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Through Nov 26-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
CYMBELINE
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Great plays. Passionate - Powerful - Personal.
a romance by William Shakespeare
SYNOPSIS:
Cymbeline, also known as Cymbeline, King of Britain, is set in Ancient Britain and based on legends that formed part of the Matter of Britain concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobeline. Although listed as a tragedy in the First Folio, modern critics often classify Cymbeline as a romance or even a comedy. Like Othello and The Winter's Tale, it deals with the themes of innocence and jealousy.
SHOWTIMES: Thur-Sat - 7:30pm; Sun - 2pm
TICKETS: Box office - 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
TICKETS ONLINE:
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows

Through Dec 31-The animated classic will come to life on The Coterie stage
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, The Coterie Theatre, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 144, Kansas City, MO 64108-2520; Map TO Crown Center; Map INSIDE Crown Center; www.thecoterie.org
PARKING is free for patrons with ticket validation at the Coterie Box office
By Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson
Directed by William J. Christie
a live jazz trio will play the original Vince Guaraldi arrangements
Length: 55 minutes
SYNOPSIS
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: Snoopy’s Christmas eve encounter with the Red Baron!

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES


Nov 24-Dec 24-CHRISTMAS IN SONG ♪, Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 West 10 Street Kansas City, MO 64105; MAP; Celebrate the joy of the Christmas season through its beloved songs and carols; www.qualityhillplayhouse.com
TICKET INFORMATION
BOX OFFICE: 303 W. 10th Street; Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-1pm; 816.421.1700 - phone lines are also open evenings and weekends on performance days; Season Tickets and some special offers are not available online; MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express
SINGLE SHOW Tickets: call box office OR SINGLE SHOW Tickets ONLINE; $3.00 per ticket convenience fee
GROUP Discounts; Berni Riley: 816.421.1700; briley@QualityHillPlayhouse.com

Nov 28-Dec 30-Theatre for Young America (TYA) presents
RAGGEDY ANN & ANDY’S CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE, H&R Block City Stage Theater, Union Station, Kansas City, 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP; General Admission $11; Union Station Website
SYNOPSIS:
Those lovable cotton-stuffed dolls with their bright red yarn hair go on a fearless adventure in the Deep Woods to rescue light, warmth and the spirit of Christmas for the diverse population that lives inside Marcella’s toy chest.

Nov 29-Dec 23-Milking Christmas:
A New Musical, The Living Room, 1818 McGee St, Kansas City, Missouri 64108; From the team that brought you The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe and the fringe hit HACKS comes a brand new Christmas-musical-adventure-comedy-whimwham! This show is family friendly but not recommended for small children
world-premiere production; Facebook Page; www.thelivingroomkc.com
Directed by Missy Koonce
Written by Brian Huther, Ben Auxier, Seth Macchi, and Ryan McCall
Starring Elise Poehling, Bob Linebarger, Ellen Kirk, Mike Ott, Nellie Maple, Ben Auxier, Seth Machhi, and Brian Huther; featuring Cam Burns, Margaret Veglahn, and Andrew Stout.
SYNOPSIS
Macey Maid-a-Milking seems to be the only person in all of Christmastown to sense that something strange is going on; toys are coming out wrong, soldiers are out in force, and there must be an awful lot of naughty children, because coal production is higher than ever. Driven by a mission to keep the holiday perfect, she soon finds herself in a lot of trouble - with the future of Christmas hanging in the balance.
Preview performances November 29th & 30th
Shows run December 1st - 23rd
TICKETS ONLINE

Dec 7-Dec 17-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Great plays. Passionate - Powerful - Personal.
By Joe Landry
SYNOPSIS:
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940's radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
REVIEW:
"One of the best holiday shows around. This is a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption." - Chicago Sun-Times
SHOWTIMES: Thur-Sat - 7:30pm; Sun - 2pm
TICKETS: Box office - 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
TICKETS ONLINE:
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows

Dec 7-23-A Spectacular Christmas Show ♪, Stage 2, Musical Theater Heritage (MTH), Crown Center Shops, Level 3, 2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP to Crown Center; MAP inside Crown Center; Fun for the entire family! Features holiday music taken from Musical Theater as well as innovative arrangements of Holiday classics. There's nothing better than Crown Center during the Holidays! musicaltheaterheritage.com
TICKETS General Admission; BOX OFFICE: 816.221.6987; TICKETS ONLINE

Dec 7-24-Presented by Bank of America
The Kansas City Ballet’s 45th Anniversary of
THE NUTCRACKER
, Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP; Following its Kennedy Center premiere in Washington, D.C., the acclaimed holiday production returns to KC ; The classic featuring Clara, the Prince and Dr. Drosselmeier; See your children’s wonder ignite and feel the glimmer once more as your childhood dreams return and inspire you to IMAGINE AGAIN; www.kcballet.org
Victorian-era story by E.T.A. Hoffman
Set to the celebrated Tchaikovsky’s score
Costumes by Holly Hynes
Sets by Alain Vaës
Choreography by Artistic Director Devon Carney
Run time is approximately two hours and 15 minutes with one 20-minute intermission.
“It is Christmas Eve. In just a few hours, the clock will chime midnight - a time of magic, and of dreams." - E.T.A Hoffmann, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
TICKETS
2017-2018 SEASON PACKAGES: Save 20% on this show by subscribing today.
BOX OFFICE: 816.931.8993; Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, 500 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO, 64108; MAP
--Regular hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
--During show weeks: Saturday 11am-4:00pm; Sunday 9am-noon
--Oct 21-Dec 24: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm
GROUP PACKAGES Most performances have discounts for any group of 10 or more!
PHOTO OP Guests have photo taken with one of the characters from The Nutcracker one hour before and immediately after each performance in the Brandmeyer Great Hall at the Kauffman Center. These $20.00 photos benefit Kansas City Ballet School.
SINGLE TICKETS ONLINE thru the Kansas City Ballet
SINGLE TICKETS ONLINE thru Kauffman Center
ACCESSIBILITY at Kauffman Center
PARKING at Kauffman Center
Visiting from out of town? Check out the Hotel Phillips package available during the holidays!

