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PERFORMANCE

Through July 22-BACK TO THE 80'S ♪, Theatre in the Park (TTIP), 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66217; MAP; Gates 6.30pm, Curtain 8:30pm; bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets and come early; Theater Info; Facebook Page; www.theatreinthepark.org
HANDICAPPED: accessible with reserved parking, ramps and wheelchair seating areas (entrance at Gate 3)
SIGN LANGUAGE: Interpretation second Saturday performance of each show.
Approx 2 hours with a 20 minute intermission
TICKETS: $8 GA, $6 ages 4-10, age 3 and under free (but require a ticket).
On performance nights, box office opens 6:00pm; 913.826.3012; TICKETS ONLINE
Written by Neil Gooding
Additional material by Stuart Smith
Revised Orchestrations and Arrangements by Brett Foster
Original Musical Adaptation by Scott Copeman
Directed by David Hastings
Rated PG
SYNOPSIS:
The senior class of William Ocean High School, as remembered through the eyes of now 30-something Corey Palmer. 17 year-old Corey is in love with, Tiffany, but she is mooning over Michael who is athletic and good looking – which Corey and his friends dream of being. They are still one up on Feargal McFerrin, III, whose best friend is his computer and believes the crazy notion that one day, CDs will replace cassette tapes; Throw in a Star Wars dream sequence, high-energy dance routines, the obligatory 80's party scene, as well as some of the most popular songs ever written.

Through July 23-DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ♪, White Theatre, Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 W 115 Street, Overland Park, KS 66211; MAP; (913) 327.8000; Website
TICKETS: Box Office (913) 327.8054; TICKETS ONLINE
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
A co-production with Theatre in the Park.
Directed by Steven Eubank
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions
Rated G
SYNOPSIS:
An arrogant young prince and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father Maurice. With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs. Potts, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.
Saturdays - 7:30pm; FREE Meet + Greets after the shows
Sundays - 2:00pm
Thursdays - 7:30pm; Backstage Pass; $5; See the set up close and meet the characters backstage; No advance reservation required.

Through July 30-THE CRUCIBLE, The Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway, Mission, KS; Map; www.thebarnplayers.org
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Dave Martin
SYNOPSIS:
The Crucible is Arthur Miller's retelling of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the late 1600s. It focuses on accusations, trials, heresay vs. evidence, and character assassinations, paralleling the atmosphere of the time in which it was written: the 1950's, with the rise of McCarthyism and the House Un-American Activities Committee.
TICKETS: (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.

Through Aug 6-Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude ♪, 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
Based on the characters created by Jim Davis
Book by Jim Davis and Michael J. Bobbitt
Music and Lyrics by John L. Cornelius II
All ages
Length: 55 minutes
SYNOPSIS
In this brand new musical adaptation of everyone’s favorite sarcastic tubby tabby, Garfield awakens to find his birthday – the most important day of the year – has fallen on a Monday. The horror! To make matters worse, all his friends – Jon, Odie, Arlene, and even his nemesis, Nermal – have completely forgotten it’s his big day. Only his beloved teddy bear, Pookie, understands his disappointment. Feeling rejected, Garfield leaves the comforts of home and strikes out to find adventure. Making it as far as the alley, Garfield soon realizes in the outside there’s no T.V., the food is garbage (literally), and animal control is always just around the corner. In the end, Garfield learns little things like, you know, the value of friendship and also that “home is where the heart – and the food – is.”

Through Aug 27-A SECOND HELPING:
​THE CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES SEQUEL
, Chestnut Fine Arts Center, 234 N Chestnut, Olathe, KS 66061; MAP; Ticket Information and Reservations: 913-764-2121; chestnutfac@comcast.net; www.chestnutfinearts.com
Co-Directed by Licia Watson & Brad Zimmerman
​​Cast: TBA
Rated G
SYNOPSIS:
The Church Basement Ladies are back! Due to huge audience response, we are offering you the sequel, A Second Helping! With heartwarming humor and antics, these gals find strength in each other as they deal with the joys & upheavals from below the "House of God!" You will laugh until your side-dish hurts with their hilarious antics and down-to-earth charm. This is most certainly true!
Adult Tickets - $28; Senior/Student Tickets - $25
SHOW TIMES:
Thurs-Sat: 7:30pm
Sat and Sun matinees: 2pm
Select Wed: ​2pm and/or 7:30pm

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July 18-20-A BARN KIDS PRODUCTION
DISNEY’S THE LION KING, KIDS ♪ SESSION TWO
, The Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway, Mission, KS; Map; www.thebarnplayers.org
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi
Additional Music & Lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Hans Zimmer, Jay Rifkin & Will Van Dyke
Based on the Broadway Production and the 1994 Disney Film
Directed by Jason Coats
TICKETS: (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.

