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Summer is HOT at the Conservatory!

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May 2, 2019

Even though our academic year is coming to a close, things are heating up at the Conservatory with our Festivals and Summer Programs! These events provide enrichment experiences and in-depth training for middle and high school Read more…

Kansas City Ballet Presents: Tharp / Parsons / Forsythe

Dance
April 25, 2019

Enjoy works by three of America’s most recognized and acclaimed choreographers! Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room is a tour-de-force of athleticism, built on a pulsating score by Philip Glass. William Forsythe’s contemporary masterpiece, In the Middle, Read more…

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Broadway and All That Jazz: Songbook of the 60s and 70s

05-26-2019

Presented by Quality Hill Playhouse at Quality Hill Playhouse, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 22 @ 1:00 pm Wed, May 22 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 23 @ 7:30 pm + 3 more dates and times

Fri, May 24 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 25 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 26 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

Follow the evolution of Broadway and jazz into the 1960s and 70s as popular culture shifted to reflect the changing times. Kander and...

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Follow the evolution of Broadway and jazz into the 1960s and 70s as popular culture shifted to reflect the changing times. Kander and Ebb (CABARET, CHICAGO) and Stephen Sondheim (COMPANY, FOLLIES) transformed the way Americans experienced the Broadway musical through their commentary on society – current and past – while the jazz scene was turned on its head through music that reflected the turbulent change of the era. Celebrate the era of innovation with favorites like “All That Jazz,” “Being Alive,” “Take Five,” and jazz inventions on American standards.

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Knuckleheads presents Todd Snider & Elizabeth Cook at The Folly Theater

05-22-2019

Presented by Folly Theater at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 22 @ 8:00 pm

East Nashville Singer/Songwriter Todd Snider has announced some new dates for his current tour, including a stop at The Folly Theater....

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East Nashville Singer/Songwriter Todd Snider has announced some new dates for his current tour, including a stop at The Folly Theater. Elizabeth Cook will open up the show.

“On this tour, I am coming to town with nothing but my guitar and stories like the old days. You know…pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little cheap cheap cheap talk a lot pick a little more. And not to brag, but I also wrote a book that everybody loves so I am an author now. plus I play everywhere, pretty much all the time everybody shows up and they pretty much always love it.”

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Blue Star Awards

05-23-2019

Presented by Starlight Theatre at Starlight Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 23 @ 7:30 pm

Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards®, Starlight Theatre’s annual Blue Star Awards recognize achievement and excellence in musical...

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Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards®, Starlight Theatre’s annual Blue Star Awards recognize achievement and excellence in musical theatre among Kansas City area high school students.

Established in 2003, the Blue Star Awards are one of the largest and most admired high school musical theatre awards programs in the nation. All high schools in metropolitan Kansas City and selected outlying communities are invited to participate. Each year the program serves 5,000 area students who contribute either on the stage or behind the scenes to their schools’ musical theatre productions.

Adjudicators, who are theatre professionals, performing artists, designers and theatre arts educators, attend each participating school’s musical and provide evaluations and commentary to Starlight’s Education Department. Their comments are also compiled and shared with each school’s theatre teacher and students.

Each May, the program culminates with the red-carpet Blue Star Awards Ceremony on the Starlight stage.

Starlight strongly believes that through the spirit of healthy competition and the accolades gained by Blue Star Awards’ recognition, area students, teachers and schools are inspired to excel in musical theatre and all arts programs.

High schools interested in learning more about the Blue Star Awards are encouraged to contact education@kcstarlight.com.

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Alyssa Murray Quartet

05-23-2019

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 23 @ 8:30 pm

Through her original work, Alyssa aims to combine the harmonic and rhythmic elements of jazz with the narrative sophistication of...

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Through her original work, Alyssa aims to combine the harmonic and rhythmic elements of jazz with the narrative sophistication of contemporary folk. Her 2015, freshman release “As of Now” showcases her unique style and keen lyrical sense. Recent highlights include a gallery performance in part of the Nelson-Atkin’s Third Thursday series and opening for KC blues/rock favorite Katy Guillen and the Girls at the Record Bar.

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James Ward Band

05-24-2019

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 24 @ 8:30 pm

The James Ward Band was formed January of 1997 at The Blue Room located on 18th and Vine in Kansas City, MO. James, a native of Kansas...

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The James Ward Band was formed January of 1997 at The Blue Room located on 18th and Vine in Kansas City, MO. James, a native of Kansas City, attended Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, where he studied Tuba, and played Acoustic and Electric Bass in numerous bands while attending college. James' experience, skill, and reputation as a Bass Player led him to opportunities to perform with greats throughout the years such as Marcus Roberts, Wycliffe Gordon, Nat Adderly, Mark Whitfield, Bobby Watson, John Cushon, Patti Austin, Jonathan Dubose, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Lisa Henry, Chris Barnett, Jackie Mills, Russell Malone, Marcus Printup, Peter Martin, Scotty Barnhart, and Will Matthews of the Count Basie Orchestra, Gospel Artists Dorinda Clark-Cole and Donald Lawrence, and a host of other artists. James also toured South Africa with Oleta Adams.

