invitation to join the stellar cast of Lexington celebrities at LCT, Betsy extends her heartfelt thanks to Keeneland and her friends for their support at tonight's show. In the grand production of life, Betsy is thrilled to return to the LCT stage!

Dana Peddicord resides in Lexington, KY where she is a wife, mother, co-owner of Blush + Glow and The Blushery located on National Avenue. Dana is a lover of fashion, fitness, and spending time with family and friends. She, along with her husband Michael, have 3 daughters Grace (age 8), and twins Amelia and Rollins (ages 4). Dana grew up dancing competitively and performing in musicals and has a deep love for the arts. As a professional hair and makeup artist, Dana enjoys having a creative outlet in her work through makeup education and artistry.

The Blushery, Lexingtons 1st Ladies Retail Boutique and Wine Bar, provides the perfect place for women to sip, shop, and stay awhile. Dana enjoys providing hair and makeup lessons and services at The Blushery. Helping ladies find time to themselves, or to reconnect with friends over wine while they find the perfect pair of jeans, has been a passion project over the last 3 years in developing The Blushery. When Dana isn’t working, spending time with her daughters and family is her top priority. They love to travel as a family, make dinner, and play outside. Dana hopes to encourage her girls to have a love of the arts and to share in all the joy that artistry brings to those who truly appreciate it.

Madison Plucknett is the Marketing & Branding Coordinator at West Sixth Brewing. Madison also holds a BA in Theater from Transylvania University, and an AFA in acting from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC). You may have seen Madison on stage with the Appalachian Shakespeare Center in the summers - credits include Isabelle in Measure for Measure, Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and various roles in Julius Caesar. Madison loves acting, and all things theatre, and she is stoked to have the opportunity to represent West Sixth in LCT's Celebrity Curtain Call. She can also quote 99% of The Princess Bride already...so...it's kismet.

Victor Puente is originally from Powell County but has called Lexington home for almost twenty years. You can watch him every morning on WKYT Mornings starting at 4:30 a.m. and on Midmorning at 10 and noon. He and his wife Mandy have two daughters, Vera and Camille. When he's not on TV, Victor enjoys playing board games and exploring Lexington’s restaurant scene.

Jennifer Reynolds loves meeting new people and working with diverse populations. She is serving in her third term as the 11th District Councilmember for Lexington Fayette Urban County Government. Formerly she was the outreach director with Bluegrass Youth Ballet and in 2013 started a bilingual outreach program in the 11th District’s Valley Park. Before attending college, she danced ballet professionally and taught ballet for 17 years. Jennifer is also fluent in Spanish and a qualified medical interpreter.

Jennifer grew up in Central Kentucky and has traveled extensively. She lived in Central Mexico for four years where she enjoyed using her background in anthropology to do community outreach and she owned a successful CrossFit gym.

With almost 20 years of experience in fundraising, non-profit work, and community outreach, Jennifer brings a broad perspective and positive energy to Lexington’s Urban County Council and has demonstrated herself as a responsive compassionate councilmember. She serves on many boards and commissions including chairing the Mayor’s International Affairs Advisory Commission and serving on the Board of Health as well as serving as chair of the Council’s Social Services and Public Safety Committee.

Jennifer is a working mom and juggles multiple undertakings. She has a 9-year-old son and enjoys spending time with him hiking or doing new things together. Being active in the local community, Jennifer loves attending local events, shopping and eating at neighborhood businesses and dancing in her free time. Last year she enjoyed participating in the Rotary’s Dancing with the Lexington Stars and was the overall champion all for a good cause and is thrilled to join the Curtain Call cast this year!

Mark J. Royse is the general manager of RADIOLEX, Lexington’s community radio station. A UK theatre grad, he’s excited to take the stage after a lengthy absence. Mark is delighted to share the spotlight with an amazing cast of characters from real-life Lexington! Have a blast tonight, y’all!

