Category: Live Theatre, Dance and Music

Spring 2018 KinderKonzert

On Wednesday we returned to the Kauffman Center for the spring 2018 KinderKonzert – The Science of Sound with the Science City STEAM Team. In this performance, the kids learned all about how sounds are made, how we hear them,…

Secret of Courage at Coterie Theatre

image courtesy of Coterie Theatre This week we attended a world premiere performance of “The Secret of Courage” by Laurie Brooks. The play begins with the main character finding out that the headaches he has been having are actually symptoms…

Freedom Riders at JCCC

image courtesy of JCCC This week we went to JCCC for a performance of “Freedom Riders” by Mad River Theater Works. This powerful and moving play brought to life the experiences of the students who participated in and organized the…

Nutcracker 2017

We went to the Kauffman Center this week to watch this year’s student matinee of The Nutcracker, performed by the Kansas City Ballet. The kids enjoyed the choreography, the beautiful costumes, the wonderful music performed by the Kansas City Symphony,…

Snowy Day at Mesner Puppets

This week we visited Mesner Puppets for a show, Snowy Day, based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats. A long-time local favorite, Mesner Puppets put on a great show featuring the Peter character from the books, his dog, Willie,…

KC Rep Christmas Carol 2017

We kicked off the Christmas season by watching a performance of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by KC Rep. We were excited to see world-class acting in a local setting. This year’s production brought in more special effects, changed to more…

My Father’s Dragon at JCCC

On Wednesday we went to the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College to watch a live performance of “My Father’s Dragon” based on the book of the same name by Ruth Stiles Gannett. A classic of children’s literature, the…

Click Clack Boo at TYA

This week we visited Theatre for Young America at Union Station to watch a live performance of “Click Clack Boo,” the Halloween book from the beloved series by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. Farmer Brown is afraid of Halloween, so…

KC Symphony Out of This World!

On Wednesday, we headed to the Kauffman Center for the KC Symphony‘s fall performance titled “Out of This World!” The program was focused on music that represented space, stars, planets, and clouds. The performance began with Also Sprach Zarathrusta, better…