Kentucky Theatre Trail -- 8 Great Theatres in Kentucky


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(Louisville-Lincoln)
2250 Pine Knob Road
Caneyville, KY 42721
www.pineknob.com
shows@pineknob.com
(270) 879-8190

Cell: 270-991-8191

Pine Knob Theatre

Dock Brown - Legend of an Outlaw - In 1842 Gillium Hopper, Jr., alias "Dock Brown" came to this rural community of Pine Knob along with his brother Pinkney and his father Gillium Hopper, Sr. alias "John Brown". These men won the hearts of everyone with their charm, good looks, and wealth. Unknown to residents of the county and state, they were in fact wanted men from McMinville, TN. However, for the next 9 years the Browns would become one of the most well liked families in Grayson County, KY. Dock Brown would eventually marry Emily Ross, the mayor of Leitchfield's daughter, killing his brother for her love, and then killing his own father to cover up his wrong doings. Travelers passing through the area would be killed for their belongings and buried in nearby Big Mouth Cave. Although the story is a gruesome tale, the life story told on stage at Pine Knob captures the charm and comedy of this infamous outlaw. The cast bring music, dance, comedy, history, and drama to life on stage complete with a log cabin, church, and hotel as part of the set for this true life story of "Dock Brown - Legend of an Outlaw". This is the outdoor drama that opened the theatre in 1987, a true story about the community that happened on the theatre grounds.

LARD - "Lucy And Ruth's Diner" - If you remember the 50s & 60s then "LARD" is sure to please. Two sisters, Lucy and Ruth, after giving up on being school teachers, open their own Diner only to be pestered by two locals, namely Junior and Guthrie, who run the local Gas Station. Lucy's daughter, Georgette, is running for the school fair queen at old SKY-High (Southern Ky High School). Freddy, the local dork, is visited by his cool cousin Ernie from the city creating a lot of competition for the high school girls, and Mad Man Mac, the local Radio DJ, is worried about country music taking over the Rock N Roll. You can't have a play such as this without Bertie Mae, the local hair dresser at the Snooty Fox Salon, who is always up to date with the gossip. All these ingredients lead to a great musical with a lot of comedy. Complete with vintage 55 & 56 T-Birds, motorcycle, and Mac's 56 Ford Crown Vic, this play will make you feel young all over again. Will Lucy and Ruth get even with the pranks played by Junior and Guthrie? Will Sharon or Sandra get a date with Ernie? And, will Junior get his raise so he can take Bertie Mae out? Could be!!!

Down In Hoodoo Holler - Growing up in Pine Knob, Honus Shain, the playwright, listened to the men folk gathered around the checker board by the pot bellied stove at the country store. Remembering the folklore the men told has led to this hilarious story. - In 1932 a city slicker, J. Roy Hunt, borrowed his uncle's Model A Ford, drove to Hoodoo Holler in search of "Dock Brown's" Gold. It seems he found some maps and riddles about the gold in a library book. Everyone in Hoodoo Holler, a nickname given to Pine Knob, spend the summer trying to figure out the riddles and maps to locate the gold. Grandma and Grandpa Doolin, Uncle Ira and Aunt Lilly, Willis and Essie, and Goldie Mae and her sisters invite J. Roy to spend the summer with them at their house while he looks for the gold. We can't tell you anymore without giving away clues to the story. But, set in the 30s, complete with a 32 Model A Ford, this story is full of nostalgia.

Daddy Took The T-Bird Away - Get ready to Rock N Roll to this 50s musical down BE BOP road. Raymond and Peggy Gail get a new 56 T-Bird the last week of school at old Caneyville High. Their daughter, Sissy, naturally wants to show off a little, so, you guessed it . . . she gets caught taking the T-Bird to the Motor In Diner instead of the library. Will Daddy take the T-Bird away? Will Johnny Angel and Sissy break up? Will Coach Woody get a date for the prom? Does brother Ronnie get a job at Mr. Drane's Motor In Diner? This show is performed Saturday nights  in August & September each year so bring your school jacket or football sweater and come out to enjoy a night of music, comedy, dance, and just plain old Rock N Roll times. This is one of the most seen shows at Pine Knob Theatre. It's a must to see, just ask anyone who has seen it.

"At the HOP"  The Countdowns are reunited from 1965-66.  Yes it's been 40 years ago that 3 of the 4 original band members are back together,  along with many more and some from the T-bird show,  to perform this 2 hr. Rock n Roll show.  Hear all your favorite songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s as you remember them.  Put on your Bobbie Sox girls...cause you will want to dance.  Music, Dance, Skits, and Classic Cars.  Come on..let's go to the HOP!

"Elvis Night"  The Countdowns and cast perform all Elvis music Live on stage.  The King's music is not forgotten at Pine Knob.  One weekend only, the last weekend (Friday and Saturday Nights) in August 2008.

 

 

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