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What If Puppets (formerly Paul Mesner Puppets) 'Cirque du Wiener Dog'

12-10-2022

Presented by Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College at Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 09 @ 6:30 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 11:00 am

Come one, come all to the most WIENERFUL show on earth! Join a cast of daring dachshunds as they attempt to put on a circus variety...

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Come one, come all to the most WIENERFUL show on earth! Join a cast of daring dachshunds as they attempt to put on a circus variety show, with amazing acrobatics, trapeze swinging and a rousing tightrope finale! The show, however, is constantly interrupted by Li’l Dumpling, the Littlest Dachshund in the World, who desperately wants to get in on each act. Will Li’l Dumpling get to be the HOT DOG, or will everything turn out for the WURST? Find out in Cirque du Wiener Dog! You never SAUSAGE a ridiculous show!

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

12-31-2022

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at The Coterie Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 09 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm + 35 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 13 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Dec 15 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 16 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm Wed, Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Dec 26 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 27 @ 4:00 pm Wed, Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 28 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 29 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Dec 31 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

The animated classic comes to life on The Coterie stage with a live jazz trio playing the original Vince Guaraldi arrangements! Join...

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The animated classic comes to life on The Coterie stage with a live jazz trio playing the original Vince Guaraldi arrangements! Join Charlie Brown on a memorable journey as he tries to direct the school Christmas pageant. In their letters to Santa, everyone seems to be acting materialistic - so Charlie Brown tries to restore holiday spirit with a ragged little fir tree. Experience the power of this wonderful story live onstage as Charlie Brown turns to his best friend Linus to learn the season’s real meaning. Special encore song: Snoopy’s Christmas Eve encounter with the Red Baron! Approximate running time: 60mins. Perfect for families with all ages.

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HANDEL’S MESSIAH

12-11-2022

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 09 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm

Witness one of the Kansas City Symphony’s most beloved holiday traditions! Featuring the Kansas City Symphony Chorus and some of...

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Witness one of the Kansas City Symphony’s most beloved holiday traditions! Featuring the Kansas City Symphony Chorus and some of America’s most accomplished soloists, Handel’s Messiah includes the iconic “Hallelujah Chorus” and sweeping solos portraying one of the greatest stories ever told. Handel’s glorious choral masterpiece will bring hope and joy to your Christmas season.

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Amahl and the Night Visitors

12-11-2022

Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City at The Michael & Ginger Frost Production Arts Building, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 09 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Seamlessly pairing live singing and music with masterful puppetry, Amahl and the Night Visitors brings to life the story of three...

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Seamlessly pairing live singing and music with masterful puppetry, Amahl and the Night Visitors brings to life the story of three kings – the Magi – who have traveled from far away lands to bring gifts to a child born in Bethlehem. When they stop to rest for the night, they are taken in by an impoverished, disabled boy and his mother. Amahl is dazzled both by their stories and the exotic treasures they carry, but the humble host will soon show them what it truly means to give with a generous heart, triggering a miraculous ending to this inspiring story.

Based on Italian folktales of the Nativity and the Epiphany, this imaginative, unique telling of the first Christmas is an original Lyric Opera of Kansas City production created in collaboration with master puppeteer Paul Mesner. It’s a heartwarming holiday tradition designed with families in mind, and you can only experience it right here in KC.

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Kansas City Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker"

12-24-2022

Presented by Kansas City Ballet at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 09 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm + 16 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 24 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Kansas City Ballet’s annual tradition, The Nutcracker continues to awe audiences year after year and is hailed as “positively...

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Kansas City Ballet’s annual tradition, The Nutcracker continues to awe audiences year after year and is hailed as “positively oozing charm” by The Washington Post. The classic, Victorian-era story by E.T.A. Hoffman featuring Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Dr. Drosselmeier, and the Sugar Plum Fairy is a magical theatrical experience wrapped with exquisite costumes, grand sets, and captivating choreography. Let your wonder ignite and feel the glimmer once more as your childhood dreams return and inspire you to IMAGINE AGAIN.   Single tickets will go on sale Aug. 29.  https://kcballet.org/events/the-nutcracker/

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A Spectacular Christmas Show

12-23-2022

Presented by Musical Theater Heritage, Inc. at Music Theater Heritage, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 09 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm + 8 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

An original revue featuring Holiday tunes from Musical Theater, innovative arrangements of Holiday classics, and more! A high-energy...

