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Treasures of the Kings: 18th Century French Interiors in Miniature

July 30, 2016 - July 30, 2020
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, 5235 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States

T/m is honored to premiere three new fine-scale miniature room settings on long-term loan from Ede & Ravenscroft, the oldest tailor in London and the exclusive provider of robes for the British Royal Family. Treasures of the Kings highlights Louis XV and Louis XVI royal furniture arranged in two room settings from the Palace of

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Emperors, Scholars, and Temples: Tastemakers of China’s Ming and Qing Dynasties

August 12, 2016 - July 9, 2017
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
Free

During the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, the arts of China reached full maturity. Painting, calligraphy, porcelain and textiles flourished, and new styles and techniques emerged. The imperial court, scholars and temples supported this profusion of creativity, each establishing distinctive, yet overlapping artistic styles. Emperors held court in the Forbidden City in Beijing in

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José Lerma: La Venida Cansa Sin Ti

August 19, 2016 - June 26, 2017
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

José Lerma, Spanish-born, Chicago-based artist, presents a commissioned site-responsive project for a prominent location in the Kemper Museum Atrium. Upon visiting the Kemper Museum and Kansas City, the artist found inspiration within the art upon the walls of the Museum and the architecture within the surrounding community. Frederick James Brown’s commissioned project for the Kemper

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Make Room for Color Field

December 11, 2016 - December 30, 2018
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
Free

Color Field painting, which emerged in the 1950s, is characterized by the primacy of large swaths of radiant hues, and the interactions of color and form. It refers to the technique of thinning and applying paint to unprimed canvas, often by pouring, soaking and staining the material—the color literally becomes a part of the picture’s

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Posters as Munitions, 1917

February 21, 2017 - February 18, 2018
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 100 West 26th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Soon after the outset of World War I, the poster, previously the successful medium of commercial advertising, was recognized as a means of spreading national propaganda with unlimited possibilities. Its value as an educational or stimulating influence was more and more appreciated. The poster could impress an idea quickly, vividly, and lastingly. Historian Pearl James

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Jasper Johns: Prints

March 3 - September 2
Belger Arts Center, 2100 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64108

Jasper Johns: Prints will begin a six-month run at the Belger Arts Center. Dozens of prints, covering 40 years of the artist's output will be on display. All the prints are in the Belger Collection, which was started when Dick Belger bought “Fragment: According to What (Coat Hanger and Spoon)” in 1971. Eventually Belger added Johns'

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In the Palm of Your Hand, My Words and My Thoughts

March 3 - October 29
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

The Post-Impressionist group the Nabis ended their correspondence between members signing, “E.T.P.M.V. et M.P.,” standing for a French phrase “En ta paume, mon verbe et ma pensée” (“In the palm of your hand, my words and my thoughts”), emphasizing their interest in the symbolic resonance of their work. In this exhibition, this title phrase denotes

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Rivals: John Smart and Richard Cosway

March 11 - September 10
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
Free

As young artists, John Smart and Richard Cosway studied in London at the Royal Society of Arts drawing academy in the 1750s. The academy held an annual competition, which Cosway won in 1755. Smart went on to win the following three years, and a rivalry was born. Smart and Cosway became the most successful miniature

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Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI

March 16 - September 1
Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology, 5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 USA
Free

High-profile murder cases and popular television programs such as CSI, Bones, and Forensics Files have brought the laboratory work of forensic scientists into mainstream popular culture. Visitors to Connecting the Dots will explore the history of several disciplines within forensic science: fingerprints, chemistry, biology, firearms, photography, and trace evidence. Visitors will also discover two important courts cases, Frye v. United States

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Vive l’Amérique: French Children Welcome Their American Ally

March 21 - October 15
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 100 West 26th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

When the Great War started in the summer of 1914, a school teacher in the Montmartre district of Paris asked his students, boys ages 8-13, to write essays and express in drawings how the war would affect their daily lives. The children produced hundreds of drawings and essays reflecting on the changing nature of the

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Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys 1917-1918

March 31 - August 20
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 100 West 26th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

World War I was the first “modern” war. Industry enabled weapons and explosives to be manufactured in vast quantities that brought death and destruction on a scale never previously experienced by mankind and which affected all combatants. On Sept. 18, 1918, American Sergeant Charles S. Stevenson wrote: “This is the seventh day of the St.

