Live! Onstage in May & June

As the weather heats up, Kansas City’s outdoor professional theater companies join our bi-monthly schedule of great plays and musicals. In May and June, check out some of these family favorites:

Now through July 3 | New Theatre Restaurant

Sending audiences into spasms of laughter from New York to London, THE PLAY. . . mashes together an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Starring Armin Shimerman, Quark from “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” www.newtheatre.com
for tickets.

May 26-June 26 | Chestnut Fine Arts Center

Some of KC’s leading men pay tribute to Broadway’s greatest leading men with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and more. From Luck Be A Lady and There is Nothing Like a Dame to The Impossible Dream, this is a musical program for the whole family. Tickets at www.chestnutfinearts.com.

June 14-July 3 | Southmoreland Park (45th and Oak)

Celebrating its 30th anniversary season, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival welcomes back one of its favorites, the tale of star-crossed lovers that’s William Shakespeare’s most beloved and enduring play. Evan Cleaver (the Mayor’s talented son) and Jessica Andrews star. As always, tickets are free. For information visit kcshakes.org.

June 21-26 | Music Hall

The electrifying new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Nominated for 12 Tony® Awards and the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography, it’s a thrilling story of brotherhood, family and loyalty, celebrated in a fast-paced biomusical that unfolds the story of one of Motown’s greatest groups. Tickets at www.americantheatreguild.com/kansascity.

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