Kimberly Skidmore works at Environ Anesthesia, directing multi-state medical billing. Prior to Environ, she had a 20-year career in early childhood education/administration. She is active member of the downtown community, currently serves on the board of the directors at the Explorium and has been a representative of CASA of the Bluegrass for the past 6 years.

Kimberly and her husband, Camden, live in downtown Lexington. They have two daughters, Lauren & Emma, who go to University of Miami School of Law and is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky, respectively. Kimberly enjoys spending time on Norris Lake, horse racing, UK sports, trying out new restaurants, and training her new lap dog & BFF, Millie.

A lifelong Kentuckian, Cherlynn Watley Stevenson has devoted her life to the well-being and service of those in her immediate community, her heritage of Eastern Kentucky, and throughout the great Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Cherlynn grew up in Hindman, Kentucky, and graduated from Morehead State University with a degree in Behavioral Sciences, Cherlynn began working in the health and wellness industry serving Fortune 500 corporations, hospitals, and non-profit organizations. She has owned her own small business and worked in the horse industry. Throughout her career, Cherlynn has been an acknowledged leader with a remarkable ability to understand community concerns and unify the effort to resolve them.

Cherlynn’s true passion project has been the American Cancer Society, where she’s helped to fundraise more than $2.5 million in the fight against cancer. She continues to advocate for patients via her work on the board of Surgery On Sunday, an organization that provides surgery to the uninsured and underinsured. She also serves on the board of The Toy Chest, an organization that provides Christmas for those less fortunate.

Cherlynn was first elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives to serve District 88 in 2018. In December of 2022, she was selected to serve as the House Democratic Caucus Chair.

Jon Stewart is the President & CEO of Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance. He and his wife Melissa have lived in Lexington for over thirty years, have two grown children and are expecting their first grandchild in July.

Charles is a Project Manager at D&D Machinery Movers and Millwrights Inc., a family owned and operated business where he works alongside his wife Melissa. He has one son, Holdon Thompson, who attends Lafayette High school as a SCAPA theatre major. In his free time, he enjoys watching Holdon’s soccer matches, playing video games, and when he has the time, playing soccer himself as goalie. He’s attended LCT’s Celebrity Curtain Call the past 3 years and can’t wait to make his first ever stage debut in The Princess Bride!

Jason has spent most of his life in central Kentucky, growing up in Winchester and moving to Lexington in 1992. Jason joined the Lexington Fire Department in 1996, and has served in a variety of roles including Firefighter, station Captain of station 4 on Jefferson St., first platoon commander, executive officer to the Chief, and Assistant Chief of Administration. Jason was named the 19th Chief of the Lexington Fire Department in January of 2021, and now leads the largest fire department in Kentucky, with over 620 members.

Jason holds a BA in Organizational Leadership from Northern Kentucky University and an MBA from the University of the Cumberlands. He also holds certificates from the Nation Fire Academy, is a graduate of the Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI) and was a member of the Leadership Lexington class of 19-20. Jason and his wife Fay live in Lexington with their daughter, Nyah. In their spare time, Jason and his family enjoy traveling, exploring, and cooking together.

Ellen Williams is an external affairs specialist with Kentucky American Water, the largest investor-owned water utility in Kentucky and a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water. Based in Lexington, she develops, coordinates, and implements various external communications activities, community initiatives, and outreach programs to support the goals of the business.

A native of Hopkinsville, Ky., Ellen earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Transylvania University. She previously served as the community relations coordinator at Lexmark International. Prior to that, Ellen served on Kentucky American Water’s external affairs team for several years, worked in Kentucky state government, and held various positions in sales and marketing.

She currently serves on the board and as a big sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, serves as the culture champion for Kentucky American Water, is a member of the American Water Proud Employee Business Resource Group and is an involved member of her church, Crestwood Christian Church. She is a 2020 graduate of Commerce Lexington’s Leadership Lexington program and previously served on the steering committee for the program.

