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CURRENT PERFORMANCES

Through 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)

Through Oct 1-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
ANTIGONE
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Great plays. Passionate - Powerful - Personal.
French playwright Jean Anouilh's tragedy (inspired by Sophocles' play written in or before 441 BC)
SYNOPSIS:
Thebes is under attack. In a bloody battle outside the city's gates, the sons of Oedipus fight to the death. King Creon issues an edict: Eteocles, who nobly defended Thebes against his brother and the invading army, is to be buried a hero; the body of his treacherous brother must be left to rot. Antigone and her uncle are locked in conflict. With no burial rites, Antigone knows that her brother Polynices' soul will be denied passage to the underworld and the gods will be offended. As the new king, Creon cannot ignore her actions - her defiance is a matter of national security.
The right of the individual to reject society's infringement on freedom to perform a personal obligation.
SHOWTIMES: Thur-Sat - 7:30pm; Sun - 2pm
TICKETS: Box office - 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
TICKETS ONLINE:
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows

Through 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.

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Sept 19-Oct 22-WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, The Coterie Theatre, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 144, Kansas City, MO 64108-2520; Map TO Crown Center; Map INSIDE Crown Center; www.thecoterie.org
PARKING is free for patrons with ticket validation at the Coterie Box office
By Ed Simpson
Directed by Jeff Church
Length: 75 minutes
SYNOPSIS
By taking a seat at a whites-only lunch counter, a group of four freshmen from A&T College in North Carolina launched a youth-led movement for African Americans to receive equal service by challenging racial injustice. This non-violent demonstration in Greensboro gained such momentum that it quickly inspired a new generation to stand up for their Civil Rights. This is the story of ordinary citizens who stand witness to a movement forming before their eyes, and the multiple perspectives they have.

Sept 29-Oct 1-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

Sept 29-Oct 14-KC MeltingPot Theatre presents
2121, Just off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Valley Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108 (in Penn Valley Park); MAP; Theatre: (816) 784-5020; www.justoffbroadway.org; www.kcmeltingpot.com
Written and directed by Harvey Williams
SYNOPSIS:
The rich get richer, but, can the poor afford to get poorer?
When Wall Street was desperate to survive in 2008, they threatened, and we gave them “trillions,” no questions asked. Now, Wall Street is alive and prospering. Yet, there are other streets in America, now threatening. So, what will we give them?
TICKETS ONLINE

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.

Oct 19-Oct 29-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
THE WEIR
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Great plays. Passionate - Powerful - Personal.
By Conor McPherson
SYNOPSIS:
In a bar in rural Ireland, the local men swap spooky stories in an attempt to impress a young woman from Dublin who recently moved into a nearby "haunted" house. However, the tables are soon turned when she spins a yarn of her own.
REVIEW:
"You shed all sense of time at this beautiful and devious new play." —NY Times.
SHOWTIMES: Thur-Sat - 7:30pm; Sun - 2pm
TICKETS: Box office - 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
TICKETS ONLINE:
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows

Oct 20-21-SBG Production Company presents
SILENT TEARS, Just off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Valley Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108 (in Penn Valley Park); MAP; Theatre: (816) 784-5020; www.justoffbroadway.org; SBG Production Company: (816) 801-0240; sbgproductioncompany@gmail.com; SBG Production Company Website
SYNOPSIS:
Battered and bruised, one man has to make the decision that may change the lives of everyone. Will he continue to suffer in silence?
TICKETS: (816) 801-0240; TICKETS ONLINE ($21)

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 7-Dec 31-The animated classic will come to life on The Coterie stage
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, The Coterie Theatre, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 144, Kansas City, MO 64108-2520; Map TO Crown Center; Map INSIDE Crown Center; www.thecoterie.org
PARKING is free for patrons with ticket validation at the Coterie Box office
By Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson
Directed by William J. Christie
a live jazz trio will play the original Vince Guaraldi arrangements
Length: 55 minutes
SYNOPSIS
Join Charlie Brown on a memorable journey as he tries to direct the school Christmas pageant. In their letters to Santa, everyone seems to be acting materialistic - so Charlie Brown tries to restore holiday spirit with a ragged little fir tree. Experience the power of this wonderful story live onstage as Charlie Brown turns to his best friend Linus to learn the season’s real meaning. Special encore: Snoopy’s Christmas eve encounter with the Red Baron!

Nov 9-Nov 26-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
CYMBELINE
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Great plays. Passionate - Powerful - Personal.
a romance by William Shakespeare
SYNOPSIS:
Cymbeline, also known as Cymbeline, King of Britain, is set in Ancient Britain and based on legends that formed part of the Matter of Britain concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobeline. Although listed as a tragedy in the First Folio, modern critics often classify Cymbeline as a romance or even a comedy. Like Othello and The Winter's Tale, it deals with the themes of innocence and jealousy.
SHOWTIMES: Thur-Sat - 7:30pm; Sun - 2pm
TICKETS: Box office - 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
TICKETS ONLINE:
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows

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

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

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

2018

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

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

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

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



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




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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

June 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



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