Here and There in Frankfort


& nearby
Opening tonight

The Franklin County High School Choral and Drama Departments present “Seussical,” a musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss, at 7 TONIGHT, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium at the high school. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

SHELBYVILLE — Shelby County Community Theatre’s upcoming Upstairs at 801 series production of “Almost, Maine,” written by John Cariani and directed by Larry Chaney, is set for 7:30 TONIGHT through Saturday, 7:30 each evening at the theater, 801 Main St.
Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. Reservations may be made by calling 502-633-0242.


“The Day is Here, The Time is Now,” an exhibition focusing on the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Freedom March on Frankfort, opens Tuesday at the Capital City Museum, 325 Ann St., and continues through Aug. 31. For more information, call 502-696-0607.

Bluegrass Theatre Guild will hold auditions for “Shrek the Musical” 6-8 p.m. April 7-8 at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. Come prepared to sing a song of your choice (not from Shrek), learn and perform a short dance, and read cold from the script.
There are roles for seven men, five women, two youth, eight tap dancers and 28 more persons of any age for the ensemble of fairytale creatures. BTG also needs volunteers for carpentry, painting, sewing, backstage and technical crew. For more information, call 502-330-1946.

At the Grand
“Sentinels,” an exhibit of wood-fired stoneware sculpture by Kentucky State University Art professor Scott Ross, is on display in the Grand Theatre Gallery, 308 St. Clair Street, through May 21. A reception for the artist is 5-7 p.m. March 27.
The gallery is open Thursdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. during Grand Theatre events and by appointment by calling the box office at 502-352-7469.

Liberty Hall
Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St., which includes Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House, is open again for the season. Here are upcoming activities:

Bourbon & Browns, Liberty Hall’s Spring Fundraiser, is set for April 11. Tickets are $50 and include an exclusive bourbon tasting paired with unique Holly Hill Inn Hot Brown creations, American Roots Music by Hot Chocolate & the Marshmellows, silent auction items and entry into Kentucky Made, the decorative arts exhibit.
All proceeds will help support and preservation of Liberty Hall Historic Site.

Our Beloved Ghost Tours of Liberty Hall are planned for April 18 and June 13.

The events feature guided candlelight tours of Frankfort’s most famous haunted house, Liberty Hall, which will explore 19th-century attitudes about death, mourning rituals and Victorian spiritualism.  Guests will also learn about the Gray Lady of Liberty Hall and discover the origins and legacy of this “beloved ghost.”

Tickets are $10 per person and space is limited, so reservations are required. Guests must be 12 years or older to participate.

For reservations or more information about either event, call 502-227-2560 or visit Liberty Hall Historic Site on Facebook.

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