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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-994-7222 http://www.kauffmancenter.org
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, home to resident organizations the Kansas City Ballet, Lyric Opera, Kansas City Symphony, and other innovative programming, embraces a variety of audiences with different tastes, interests and passions. At the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, everyone can have an opportunity to experience excellence.


Our Vision

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts’ vision is to enrich the lives of everyone in our community through extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences.


Our Mission

The mission of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is to provide these extraordinary experiences through:

Programs

Showcase a wide variety of high quality programs through resident companies and community partnerships, as well as national and international artists and productions.

Customer Service

Create devoted constituents and enhance the level of satisfaction for all who come into our venue by:

  • Providing a welcoming and accessible environment — from programs and parking to transactions and events
  • Going the second mile to make the customer comfortable
  • Exercising thorough and prompt follow-through and problem solving
  • Serving each customer with dignity

Education

Nurture love of the arts for present and future generations by:

  • Promoting and developing creativity through programs, activities and live performances
  • Facilitating a cultural environment
  •  Bridging gaps between the arts and the needs of individuals, families, organizations and communities
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August 2017

Herbie Hancock

August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Kauffman Center and Mammoth Live Present Herbie Hancock   Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts   Groundbreaking jazz performer Herbie Hancock will perform with his band in Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Saturday, August 12. Hancock has been at the forefront of jazz innovation for six decades, blending electric jazz with funk, rock and dance sounds. Tickets for the event range from $45 to $150 plus fees, and go on…

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September 2017

YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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17-18 Kauffman Center Presents YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman   Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts   YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman will perform in Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Tuesday, September 5. Tickets for the event range from $59 to $129 plus fees, and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 21. Tickets will be available through…

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Parson’s Dance

September 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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This event is currently sold as part of the Great Music and Dance package (six events). Single tickets become available on August 1. Noted for its athleticism and polish, the perennial favorite of Series’ audiences will return for a record-setting 13th engagement. Founded by David Parsons, who was raised in Kansas City, Parsons Dance is internationally recognized as one of the finest modern dance companies.

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EUGENE ONEGIN

September 30 - October 8
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Conductor: Stuart Stratford | Director: Tomer Zvulun Scenic Designer: Erhard Rom | Lighting Designer: Robert Wierzel Single tickets are not on sale until August 2017, but season subscriptions are on sale now.  Subscribe online today, or call Ticketing & Patron Services at 816.471.7344 today. LOVE IS BLIND. HINDSIGHT IS 20/20. With this simple recipe for regret, Tchaikovsky turned Pushkin’s classic Russian novel into one of the world’s most beloved operas. Awash in aristocratic formality and extravagance, Onegin’s youthful…

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October 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Riccardo Muti, Music Director.

October 11 @ 7:30 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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After the rapturous applause died down when the Series presented the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for its first time in Helzberg Hall, conductor Riccardo Muti promised that they would return. This time the powerhouse ensemble will scale the mountainous heights of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, also known as the “Romantic.”

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Kansas City Ballet Presents “Romeo & Juliet”

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - October 22 @ 2:00 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Choreography by Devon Carney Music by Sergei Prokofiev With Kansas City Symphony William Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy ranks among the world’s most enduring stories. The refreshing interpretation of this classic masterpiece, brought by Artistic Director Devon Carney, illustrates soaring choreography and sweeping characters. Don’t miss one of the most popular ballets in the world, the fateful embrace of star-crossed lovers. Single tickets will go on sale Aug. 14. https://www.kcballet.org/performances-tickets/ To purchase a subscription, visit http://www.kcballet.org/performances-tickets/subscribe/ October 13, 2017           7:30 PM October…

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Joshua Bell and Alessio Bax, violinist and pianist in recital

October 21 @ 7:00 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Joshua Bell is one of those rare classical musicians whose talent, charisma, and star power have made him popular with even non-classical audiences. For Bell’s return engagement, the dynamic Italian pianist Alessio Bax (who played a Series Discovery Concert in 2010) will join him for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening.

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Stars of American Ballet performing Balanchine’s Who Cares? and more

October 27 @ 7:30 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Composed of top dancers from New York City Ballet and other premier companies, the showcase ensemble led by NYC Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht is truly American ballet’s all-star team. Among the dazzling works planned is Balanchine’s Who Cares?, which features the music of George Gershwin.

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November 2017

The Stradivarius Ensemble of the Mariinsky Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, conductor

November 7 @ 7:30 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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The titanic Valery Gergiev usually works on the larger canvas of symphonic orchestras but, for this rare event, Gergiev will focus his white-hot energy on the lead string players of the Mariinsky Orchestra, joined by the world-acclaimed and Kansas City-based pianists Behzod Abduraimov and Stanislav Ioudenitch for Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos.

