‘Jersey Boys’ comes to Starlight for Broadway series
Jun20

‘Jersey Boys’ comes to Starlight for Broadway series

THE HITS OF FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS WILL RING   THROUGH THE NIGHT AS JERSEY BOYS PLAYS STARLIGHT THEATRE Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Runs June 27-July 2 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s nearly time for Starlight Theatre audiences to experience the hit musical built around the harmonies and behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Oh, What a Night lies ahead when Jersey Boys transports...

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Kauffman posts rescheduled performance
Jun20

Kauffman posts rescheduled performance

KAUFFMAN CENTER ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED BRANFORD MARSALIS PERFORMANCE DATE **Branford Marsalis Quartet will perform with Kurt Elling on July 31** Kansas City, MO – The Branford Marsalis Quartet and special guest Kurt Elling will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, July 31 in Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The group’s original May 11 performance date was postponed due to weather-related artist travel...

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‘Mamma Mia’ holds quick stop at Starlight
Jun15

‘Mamma Mia’ holds quick stop at Starlight

FAREWELL TOUR OF MAMMA MIA! DANCES INTO STARLIGHT THEATRE FOR LAST TIME ON JUNE 23-25 FINAL CHANCE for KC Dancing Queens to See the Smash-Hit Musical Based on ABBA Songs KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After 15 unforgettable years of entertaining audiences across North America, the national tour ofMAMMA MIA! says farewell to the road next month. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus’ smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA!returns to Starlight Theatre for one...

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MFA program at UMKC fights on
Jun14

MFA program at UMKC fights on

In support of the SAVE UMKC THEATRE campaign, Kansas City Councilman Scott Taylor has introduced and sponsored a special action by the City Council. This special action for UMKC Theatre will be heard on the 26th floor of City Hall (414 east 12th Street) on Thursday, June 15th at 3pm.  MEDIA WELCOME. Tom Mardikes Professor & Chair UMKC Theatre...

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MFA at UMKC fights for continuation
Jun12

MFA at UMKC fights for continuation

QUINDARO: The Power of Theatre  It began with a Google search: ‘underground railroad Kansas City.’  Up popped stories about the Quindaro Ruins in Kansas City, KS.   In the 1850’s, white abolitionists secured 1000 acres of hilly, vine-covered land from the Wyandot Tribe, to build a town that was across the river from Kansas City, Missouri.  The town was to serve as the first step to freedom– the last stop on the underground...

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Kauffman Center offers new events to slate
Jun09

Kauffman Center offers new events to slate

Kauffman Center Free Community Event Future Stages Festival Announces Festival Performers and Activities **4th Annual Future Stages Festival to feature 700 youth performers** **Free community event on Sunday, June 25th at the Kauffman Center** Kansas, City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the performers and interactive art partners for the fourth annual Future Stages Festival. This free...

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