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Fences

11-05-2017

Presented by Kansas City Repertory Theatre at Copaken Stage, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm + 10 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Nov 01 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Nov 02 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Nov 03 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 05 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

The winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play that same year, Fences is set in 1950s Pittsburgh... [more+]
The winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play that same year, Fences is set in 1950s Pittsburgh against the backdrop of a rapidly changing America. Perhaps the most highly-regarded of Wilson’s soaring ten-play cycle [less-]
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Disgraced

11-19-2017

Presented by Unicorn Theatre at Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm + 21 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Nov 01 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Nov 02 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 05 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Nov 07 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Nov 08 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Nov 09 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

By Ayad Akhtar 18 Oct - 12 Nov Pulitzer Prize Winner Directed by Sidonie Garrett The Jerome Stage The personal is political in the... [more+]
By Ayad Akhtar 18 Oct - 12 Nov Pulitzer Prize Winner Directed by Sidonie Garrett The Jerome Stage The personal is political in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. His wife, Emily is a white artist whose work explores Islamic imagery. When this couple hosts a dinner part for their colleagues, the veneer of civility gives way to a damaging encounter in this unflinching tale of big-city aspiration, cultural assimilation and the truth hiding just below the deception. [less-]
Tags:  Theatre

Jazz Speaker Series: Angela Latham on Posing a Threat

10-26-2017

Presented by American Jazz Museum at American Jazz Museum, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm
New definitions of American femininity were formed in the pivotal 1920s, an era that vastly expanded the "market" for sexually...
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New definitions of American femininity were formed in the pivotal 1920s, an era that vastly expanded the "market" for sexually explicit displays by women. Angela J. Latham shows how quarrels over and censorship of women's performance -- particularly in the arenas of fashion and theater -- uniquely reveal the cultural idiosyncracies of the period and provide valuable clues to the developing iconicity of the female body in its more recent historical phases. Through disguise, display, or judicious appropriation of both, performance became a crucial means by which women contested, affirmed, mitigated, and revolutionized norms of female self-presentation and self-stylization. Fashion was a hotly contested arena of bodily display. Latham surveys 1920s fashion trends and explores popular fashion rhetoric. Resistance to social mandates regarding women's fashion was nowhere more pronounced than in the matter of "bathing costumes." Latham critiques locally situated contests over swimwear, including those surrounding the first Miss America Pageant, and suggests how such performances sanctioned otherwise unacceptable self-presentations by women. Looking at American theater, Latham summarizes major arguments about censorship and the ideological assumptions embedded within them. Although sexually provocative displays by women were often the focus of censorship efforts, "leg shows," including revues like the Zeigfeld Follies, were in their heyday. Latham situates the popularity of such performances that featured women's bodies within the larger context of censorship in the American theater at this time. Angela J. Latham is Director of Theatre in the Department of Fine Arts at Triton College. The Jazz Speaker Series at the American Jazz Museum brings top scholars and authors to speak on the history of the music.
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Conservatory Artist Series: Hänsel und Gretel

10-29-2017

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Oct 29 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance presents Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck, in German. Directed by Fenlon Lamb, this... [more+]
The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance presents Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck, in German. Directed by Fenlon Lamb, this creative retelling of the classic Grimm Brother's fairytale will have sets designed in paper by Jeff Ridenour, with projections by Kris Kirkwood. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Alon Goldstein, Amit Peled, and David Shifrin in Recital

10-27-2017

Presented by Friends of Chamber Music at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm
The Israeli pianist Alon Goldstein, Israeli cellist Amit Peled, and American clarinetist David Shifrin perform a recital of individual... [more+]
The Israeli pianist Alon Goldstein, Israeli cellist Amit Peled, and American clarinetist David Shifrin perform a recital of individual showpieces book-ended by trios by two masters: Beethoven’s Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 11, an early work with all the freshness and vigor of youth, and Brahms’ A Minor Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, a mature, rarely heard work that is one of chamber music’s most exquisite masterpieces. Join us for an evening of solo, duo, and trio music and discover for yourself what makes this unique combination of instruments an essential chamber music experience. [less-]
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Stars of American Ballet performing Balanchine’s Who Cares? and more