Dec 8-10-The 10th Annual Barn Players
6 x 10 TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL, The Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway, Mission, KS; Map; www.thebarnplayers.org
TICKETS: All Tickets $10; (913) 432-9100; admin@thebarnplayers.org; Online Tickets and Reservations
Please Note: ONLINE SALES of tickets for a given performance WILL END TWO HOURS prior to curtain for that performance (5:30pm Monday, Friday and Saturday, 12:00pm Sunday). Remaining tickets will be available for sale at the box office starting one hour prior to curtain.

2018

The Barn Players new address 2018: the Arts Asylum, 1000 East 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106

Jan 10-28-Kansas City Actors Theatre (KCAT) presents
SEA MARKS
, H&R Block City Stage Theater, Union Station, Kansas City, 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP; KCAT Website; Union Station Website
FEATURING: Darren Kennedy and Cinnamon Schultz.
SYNOPSIS:
A callback of sorts to the classic romance films of the 40’s and 50’s, this romantic comedy examines loving relationships in all their complications. It’s the story of a fisherman from a remote Irish island who falls in love with a woman he’s seen only once. As he attempts to woo her by mail, she falls in love with his words. As these two people from very different worlds meet, they realize they must also reflect on what it is to know who they are and where they belong.
Jan 10-12 (Preview)-$30.00 General Admission, $15.00 Students (college), $25.00 Millennial (under 30)
Jan 13-28-$40.00 Adults, $35.00 Seniors 60+, $15.00 Students (college), $25.00 Millennial (under 30)

Jan 11-28-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
DEFYING GRAVITY
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Great plays. Passionate - Powerful - Personal.
By Jane Anderson
Settings Of Play - 1986 and twenty years later.
SYNOPSIS:
Artfully interweaves the past with the present and the lives of participants and bystanders, drawing parallels among painter Claude Monet's artistic quest, the zest of the teacher selected to the first civilian astronaut, the perspectives of her grieving daughter, the aspirations of elderly tourists who drive their Winnebago to Florida to watch the space shot and dream of hotels in space, the guilt felt by a NASA mechanic, and his girlfriend's fear of heights.
SHOWTIMES: Thur-Sat - 7:30pm; Sun - 2pm
TICKETS: Box office - 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
TICKETS ONLINE:
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows

Jan 19-Feb 18-THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC ♪, Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 West 10 Street Kansas City, MO 64105; MAP; Harold Arlen brings the blues to the Great American Songbook; www.qualityhillplayhouse.com
TICKET INFORMATION
BOX OFFICE: 303 W. 10th Street; Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-1pm; 816.421.1700 - phone lines are also open evenings and weekends on performance days; Season Tickets and some special offers are not available online; MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express
SINGLE SHOW Tickets: call box office OR SINGLE SHOW Tickets ONLINE; $3.00 per ticket convenience fee
GROUP Discounts; Berni Riley: 816.421.1700; briley@QualityHillPlayhouse.com

Jan 23-Feb 11-A Coterie World Premiere
IMAGINARY FRIENDS: LEGEND OF SINNISSIPPI PARK, The Coterie Theatre, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 144, Kansas City, MO 64108-2520; Map TO Crown Center; Map INSIDE Crown Center; www.thecoterie.org
PARKING is free for patrons with ticket validation at the Coterie Box office
A co-production with UMKC Theatre
Adapted by Laurie Brooks
from the short story by Terry Brooks
Directed by Jeff Church
Length: 70 minutes
SYNOPSIS
A world premiere production with magic and wonderment, the play begins with 13 year old Jack McCall learning some very bad news about his health. His best friend Waddy is not as concerned as he is, since you hear stories of people getting over this illness all the time. From there, reality blends with fantasy as Jack becomes convinced that he needs to find his way back to the magical park and the imaginary friends from his childhood. An elf named Pick along with an owl, a troll, and a ghost challenge Jack to an adventure to save the park from an evil imprisoned in a massive tree. But this adventure may not even be real, so what does facing this adversary in the park have to do with Jack’s sickness anyway?

Jan 26-Feb 11-Spinning Tree Theatre Presents
FULL GALLOP, Just off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Valley Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108 (in Penn Valley Park); MAP; Theatre: (816) 784-5020; www.justoffbroadway.org; Spinning Tree: (816) 569-5277; www.spinningtreetheatre.com
By Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson
Starring Cheryl Weaver
Kansas City premiere!
SYNOPSIS:
Before Anna Wintour or The Devil Wears Prada, there was Diana Vreeland: grande dame of American taste. “The Empress of Fashion,” recently fired as Editor of Vogue, welcomes you into her living room and holds court in this witty one-woman tour-de-force.
REVIEW:
“A poignant, hilarious evening with Vreeland“ – Playbill
TICKETS: (816) 235-6222
SINGLE TICKETS on sale October 30, 2017
SEASON TICKETS ONLINE with reserved seating in the Center

Feb 1-7-Theatre for Young America (TYA) presents
THE TOUGHEST KID IN THE WORLD ♪, H&R Block City Stage Theater, Union Station, Kansas City, 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP; Union Station Website
SYNOPSIS:
A musical play about a boy named TK—short for Tough Kid—his peaceful friend Serena and their brave discoveries about ways to get along in today’s world with love and respect and without violence or bullying.



Feb 13-Mar 24-Theatre for Young America (TYA) presents
JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK, H&R Block City Stage Theater, Union Station, Kansas City, 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP; Union Station Website
SYNOPSIS:
One of the funniest and most beloved characters in modern children’s literature, Junie B Jones, comes to life again on the TYA stage. She faces a crisis about Finders Keeper vs. Stealing with her usual spunk and humor.

