From Sondheim’s masterpiece to Holiday favorites, there’s something for everyone at The MTH theater at Crown Center. Don’t miss out on this fantastic line-up of shows throughs the end of the year!
INTO THE WOODS
November 2 – 19
The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Into the Woods is widely considered one of the greatest musicals ever written. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
MUSICAL MONDAY & TUESDAY
November 20 & 21
Hosted by MTH founder George Harter, this Musical Monday and Tuesday will explore the evolution of Show tunes to Pop Tunes. During the Golden age of Broadway the top hits of the day were oftentimes born on Broadway. From Cole Porter to Johnny Mercer to Barbra Streisand, this show will feature decades of show tunes that crossed over to the Billboard charts!
A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW
Fun for the entire family, MTH’s annual Christmas Show features holiday music taken from Musical Theater as well as innovative arrangements of Holiday classics. This high energy show is jam-packed with fun-filled singing and dancing sure to put every member of your family in the Holiday spirit. There’s nothing better than Crown Center during the Holidays!
A CROONER CHRISTMAS: SINATRA STYLE
December 14 – 16
Les Lankhorst has made a career of personifying Frank Sinatra on stages all over the world. Now he brings that voice and swagger to MTH, along with his Swingin’ Band, for three nights of Classic holiday favorites and
Swinging Standards. Don’t miss Les and his band do such classics as Have Yourself a Merry Lil Christmas, White Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock and many more! Les has been called “the next best thing to Sinatra” and that he “…caresses lyrics until he makes them purr…”. Don’t miss this intimate, swingin’ toast to the Season!
NEW YEARS EVE JAZZ EXTRAVAGANZA December 31
Hosted by George Harter & David Basse, MTH’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza will feature the swinging’ jazz tunes that made Kansas City famous; the show will also include a special tribute to Signboard Hill, where Crown Center sits today.
Featuring THE JOE CARTWRIGHT TRIO, MOLLY HAMMER, KEVIN MAHOGANY, and SHAY ESTES!
The heydays of Kansas City jazz date back to the early 1920s and the city’s 18th & Vine District. Charlie “Yardbird” Parker, was born August 29th, 1920 and grew up playing the saxophone in the Read more…
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The American Jazz Museum is thrilled to announce Grammy Award winner and soul singer Lalah Hathaway as a headliner for the Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival, Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, 2017. Hathaway’s most Read more…