10-27-2017

Presented by Harriman-Jewell Series at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm
Composed of top dancers from New York City Ballet and other premier companies, the showcase ensemble led by NYC Ballet principal dancer... [more+]
Composed of top dancers from New York City Ballet and other premier companies, the showcase ensemble led by NYC Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht is truly American ballet’s all-star team. Among the dazzling works planned is Balanchine’s Who Cares?, which features the music of George Gershwin. [less-]
Tags:  Dance

Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Dvořák's Eighth with Shostakovich

10-29-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm
Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony overflows with optimism, melodic genius and folk melodies of his native land. Spanning from dark and... [more+]
Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony overflows with optimism, melodic genius and folk melodies of his native land. Spanning from dark and brooding to wild and fervent, Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto is played by Mayu Kishima, winner of the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition. It’s an intensely personal and technically demanding work that weaves the composer’s signature musical motif throughout. This Kansas City Symphony concert also includes Suk’s Fantastic Scherzo, a brilliant work with fetching dance rhythms and melodies saturated with shimmering orchestral colors. Michael Stern, conductor Mayu Kishima, violin   SUK Scherzo fantastique SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8   [less-]
Tags:   FreeMusic

Lee Ritenour

10-28-2017

Presented by Folly Theater at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm
Growing up in L.A. in the 60’s Grammy award-winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and... [more+]
Growing up in L.A. in the 60’s Grammy award-winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music.  He has received 17 Grammy nominations and recorded over 40 albums, notably the Top 15 hit “Is It You”, which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic, as well as working with a diverse cross section of well known artists such as Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Dave Grusin, and even Renee Fleming. Individual Tickets on sale: August 18th [less-]
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The Unknown Soldier

10-30-2017

Presented by Folly Theater at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 30 @ 9:45 am Mon, Oct 30 @ 11:30 am
5th – 9th Grades Produced by the Monkey Baa Theater-Sydney, Australia With a tour timed to honor the centenary of WWI and... [more+]
5th – 9th Grades Produced by the Monkey Baa Theater-Sydney, Australia With a tour timed to honor the centenary of WWI and America’s entry in 1917, this poignant new work explores themes of war, duty, courage and sacrifice. Using the lens of history, we discover the meaning and importance of The Unknown Soldier the play and consider his significance for young audiences worldwide. The production tells two stories a century apart: the battlefields of WWI and the home front of modern day. 13 year old Charlie is coping with his father’s return from Afghanistan with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Charlie’s Aunt Angela is a peace activist trying to make sense of it all. Through the discovery of some old letters, Charlie and Angela piece together the stories of Albert, a 16 year old solider preparing “to go over the top” while fighting for his Country, and Grace, a mother and volunteer nurse who is searching for her lost son. Through Albert and Grace’s letters, the historical war comes alive, and Charlie and Angela find new perspective on the lives of soldiers, nurses and the families back home. Tickets Go On Sale June 30th. [less-]
Tags:  Theatre

Screenland at the Symphony: Nosferatu

10-31-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm
“Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror” (1922) was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Nearly all copies of the... [more+]
“Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror” (1922) was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Nearly all copies of the film were destroyed under court order, but one print survived and came to be regarded as a masterpiece. Celebrate Halloween by experiencing this bizarre and chilling silent film classic on the giant Helzberg Hall screen with live thundering accompaniment by organist Dorothy Papadakos on the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ. If you liked last season’s sold-out “Phantom of the Opera” silent film with organ concert, you’ll love “Nosferatu.” Costumes encouraged! Sponsored by Russell Stover Chocolates. Dorothy Papadakos, organ Note: The Kansas City Symphony does not perform during this presentation. [less-]
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Into the Woods

11-19-2017

Presented by Musical Theater Heritage, Inc. at MTH Theater at Crown Center, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 02 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Nov 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 2:00 pm + 11 more dates and times

