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Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey is excited to be celebrating our 30th Anniversary year and to present the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
There will be 5 public performances that will include 4 Kansas City Premieres: ODETTA, Four Corners, Chroma and LIFT, with a question and answer session with a dancer prior to each performance.
Performances are Wednesday-Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Muriel Kauffman Theater. Tickets are available online.
All aboard for this saucy and splendid production, winner of three 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography. Peppering this Cole Porter first-class comedy are some musical theatre's most memorable standards, including "I Get a Kick out of You," "You're the Top," and of course, "Anything Goes."
Don't miss what the AP exclaims as, "So delightful, so delicious, so de-lovely!" For one night only at the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University.
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.
An exquisite evening of dance featuring the work of Southeast Dance faculty, students and guest artists guaranteed to dazzle and amaze. It will be performed in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall.
Emceed by George Portz – National Open Fiddle Champion. More than 15 acts, playing traditional country, Cajun, gospel, fiddle music and other styles. Bring your own seating.
Food and drink available on site, plus crafts vendors. Held in West City Park.
Primitive tent camping and RVs allowed (fee); no hook-ups available.
Visit our website for a schedule. Festival admission: $7 each day; age 10 and younger, free.
Jazz out on a Gateway Arch Riverboats Blues Cruise, a St. Louis Riverfront tradition! Sing the blues on this cruise, named the “Best Place to Slow Dance” by the Riverfront Times!
Tickets are $18 with cash bar. Ages 21 and older. Schedule:
Please note: Sunday Brunch Cruise dates are June 15, July 13, Aug. 10, and Sep. 14 ONLY.
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.
Winner of eight Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, Hairspray is a contemporary musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. Tracy Turnblad has only one desire - to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to the coolest kid at school! Contains mild language and will be performed in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus.
This wildly popular show features dancing through the generations into the world into mythology and out again, spinning itself out of the mists and into the familiar: "Silent Night," "Little Drummer Boy" and "Carol of the Bells." Superb music of the pipes, flutes, fiddles, button accordian and bodhrans are just the beginning of this great Irish night. The event will be performed in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University.
Take off on an incredible, magical journey of misadventures when you tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice.
Travel along to a crazy world where the rules of social etiquette don’t matter and time is irrelevant in this “curiouser and curiouser” place. All your favorite wacky characters appear: the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Mad Hatter, and more…in a spectacularly re-imagined, full-evening take on Lewis Carroll’s classic.
The ballet that critics call “big and glossy” and “crackling with energy and innovative movement” is propelled by Septime Webre’s revolutionary choreography, Cirque du Soleil colorful costumes, and an all-new score.
Performances are Oct. 10-11 and 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 12, 18 and 19 at 2:30 p.m. in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available online.
Performances are scheduled for the dates listed above ONLY.
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