Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 3/09/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 3/09/2014 KU SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
3/12-3/12/2014
The University of Kansas School of Music is proud to present the 4th Annual KU School of Music Scholarship Concert: featuring KU Choirs and Symphony Orchestra. Reach Out Kansas, Inc. proudly sponsors this annual performance showcasing the remarkable talents of the KU School of Music's scholarship students. Admission is free, but tickets are required.
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Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 3/09/2014 NAREK HAKHNAZARYAN- CELLIST IN RECITAL
Folly Theater
3/14-3/14/2014
This Discovery Concert is free to the public. "Print at home" online tickets will become available starting two months before the event. Narek Hakhnazaryan was awarded the Gold Medal at the 2011 XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition, the most prestigious prize given to a cellist. Already hailed a "seasoned phenom" by the Washington Post, and praised for his "intense focus and expressive artistry" by the New York Times, Hakhnazaryan is emerging as one of the most significant young artists on the world stage.
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Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 3/09/2014 KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY PRESENTS LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
3/14-3/14/2014
For the first time ever, the Kansas City Symphony presents the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The L.A. Phil's dynamic music director, Gustavo Dudamel, will lead a program featuring Brahms' Symphony No. 2, a new work by Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason that was commissioned by the L.A. Phil, and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, played brilliantly by special guest Yuja Wang.
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Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 3/09/2014 WHEN I COME TO DIE
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre
2/14-3/16/2014
Damon Robinson, a death-row inmate, struggles to find faith and understanding about why his life has been spared after he survives a lethal injection. Befriending the prison's chaplain he sets about using his unexpected time on earth in search of answers. From Kansas City Rep's new playwright-in-residence Nathan Louis Jackson (Broke-ology), comes a stunning, thought-provoking story about the power one action can have over a life and the unique precipice from which meaning and redemption can be attained.
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Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 3/09/2014 JEKYLL & HYDE THE MUSICAL
She & Her Productions
2/28-3/16/2014
musical tragedy based on the novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. The original stage conception was by Steve Cuden and Frank Wildhorn. The music is by Wildhorn.
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Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 3/09/2014 LA BOHÈME
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
3/15-3/23/2014
Perhaps the most beloved opera of all time, La boheme follows the adventures of a quartet of irrepressible and impoverished young Parisians. When the seamstress Mimi and the poet Rodolfo fall in love, the fragile nature of life and love follow the course of the changing seasons. The tenderly beautiful music, plays in counterpoint to the comic antics of the bohemians, creating an unforgettable and enduring masterpiece. Act I - A Parisian apartment on Christmas Eve, 1830 The artist Marcello and poet Rodolfo try to keep warm by burning pages from Rodolfo's latest drama. Their comrades Colline, a young philosopher and Schaunard, a musician, join them. Schaunard has landed a job and brings them food, fuel, and funds. While they celebrate, their landlord, Benoit, visits to collect the rent they owe. The friends engineer Benoit's hasty departure and plan to reconvene at the Cafe Momus. Rodolfo stays behind to finish an article. No sooner is he alone than their neighbor Mimi knocks at the door; her candle has gone out. Rodolfo happily shares a flame from his own candle, but as she leaves, Mimi realizes she has lost her key. As they search, both candles are blown out. The poet takes the girl's cold hand, telling her his dreams and she then recounts her life alone, embroidering flowers and waiting for spring. The pair marvel in the joy of love and finding each other and leave for the cafe. Act II - The Latin Quarter The streets of Paris are alive with holiday celebrations. Schaunard haggles for a new horn, Colline scouts for books, and Marcello pursues new subjects for his portraits. Rodolfo buys Mimi a bonnet near Cafe Momus before introducing her to his friends. As the four friends and Mimi sit down to order a healthy supper, Marcello's former lover, Musetta, enters on the arm of wealthy Councilor Alcindoro. To gain the painter's attention and stoke his jealousy, she sings a bawdy waltz about her popularity. Complaining that her shoe pinches, Musetta sends Alcindoro to fetch a new pair. Massaging her aching foot, she falls into Marcello's arms reigniting their affections for each other. Joining a parade of marching soldiers, the Bohemians leave Alcindoro to pay the bill. Act III - The Gates of Paris, February Street sweepers and farm women make their way into the city in the pre-dawn gloom. Musetta and revelers are heard inside a tavern. Mimi searches for Marcello to tell him of Rodolfo's jealousy and her fear that they need to part. Marcello suggests she come inside, but she will not risk seeing Rodolfo, and pretends to leave. Rodolfo confesses to Marcello that he wants to separate from Mimi. When pressed for the reason, he breaks down: her ill health can only worsen in the poverty they share. Mimi overhears the conversation and begins to say farewell to Rodolfo, but instead they recall their happier days together. Musetta and Marcello's quarrels reignite, and they again end their relationship in a fury. Mimi and Rodolfo decide to stay together at least until springtime. Act IV - The apartment, April Separated from their lovers, Rodolfo and Marcello lament their loneliness. Colline and Schaunard bring a meager meal, which evolves into a dance, and then a playful battle. Musetta bursts in to say Mimi is downstairs, too weak to climb the stairs and in need of a doctor. After being helped to the apartment, Mimi is made comfortable, Marcello goes with Musetta who has agreed to sell her earrings for medicine, and Colline leaves to pawn his cherished overcoat. Alone, Mimi and Rodolfo recall their first days together, but she is soon seized with coughing. Musetta returns with a muff to warm Mimi's hands and prays for the girl's life. All is in vain, Mimi has perished.
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Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 3/09/2014 GODSPELL
Off Center Theatre
3/7-3/23/2014
You have not heard the gospel, until you have heard it as told by Egads! Theatre Company's current production of Godspell. Godspell, from the book by John Michael Tebelak and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, opened Saturday night March 1 at the Off Center Theatre.
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OTHER DESERT CITIES
Unicorn Theatre
3/5-3/30/2014
Jon Robin Baitz.
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ZEUS ON THE LOOSE
The Coterie Theatre
1/22-4/4/2014
Tour:Jeff Carey; lyrics: Jeff Carey; music: Jessica Jackson; dir: Tosin Morohunfola.
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Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 3/09/2014 THE FOREIGNER
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre
3/14-4/6/2014
Charlie Baker needs to get away, and his friend Froggy knows just the place - his favorite fishing lodge in rural Georgia. To give Charlie much needed peace and quiet, Froggy convinces the locals Charlie doesn't understand English. But the plan backfires when the lodge's inhabitants reveal deep secrets and diabolical plans in front of their quiet foreign guest. Nonstop hilarity ensues and builds to an outrageously funny climax in this wild and wacky comedy.
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