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Bank of America Celebration at the Station

05-26-2019

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Union Station Kansas City, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 26 @ 8:00 pm

The largest FREE Memorial Day Weekend event in the Midwest returns for its 17th rousing year. Music Director Michael Stern conducts a...

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The largest FREE Memorial Day Weekend event in the Midwest returns for its 17th rousing year. Music Director Michael Stern conducts a spectacular patriotic concert by the Kansas City Symphony as a prelude to Kansas City’s biggest fireworks display. Picnic on the North Lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial while enjoying fabulous pre-concert entertainment. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Grounds open at 3 p.m., including the Lee Jeans Family Zone and Honeywell Veterans Place. Visit kcsymphony.org/celebration for event details and parking information.

Michael Stern, conductor

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The People's Liberation Big Band

05-27-2019

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 27 @ 7:00 pm

The People's Liberation Big Band perform "Night of the Living Dead: The Deep Cuts." The People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas...

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The People's Liberation Big Band perform "Night of the Living Dead: The Deep Cuts." The People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City is a musicians' collective formed for the purpose of creating and performing new large ensemble jazz music. The People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City was formed in 2006. The group has built a large repertoire of original compositions and unique arrangements by Kansas City composers Brad Cox, Patrick Alonzo Conway, Matt Otto, Forest Stewart, Jeffrey Rickman, Roger Wilder, Nick Howell, Jeff Harshbarger, Gerald Spaits, and others.

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Jan Kraybill’s Organ Extravaganza

05-28-2019

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 28 @ 6:00 pm

Join your friends in the Kauffman Center lobby for a drink after work and then settle in for an impressive performance by organist Jan...

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Join your friends in the Kauffman Center lobby for a drink after work and then settle in for an impressive performance by organist Jan Kraybill on the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ. Cash bars open at 5 p.m. and the one-hour, casual concert begins at 6 p.m. Reserve your free general admission tickets in advance starting April 1 at kcsymphony.org. Sponsored by Lead Bank.

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Jazzy Hip Hop: Brass And Boujee

05-31-2019

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 31 @ 7:00 pm

It’s a somewhat unlikely grouping of musicians — Kemet The Phantom, a native Kansas City emcee, singer and producer; Marcus Lewis, a...

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It’s a somewhat unlikely grouping of musicians — Kemet The Phantom, a native Kansas City emcee, singer and producer; Marcus Lewis, a trombonist; and Kadesh Flow, a nerdcore rapper from Mobile, Alabama. Yet, their Brass & Boujee project is proving to be one of the city’s most groundbreaking musical collaborations. Fusing hip-hop and rap with jazz and big band music, Brass & Boujee includes upward of 25 of the city’s most proficient musicians. Upon releasing its debut effort at the end of August, the band’s self-titled album reached the top of the iTunes jazz charts and No. 15 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart

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Mozart's Fifth Violin Concerto with Brahms

06-02-2019

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 31 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 2:00 pm

 

Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor is one of his most energetic and uninhibited pieces with a wild gypsy dance at the end. In...

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Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor is one of his most energetic and uninhibited pieces with a wild gypsy dance at the end. In Schoenberg’s technicolor arrangement of the chamber work for orchestra, the Quartet emerges as a thrilling showpiece. Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish,” is a technically demanding yet sweetly poetic romp. Within Her Arms, scored for an ensemble of 15 strings, is composer Anna Clyne’s touching memorial to her mother. Tickets for this Kansas City Symphony program start at $25.

ANNA CLYNE Within Her Arms

W.A. MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish”

BRAHMS/SCHOENBERG Piano Quartet No. 1

Michael Stern, conductor

Stefan Jackiw, violin

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Oklahoma

06-23-2019

Presented by Musical Theater Heritage, Inc. at MTH Theater at Crown Center, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 06 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jun 07 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 08 @ 8:00 pm + 10 more dates and times

Sun, Jun 09 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative. MTH’s re-imagined production will feature...

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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative. MTH’s re-imagined production will feature the recently restored libretto and updated orchestrations which includes Banjo, Guitar, fiddle and other sounds commonly associated with the Oklahoma territory.

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Symphonic Metamorphosis plus Bach and Brahms

06-09-2019

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 07 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 08 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 09 @ 2:00 pm

 

Disney’s animated classic, “Fantasia,” prominently features Leopold Stokowski’s lush orchestration of Bach’s famous Toccata...

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Disney’s animated classic, “Fantasia,” prominently features Leopold Stokowski’s lush orchestration of Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, and likewise, Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis converts earlier music (in this case, by Carl Maria von Weber) into an orchestral tour-de-force. The Kansas City Symphony also welcomes back one of the world’s preeminent pianists, Yefim Bronfman, to perform Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto, an iridescent and dazzling work with a fiery finish. Tickets from $25.