July 18-22-Theatre for Young America (TYA) presents
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY ♪, H&R Block City Stage Theater, Union Station, Kansas City, 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP; General Admission $11; Union Station Website
SYNOPSIS:
Roald Dahl’s classic book comes to life in a spectacular musical comedy. All the wonders of Willie Wonka’s magical chocolate factory enchant a group of children and parents who found a Golden Ticket in their chocolate bar. It’s a bizarre group of spoiled children and slightly addled parents—with the one exception of Charlie and his Grandpa who turn out to be the luckiest ones in the whole group. Heartwarming and hilarious with spunky songs and magical effects this show is a sweet treat for everyone.

July 25-30-SOMETHING ROTTEN! ♪ Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Broadway National Tour; Website & Tickets Online
Show Time: 8pm; Gates Time: 7pm
From the director of Aladdin and the co-director of The Book of Mormon
National tour recommends for ages 8+
2 hours 30 minutes, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
Welcome to the ‘90s — the 1590s — long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off your cell phones. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!
REVIEWS
“Broadway’s big, fat hit!” - New York Post
With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + The Book of Mormon x The Drowsy Chaperone. Squared!” - New York Magazine
Starlight Ticket Services; Starlight Special Offers
Broadway Season Tickets
Customize your season ticket package by choosing 5 or more shows. Choose 5, 6 or all 7 Broadway season shows!
PARKING: Standard rates - $7/vehicle General; $10/vehicle Preferred

July 28-Aug 5-DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ♪, Theatre in the Park (TTIP), 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66217; MAP; Gates 6.30pm, Curtain 8:30pm; bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets and come early; Theater Info; Facebook Page; www.theatreinthepark.org
HANDICAPPED: accessible with reserved parking, ramps and wheelchair seating areas (entrance at Gate 3)
SIGN LANGUAGE: Interpretation second Saturday performance of each show.
Approx 2 hours with a 20 minute intermission
TICKETS: $8 GA, $6 ages 4-10, age 3 and under free (but require a ticket).
On performance nights, box office opens 6:00pm; 913.826.3012; TICKETS ONLINE
Has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries
The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for 9 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical
Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature
Music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Directed by Steven Eubank
Rated G
SYNOPSIS:
The classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
A co-production with the White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center running July 8-23

Aug 4-6-THE WIZARD OF OZ ♪, Gladstone Amphitheater, 7656 N Troost Ave, Gladstone, MO 64118; MAP; 8:30pm; GTIP is proud to be one of the only FREE community theatre programs. We do appreciate any donations that you make; a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home; Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic and enjoy a night in the park and a great show. Blankets and chairs may be placed in the park anytime AFTER 3pm daily; Food and drink is for sale from the Gladstone Rotary; alcohol prohibited; Parking is FREE! Handicapped parking is available; Website
GTIP will be presenting the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) version.
SYNOPSIS:
Young Dorothy lives on a farm in Kansas where a large tornado picks her house, and her dog up and deposits them in the land of Oz. Things in Oz are strange and beautiful, but Dorothy just wants to get back home. She’s helped by the Good Fairy of the North, but she’s also in trouble with the Wicked Witch of the West, who seeks revenge for the death of the Wicked Witch of the East, for which she blames Dorothy. While searching her way home she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who needs a heart, and a cowardly lion who needs courage.

