The White Theatre at The J Announces 2018-2019 Season

The 14th season at The Lewis & Shirley White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center features well-known Broadway musicals and plays, world-renowned performers, and The J’s Artist-in-Residence, the Kinnor Philharmonic.

According to Director of Arts + Culture, Keith Wiedenkeller, “what makes this so season special is the level of choice and flexibility.”

The Theatre Series includes:
CAMELOT, Nov. 3-18: Lerner and Loewe’s Tony Award®-winning musical leaps from the pages of T.H. White’s Once and Future King to the White Theatre stage in this classic tale of swords, sorcery, intrigue and romance.

CABARET, Feb. 2-17, 2019: Kander and Ebb’s award-winning musical — as reimagined in the 1998 Broadway revival — takes us back to pre-WWII Berlin, where “Life is Beautiful” … but only inside the decadent Kit Kat Club … and often not even there.

INHERIT THE WIND, March 16-24, 2019: Raising issues as relevant today as they were when it was written, this riveting drama uses the Scopes Monkey Trial to explore the complex – and sometimes adversarial — relationship between faith and science.

PETER PAN-THE MUSICAL, July 6-28, 2019: This high-flying Tony Award®-winning musical leads the whole family on a grand adventure to Neverland: a place where dreams are born, where Lost Boys fight pirates, where anything is possible, if you just believe!

The Concert Series includes:
An Evening with Amit Peled, Dec. 5, 2018: Join Israeli-American, Grammy-nominated cellist, conductor, and educator Amit Peled as he continues his quest to make classical music more accessible to all audiences.

Kinnor Philharmonic Winter Concert, Jan. 1, 2019: Make this your New Year’s tradition! Join us for a symphonic concert that will start your 2019 in grand style, complete with champagne reception afterwards!

Heartland Men’s Chorus, March 31, 2019: The unique electricity of The Heartland Men’s Chorus comes to the White Theatre Stage as they enlighten, inspire, and heal through one of their signature “musical documentaries”

Kinnor Philharmonic Summer Concert, June 2, 2019: Kick your summer off with Kinnor’s June concert, sure to be a great way to beat the heat in symphonic style.

We round out our season with a slew of stunning special engagements as diverse as our regular season. From drag queens to Ed Asner, Jewish Jazz to stories of healing through the Arts, there will be, literally, something for everyone!

Season Tickets on sale now at, by calling (913) 327-8054, or in person at 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park, Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.