Carson Center Announces Upcoming Broadway Series
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - The Carson Center announced their 2019-2020 Broadway Season on Friday, with one performance for each of seven productions.  

The shows are: Once On This Island on October 12, 2019; Escape To Margaritaville on November 4, 2019; Fiddler On the Roof on December 26, 2019; The SpongeBob Musical on January 20, 2020; Waitress on March 19, 2020, Bandstand on April 20, 2020 and Beautiful on June 8, 2020. 

Broadway Series subscription renewal forms will be mailed to current subscribers, and new and renewing subscribers will be able to purchase online. Subscriptions start at $310.17. For questions, please visit the Carson Center Box Office or call 270-450-4444. CSI and Baptist Health Paducah are the sponsors for the season.

Below are details about each production:


OCTOBER 12, 2019 AT 7:15 PM
Winner of the 2018 TONY AWARD FOR BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL, Once On This Island is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.


NOVEMBER 4, 2019 AT 7:15 PM
Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. Escape to Margaritaville is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffet classics, including "Fins," "Volcano," "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and many more. USA Today calls it "A little slice of paradise!" and Entertainment Weekly raves, "It will knock your flip-flops off!" So don't let the party start without you.


DECEMBER 26, 2019 AT 7:15 PM 
Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on a beloved masterpiece to life as Fiddler On the Roof begins a North American tour direct from Broadway. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. To love! To life!


JANUARY 20, 2020 AT 7:15 PM 
"Wonders pour from the stage in a ravishing stream of color and invention" (Time Out New York) as Broadway's best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in a neon-sparkly "party for the eyes and ears" (Daily Beast). Be there when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. This "creative explosion" ( is "nothing short of genius" says Theatermania, so bring the entire family to celebrate friendship and cooperation, and learn the power of unity and inclusion.


MARCH 19, 2020 AT 7:15 PM 
Waitress Inspired by the beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town's new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. Don't miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.


APRIL 20, 2020 AT 7:15 PM
From three-time Tony® winner and Hamilton choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, comes an inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing. It's 1945, and six soldiers return from war to a changed nation. When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation's next great musical superstars, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice, and finally feel like they have a place to call home.


JUNE 8, 2020 AT 7:15 PM
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical tells the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. 

Published 03:12 AM, Sunday May. 05, 2019
Updated 08:39 PM, Monday May. 06, 2019



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