Aug 8-13-THE BODYGUARD - THE MUSICAL ♪, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Broadway National Tour; Website & Tickets Online
Show Time: 8pm; Gates Time: 7pm
Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical The Bodyguard Stars Grammy® Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox
Contains adult language and subject matter; national tour recommends for ages 13+
2 hours 30 minutes, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller; Features a host of irresistible classic songs including “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and one of the biggest-selling songs of all time, “I Will Always Love You.
REVIEW
“It started with a gunshot and kept us on the edge of our seats from the outset. Exciting, thrilling, uplifting, moving – The Bodyguard is a truly exceptional show!” - Southern Daily Echo
Starlight Ticket Services; Starlight Special Offers
Broadway Season Tickets
Customize your season ticket package by choosing 5 or more shows. Choose 5, 6 or all 7 Broadway season shows!
PARKING: Standard rates - $7/vehicle General; $10/vehicle Preferred

Aug 9-27-Kansas City Actors Theatre (KCAT) presents
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
, H&R Block City Stage Theater, Union Station, Kansas City, 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP; KCAT Website; Union Station Website
Based on Agatha Christie’s book by the same name
Features a recently-commissioned ending that’s faithful to Christie’s novel
FEATURING: Robert Gibby Brand, Greg Butell, Scott Cordes, Kyle Dyck, Bonnie Griffin, Manon Halliburton, Ellen Kirk, Victor Raider-Wexler, Matt Rapport, Matt Schwader, and Peter Zazzali.
SYNOPSIS:
Ten suspicious and malicious souls are alone on an island when murder ensues. But who is guilty, and who, if anyone, is innocent? Considered by many to be Christie’s masterpiece, she described it as her most difficult mystery to write. This stylish, witty, and nerve-wracking whodunit has a built-in puzzle that keeps you guessing.
Aug 9-11 (Preview)-$30.00 General Admission, $15.00 Student (college), $25.00 Millennial (under 30)
Aug 12-27-$40.00 Adults, $35.00 Seniors 60+, $15.00 Students (college), $25.00 Millennial (under 30)


Aug 10-27-An Evening with
George Gershwin ♪, Musical Theater Heritage (MTH), Crown Center Shops, Level 3, 2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP to Crown Center; MAP inside Crown Center; musicaltheaterheritage.com
TICKETS BOX OFFICE: 816.221.6987; TICKETS ONLINE

Aug 11-13-The Barn Players Theatre
2017 SUMMER BENEFIT CONCERT ♪
, The Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway, Mission, KS; Map; www.thebarnplayers.org

Aug 18-20-KINKY BOOTS ♪, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Broadway National Tour; Website & Tickets Online
Show Time: 8pm; Gates Time: 7pm
Songs by Grammy® and Tony Award®-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper
Winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography
Adult subject matter; national tour recommends for ages 10+
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit!
This joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events; Takes audiences from a gentleman’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamourous catwalks of Milan.
Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
Starlight Ticket Services; Starlight Special Offers
PARKING: Standard rates - $7/vehicle General; $10/vehicle Preferred

Aug 22-27-MOTOWN - THE MUSICAL ♪, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Broadway National Tour; Website & Tickets Online
Show Time: 8pm; Gates Time: 7pm
Contains minimal adult language and references; national tour recommends for ages 10+
2 hours 45 minutes, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical.
The true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit!
Starlight Ticket Services; Starlight Special Offers
Broadway Season Tickets
Customize your season ticket package by choosing 5 or more shows. Choose 5, 6 or all 7 Broadway season shows!
PARKING: Standard rates - $7/vehicle General; $10/vehicle Preferred

Sept 8-Sept 14-GREASE ♪, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Starlight Theatre Production; Website & Tickets Online
Show Time: 8pm; Gates Time: 7pm
Contains adult language and subject matter
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, and Danny Zuko, the school’s coolest greaser, have a secret summertime romance – but when they get back to school, everything is different. Sandy attempts to navigate the tricky Rydell High School social waters and catch Danny’s attention again, but Danny is mostly concerned with maintaining his tough-guy reputation. In the end, the Pink Ladies help Sandy figure out how to win back the leader of the Burger Palace Boys.
Starlight Ticket Services; Starlight Special Offers
Broadway Season Tickets
Customize your season ticket package by choosing 5 or more shows. Choose 5, 6 or all 7 Broadway season shows!
PARKING: Standard rates - $7/vehicle General; $10/vehicle Preferred