Sun, Nov 05 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Nov 09 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Nov 09 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, "Into the Woods" is widely considered one of the greatest musicals ever written. This Stephen Sodheim... [more+]
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, "Into the Woods" is widely considered one of the greatest musicals ever written. This Stephen Sodheim masterpiece takes everyone's favorite storybook characters and takes them to "happily ever after" and beyond... Special Pricing for Groups of 10 or more! [less-]
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Fall Dance Concert

11-04-2017

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 02 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 03 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 7:30 pm
In a city with abundant dance opportunities, the dance faculty pride themselves on producing motivated and advanced students who perform... [more+]
In a city with abundant dance opportunities, the dance faculty pride themselves on producing motivated and advanced students who perform throughout their student careers and are ready to join professional companies. Students have performed the Kansas City Ballet's Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, and Firebird, the Nutcracker tour with Albany Berkshire Ballet; Setting the Stage with Friends of Alvin Ailey, and with the Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company. As an equal-emphasis program in ballet and modern dance, students' experiences conform to the current repertoire of national companies. Through the Dance Division's Great Works Projects, our students have the opportunity to dance in masterpieces including George Balanchine's Serenade, Robert Battle's Battlefield, Twyla Tharp's Torelli, Petipa's Paquita, Philip Jerry's Our Town, and Paul Taylor's Aureole. Students are taught by an impressive faculty of professional dancers and choreographers including Paula Weber (principal ballerina Milwaukee Ballet and Albany Berkshire Ballet), Mary Pat Henry (artistic director of Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company), Sabrina Madison-Cannon (Philadanco), DeeAnna Hiett (Alvin Ailey, Deeply Rooted), Gary Abbott (Deeply Rooted), and Ronald Tice (Joffrey School). [less-]
Tags:  Dance

Trio Solisti

11-03-2017

Presented by Friends of Chamber Music at 1900 Building, Mission Woods
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 03 @ 7:30 pm
Pianist Fabio Bidini makes his first of two appearances on the 2017-18 season showcasing his impressive command of both genres: as... [more+]
Pianist Fabio Bidini makes his first of two appearances on the 2017-18 season showcasing his impressive command of both genres: as soloist and as chamber musician. This will be the first performance of our season to be held in the intimate setting of The 1900 Building with its new and improved acoustics. Let Trio Solisti transport you across old Europe with their artistic wizardry. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Cyprus Avenue Live! Presents: Take Me To The River: LIVE!

11-03-2017

Presented by Folly Theater at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 03 @ 8:00 pm
Memphis Soul and Rhythm & Blues Revue, Take Me to the River presents a live performance experience based on the award-winning film and... [more+]
Memphis Soul and Rhythm & Blues Revue, Take Me to the River presents a live performance experience based on the award-winning film and record that brought together multiple generations of iconic Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians to record a historic new album and re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis (Stax, Hi Records) in its heyday. This historic show features a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see legends William Bell (2017 Grammy Winner), Bobby Rush (2017 Grammy winner), and Charlie Musselwhite (2014 Grammy winner) share the stage and perform classics and new TMTTR collaborations. Backed by an ALL-STAR Memphis band, the event includes the Hi-Rhythm Section (27 Gold and Platinum records, All of Al Green’s classics) and Grammy award winner Boo Mitchell, award-winning director and Grammy Nominee Martin Shore, alumni from the STAX Music Academy, and special appearances from Academy Winner Frayser Boy and Critics Choice Award winner Al Kapone.   [less-]
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Kansas City Symphony Classical Series begins: Brahms’ Requiem and the French Impressionists

11-05-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 05 @ 2:00 pm
Truly magnificent! The Kansas City Symphony and Chorus will fill Helzberg Hall with massive, sweeping sound as they present this... [more+]
Truly magnificent! The Kansas City Symphony and Chorus will fill Helzberg Hall with massive, sweeping sound as they present this monument of the choral repertoire, Brahms’ majestic German Requiem. To complement, the concert begins with masterworks by two French Impressionists. Experience Ravel’s hypnotic Pavane and two magical Debussy Nocturnes — “Nuages” (Clouds) and “Fêtes” (Festivals) — with their transparent orchestrations, exotic harmonies and elusive rhythms that mirror the aesthetics of the Impressionist visual artists. Robert Spano, guest conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Jessica Rivera, soprano Nmon Ford, baritone RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte DEBUSSY Nocturnes, “Nuages” and “Fêtes” BRAHMS A German Requiem [less-]
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Kansas City Symphony presents Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series: Roger Oyster, Trombone