BRAHMS/THOMSON 11 Chorale Preludes

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major

J.S. BACH/STOKOWSKI Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber

Michael Stern, conductor 

Yefim Bronfman, piano

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The Coterie ACTS Theatre School - Overland Park Summer Classes

07-19-2019

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at Miller-Marley School of Dance and Voice, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 12 @ 9:00 am + 22 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 14 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jun 17 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 18 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 20 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jun 24 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 27 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 08 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 09 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 10 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 11 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 12 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 15 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 16 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Whether your student is stage ready or still waiting in the wings, we have something for everyone in classes with The Coterie! In our...

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Whether your student is stage ready or still waiting in the wings, we have something for everyone in classes with The Coterie! In our classes, we learn through the creative process which builds confidence, utilizes empathy, encourages cooperation, and enhances listening skills all while students think that they are simply having a blast!  By combining acting training with the innovation and excitement of our students, each class becomes a unique experience for every young actor. The Coterie's classes will prepare your student to take on whatever may come their way through the growth of creative and flexible thinking. So come join in the fun! What are you waiting for?

In Overland Park at Miller-Marley School of Dance and Voice - JUNE 10-14: Elephant And Piggie And You! (Grades K-2), Broadcast Mayhem! (Grades 3-5). JUNE 17-21: Funny Bones: Intro To Improv (Grades 5-7), Sketch Comedy (Grades 8-12). JUNE 24-28: Magical Toy Adventures (Grades K-2), Welcome To Musical Theatre (Grades 5-10). JULY 8-12: Imagination Travelers (Grades K-2), Summer Term At Hogwarts (Grades 3-5), Zombie Island (Grades 5-7). JULY 15-19: Monsterologists (Grades 3-5), Audition Lab (Grades 5-7), Audition Lab (Grades 8-12).

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Elephant and Piggie's "We Are In A Play"

06-30-2019

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at The Coterie Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 11 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jun 12 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jun 13 @ 11:00 am + 28 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 14 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jun 18 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 19 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jun 25 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 26 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Gerald the Elephant is cautious and Piggie is not. Along with the three nutty Squirrelles, these “bestus” friends might get invited...

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Gerald the Elephant is cautious and Piggie is not. Along with the three nutty Squirrelles, these “bestus” friends might get invited to a swimmy fancy costume dancey pool party or decide to spend the day playing ping-pong in silly hats.  This lively and irresistibly charming musical look at friendship has become one of the best-selling and loved young readers’ series of the past decade.

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Elephant and Piggie's "We Are In A Play"

08-04-2019

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at The Coterie Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 11 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jun 12 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jun 13 @ 11:00 am + 81 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 14 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jun 18 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 19 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jun 25 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 26 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jul 02 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jul 02 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 03 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 03 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 05 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jul 05 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 05 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 06 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 07 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jul 09 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jul 09 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 10 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 11 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 12 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 13 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jul 16 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 17 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 18 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 19 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 20 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jul 23 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 24 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 25 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 26 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 27 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jul 30 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 31 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Aug 01 @ 11:00 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Aug 02 @ 11:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Aug 02 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 03 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 04 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Gerald the Elephant is cautious and Piggie is not. Along with the three nutty Squirrelles, these “bestus” friends might get invited...

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Gerald the Elephant is cautious and Piggie is not. Along with the three nutty Squirrelles, these “bestus” friends might get invited to a swimmy fancy costume dancey pool party or decide to spend the day playing ping-pong in silly hats.  This lively and irresistibly charming musical look at friendship has become one of the best-selling and loved young readers’ series of the past decade.

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Snarky Puppy at the Kauffman Center

06-11-2019

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm

Displaying a rare and delicate mixture of sophisticated composition, harmony and improvisation, Snarky Puppy has been praised for being...

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Displaying a rare and delicate mixture of sophisticated composition, harmony and improvisation, Snarky Puppy has been praised for being “big, rich and funky” by NPR Music. The band features a wide-ranging collection of more than 30 musicians known as “The Fam,” centered around bassist, composer and bandleader Michael League. Each live performance highlights a rotating cast of about a dozen musicians, ensuring every show is different.

“Maybe you didn’t notice, but this is Snarky Puppy’s world, and the rest of us only live in it." - The New York Times

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Classics Uncorked: Secrets Revealed

06-13-2019

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm

When the backstory is as intriguing as the music, we have to pull back the curtain! Elgar’s Enigma Variations captures the essence of...

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When the backstory is as intriguing as the music, we have to pull back the curtain! Elgar’s Enigma Variations captures the essence of his friends and even himself in 14 variations on an enigmatic theme. Plus, many speculate his work contains an overarching hidden theme. Masquerade by Anna Clyne conjures up a mid-18th century London promenade concert with street entertainers. After the concert, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine while mingling with Kansas City Symphony musicians in Kauffman Center’s stunning Brandmeyer Great Hall with its unrivalled views of downtown. Sponsored by BMO Wealth Management. Most tickets $25.

Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor

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Broadway and All That Jazz: Songbook of the 80s to the Present

07-14-2019

Presented by Quality Hill Playhouse at Quality Hill Playhouse, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm + 30 more dates and times

Mon, Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm Mon, Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Jul 02 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jul 03 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 03 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jul 04 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jul 05 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jul 06 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jul 06 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jul 07 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Jul 09 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

“Over the top.” Nothing describes American musical theatre of the 1980s to the present better. Characterized by lavish spectacles...

