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The Stephen Foster Story
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Stephen Foster Story is a broadway-style show about the life of America's first composer, Stephen Collins Foster. The performance takes place in My Old Kentucky Home State Park at the J. Dan Talbot Amphitheatre. The grounds on which the theatre lies once belonged to the Rowan family, who were cousins of Stephen Foster, and is home to Federal Hill, the plantation house that inspired the state song. Some of Foster's biggest hits such as Oh Susannah, Camptown Races, Suwannee River, & My Old Kentucky Home help to tell the tale of his struggle to become the first true composer this country knows, and also to find love among the hardships.
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Enjoyed the evening with family members on an outing to see the Stephen Foster Story. The setting was very pretty and peaceful outdoor under the stars with night sounds all around. The musical was great and learned some history.

3  Thank judogayle
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

A great outdoor setting, great songs, huge cast, every was perfect including the weather. Two million plus people have seen this long running play and that should tell you something. Go and have a great time and get there early and enjoy the home and tour the park. Very professionally done.

3  Thank Don G
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

The musical was performed in My Old Kentucky Home State Park Amphitheatre. We reserved seats five rows back from center stage which was perfect; but most seats would be perfect. The set designs and the performers were exceptional. Side note.. Keep in mind this is an outside performance and you might need bug spray; but we were fine without.

2  Thank Linda A
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

This was a great show. would not miss it. the singing was terrific and much, much better than expected. Absolutely top notch.

1  Thank John T
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Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

Fun for all ages. History of Stephen Foster in a musical. I love the wardrobe used to enhance the experience.

1  Thank KayCoat
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