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An Evening with George Gershwin

08-27-2017

Presented by MTH Theater at Crown Center at Musical Theater Heritage, Inc., Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm + 6 more dates and times

Sun, Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

George Gershwin was on of the most significant American composers of the 20th Century, known for popular stage and screen numbers as... [more+]
George Gershwin was on of the most significant American composers of the 20th Century, known for popular stage and screen numbers as well as classical compositions. Songs include "Summertime:, "Porgy and Bess", and "An American in Paris". This is an original revue about the life and music of this incredible composer. Written and hosted by George Harter, with musical arrangements by Brad Cox, featuring the People's Liberation Big Band Orchestra and and Kansas City's top musical theater performers. Special Pricing for Groups of 10 or more! [less-]
Tags:   MusicTheatre

UMKC Faculty Recital: Thomas Stein, Tuba

08-21-2017

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm
The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance proudly presents faculty recitals to the Kansas City community each semester, showcasing the... [more+]
The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance proudly presents faculty recitals to the Kansas City community each semester, showcasing the breadth of talent our faculty brings to the arts. A native of Michigan, Thomas Stein received the Bachelor of Music (with high distinction) and the Master of Music in tuba performance from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Prior to coming to Missouri, Stein taught at Central Michigan University, University of Colorado-Boulder, and the University of Southern Mississippi. Stein is very active throughout the United States as a recitalist, clinician, and chamber musician. He has appeared several times at the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference (ITEC) and the U.S. Army Band Tuba Euphonium Conferences, at all of the regional conferences since 1996, and has appeared in six European countries and at numerous universities throughout the United States. BESOZZI: Sonata in B-flat Major MEECHAN: These Mist Covered Mountains MOBBERLEY: The Mozart Tuba Concerto STEVENS: Sonatina MILES: Three Sketches [less-]
Tags:  Music

Motown The Musical

08-27-2017

Presented by Starlight Theatre at Starlight Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm Wed, Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown The Musical is the true American... [more+]
It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit Motown The Musical! Contains minimal adult language and references; national tour recommends for ages 10+ [less-]
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KC Dance Day

08-26-2017

Presented by Kansas City Ballet at Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am
Enjoy Kansas City Ballet's 7th annual KC Dance Day at the Bolender Center from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with FREE dance classes and FREE... [more+]
Enjoy Kansas City Ballet's 7th annual KC Dance Day at the Bolender Center from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with FREE dance classes and FREE performances; even an open rehearsal by Kansas City Ballet dancers! [less-]
Tags:   FreeDance

YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman

09-05-2017

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 05 @ 7:30 pm
YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman bring their 2017 tour to Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Tuesday, September 5. The... [more+]
YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman bring their 2017 tour to Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Tuesday, September 5. The progressive rock band YES was co-founded by Anderson and the late Chris Squire in 1968, and went on to sell millions of records with releases such as Fragile, Close to The Edge, Tales From Topographic Oceans, Going For The One, and 90125. The band charted progressive rock and pop-rock hits through the 1970s and ‘80s, with tracks including “Roundabout,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” and “Cinema.” YES was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017. [less-]
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Men on Boats

10-01-2017

Presented by Unicorn Theatre at Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 06 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 07 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 08 @ 8:00 pm + 20 more dates and times

Sat, Sep 09 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 01 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

By Jacklyn Backhaus Directed by Missy Koonce A Co-Production with UMKC Theatre The Levin Stage Ten manly explorers. Four boats. One... [more+]
By Jacklyn Backhaus Directed by Missy Koonce A Co-Production with UMKC Theatre The Levin Stage Ten manly explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. And an all-female cast! Men on Boats tells the true story of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of daring volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River, dodging rapids and naming every landmark. This rowdy satire written in modern language about fearless pioneers takes on a whole new meaning with women at the helm. [less-]
Tags:  Theatre

A Night on the Town - Featuring Jeremy Watson!