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“Over the top.” Nothing describes American musical theatre of the 1980s to the present better. Characterized by lavish spectacles and epic plots, musicals like THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LES MISÉRABLES, MONTY’S PYTHOM’S SPAMALOT, and WICKED continue to captivate us with their “bigger is better” approach. On the flipside, American popular artists such as Rod Stewart, Joni Mitchell, Michael Buble, and even Lady Gaga (in partnership with the incomparable Tony Bennett) returned to the humble roots of the Great American Songbook for contemporary – yet classic – hits.

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Future Stages Festival

06-16-2019

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 16 @ 11:00 am

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will continue celebrating young, talented Kansas City artists at the 6th annual Future...

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The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will continue celebrating young, talented Kansas City artists at the 6th annual Future Stages Festival on Sunday, June 16, 2019. This FREE community festival showcases hundreds of young performers on the Kauffman Center stages, and guests can enjoy a wide-range of diverse performance styles and engaging arts activities.

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The Coterie ACTS Theatre School - Pembroke Hill Summer Classes & Performance Camp

07-26-2019

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at Pembroke Hill Wornall Campus, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 17 @ 8:30 am Mon, Jun 17 @ 12:30 pm Tue, Jun 18 @ 8:30 am + 52 more dates and times

Tue, Jun 18 @ 12:30 pm Wed, Jun 19 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jun 19 @ 12:30 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 8:30 am Thu, Jun 20 @ 12:30 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 21 @ 12:30 pm Mon, Jun 24 @ 12:30 pm Tue, Jun 25 @ 12:30 pm Wed, Jun 26 @ 12:30 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 12:30 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 12:30 pm Mon, Jul 08 @ 8:30 am Mon, Jul 08 @ 8:30 am Mon, Jul 08 @ 12:30 pm Tue, Jul 09 @ 8:30 am Tue, Jul 09 @ 8:30 am Tue, Jul 09 @ 12:30 pm Wed, Jul 10 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jul 10 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jul 10 @ 12:30 pm Thu, Jul 11 @ 8:30 am Thu, Jul 11 @ 8:30 am Thu, Jul 11 @ 12:30 pm Fri, Jul 12 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 12 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 12 @ 12:30 pm Mon, Jul 15 @ 8:30 am Mon, Jul 15 @ 8:30 am Mon, Jul 15 @ 12:30 pm Tue, Jul 16 @ 8:30 am Tue, Jul 16 @ 8:30 am Tue, Jul 16 @ 12:30 pm Wed, Jul 17 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jul 17 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jul 17 @ 12:30 pm Thu, Jul 18 @ 8:30 am Thu, Jul 18 @ 8:30 am Thu, Jul 18 @ 12:30 pm Fri, Jul 19 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 19 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 19 @ 12:30 pm Mon, Jul 22 @ 8:30 am Mon, Jul 22 @ 12:30 pm Tue, Jul 23 @ 8:30 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 12:30 pm Wed, Jul 24 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 12:30 pm Thu, Jul 25 @ 8:30 am Thu, Jul 25 @ 12:30 pm Fri, Jul 26 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 12:30 pm - less dates and times

Whether your student is stage ready or still waiting in the wings, we have something for everyone in classes with The Coterie! In our...

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Whether your student is stage ready or still waiting in the wings, we have something for everyone in classes with The Coterie! In our classes, we learn through the creative process which builds confidence, utilizes empathy, encourages cooperation, and enhances listening skills all while students think that they are simply having a blast!  By combining acting training with the innovation and excitement of our students, each class becomes a unique experience for every young actor. The Coterie's classes will prepare your student to take on whatever may come their way through the growth of creative and flexible thinking. So come join in the fun! What are you waiting for?

At Pembroke Hill Wornall Campus - JUNE 17-21: Magical Toy Adventures (Grades 1-2), Monsterologists (Grades 3-5). JUNE 24-28: Funny Bones: Intro To Improv (Grades 6-8), Sketch Comedy (Grades 9-12). JULY 8-12: Elephant And Piggie And You! (Grades 1-2), Imagination Travelers (Grades 1-2). JULY 8-12 & 15-19: Footloose Performance Camp (Grades 9-12). JULY 15-19: Summer Term At Hogwarts (Grades 3-5). JULY 22-26: Audition Lab (Grades 6-8), Welcome To Musical Theatre (Grades 6-10), Audition Lab (Grades 9-12).

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Pictures at an Exhibition

06-23-2019

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm

 

The Kansas City Symphony’s 2018/19 season closes with one of the most celebrated and colorful works in the entire symphonic...

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The Kansas City Symphony’s 2018/19 season closes with one of the most celebrated and colorful works in the entire symphonic catalogue, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, orchestrated by Ravel. With thrilling technical demands and a magnificent conclusion, audiences love every minute of Brahms’ intensely beautiful First Piano Concerto performed by returning special guest pianist Benjamin Grosvenor. Tickets from $25.