Feb 15-18-The Kansas City Ballet’s 60th (Diamond) Anniversary
NEW MOVES
, Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater, Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, 500 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO, 64108; MAP; New Moves is the chance for audiences to see Kansas City Ballet company and tomorrow’s sought after choreographers in an up-close, intimate space. Feel the athleticism, beauty, power and passion of never before seen new creations out on the edge! www.kcballet.org
MEET THE DANCERS
2017-2018 SEASON PACKAGES: Save 20% on this show by subscribing today.
BOX OFFICE: 816.931.8993; Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, 500 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO, 64108; MAP
--Regular hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
--During show weeks: Saturday 11am-4:00pm; Sunday 9am-noon
--Oct 21-Dec 24: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm
TICKETS ONLINE


Feb 22-25-THESE SHINING LIVES, Avila University, 11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145; CAMPUS MAP; 816.942.8400 (Switchboard); Website
By Melanie Marnich
SYNOPSIS:
A gripping drama by playwright Melanie Marnich, this is the illuminating story of four women who enter the American workforce in the early 20th century painting watch dials using a toxic radium compound. Considered expendable by a company that is stealing their health, these women refuse to allow it to kill their spirits. Don't miss These Shining Lives - an inspirational tale of relationships, risk and strength
Evening performances begin at 7:30pm
Sunday matinees begin at 2:00pm
TICKETS:
For more information/purchase tickets: Box Office 816.501.3699
TICKETS ONLINE

Feb 27-Mar 31-TUCK EVERLASTING, The Coterie Theatre, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 144, Kansas City, MO 64108-2520; Map TO Crown Center; Map INSIDE Crown Center; www.thecoterie.org
PARKING is free for patrons with ticket validation at the Coterie Box office
By Natalie Babbitt
Adapted by Mark J. Frattaroli
Directed by Jeff Church
Length: 65 minutes
SYNOPSIS
Over a century ago, the Tucks - Ma, Pa, and their sons Miles and Jesse - drank from a forest spring. Ever since, no one in the family has aged a bit. Now they have to live separately only to reunite once every 10 years because of rising suspicions when they never age. Now, young Winnie Foster is out exploring the woods, and she has accidentally discovered the Tuck family secret... which brings her to the question: Is living outside the rules of time a blessing or a curse?

Mar 1-18-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Great plays. Passionate - Powerful - Personal.
By the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht - one of his most frequently performed plays
A "play within a play" - The "frame" play is set in the Soviet Union around the end of the Second World War
SYNOPSIS:
Borrowed from an ancient Chinese tale -- echoed in the biblical account of the judgment of King Solomon -- in which two women claim the same child, but he subverted it into a parable advocating the idea that resources should go to those best able to make use of them. Thanks to the rascally judge Azdak, natural -- though not biological -- justice is rendered, and the peasant Grusha, rather than the mother, gets to keep the child she loves.
SHOWTIMES: Thur-Sat - 7:30pm; Sun - 2pm
TICKETS: Box office - 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
TICKETS ONLINE:
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows

Mar 2-31-IT'S DELOVELY ♪, Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 West 10 Street Kansas City, MO 64105; MAP; The Wit of Cole Porter and Noël Coward; www.qualityhillplayhouse.com
TICKET INFORMATION
BOX OFFICE: 303 W. 10th Street; Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-1pm; 816.421.1700 - phone lines are also open evenings and weekends on performance days; Season Tickets and some special offers are not available online; MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express
SINGLE SHOW Tickets: call box office OR SINGLE SHOW Tickets ONLINE; $3.00 per ticket convenience fee
GROUP Discounts; Berni Riley: 816.421.1700; briley@QualityHillPlayhouse.com


April 6-8-The Kansas City Ballet’s 60th (Diamond) Anniversary
DIAMONDS - Anniversary Dance Festival – Week 1 Subscribers
, Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP; www.kcballet.org
In the first weekend of Kansas City Ballet’s Celebration of Dance, you’ll enjoy three ballets:
A KC premiere by Matthew Neenan
George Balanchine’s Diamonds, recalls the order and grandeur of Imperial Russia and the Maryinsky Theater, where Balanchine was trained. It is the third and final ballet of Balanchine’s Jewels and is a glorious culmination of beauty and elegance.
Jirí Kylián’s Petite Mort, translated from French, means “little death” and it passionately depicts the vulnerability of our lives
All music performed by Kansas City Symphony.
PRE-CURTAIN TALKS: informal discussions an hour before the performance are FREE for all ticket holders; hosted by Artistic Director Devon Carney
Save 20% off regular single tickets when you purchase a First Weekend season subscription for 2017-2018.
BOX OFFICE: 816.931.8993; Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, 500 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO, 64108; MAP
--Regular hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
--During show weeks: Saturday 11am-4:00pm; Sunday 9am-noon
--Oct 21-Dec 24: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm
TICKETS ONLINE
ACCESSIBILITY at Kauffman Center
PARKING at Kauffman Center

April 10-May 12-Theatre for Young America (TYA) presents
GOLDILOCKS & THE 3 BEARS ♪, H&R Block City Stage Theater, Union Station, Kansas City, 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP; Union Station Website
SYNOPSIS:
In this lively, musical version of the beloved folktale, Mama, Papa and Baby Bear lead a very green “ecologically correct” existence until their lives are disrupted by the intruder Goldilocks, a modern show biz kid from the city, and her two upscale and clueless parents. Baby Bear learns how to sing, dance and act from his new human friend and together they bring peace to their feuding families with music and dance.

April 13-15-The Kansas City Ballet’s 60th (Diamond) Anniversary
THE MAN IN BLACK - Anniversary Dance Festival – Week 2 Subscribers
, Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP; www.kcballet.org

In the first weekend of Kansas City Ballet’s Celebration of Dance, you’ll enjoy three ballets:
In the second weekend of Kansas City Ballet’s Celebration of Dance, you’ll enjoy three ballets including
A world premiere by Andrea Schermoly.
James Kudelka’s hit ballet, The Man in Black, a tribute to rockabilly, Johnny Cash. Flannel shirts, cowboy boots and jeans never looked so good. This ode to the human spirit features a unique blend of country-western dance.
The Toronto Star called The Man in Black “a work so inventive, so alert to the music and their lyrics, and so deeply moving.”
Stanton Welch’s ballet of everyday city life...the daily routines of our lives. The music of techno master Moby is the backdrop.
"has the hustle and bustle of a New York street as well as a humorous eye ... [Play] quickly caught the audience in its grasp." - The Columbus Dispatch
PRE-CURTAIN TALKS: informal discussions an hour before the performance are FREE for all ticket holders; hosted by Artistic Director Devon Carney
Save 20% off regular single tickets when you purchase a Second Weekend season subscription for 2017-2018.
BOX OFFICE: 816.931.8993; Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, 500 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO, 64108; MAP
--Regular hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
--During show weeks: Saturday 11am-4:00pm; Sunday 9am-noon
--Oct 21-Dec 24: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm
TICKETS ONLINE
ACCESSIBILITY at Kauffman Center
PARKING at Kauffman Center

April 17-May 20-JACK AND THE BEAN MÁGICO!, The Coterie Theatre, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 144, Kansas City, MO 64108-2520; Map TO Crown Center; Map INSIDE Crown Center; www.thecoterie.org
PARKING is free for patrons with ticket validation at the Coterie Box office
By Linda A. Carson
Directed by Kim Selody, Presentation House Theatre, Vancouver
This delightful production is both bi-lingual and interactive!
Length: 60 minutes
SYNOPSIS
The classic fairytale, “Jack and the Beanstalk,” is told with the audience’s help, who assist Jack as he climbs the beanstalk to the giant’s rich and fertile land. While there, Jack discovers the source of the trouble with his farmland, learning how to make it fertile again by understanding and balancing the life cycle. Young audiences will become tiny bugs in the giant’s garden. The giant loves the bugs because they help keep his soil and plants so healthy!