11-04-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 04 @ 11:00 am
The Kansas City Symphony’s Principal Trombone Roger Oyster shifts his role from performer to teacher in this special event, part of... [more+]
The Kansas City Symphony’s Principal Trombone Roger Oyster shifts his role from performer to teacher in this special event, part of the Inside Music Series. Oyster will share his musical insights with two area trombone students on stage in Helzberg Hall. [less-]
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Young Frankenstein

11-19-2017

Presented by The White Theatre at The White Theatre, Leawood
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 04 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Nov 05 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Nov 09 @ 7:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Sat, Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius,... [more+]
From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. It will surely be the perfect opportunity for a production company to showcase an array of talents. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment. [less-]
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A Charlie Brown Christmas

12-31-2017

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at The Coterie Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 07 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 08 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 09 @ 10:00 am + 87 more dates and times

Thu, Nov 09 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Nov 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Nov 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Nov 16 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Nov 17 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm Mon, Nov 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Nov 21 @ 10:00 am Tue, Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Nov 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 29 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Nov 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 01 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 01 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 03 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 03 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 06 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 06 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Dec 07 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 07 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 08 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 08 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 08 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 12 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 13 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm Wed, Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 4:00 pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

The animated classic comes to life on The Coterie stage - with a live jazz trio playing the original Vince Guaraldi arrangements! Join... [more+]
The animated classic comes to life on The Coterie stage - with a live jazz trio playing the original Vince Guaraldi arrangements! Join Charlie Brown on a memorable journey as he tries to direct the school Christmas pageant. In their letters to Santa, everyone seems to be acting materialistic - so Charlie Brown tries to restore holiday spirit with a ragged little fir tree. Experience the power of this wonderful story live onstage as Charlie Brown turns to his best friend Linus to learn the season’s real meaning. Special encore: Snoopy’s Christmas Eve encounter with the Red Baron! For Everyone | All Ages [less-]
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The Stradivarius Ensemble of the Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, conductor

11-07-2017

Presented by Harriman-Jewell Series at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 07 @ 7:30 pm
The titanic Valery Gergiev usually works on the larger canvas of symphonic orchestras but, for this rare event, Gergiev will focus his... [more+]
The titanic Valery Gergiev usually works on the larger canvas of symphonic orchestras but, for this rare event, Gergiev will focus his white-hot energy on the lead string players of the Mariinsky Orchestra, joined by the world-acclaimed and Kansas City-based pianists Behzod Abduraimov and Stanislav Ioudenitch for Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos. [less-]
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Jazz Speaker Series: Cheryl Willis on Tappin' at the Apollo

11-09-2017

Presented by American Jazz Museum at American Jazz Museum, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 09 @ 6:00 pm
In the 1920s and 1930s, Edwina “Salt” Evelyn and Jewel “Pepper” Welch learned to tap dance on street corners in New York and...
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In the 1920s and 1930s, Edwina “Salt” Evelyn and Jewel “Pepper” Welch learned to tap dance on street corners in New York and Philadelphia. By the 1940s, they were Black show business headliners, playing Harlem’s Apollo Theater with the likes of Count Basie, Fats Waller and Earl “Fatha” Hines. Their exuberant tap style, usually performed by men, earned them the respect of their male peers and the acclaim of audiences. Based on extensive interviews with Salt and Pepper, this book chronicles for the first time the lives and careers of two overlooked female performers who succeeded despite the racism, sexism and homophobia of the Big Band era. Cheryl M. Willis’s doctoral work in dance focused on African American studies and children’s dance. Selected as National Dance Educator of the Year in 2000, she has toured the U.S. and Canada presenting workshops on creative dance, and has published extensively on tap dance and creative movement. She lives in Vancouver, Washington.  
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Fences