Ellen resides in Lexington with her husband, Joey, and their two daughters and enjoys cheering on the Wildcats, spending time with friends and family and volunteering in the community.

Nathan Zamarron is the Vice President of Community Arts at LexArts where he oversees programs and grantmaking strategies. Since 2008, he has organized the LexArts HOP, Arts Showcase Weekends, exhibits in ArtsPlace Gallery, an independent film series, community murals and several contemporary outdoor sculpture exhibitions in Lexington.

While at LexArts he has been the lead on 10 National Endowment for the Arts awarded projects. He studied at the University of Michigan College of Engineering before graduating with a BFA (2004) from the University of Michigan’s School of Art and Design. Nathan then worked with Artrain USA, a national traveling art museum on a train, from 2003 to 2008, moving up the ranks from Assistant to the President to Tour Manager. He oversaw the national traveling exhibit and education programs – reaching more than 150,000 people in 47 communities across 23 states until the exhibition closed in 2008. The project received two national honors: the IMLS National Service Award (the highest honor the US government gives to a Museum or Library) and the NEA American Masterpiece Award.

In 2016 Nathan received the honor of attending South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Art, Ideas and Action hosted by President Barack Obama. In 2022 Nathan was awarded the Distinguished Leader Award by Commerce Lexington’s Leadership Lexington class. Nathan is a member of the City of Lexington Public Art Commission, an advisory board member of the Department of Social Services, and the Mayors 250Lex Commission.

While you're here...

Play Lexington's FAVORITE game, Bourbon Toss!

Visit the Learning Stage on the second floor to play Celebrity Curtain Call's signature game, Bourbon Toss! Pay $35 and you are guaranteed to win a bottle valued between $25 and $85!

*PLEASE do not purchase a Bourbon Toss Ticket until you see the bourbon toss attendant in the Learning Stage.

Live Auction Packages

Give your family a one-of-a-kind experience here at LCT and become THE coolest kid in town! Host a party at the theatre before a show of your choice in 24/25 season. Your group will receive 20 tickets to a show of your choice (excluding The SpongeBob Musical), access to the board room for a two hour party, and an LCT swag bag for the birthday star at the party.

Grace the stage this summer for a special, one night only appearance in LCT's 21st Summer Family Musical, The SpongeBob Musical! Take home your own swag bag full of LCT hats and water bottles PLUS a 2024/2025 LCT Membership tonight!

The time commitment is one two-hour rehearsal and four hours during the night of the performance. Choose one of the following dates to make YOUR debut!

Performance Dates: July 19, 20, 25, 26, 27.

You’ll have a hard time choosing what to do at this resort. Do you stay and play at the contemporary resort, floating in the lazy river and getting massages at the spa? Or do you hop on a shuttle to the Strip, filled with glitz, high-end restaurants, and family attractions? Your room comes with a full kitchen if you wish to stay in and cook or you can hop on down to the strip and get to eat at one of the many attractions.

Package Valued at $1,250 and includes a 5 night stay (3 weekdays, 2 weekends, weekends are Friday and Saturday, no holidays) for up to 4 people (1 queen bed in the bedroom, 1 queen murphy bed in the living room) Also enjoy a $250 MasterCard gift card to help with expenses!
Your room comes with a full kitchen if you wish to stay in and cook or you can hop on down to the strip and get to eat at one of the many attractions. 
  • Elevators
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Check in at 4pm, check out at 11am
  • A complimentary shuttle to the Las Vegas strip is available daily. Shuttles can fill up so please arrange alternate transportation if on a time constraint. Check with Guest Services for shuttle times.
  • Complimentary transportation is not allowed to make airport transfers.
  • Covered and uncovered parking is available. The resort is not always able to accommodate the storage of boats, RVs, and trailers.
  • Pool hours are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Lazy River winter hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Children who are not fully potty trained must wear swim diapers. A lifeguard is on duty at the Lazy River and main pool. There are no lifeguards on duty at the north and south pools. The pool is heated and open year round. Please refer to posted pool signage for more information.

