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Delight in this festive holiday concert, as unique arrangements of cherished Christmas carols and songs of the season are presented. We welcome many exciting special guests, including Santa, for a healthy dose of Christmas cheer.
Presented in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Performance times vary by date. Check the website for schedule and to purchase tickets.
Believed to be Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest is imbued with magic, the supernatural, and a heightened sense of theatricality.
Prospero, the Duke of Milan, has been usurped and exiled by his own brother. He is stranded on a remote and mystical island with his daughter Miranda, who has been on the island from a very young age. Hoping to restore Miranda to her rightful place, and to seek revenge, Prospero conjures a storm to shipwreck his brother and those who conspired against him. The beautiful Miranda falls in love with Ferdinand, son of one of the conspirators, putting her relationship with Prospero to the test just as retribution is finally within reach.
The Aquila Theatre will bring its innovative style and dynamic physical approach to Shakespeare’s famous magical tale of forgiveness and enlightenment. With an ensemble of superb performers and Aquila’s exhilarating execution, this new production of The Tempest is sure to delight.
Presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Leach Theatre, on the campus of Missouri University of Science and Technology. Tickets: $38; youth, $30.
Giordano Dance Chicago is known as America's original jazz dance company for creating innovative choreography, often redefining and expanding the very definition of jazz dance, and bringing this invaluable American art form to enthusiastic audiences internationally.
The event will be performed in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
Experience Kansas City’s favorite holiday treat.
‘Tis the season to make memories with the perfect seasonal celebration for your family. Enjoy all of the spectacular sights and sounds: Clara’s magical adventures; the Mouse King battling the Toy Soldiers; an enchanted Christmas tree; dozens of stunning dancers; dazzling scenery and costumes; wondrous music played by Kansas City Symphony; and snow falling inside the theatre.
Depending on the date, performances are at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 5 pm. and 7:30 p.m. in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre. Check the website for the exact schedule and to purchase tickets.
Performances are scheduled for the dates listed above ONLY.
Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show!
Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The storytelling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone's having the time of their lives!
Presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Leach Theatre on the campus of the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Tickets: $45 adult; $35 youth. Reserved seating.
From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tenn., comes a hot new Broadway musical with a brand-new story to tell.
Declared Best Musical three times with a Tony® Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics' Circle Award, from the first note, Memphis literally explodes off the stage.
One of Argentina's great cultural exports, known as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango, showcases one of the most exciting forms of dance in this amazing, sensual tour de force. This event will be performed in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University.
It's 1862 in exotic Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and respect one another in a truly unique love story in the grand style of Rodgers and Hammerstein.
This will be performed in the beautiful Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus.
Tchaikovshy’s first ballet, Swan Lake, is considered by many to be one of the greatest classical ballets of all time. Its romance and beauty has mesmerized audiences for more than 100 years. The Russian National Ballet Theatre will be performing this classic ballet.
The company was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, when many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union's ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies dedicated to the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet.
In 1994, the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko was selected by Presidential decree to assume the first permanent artistic directorship of the company. Ms. Radchenko is the founder of the Russian National Ballet Theatre, and she has focused the Company on upholding the grand national tradition of the major Russian ballet works and developing new talents throughout Russia.
Presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Leach Theatre, on the campus of Missouri University of Science and Technology. Tickets: $38; youth, $28.
The holidays go over the rainbow at the Puppetry Arts Institute, with the beloved characters from Oz. Join Dorothy as she meets the Scarecrow, Lion, Tin-man, and the Wicked Witch. Featuring a clever soundtrack by the late master puppeteer Pady Blackwood.
December 20 only; showtimes at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please call for reservations (816)833-9777.
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