April 19-May 6-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
ANNA IN THE TROPICS
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Great plays. Passionate - Powerful - Personal.
By Cuban-born playwright Nilo Cruz
Won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Set in Florida in 1929
SYNOPSIS:
In a Cuban–American cigar factory, cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination.
SHOWTIMES: Thur-Sat - 7:30pm; Sun - 2pm
TICKETS: Box office - 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
TICKETS ONLINE:
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows

April 20-May 6-Spinning Tree Theatre Presents
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND ♪, Just off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Valley Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108 (in Penn Valley Park); MAP; Theatre: (816) 784-5020; www.justoffbroadway.org; Spinning Tree: (816) 569-5277; www.spinningtreetheatre.com
By Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime)
Directed by Nedra Dixon
SYNOPSIS:
This little gem of a Broadway musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a Caribbean peasant girl who falls in love with the wealthy Daniel and is aided in her quest to be with him by the gods and goddesses. Our rousing song-and-dance celebration of the power of love – even in the face of death – will lift your spirits and fill your heart.
REVIEW:
“Absolutely captivating...this show is, in every aspect, simply enchanting.” - TheatreMania
TICKETS: (816) 235-6222
SINGLE TICKETS on Sale January 29, 2018
SEASON TICKETS ONLINE with reserved seating in the Center

April 20-May 20-BILLBOARD BLOCKBUSTERS ♪, Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 West 10 Street Kansas City, MO 64105; MAP; A tribute to the songs that ruled the Billboard Top 40 chart from the 1930s through 1950s; www.qualityhillplayhouse.com
TICKET INFORMATION
BOX OFFICE: 303 W. 10th Street; Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-1pm; 816.421.1700 - phone lines are also open evenings and weekends on performance days; Season Tickets and some special offers are not available online; MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express
SINGLE SHOW Tickets: call box office OR SINGLE SHOW Tickets ONLINE; $3.00 per ticket convenience fee
GROUP Discounts; Berni Riley: 816.421.1700; briley@QualityHillPlayhouse.com

April 26-29-LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS ♪, Avila University, 11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145; CAMPUS MAP; 816.942.8400 (Switchboard); Website
Little Shop of Horrors is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
SYNOPSIS:
Rhythm and Blues will rock the Goppert stage when a mysterious and bloodthirsty plant wants to take over the world. Can a nerdy florist and his girlfriend try to defeat it? Sweetness and hilarity abound in Little Shop of Horrors, one of Off-Broadway's longest running musicals. It's an appetizing and irreverently crude comedy complete with crazy characters, a colossal man-eating plant, and a contagious musical score.
Evening performances begin at 7:30pm
Sunday matinees begin at 2:00pm
TICKETS:
For more information/purchase tickets: Box Office 816.501.3699
TICKETS ONLINE

May 11-20-The Kansas City Ballet’s 60th (Diamond) Anniversary Season
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
, Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP; From Septime Webre, creator of Alice (in wonderland), comes the world premiere of L. Frank Baum’s acclaimed story of family, friendship and courage. Join Dorothy on her fantastical journey to the Emerald City; www.kcballet.org
PRE-CURTAIN TALKS: informal discussions an hour before the performance are FREE for all ticket holders; hosted by Artistic Director Devon Carney
2017-2018 SEASON PACKAGES: Save 20% on this show by subscribing today and get tickets BEFORE they go on sale (January 8th)
BOX OFFICE: 816.931.8993; Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, 500 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO, 64108; MAP
--Regular hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
--During show weeks: Saturday 11am-4:00pm; Sunday 9am-noon
--Oct 21-Dec 24: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm
ACCESSIBILITY at Kauffman Center
PARKING at Kauffman Center
Visiting from out of town? Check out the Hotel Phillips package available!

May 23-June 10-Kansas City Actors Theatre (KCAT) presents
SKYLIGHT
, H&R Block City Stage Theater, Union Station, Kansas City, 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP; KCAT Website; Union Station Website
FEATURING: Katie Karel, John Rensenhouse, and Charlie Spillers
SYNOPSIS:
Abandoned love and clashing social views collide with wit and wisdom when an older, successful restaurateur comes to visit his much younger former mistress, a schoolteacher in a poor London neighborhood. Over the course of the evening (and the on-stage preparation of an actual meal), they revisit what brought them together and pushed them apart in this love affair that, strangely enough, reflects our world today. One of David Hare’s finer works, Skylight has won both the Olivier Award for best play and a Tony Award for Best Revival.
May 23-25 (Preview)-$30.00 General Admission, $15.00 Students (college), $25.00 Millennial (under 30)
May 26-June 10 $40.00 Adults, $35.00 Seniors 60+, $15.00 Students (college), $25.00 Millennial (under 30)

May 31-June 10-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN ♪
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Great plays. Passionate - Powerful - Personal.
A 1960 musical
Music and lyrics by Meredith Willson
Book by Richard Morris
Setting: The turn of the century
SYNOPSIS:
Miners, brawls, pretty girls, love, romance, maritime disasters and Meredith Willson's music and lyrics – The Unsinkable Molly Brown is the rags-to-riches love story of Molly and Leadville Johnny Brown, owners of the richest mine in the U.S. at the turn of the twentieth century. A comedic, yet honest, commentary on the classes and the human spirit of the Colorado settlers, this grand musical is a tour de force with rousing and sentimental songs, as well as dances that are reminiscent of the times.
SHOWTIMES: Thur-Sat - 7:30pm; Sun - 2pm
TICKETS: Box office - 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
TICKETS ONLINE:
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows

June 8-July 8-SINATRA'S SONGWRITER ♪, Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 West 10 Street Kansas City, MO 64105; MAP; The Genius of Sammy Cahn, the Pen behind the Voice; www.qualityhillplayhouse.com
TICKET INFORMATION
BOX OFFICE: 303 W. 10th Street; Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-1pm; 816.421.1700 - phone lines are also open evenings and weekends on performance days; Season Tickets and some special offers are not available online; MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express
SINGLE SHOW Tickets: call box office OR SINGLE SHOW Tickets ONLINE; $3.00 per ticket convenience fee
GROUP Discounts; Berni Riley: 816.421.1700; briley@QualityHillPlayhouse.com

June 19-July 7-Theatre for Young America (TYA) presents
PETER PAN, H&R Block City Stage Theater, Union Station, Kansas City, 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP; Union Station Website
J.M. Barrie created the character Peter Pan in a novel in 1902 and later a stage play titled Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, which premiered in London in 1904.
SYNOPSIS:
This classic adventure begins in the quiet home of the Darling children and ends up in Neverland with Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and a happy gang of boys and girls who never grow up. Danger, romance, magic and beauty appear and disappear like phantoms in a dream. Will these lost children stay lost or will they find the courage to grow up?

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NEW! GO TO THE MOVIES!
brought to you by: kansascity.mrmovietimes.com
33 theaters found within 30 miles of KCMO

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Belton
Belton Cinema 8 1207 East North Avenue; map
Blue Springs
Blue Springs 8 1901 North 7 Highway; map; Seating: Stadium
Independence
AMC Independence Commons 20 19200 E 39th St. South; map; Seating: Stadium
Englewood 10917 Winner Road; map
Noland Fashion 13520 East 40 Hwy; map
Pharaoh Cinema 4 114 West Maple; map
Twin Drive-In 1320 N. MO 291 Hwy; map
Kansas City
AMC BarryWoods 24 8101 Roanridge Rd, I-29 and Barry Road; map; Seating: Stadium
AMC Ward Parkway 14 8600 Ward Parkway; map
Boulevard Drive-In Theatre 1051 Merriam Lane; map
Cinemark Palace at the Plaza 500 Nichols Road; map; Seating: Stadium, High back rocking chairs
Dickinson Northglen 14 4900 NE 80th Street; map; Seating: Stadium, Balcony
I-70 Four Screen Drive-In 8701 East 40 Hwy; map
Metro North Cinema 220 NW Metro North Drive; map
Phoenix Theatres Legends 14 1841 Village West Parkway; map; Seating: Stadium
Regal Kansas City 18 3200 Ameristar Drive; map; Seating: Stadium
Screenland Theatre at the Crossroads 1656 Washington St.; map
Tivoli Manor Square 4050 Pennsylvania Avenue; map
Leavenworth
Landing 4 Theatres 225 Delaware map
Plaza Cinema 6 3400 South 4th Street Trafficway; map; Seating: Rockers
Leawood
AMC Town Center 20 11701 Nall Avenu; map; Seating: Stadium
Leawood Theater 3707 West 95th St; map
Lee's Summit
Dickinson Eastglen 16 1451 Northeast Douglas Stree; map; Seating: Stadium
Liberty
B & B Liberty Cinema 12 2101 West Kansas; map; Seating: Stadium
Merriam
Cinemark Merriam 5500 Antioch; map; Seating: Stadium
North Kansas City
The Screenland Armour 408 Armour Rd; map; Seating: Stadium, Love Seats
Olathe
AMC Studio 30 12075 So Strang Line Rd; map; Seating: Stadium
Dickinson Great Mall 16 20060 W. 151 St; map; Seating: Stadium
Overland Park
Dickinson Palazzo 16 Theatre 8601 W. 135th Street; map; Seating: Stadium + Balcony
Glenwood Arts 9575 Metcalf; map
Rio Theatre - Overland Park 7204 West 80th Street; map; Seating: Rockers
Shawnee
Trail Ridge 7456 Nieman Road; map
Westglen 18 16301 Midland Drive; map; Seating: Stadium + Balcony

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THEATRE REFERENCES

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American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand St., KCMO; MAP;
Tickets: 816.842.9999; www.ahtkc.com
Group Sales - Ellen Barnes: 816-842-0202 ext. 218; ebarne2@hallmark.com
Interpreted Performances:

Avila University’s Goppert Theatre; Campus Map; 816-501-3753; Jeremy Lillig; www.avila.edu/theatre

The Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway, Mission, KS; Map; www.thebarnplayers.org
Performances:
Friday and Saturday-7:30pm
Sunday Matinees-2pm
TICKETS: Reservation line: (913) 432-9100; Box Office open one hour prior to curtain; Purchase Tickets Online

Blue Springs City Theatre, 2000 N.W. Ashton Drive, www.bluespringscitytheatre.com; 816-228-0137

Carlsen Center, Yardley Hall, 12345 College Blvd., OPKS; 913.469.4445; www.jccc.edu/carlsencenter

City Theatre of Independence, Roger T. Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion; www.citytheatreofindependence.org; 816-325-7367

Chestnut Fine Arts Center, 234 N Chestnut, Olathe, KS 66061; Ticket Information and Reservations: 913-764-2121; chestnutfac@comcast.net ; www.chestnutfinearts.com
ComedyCity, 300 Charlotte St., KCMO; 816-842-2744

Coterie Theatre, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 144, Kansas City, MO 64108-2520; Map TO Crown Center; PARKING is free for patrons with ticket validation at the Coterie Box office; Map INSIDE Crown Center; www.coterietheatre.org
Spotlight Club Member with FLEXIBLE Season pass tickets...10 tickets for $90.00!!! (plus one-time service charge of $3.00 per order)
Box Office: (816) 474-6552, press 5 for box office attendant during business hours
Fax: (816) 474-2225
Box Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 10am- 4pm
Sat and Sun: noon to the end of the final performance of the day (performance days only)

Egads Theatre Company; 816-842-9999; www.egadstheatre.com

Folly Theater, 300 W 12th St., KCMO; 816-474-4444; laura@follytheater.com; ticket@follytheater.com; www.follytheater.com