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An original revue featuring Holiday tunes from Musical Theater, innovative arrangements of Holiday classics, and more! A high-energy singing and dancing extravaganza that has proven to be a Yule log-filled, figgy pudding fun-fest for the entire family.

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A Christmas Carol

12-24-2022

Presented by Kansas City Repertory Theatre at Spencer Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 09 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm + 16 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm Tue, Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 24 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm - less dates and times

For over 40 years, Kansas City’s beloved tradition has created holiday memories for families all around our community, with all the...

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For over 40 years, Kansas City’s beloved tradition has created holiday memories for families all around our community, with all the heart and spectacle you’ve come to love… start your family tradition this year and create memories that will last for many Christmas’s to come! Join Ebenezer Scrooge on his redemptive journey with Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and rediscover the true meaning of the holidays. You’ll meet the Cratchits, Tiny Tim, and the irresistible Fezziwigs, and hear the haunting and joyous Candlelight Carol — all this and more, to kindle your Christmas spirit. Share the season with the people you love at A Christmas Carol.

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Clyde's

12-18-2022

Presented by Unicorn Theatre at Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 09 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

Clyde's by Lynn Nottage
Clyde hires 4 formerly incarcerated cooks to work in her truck stop. Searching for a higher purpose in their...

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Clyde's by Lynn Nottage
Clyde hires 4 formerly incarcerated cooks to work in her truck stop. Searching for a higher purpose in their lives, they dare to dream of crafting the perfect sandwich. Funny, moving, and downright scalding, you’ll want a seat at the table. Are you hungry yet?

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Kansas City Ballet Presents the "Sugar Plum Fairy Children's Ball"

12-10-2022

Presented by Kansas City Ballet at Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 10 @ 10:30 am

An enchanting experience awaits you at Kansas City Ballet’s Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball! A delicious three course luncheon,...

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An enchanting experience awaits you at Kansas City Ballet’s Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball! A delicious three course luncheon, face painting and a photo with the Sugar Plum Fairy are all part of the guest experience at the Children’s Ball. You are sure to feel the magic of the holidays as the Sugar Plum Fairy leads you on an adventure filled with lobby entertainment, activities and a performance by the Kansas City Youth Ballet. Following the event, guests are whisked away to attend the matinee performance of Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets on Sale July 15, 2022.

Visit our website, kcballet.org, for more information.

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CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

12-18-2022

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Bring your family to experience the concert that feels like Christmas! Beautiful arrangements of carols and songs of the season are...

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Bring your family to experience the concert that feels like Christmas! Beautiful arrangements of carols and songs of the season are performed by your KC Symphony, Symphony Chorus and amazing special guests. From the family sing-along to an early visit from Santa, come and take a musical sleigh ride with us!

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FILM + LIVE ORCHESTRA ELF™ IN CONCERT

12-24-2022

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 24 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the...

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Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. This holiday season relive this heartwarming holiday classic on a giant screen as every note of John Debney's wonderful score is played live to picture by your KC Symphony in Elf™ in Concert!​ MPAA Rating: PG
ELF and all related characters and elements © & ™ New Line Productions, Inc. (s22)

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Pretty Yende, soprano

01-07-2023

Presented by Harriman-Jewell Series at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 07 @ 7:00 pm

Born in the small town of Piet Retief, South Africa, soprano Pretty Yende has risen to the top of the opera world with unparalleled...

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Born in the small town of Piet Retief, South Africa, soprano Pretty Yende has risen to the top of the opera world with unparalleled speed. With her magnetic charm, acclaimed operatic and solo performances worldwide, and a critically lauded discography, she has quickly become one of the brightest stars of the classical music world. Since making her professional operatic debut, she has been seen on nearly all of the major stages of the world, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Opéra National de Paris, Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and Staatspoer Berlin, to name a few. This season, Pretty Yende will be on her US tour and we are thrilled to welcome her to Kansas City for the first time as she makes her debut performance with the Series.

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Winterlude - Bobby Watson Quartet

01-15-2023

Presented by Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College at Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm

A saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator, Bobby Watson grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and trained formally at the University of...