09-09-2017

Presented by MTH Theater at Crown Center at Musical Theater Heritage, Inc., Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 07 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Sep 08 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 09 @ 8:00 pm
Jeremy Watson is one of the most electric piano performers in the region. He is one of the most sought after players and Music Directors... [more+]
Jeremy Watson is one of the most electric piano performers in the region. He is one of the most sought after players and Music Directors in KC. 'A Night on the Town' will feature some of Jeremy's original tunes as well as songs from his favorite artists! A Night on the Town is an infusion of a nightclub show and theatrical experience. There’s nothing like it in Kansas City; it’s not to be missed! [less-]
Tags:  Music

Screenland at the Symphony: Star Trek Into Darkness Live

09-10-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 08 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm
Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor J.J. Abrams’ riveting “Star Trek Into Darkness” soars onto the giant screen... [more+]
Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor J.J. Abrams’ riveting “Star Trek Into Darkness” soars onto the giant screen in Helzberg Hall with your Kansas City Symphony performing Michael Giacchino’s thrilling score live. Starring the brilliant super-villain Benedict Cumberbatch, you’ll be left screaming just one word — KHAAANNNN!  ©2009 Paramount Pictures. ™ CBS Studios Inc. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Grease

09-14-2017

Presented by Starlight Theatre at Starlight Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 08 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 09 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 10 @ 8:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Tue, Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm Wed, Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, and Danny Zuko, the school’s coolest greaser, have a secret summertime romance – but when... [more+]
Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, and Danny Zuko, the school’s coolest greaser, have a secret summertime romance – but when they get back to school, everything is different. Sandy attempts to navigate the tricky Rydell High School social waters and catch Danny’s attention again, but Danny is mostly concerned with maintaining his tough-guy reputation. In the end, the Pink Ladies help Sandy figure out how to win back the leader of the Burger Palace Boys. Contains adult language and subject matter [less-]
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Between the Lines

10-01-2017

Presented by Kansas City Repertory Theatre at Spencer Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 08 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 09 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm + 20 more dates and times

Tue, Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 01 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

What happens when the line between fiction and fantasy becomes blurred with reality? When the handsome hero in her favorite book... [more+]
What happens when the line between fiction and fantasy becomes blurred with reality? When the handsome hero in her favorite book literally starts speaking to her, seventeen-year-old Delilah thinks she has found the perfect escape from the challenges of her life. Is it possible to live the story you want, if it’s not the story you’re in? [less-]
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Kansas City Symphony - An Evening in Vienna: Symphony Ball

09-09-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kansas City Convention Center Grand Ballroom, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 09 @ 6:00 pm
Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the Symphony League, the annual Symphony Ball promises an elegant evening of decadent dining,... [more+]
Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the Symphony League, the annual Symphony Ball promises an elegant evening of decadent dining, cocktails, a silent auction featuring luxuries and rare experiences, dancing to the Michael Beers Band and a spectacular Kansas City Symphony performance. Visit kcsymphonyball.org for tickets and details Michael Stern, conductor [less-]
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Seungwon Lee, soprano, UMKC Conservatory Guest Alumni Recital

09-09-2017

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 09 @ 7:30 pm
The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance proudly presents guest alumni recitals to the Kansas City community each semester, showcasing... [more+]
The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance proudly presents guest alumni recitals to the Kansas City community each semester, showcasing the breadth of talent our alumni bring to the arts. Soprano Seungwon Lee earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in voice performance from University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she studied with Dr. Rebecca Sherburn. Dr. Lee has performed opera roles including Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Susanna (Le Nozze Figaro), Adele (Die Fledermaus), and some opera scenes in Carmen and Die Zauberflöte. She has participated as a Young Artist for Chicago Opera Theatre, where she appeared on numerous gala and opera concerts. Active as a concert performer, Dr. Lee has performed as a soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Theodore Dubois’s The Seven Last Words of Christ, and Sydney Peters’ The Atonement. Dr. Lee was one of the winners of Bel Canto Competition in Chicago division and appeared on the winner’s concert with Maude Miller Encouragement Award. She has performed for the North Shore Choral Society Festival under the direction of Dr. Donald Chen. She also has performed as a solo artist in numerous groups and ensembles within the classical and contemporary styles in Chicago, Kansas City, New York, and South Korea. Dr. Lee participated in Master Classes with the world renowned artists such as Mr. Martin Katz and Professor Mignon Dunn. Dr. Lee has served as adjunct voice faculty for five years at Dong-Eui University in Pusan, South Korea, where she taught opera workshop and applied voice lessons to undergraduate students. While teaching there, she directed and staged opera scenes with her students every semester, and presented works such as Don GiovanniRigolettoDie Zauberflöte, and La Bohème. Dr. Lee was a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award at Dong-Eui University. Her voice studio includes all levels from 6th graders, adult students up to the most advanced. She teaches piano as well. Dr. Lee earned her Professional Studies diploma in voice performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York City, a Master of Music in voice performance from Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University in Chicago, and a Bachelor of Music in voice performance with a minor in piano performance from Pusan National University, Korea.   [less-]
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Kansas City Jewish Culture Fest