Trip courtesy of PJ Lopez Travel: Pedro Lopez and Jomary Peña

Don’t let someone BEACH you to this true island paradise! Named Tripadvisor’s Traveler’s Choice in 2012, Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort sits on mile after mile of silky-fine sandy beach which melts into the warm turquoise water of the Caribbean. Enjoy this two bedroom, two bath luxury beachside villa just a handful of steps from the most beautiful beach in the Bahamas!

Package Valued at $4,00 and includes a Weeklong Stay in Bahamas Villa for 6 people max, non-smoking, Saturday to Saturday. The purchaser is responsible for all expenses incurred during the stay including cleaning fees. Rental not available during Christmas, New Year’s, Spring Break, or Easter. Also enjoy a $250 MasterCard gift card to help with expenses!

Trip courtesy of Tempa Hohman.

Escape to the serene beauty of historic Pinehurst, North Carolina, with this exclusive 5-night getaway at a charming condo in the heart of Pinehurst Village. Renowned for its picturesque landscapes and world-class golf courses, this retreat valued at $2,000, offers the ultimate blend of relaxation and adventure. Your home away from home awaits in a beautifully decorated condo, offering spacious and comfortable living areas adorned with modern amenities. Whether you're lounging in the cozy living room, preparing meals in the fully-equipped kitchen, or unwinding on the private patio, every moment promises comfort and tranquility.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Valid for a 5-night stay in the Pinehurst, NC condo (dates subject to availability).
    Accommodation sleeps four (two bedrooms and two and half bathrooms).
  • Blackout dates include: May 24-28; June 10-17; Sept. 1-7
  • Travel expenses, meals, and activities not included unless otherwise specified.
  • Booking must be made in advance.
  • Non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.

Location Highlights:

Golf Paradise: Pinehurst is synonymous with golf excellence, boasting some of the most iconic courses in the world. Golf enthusiasts will revel in the opportunity to tee off at renowned venues like Pinehurst No. 2, steeped in history and challenge, and within walking distance to your condo.

Natural Beauty: Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of the Sandhills region with its lush pine forests, tranquil lakes, and meandering trails. Explore the nearby parks and nature reserves for invigorating hikes or serene picnics amidst nature.

Cultural Gems: Walk to and explore the rich heritage of Pinehurst Village through its quaint downtown area, lined with boutique shops, galleries, and cozy cafes. Dive into the local culture with visits to historic sites and museums or indulge in a pampering spa day at nearby Carolina Resort for ultimate relaxation.

Culinary Delights: Savor the flavors of the South with a diverse array of dining options, ranging from elegant fine dining establishments to laid-back eateries serving up Southern specialties and farm-to-table fare. Walk to and enjoy a beer from Pinehurst Brewery, fish and chips at famous Dougan’s Tavern, and Payne Stewart’s favorite banana crème pie at Pinecrest Inn where golf legends would chip into the fireplace! 

Trip courtesy of Jack and Robin Carrington 

Thank you to our Silent Auction Donors!

