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AMERICAN HEARTLAND THEATRE    88         
2450 Grand
Kansas City, MO
816-842-9999
TICKETS: $13.50 to $23.50
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 8pm
Sunday, 7pm,
Saturday and Sunday, 2pm matinee

The American Heartland's professional theatre company performs Broadway hit musicals, contemporary comedies and mysteries.

AVILA COLLEGE'S GOPPERT THEATER    89         
11901 Wornall Road
816-942-8400  Ext 2299
Kansas City, MO
TICKETS: Adults $8
SEASON: September-April Seniors & Students $7
HOURS: Friday and Saturday 8pm

The school's student body performs classical and musical comedy. There are four productions a year. The Goppert Theater is celebrating its 27th season.

BARN PLAYERS    90         
8621 West 95th Street
Overland Park, KS
913-381-4004
TICKETS: $8
SEASON: April-Late August Seniors $7

The Barn Players are in their 44th year of performing in the Johnson County area. Their productions range from Comedy and Mystery to Drama. There are 4 productions each year. Musical Admission $10, seniors $9.

BELL ROAD BARN PLAYERS    91         
Jenkin & Barbar David Theater (Park College Campus)
Parkville, MO
816-587-0218
TICKETS: $8
SEASON: March-August Children (6-12) and Seniors $7
HOURS: Thur, Friday and Sat, 8pm

The Bell Road Barn Players are the oldest community theater celebrating its 46th season, features the production of Broadway hits, are premieres and original scripts. You will always enjoy their performances.

BIG CREEK COUNTRY SHOW    92         
110 Lake Street
Pleasant Hill, MO
816-356-3980 or 524-6856
TICKETS: Adults $8
HOURS: Saturday, 8pm Children under 12, $3

Why drive to Branson for a Country music variety show when it's here. The Big Creek Country Show is a 2 1/2 hour production that features a comedian, fiddler, the Big Creek Boys Trio and the Big Creek Girls Trio. This fourteen year old country group performs in their own 400 seat theater. Soft drinks only.

CITY THEATRE    93         
Truman and Noland Rd.
Independence, MO
816-325-7367
TICKETS: $5-$6
SEASON: March-June

This all volunteer theatre company performs in the Power House Theater in Sermon Center. All performances are family shows. The theater company performs mystery, comedy, drama and one musical a year.

CHILDREN'S PERFORMING THEATRE    94         
Noland & Truman Rd. (Sermon Center)
Independence, MO
816-325-7370
TICKETS: Adult $4
SEASON: Year around Seniors $3, children $1

Children's Performing Theatre produces 3 productions a year and they are performed in the Powerhouse Theatre located in the Roger T. Sermon Community Center. Each production uses approximately 30 to 50 children in the cast. Children's Performing Theatre is sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department.

CLAUDETTE ONE WOMAN SHOW    95         
5108 Main
Kansas City, MO
816-756-1988 or 800-590-1995
TICKETS: Vary

Claudette's one woman performances are entertaining, dramatic portrayals of famous personalities, from American first ladies to the queen of French fashion. Claudette makes each performance a personal encounter with the lives and loves of these great women. With her trunks full of magical millinery and props, Claudette brings extraordinary women to life in a unique and entertaining personal performance. Invite Coco Chanel, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Truman,
Shirley Temple, Marry Todd Lincoln, Liz Taylor, Minnie Pearl or Rosalind Russel to your next meeting, fund raiser or private party.

COMEDY CITY    96         
300 Charlotte
Kansas City, MO
816-842-2744
TICKETS: $12
SEASON: Year around
HOURS: Wednesday-Thursday, 7:30pm
Friday, 7:30-10pm; Saturday, 5pm-7:30pm-10pm

Competitive improvised humor played like a sporting event complete with astro turf, national anthem, referee. penalties and fouls. Phonetic fun for the whole family.

COTERIE CHILDRENS THEATER    97         
2450 Grand Ave.
Kansas City, MO
816-474-6552
TICKETS: Adults $8
SEASON: Year -round, Tue-Sun, under 18 $6
Monday normally closed
Hours: Show times vary from 10am to 7pm

A professional adult theatre company that produces plays for children, ranging from classics of children's literature to original material.

