2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents Series Brings a Wide Variety of Performances to Kansas City

Peter Cetera, Sara Evans, Riverdance and Miranda Sings to perform at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets for the 2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents series are on sale NOW. Whether you are looking for a night filled with laughs with Miranda Sings or a country showdown with Sara Evans, Kauffman Center Present Series offers a wide variety. Tickets are available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at www.kauffmancenter.org.

Kauffman Center Presents Performance Schedule 

Peter Cetera

February 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Sara Evans ft. Raelynn and Kalie Shorr

March 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour

March 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
March 17, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Miranda Sings 

March 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Muriel Kauffman Theatre


GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Peter Cetera has had two distinct musical careers. From 1968 to 1986, Cetera was the singer, songwriter and bass player for the legendary rock group Chicago. In Cetera’s time with the group, Chicago recorded 18 of the most memorable albums of a generation, including such hits as “If You Leave Me Now,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Baby What a Big Surprise,” and “You’re the Inspiration.”

A solo artist since 1986, Cetera has recorded 10 time-honored albums including his No. 1 hits – the Academy Award-nominated song “The Glory of Love” from the movie The Karate Kid II; “The Next Time I Fall” with Amy Grant; “Feels Like Heaven” with Chaka Khan; “After All” with Cher, from the motion picture Chances Are; “No Explanation” from the movie Pretty Woman; and the unforgettable “Restless Heart.”


Multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans is at the top of her game. With five No. 1 Country singles including “No Place That Far,” “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To Start,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” Evans thrills audiences across the U.S. playing close to 100 shows each year. Her “stunning, country voice” (Rolling Stone) has earned her the prestigious Academy of Country Music Top Female vocalist accolade as well as numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, CMT and Grammy Awards nominations. Evans continues to forge a bold, creative path with the launch of Born To Fly Records, and her eighth studio album, Words, which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart.


Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan. Riverdance is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music, and song. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. The show has set design by Robert Ballagh, lighting design by John Comiskey, costume design by Joan Bergin, and sound design by Michael O’Gorman.

Riverdance began its journey as the interval act during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven-minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length show by Doherty, composer Bill Whelan and director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and international music and dance, the show broke box office records during its world premiere in Dublin in 1995. A hugely successful world tour started in New York in March 1996. Since its inception, Riverdance has packed theaters across the globe.


Colleen Ballinger has appeared as Miranda Sings on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. As the success of Miranda Sings was taking off, Colleen began performing live as the character in cabaret venues and theaters, before eventually taking the act on the road in both national and international sold-out tours.

With her New York Times No. 1 Bestselling book Selp Helf, and the hour-long comedy special inspired by it, Colleen’s eccentric alter ego continues to grow beyond her YouTube channel. Ballinger served as a writer, executive producer and star of the Netflix original series Haters Back Off!, which premiered in October 2016 and ran for two seasons.

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