Gladstone Theatre in the Park Amphitheatre, Oak Grove Park, 76th and North Troost, North Kansas City; In order to preserve the grass, blankets and lawn chairs may not be set out on performance nights until after 3:00pm. Anything placed before that time will be removed; 816-436-2200; gladstonetip@sbcglobal.net; www.heartoftheweb.net/gladstonetip

H&R Block City Stage, Union Station Kansas City, 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP; GET TICKETS ONLINE; (816) 460-2020; www.unionstation.org

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Southmoreland Park, Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd and Oak St, KCMO; MAP; Admission to the Festival is FREE ~ DONATIONS ACCEPTED!
NO SHOW July 4.
Signed performances for the deaf or hearing challenged
We have just a few rules - no photography, no smoking, no pets; www.kcshakes.org
PARKING
• Become a FAN of the Festival and receive a parking pass that allows you to park on Oak Street, just steps from the Festival stage.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art $5.00 (Friends of Art Members – Free)
Secure Covered Parking just across the street from Southmoreland Park
45th & Oak (check for availability at site)
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (North Lot) - FREE
44th & Warwick Blvd. (check for availability at site)
Kauffman Foundation Memorial Garden Parking
48th & Rockhill

Johnson County Community College, Yardley Hall or Polsky Theatre, 12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66210; JCCC Website
Purchase Tickets: (Box Office: 10am-5pm Monday-Friday and 1 hour before curtain)
• By phone – 913-469-4445 (913-469-4485 deaf and hard of hearing TDD/TTY)
Online
• By fax – 913-469-7648
• In person – in the Carlsen Center lobby
• By mail – JCCC Box Office, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210
Campus PARKING Map; The closest place to park is in either the East or West Carlsen Center parking garage

Just off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Central St, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP; (816) 784-5020; www.justoffbroadway.org

Just off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Valley Dr, (address on bldg is
3051 Central St,) Kansas City, MO 64108 (in Penn Valley Park); MAP; Theatre: (816) 784-5020; www.justoffbroadway.org

Kansas City Ballet, Tickets: Kansas City Ballet Box Office at 816-931-2232 or ONLINE; www.kcballet.org

Kansas City Repertory, Spencer Theatre in the James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, UMKC campus, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO; MAP; 816.235.2700; TTY: 800-735-2966 or Voice: 800-735-2466; Accessibility and Special Services; www.kcrep.org
FREE PARKING
There are two lots immediately to the east of Spencer Theatre and you may also park in levels 5 & 6 of the newly constructed Cherry St. Garage. Although signs may indicate that a faculty/staff permit is required, this is NOT SO during Rep performances. The elevated covered walkway to cross the street to Spencer Theatre is located on level 5; Parking Map
Please note that buses are not permitted to park on the UMKC campus. However, they may park on residential streets surrounding the campus

Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Copaken Stage, One H&R Block Way (13th and Walnut), KCMO; MAP; 816.235.2700; TTY: 800-735-2966 or Voice: 800-735-2466; Accessibility and Special Services; www.kcrep.org
PARKING for Rep patrons is in the H&R Block parking garage, under the building; Park on level 2 through 5 (there is no elevator on level 1); enter the building through the H&R Block center elevator which will take you up to the lobby. The garage is accessible from both Main and Walnut between 13th & 14th streets. Patrons may park in the H&R Block garage starting at 5:00 pm on weeknights and all day Saturday and Sunday on performance days only and only if you have tickets for that performance! If you arrive before 6:00 on weeknights, please press the button at the gate and announce that you are there for the Rep performance
SIGNED PERFORMANCES: The third Saturday matinee of each production for hearing impaired
AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES: With advance notice, audio description is available for groups of 15 or more for any Rep production. Large-print and Braille programs available for each performance; House Manager: 816.235.2780

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP
Kauffman Center Audience Services: (816) 994-7222; orders@kauffmancenter.org; www.kauffmancenter.org

Lakeside Nature Center, located in Swope Park, 4701 East Gregory Blvd, KCMO 64132; Map; Tues-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, noon-4pm; 816.513.8960; www.lakesidenaturecenter.org

Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, KS; www.theatrelawrence.com; 785-843-7469

Lied Center, University of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence, KS; (785) 864-3469; www.lied.ku.edu

The Living Room Theatre, 1818 McGee, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP; What makes The Living Room unique is that the audience lounges in vintage chairs and couches while enjoying progressive and provocative performances; Rusty Sneary; info@thelivingroomkc.com; www.thelivingroomkc.com

Lyric Theatre, 1029 Central (11th and Central), KCMO 64105; (816) 471-7347

Martin City Melodrama and Vaudeville Company, Main Stage, Metcalf South Shopping Center; Reservations essential; 913-642-7576; www.martincitymelodrama.org

KC MeltingPot Theatre; www.kcmeltingpot.com
TICKETS ONLINE (squareup.com/market)

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP;
SYNOPSIS:
TICKETS: 816-569-3226; office@metkc.org; www.metkc.org; All seats are General Admission
Thu, Fri and Sat at 7:30pm
Sun Matinees at 2:00pm
REVIEWS:
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Midland Theatre, 1228 Main Street, KCMO, 64105; Map; (816) 471-8600

New Theatre Restaurant, 9229 Foster, OPKS; 913.649.7469; www.newtheatre.com

Musical Theater Heritage (Previously called the Off Center Theatre), Crown Center Shops, Level 3, 2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108 (The old movie theatre); MAP to Crown Center; MAP inside Crown Center; 816-274-8444; www.crowncenter.com

Olathe Community Theatre, 500 E. Loula, Olathe; www.olathetheatre.org; 913-782-2990

Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St., KCMO; 816.421.1700; www.qualityhillplayhouse.com
River City Community Players, Fifth and Delaware, Leavenworth; 1-913-682-7557

Spinning Tree Theatre; 816-842-9999; www.SpinningTreeTheatre.com

Stanford and Sons, Legends at Village West, (2nd floor next to Dave and Busters) 1867 Village West Parkway, KCKS 66111; Map; 913-400-7500; stanfords@sunflower.com; www.stanfordscomedyclub.com

Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; (816) 363-7827; www.kcstarlight.com
A new catering partner and new dining options are coming to Starlight! Pre-show dining will include delicious lighter fare menus, extensive salad options, hot buffet items and enhanced desserts; Details and menus for each show
PLUS, for each adult Dine Card purchased, guests receive a $25 gift card to Cinzetti’s Italian Market Restaurant! That’s only $13.30 per dinner!
To add a Dine Card to your order call 816.363.7827
The Theatre in the Park Amphitheatre, Shawnee Mission Park, Renner Rd & Mable Fitch Memorial Dr, Shawnee, Johnson County, KS 66217; MAP; Stacey Kelsey: 913.236.1237; stacey.kelsey@jocogov.org; www.theatreinthepark.org

Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 SE 8th Ave, Topeka, KS 66603; Get directions; (785) 234-2787; www.tpactix.org

UMKC Theatre, Studio 116, Olson Performing Arts Center, UMKC Campus, 4949 Cherry, KCMO 64110; MAP; Central Ticket Office: 816-235-6222; Tickets Online: www.umkctheatre.org

Unicorn Theatre, The Mainstage or Jerome Stage, 3828 Main St., KCMO; MAP
Tickets: 816.531.PLAY (7529); www.unicorntheatre.org
Group Sales: 816-531-7529 ext. 21; groupsales@unicorntheatre.org

Union Station, HandR Block City Stage; 816-460-2020; www.unionstation.org

Uptown Theatre, 3700 Broadway, KCMO; 816-753-8665; www.uptowntheater.com

VooDoo Lounge, Harrah's Casino North Kansas City, One Riverboat Drive, NKCMO 64116; www.voodookc.com

Westport CoffeeHouse, 4010 Pennsylvania Ave, KCMO 64111; (816) 756-3222; www.westportcoffeehouse.com

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ONGOING

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Indefinite run every Monday-"The Breakfast Club," Westport CoffeeHouse, 4010 Pennsylvania Ave, KCMO 64111; part of the Coterie at Night Series; (816) 756-3222; www.kcimprov.com

On The Spot! The Improv Comedy Game Show, 7pm; $8; The contestants make up the answers as they go along and the audience wins the prizes! KC's best improvisers compete in super-funny, family-friendly games and scenes

Fakers Improv Comedy, 9pm; $5; a high-energy, no-holds-barred comedy troupe that performs improv games and an improvised one-act play

Every Saturday morning - Mother Nature Reads, Lakeside Nature Center, located in Swope Park, 4701 East Gregory Blvd, KCMO 64132; Map; 10am; free; children of all ages are read a story, talk about an animal, do a craft; If large groups want to attend, please call in advance; Ctr hours: Tues-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, noon-4pm; 816.513.8960; www.lakesidenaturecenter.org

Third Saturday of every month- "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", Screenland Crossroads, 1656 Washington St., KCMO; Tickets $8, prop bags $3; Pre-show starts at 10pm; www.kcrockyhorror.com; www.screenland.com
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Lucys List - A Kansas City Calendar of Events



Lucys List - A Kansas City Calendar of Events



Lucys List - German Ethnic Events





Jan 30-Feb 4-FORBIDDEN BROADWAY ♪, Cohen Community Stage House, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; open one hour prior to show time; National Tour; Indoor Series; kcstarlight.com
Suggested for ages 8+
Duration: 2 hours including intermission
SYNOPSIS:
The fall-down-funny musical roast of Broadway – a new season, new victims and new laughs! Just when Broadway thought it was safe from comedy writer Gerard Alessandrini, he returns with new targets like Pippin and Kinky Boots that join favorites including Wicked and The Book of Mormon. This Broadway parody has been performed in more than a dozen different forms since 1982.
Whether you’re a seasoned theatre-goer or new to Broadway, Forbidden Broadway is your one-stop ticket to non-stop laughs.
TICKETS: Starlight Ticket Services; TICKETS ONLINE / INFO; VIP Tickets include premium seating and one souvenir cocktail
SEASON TICKETS: 816-363-7827
PARKING: Free self-parking in Zebra lot on Starlight’s east side; Valet $10 per vehicle (limited capacity)

Feb 13-18-DIXIE’S NEVER WEAR A TUBE TOP WHILE RIDING A MECHANICAL BULL, Cohen Community Stage House, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; open one hour prior to show time; National Tour; Indoor Series; kcstarlight.com
Suggested for ages 16+. Dixie’s hilarious hit contains mature adult content
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
SYNOPSIS:
She’s back! After her acclaimed one-woman show, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, which appeared as part of Starlight Indoors in 2016, fast-talking, honky-tonking Dixie Longate is ready to take on Kansas City once more.
Learn what a jeweled crown, a cardboard cutout of Julie Andrews and a box of moon pies all have in common as Dixie bestows the wisdom she gained after a hard night of drinking. Spend a night with Dixie as she swaps her Tupperware bowls for a mechanical bull!
TICKETS: Starlight Ticket Services; TICKETS ONLINE / INFO; VIP Tickets include premium seating, one souvenir cocktail, and a special pre-show photo opportunity with Dixie and her Mechanical Bull
SEASON TICKETS: 816-363-7827
PARKING: Free self-parking in Zebra lot on Starlight’s east side; Valet $10 per vehicle (limited capacity)


Feb 27-Mar 4-BROADWAY’S NEXT H!T MUSICAL ♪, Cohen Community Stage House, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; open one hour prior to show time; National Tour; Indoor Series; kcstarlight.com
Suitable for all audiences. This completely improvised, family-friendly show has different content every night
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
SYNOPSIS:
Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. And we guarantee you’ll never see any musical like it again!
The hysterical musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Tune into the “Phony Awards” and watch master improvisers make up hit songs, all inspired by YOU! Watch the cast create an original musical completely on the spot, rounded out with memorable characters, choreography and plot twists galore.
TICKETS: Starlight Ticket Services; TICKETS ONLINE / INFO; VIP Tickets include premium seating and one souvenir cocktail
SEASON TICKETS: 816-363-7827
PARKING: Free self-parking in Zebra lot on Starlight’s east side; Valet $10 per vehicle (limited capacity)

May 22-27-ON YOUR FEET! ♪ The Musical, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Gate Time: 7:00pm, Show Time: 8:00pm; open one hour prior to show time; Broadway National Tour; kcstarlight.com
RESERVE DINING ONLINE
Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots)
Choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys)
Original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman)
Suitable for all audiences
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything.
Takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.
Features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century – and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.
TICKETS: Starlight Ticket Services; TICKETS ONLINE / INFO
SEASON TICKETS: 816-363-7827
PARKING: $7 per vehicle for grass parking and $12 per vehicle for paved parking.
RESERVE PARKING ONLINE