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A saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator, Bobby Watson grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and trained formally at the University of Miami. He earned his “doctorate” – on the bandstand – as musical director of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, which showcased a rotating cast of players, many of whom would go on to have substantial careers as bandleaders.
In the mid-’80s, Watson became a highly sought-after musician, working with notable artists such as drummers Max Roach and Louis Hayes, saxophonists George Coleman and Branford Marsalis, multi-instrumentalist Sam Rivers and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Watson also served in a supporting role for distinguished and stylistically varied vocalists Joe Williams, Dianne Reeves, Lou Rawls, Betty Carter and Carmen Lundy.
In association with bassist Curtis Lundy and drummer Victor Lewis, Watson launched the first edition of Horizon, an acoustic quintet modeled after the Jazz Messengers with a modern twist. Horizon is considered one of the preeminent small groups of the mid-1980s to the 2000s. The group recorded several acclaimed titles for the Blue Note and Columbia record labels, including “Post-Motown Bop” (Blue Note) and “Midwest Shuffle, Live!” (Columbia).
Watson also led a nine-piece group known as the High Court of Swing – a tribute to the music of Johnny Hodges – as well as the Grammy-nominated 16-piece ensemble Tailor Made Big Band. The lyrical stylist is also a founding member of the well-respected 29th Street Saxophone Quartet, an all-horn, four-piece ensemble.
More recently, Watson issued a series of recordings on the Palmetto label. On the heels of his No. 1 releases “Live & Learn” (2005) and “Horizon Reassembled” (2006), Watson issued “From the Heart” (2008), another project with bassist Lundy. The release remained No. 1 on the national jazz airplay chart for nine weeks.
Watson has issued some 30 recordings as a leader and appeared on more than 100 other recordings. He has also recorded more than 100 original compositions, including music for the soundtrack of “A Bronx Tale,” which marked Robert DeNiro’s 1993 directorial debut. Numerous compositions have become classics such as his “Time Will Tell,” “In Case You Missed It” and “Wheel Within a Wheel.”
Support provided by Peter Goulet.

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MTC Kids Jam - Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo 'Finding Friends Far From Home'

01-21-2023

Presented by Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College at Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 21 @ 11:00 am

This performance tells the story of Clara Net (a clarinet), who meets new instrument friends from around the world and creates new music...

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This performance tells the story of Clara Net (a clarinet), who meets new instrument friends from around the world and creates new music as the cultures meet. It is accompanied by a new album, recorded on location in Zimbabwe, Czech Republic, China and Turkey as Etkin toured. This project further redefines the creative process by gathering the fruits of these encounters into one album, which tells a tale of friendship and understanding. Voted No. 1 Rising Star Clarinetist in Downbeat Critics’ Poll, Etkin is regularly invited to perform at major festivals and theaters throughout the world. Over the past two years, he has reimagined what touring can mean – taking time off between shows to live with traditional mbira masters in Zimbabwe and building collaborative projects with Roma (Gypsy) musicians in Czech Republic. Timbalooloo creates unique and engaging performances for audiences of all ages at major concert venues throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

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Oran Etkin 'Open Arms'

01-22-2023

Presented by Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College at Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm

Oran Etkin, described as “ebullient” by the New York Times, was voted No. 1 Rising Star Clarinetist in DownBeat Magazine's 2016...

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Oran Etkin, described as “ebullient” by the New York Times, was voted No. 1 Rising Star Clarinetist in DownBeat Magazine's 2016 Critics Poll. He has been invited several times to be a guest lecturer at Harvard University. Etkin's music can be heard on concert stages worldwide and numerous recordings, including a Grammy Award-winning anti-bullying compilation album.
Etkin reimagined how touring could become part of the creative process with his “Gathering Light” project. Flipping the traditional record-then-tour model, he first toured in Indonesia, China, Japan, Israel and West Africa and then let the rhythms and melodies he encountered influence the music he created with his New York-based band of Nasheet Waits, Ben Allison, Lionel Loueke and Curtis Folks.
Since then, Etkin has deepened his concept of gathering light as he tours by taking time off between shows to live with traditional mbira masters in Zimbabwe or building collaborative projects with Roma (Gypsy) musicians in Czech Republic. In April 2020, Etkin launched the “Open Arms” project, a monthly release of singles and music videos recorded and filmed around the world with master musicians in locations such as Rio de Janeiro; Harare, Zimbabwe; Prague; São Paulo; and Paris. He also released a similar project for children, “Finding Friends Far from Home,” filming and recording on location around the world.

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National Geographic Live Presents A Voice for Nature- Jasper Doest, Photographer

01-24-2023

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm

Dutch photographer Jasper Doest creates visual stories that explore the relationship between humankind and nature. From Bob, a...

