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PERFORMANCE

Through May 28-MET's 12th Season:
9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL ♪
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
Based on the 1980 hit movie screenplay by Resnick and Colin Higgins
15 Drama Desk Award nominations, the most received by a production in a single year
4 Tony Awards nominations
SYNOPSIS:
Set in the late 1970s. Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can't do, even in a man's world. This hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.
REVIEW:
"Parton's songs are, like most of the prolific tunesmith's efforts, eminently catchy and listenable." - The Hollywood Reporter
TICKETS: 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
SEASON TICKET Package Options:
All 6 shows for $189 - a 15% discount; 5 pack for $169
Director's Choice Tickets: Reserved, choice seating of the best seats in the house for each show!
BUY ONLINE or call our box office: (816) 569-3226
Call the box office: (816) 569-3226 for the options below:
Season Ticket 4 pack for $135; 3 pack for $109
Long Term Partner Tickets: This special UBER ticket entitles you to see every show we do as many times as you wish for the life of the theatre, as long as you live! A GREAT value! - Pick up an order form at the box office!

Through June 11-The Kansas City Actors Theatre (KCAT) presents their 12th Season:
THE REALISTIC JONESES
, City Stage at Union Station, City Stage at Union Station, 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP; Arguably the best work yet from one of America’s wisest, most clever new playwrights of the past decade; Website
Winner of 2 Drama Desk Special Awards
by Will Eno
Directed by John Rensenhouse
Featuring Brian Paulette (Remaining Cast TBD)
SYNOPSIS
Two suburban couples, who have so much more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names, connect. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities and, ultimately, confront mortality.
REVIEW
“’Nothing is funnier than unhappiness,’ we are told in Beckett, and so it is with this very fine play where laughter exists a heartbeat, or heartbreak, away from tears.” – Matt Wolf, The Telegraph
SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE
SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE
SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE
Or call the Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222 to purchase tickets or exchange dates.

Through June 11-Spinning Tree Theatre's Season #6:
ASSASSINS ♪, Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Valley Dr., KCMO; MAP; Website
premiered off-Broadway in 1990 at Playwrights Horizons
2004 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical
book by John Weidman
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
directed by Michael Grayman and Andrew Parkhurst
music direction by Gary Green
recommended for mature audiences
approx 1 hour and 40 minutes, No intermission
SYNOPSIS:
Widely considered the most controversial musical ever written. A unique vision of America told through its villains instead of its heroes. Imagines the meeting and interaction of 4 successful and 5 would-be presidential assassins from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald.
PARKING: Free in lot to south of building and on street. Parking attendant will direct you.
TICKETS:
GA Single Tickets on sale January 23
Central Ticket Office: (816) 235-6222 or TICKETS ONLINE on January 23
See Website for available dates and times.

Through June 25-BLOWIN' IN THE WIND
 ♪, 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 Jeff Martin & Brad Zimmerman
​​Cast: Samantha Agron, Val Fagan, Joel Morrison, Brian Padavic, Tim Scott and Brad Zimmerman
​Rated G
SYNOPSIS:
Folk music is the story of America. The songs are about life’s struggles, with a strong message of hope; full of lush harmonies, with voices that blend and intertwine, weaving a soothing cloth of folk music that will warm your heart. You’ll sing along, tap your feet, and clap your hands to the timeless music of Peter, Paul & Mary, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, The Limeliters, Simon and Garfunkle and so many more!
Adult Tickets - $28; Senior/Student Tickets - $25
SHOW TIMES:
Thurs-Sat: 7:30pm
Sun and select Sat matinees: 2pm
Select Wed: 7:30pm

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May 26-June 18-THE BALLAD OF LEFTY AND CRABBE ♪, 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
Musical comedy - Features all-new music, a host of old-timey characters from Vaudeville and Hollywood
2015 Fringe Festival - Packed houses and standing ovations
By Ben Auxier, Brian Huther and Seth Macchi (creators of this year’s hit Fringe comedy “Hacks”)
Directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s Producing Director Jerry Genochio
SYNOPSIS:
Comedy partners Lefty and Crabbe are faced with the slow decline of Vaudeville and the rise of Hollywood. As they struggle to break into film, the pressure to conform grows stronger and threatens to change their looks, their act, and possibly leave their partnership in ruins.
A peek into the struggle between passion and self-consciousness; self-acceptance and ambition.
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.

June 2-10-Monty Python's
SPAMALOT ♪
, 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
The 2005 Broadway production won 3 Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” and 14 Tony Award nominations.
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez
Directed by Barb Nichols
Rated PG16
SYNOPSIS:
Retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?


June 2-18-RUMORS, The Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway, Mission, KS; Map; www.thebarnplayers.org
By Neil Simon
Directed by Bill Pelletier
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.