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1

JOHN CORIGLIANO Snapshot: Circa 1909

MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition

Michael Stern, conductor

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

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Broadway and All That Jazz: Songbook of the 60s and 70s

05-26-2019

Presented by Quality Hill Playhouse at Quality Hill Playhouse, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 22 @ 1:00 pm Wed, May 22 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 23 @ 7:30 pm + 3 more dates and times

Fri, May 24 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 25 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 26 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

Follow the evolution of Broadway and jazz into the 1960s and 70s as popular culture shifted to reflect the changing times. Kander and...

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Follow the evolution of Broadway and jazz into the 1960s and 70s as popular culture shifted to reflect the changing times. Kander and Ebb (CABARET, CHICAGO) and Stephen Sondheim (COMPANY, FOLLIES) transformed the way Americans experienced the Broadway musical through their commentary on society – current and past – while the jazz scene was turned on its head through music that reflected the turbulent change of the era. Celebrate the era of innovation with favorites like “All That Jazz,” “Being Alive,” “Take Five,” and jazz inventions on American standards.

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Knuckleheads presents Todd Snider & Elizabeth Cook at The Folly Theater

05-22-2019

Presented by Folly Theater at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 22 @ 8:00 pm

East Nashville Singer/Songwriter Todd Snider has announced some new dates for his current tour, including a stop at The Folly Theater....

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East Nashville Singer/Songwriter Todd Snider has announced some new dates for his current tour, including a stop at The Folly Theater. Elizabeth Cook will open up the show.

“On this tour, I am coming to town with nothing but my guitar and stories like the old days. You know…pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little cheap cheap cheap talk a lot pick a little more. And not to brag, but I also wrote a book that everybody loves so I am an author now. plus I play everywhere, pretty much all the time everybody shows up and they pretty much always love it.”

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Blue Star Awards

05-23-2019

Presented by Starlight Theatre at Starlight Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 23 @ 7:30 pm

Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards®, Starlight Theatre’s annual Blue Star Awards recognize achievement and excellence in musical...

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Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards®, Starlight Theatre’s annual Blue Star Awards recognize achievement and excellence in musical theatre among Kansas City area high school students.

Established in 2003, the Blue Star Awards are one of the largest and most admired high school musical theatre awards programs in the nation. All high schools in metropolitan Kansas City and selected outlying communities are invited to participate. Each year the program serves 5,000 area students who contribute either on the stage or behind the scenes to their schools’ musical theatre productions.

Adjudicators, who are theatre professionals, performing artists, designers and theatre arts educators, attend each participating school’s musical and provide evaluations and commentary to Starlight’s Education Department. Their comments are also compiled and shared with each school’s theatre teacher and students.

Each May, the program culminates with the red-carpet Blue Star Awards Ceremony on the Starlight stage.

Starlight strongly believes that through the spirit of healthy competition and the accolades gained by Blue Star Awards’ recognition, area students, teachers and schools are inspired to excel in musical theatre and all arts programs.

High schools interested in learning more about the Blue Star Awards are encouraged to contact education@kcstarlight.com.

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Alyssa Murray Quartet

05-23-2019

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 23 @ 8:30 pm

Through her original work, Alyssa aims to combine the harmonic and rhythmic elements of jazz with the narrative sophistication of...

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Through her original work, Alyssa aims to combine the harmonic and rhythmic elements of jazz with the narrative sophistication of contemporary folk. Her 2015, freshman release “As of Now” showcases her unique style and keen lyrical sense. Recent highlights include a gallery performance in part of the Nelson-Atkin’s Third Thursday series and opening for KC blues/rock favorite Katy Guillen and the Girls at the Record Bar.

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James Ward Band

05-24-2019

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 24 @ 8:30 pm

The James Ward Band was formed January of 1997 at The Blue Room located on 18th and Vine in Kansas City, MO. James, a native of Kansas...

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The James Ward Band was formed January of 1997 at The Blue Room located on 18th and Vine in Kansas City, MO. James, a native of Kansas City, attended Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, where he studied Tuba, and played Acoustic and Electric Bass in numerous bands while attending college. James' experience, skill, and reputation as a Bass Player led him to opportunities to perform with greats throughout the years such as Marcus Roberts, Wycliffe Gordon, Nat Adderly, Mark Whitfield, Bobby Watson, John Cushon, Patti Austin, Jonathan Dubose, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Lisa Henry, Chris Barnett, Jackie Mills, Russell Malone, Marcus Printup, Peter Martin, Scotty Barnhart, and Will Matthews of the Count Basie Orchestra, Gospel Artists Dorinda Clark-Cole and Donald Lawrence, and a host of other artists. James also toured South Africa with Oleta Adams.

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Bank of America Celebration at the Station

05-26-2019

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Union Station Kansas City, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 26 @ 8:00 pm

The largest FREE Memorial Day Weekend event in the Midwest returns for its 17th rousing year. Music Director Michael Stern conducts a...