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Dutch photographer Jasper Doest creates visual stories that explore the relationship between humankind and nature. From Bob, a rehabilitated flamingo on the island of Curaçao who now acts as an educational ambassador, to the Japanese “snow monkeys” that delight in soaking in local hot springs, Doest aims to give a voice to our world’s wildlife. His emotional, award-winning images are an urgent reminder of the beauty and fragility of our planet. “A Voice for Nature” is sponsored by the Kansas City Zoo. Tickets for sale at https://tickets.kauffmancenter.org/19753. Subscriptions are also available here

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Opus 76 Quartet - 'Amadeus'

01-29-2023

Presented by Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College at Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm

Program

String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat major, K. 589
Film screening of “Amadeus”

The quartet’s residency, which began as...

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Program

String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat major, K. 589
Film screening of “Amadeus”

The quartet’s residency, which began as digital artists-in-residence in 2021, saw the group embark on a number of critically acclaimed recording projects in partnership with MTC as part of its innovative digital concert series, “Eat, Drink, Play!”
Adding to its previous recordings of “The Complete Works for String Quartet by Ludwig van Beethoven,” (broadcast live on Kansas Public Radio (KPR) in 2020), Opus 76 recorded Mendelssohn’s Op. 44 No. 1, Schubert’s Quintet in C, Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F minor, Mozart’s Quintet No. 3 in C Major, Bartók’s Quartet No. 1 and Mozart’s “The Six Quartets Dedicated to Haydn,” a project also supported by KPR.
In addition to a national touring schedule, as part of its residency the Quartet runs The Sunrise Program, which provides a year of free lessons and performance opportunities to selected students in the Kansas City metro area.

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Flood

02-19-2023

Presented by Kansas City Repertory Theatre at Copaken Stage, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Feb 01 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Feb 02 @ 7:00 pm + 17 more dates and times

Fri, Feb 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 04 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Feb 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Feb 05 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Feb 07 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Feb 08 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Feb 09 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Originally slated to be presented as part of KCRep's OriginKC: New Works Festival in 2020 and cancelled in the early days of the...

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Originally slated to be presented as part of KCRep's OriginKC: New Works Festival in 2020 and cancelled in the early days of the pandemic, we are honored to give this captivating new play its first full production. An apartment on the 19th floor. Esther has been waiting for Darren to finish his amazing-fantastic-wonderful project for a while now. The kids don’t call enough, and when they do, they seem full of accusations. All she wants — it’s not too much to ask, is it? — is to sit and have some tea with her husband, someday, when he’s done with building his masterpiece. Meanwhile, outside their apartment, the waters are rising, rising, rising…With humor, grace, and beauty, this absurdist tragic-comedy will stay with you long after it ends.

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Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story

02-04-2023

Presented by Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College at Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 02 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Feb 03 @ 10:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Feb 03 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Feb 04 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Using everyday objects, 10-year-old Belinda recreates the classic tale of Cinderella. This captivating retelling tackles cultural...

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Using everyday objects, 10-year-old Belinda recreates the classic tale of Cinderella. This captivating retelling tackles cultural heritage, family and the power of language.

Glass Half Full Theatre from Austin, Texas, presents its award-winning “story within a story” using puppetry, Spanish and English. As Belinda confronts her stepmother and stepsisters, she’ll learn to stand up for herself while embracing her love of poetry. This captivating Cinderella for all ages tackles cultural heritage, family and the power of language.
Glass Half Full Theatre was lauded by the Austin-American Statesman for an “inventive blend of puppetry and physical storytelling that employs gestures and expressions in tandem with props and sets to convey the narrative along with a variety of puppetry techniques.” The company creates original works for youth and adults, with a focus on social and environmental justice.

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The Small Glories

02-05-2023

Presented by Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College at Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 05 @ 7:00 pm

Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories – Cara Luft and J.D. Edwards – are a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the...

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Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories – Cara Luft and J.D. Edwards – are a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian prairies. With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these veteran singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink and audiences feel as if they are onstage with the band writing, living and performing the songs. Folk singers by nature, the duo write what people can relate to. Luft, an original member of harmony sweethearts The Wailin' Jennys and whose parents were folk singers influenced by the great activist Pete Seeger, knows sometimes a song is all you need to bring people together.