June 3-11-DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID ♪, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; National Tour; Website & Tickets Online
Show Time: 8pm; Gates Time: 7pm
Based upon Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless tale
Eye-popping visuals; Award-winning score.
Suitable for all audiences
2 hours 30 minutes, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
Fascinated by the world and lives of people on dry land, mermaid Princess Ariel longs to join them someday, although her father, King Triton, forbids contact. When she falls in love with human Prince Eric from afar, she makes a deal with her father’s sister and enemy Ursula to be temporarily transformed into a human. If she wins the kiss of true love from her prince within three days, she’ll remain human. Only love can remedy the dangerous showdown between good and evil.
Twenty-seven years after the release of Disney’s animated film, this love story continues to capture the hearts of young and old alike. The show features the music audiences have grown to love, including “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl” and the Academy Award-winning “Under the Sea.”
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

June 8-25-TOMMY ♪, Musical Theater Heritage (MTH), Crown Center Shops, Level 3, 2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP to Crown Center; MAP inside Crown Center; The show features some of the most incredible songs of a generation. An exhilarating score by The Who that is high-energy and timeless musicaltheaterheritage.com
TICKETS General Admission; BOX OFFICE: 816.221.6987; TICKETS ONLINE
Five-time Tony Award winner
The concept album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998

June 9-25-GREASE ♪ , Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212; MAP; Curtain 8:30pm; Theatre in the Park (TTIP) production; On performance nights, box office opens 6:00pm; 913.826.3012; Facebook Page; www.theatreinthepark.org
Sign language interpretation is provided at the second Saturday performance of each show.
Approx 2 hours with a 20 minute intermission
$8 GA, $6 ages 4-10, age 3 and under free (but require a ticket).
TICKETS ONLINE
8-year run on Broadway
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Directed by Tim Bair
Rated R
SYNOPSIS:
Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'", "It's Raining on Prom Night", "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.



June 13-July 2-25th Season of
The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival:
HAMLET
, Southmoreland Park, Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd and Oak St, KCMO; MAP; Admission to the Festival is FREE ~ DONATIONS ACCEPTED!
Tuesday - Sunday evenings
SIGNED PERFORMANCES for the deaf or hearing challenged Sunday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 21*
We have just a few rules - no photography, no smoking, no pets; www.kcshakes.org
SCHEDULE: PLEASE NOTE - there is a NEW TIME SCHEDULE for 2017
6:00pm - Gates Open and SEATING BEGINS: General admission is free. Seating is first-come, first-served. Premium reserved seats and blanket spaces are available for a fee.
6:20pm - SHOW TALK, presented by local Shakespeare enthusiast Philip blue owl Hooser and scholar Felicia Hardison-Londré, gives audiences an entertaining and educational preview of the play. You will find the talk just beyond the South gate.
6:50pm - PRE-SHOW PARODY
Team Shakespeare, the Festival’s teen apprentice troupe, presents a hilarious parody of the Festival play. The parody will amuse both children and adults while helping them understand the plot of Hamlet. You will find the performance between the Festival Gate and the seating area.
7:30pm - HAMLET performance begins!!!
Food and drink are available through intermission.
SEATING - The Festival stage is situated at the base of a sloping hill in Southmoreland Park
Open Free Seating - on a first-come, first-served basis; Beach chairs are allowed in the blanket area as long as the chair seat rests on the ground. We appreciate everyone’s consideration in arranging their seating so that everyone can see the stage.
Chair Rental - $10 per plastic chair; available for rental in the merchandise tent
RESERVED SEATING - Call 816.531.7728 to reserve after May 17, 2017. Don't wait too long -- seats and blanket spots will sell out!
Reserved Chair Seating - $25 per seat
Reserved Blanket Seating - $25 per blanket; Given the limited space, we recommend that you plan for three people per blanket.
Wheelchair Seating - a row in the reserved chair section especially for wheelchairs; Go to the reserved seating area and a volunteer will assist you.
Are You a member of the GOOD WILL SOCIETY? With your tax-deductible donation it makes it possible to transform a city park into a theatre and bring the world of Shakespeare to life for thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds. Your membership also will ensure you and your guests enjoy a wonderful evening at the Festival. Members receive a host of benefits. You will be eligible for free reserved seats, parking passes, cocktails in the Good Will Society Tent; and depending on the membership level you select, invitations to special events. Most importantly, you will know that because of you, everyone in the Kansas City area and tourists from far beyond can enjoy free Shakespeare in the park.
Call (816) 531-7728 after May 17 to set up reservations for your chosen performance date for your complimentary reserved seats as part of your Good Will Society member benefit package
THE BARD'S VIP TENT - Dine in STYLE!
PLANNING A PARTY for GROUPS OF 20 people or MORE?
Buffet Dine in style at the Festival prior to performances. The Bard’s VIP Tent is a perfect way to treat employees, clients or special friends to an evening of great food and great theatre in a relaxed and unique outdoor setting. The private 20’ x 20’ tent on the Festival grounds is available for groups of 20 to 50 people. For larger groups, additional seating outside the tent may be arranged depending on availability. Advanced reservations required. Call (816) 531-7728 for prices and menus.
Parking
• Free parking is available just a short walk from the entrance to the Festival.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art $5.00 (Friends of Art Members – Free); Secure Covered Parking just across the street from Southmoreland Park; 45th & Oak (available except for June 18)
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (North Lot), 4420 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111 (available except for June 30); Map
Kauffman Foundation Memorial Garden Parking; 48th & Rockhill; Map
SPECIAL NEEDS or wheelchair access is available on the west side of the park on Warwick Street. Vehicles transporting patrons who have special needs or who are in a wheelchair can check in at the street closure signs and will be allowed to drive to the special needs access point. Golf cart transport is available from this point to the patron's seats. Golf carts will also transport patrons after the show and return them to the special needs access point. Special needs/handicapped parking will be allowed for any patron's with a state issued handicapped hang tag or sticker on Oak or Warwick Streets (first come/ first served) as long as space is available.