June 2-Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer on Earth 2018 W/ Better Than Ezra & KT Tunstall, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Gate Time: 6:00pm, Show Time: 7:00pm; kcstarlight.com

June 5-10-DIRTY DANCING ♪ – The Classic Story On Stage, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Gate Time: 7:00pm, Show Time: 8:00pm; Broadway National Tour; kcstarlight.com
RESERVE DINING ONLINE
Contains adult language and subject matter.
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort dance instructor. Baby’s life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences.
Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby, Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.”
TICKETS: Starlight Ticket Services; TICKETS ONLINE / INFO
SEASON TICKETS: 816-363-7827
PARKING:$7 per vehicle for grass parking and $12 per vehicle for paved parking.
RESERVE PARKING ONLINE

June 12-17-Rodgers & Hammerstein's
THE KING AND I ♪
, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Gate Time: 7:00pm, Show Time: 8:00pm; Broadway National Tour; kcstarlight.com
RESERVE DINING ONLINE
Directed by Bartlett Sher
Winner of the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival
Suitable for all audiences.
Duration: 2 hours 50 minutes, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
Set in 1860s’ Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, the British schoolteacher who the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
Features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”
TICKETS: Starlight Ticket Services; TICKETS ONLINE / INFO;
SEASON TICKETS: 816-363-7827
PARKING: $7 per vehicle for grass parking and $12 per vehicle for paved parking.
RESERVE PARKING ONLINE

June 22-24-CHICAGO ♪, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Gate Time: 7:00pm, Show Time: 8:00pm; Broadway National Tour; kcstarlight.com
RESERVE DINING ONLINE
Recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, and a Grammy®
No. 1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history
Contains adult language and subject matter
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen
TICKETS: Starlight Ticket Services; TICKETS ONLINE / INFO;
SEASON TICKETS: 816-363-7827
PARKING: $7 per vehicle for grass parking and $12 per vehicle for paved parking.
RESERVE PARKING ONLINE

June 29-July 1-Rodgers + Hammerstein's
CINDERELLA ♪
, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Gate Time: 7:00pm, Show Time: 8:00pm; Broadway National Tour; kcstarlight.com
RESERVE DINING ONLINE
Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical
From the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific
Suitable for all audiences.
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
Contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love – the pumpkin, glass slipper, masked ball and more – plus some surprising new twists!
Rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago.”
TICKETS: Starlight Ticket Services; TICKETS ONLINE / INFO;
SEASON TICKETS: 816-363-7827
PARKING: $7 per vehicle for grass parking and $12 per vehicle for paved parking.
RESERVE PARKING ONLINE

July 27-Aug 2-HAIRSPRAY ♪, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Gate Time: 7:00pm, Show Time: 8:00pm; Broadway National Tour; kcstarlight.com
RESERVE DINING ONLINE
Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical
Contains adult language and subject matter.
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
Takes you back to 1962 Baltimore, as 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a big girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair!) change the world…and still have time to win the boy she loves?
TICKETS: Starlight Ticket Services; TICKETS ONLINE / INFO;
SEASON TICKETS: 816-363-7827
PARKING: $7 per vehicle for grass parking and $12 per vehicle for paved parking.
RESERVE PARKING ONLINE

Aug 14-19-LOVE NEVER DIES ♪, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Gate Time: 7:00pm, Show Time: 8:00pm; Broadway National Tour; kcstarlight.com
RESERVE DINING ONLINE
Contains adult subject matter.
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. A story of boundless love, full of passion and drama.
The year is 1907. It is 10 years after the Phantom’s disappearance from the Paris Opera House, and he has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives among the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. While he has finally found a place for his music to soar in this new, electrically charged world, the Phantom has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé.
Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, Christine accepts an invitation to travel from Paris to New York to perform at a renowned opera house. Her marriage to Raoul is suffering at the hands of his drinking and gambling, and they desperately need the financial rewards that America can give.
In a final bid to win back Christine’s love, the Phantom lures her, Raoul and their young son, Gustave, from Manhattan to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island… not knowing what is in store for them.
TICKETS: Starlight Ticket Services; TICKETS ONLINE / INFO;
SEASON TICKETS: 816-363-7827
PARKING: $7 per vehicle for grass parking and $12 per vehicle for paved parking.
RESERVE PARKING ONLINE

Sept 28-30-THE ILLUSIONISTS - Live From Broadway, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Gate Time: 7:00pm, Show Time: 8:00pm; Broadway National Tour; kcstarlight.com
RESERVE DINING ONLINE
Suitable for all audiences.
Duration: 2 hours, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
Showcases the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth. This magical production has shattered box office records across the globe as it dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. A non-stop show packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions!
TICKETS: Starlight Ticket Services; TICKETS ONLINE / INFO;
SEASON TICKETS: 816-363-7827
PARKING: $7 per vehicle for grass parking and $12 per vehicle for paved parking.
RESERVE PARKING ONLINE

I will also post the concerts that have been announced:

May 19-truTV Impractical Jokers, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Gate Time: 6:30pm, Show Time: 7:30pm; kcstarlight.com

Aug 22-Niall Horan, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Gate Time: 6:00pm, Show Time: 7:00pm; Niall Horan, who has sold more than 70 million records as part of One Direction, launched his solo career with the singles “This Town” and “Slow Hands,” which have each achieved Platinum certification (or higher) in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands; kcstarlight.com

Sept 1-Ian Anderson Presents
Jethro Tull
, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Gate Time: 7:00pm, Show Time: 8:00pm;
Club Access; To celebrate the golden anniversary of Jethro Tull; The 2018 anniversary concert tour will feature a broad mix of material, from the earlier formative period through the “heavy hitters” of the Tull catalog, including the albums This Was, Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock And Roll: Too Young To Die, Songs From The Wood, Heavy Horses, Crest Of A Knave and even a touch of TAAB2 from 2012; kcstarlight.com
PARKING: $7 per vehicle for grass parking and $12 per vehicle for paved parking.
RESERVE PARKING ONLINE

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