11-05-2017

Presented by Kansas City Repertory Theatre at Copaken Stage, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm + 10 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Nov 01 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Nov 02 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Nov 03 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 05 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

The winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play that same year, Fences is set in 1950s Pittsburgh... [more+]
The winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play that same year, Fences is set in 1950s Pittsburgh against the backdrop of a rapidly changing America. Perhaps the most highly-regarded of Wilson’s soaring ten-play cycle [less-]
Tags:  Theatre

Disgraced

11-19-2017

Presented by Unicorn Theatre at Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm + 21 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Nov 01 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Nov 02 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 05 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Nov 07 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Nov 08 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Nov 09 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

By Ayad Akhtar 18 Oct - 12 Nov Pulitzer Prize Winner Directed by Sidonie Garrett The Jerome Stage The personal is political in the... [more+]
By Ayad Akhtar 18 Oct - 12 Nov Pulitzer Prize Winner Directed by Sidonie Garrett The Jerome Stage The personal is political in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. His wife, Emily is a white artist whose work explores Islamic imagery. When this couple hosts a dinner part for their colleagues, the veneer of civility gives way to a damaging encounter in this unflinching tale of big-city aspiration, cultural assimilation and the truth hiding just below the deception. [less-]
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Jazz Speaker Series: Angela Latham on Posing a Threat

10-26-2017

Presented by American Jazz Museum at American Jazz Museum, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm
New definitions of American femininity were formed in the pivotal 1920s, an era that vastly expanded the "market" for sexually...
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New definitions of American femininity were formed in the pivotal 1920s, an era that vastly expanded the "market" for sexually explicit displays by women. Angela J. Latham shows how quarrels over and censorship of women's performance -- particularly in the arenas of fashion and theater -- uniquely reveal the cultural idiosyncracies of the period and provide valuable clues to the developing iconicity of the female body in its more recent historical phases. Through disguise, display, or judicious appropriation of both, performance became a crucial means by which women contested, affirmed, mitigated, and revolutionized norms of female self-presentation and self-stylization. Fashion was a hotly contested arena of bodily display. Latham surveys 1920s fashion trends and explores popular fashion rhetoric. Resistance to social mandates regarding women's fashion was nowhere more pronounced than in the matter of "bathing costumes." Latham critiques locally situated contests over swimwear, including those surrounding the first Miss America Pageant, and suggests how such performances sanctioned otherwise unacceptable self-presentations by women. Looking at American theater, Latham summarizes major arguments about censorship and the ideological assumptions embedded within them. Although sexually provocative displays by women were often the focus of censorship efforts, "leg shows," including revues like the Zeigfeld Follies, were in their heyday. Latham situates the popularity of such performances that featured women's bodies within the larger context of censorship in the American theater at this time. Angela J. Latham is Director of Theatre in the Department of Fine Arts at Triton College. The Jazz Speaker Series at the American Jazz Museum brings top scholars and authors to speak on the history of the music.
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Conservatory Artist Series: Hänsel und Gretel

10-29-2017

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Oct 29 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance presents Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck, in German. Directed by Fenlon Lamb, this... [more+]
The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance presents Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck, in German. Directed by Fenlon Lamb, this creative retelling of the classic Grimm Brother's fairytale will have sets designed in paper by Jeff Ridenour, with projections by Kris Kirkwood. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Alon Goldstein, Amit Peled, and David Shifrin in Recital

10-27-2017

Presented by Friends of Chamber Music at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm
The Israeli pianist Alon Goldstein, Israeli cellist Amit Peled, and American clarinetist David Shifrin perform a recital of individual... [more+]
The Israeli pianist Alon Goldstein, Israeli cellist Amit Peled, and American clarinetist David Shifrin perform a recital of individual showpieces book-ended by trios by two masters: Beethoven’s Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 11, an early work with all the freshness and vigor of youth, and Brahms’ A Minor Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, a mature, rarely heard work that is one of chamber music’s most exquisite masterpieces. Join us for an evening of solo, duo, and trio music and discover for yourself what makes this unique combination of instruments an essential chamber music experience. [less-]
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Stars of American Ballet performing Balanchine’s Who Cares? and more