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The largest FREE Memorial Day Weekend event in the Midwest returns for its 17th rousing year. Music Director Michael Stern conducts a spectacular patriotic concert by the Kansas City Symphony as a prelude to Kansas City’s biggest fireworks display. Picnic on the North Lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial while enjoying fabulous pre-concert entertainment. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Grounds open at 3 p.m., including the Lee Jeans Family Zone and Honeywell Veterans Place. Visit kcsymphony.org/celebration for event details and parking information.

Michael Stern, conductor

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The People's Liberation Big Band

05-27-2019

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 27 @ 7:00 pm

The People's Liberation Big Band perform "Night of the Living Dead: The Deep Cuts." The People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas...

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The People's Liberation Big Band perform "Night of the Living Dead: The Deep Cuts." The People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City is a musicians' collective formed for the purpose of creating and performing new large ensemble jazz music. The People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City was formed in 2006. The group has built a large repertoire of original compositions and unique arrangements by Kansas City composers Brad Cox, Patrick Alonzo Conway, Matt Otto, Forest Stewart, Jeffrey Rickman, Roger Wilder, Nick Howell, Jeff Harshbarger, Gerald Spaits, and others.

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Jan Kraybill’s Organ Extravaganza

05-28-2019

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 28 @ 6:00 pm

Join your friends in the Kauffman Center lobby for a drink after work and then settle in for an impressive performance by organist Jan...

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Join your friends in the Kauffman Center lobby for a drink after work and then settle in for an impressive performance by organist Jan Kraybill on the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ. Cash bars open at 5 p.m. and the one-hour, casual concert begins at 6 p.m. Reserve your free general admission tickets in advance starting April 1 at kcsymphony.org. Sponsored by Lead Bank.

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Jazzy Hip Hop: Brass And Boujee

05-31-2019

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 31 @ 7:00 pm

It’s a somewhat unlikely grouping of musicians — Kemet The Phantom, a native Kansas City emcee, singer and producer; Marcus Lewis, a...

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It’s a somewhat unlikely grouping of musicians — Kemet The Phantom, a native Kansas City emcee, singer and producer; Marcus Lewis, a trombonist; and Kadesh Flow, a nerdcore rapper from Mobile, Alabama. Yet, their Brass & Boujee project is proving to be one of the city’s most groundbreaking musical collaborations. Fusing hip-hop and rap with jazz and big band music, Brass & Boujee includes upward of 25 of the city’s most proficient musicians. Upon releasing its debut effort at the end of August, the band’s self-titled album reached the top of the iTunes jazz charts and No. 15 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart

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Mozart's Fifth Violin Concerto with Brahms

06-02-2019

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 31 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 2:00 pm

 

Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor is one of his most energetic and uninhibited pieces with a wild gypsy dance at the end. In...

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Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor is one of his most energetic and uninhibited pieces with a wild gypsy dance at the end. In Schoenberg’s technicolor arrangement of the chamber work for orchestra, the Quartet emerges as a thrilling showpiece. Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish,” is a technically demanding yet sweetly poetic romp. Within Her Arms, scored for an ensemble of 15 strings, is composer Anna Clyne’s touching memorial to her mother. Tickets for this Kansas City Symphony program start at $25.

ANNA CLYNE Within Her Arms

W.A. MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish”

BRAHMS/SCHOENBERG Piano Quartet No. 1

Michael Stern, conductor

Stefan Jackiw, violin

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Oklahoma

06-23-2019

Presented by Musical Theater Heritage, Inc. at MTH Theater at Crown Center, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 06 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jun 07 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 08 @ 8:00 pm + 10 more dates and times

Sun, Jun 09 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative. MTH’s re-imagined production will feature...

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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative. MTH’s re-imagined production will feature the recently restored libretto and updated orchestrations which includes Banjo, Guitar, fiddle and other sounds commonly associated with the Oklahoma territory.

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Symphonic Metamorphosis plus Bach and Brahms

06-09-2019

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 07 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 08 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 09 @ 2:00 pm

 

Disney’s animated classic, “Fantasia,” prominently features Leopold Stokowski’s lush orchestration of Bach’s famous Toccata...

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Disney’s animated classic, “Fantasia,” prominently features Leopold Stokowski’s lush orchestration of Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, and likewise, Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis converts earlier music (in this case, by Carl Maria von Weber) into an orchestral tour-de-force. The Kansas City Symphony also welcomes back one of the world’s preeminent pianists, Yefim Bronfman, to perform Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto, an iridescent and dazzling work with a fiery finish. Tickets from $25.

BRAHMS/THOMSON 11 Chorale Preludes

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major

J.S. BACH/STOKOWSKI Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber

Michael Stern, conductor 

Yefim Bronfman, piano

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The Coterie ACTS Theatre School - Overland Park Summer Classes

07-19-2019

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at Miller-Marley School of Dance and Voice, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 12 @ 9:00 am + 22 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 14 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jun 17 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 18 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 20 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jun 24 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 27 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 08 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 09 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 10 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 11 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 12 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 15 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 16 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Whether your student is stage ready or still waiting in the wings, we have something for everyone in classes with The Coterie! In our...