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Revolutions! 1917

April 7, 2017 - April 8, 2018
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 100 West 26th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Revolutions! 1917 showcases the incredible events that occurred worldwide from America’s official entry into the war and Russia’s upheavals from an Imperial state to popular rule. The battles on the Western Front and in other theaters and troubles on the home fronts also led to societal changes, mutinies and revolts. While the common conception of

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Collected Works of S. Brian Morgan

April 28 - July 15
Westport Presbyterian Church, 201 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
free

The Collected Works of S. Brian Morgan, an exhibition of large-scale faces and masks partly influenced by terrorist attacks, police killings and hate crimes, comes to the Westport Center for the Arts at the Westport Presbyterian Church, 201 Westport Road on April 28 at 6 p.m. The Kansas City artist, known as Stan Morgan, works

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Time Wired

May 4 - July 24
MLB Designs & Boutique, 2020 Baltimore Ave, Suite 105
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Time McClendon, a resident of Sherman Oaks, California is a sculptor and jewelry designer.  McClendon has perfected his passion for bold shapes and movement in his Time McClendon Collection.  The consummate visionary, Time has created this masterful collection by wrapping and weaving a polished tarnish resistant silver wire; topped with Swarovski Elements.  Time uses wire

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Chillida: Rhythm-Time-Silence

May 5 - December 3
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
Free

Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and Theis Park Admission is free. This exhibition will present seven large-scale sculptures by internationally esteemed Spanish sculptor, Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002). For the first time, Kansas City visitors will see work by this innovative, sometimes witty, but always powerful artist. In another first, this exhibition will activate Theis Park just

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ARTicipation Pop-Up Studio 2017!

May 7 - June 30

Come experience an open-studio, Art-making environment For audiences of all ages and abilities Featuring exploration art stations and Art created by Village Shalom residents.

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Face America

May 24 - November 29
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

American artists have created a range of portraits as diverse as America itself. A prominent genre since before the country’s founding, portraits serve public and private functions. Portraits can be personal, capturing the relationship between artist and sitter, but they can also be public, shaping the sitter’s outward-facing identity. Face America features 29 portraits from

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Enchanted Forest

May 27 - September 4
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th Street
Overland Park, KS 66085 United States

This summer, the Arboretum is again enchanting! Come see the homes of gnomes, fairies, elves, trolls, goblins, sprites and other magical woodland creatures on a woodland trail beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. New this summer - the magnificent home of the lords and ladies of the Enchanted Forest royalty. It's amazing!! And there's

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Flower: Invitational Exhibition

June 1 - July 31
Blue Gallery, 118 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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ART OF WAR: GIFTS OF PEACE

June 2 - July 28
The Box Gallery, 1000 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64106 United States

Opening: First Friday, June 2 | 11:30 am - 1 pm   Evening Reception: Thursday, June 8 | 5 pm - 8 pm Leadership Panel Discussion: June 22 | 5:30 pm Poetry Reading Event: July 13 | 5:30 pm FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC)

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Crema Art Display

June 2 - August 15
Crema, 1815 Central St
Kansas City, 64108 United States

Crema is a tech agency that creates digital products, but we have these big white walls and like to show off local artists' work a few times each year.   Artists: Martin Cail and Json Myers

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An Homage to Josef Albers & the Square

June 2 - July 1
Cerbera Gallery, 2011 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

In the front of the gallery #“An Homage to Josef Albers & the Square“ features works by one of the most well-known artists of his time. #Josef Albers profoundly influenced the Abstract Expressionism movement, as well as the tendency within Color Field Painting and Minimalism during the twentieth century. He not only was an artist,

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Jeff Foster, photos and digital art

June 2 - July 28
Main Street Gallery, 1610 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
Free

Opening reception First Friday, June 2nd, 5-8 pm.