21C Hotels, Agave and Rye, Ale-8-One, Alumni Hall, Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Azur, Valerie Askren, Bluegrass Hospitality Group, Bluegrass Tours, Bluestone Landscape, Bobby & Cheryl Taylor, Carnegie Center, Central Bank Center, Churchill Downs, Chuy's Tex Mex, Cincinnati Arts Association, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cinemark Movies 10, City Winery, Civic Lex, Coffee Times, Inc., Common Grounds, Cricket Press, CycleYou, CYL Sauna Studio, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Ethereal Brewing, Explorium of Lexington, Fresh Bourbon, Gatorland, Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano & Bar, Hachette Book Group, Harkness Edwards Vineyards, Heaven Hill Distillery, High on Art and Coffee, Hilton Lexington Downtown, Holiday World, J&H Outdoors, J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar, Keeneland, Kendra Scott Jewelry, Kentucky Center for Performing Arts, Kentucky Horse Park, Kings Gardens, Kings Island, Lexington Legends, Lexington Philharmonic, Lexington Salt Cave & Centered, Holistic Health, Lexington Tennis Club, LexRage, LiveWell Training, Louisville Slugger Museum, Maker's Mark Distillery, Maple & J, Motiv8 Fitness, New Riff Distillery, Old School Coffee, Orlando Science Center, Playhouse on the Square, Pomegranate Inc., Savane Silver, Seeds & Saplings, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers, SkyZone, Talon Winery, The Campbell House, The Eye of the Needle, The Kentucky Shop, The Kentucky Theatre, The Little Gym, The Mary Todd Lincoln House, The Stephen Foster Story, Total Wine, Trifecta Glass Works, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen, Wildcat Moving, Wise Bird Cider, Marie Henderson, Woodford Theatre, Woodhouse Hospitality, YMCA of central Kentucky, Tempa Hohman, PJ Lopez Travel, Jack and Robin Carrington.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

Special Thanks

LCT's Board of Directors

Officers and Committee Chairs
Kevin Sisler (President), University of Kentucky
Amy Stout 
(President Elect), Commerce Lexington, Inc.
Caroline French (Treasurer), Bank of the Bluegrass
Melissa Thompson (Secretary), D&D Machinery Movers & Millwrights Inc.
Jason Goh (Operations Chair), State Farm
Kelli Parmley (Development Chair), Lexington Public Library
Dominique Wright (Governance Chair), Lexmark International Inc.

Elizabeth Barrera, Valvoline
Resa Browning, Just the Wright Touch/Seeds and Saplings
Candra Bryant, Hanna Resource Group
Aaron Ann Cole-Funfsinn, Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC
Mindy Lynn Coleman, Jockeys' Guild 
Michael Kunjoo, Wilson & McQueen, PLLC
Ann-Phillips Mayfield, LRC (Lexington's Real Estate Company)/LiveWELL Training Club
Jordan Miller
, Blue & Co, LLC
Jen Mooney, The Brokerage
Michael Overstreet, Lexington Leadership Foundation
Matthew Parsons, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
Brandon Potter, Wells Fargo Advisors
Kaelyn Query
, Lexington Event Company
Melia Schmidt, Schmidt Homeschool
Miranda Scully, Fayette County Public Schools
Shericka Smith, Fayette County Public Schools
Whit Whitaker, Lexington-Fayette NAACP
Serenity Wright, University of Kentucky
Honorary Board
Heather Barron, Ball Homes
Jane Fraebel, Community Volunteer
Debra Locker Griffin, Locker Public Relations
Susan Herren, Community Volunteer
David Kidd, PNC Bank
Eric Lycan, Embry Merritt Womack Nance PLLC
Valerie Marshall, Fifth Third Private Bank
Laurel Raimondo Martin, Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass
Cory Reitz, r + r CPAs, PSC
Jim Richardson, Morgan Stanley
Lori Street, LS Advisor Group

We couldnt have done it without you

Without the support of the following individuals, this night would not have been possible:

Halfhill Auction Group, Nathan and Tempa Hohman, Sally Horowitz Photography, PJ Lopez Travel, Mahan Multimedia, Jay and Amy Harris, Alma Kajtazovic,  Ben Haydon, Amy Green, Margaret Ridley, Providence Montessori Student Volunteers, Helen Killius, Lavaun Lloyd Thompson, Tiffany Madden,  Ashlyn Davis, Maddie Webster, Logan Wilkerson, Liam Casey, Karlyle Brown, and Jason Welch.

Thank you to our Major Contributors

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports Lexington Children’s Theatre with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.