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EVEREST

November 11 - November 19
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Composer: Joby Talbot | Librettist: Gene Scheer Conductor: Nicole Paiement | Director: Leonard Foglia Single tickets are not on sale until August 2017, but season subscriptions are on sale now.  Subscribe online today, or call Ticketing & Patron Services at 816.471.7344 today. WHY? BECAUSE IT’S HERE. This contemporary tragedy brings to life the white-knuckle rush and devastating true stories of three climbers caught in a blizzard on Mt. Everest in 1996. As the first staged performance since the world premiere in Dallas,…

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Vienna Boys Choir

November 11 @ 8:00 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Celebrated worldwide, the Vienna Boys Choir has delighted music-lovers across the globe with their purity of tone, distinctive charm, and a diverse repertoire encompassing Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, medieval chant and popular music. Boys have been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since the 14th century and were part of the Viennese Court musicians that included Mozart, Salieri and Bruckner. Bringing more than 500 years of history to every performance, the Vienna Boys Choir have undertaken around 1,000…

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December 2017

Kansas City Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - December 24 @ 1:00 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Choreography by Devon Carney Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky With Kansas City Symphony Following its Kennedy Center premiere in Washington, D.C., Devon Carney’s acclaimed holiday production returns to KC for its third season. The classic, Victorian-era story by E.T.A. Hoffman featuring Clara, the Prince and Dr. Drosselmeier completely reimagined with exquisite costumes by Holly Hynes, grand sets by Alain Vaës and captivating choreography by Artistic Director Devon Carney. See your children’s wonder ignite and feel the glimmer once more as your…

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January 2018

THE COLOR PURPLE

January 16, 2018 - January 21, 2018
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times) directed by Tony winner John Doyle. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. It’s the musical sensation that…

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February 2018

Dance Theatre of Harlem

February 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Harlem is one of America’s most important cultural centers, and there is no better advocate of the Harlem spirit than Dance Theatre of Harlem. Founded shortly after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to inspire children with dance, Dance Theatre of Harlem has evolved into an outstanding institution.

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March 2018

Kathleen Battle, soprano with piano, choir, and narration | Underground Railroad— A Spiritual Journey

March 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Soprano Kathleen Battle is one of the great divas of our time. Her long-awaited return to the Series, Underground Railroad—A Spiritual Journey, is a moving program of traditional spirituals with choir and piano, with narration drawn from the writings of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass.

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RIGOLETTO

March 3, 2018 - March 12, 2018
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Music by Giuseppe Verdi Conductor: David Charles Abell | Director: David Gately Single tickets are not on sale until August 2017, but season subscriptions are on sale now.  Subscribe online today, or call Ticketing & Patron Services at 816.471.7344 today. A TALE SO TRAGIC, YOUR TISSUES WILL NEED TISSUES. When his comedic cruelty crosses the line, a hunchbacked jester named Rigoletto is cursed by a courtier, threatening his futile attempts to protect his daughter from the depravity of a powerful Duke deadset on…

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LET IT BE

March 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on March 24, 2018 at 7:30pm

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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The end of The Beatles era was never thought to be in sight when The Beatles played their last show on the roof of Apple Offices in 1969. Imagine what would have been if The Beatles continued their journey. Enter a time capsule and turn back to what would have been John Lennon’s 40th Birthday – October 9, 1980. For one night, the fab four come together again on stage after a decade apart performing hits like “Back in the…

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LET IT BE

March 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on March 24, 2018 at 7:30pm

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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The end of The Beatles era was never thought to be in sight when The Beatles played their last show on the roof of Apple Offices in 1969. Imagine what would have been if The Beatles continued their journey. Enter a time capsule and turn back to what would have been John Lennon’s 40th Birthday – October 9, 1980. For one night, the fab four come together again on stage after a decade apart performing hits like “Back in the…

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April 2018

Kansas City Ballet Presents “Diamonds”

April 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - April 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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In the first weekend of Kansas City Ballet’s Celebration of Dance, you’ll enjoy three ballets including a KC premiere by Matthew Neenan. George Balanchine’s Diamonds recalls the order and grandeur of Imperial Russia and the Maryinsky Theater, where Balanchine was trained. It is the third and final ballet of Balanchine’s Jewels and is a glorious culmination of beauty and elegance. Petite Mort, translated from French, means “little death” and it passionately depicts the vulnerability of our lives. Jirí Kylián holds…

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Kansas City Ballet Presents “The Man in Black”

April 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - April 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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In the second weekend of Kansas City Ballet’s Celebration of Dance, you’ll enjoy three ballets including a world premiere by Andrea Schermoly. Flannel shirts, cowboy boots and jeans never looked so good in this tribute to rockabilly, Johnny Cash. James Kudelka’s hit ballet, The Man In Black, is an ode to the human spirit and a unique blend of country-western dance. The music of techno master Moby is the backdrop for Stanton Welch’s Play which depicts the daily routines of…

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THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

April 28, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Music by Gioachino Rossini Conductor: Leonardo Vordoni | Director: Michael Shell Single tickets are not on sale until August 2017, but season subscriptions are on sale now.  Subscribe online today, or call Ticketing & Patron Services at 816.471.7344 today. YOU KNOW IT. YOU JUST DON’T KNOW IT YET. Check your powdered wigs at the door and join us in Seville, Spain for a Barber of a different color. While true to every character, every wink and every note, this vibrant performance of The…

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May 2018

Kansas City Ballet Presents “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”

May 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - May 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Choreography by Devon Carney Music by Matthew Pierce With Kansas City Symphony From Septime Webre, creator of Alice (in wonderland), comes the world premiere of L. Frank Baum’s acclaimed story of family, friendship and courage. Join Dorothy on her fantastical journey to the Emerald City with music by Matthew Pierce performed by Kansas City Symphony. There’s no place like home, and this new production makes its debut in the most perfect of places, Kansas City. May 11, 2018                      7:30…

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A CHORUS LINE

May 29, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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A CHORUS LINE is a stunning musical-vérité about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. Memorable musical numbers include “I Can Do That”, “At the Ballet” and “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three”. CHORUS LINE celebrates those dedicated singer/dancers who make up the ensemble of a Broadway musical, moving them up front and center stage…

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