10-27-2017

Presented by Harriman-Jewell Series at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm
Composed of top dancers from New York City Ballet and other premier companies, the showcase ensemble led by NYC Ballet principal dancer... [more+]
Composed of top dancers from New York City Ballet and other premier companies, the showcase ensemble led by NYC Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht is truly American ballet’s all-star team. Among the dazzling works planned is Balanchine’s Who Cares?, which features the music of George Gershwin. [less-]
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Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Dvořák's Eighth with Shostakovich

10-29-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm
Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony overflows with optimism, melodic genius and folk melodies of his native land. Spanning from dark and... [more+]
Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony overflows with optimism, melodic genius and folk melodies of his native land. Spanning from dark and brooding to wild and fervent, Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto is played by Mayu Kishima, winner of the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition. It’s an intensely personal and technically demanding work that weaves the composer’s signature musical motif throughout. This Kansas City Symphony concert also includes Suk’s Fantastic Scherzo, a brilliant work with fetching dance rhythms and melodies saturated with shimmering orchestral colors. Michael Stern, conductor Mayu Kishima, violin   SUK Scherzo fantastique SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8   [less-]
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Lee Ritenour

10-28-2017

Presented by Folly Theater at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm
Growing up in L.A. in the 60’s Grammy award-winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and... [more+]
Growing up in L.A. in the 60’s Grammy award-winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music.  He has received 17 Grammy nominations and recorded over 40 albums, notably the Top 15 hit “Is It You”, which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic, as well as working with a diverse cross section of well known artists such as Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Dave Grusin, and even Renee Fleming. Individual Tickets on sale: August 18th [less-]
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The Unknown Soldier

10-30-2017

Presented by Folly Theater at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 30 @ 9:45 am Mon, Oct 30 @ 11:30 am
5th – 9th Grades Produced by the Monkey Baa Theater-Sydney, Australia With a tour timed to honor the centenary of WWI and... [more+]
5th – 9th Grades Produced by the Monkey Baa Theater-Sydney, Australia With a tour timed to honor the centenary of WWI and America’s entry in 1917, this poignant new work explores themes of war, duty, courage and sacrifice. Using the lens of history, we discover the meaning and importance of The Unknown Soldier the play and consider his significance for young audiences worldwide. The production tells two stories a century apart: the battlefields of WWI and the home front of modern day. 13 year old Charlie is coping with his father’s return from Afghanistan with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Charlie’s Aunt Angela is a peace activist trying to make sense of it all. Through the discovery of some old letters, Charlie and Angela piece together the stories of Albert, a 16 year old solider preparing “to go over the top” while fighting for his Country, and Grace, a mother and volunteer nurse who is searching for her lost son. Through Albert and Grace’s letters, the historical war comes alive, and Charlie and Angela find new perspective on the lives of soldiers, nurses and the families back home. Tickets Go On Sale June 30th. [less-]
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Screenland at the Symphony: Nosferatu

10-31-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm
“Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror” (1922) was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Nearly all copies of the... [more+]
“Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror” (1922) was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Nearly all copies of the film were destroyed under court order, but one print survived and came to be regarded as a masterpiece. Celebrate Halloween by experiencing this bizarre and chilling silent film classic on the giant Helzberg Hall screen with live thundering accompaniment by organist Dorothy Papadakos on the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ. If you liked last season’s sold-out “Phantom of the Opera” silent film with organ concert, you’ll love “Nosferatu.” Costumes encouraged! Sponsored by Russell Stover Chocolates. Dorothy Papadakos, organ Note: The Kansas City Symphony does not perform during this presentation. [less-]
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Into the Woods

11-19-2017

Presented by Musical Theater Heritage, Inc. at MTH Theater at Crown Center, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 02 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Nov 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 2:00 pm + 11 more dates and times