CULTURAL EDUCATION CENTER JOHNSON    98         
COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
12345 College and Quivira Rd.
Overland Park, KS
913-469-4445
TICKETS: Varies with
HOURS: Thursday, Friday and Saturday performance
nights; Sunday matinee

Kansas Citys' newest theatre is Johnson County's new $23 million Cultural Education Center with the 1400 seat Yardley Hall theater, the 400 seat "The Theatre", the Black Box theater and the recital hall. The center offers a variety of theatrical performances and concerts by national, international and local artists. Featured are the Center Series performances offering 4 events, the Kansas City Series offering 3 events and the Celebrity Series with 3 events.

ENCORE THEATRE    99         
Noland & Truman Rd. (Sermon Center)
Independence, MO
816-325-7370
TICKETS: Adults $4
SEASON: Summer and Fall Seniors $3, Children $1

Boo and Hiss as you watch Old Fashioned "Mellerdrama". There are Olios and old fashioned piano playing between acts. You will see shows like "Ballet of Goffer Gap", "Never Trust a City Slicker", and "Shame of Tombstone". There are 2 productions a year. (6 performance for each productions)

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS COMMUNITY THEATRE    100         
108 Dunbar
Excelsior Springs, MO
816-637-3728  Reservation
ADMISSION: Adults $6
SEASON: Year around Seniors & Children $5
HOURS: Friday-Saturday, 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinee, 2pm

The Excelsior Springs group performs 5 shows per year. There is a comedy, musical, drama and a childrens show. Performances are held in the Wyman Auditorium.

FOLLY THEATER    101         
300 W. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO
816-842-5500 or 474-4444
TICKETS: Vary
Season: September-May per performance

After a $4.5 million restoration the Folly Theater that opened September 23, 1900, has regained its prominence in the performing arts. Today more than 35,000 children each year enjoy school day performances of the popular Folly Children series. The Folly Jazz series continues to distinguish itself by presenting nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. The Folly Theater is the home of William Jewell Fine Arts series, Friends of Chamber Music and a number of arts organizations . The Folly Theater is host to a range of talent that is as diverse as Kansas City.

HEART OF AMERICA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL    102         
4800 Main, Suite 302 Ext. 5011
Kansas City, MO
816-889-7827
ADMISSION: Free
SEASON: (Mid-June-Mid-July) Tues-Sun, 8pm Donations suggested

This nationally acclaimed Festival presents one of Shakespeare's works each summer for three weeks. (Nightly, except Mondays). Enjoy professional theatre in an outdoor setting. Productions are performed in Southmoreland Park (46th & Oak Street). Open lawn seating. Pre-show family entertainment begins two hours prior to performance.

MARTIN CITY MELODRAMA & VAUDEVILLE CO.    103         
13440 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO
816-942-7576
TICKETS: $4.99-$10.99
HOURS: Thursday-Friday, 7:30pm Show-only tickets
Saturday, 4:30pm and 8:30pm; Sunday, 3:pm

Step back in time for a few hours of entertainment right from the turn of the century . The charm of old time vaudeville packed with comedy, music and glitz. The thrills of action-packed melodrama where good and virtue still triumph gloriously in the end. Dinner and show tickets start at $18.99-$21.99.

MIDLAND CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS    104         
1228 Main
Kansas City, MO
816-471-8600
SEASON: Year around

This grand old 2800 seat movie palace, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places is home to the Missouri State Ballet, touring Broadway plays and musicals, plus concerts and other programs.

MISSOURI REPERTORY THEATRE    105         
50th & Cherry
Kansas City, MO
816-235-2700
ADMISSION: $20-$38
Season: September to May

A professional Theatre Company that presents productions ranging from great classics to world-premiere plays. Holiday events include the traditional production of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. All performances are in the Missouri Repertory Theatre.

NORTHTOWN OPRY    106         
408 Armour Road
North Kansas City, MO
816-471-6779
TICKETS: Adult $8
HOURS: Saturday, 7:30pm Senior $7.50; Children $3
Live country -music shows featuring a 10 piece band plus special guests. Soft drinks only. Once-a-month a Nashville act.