09-10-2017

Presented by The White Theatre at The White Theatre, Leawood
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 10 @ 11:00 am
It began in 1994. It grew and evolved. Now 20 years later, it’s the premier Jewish event in Kansas City. For our 10th event on... [more+]
It began in 1994. It grew and evolved. Now 20 years later, it’s the premier Jewish event in Kansas City. For our 10th event on Sunday, September 10th, 2017, this unique local festival has been reimagined to bring even more communities together. Young and old, people of all cultures, faiths, and backgrounds will find something to enjoy at the Jewish Culture Fest. Drawing more than 7,000 attendees, this fun, family-friendly, all-day event will feature artists, activities, food, musicians and entertainers who capture the imaginations of families and adults. And for the first time, the Jewish Culture Fest will also include the Kansas City Kosher BBQ Competition. Activities will include:     [less-]
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Van Cliburn Silver Medalist Kenny Broberg Concert

09-10-2017

Presented by Park University at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm
Park University International Center for Music graduate student Kenny Broberg, the silver medalist at the recently completed 15th Van... [more+]
Park University International Center for Music graduate student Kenny Broberg, the silver medalist at the recently completed 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform in concert on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the historic Folly Theater in Kansas City, Mo. Broberg is scheduled to perform the following repertoire in the concert:
  • Prelude, Fugue and Variation in B Minor, Op. 18,” composed by César Franck and transcribed for piano by Harold Bauer
  • “Toccata in C Minor, BWV 911,” composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • “Piano Sonata in E-Flat Minor, Op. 26,” composed by Samuel Barber
  • “Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178,” composed by Franz Liszt
In addition to his success at the Cliburn event, Broberg has won first prize at both the Hastings (England) and Dallas international piano competitions, in addition earning medals at the New Orleans, Seattle, Sydney and Wideman (Shreveport, La.) competitions. Several of his performances at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, where he placed fourth, were released on CD on the Universal Music Group label. He has performed as a soloist with the Dallas Chamber Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Seattle Symphony and Sydney Symphony. [less-]
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UMKC Faculty Recital: Celeste Johnson, Oboe

09-11-2017

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm
The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance proudly presents faculty recitals to the Kansas City community each semester, showcasing the... [more+]
The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance proudly presents faculty recitals to the Kansas City community each semester, showcasing the breadth of talent our faculty brings to the arts. Celeste Johnson is currently serving as Associate Professor of Oboe at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.  She has recently presented performances and clinics at International Double Reed Society conferences as well as the Oklahoma and Texas Music Educators conferences.  Ms. Johnson has performed as a substitute with the Kansas City Symphony and was formerly a member of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, where she performed as a featured concerto soloist. Ms. Johnson has held numerous faculty positions at universities and summer programs.  Formerly a faculty member at Oklahoma State University (OSU), Ms. Johnson has also taught at the University of Kansas and Roberts Wesleyan College.  She has served as a faculty member at the Bay View Music Festival and the Filármonica Joven de Colombia in South America.  A founding faculty member of the UMKC Double Reed Institute, she has also taught for camps at Oklahoma State University and Bocal Majority/Operation Oboe in Texas.  Ms. Johnson has also taught master classes at high schools and universities across the country. As a performer, Celeste is equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player.  Recently, she has performed with Summerfest, a chamber music festival based in Kansas City.  She was awarded honorable mentions as one of five finalists in the Gillet/Fox International Oboe Competition in 2001 and 2003.  She was a finalist in the Barnett Family Foundation Competition and a semi-finalist in the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. Celeste has also been featured as a concerto soloist with the UMKC Conservatory Wind Symphony, OSU Wind Ensemble and OSU Symphony Orchestra. As an orchestral player, Ms. Johnson has performed with the New York String Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, Russian String Orchestra, Sarasota Opera Orchestra, Tulsa Opera Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Binghamton Philharmonic and Quad Cities Symphony.     [less-]
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Kansas City Symphony - Bill and Peggy Lyons Support School Music Concert