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What If Puppets (formerly Paul Mesner Puppets) 'Cirque du Wiener Dog'

12-10-2022

Presented by Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College at Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 09 @ 6:30 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 11:00 am

Come one, come all to the most WIENERFUL show on earth! Join a cast of daring dachshunds as they attempt to put on a circus variety...

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Come one, come all to the most WIENERFUL show on earth! Join a cast of daring dachshunds as they attempt to put on a circus variety show, with amazing acrobatics, trapeze swinging and a rousing tightrope finale! The show, however, is constantly interrupted by Li’l Dumpling, the Littlest Dachshund in the World, who desperately wants to get in on each act. Will Li’l Dumpling get to be the HOT DOG, or will everything turn out for the WURST? Find out in Cirque du Wiener Dog! You never SAUSAGE a ridiculous show!

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

12-31-2022

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at The Coterie Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 09 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm + 35 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 13 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Dec 15 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 16 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm Wed, Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Dec 26 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 27 @ 4:00 pm Wed, Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 28 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 29 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Dec 31 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

The animated classic comes to life on The Coterie stage with a live jazz trio playing the original Vince Guaraldi arrangements! Join...

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The animated classic comes to life on The Coterie stage with a live jazz trio playing the original Vince Guaraldi arrangements! Join Charlie Brown on a memorable journey as he tries to direct the school Christmas pageant. In their letters to Santa, everyone seems to be acting materialistic - so Charlie Brown tries to restore holiday spirit with a ragged little fir tree. Experience the power of this wonderful story live onstage as Charlie Brown turns to his best friend Linus to learn the season’s real meaning. Special encore song: Snoopy’s Christmas Eve encounter with the Red Baron! Approximate running time: 60mins. Perfect for families with all ages.

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HANDEL’S MESSIAH

12-11-2022

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 09 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm

Witness one of the Kansas City Symphony’s most beloved holiday traditions! Featuring the Kansas City Symphony Chorus and some of...

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Witness one of the Kansas City Symphony’s most beloved holiday traditions! Featuring the Kansas City Symphony Chorus and some of America’s most accomplished soloists, Handel’s Messiah includes the iconic “Hallelujah Chorus” and sweeping solos portraying one of the greatest stories ever told. Handel’s glorious choral masterpiece will bring hope and joy to your Christmas season.

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Amahl and the Night Visitors

12-11-2022

Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City at The Michael & Ginger Frost Production Arts Building, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 09 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Seamlessly pairing live singing and music with masterful puppetry, Amahl and the Night Visitors brings to life the story of three...

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Seamlessly pairing live singing and music with masterful puppetry, Amahl and the Night Visitors brings to life the story of three kings – the Magi – who have traveled from far away lands to bring gifts to a child born in Bethlehem. When they stop to rest for the night, they are taken in by an impoverished, disabled boy and his mother. Amahl is dazzled both by their stories and the exotic treasures they carry, but the humble host will soon show them what it truly means to give with a generous heart, triggering a miraculous ending to this inspiring story.

Based on Italian folktales of the Nativity and the Epiphany, this imaginative, unique telling of the first Christmas is an original Lyric Opera of Kansas City production created in collaboration with master puppeteer Paul Mesner. It’s a heartwarming holiday tradition designed with families in mind, and you can only experience it right here in KC.

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Kansas City Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker"

12-24-2022

Presented by Kansas City Ballet at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 09 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm + 16 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 24 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Kansas City Ballet’s annual tradition, The Nutcracker continues to awe audiences year after year and is hailed as “positively...

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Kansas City Ballet’s annual tradition, The Nutcracker continues to awe audiences year after year and is hailed as “positively oozing charm” by The Washington Post. The classic, Victorian-era story by E.T.A. Hoffman featuring Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Dr. Drosselmeier, and the Sugar Plum Fairy is a magical theatrical experience wrapped with exquisite costumes, grand sets, and captivating choreography. Let your wonder ignite and feel the glimmer once more as your childhood dreams return and inspire you to IMAGINE AGAIN.   Single tickets will go on sale Aug. 29.  https://kcballet.org/events/the-nutcracker/

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A Spectacular Christmas Show

12-23-2022

Presented by Musical Theater Heritage, Inc. at Music Theater Heritage, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 09 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm + 8 more dates and times

Thu, Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

An original revue featuring Holiday tunes from Musical Theater, innovative arrangements of Holiday classics, and more! A high-energy...