OLATHE COMMUNITY THEATRE    107         
500 E. Loula
Olathe, KS
913-782-2990 TICKETS: Adults $9-$11
SEASON: Year round
HOURS: Thursday-Saturday, 8pm

Olathe Community Theatre presents a variety of plays from the standard Comedy, Drama and Musical to the more cutting edge production. Their show case presentation is a show that has never been presented in Kansas City area.
Some shows are original material.

PAUL MESNER PUPPETS, THE    108         
707 W. 47th (Unity Temple on the Plaza)
Kansas City, MO
816-235-2700
TICKETS: $6
SEASON: October-June

Shows range from classic children's stories to educational programs such as "From here to Infinity" which focuses on math. Quirky characters enhance the shows and the humor makes them enjoyable for adults, too. There are 5 productions a year.

QUALITY HILL PLAYHOUSE    109         
303 W. 10th Street
Kansas City, MO
816-221-6556
TICKETS: $19 SEASON: September-June Seniors $17
HOURS: Wednesday-Sunday, 8pm; Closed Monday or Tuesday

Quality Hill Productions is a newly formed equity theatre company housed in downtown Kansas City's most intimate theatre, the Quality Hill Playhouse. Quality Hill Productions produces a variety of off-Broadway musicals and comedies year-round, featuring some of Kansas City's biggest theatrical stars. In addition to its regular season of theatre, Quality Hill Productions offers a monthly concert series.

ROCKHURST COLLEGE PLAYERS    110         
1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas City, MO
816-501-4828
TICKETS: Adults $5
SEASON: September-February Seniors $4

The Rockhurst players perform a variety of musicals, dramas' and other plays. The performers are primarily students but occasionally the faculty and alumni will participate. The majority of the performances are in the Mabee theater at Rockhurst.

STANDFORD'S COMEDY HOUSE    111         
504 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO
816-753-5653  Reservations
TICKETS: Vary in cost

Stanford and Sons Restaurant and Comedy Club is not only one of the top comedy clubs in the nation but also has a full service restaurant that serves a traditional American cuisine, a cue club with 5 pool tables and a dance floor that stays open until 3:OOam 7 days a week. When you join us for dinner before the show the dining customer receives the best seats in the comedy club.

STARLIGHT THEATRE    112         
4600 Starlight Rd.
Kansas City, MO
816-363-7827
TICKETS: $9-$65
SEASONS: June-September

A 7,817 seat outdoor amphitheater with live Broadway Musicals and contemporary concerts that feature major stars and famous entertainers. Enjoy a summer
of entertainment under the stars.

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AMERICA    113         
4881 Johnson Dr.
Mission, KS
913-831-1400
TICKETS: $6
SEASON: September-August Group rates available

Theatre for young America is a professional Actors Equity theater. Their performances are for everyone: children can learn and adults can become children again. The performances range from Fables and Fairytales to History. Located in the Mission Center Mall-2nd level.

THEATRE IN THE PARK    114         
77th & Renner Road (Shawnee Mission Park)
Shawnee, KS
TICKETS: $3
913-464-9420
SEASON: June-July
Performances: Friday-Sunday

One of the finest outdoor theatre facilities in the country. Theatre in the park draws more than 90,000 persons per season. Curtain time 8:30pm

THEATRE LEAGUE    115         
13th Central (Music Hall)
Kansas City, MO
816-421-7500
TICKETS: Varies
SEASON: September-June

Presents and produces touring Broadway musicals and other special attractions. Past productions included "Phantom of the Opera", "Hello Dolly" staring Carol Chaning, "My Fair Lady" and Chorus Line.

UNICORN THEATRE    116         
3828 Main
Kansas City, MO
816-531-7529
TICKETS: $14-$22
SEASON: September-June

An equity theatre dedicated to producing contemporary and original works, performing at least six plays each year.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY    117         
DEPARTMENT OF THEATER
4949 Cherry Street  UMKC Campus
Kansas City, MO
816-235-2700
TICKETS: $6-$15
SEASON: September-April

There are six to seven productions a year ranging from Comedy and Drama to Classic and contemporary Classics.

WYANDOTTE PLAYERS    118         
7250 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS
913-596-9690
ADMISSION: Adults $6
SEASON: June. July, August, November
SHOWS: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8pm, Sunday-2:30pm

Family entertainment performed by a community theatre group. All performances are at the Kansas City, Kansas Community College in the Performing Arts Center.




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