Category: Live Theatre, Dance and Music

Secret Soldiers at Coterie Theatre

This week’s field trip found us braving the polar vortex and sub-zero temperatures for a performance of “Secret Soldiers” at the Coterie Theatre. The show is about the hidden history of women who fought disguised as men during the Civil…

Chicken Little: The Musical at TYA

image courtesy of Theatre for Young America website This week we rocked out to Chicken Little: The Musical, presented at Theatre for Young America in Union Station. This performance took the original children’s story and gave it a modern, musical…

KC Ballet: Wizard of Oz

We headed back to Kauffman Center for the world premiere of the Wizard of Oz, performed by the Kansas City Ballet. The ballet production of The Wizard of Oz is a joint commission by Colorado Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, and…

KC Symphony Young People’s Concert 2018

We visited Kauffman Center for the 2018 Young People’s Concert: Composing a Story. This performance focused on how authors create stories with words, while composers create stories with music. Just like authors, composers use setting, mood, the dichotomy between hero…

Becoming Martin at Coterie Theatre

image courtesy of Coterie Theatre website This week we visited the Coterie Theatre for the world premiere of “Becoming Martin,” a play about young Martin Luther King, Jr. The play is a Coterie commissioned work by noted filmmaker, screenwriter, director,…

Peter Pan at Theatre for Young America

This week we visited Theatre for Young America for their performance of the children’s classic, Peter Pan. The actors were a mix of theatre camp students and professional actors, which gave the performance a fun feeling. The play featured highlights…

The Young King at JCCC

image courtesy of Johnson County Community College website We were privileged to attend the beautiful performance of “The Young King” at Johnson County Community College performed by Slingsby Theatre from Australia. This play is based on a story by Oscar…

Tuck Everlasting at Coterie Theatre

image courtesy of Scholastic This week we watched a lovely performance of the children’s classic, Tuck Everlasting by Babbitt. This book is the story of the Winnie Foster and her chance meeting with the Tuck family. The Tucks drank water…

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

This week we attended a performance of “Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook” at Theatre for Young America in Union Station. This fun and lighthearted show took its script from several books in the beloved children’s series. In the…