09-13-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Liberty Community Center, Liberty
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm
The Kansas City Symphony performs a concert to benefit the Liberty School District Fine Arts Department. Presented as part of the Kansas... [more+]
The Kansas City Symphony performs a concert to benefit the Liberty School District Fine Arts Department. Presented as part of the Kansas City Symphony’s Support School Music program, the concert is open to the public. This initiative provides area school districts the opportunity to host the Symphony and raise funding in support of their district’s music program. Since its inception, local school music programs have raised more than $158,000 in revenue as a direct result of Support School Music. Visit kcsymphony.org for concert details and ticket information. Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor   [less-]
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Conservatory Orchestra

09-15-2017

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm
The Conservatory Orchestra is led by Robert Olson and performs several concerts each year in the Conservatory’s White Recital Hall... [more+]
The Conservatory Orchestra is led by Robert Olson and performs several concerts each year in the Conservatory’s White Recital Hall and also at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Helzberg Hall. Robert Olson earned degrees from Northern Illinois, Michigan State, and the University of Washington and had further study at the Vienna Hochschule für Musik as a recipient of the coveted Fulbright Scholarship. He served on the faculties of Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Colorado before joining the UMKC faculty in 1990. In addition to the two orchestras he conducts at UMKC, he is also the music director and conductor for the Longmont Symphony (Colorado) and was founder and artistic director of the renowned Colorado MahlerFest, having just retired in May 2015 after 28 years; the festival has achieved international praise through its critically acclaimed CDs and performances. In September 2005, Olson shared the stage with the New York Philharmonic as recipient of the coveted Mahler Gold Medal, a rarely bestowed honor presented by the International Gustav Mahler Society in Vienna to the world’s most prestigious artists and orchestras for their outstanding contributions to the music of Mahler. For fourteen years Olson was conductor for the Kansas City Ballet, conducting more than 600 performances for the company with the Kansas City and St. Louis Symphonies.   [less-]
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Kansas City Symphony Classical Series begins: Rachmaninoff and Capriccio espagnol

09-17-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm
Michael Stern, conductor Natasha Paremski, piano   RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Odna Zhizn... [more+]
Michael Stern, conductor Natasha Paremski, piano   RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Odna Zhizn RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio espagnol   Music Director Michael Stern leads a trio of sensational, Russian-inspired masterpieces to launch the 2017/18 Kansas City Symphony season. From the virtuosic pyrotechnics, unforgettable melodies and lush orchestration of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto to the heartfelt homage, Odna Zhizn (A Life), by American composer Christopher Rouse, the program swells with incredible energy and life-affirming beauty. Rimsky-Korsakov wrote Capriccio espagnol as an orchestral showpiece that “was to glitter with dazzling color.” [less-]
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Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series: Natasha Paremski, Piano

09-16-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 16 @ 11:00 am
The Kansas City Symphony presents piano virtuoso Natasha Paremski, who welcomes two area students to the Helzberg Hall stage where she... [more+]
The Kansas City Symphony presents piano virtuoso Natasha Paremski, who welcomes two area students to the Helzberg Hall stage where she will offer musical ideas and feedback. [less-]
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An Evening with George Gershwin

