Three events coming to Louisville you don’t want to miss.
By Gioia Patton/Arts Insider

The fall season is full of entertaining shows to see. Here are a few recommendations from our arts insider.

Dial M for Murder
Derby Dinner Playhouse

Tony’s plot to murder his cheating wife Margot for her money goes awry when Margot kills her would-be assailant in self-defense. Although Tony quickly comes up with a diabolical ‘Plan B,’ which would frame his wife for premeditated murder, can Margot’s ex-lover Max solve the mystery and discover the truth before she is hanged for the crime? Dial M for Murder is a thrilling and suspenseful murder mystery that keeps audiences guessing until the very last moment.

Dial M for Murder was written by Frederick Knott and was the basis for the 1954 American crime thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock that starred Grace Kelly and Ray Milland.

WHEN: October 5-November 13, times vary
WHERE: Derby Dinner Playhouse, Clarksville, Indiana
TICKETS: $38-$43 (group rates available for 20 or more)
CONTACT: 812.288.8281 or

On Golden Pond
Bunbury Theatre

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who have returned to their New England vacation home on Golden Pond for the 48th year. After a brief visit from their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé and his son, the couple goes off to Europe, leaving the teenage son behind with the Thayers for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the elderly couple have longed for.

The acclaimed 1981 film version starred Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, and Jane Fonda, with Henry Fonda, Hepburn, and screenwriter Ernest Thompson winning 1982 Academy Awards for their work.

This play is a touching, funny, and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing its twilight years, which includes the initial signs of dementia that begin to overtake Norman.

WHEN: October 7-23, times vary
WHERE: Bunbury Theatre (Henry Clay building) 604 S. Third Street
TICKETS: Student $10, Senior $19, General Admission $22
CONTACT: 502.585.5306 or

Il Divo
Louisville Palace

In its career to date, Il Divo has already proven how the power of music transcends category and defies definition. After more than a decade of topping charts around the world, the quartet’s seventh studio album, Amor & Pasion, gives a nod to the group’s beginnings and reflects the sultry rhythms of Spain, Cuba, Argentina, and Mexico.

In 2003, Simon Cowell brought together Urs Buhler, Sebastien Izambard, Carlos Marin and David Miller, who, at the outset, were four strangers of different nationalities, each with a distinguished but different musical background.

For Amor & Pasion, Il Divo recorded 12 songs spanning a century of traditional tangos, smoldering boleros, and classic mambas. On the playlist are familiar hits – such as Julio Iglesias’ iconic A Las Mujeres Que Yo Amé (To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before), Gloria Estefan’s resonant Si Voy A Perderte (Don’t Wanna Lose You), along with Himno De La Alegría, a Latin treatment of Beethoven’s Ode To Joy.

WHEN: October 18, 7:30pm
WHERE: Louisville Palace
TICKETS: $59.50
CONTACT: or the box office @ 625 S. Fourth Street. For VIP packages, contact or 502.883.5804.

Gioia Patton is an Arts & Entertainment editor/celebrity profiler/concert photographer/concert reviewer.