June 13-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.”

June 16-24-CRAZY FOR YOU® ♪, 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 (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
Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Ken Ludwig
Choreography by Susan Stroman
Directed by Kevin Bogan
Rated PG
SYNOPSIS:
a high energy comedy which includes mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music.
The story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930’s playboy whose dream in life is to dance. And despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be ex-fiancée, Bobby achieves his dream! Memorable Gershwin tunes include I Can’t Be Bothered Now, Bidin’ My Time, I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Embraceable You and Someone To Watch Over Me.

June 20-22-A BARN KIDS PRODUCTION
DISNEY’S THE LION KING, KIDS ♪ SESSION ONE
, 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.

June 20-July 8-Theatre for Young America's
THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE ♪
, H&R Block City Stage Theater, Union Station, Kansas City, 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP; $11; Event Info
Based on Aesop’s famous fable
SYNOPSIS
High-stepping ragtime musical comedy brings together a sensitive skunk, a spaced out butterfly, a musical raccoon, an oratorical tortoise and a smarty pants hare for a forest Fourth of July complete with fireworks, patriotic songs, a magic love potion and a frantic farcical race. It’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream meets Aesop’s Fables in a turn of the century forest full of singing and dancing animals.

June 23-25-MAMMA MIA! ♪ Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Broadway National Tour; Website & Tickets Online
Show Time: 8pm; Gates Time: 7pm
ABBA’s greatest hits
Suitable for most audiences
2 hours 35 minutes, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
Don’t miss the farewell tour!
The ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take a Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your 14th, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!
Starlight Ticket Services; Starlight Special Offers
PARKING: Standard rates - $7/vehicle General; $10/vehicle Preferred

June 27-July 2-JERSEY BOYS ♪, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Broadway National Tour; presented by U.S. Bank; Website & Tickets Online
Show Time: 8pm; Gates Time: 7pm
2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical
national tour recommends for ages 12+; Contains strong adult language and subject matter
2 hours 40 minutes, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi.
This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! Features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
REVIEWS:
“The Crowd Goes Wild!” - The New York Times
“Too Good to be True!” - New York Post
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

June 28-July 16-THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, in The Living Room Theatre’s loft space, 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
Only three actors and no intermission
New adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth by Kyle Hatley (directing credits include Titus Andronicus, Carousel, The Death of Cupid and Master of the Universe)
Features Natalie Liccardello and Kyle Hatley
Original score by Sean Hogge
SYNOPSIS:
Three PLAYERS walk into a room. Each of them carries the things they need to tell their story.
It isn’t much. Two of them set up props and pieces. One of them sets up musical instruments.
What happens next is the players’ swift, intimate and athletic take on one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.
Two of them play all the roles, while one of them scores the story live, as these three players share their dark and terrifyingly close look into this couple’s marriage and the fear that compels them to commit the crimes they commit, independently, and together.
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.

June 30-July 8-DISNEY'S CAMP ROCK, THE MUSICAL ♪, 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
Book by Robert L. Freedman & Faye Greenbert
Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie written by Dan Berendsen, Karin Gist & Regina Hicks
Music Adapted, Arranged, Orchestrated and Produced by: David Lawrence.
Directed by Mark Swezey
Rated G
SYNOPSIS:
A classic story of rivalry and power. Opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming out and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock's very existence. To keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, rallies her fellow Camp Rockers and gets them into top shape for the ultimate showdown! Over a dozen songs, including "This Is Me," "Can't Back Down," "It's On" and "We Rock."
A combination of The Disney Channel's Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
July 7-9-Roald Dahl’s
WILLY WONKA ♪
, 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 scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth; 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
Songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder
New songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley
SYNOPSIS:
Enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory - or suffer the consequences.

July 8-23-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.

July 11-16-AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ♪, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Broadway National Tour; Website & Tickets Online
Show Time: 8pm; Gates Time: 7pm
Winner of the most Tony Awards® of the 2015 Broadway season
Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon
Songs from George and Ira Gershwin
Earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season
Suitable for all audiences
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
An American in Paris is about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs.
REVIEWS
“An American in Paris is a triumph! Pure joy!” - The New York Times “Once you’ve seen it, you’ll find it hard to settle for less ever again.” - The Wall Street Journal
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 13-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

July 14-22-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.

July 14-30-THE CRUCIBLE, The Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway, Mission, KS; Map; www.thebarnplayers.org
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Dave Martin
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 18-20-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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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NEW! GO TO THE MOVIES!
brought to you by: http://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

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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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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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



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