Sept 13-Oct 1-Kansas City Actors Theatre (KCAT) presents
A LIE OF THE MIND
, H&R Block City Stage Theater, Union Station, Kansas City, 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP; KCAT Website; Union Station Website
FEATURING: Forrest Attaway, Hillary Clemens, Merle Moores, Gary Neal Johnson, Brian Paulette, Jan Rogge, Christina Schafer, and Jake Walker.
SYNOPSIS:
Two families are linked by an act of violence in this story that is marked by Sam Shepard’s measured humor, heart, and steady eye in examining humanity’s potential for both compassion and destruction. This play’s first off-Broadway production in 1985 won both the Drama Desk Award and the New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Best Play and is generally considered to be among Shepard’s greatest works. Our starry cast of leading local talent will provide a showcase of tour-de-force performances.
Sept 13-15 (Preview)-$30.00 General Admission, $15.00 Students (college), $25.00 Millennial (under 30)
Sept 16-Oct 1-$40.00 Adults, $35.00 Seniors 60+, $15.00 Students (college), $25.00 Millennial (under 30)

Sept 15-Oct 1-GREY GARDENS ♪, The Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway, Mission, KS; Map; www.thebarnplayers.org
Music by Scott Frankel
Lyrics by Michael Korie
Book by Doug Wright
Based on the 1975 documentary
Directed by Eric Magnus
TICKETS: (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.

Oct 17-Nov 11-Theatre for Young America (TYA) presents
CLICK CLACK BOO: A TRICKY TREAT ♪, H&R Block City Stage Theater, Union Station, Kansas City, 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP; Union Station Website
Kansas City premier of a brand-new musical based on Doreen Cronin’s latest book in the wildly popular series that began with Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (performed by TYA last season).
SYNOPSIS:
It’s Halloween time at Farmer Brown’s farm and the literate farm animals want an old fashioned Holiday Celebration. One problem: Farmer Brown does not like scary things—no haunted house or creepy ghosts for him. But the clever, well-read cows, poultry and pigs create a party more fun than fright with apple-bobbing, costume parades and hilarious musical performances.

Nov 2-19-Celebrating its 30th anniversary
INTO THE WOODS ♪
, Musical Theater Heritage (MTH), Crown Center Shops, Level 3, 2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP to Crown Center; MAP inside Crown Center; Widely considered one of the greatest musicals ever written. This Stephen Sodheim masterpiece takes everyone's favorite storybook characters and takes them to "happily ever after" and beyond; musicaltheaterheritage.com
TICKETS General Admission; BOX OFFICE: 816.221.6987; TICKETS ONLINE

Nov 3-19-SISTER ACT: THE MUSICAL ♪, The Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway, Mission, KS; Map; www.thebarnplayers.org
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Touchstone Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard
Directed by Guy Gardner
TICKETS: (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.

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.

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 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)



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.


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.

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)

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!
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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

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

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

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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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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Sept 30-Oct 23-The Living Room will jump start its 2016-2017 season with
ANNAPURNA
, 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; info@thelivingroomkc.com; www.thelivingroomkc.com
By Sharr White
Performers: Charles Fugate and Vanessa Severo
Directed by Rusty Sneary
SYNOPSIS:
After twenty years apart, Emma tracks Ulysses to a trailer park in the middle of nowhere for a final reckoning. What unfolds is a visceral and profound meditation on love and loss with the simplest of theatrical elements: two people in one room. A breathtaking story about the longevity of love.
TICKETS: 816-533-5857
2016-17 SEASON PASS ONLINE = $150.00 includes VIP tickets to all four (Mar-Apri TBA - check website) full productions, all Writer’s Den events (Nov-Jan), and a complimentary beverage & popcorn with every visit.
REVIEWS
"Sharr White's ANNAPURNA is a comic and gripping duet…The closer [the characters] get to understanding what drove them apart, the more engrossed we become in watching them draw together." —San Francisco Chronicle
"What if you had experienced the defining moment of your life—but couldn't remember it? Sharr White's remarkable two-person play ANNAPURNA…deals with just that dilemma, as well as other imponderables such as the vagaries of love and the philosophical clarity of impending death." —LA Times
"…at the heart of each character is a lyricism that simply can't be suffocated. Sharr White has created two fine and ferociously damaged people caught in the emotional whirlpool of not being able to live with or without each other." —Huffington Post



Lucy's List - A Kansas City Calendar of Events



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