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EVERY STREET IS CHARLOTTE STREET PRESENTS WORK BY MAX KEY AND SONIÉ JOI THOMPSON-RUFFIN

June 2 - August 4
KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, 1819 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO United States

In association with Charlotte Street Foundation’s Every Street is Charlotte Street program, the KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice is pleased to present two exhibits opening June 2 and running through August 4. Max Key is a 2005 Charlotte Street Award Fellow and alumni (’96 painting) of the Kansas City Art Institute. The exhibition

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Beth Lo : At Home, Out of Place The Summer Invitational : Michiko Itatani, Jane Booth, Marcus Cain, Ky Anderson, Patty Carroll, Laura Fayer, Mike Lyon, Rain Harris, Jun Kaneko, Molly Herman, Carol Stewart, Damon Freed, Curt Hoard, Ethan Meyer

June 2 - August 19
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, 2004 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64108 USA

“My work in ceramics and mixed media collage revolves primarily around issues of family and my Asian-American background. Cultural marginality and blending, tradition vs. Westernization, language and translation are key elements in my work. Since the birth of my son in 1987, I have been drawing inspiration from major events in my family’s history, the

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ART OF WAR: GIFTS OF PEACE

June 2 - July 28
The Box Gallery, 1000 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64106 United States

The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) may be one of Kansas City’s best kept secrets. Established in 1881 and located in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, it is an elite graduate school for Army and international military officers. As part of The Art of War Initiative, this exhibit highlights the College’s impressive history and art

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Rachal Berry Art Exhibit — “Cringe”

June 8 - July 28
Campanella Gallery-Park University, 8700 Northwest River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152 USA
Free

Rachal Berry, a senior fine art and graphic design student at Park University, will present an exhibit of her art as part of an Honors Academy thesis project, Thursday, June 8, through Friday, July 28, in the Campanella Gallery on the University’s Parkville Campus. A reception for Berry will be held Friday, June 9, from

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Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today

June 8 - September 17
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today introduces the work of more than twenty exceptional artists in conversation with one another for the first time. With works in a range of media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing, the exhibition showcases a diverse range of unique visual vocabularies within non-representational expression. By highlighting these artists’ individual approaches to form,

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YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND

June 9 - July 9
Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105 USA

One of our most popular shows of all time returns! Enjoy hits by Carole King, James Taylor and other 1960s and 70s greats.

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YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND

June 9 - July 9
Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105 USA

One of our most popular shows of all time returns! The times, they were a changin’, and so were the airwaves. Turn back the clock to the 1960s and 70s for this cabaret celebration of the music of the Baby Boomer generation. Enjoy hearing favorites written by Carole King (“I Feel the Earth Move,” “Up

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The Beauty of Our Beasts

June 9 - October 8
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64596 United States

The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art and the St. Joseph Friends of the Shelter are excited to partner on this exhibition that focuses on a topic that everyone can relate to, animals. The “Beauty of Our Beasts” will be a juried exhibition celebrating our furry, scaled, and feathered friends.  The exhibition celebrates the long tradition of

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The Restless Regionalist: The Art of Joe Jones

June 9 - September 10
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64596 United States

Around sixty works by Joseph John Jones (1909-1963) from the Moffett Collection will tell the story of a radical artist who beat the odds of a rough childhood in St. Louis to be counted as a nationally-important American artist. Jones is known for politically-charged pieces addressing social injustices such as Klu Klux Klan lynchings and workers’ strikes,

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Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude

June 13 - August 6
Coterie Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd., Suite 144
Kansas City, MO 64108 USA

Based on the characters created by Jim Davis Book by Jim Davis and Michael J. Bobbitt Music and Lyrics by John L. Cornelius II June 13 - August 6, 2017 - TIMES VARY In this brand new musical adaptation of everyone’s favorite sarcastic tubby tabby, Garfield awakens to find his birthday – the most important

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Women to Watch | METALS

June 16, 2017 - January 28, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

The Women to Watch exhibition series features emerging or underrepresented artists from the states and countries in which NMWA has outreach committees. From the ornamental to the functional, this year’s exhibition explores metal as a medium. Juried and curated by Kemper Museum Executive Director Barbara O’Brien. Women to Watch | METALS features the following artists: Cheryl Eve

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The Wizard of Oz

June 20 - July 9
Musical Theater Heritage, 2450 Grand, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108

The Wizard of Oz is a red hot show this summer as Mesner joins other performances by Gladstone Theater in the Park and an exhibit at the National Museum of Toys. Mesner Puppet Theater’s rendition of this beloved story features an exciting musical score, colorful puppets and a cast featuring puppeteers Bob Linebarger, Damian Blake

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Mummies of the World

June 20, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Union Station Kansas City, 30 West Pershing Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from across the globe, including Ancient Egypt. Through modern science, engaging interactives and multi-media exhibits, Mummies of the World reveals how the scientific study of mummies provides a window

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The Hare and the Tortoise

June 20 - July 8
H & R Block-City Stage, 30 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108 USA
$11

