2023 Brings Unique Events to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The Kauffman Center Presents performances coming in 2023 offer an array of exciting events. With something for everyone to enjoy, these performances transport audiences to new worlds.

Gaelic Storm and The High Kings
Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 7 p.m.
Helzberg Hall

It’s hard to imagine a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success, but that’s exactly what makes Gaelic Storm a true anomaly. This multi-national Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and after performing more than 2,000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with.

The High Kings are internationally acclaimed singers of Irish folk songs. The group showcases their incredible versatility and skills as multi-instrumentalists, playing 13 instruments among the four artists, bringing a rousing acoustic flavor to brand-new songs as well as some old favorites.

Floyd Nation
Friday, April 7, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Floyd Nation is a U.S.-based Pink Floyd tribute band that performs favorite hits from the vast collection of Pink Floyd albums including “The Wall,” “Dark Side of the Moon,” “Animals,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Meddle” and “The Division Bell.” The group’s precise tone and extreme accuracy show their deep respect for the music of one of the most incredible bands to ever take the world stage.

Bluey’s Big Play – The Stage Show
June 24 and 25, 2023
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Bluey’s Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy® award-winning children’s television series, with an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush. The series follows Bluey, a six-year-old Blue Heeler dog who loves to play and turn everyday family life into extraordinary adventures that unfold in unpredictable and hilarious ways, bringing her family, friends and community into her world of fun. Fans of all ages will get to see Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli as they’ve never seen them before.

National Geographic Live takes the stage once again in 2023. This popular series features filmmakers,
photographers, scientists and explorers with diverse backgrounds presenting on engaging topics for everyone to enjoy.

Jasper Doest: Photographer
A Voice for Nature
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Dutch photographer Jasper Doest creates visual stories that explore the relationship between humankind and nature. His award-winning photography aims to give a voice to our world’s wildlife and is an urgent reminder of the beauty and fragility of our planet. “A Voice for Nature” is sponsored by the Kansas City Zoo.

Sandesh Kadur: Photographer and Filmmaker
Wild Cats of India
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

While many big cats are well known and thoroughly documented, photographer and filmmaker Sandesh Kadur is on a mission to highlight the country’s lesser-known felines in order to protect their future. Through Kadur’s captivating images and video, you’ll get an up-close look at a world of wild cats you’ve never seen before.

Diana Magaloni-Kerpel: Art Historian and Microarcheologist
Mesoamerica Illuminated
Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Diana Magaloni-Kerpel, a renowned art historian, author, curator and conservator, uncovers millennia-old murals and sculptures throughout Mexico and Central America – then studies them to understand what their colors, textures and techniques reveal about these ancient cultures. Join Magaloni-Kerpel as she brings ancient Mesoamerican civilizations to life and explores the true meaning behind the Teotihuacan pyramids.

Robbie Shone: Cave Explorer and Photographer
In Deep: Adventures in Caving
Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

For more than 20 years, renowned cave photographer Robbie Shone has traveled to remote parts of the world to illuminate and document the world’s deepest, largest and longest known cave systems. Shone will speak about his gripping adventures and give an inside look at the mesmerizing beauty of one of the world’s last known frontiers of exploration.

Kakani Katija: Bioengineer
Designed by Nature
Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Bioengineer Kakani Katija is dedicated to developing underwater technologies to better observe the ocean’s biological and physical processes. Join her for a fascinating look at one of the least- explored ecosystems on our planet — the ocean’s midwaters — and learn how its inhabitants could lead to breakthroughs in bio-inspired design.

–Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

To view all upcoming events and purchase tickets, visit kauffmancenter.org.

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