Lincoln Amphitheatre 's 2013 lineup includes the second season of A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale along with other theatrical productions, concerts, and a Halloween event.
"We want to continue to serve our guests with a full season of event offerings from April to October," says Dan Wilkinson, executive director for the 1500-seat, covered Lincoln Amphitheatre. "Our guests responded very positively to our 2012 season and told us clearly that they enjoyed the quality and variety of our productions. Our 2013 season is designed to continue to provide our audiences with multiple opportunities to be enriched and entertained."
Celtic Spring Song and Dance
The season will kick off in April with a Celtic-themed concert titled Celtic Spring Song and Dance. It will feature the Louisville-based four-piece Celtic band Guilderoy Byrne along with Kentucky's Rose of Tralee Annie Wright and the McTeggart Irish Dancers for two performances, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. CDT on April 14.
Tales and Scales presents Mice!
The Evansville-based Tales and Scales performing group will present Mice! Based on the Aesop's Fable Council of Mice, Mice! tells the story of three mice and their quest to rid themselves of a frightening problem-The Farmer's new pet cat. Tales and Scales will perform twice on May 19, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. CDT, and conduct a behind-the-scenes workshop at 3 p.m. CDT.
A.Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale
Lincoln Amphitheatre's signature piece A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale will take the stage for its second season in June.
This two-act musical drama written and directed by Ken Jones tells President Lincoln's Indiana boyhood story through theatre, song, and spectacle. A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale will educate and entertain audiences through Lincoln's journey from Indiana pioneer to President of the United States.
A.Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale will premiere its second season at Lincoln Amphitheatre on Friday, June 7 and run Wednesday to Saturday evenings until June 29 with matinees on Sunday, June 16 and Wednesday, June 26. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. CDT and matinees at 2 p.m. CDT.
The Evansville Civic Theatre and Lincoln Amphitheatre will partner for the third consecutive season in producing the Broadway classicGodspell.
Godspell derives from the Gospel According to St. Matthew and is presented in a series of skits and songs with Jesus and his disciples presented as loving clowns. This musical features a musical score of 16 songs by Stephen Schwartz.
Godspell will run Wednesday-Saturday evenings beginning on Friday, July 19 to Saturday, August 3 with one matinee on Sunday, August 4. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. CDT and the matinee at 2 p.m. CDT.
Lincoln Amphitheatre will host the National Players production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Macbeth is not only one of William Shakespeare's most renowned tragedies, but also President Lincoln's favorite play.
The National Players presentation of Macbeth will take to Lincoln Amphitheatre's stage for two performances, September 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. CDT.
Trail of Terror
Lincoln Amphitheatre will partner with the Friends of Lincoln State Park for the third annual Trail of Terror. This haunted maze features an array of fright each year in the surrounding woods of Lincoln State Park. The Trail of Terror tours will run 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. CDT on October 12, 19, and 26.
An optional homestyle buffet meal will be available for purchase to all of Lincoln Amphitheatre's event offerings except for the Trail of Terror. Guests must make meal reservations at least three days in advance.
Season tickets on sale January 7
Season tickets for Lincoln Amphitheatre's 2013 theatrical season (A.Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale, Godspell, and Macbeth) go on sale January 7. Season tickets purchased before February 12 are $40 a person for individuals ages seven and up. After February 12, the price goes up to $43. Subscribers will also have the option to purchase meal season tickets at the price of $30 a person, a savings of $6.