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An original revue featuring Holiday tunes from Musical Theater, innovative arrangements of Holiday classics, and more! A high-energy singing and dancing extravaganza that has proven to be a Yule log-filled, figgy pudding fun-fest for the entire family.

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A Christmas Carol

12-24-2022

Presented by Kansas City Repertory Theatre at Spencer Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 09 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm + 16 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm Tue, Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 24 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm - less dates and times

For over 40 years, Kansas City’s beloved tradition has created holiday memories for families all around our community, with all the...

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For over 40 years, Kansas City’s beloved tradition has created holiday memories for families all around our community, with all the heart and spectacle you’ve come to love… start your family tradition this year and create memories that will last for many Christmas’s to come! Join Ebenezer Scrooge on his redemptive journey with Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and rediscover the true meaning of the holidays. You’ll meet the Cratchits, Tiny Tim, and the irresistible Fezziwigs, and hear the haunting and joyous Candlelight Carol — all this and more, to kindle your Christmas spirit. Share the season with the people you love at A Christmas Carol.

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Clyde's

12-18-2022

Presented by Unicorn Theatre at Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 09 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Wed, Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

Clyde's by Lynn Nottage
Clyde hires 4 formerly incarcerated cooks to work in her truck stop. Searching for a higher purpose in their...

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Clyde's by Lynn Nottage
Clyde hires 4 formerly incarcerated cooks to work in her truck stop. Searching for a higher purpose in their lives, they dare to dream of crafting the perfect sandwich. Funny, moving, and downright scalding, you’ll want a seat at the table. Are you hungry yet?

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Kansas City Ballet Presents the "Sugar Plum Fairy Children's Ball"

12-10-2022

Presented by Kansas City Ballet at Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 10 @ 10:30 am

An enchanting experience awaits you at Kansas City Ballet’s Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball! A delicious three course luncheon,...

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An enchanting experience awaits you at Kansas City Ballet’s Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball! A delicious three course luncheon, face painting and a photo with the Sugar Plum Fairy are all part of the guest experience at the Children’s Ball. You are sure to feel the magic of the holidays as the Sugar Plum Fairy leads you on an adventure filled with lobby entertainment, activities and a performance by the Kansas City Youth Ballet. Following the event, guests are whisked away to attend the matinee performance of Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets on Sale July 15, 2022.

Visit our website, kcballet.org, for more information.

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CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

12-18-2022

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm Sun, Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Bring your family to experience the concert that feels like Christmas! Beautiful arrangements of carols and songs of the season are...

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Bring your family to experience the concert that feels like Christmas! Beautiful arrangements of carols and songs of the season are performed by your KC Symphony, Symphony Chorus and amazing special guests. From the family sing-along to an early visit from Santa, come and take a musical sleigh ride with us!

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FILM + LIVE ORCHESTRA ELF™ IN CONCERT

12-24-2022

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 24 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the...

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Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. This holiday season relive this heartwarming holiday classic on a giant screen as every note of John Debney's wonderful score is played live to picture by your KC Symphony in Elf™ in Concert!​ MPAA Rating: PG
ELF and all related characters and elements © & ™ New Line Productions, Inc. (s22)

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Pretty Yende, soprano

01-07-2023

Presented by Harriman-Jewell Series at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 07 @ 7:00 pm

Born in the small town of Piet Retief, South Africa, soprano Pretty Yende has risen to the top of the opera world with unparalleled...

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Born in the small town of Piet Retief, South Africa, soprano Pretty Yende has risen to the top of the opera world with unparalleled speed. With her magnetic charm, acclaimed operatic and solo performances worldwide, and a critically lauded discography, she has quickly become one of the brightest stars of the classical music world. Since making her professional operatic debut, she has been seen on nearly all of the major stages of the world, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Opéra National de Paris, Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and Staatspoer Berlin, to name a few. This season, Pretty Yende will be on her US tour and we are thrilled to welcome her to Kansas City for the first time as she makes her debut performance with the Series.

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Winterlude - Bobby Watson Quartet

01-15-2023

Presented by Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College at Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm

A saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator, Bobby Watson grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and trained formally at the University of...

