This Weekend: Theater & Performing Arts


Rise Up: The Struggle of the Freedom Riders

Rise Up:
The Struggle of the Freedom Riders
by Lisa Evans
Directed by Jeff Church

Told from a modern-day perspective, four performers in 2019 tell the stories of the Freedom Riders – principled citizens riding buses across Alabama and Mississippi in 1961.

Benefit Concert for Arts Education with Renee Elise Goldsberry

Join us for an evening of incredible music with an amazing star to raise funds in support of our mission to 'engage all youth in the arts, promote creativity, and inspire success in education.'

 

KANSAS CITY YOUNG AUDIENCES is thrilled to present a Benefit Concert for Arts Education starring

 

Tony Award Winning Star of Hamilton,

Renée Elise Goldsberry

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:00 PM

 

With the Kansas City Symphony

at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts 

THE ULTIMATE WILLY WONKA PARTY WITH LIVE Q&A

SEE WILLY WONKA WITH MIKE TEEVEE AND VERUCA SALT LIVE IN PERSON!

All guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character, set-piece, or prop from the film. And show up early for a scrumdiddlyumptious contest!

Tandy Shoppe

The KC Improv Company presents Tandy Shoppe! Join Tandy as they invite one of their favorite teams to perform, before closing out the sweetest night in improv.
Tandy (Tiffany Chappell & Andy Perkins) take the stage to explore the connection between two characters. Based on your suggestion, Tandy finds the heart and humor that can come from two people in one place.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas
By Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson
Directed by William J. Christie

The KC Improv Comedy Show

The KC Improv Show is The KC Improv Company’s signature show, featuring improvised comedy from the cast of The KC Improv Company. Games. Scenes. Characters. All made up, based on your suggestions.

The KC Improv Company started in a basement. 19 years later, they perform 5 comedy shows a week at The KC Improv Company Theater, multiple private events throughout the Kansas City area, and operate a year-round curriculum of improv classes.

The KC Improv Comedy Show

The KC Improv Show is The KC Improv Company’s signature show, featuring improvised comedy from the cast of The KC Improv Company. Games. Scenes. Characters. All made up, based on your suggestions.

The KC Improv Company started in a basement. 19 years later, they perform 5 comedy shows a week at The KC Improv Company Theater, multiple private events throughout the Kansas City area, and operate a year-round curriculum of improv classes.

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf

At a time when there were few stories about women of color, poet-activist-novelist-playwright Shange penned a now-seminal and treasured work of American Theatre. Seven African American women, each identified solely by a color, traverse class, gender, sexuality, and geography in this highly personal ‘choreo-poem.’ “Remarkable,” says the New York Times, “a joyous celebration” that weaves word and dance into something genuinely special, something to “be savored and treasured.”

Set Swap

See what happens when Kansas City's best comics exchange setlists and have to come up with brand new material based on each other’s topics. Audiences will also get to see the original set that inspired the chaos.
Hosted by Jamie Campbell

The KC Improv Company started in a basement. 19 years later, they perform 5 comedy shows a week at The KC Improv Company Theater, multiple private events throughout the Kansas City area, and operate a year-round curriculum of improv classes.

The KC Improv Comedy Show with Ham Kitty!

Join the KC Improv Company for an evening of short form games, long form improv, and our special guests, Ham Kitty!
Ham Kitty is an award-winning, all-female professional improv comedy troupe based in Kansas City, MO.

Most consecutive wins (16) and total wins (24) in Underground Throwdown at The KC Improv Company Theater.

Best Improv/Sketch Troupe 2017, Pitch Magazine
Runners Up, Best Improv Troupe 2016, Pitch Magazine
Breakout Improv Troupe 2016, KC Improv Co.