08-27-2017

Presented by MTH Theater at Crown Center at Musical Theater Heritage, Inc., Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm + 6 more dates and times

Sun, Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

George Gershwin was on of the most significant American composers of the 20th Century, known for popular stage and screen numbers as... [more+]
George Gershwin was on of the most significant American composers of the 20th Century, known for popular stage and screen numbers as well as classical compositions. Songs include "Summertime:, "Porgy and Bess", and "An American in Paris". This is an original revue about the life and music of this incredible composer. Written and hosted by George Harter, with musical arrangements by Brad Cox, featuring the People's Liberation Big Band Orchestra and and Kansas City's top musical theater performers. Special Pricing for Groups of 10 or more! [less-]
Tags:   MusicTheatre

UMKC Faculty Recital: Thomas Stein, Tuba

08-21-2017

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm
The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance proudly presents faculty recitals to the Kansas City community each semester, showcasing the... [more+]
The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance proudly presents faculty recitals to the Kansas City community each semester, showcasing the breadth of talent our faculty brings to the arts. A native of Michigan, Thomas Stein received the Bachelor of Music (with high distinction) and the Master of Music in tuba performance from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Prior to coming to Missouri, Stein taught at Central Michigan University, University of Colorado-Boulder, and the University of Southern Mississippi. Stein is very active throughout the United States as a recitalist, clinician, and chamber musician. He has appeared several times at the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference (ITEC) and the U.S. Army Band Tuba Euphonium Conferences, at all of the regional conferences since 1996, and has appeared in six European countries and at numerous universities throughout the United States. BESOZZI: Sonata in B-flat Major MEECHAN: These Mist Covered Mountains MOBBERLEY: The Mozart Tuba Concerto STEVENS: Sonatina MILES: Three Sketches [less-]
Tags:  Music

Motown The Musical

08-27-2017

Presented by Starlight Theatre at Starlight Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm Wed, Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown The Musical is the true American... [more+]
It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit Motown The Musical! Contains minimal adult language and references; national tour recommends for ages 10+ [less-]
Tags:  Theatre

KC Dance Day

08-26-2017

Presented by Kansas City Ballet at Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am
Enjoy Kansas City Ballet's 7th annual KC Dance Day at the Bolender Center from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with FREE dance classes and FREE... [more+]
Enjoy Kansas City Ballet's 7th annual KC Dance Day at the Bolender Center from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with FREE dance classes and FREE performances; even an open rehearsal by Kansas City Ballet dancers! [less-]
Tags:   FreeDance

YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman

09-05-2017

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 05 @ 7:30 pm
YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman bring their 2017 tour to Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Tuesday, September 5. The... [more+]
YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman bring their 2017 tour to Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Tuesday, September 5. The progressive rock band YES was co-founded by Anderson and the late Chris Squire in 1968, and went on to sell millions of records with releases such as Fragile, Close to The Edge, Tales From Topographic Oceans, Going For The One, and 90125. The band charted progressive rock and pop-rock hits through the 1970s and ‘80s, with tracks including “Roundabout,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” and “Cinema.” YES was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Men on Boats

10-01-2017

Presented by Unicorn Theatre at Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 06 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 07 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 08 @ 8:00 pm + 20 more dates and times

Sat, Sep 09 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 01 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

By Jacklyn Backhaus Directed by Missy Koonce A Co-Production with UMKC Theatre The Levin Stage Ten manly explorers. Four boats. One... [more+]
By Jacklyn Backhaus Directed by Missy Koonce A Co-Production with UMKC Theatre The Levin Stage Ten manly explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. And an all-female cast! Men on Boats tells the true story of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of daring volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River, dodging rapids and naming every landmark. This rowdy satire written in modern language about fearless pioneers takes on a whole new meaning with women at the helm. [less-]
Tags:  Theatre

A Night on the Town - Featuring Jeremy Watson!

