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“Heart and Soul, Music of the 50s brought crowds to attention and later to their feet as the Heartland Men’s Chorus presented their fun-filled musical production on the Folly Theater stage June 8 and 9.
This is the fifth year that Simon Carrington, founding member of the King’s Singers and beloved voice teacher, leaves his summer home in France and comes to Kansas City to spend a week with his namesake Simon Carrington Chamber Singers.
The opening of the final show of the 2012-2013 seasons for the Olathe Community Theatre Association took place of Friday June 7 in Olathe. The show Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley was directed by Darren Sextro.
Go in with an open mind; expect the unexpected; travel back 45 years to a different America, one divided mostly by race and prejudice in the days of the Civil Rights movement; and then focus on the man that led Black Americans out of social chains and darkness, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Students in grades 5th through 12th can get ahead of the cast this summer and bring their songs to life with Starlight Theatre’s new Master Classes. Starlight Theatre Academy is offering three sessions of its “Acting the Song” Master Class at Starlight Theatre. Master Classes are designed to help students polish their musical theatre skills by learning from theatre professionals.
The Folly Theater in downtown Kansas City, Mo. came to life Saturday June 8 with the summer concert of the Heartland Men’s Chorus. The program titled Heart and Soul, Music of the 50’s closes out the 2012-2013 season.
The Atrium Quartet, a string ensemble founded in St. Petersburg, Russia, will perform at its Sunflower Music Festival concert Sunday night two quartets by Russian composers and one subtitled "Russian" but written by an Austrian.
For everyone who isn’t buying Lied Center season tickets this year, tickets to individual shows go on sale this week. The Lied is kicking off its 20th anniversary season public ticket sales Monday morning with a radio celebration and special offers.
The Owen/Cox Dance Group, with pianist Kairy Koshoeva, concluded their season with the world premiere of a delightfully inventive evening-length ballet set to J. S. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” performed in the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s White Hall.