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Classes off today…

Still bad out there.

All classes and rehearsals are canceled Tuesday Feb 17.

We’ll have news about Wednesday Feb 18 by noon on that day.

Any time weather threatens, please check the front page of the website for the latest info on class cancelations. We also post updates to FacebookTwitter, and the blog – typically in that order.

We’ll also update our status with local media outlets, but please check the sources above for the definitive answer to your inclement weather questions.

Stay safe out there!


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Box Office: Romeo + Juliet


Anyone interested in volunteering for ROMEO + JULIET box office may now sign up!

Volunteers assist Walden Theatre staff with box office cash handling, programs, and ticket taking before each performance. We need between 1 and 3 volunteers depending on the day and time of shows. Box office opens one hour before showtime–same time actors need to be here–and volunteers receive a complimentary ticket for that show. Parents and mature students are welcome!

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Romeo + Juliet

January 22-31
The Yum! Family Series Cornerstone Classic
presented by Walden Theatre

Romeo + Juliet

by William Shakespeare
directed by Julane Havens

The unforgettable classic about star-crossed young lovers and their allies caught between powerful feuding families as new and ancient grudges threaten banishment, retribution, and bloodshed in fair Verona.

Please join Walden Theatre for Romeo & Juliet, performed on the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage January 22-31. This production is made possible in part thanks to generous support from the Yum! Brands Foundation and is the third production in Walden Theatre’s annual Cornerstone Classics Series. Drawn from among the “cornerstones” of the literary canon, these classics reveal universal truths about life and emotional response – laying a solid foundation for young actors while reminding audiences of their own humanity.Romeo+Juliet-poster

January 22-24 and 29-31 @ 7:30pm
Matinees January 24 and 31 @ 2:00pm

Evenings: $15 adults $10 students/seniors.
Matinees $10 adults $8 students/seniors.

Reservations available by contacting Walden Theatre 502.589.0084 or Tickets will also be available at the box office beginning 1 hour before each performance.

Students currently enrolled at Walden Theatre are entitled to one comp ticket for the show.

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Art for Art’s Sake event

Here’s information about a charitable fundraiser event organized by longtime Walden Theatre student Theo Edwards-Butler. Hope some of you can attend!

My name is Theo Edwards-Butler. I am a junior at DuPont Manual High School, and I am a Musical Theatre major at the Youth Performing Arts School. Every year for my birthday, I have organized a service project or activity as a way to give back to my community. One of my most successful projects over the years was having all of my friends donate shoes to give to an organization called Soles for Souls.

As much as I do love shoes, this year, I wanted to give back in a way that expressed who I was as a person and the things that I enjoy doing. With that goal in mind, I created an organization called Art for Art’s Sake to give back to all the many arts organizations that help youth in the city of Louisville, and hopefully as the organization grows, I would like to give back to arts organizations around the country that impact the lives of young people.  I want to start this important initiative by giving back to one of the organizations that has helped me become the artist I am today—Center for the Arts: ArtsReach—my first outlet to the arts.

There will be an annual event to showcase the many different art forms performed by amazing young people who have a deep love and passion for the arts. This is also a fund raising event, with all proceeds going to ArtsReach programming this year and different arts-related organizations enriching the lives of young people in subsequent years. Details for this year’s program are outlined below.

I hope to continue this organization for many years to come, and I hope that with your support, Art for Art’s Sake will grow to help change the lives of many young artists in our area.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Theo Eliza Edwards-Butler
Founder, Art for Art’s Sake

Art for Art’s Sake Inaugural Fundraising Event
Saturday, October 11, 6 p.m., at Vault 1031, 1031 S. Sixth Street, Louisville, Kentucky
Event will include live performances, silent auction (including original artwork) and gourmet hors d’oeuvres
Call (502)554-2144 or (502)322-4332 for details. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. All donations are welcome!

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Summer Camps Filling Up…

Camp enrollment for 2014 is well underway! We have a full slate of camps and workshops for ages 5-18 available, but many have already filled up!

Check out the enrollment forms for our programs below or click here to visit the website:

Get in while you can!

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Auditions: Harvey + Three Sisters

We’re holding auditions for the first two plays of the 2014/15 season in June, and signups are available on the call board in the lobby. Stop by when you come see the Shakespeare shows and pick a date/time. Here are the details:


by Mary Chase, directed by Hallie Dizdarevic
show runs Sep 18-27

  • June 18 – 3:00-6:00pm
  • July 16 – 3:30-6:30pm

The Three Sisters

by Anton Chekov, adapted by Craig Lucas, directed by Charlie Sexton
show runs Oct 9-18

  • June 18 – 3:00-6:00pm
  • July 16 – 2:00-5:00pm

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Final public performance of Connecting Cultures

Connecting-Cultures-2014Don’t miss this extraordinary show directed by Melinda Crecelius and Hallie Dizdarevic, devised by Walden Theatre students, and inspired by the life stories, struggles, and successes of students at The Academy @ Shawnee and the ESL Newcomer Academy. The show is free and open to the public, but reservations can be made by phone 589-0084 or email.

  • April 11 at 7:30pm
  • Walden Theatre’s Nancy Niles Sexton Stage
  • Facebook event

Walden Theatre’s Connecting Company returned to work in 2014 as part of our  innovative collaboration with students at the at-risk Academy @ Shawnee and the ESL students at the Newcomer Academy. The groups share a campus they otherwise have little interaction, so Connecting Cultures is a unique way to challenge divides of all kinds–physical and cultural.

The theatre exercises, personal narratives, and group work accomplished by the integrated cohort of young people during our Outreach Education residency were then shared with Walden Theatre students who relied exclusively on this material to identify common themes, struggles, and achievements around which they crafted this special, original production.

With Connecting Cultures, the Walden Theatre ensemble gives voice to the talented, sometimes misunderstood, often overlooked, but ultimately optimistic voices of young people native to Louisville and their peers recently arrived from around the world.

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