09-09-2017

Presented by MTH Theater at Crown Center at Musical Theater Heritage, Inc., Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 07 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Sep 08 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 09 @ 8:00 pm
Jeremy Watson is one of the most electric piano performers in the region. He is one of the most sought after players and Music Directors... [more+]
Jeremy Watson is one of the most electric piano performers in the region. He is one of the most sought after players and Music Directors in KC. 'A Night on the Town' will feature some of Jeremy's original tunes as well as songs from his favorite artists! A Night on the Town is an infusion of a nightclub show and theatrical experience. There’s nothing like it in Kansas City; it’s not to be missed! [less-]
Tags:  Music

Screenland at the Symphony: Star Trek Into Darkness Live

09-10-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 08 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm
Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor J.J. Abrams’ riveting “Star Trek Into Darkness” soars onto the giant screen... [more+]
Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor J.J. Abrams’ riveting “Star Trek Into Darkness” soars onto the giant screen in Helzberg Hall with your Kansas City Symphony performing Michael Giacchino’s thrilling score live. Starring the brilliant super-villain Benedict Cumberbatch, you’ll be left screaming just one word — KHAAANNNN!  ©2009 Paramount Pictures. ™ CBS Studios Inc. [less-]
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Grease

09-14-2017

Presented by Starlight Theatre at Starlight Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 08 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 09 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 10 @ 8:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Tue, Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm Wed, Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, and Danny Zuko, the school’s coolest greaser, have a secret summertime romance – but when... [more+]
Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, and Danny Zuko, the school’s coolest greaser, have a secret summertime romance – but when they get back to school, everything is different. Sandy attempts to navigate the tricky Rydell High School social waters and catch Danny’s attention again, but Danny is mostly concerned with maintaining his tough-guy reputation. In the end, the Pink Ladies help Sandy figure out how to win back the leader of the Burger Palace Boys. Contains adult language and subject matter [less-]
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Between the Lines

10-01-2017

Presented by Kansas City Repertory Theatre at Spencer Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 08 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 09 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm + 20 more dates and times

Tue, Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Oct 01 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

What happens when the line between fiction and fantasy becomes blurred with reality? When the handsome hero in her favorite book... [more+]
What happens when the line between fiction and fantasy becomes blurred with reality? When the handsome hero in her favorite book literally starts speaking to her, seventeen-year-old Delilah thinks she has found the perfect escape from the challenges of her life. Is it possible to live the story you want, if it’s not the story you’re in? [less-]
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Kansas City Symphony - An Evening in Vienna: Symphony Ball

09-09-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kansas City Convention Center Grand Ballroom, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 09 @ 6:00 pm
Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the Symphony League, the annual Symphony Ball promises an elegant evening of decadent dining,... [more+]
Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the Symphony League, the annual Symphony Ball promises an elegant evening of decadent dining, cocktails, a silent auction featuring luxuries and rare experiences, dancing to the Michael Beers Band and a spectacular Kansas City Symphony performance. Visit kcsymphonyball.org for tickets and details Michael Stern, conductor [less-]
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Seungwon Lee, soprano, UMKC Conservatory Guest Alumni Recital

09-09-2017

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 09 @ 7:30 pm
The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance proudly presents guest alumni recitals to the Kansas City community each semester, showcasing... [more+]
The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance proudly presents guest alumni recitals to the Kansas City community each semester, showcasing the breadth of talent our alumni bring to the arts. Soprano Seungwon Lee earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in voice performance from University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she studied with Dr. Rebecca Sherburn. Dr. Lee has performed opera roles including Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Susanna (Le Nozze Figaro), Adele (Die Fledermaus), and some opera scenes in Carmen and Die Zauberflöte. She has participated as a Young Artist for Chicago Opera Theatre, where she appeared on numerous gala and opera concerts. Active as a concert performer, Dr. Lee has performed as a soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Theodore Dubois’s The Seven Last Words of Christ, and Sydney Peters’ The Atonement. Dr. Lee was one of the winners of Bel Canto Competition in Chicago division and appeared on the winner’s concert with Maude Miller Encouragement Award. She has performed for the North Shore Choral Society Festival under the direction of Dr. Donald Chen. She also has performed as a solo artist in numerous groups and ensembles within the classical and contemporary styles in Chicago, Kansas City, New York, and South Korea. Dr. Lee participated in Master Classes with the world renowned artists such as Mr. Martin Katz and Professor Mignon Dunn. Dr. Lee has served as adjunct voice faculty for five years at Dong-Eui University in Pusan, South Korea, where she taught opera workshop and applied voice lessons to undergraduate students. While teaching there, she directed and staged opera scenes with her students every semester, and presented works such as Don GiovanniRigolettoDie Zauberflöte, and La Bohème. Dr. Lee was a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award at Dong-Eui University. Her voice studio includes all levels from 6th graders, adult students up to the most advanced. She teaches piano as well. Dr. Lee earned her Professional Studies diploma in voice performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York City, a Master of Music in voice performance from Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University in Chicago, and a Bachelor of Music in voice performance with a minor in piano performance from Pusan National University, Korea.   [less-]
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Kansas City Jewish Culture Fest

