The American Theatre Guild is proud to present RENT at the Music Hall from April 30th – May 5th.
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize® and Tony® Awardwinning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.
The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996 to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENT won the 1996 Tony Award® for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize® for Drama.
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Our 2019-2020 Season has been announced! The American Theatre Guild is proud to present the following line-up in our 2019-2020 Sabates Eye Centers Kansas City Broadway Series:
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
October 15–20, 2019 * Music Hall
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.
Winner of 6 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical!
April 15–26, 2020 * Music Hall
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of Disney’s THE LION KING comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
December 10–15, 2019 * Music Hall
Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical MISS SAIGON, from the creators of LES MISÉRABLES. This is the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. Featuring stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score, including Broadway hits like “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Last Night of the World,” and “American Dream,” this is a theatrical event you will never forget.
Winner of 3 Tony Awards®!
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
January 21 – 26, 2020 * Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now Kansas City’s golden ticket! Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination.
Recommended for ages 6 and older.
COME FROM AWAY
February 11–16, 2020 * Music Hall
Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America!
This New York Times “Critic’s Pick” takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Winner of the 2017 Tony Award® for Best Direction of a Musical!
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
March 17 – 22, 2020 * Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
The original production won ten Tony Awards®, including a special Tony Award® for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of father and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.
Winner of 9 Tony Awards®!
The following two shows are an ADD ON/SWAP option:
THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY
October 23rd, 2019 * Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60’s to their dramatic split in 1970.
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
June 6th, 2019 * Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the‘60s, ‘70s and‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 18 years!