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A saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator, Bobby Watson grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and trained formally at the University of Miami. He earned his “doctorate” – on the bandstand – as musical director of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, which showcased a rotating cast of players, many of whom would go on to have substantial careers as bandleaders.
In the mid-’80s, Watson became a highly sought-after musician, working with notable artists such as drummers Max Roach and Louis Hayes, saxophonists George Coleman and Branford Marsalis, multi-instrumentalist Sam Rivers and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Watson also served in a supporting role for distinguished and stylistically varied vocalists Joe Williams, Dianne Reeves, Lou Rawls, Betty Carter and Carmen Lundy.
In association with bassist Curtis Lundy and drummer Victor Lewis, Watson launched the first edition of Horizon, an acoustic quintet modeled after the Jazz Messengers with a modern twist. Horizon is considered one of the preeminent small groups of the mid-1980s to the 2000s. The group recorded several acclaimed titles for the Blue Note and Columbia record labels, including “Post-Motown Bop” (Blue Note) and “Midwest Shuffle, Live!” (Columbia).
Watson also led a nine-piece group known as the High Court of Swing – a tribute to the music of Johnny Hodges – as well as the Grammy-nominated 16-piece ensemble Tailor Made Big Band. The lyrical stylist is also a founding member of the well-respected 29th Street Saxophone Quartet, an all-horn, four-piece ensemble.
More recently, Watson issued a series of recordings on the Palmetto label. On the heels of his No. 1 releases “Live & Learn” (2005) and “Horizon Reassembled” (2006), Watson issued “From the Heart” (2008), another project with bassist Lundy. The release remained No. 1 on the national jazz airplay chart for nine weeks.
Watson has issued some 30 recordings as a leader and appeared on more than 100 other recordings. He has also recorded more than 100 original compositions, including music for the soundtrack of “A Bronx Tale,” which marked Robert DeNiro’s 1993 directorial debut. Numerous compositions have become classics such as his “Time Will Tell,” “In Case You Missed It” and “Wheel Within a Wheel.”
Support provided by Peter Goulet.

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MTC Kids Jam - Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo 'Finding Friends Far From Home'

01-21-2023

Presented by Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College at Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 21 @ 11:00 am

This performance tells the story of Clara Net (a clarinet), who meets new instrument friends from around the world and creates new music...

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This performance tells the story of Clara Net (a clarinet), who meets new instrument friends from around the world and creates new music as the cultures meet. It is accompanied by a new album, recorded on location in Zimbabwe, Czech Republic, China and Turkey as Etkin toured. This project further redefines the creative process by gathering the fruits of these encounters into one album, which tells a tale of friendship and understanding. Voted No. 1 Rising Star Clarinetist in Downbeat Critics’ Poll, Etkin is regularly invited to perform at major festivals and theaters throughout the world. Over the past two years, he has reimagined what touring can mean – taking time off between shows to live with traditional mbira masters in Zimbabwe and building collaborative projects with Roma (Gypsy) musicians in Czech Republic. Timbalooloo creates unique and engaging performances for audiences of all ages at major concert venues throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

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Oran Etkin 'Open Arms'

01-22-2023

Presented by Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College at Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm

Oran Etkin, described as “ebullient” by the New York Times, was voted No. 1 Rising Star Clarinetist in DownBeat Magazine's 2016...

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Oran Etkin, described as “ebullient” by the New York Times, was voted No. 1 Rising Star Clarinetist in DownBeat Magazine's 2016 Critics Poll. He has been invited several times to be a guest lecturer at Harvard University. Etkin's music can be heard on concert stages worldwide and numerous recordings, including a Grammy Award-winning anti-bullying compilation album.
Etkin reimagined how touring could become part of the creative process with his “Gathering Light” project. Flipping the traditional record-then-tour model, he first toured in Indonesia, China, Japan, Israel and West Africa and then let the rhythms and melodies he encountered influence the music he created with his New York-based band of Nasheet Waits, Ben Allison, Lionel Loueke and Curtis Folks.
Since then, Etkin has deepened his concept of gathering light as he tours by taking time off between shows to live with traditional mbira masters in Zimbabwe or building collaborative projects with Roma (Gypsy) musicians in Czech Republic. In April 2020, Etkin launched the “Open Arms” project, a monthly release of singles and music videos recorded and filmed around the world with master musicians in locations such as Rio de Janeiro; Harare, Zimbabwe; Prague; São Paulo; and Paris. He also released a similar project for children, “Finding Friends Far from Home,” filming and recording on location around the world.

