Join the Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College for a thrilling season of live performances. The lineup includes several collaborations with local artists and organizations including the Bach Aria Soloists and Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, the Opus 76 Quartet, What If Puppets and the tenth festival of contemporary and modern dance, New Dance Partners.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Live in Concert (Sept. 22) Featuring a soundtrack that blends symphonic orchestral music with hip-hop, this performance pairs the Academy Award-winning animated film with live musicians and turntables featuring a DJ scratcher live on stage.
Kansas City native, Mark Yonally, is the founder and Artistic Director of Chicago Tap Theatre. They will bring their original production Unleash the Beats to Yardley Hall on October 13. It’s a celebration of the best in tap dance, from historical pieces of the past to the innovative and compelling original work for which Chicago Tap Theatre is known.
With a reverence for their roots combined with a creative, contemporary edge, Rum Ragged (Oct. 14) has quickly become known as the finest performers of their great living musical tradition. Rum Ragged takes a bold approach to the distinct folk music of their home, Newfoundland. Boasting bouzouki, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, guitar and button accordion, these new champions of East Coast music enliven and enlighten audiences with their signature brand of Newfoundland folk.
Cassette Roulette starring John Cameron Mitchell hits Overland Park Nov. 10! The Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen, including Joe vs. Carole and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, is one of alt-culture’s boldest creators. He joins forces with international cabaret star Amber Martin and special guests for a world premiere evening of songs, stories and characters, all chosen by the hand of fate and the “cassette roulette.”
Your favorite rock ‘n roll legends return Dec. 7 for a brand-new holiday musical, Million Dollar Quartet Christmas! Inspired by the Tony Award-nominated hit musical, Million Dollar Quartet, this holiday reimagining once again brings together soon-to-be legends Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley for a musical holiday celebration featuring a nostalgic string of chart-topping favorites.
Rumours (Jan. 19) is the band to see if you’re looking for an authentic recreation of live Fleetwood Mac shows. Formed in 2014, they have taken the U.S. by storm with their stage-scorching renditions of Fleetwood Mac songs. Featuring specially crafted shows and not one detail left behind, Rumours continues to sell out some of the top venues in the U.S. Do you believe in miracles and the ways of magic? Rumours does!
On Feb. 3 Makin’ Cake creator Dasha Kelly Hamilton slices into American history, exploring race, culture and class in a refreshing and fun way. It is storytelling in layers, filled with aha-moments and poignant vignettes, digital media and a supporting cast of two onstage bakers. Part history lesson, part social science revelation, Makin’ Cake is a short story about America’s sweet tooth and pathway to salvation.
See stars from the Broadways hits “Jersey Boys,” “A Bronx Tale,” “Beautiful” and “Motown: The Musical,” in The Doo Wop Project on Mar. 1. This show brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate the greatest music in American pop and rock history. If you’ve seen The Doo Wop Project before, you are in for a brand-new treat! If you haven’t seen them yet, you’ll witness a fantastic evening of the greatest music in American pop and rock history.
On Apr. 28 experience the critically acclaimed show about two young boys from Queens who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Using state of the art video projection, incredible lighting and a full live band, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is a moving and powerful concert performed in more than 50 countries. Reminiscence as you enjoy all the hits – “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Boxer,” “The Sound of Silence” and many more.
To see the full list of shows in the 2023-2024 Season, visit jccc.edu/MidwestTrustCenter.
Season packages go on sale May 15 at 10 a.m. Individual show tickets go on sale August 7. Tickets may be purchased online at jccc.edu/MidwestTrustCenter or by phone (913) 469-4445.
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