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Whether your student is stage ready or still waiting in the wings, we have something for everyone in classes with The Coterie! In our classes, we learn through the creative process which builds confidence, utilizes empathy, encourages cooperation, and enhances listening skills all while students think that they are simply having a blast!  By combining acting training with the innovation and excitement of our students, each class becomes a unique experience for every young actor. The Coterie's classes will prepare your student to take on whatever may come their way through the growth of creative and flexible thinking. So come join in the fun! What are you waiting for?

In Overland Park at Miller-Marley School of Dance and Voice - JUNE 10-14: Elephant And Piggie And You! (Grades K-2), Broadcast Mayhem! (Grades 3-5). JUNE 17-21: Funny Bones: Intro To Improv (Grades 5-7), Sketch Comedy (Grades 8-12). JUNE 24-28: Magical Toy Adventures (Grades K-2), Welcome To Musical Theatre (Grades 5-10). JULY 8-12: Imagination Travelers (Grades K-2), Summer Term At Hogwarts (Grades 3-5), Zombie Island (Grades 5-7). JULY 15-19: Monsterologists (Grades 3-5), Audition Lab (Grades 5-7), Audition Lab (Grades 8-12).

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Elephant and Piggie's "We Are In A Play"

06-30-2019

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at The Coterie Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 11 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jun 12 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jun 13 @ 11:00 am + 28 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 14 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jun 18 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 19 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jun 25 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 26 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Gerald the Elephant is cautious and Piggie is not. Along with the three nutty Squirrelles, these “bestus” friends might get invited...

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Gerald the Elephant is cautious and Piggie is not. Along with the three nutty Squirrelles, these “bestus” friends might get invited to a swimmy fancy costume dancey pool party or decide to spend the day playing ping-pong in silly hats.  This lively and irresistibly charming musical look at friendship has become one of the best-selling and loved young readers’ series of the past decade.

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Elephant and Piggie's "We Are In A Play"

08-04-2019

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at The Coterie Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 11 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jun 12 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jun 13 @ 11:00 am + 81 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 14 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jun 18 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 19 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jun 25 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jun 26 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jul 02 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jul 02 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 03 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 03 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 05 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jul 05 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 05 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 06 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 07 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jul 09 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jul 09 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 10 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 11 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 12 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 13 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jul 16 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 17 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 18 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 19 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 20 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jul 23 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 24 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jul 25 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 26 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 27 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Jul 30 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 31 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Aug 01 @ 11:00 am Thu, Aug 01 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Aug 02 @ 11:00 am Fri, Aug 02 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Aug 02 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 03 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 04 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Gerald the Elephant is cautious and Piggie is not. Along with the three nutty Squirrelles, these “bestus” friends might get invited...

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Gerald the Elephant is cautious and Piggie is not. Along with the three nutty Squirrelles, these “bestus” friends might get invited to a swimmy fancy costume dancey pool party or decide to spend the day playing ping-pong in silly hats.  This lively and irresistibly charming musical look at friendship has become one of the best-selling and loved young readers’ series of the past decade.

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Snarky Puppy at the Kauffman Center

06-11-2019

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm

Displaying a rare and delicate mixture of sophisticated composition, harmony and improvisation, Snarky Puppy has been praised for being...

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Displaying a rare and delicate mixture of sophisticated composition, harmony and improvisation, Snarky Puppy has been praised for being “big, rich and funky” by NPR Music. The band features a wide-ranging collection of more than 30 musicians known as “The Fam,” centered around bassist, composer and bandleader Michael League. Each live performance highlights a rotating cast of about a dozen musicians, ensuring every show is different.

“Maybe you didn’t notice, but this is Snarky Puppy’s world, and the rest of us only live in it." - The New York Times

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Classics Uncorked: Secrets Revealed

06-13-2019

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm

When the backstory is as intriguing as the music, we have to pull back the curtain! Elgar’s Enigma Variations captures the essence of...

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When the backstory is as intriguing as the music, we have to pull back the curtain! Elgar’s Enigma Variations captures the essence of his friends and even himself in 14 variations on an enigmatic theme. Plus, many speculate his work contains an overarching hidden theme. Masquerade by Anna Clyne conjures up a mid-18th century London promenade concert with street entertainers. After the concert, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine while mingling with Kansas City Symphony musicians in Kauffman Center’s stunning Brandmeyer Great Hall with its unrivalled views of downtown. Sponsored by BMO Wealth Management. Most tickets $25.

Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor

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Broadway and All That Jazz: Songbook of the 80s to the Present

07-14-2019

Presented by Quality Hill Playhouse at Quality Hill Playhouse, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm + 30 more dates and times

Mon, Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm Mon, Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Jul 02 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jul 03 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 03 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jul 04 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jul 05 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jul 06 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Jul 06 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jul 07 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Jul 09 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

“Over the top.” Nothing describes American musical theatre of the 1980s to the present better. Characterized by lavish spectacles...

