Pioneer Playhouse announces lineup for 75th season

Danville’s legendary Pioneer Playhouse celebrates its 75th season of theatre under the stars in 2024 and the shows (and live music) have already been announced. Three plays and a giant Elvis extravaganza will be performed from June 7-Aug. 17 and tickets are on sale now. Patron/super passes are discounted and make a great Christmas gift.…

Laugh United at Pioneer Playhouse

Join Pioneer Playhouse on Friday, October 20th, at 7 p.m. for a night of cocktails and comedy featuring comedians Rick Gene, Keith McGiff, and Joe Deuce. General admission $40, for more information visit www.HKUW.org

Tourism seeing record numbers in Danville and across Kentucky

Tourism is big business in Danville and Boyle County, with 2022 economic impact figures recently released by the Kentucky Department of Tourism showing exactly how much of an impact visitors have on the community. While the numbers directly reflect tourism’s important role in the local economy, they also show the post-Covid growth that continues to…

Pioneer Playhouse Presents Special Comedy Weekend Starring Lee Cruse

For more than fifteen years, Pioneer Playhouse has been closing out its summer season with a special comedy weekend, and this year Lee Cruse is back to headline a night full of laughs. “It all started with my sister Holly Henson,” said Heather Henson, managing director and daughter of Pioneer Playhouse founder, Eben C. Henson. “Holly was a stand-up…

Kosher Lutherans comedy play to close out Pioneer Playhouse’s 2023 season

Pioneer Playhouse, Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theatre, will end its regular play season with Kosher Lutherans, a modern comedy that playwright William Missouri Downs says was inspired by one word: happiness. “Many years ago, I was looking up a name in the phone book and saw the word ‘Happiness’ and a phone number beside it,” explains…

The Second Show at Pioneer Playhouse Opens with a Bang

Pioneer Playhouse of Danville opens the second show of its 74th season, Farce of Nature, with a bang on Tuesday, July 4th. “It’s a little unusual starting on July 4th,” admits Heather Henson, managing director of the theatre her father, Col. Eben C. Henson, founded in 1950. “There will definitely be some fireworks in the background, but that’s…

A Premiere Original Opens Season 74 at Pioneer Playhouse

Pioneer Playhouse of Danville will open for its 74th season under the stars on June 9 with the world premiere production of Blood Suede Shoes: A Sergeant Elvis Presley Murder Mystery, written by Robby Henson, artistic director of the historic theatre his father, Eben C. Henson, founded in 1950. Blood Suede Shoes: A Sergeant Elvis…

Special Stand-Up Comedy Weekend Starring Lee Cruse

Special Stand-Up Comedy Weekend Starring Lee Cruse August 18-19 Co-host of the nationally-syndicated and hugely popular ‘The Lee and Hayley Show’, airing locally on WTVQ Channel 36, and a favorite here at Pioneer Playhouse, Lee Cruse has been making people laugh for over two decades! Lee has become the gold standard for comedy in the…