09-10-2017

Presented by The White Theatre at The White Theatre, Leawood
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 10 @ 11:00 am
It began in 1994. It grew and evolved. Now 20 years later, it’s the premier Jewish event in Kansas City. For our 10th event on... [more+]
It began in 1994. It grew and evolved. Now 20 years later, it’s the premier Jewish event in Kansas City. For our 10th event on Sunday, September 10th, 2017, this unique local festival has been reimagined to bring even more communities together. Young and old, people of all cultures, faiths, and backgrounds will find something to enjoy at the Jewish Culture Fest. Drawing more than 7,000 attendees, this fun, family-friendly, all-day event will feature artists, activities, food, musicians and entertainers who capture the imaginations of families and adults. And for the first time, the Jewish Culture Fest will also include the Kansas City Kosher BBQ Competition. Activities will include:     [less-]
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Van Cliburn Silver Medalist Kenny Broberg Concert

09-10-2017

Presented by Park University at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm
Park University International Center for Music graduate student Kenny Broberg, the silver medalist at the recently completed 15th Van... [more+]
Park University International Center for Music graduate student Kenny Broberg, the silver medalist at the recently completed 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform in concert on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the historic Folly Theater in Kansas City, Mo. Broberg is scheduled to perform the following repertoire in the concert:
  • Prelude, Fugue and Variation in B Minor, Op. 18,” composed by César Franck and transcribed for piano by Harold Bauer
  • “Toccata in C Minor, BWV 911,” composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • “Piano Sonata in E-Flat Minor, Op. 26,” composed by Samuel Barber
  • “Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178,” composed by Franz Liszt
In addition to his success at the Cliburn event, Broberg has won first prize at both the Hastings (England) and Dallas international piano competitions, in addition earning medals at the New Orleans, Seattle, Sydney and Wideman (Shreveport, La.) competitions. Several of his performances at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, where he placed fourth, were released on CD on the Universal Music Group label. He has performed as a soloist with the Dallas Chamber Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Seattle Symphony and Sydney Symphony. [less-]
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UMKC Faculty Recital: Celeste Johnson, Oboe

09-11-2017

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm
The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance proudly presents faculty recitals to the Kansas City community each semester, showcasing the... [more+]
The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance proudly presents faculty recitals to the Kansas City community each semester, showcasing the breadth of talent our faculty brings to the arts. Celeste Johnson is currently serving as Associate Professor of Oboe at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.  She has recently presented performances and clinics at International Double Reed Society conferences as well as the Oklahoma and Texas Music Educators conferences.  Ms. Johnson has performed as a substitute with the Kansas City Symphony and was formerly a member of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, where she performed as a featured concerto soloist. Ms. Johnson has held numerous faculty positions at universities and summer programs.  Formerly a faculty member at Oklahoma State University (OSU), Ms. Johnson has also taught at the University of Kansas and Roberts Wesleyan College.  She has served as a faculty member at the Bay View Music Festival and the Filármonica Joven de Colombia in South America.  A founding faculty member of the UMKC Double Reed Institute, she has also taught for camps at Oklahoma State University and Bocal Majority/Operation Oboe in Texas.  Ms. Johnson has also taught master classes at high schools and universities across the country. As a performer, Celeste is equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player.  Recently, she has performed with Summerfest, a chamber music festival based in Kansas City.  She was awarded honorable mentions as one of five finalists in the Gillet/Fox International Oboe Competition in 2001 and 2003.  She was a finalist in the Barnett Family Foundation Competition and a semi-finalist in the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. Celeste has also been featured as a concerto soloist with the UMKC Conservatory Wind Symphony, OSU Wind Ensemble and OSU Symphony Orchestra. As an orchestral player, Ms. Johnson has performed with the New York String Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, Russian String Orchestra, Sarasota Opera Orchestra, Tulsa Opera Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Binghamton Philharmonic and Quad Cities Symphony.     [less-]
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Kansas City Symphony - Bill and Peggy Lyons Support School Music Concert

