LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman Book by Harvey Fierstein
The 20-year relationship between Georges (a club owner) and Albin (the head drag performer) faces a test when their son announces his engagement to the daughter of ultra-conservative parents. To please their son, Georges and Albin agree to hide their relationship and play it straight for a dinner with the potential in-laws. A fabulously fun musical (featuring the iconic song "I Am What I Am") about family, identity and loving who you are.
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Producer: Spinning Tree Theatre
Title: La Cage aux Folles
EventDate-Time/s:August 17th – September 1st , 2019
EventHall& Address: JohnsonCounty Arts and Heritage Center 8788 Metcalf Ave OPKS 66212
Event Info: The 20-year relationship between Georges (a club owner) and Albin (the head drag performer) faces a test when their son announces his engagement to the daughter of ultra-conservative parents. To please their son, Georges and Albin agree to hide their relationship and play it straight for a dinner with the potential in-laws. A fabulously fun musical (featuring the iconic song "I Am What I Am") about family, identity and loving who you are.
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Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center - Black Box Theater
Little Red Riding Hood:A Newfangled Prairie Tale – Mesner Puppet Theater
Based on the book by Lisa Campbell Ernst Set amongst America's amber waves of grain, this update to the classic story finds Little Red Riding Hood, nicknamed for her beloved red sweatshirt, pedaling her bike to deliver muffins to her Grandma’s prairie home. A hungry wolf wants the muffin recipe for himself and hatches a plan to steal it from Grandma. Tractor-driving Grandma, of course, won’t put up with such nonsense and puts him to work in her kitchen instead! Based on the adaption by Kansas City-based author and illustrator Lisa Campbell Ernst.
A benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues – UMKC Women’s Center
A benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues
Advance Rates $40 Adult / $10 Student ** Advance Student Group of 5 or More only available in advance. **Prices will increase by $5 at the door the night of the show.
Resource Fair at 6:30 p.m.; Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Performance starts at 7:30 p.m
Mature Audiences Only! The Award Winning play is based on V-Day Founder/Playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 woman. With Humor and grace, the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives.
Tickets for this performance include a special post-performance Talkback with the cast and crew. Join us for a conversation with the local people behind The Vagina Monologues. Meet members of the cast and get to know what motivated them to get involved. Learn more about the UMKC Women’s Center and find out how you can be part of the V-Day movement and future performances.
By Federico García Lorca Directed byVanessa Severo
Two families in a semi-mythical rural Spain are intricately bound in an unbreakable cycle of murder and revenge. The death-bound love triangle at the center of the play fuels these passions to a fever pitch and propels the story to its unstoppable tragic conclusion. An arranged country marriage between the children of rich landowners is about to take place. A past lover, himself in a loveless marriage, cannot allow the wedding to take place and spirits the Bride away, who goes with him willingly on her wedding night. An entire town goes after the lovers in the middle of the night where pursuers and pursued plunge into a realm of deep darkness where the moonlight is not friendly and the forest not shelter enough.
Location: The Buffalo Room (817 Wesport Rd., KCMO)
Director: Dennis Hennessy
A harrowing, booze-soaked, barroom tale of theatre, obsession, and the supernatural. Conor McPherson’s “St. Nicholas” finds a washed-up theatre critic regaling the audience with the odyssey of his highs, his dregs, and how his infatuation and addiction drove him to the very limit of the supernatural and his soul.
Join the Conservatory jazz bands in a hot collage concert featuring a variety of ensembles that represent the entirety of jazz studies at the Conservatory, directed by Bobby Watson and Mitch Butler. This is ALWAYS a must-see, great night of jazz with our talented students and faculty.
By CactusHead Puppets of Massachusetts The town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and there's only one person who can help! Guest artists John and Megan Regan of CactusHead Puppets bring the story of The Pied Piper to life. Not only does the town find a musical solution to pest control, but the kids of Hamelin also teach the grownups a lesson about generosity. Told with multiple puppetry styles and plenty of dancing rats!
Co-Created byStephanie Roberts and2nd Year MFA Acting Ensemble
A devised production about what sets Americans apart, and what brings us together.
How do we cope in an increasingly divided nation? Where do we turn when the growing schisms within politics, race, gender, sexuality, religion, and class have become part of our daily lives? Using physical theatre, interviews, music, comedy and personal storytelling, the second-year MFA Acting students take on these questions to discover how looking at America’s divisions can ultimately bring us together.
Finale - Conservatory Orchestra and Choirs - UMKC Conservatory Artist Series
The program, featuring the Conservatory Orchestra and Choirs, includes Leonard Bernstein's gorgeous Chichester Psalms and Ravel's choreographic symphony, Daphnis et Chloé. The choirs are conducted by Eph Ehly, Conservatory Professor Emeritus of Choral Music, and the orchestra is conducted by Kevin Noe, Visiting Professor of Music and Director of Orchestras.
Featuring: Jan Rogge. Further cast to be announced.
When an upbeat bakery owner in North Carolina (played by company member Jan Rogge) is asked to bake a cake for the wedding of a woman she helped raise, she finds herself reconsidering her views when she discovers the other half of the couple is also a woman. “The Cake” is a funny, thoughtful, and heartfelt story that lightheartedly, but respectfully considers a potentially divisive issue featuring a story that focuses on building bridges.
Based on the folk song made popular by Fred Penner, this performance tells the tale of Mister Johnson and a mysterious cat who keeps returning to his doorstep. Mister Johnson tries everything he can to get the cat to go away, from giving her to a pilot to sending her into outer space. The cat, however, keeps coming back!
Jesus Hopped the A Train - Kansas City Actors Theatre
Jesus Hopped the A Train - Kansas City Actors Theatre
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Director: Brian Paulette
Featuring: To be announced.
Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning Stephen Adly Guirgis, this wild and surreal play follows Angel Cruz’s irreverent journey though spirituality and the justice system. In turns crude and rapturous, this story features a diverse lineup of sympathetic characters and was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best New Play when it first premiered in 2002.
Featuring: John Rensenhouse, Phil Fiorini, and Carla Noack.
An elegy to a by-gone era of British theater where esteemed actors ruled the stage with near impunity, “The Dresser” finds an aging actor as he fights through a challenging performance of “King Lear” with the help of his longtime theatrical dresser. This play, written by the Oscar-winning Ronald Harwood, will deliver powerhouse performances.
This award-winning play tracing the reverse chronology of a 7-year affair is a classic of characterization and emotion from Harold Pinter, a favorite of KCAT’s audiences and a playwright who has been hailed as one of the most influential modern British dramatists. Following our “Pinter Project” summer nine seasons ago, we look forward to returning to the Nobel Prize-winning Pinter.