Sun, Nov 05 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Nov 09 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Nov 09 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, "Into the Woods" is widely considered one of the greatest musicals ever written. This Stephen Sodheim... [more+]
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, "Into the Woods" is widely considered one of the greatest musicals ever written. This Stephen Sodheim masterpiece takes everyone's favorite storybook characters and takes them to "happily ever after" and beyond... Special Pricing for Groups of 10 or more! [less-]
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Fall Dance Concert

11-04-2017

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 02 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 03 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 7:30 pm
In a city with abundant dance opportunities, the dance faculty pride themselves on producing motivated and advanced students who perform... [more+]
In a city with abundant dance opportunities, the dance faculty pride themselves on producing motivated and advanced students who perform throughout their student careers and are ready to join professional companies. Students have performed the Kansas City Ballet's Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, and Firebird, the Nutcracker tour with Albany Berkshire Ballet; Setting the Stage with Friends of Alvin Ailey, and with the Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company. As an equal-emphasis program in ballet and modern dance, students' experiences conform to the current repertoire of national companies. Through the Dance Division's Great Works Projects, our students have the opportunity to dance in masterpieces including George Balanchine's Serenade, Robert Battle's Battlefield, Twyla Tharp's Torelli, Petipa's Paquita, Philip Jerry's Our Town, and Paul Taylor's Aureole. Students are taught by an impressive faculty of professional dancers and choreographers including Paula Weber (principal ballerina Milwaukee Ballet and Albany Berkshire Ballet), Mary Pat Henry (artistic director of Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company), Sabrina Madison-Cannon (Philadanco), DeeAnna Hiett (Alvin Ailey, Deeply Rooted), Gary Abbott (Deeply Rooted), and Ronald Tice (Joffrey School). [less-]
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Trio Solisti

11-03-2017

Presented by Friends of Chamber Music at 1900 Building, Mission Woods
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 03 @ 7:30 pm
Pianist Fabio Bidini makes his first of two appearances on the 2017-18 season showcasing his impressive command of both genres: as... [more+]
Pianist Fabio Bidini makes his first of two appearances on the 2017-18 season showcasing his impressive command of both genres: as soloist and as chamber musician. This will be the first performance of our season to be held in the intimate setting of The 1900 Building with its new and improved acoustics. Let Trio Solisti transport you across old Europe with their artistic wizardry. [less-]
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Cyprus Avenue Live! Presents: Take Me To The River: LIVE!

11-03-2017

Presented by Folly Theater at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 03 @ 8:00 pm
Memphis Soul and Rhythm & Blues Revue, Take Me to the River presents a live performance experience based on the award-winning film and... [more+]
Memphis Soul and Rhythm & Blues Revue, Take Me to the River presents a live performance experience based on the award-winning film and record that brought together multiple generations of iconic Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians to record a historic new album and re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis (Stax, Hi Records) in its heyday. This historic show features a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see legends William Bell (2017 Grammy Winner), Bobby Rush (2017 Grammy winner), and Charlie Musselwhite (2014 Grammy winner) share the stage and perform classics and new TMTTR collaborations. Backed by an ALL-STAR Memphis band, the event includes the Hi-Rhythm Section (27 Gold and Platinum records, All of Al Green’s classics) and Grammy award winner Boo Mitchell, award-winning director and Grammy Nominee Martin Shore, alumni from the STAX Music Academy, and special appearances from Academy Winner Frayser Boy and Critics Choice Award winner Al Kapone.   [less-]
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Kansas City Symphony Classical Series begins: Brahms’ Requiem and the French Impressionists

11-05-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 05 @ 2:00 pm
Truly magnificent! The Kansas City Symphony and Chorus will fill Helzberg Hall with massive, sweeping sound as they present this... [more+]
Truly magnificent! The Kansas City Symphony and Chorus will fill Helzberg Hall with massive, sweeping sound as they present this monument of the choral repertoire, Brahms’ majestic German Requiem. To complement, the concert begins with masterworks by two French Impressionists. Experience Ravel’s hypnotic Pavane and two magical Debussy Nocturnes — “Nuages” (Clouds) and “Fêtes” (Festivals) — with their transparent orchestrations, exotic harmonies and elusive rhythms that mirror the aesthetics of the Impressionist visual artists. Robert Spano, guest conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Jessica Rivera, soprano Nmon Ford, baritone RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte DEBUSSY Nocturnes, “Nuages” and “Fêtes” BRAHMS A German Requiem [less-]
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Kansas City Symphony presents Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series: Roger Oyster, Trombone