09-13-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Liberty Community Center, Liberty
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm
The Kansas City Symphony performs a concert to benefit the Liberty School District Fine Arts Department. Presented as part of the Kansas... [more+]
The Kansas City Symphony performs a concert to benefit the Liberty School District Fine Arts Department. Presented as part of the Kansas City Symphony’s Support School Music program, the concert is open to the public. This initiative provides area school districts the opportunity to host the Symphony and raise funding in support of their district’s music program. Since its inception, local school music programs have raised more than $158,000 in revenue as a direct result of Support School Music. Visit kcsymphony.org for concert details and ticket information. Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor   [less-]
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Conservatory Orchestra

09-15-2017

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm
The Conservatory Orchestra is led by Robert Olson and performs several concerts each year in the Conservatory’s White Recital Hall... [more+]
The Conservatory Orchestra is led by Robert Olson and performs several concerts each year in the Conservatory’s White Recital Hall and also at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Helzberg Hall. Robert Olson earned degrees from Northern Illinois, Michigan State, and the University of Washington and had further study at the Vienna Hochschule für Musik as a recipient of the coveted Fulbright Scholarship. He served on the faculties of Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Colorado before joining the UMKC faculty in 1990. In addition to the two orchestras he conducts at UMKC, he is also the music director and conductor for the Longmont Symphony (Colorado) and was founder and artistic director of the renowned Colorado MahlerFest, having just retired in May 2015 after 28 years; the festival has achieved international praise through its critically acclaimed CDs and performances. In September 2005, Olson shared the stage with the New York Philharmonic as recipient of the coveted Mahler Gold Medal, a rarely bestowed honor presented by the International Gustav Mahler Society in Vienna to the world’s most prestigious artists and orchestras for their outstanding contributions to the music of Mahler. For fourteen years Olson was conductor for the Kansas City Ballet, conducting more than 600 performances for the company with the Kansas City and St. Louis Symphonies.   [less-]
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Kansas City Symphony Classical Series begins: Rachmaninoff and Capriccio espagnol

09-17-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm
Michael Stern, conductor Natasha Paremski, piano   RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Odna Zhizn... [more+]
Michael Stern, conductor Natasha Paremski, piano   RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Odna Zhizn RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio espagnol   Music Director Michael Stern leads a trio of sensational, Russian-inspired masterpieces to launch the 2017/18 Kansas City Symphony season. From the virtuosic pyrotechnics, unforgettable melodies and lush orchestration of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto to the heartfelt homage, Odna Zhizn (A Life), by American composer Christopher Rouse, the program swells with incredible energy and life-affirming beauty. Rimsky-Korsakov wrote Capriccio espagnol as an orchestral showpiece that “was to glitter with dazzling color.” [less-]
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Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series: Natasha Paremski, Piano

09-16-2017

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 16 @ 11:00 am
The Kansas City Symphony presents piano virtuoso Natasha Paremski, who welcomes two area students to the Helzberg Hall stage where she... [more+]
The Kansas City Symphony presents piano virtuoso Natasha Paremski, who welcomes two area students to the Helzberg Hall stage where she will offer musical ideas and feedback. [less-]
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