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“Over the top.” Nothing describes American musical theatre of the 1980s to the present better. Characterized by lavish spectacles and epic plots, musicals like THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LES MISÉRABLES, MONTY’S PYTHOM’S SPAMALOT, and WICKED continue to captivate us with their “bigger is better” approach. On the flipside, American popular artists such as Rod Stewart, Joni Mitchell, Michael Buble, and even Lady Gaga (in partnership with the incomparable Tony Bennett) returned to the humble roots of the Great American Songbook for contemporary – yet classic – hits.

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Future Stages Festival

06-16-2019

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 16 @ 11:00 am

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will continue celebrating young, talented Kansas City artists at the 6th annual Future...

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The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will continue celebrating young, talented Kansas City artists at the 6th annual Future Stages Festival on Sunday, June 16, 2019. This FREE community festival showcases hundreds of young performers on the Kauffman Center stages, and guests can enjoy a wide-range of diverse performance styles and engaging arts activities.

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The Coterie ACTS Theatre School - Pembroke Hill Summer Classes & Performance Camp

07-26-2019

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at Pembroke Hill Wornall Campus, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jun 17 @ 8:30 am Mon, Jun 17 @ 12:30 pm Tue, Jun 18 @ 8:30 am + 52 more dates and times

Tue, Jun 18 @ 12:30 pm Wed, Jun 19 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jun 19 @ 12:30 pm Thu, Jun 20 @ 8:30 am Thu, Jun 20 @ 12:30 pm Fri, Jun 21 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jun 21 @ 12:30 pm Mon, Jun 24 @ 12:30 pm Tue, Jun 25 @ 12:30 pm Wed, Jun 26 @ 12:30 pm Thu, Jun 27 @ 12:30 pm Fri, Jun 28 @ 12:30 pm Mon, Jul 08 @ 8:30 am Mon, Jul 08 @ 8:30 am Mon, Jul 08 @ 12:30 pm Tue, Jul 09 @ 8:30 am Tue, Jul 09 @ 8:30 am Tue, Jul 09 @ 12:30 pm Wed, Jul 10 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jul 10 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jul 10 @ 12:30 pm Thu, Jul 11 @ 8:30 am Thu, Jul 11 @ 8:30 am Thu, Jul 11 @ 12:30 pm Fri, Jul 12 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 12 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 12 @ 12:30 pm Mon, Jul 15 @ 8:30 am Mon, Jul 15 @ 8:30 am Mon, Jul 15 @ 12:30 pm Tue, Jul 16 @ 8:30 am Tue, Jul 16 @ 8:30 am Tue, Jul 16 @ 12:30 pm Wed, Jul 17 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jul 17 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jul 17 @ 12:30 pm Thu, Jul 18 @ 8:30 am Thu, Jul 18 @ 8:30 am Thu, Jul 18 @ 12:30 pm Fri, Jul 19 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 19 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 19 @ 12:30 pm Mon, Jul 22 @ 8:30 am Mon, Jul 22 @ 12:30 pm Tue, Jul 23 @ 8:30 am Tue, Jul 23 @ 12:30 pm Wed, Jul 24 @ 8:30 am Wed, Jul 24 @ 12:30 pm Thu, Jul 25 @ 8:30 am Thu, Jul 25 @ 12:30 pm Fri, Jul 26 @ 8:30 am Fri, Jul 26 @ 12:30 pm - less dates and times

Whether your student is stage ready or still waiting in the wings, we have something for everyone in classes with The Coterie! In our...

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Whether your student is stage ready or still waiting in the wings, we have something for everyone in classes with The Coterie! In our classes, we learn through the creative process which builds confidence, utilizes empathy, encourages cooperation, and enhances listening skills all while students think that they are simply having a blast!  By combining acting training with the innovation and excitement of our students, each class becomes a unique experience for every young actor. The Coterie's classes will prepare your student to take on whatever may come their way through the growth of creative and flexible thinking. So come join in the fun! What are you waiting for?

At Pembroke Hill Wornall Campus - JUNE 17-21: Magical Toy Adventures (Grades 1-2), Monsterologists (Grades 3-5). JUNE 24-28: Funny Bones: Intro To Improv (Grades 6-8), Sketch Comedy (Grades 9-12). JULY 8-12: Elephant And Piggie And You! (Grades 1-2), Imagination Travelers (Grades 1-2). JULY 8-12 & 15-19: Footloose Performance Camp (Grades 9-12). JULY 15-19: Summer Term At Hogwarts (Grades 3-5). JULY 22-26: Audition Lab (Grades 6-8), Welcome To Musical Theatre (Grades 6-10), Audition Lab (Grades 9-12).

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Pictures at an Exhibition

06-23-2019

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm

 

The Kansas City Symphony’s 2018/19 season closes with one of the most celebrated and colorful works in the entire symphonic...

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The Kansas City Symphony’s 2018/19 season closes with one of the most celebrated and colorful works in the entire symphonic catalogue, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, orchestrated by Ravel. With thrilling technical demands and a magnificent conclusion, audiences love every minute of Brahms’ intensely beautiful First Piano Concerto performed by returning special guest pianist Benjamin Grosvenor. Tickets from $25.

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1

JOHN CORIGLIANO Snapshot: Circa 1909

MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition

Michael Stern, conductor

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

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