11-04-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 04 @ 11:00 am
The Kansas City Symphony’s Principal Trombone Roger Oyster shifts his role from performer to teacher in this special event, part of... [more+]
The Kansas City Symphony’s Principal Trombone Roger Oyster shifts his role from performer to teacher in this special event, part of the Inside Music Series. Oyster will share his musical insights with two area trombone students on stage in Helzberg Hall. [less-]
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Young Frankenstein

11-19-2017

Presented by The White Theatre at The White Theatre, Leawood
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 04 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Nov 05 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Nov 09 @ 7:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Sat, Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius,... [more+]
From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. It will surely be the perfect opportunity for a production company to showcase an array of talents. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment. [less-]
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A Charlie Brown Christmas

12-31-2017

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at The Coterie Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 07 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 08 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 09 @ 10:00 am + 87 more dates and times

Thu, Nov 09 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Nov 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Nov 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Nov 16 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Nov 17 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm Mon, Nov 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Nov 21 @ 10:00 am Tue, Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Nov 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 29 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Nov 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 01 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 01 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 03 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 03 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 06 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 06 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Dec 07 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 07 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 08 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 08 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 08 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 12 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 13 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm Wed, Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 4:00 pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

The animated classic comes to life on The Coterie stage - with a live jazz trio playing the original Vince Guaraldi arrangements! Join... [more+]
The animated classic comes to life on The Coterie stage - with a live jazz trio playing the original Vince Guaraldi arrangements! Join Charlie Brown on a memorable journey as he tries to direct the school Christmas pageant. In their letters to Santa, everyone seems to be acting materialistic - so Charlie Brown tries to restore holiday spirit with a ragged little fir tree. Experience the power of this wonderful story live onstage as Charlie Brown turns to his best friend Linus to learn the season’s real meaning. Special encore: Snoopy’s Christmas Eve encounter with the Red Baron! For Everyone | All Ages [less-]
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The Stradivarius Ensemble of the Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, conductor

11-07-2017

Presented by Harriman-Jewell Series at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 07 @ 7:30 pm
The titanic Valery Gergiev usually works on the larger canvas of symphonic orchestras but, for this rare event, Gergiev will focus his... [more+]
The titanic Valery Gergiev usually works on the larger canvas of symphonic orchestras but, for this rare event, Gergiev will focus his white-hot energy on the lead string players of the Mariinsky Orchestra, joined by the world-acclaimed and Kansas City-based pianists Behzod Abduraimov and Stanislav Ioudenitch for Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos. [less-]
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Jazz Speaker Series: Cheryl Willis on Tappin' at the Apollo

11-09-2017

Presented by American Jazz Museum at American Jazz Museum, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 09 @ 6:00 pm
In the 1920s and 1930s, Edwina “Salt” Evelyn and Jewel “Pepper” Welch learned to tap dance on street corners in New York and...
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In the 1920s and 1930s, Edwina “Salt” Evelyn and Jewel “Pepper” Welch learned to tap dance on street corners in New York and Philadelphia. By the 1940s, they were Black show business headliners, playing Harlem’s Apollo Theater with the likes of Count Basie, Fats Waller and Earl “Fatha” Hines. Their exuberant tap style, usually performed by men, earned them the respect of their male peers and the acclaim of audiences. Based on extensive interviews with Salt and Pepper, this book chronicles for the first time the lives and careers of two overlooked female performers who succeeded despite the racism, sexism and homophobia of the Big Band era. Cheryl M. Willis’s doctoral work in dance focused on African American studies and children’s dance. Selected as National Dance Educator of the Year in 2000, she has toured the U.S. and Canada presenting workshops on creative dance, and has published extensively on tap dance and creative movement. She lives in Vancouver, Washington.  
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