Based on Aesop’s famous fable, this high-stepping ragtime musical comedy brings together a sensitive skunk, a spaced out butterfly, a musical raccoon, an oratorical tortoise and a smarty pants hare for a forest Fourth of July complete with fireworks, patriotic songs, a magic love potion and a frantic farcical race. It’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Dignity vs. Despair Opens at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

June 23 - November 26
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

A new exhibition featuring works by some of the most well-known American photographers of the 1930s will be on display at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Dignity vs. Despair: Dorothea Lange and Depression-Era Photographers, 1933-1941 opens June 23 and includes iconic images by five photographers: Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein, Marion Post Wolcott,

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Art As One Voice – Opening Reception

June 23 - July 22
GOT Art Gallery, 18 SW 3rd St
Lee's Summit, MO 64063 United States
Free

GOT Art Gallery is hosting the opening reception for Fourth Friday Art Walk in downtown Lee's Summit. The event is in collaboration with ReDiscover. This exhibit will be open from June 23 to July 22, 2017. This exhibit will feature the artwork of individuals who receive services in ReDiscover’s Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program. These are

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Legacy Plays On: 20 years of the American Jazz Museum

June 24, 2017 - December 31, 2017
American Jazz Museum, 1616 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

The Legacy Plays On! reincarnates the American Jazz Museum's inaugural theme in commemoration of 20 years serving the local and national communities through research, exhibition, education, and performance. Explore the history of the American Jazz Museum in this celebratory exhibition! Origins of the museum — why it was created and the needs it would meet,

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Mike Sinclair: Main Street

June 26 - July 3
Kansas City Public Library-Central Library, 14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

The Library continues a yearlong series of exhibits commemorating the 20th anniversary of the arts-nurturing Charlotte Street Foundation, spotlighting the works of acclaimed Kansas City photographer Mike Sinclair. He trains his lens on KC, from sidewalk views of downtown to Armour Boulevard and Main Street.

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Ongoing

Art of War: Gifts of Peace

June 2 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Gallery open Monday-Friday 8am -8pm; Opening Reception Thursday, June 8 5pm-8pm, Leadership Panel Discussion June 22 5:30pm, Poetry Reading Event July 13 5:30pm
The Box Gallery, 1000 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64106 United States
free

The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) may be one of Kansas City’s best kept secrets. Established in 1881 and located in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, it is an elite graduate school for Army and international military officers. As part of The Art of War Initiative, this exhibit highlights the College’s impressive history and

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Hamlet

June 13 @ 7:30 pm - July 2 @ 12:00 am
Southmoreland Park, NE 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Please note: this schedule is different from previous years 6:00 p.m. – Gates open. Food and drink available from Festival vendors through intermission. 6:30 p.m. – Show Talk 7:00 pm* – Pre-show Parody performed by Team Shakespeare 7:30 pm – Hamlet performance * Parody start times are subject to change. Concerned about the forecast?  The show must go on —

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Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic exhibition

June 16 @ 10:00 am - September 10 @ 5:00 pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73102 United States
$10 - $12

OKCMOA is proud to present Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic on view summer 2017. June 16 - September 10 Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic presents an overview of the artist Kehinde Wiley’s career including around sixty of his oil paintings, stained glass, and sculpture.  The exhibition highlights the range of Wiley’s production, starting with examples of early paintings executed around

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9:00 am

The Summer Dance Project

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 30, 2017

5 day dance workshop

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1:30 pm

Behind the Scenes: Hamlet

June 26 @ 1:30 pm
Kansas City Public Library-Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 USA

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s four-part series of inside-the-play presentations focuses on its summer production of the masterful, revenge-tinged tragedy Hamlet. This week: The Play’s the Thing by Robert Willson, emeritus professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Series topics: June 5: Introduction to Hamlet June 12: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark June

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7:30 pm

Musical Monday & Tuesday

June 26 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on June 27, 2017 at 7:30pm

Musical Theater Heritage, 2450 Grand, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108

2017 Tony Award Musicals Always our most popular Musical Monday & Tuesday of the season, this show will feature tunes from musicals nominated for the 2017 “Best Musical” and “Best Revival of a Musical” Tony Award™. Tunes from Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Come From Away, The Great Comet, Hello, Dolly!, Falsettos, and Miss Saigon. LOTTERY SINGERS:

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