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National Geographic Live Presents A Voice for Nature- Jasper Doest, Photographer

01-24-2023

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm

Dutch photographer Jasper Doest creates visual stories that explore the relationship between humankind and nature. From Bob, a...

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Dutch photographer Jasper Doest creates visual stories that explore the relationship between humankind and nature. From Bob, a rehabilitated flamingo on the island of Curaçao who now acts as an educational ambassador, to the Japanese “snow monkeys” that delight in soaking in local hot springs, Doest aims to give a voice to our world’s wildlife. His emotional, award-winning images are an urgent reminder of the beauty and fragility of our planet. “A Voice for Nature” is sponsored by the Kansas City Zoo. Tickets for sale at https://tickets.kauffmancenter.org/19753. Subscriptions are also available here

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Opus 76 Quartet - 'Amadeus'

01-29-2023

Presented by Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College at Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm

Program

String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat major, K. 589
Film screening of “Amadeus”

The quartet’s residency, which began as...

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Program

String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat major, K. 589
Film screening of “Amadeus”

The quartet’s residency, which began as digital artists-in-residence in 2021, saw the group embark on a number of critically acclaimed recording projects in partnership with MTC as part of its innovative digital concert series, “Eat, Drink, Play!”
Adding to its previous recordings of “The Complete Works for String Quartet by Ludwig van Beethoven,” (broadcast live on Kansas Public Radio (KPR) in 2020), Opus 76 recorded Mendelssohn’s Op. 44 No. 1, Schubert’s Quintet in C, Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F minor, Mozart’s Quintet No. 3 in C Major, Bartók’s Quartet No. 1 and Mozart’s “The Six Quartets Dedicated to Haydn,” a project also supported by KPR.
In addition to a national touring schedule, as part of its residency the Quartet runs The Sunrise Program, which provides a year of free lessons and performance opportunities to selected students in the Kansas City metro area.

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Flood

02-19-2023

Presented by Kansas City Repertory Theatre at Copaken Stage, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Feb 01 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Feb 02 @ 7:00 pm + 17 more dates and times

Fri, Feb 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 04 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Feb 04 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Feb 05 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Feb 07 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Feb 08 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Feb 09 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Originally slated to be presented as part of KCRep's OriginKC: New Works Festival in 2020 and cancelled in the early days of the...

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Originally slated to be presented as part of KCRep's OriginKC: New Works Festival in 2020 and cancelled in the early days of the pandemic, we are honored to give this captivating new play its first full production. An apartment on the 19th floor. Esther has been waiting for Darren to finish his amazing-fantastic-wonderful project for a while now. The kids don’t call enough, and when they do, they seem full of accusations. All she wants — it’s not too much to ask, is it? — is to sit and have some tea with her husband, someday, when he’s done with building his masterpiece. Meanwhile, outside their apartment, the waters are rising, rising, rising…With humor, grace, and beauty, this absurdist tragic-comedy will stay with you long after it ends.

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Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story

02-04-2023

Presented by Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College at Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 02 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Feb 03 @ 10:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Feb 03 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Feb 04 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Using everyday objects, 10-year-old Belinda recreates the classic tale of Cinderella. This captivating retelling tackles cultural...

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Using everyday objects, 10-year-old Belinda recreates the classic tale of Cinderella. This captivating retelling tackles cultural heritage, family and the power of language.

Glass Half Full Theatre from Austin, Texas, presents its award-winning “story within a story” using puppetry, Spanish and English. As Belinda confronts her stepmother and stepsisters, she’ll learn to stand up for herself while embracing her love of poetry. This captivating Cinderella for all ages tackles cultural heritage, family and the power of language.
Glass Half Full Theatre was lauded by the Austin-American Statesman for an “inventive blend of puppetry and physical storytelling that employs gestures and expressions in tandem with props and sets to convey the narrative along with a variety of puppetry techniques.” The company creates original works for youth and adults, with a focus on social and environmental justice.

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The Small Glories

02-05-2023

Presented by Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College at Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 05 @ 7:00 pm

Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories – Cara Luft and J.D. Edwards – are a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the...

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Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories – Cara Luft and J.D. Edwards – are a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian prairies. With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these veteran singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink and audiences feel as if they are onstage with the band writing, living and performing the songs. Folk singers by nature, the duo write what people can relate to. Luft, an original member of harmony sweethearts The Wailin' Jennys and whose parents were folk singers influenced by the great activist Pete Seeger, knows sometimes a song is all you need to bring people together.

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