Jane Fonda Comes to the Kauffman Center

Today, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts announced the first event in the 2019-2020 Kauffman Center Presents series, along with the return of a popular fitness program.

Jane Fonda will share anecdotes from a lifetime of film and activism on July 9 in Muriel Kauffman Theatre, kicking off the 2019-2020 Kauffman Center Presents series. An Evening with Jane Fonda: A Celebration of a Storied Career will be a career retrospective live on stage, including film and TV clips, stories and an audience Q&A. Tickets for this event range from $49 to $250 plus applicable fees and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25. VIP tickets include a premium seat and a post-show photo opportunity with Jane Fonda.

Yoga at the Kauffman Center returns to Brandmeyer Great Hall this spring on March 16 and April 27. Presented with Premier Partner Saint Luke's Health System, the events include a 60-minute yoga session accompanied by live music. An intermediate level yoga flow is featured at the 8:30 a.m. classes, and guests can experience a yoga foundations class at the 10:30 a.m. classes. Tickets for Yoga at the Kauffman Center are $18 including fees and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25.

Tickets will be available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at www.kauffmancenter.org.

Jane Fonda is a two-time Academy Award winner (Best Actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming Home), a three-time Golden Globe winner, and was the 2014 recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. Along with starring roles in dozens of highly acclaimed productions, Fonda also took on responsibilities as a film and television producer. Her credits include Coming Home, The China Syndrome, 9 to 5, Rollover, On Golden Pond, The Morning After and The Dollmaker. Fonda was born in New York City in 1937, the daughter of Henry Fonda and Frances Seymour Fonda.

Not limited to the big screen, Fonda has influenced society in many ways. Off screen, she is an impassioned activist supporting numerous causes to which she is deeply committed. Her aerobic-exercise videos in the 1980s helped shape a fitness craze that is still going strong. The original Jane Fonda's Workout video remains the top grossing home video of all time. Her television projects (including The Newsroom and Grace and Frankie), best-selling books (including My Life So Far and Prime Time) and movies (including On Golden Pond and 9 to 5) have made her a true living legend.

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