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Harpoon presents Riptide Comedy Fest, bringing comic performers from both coasts and many cities to Lawrence for a packed weekend of events.
The Laugh Aquatic offers a primetime showcase of talents in the intimate setting of the Lawrence Arts Center’s Black Box Theater, including:
Daniel Kibblesmith (NY via Chicago, Buzzfeed/Clickhole)
Candy Lawrence (Just for Laughs, Last Comic Standing)
Brock Wilbur (LA via Salina, San Francisco FringeFest)
CJ Toledano (LA via Chicago, The Soup/Fallon/Conan)
Scotland Green (NY)
Dan Friesen (Chicago)
Lisa Friedrich (Austin)
Hosted by Mike Anderson (The Not So Late Show) with warm-up by locals Peter Lyrene (Comedy Freakout), Will Averill, Chris Nelson & Jay Maus (Card Table Theater)
26 GUEST PRODUCTION
Lunafest | 3pm
KU School of Music: KU Jazz Combos
7pm free concert
INSIGHT Art Talk: Ann Dean | 7pm
Artist Ann Dean’s photographs capture a range of moments from straightforward beauty to surrealist flashes within everyday life. She will discuss her exhibition of new work from her upcoming solo exhibition titled “From Kansas to the Caribbean”
The Point B Dance Carnival is a celebration of dance featuring jazz, hip hop, and contemporary styles of dance. New works will be performed by the 30 talented and creative members of the AIM Dance Company of Lawrence, KS. Come see where art meets entertainment.
May 2 | 2pm | $5 at the door
Encore Performance and Poetry Reading
Lawrence based Art In Motion Dance Company takes a contemporary dance exploration through the many stages of a woman’s life in the performance, “She Lived,” to be presented in an afternoon matinee on Saturday, May 2 at 2pm. Winners of our Poetry/Spoken Word Contest of Women of All Ages will also present at the opening of our matinee. Please join us for this celebration of women!!
2015 Summer Youth Theater Auditions
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KU School of Music: KU Big Band Show
7:30pm free concert
Too Much, Too Early, Composers who left us in their 30s
Hugo Vera- tenor, Kyle Naig- piano | 7:30pm
$30 adults | $25 seniors | $20 students
If rock stars die young, does it follow that classical composers live long and prosper? Though it takes a while to master the techniques of writing classical music, many great classical works were written by people in their twenties and thirties who met untimely deaths. This recital celebrates the work of composers who left this earth too early including Henry Purcell, W. A. Mozart, Franz Schubert, Georges Bizet, and George Gershwin.
Grand Slam! The year’s best story tellers
Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.
Donations encouraged. Cash bar.
The 2015 School of Dance
Gala Night | 7pm
$12 Adult | $10 Seniors | $8 Child
The 2015 School of Dance End of Year Showcases
May 23 | 10am/12pm/2pm/7pm
May 24 | 2pm
Come back Saturday morning and be in the parade! Registration and line up at 10:30am, parade starts at noon!
$5 suggested donation
Black Box Theater
11 • 12 • 13 SUMMER YOUTH THEATER
Shrek Jr. the Musical
book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
music by Jeanine Tesori
co-directed by Amanda Clark and Becky O’Keefe
music direction by Patricia Ahern
REHEARSALS: May 26–June 13
PERFORMANCES: June 11-13
18 • 19 • 20 • 21 SUMMER YOUTH THEATER
June: Spring Awakening
by Frank Wedekind
directed by Ric Averill.
REHEARSALS: May 26-June 21
PERFORMANCES: June 18 – 21
Free State Festival
$5 suggested donation
Black Box Theater
16 • 17 • 18 SUMMER YOUTH THEATER
Science; BOOM! You’re Welcome.
a new comedy with live science by Will Averill & Jaq Grunau
directed by Elizabeth Sullivan
23 • 24 • 25 • 26 SUMMER YOUTH THEATER
Avenue Q, School Edition
book by Jeff Whitty
music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
directed and puppetry by Spencer Lott
music direction by Mary Baker
Fall Classes Begin
A Kansas Nutcracker Auditions
25 • 26
40th Anniversary Celebration!
40 years of Lawrence Arts Center
35 years of Summer Youth Theater
30 Years of Arts-based Preschool
Dinner Under the Stars