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April 2018

Lawrence Ballet Theatre presents Emergence

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - April 28 @ 7:30 pm

April 27 & 28 | 7:30PM $15 adult/ $12 senior/ $10 youth  (plus tax & fees) This year, Lawrence Ballet Theatre (LBT) will continue its mission to offer high-quality classical ballet for Northeast Kansas audiences to enjoy. LBT will present excerpts from Raymonda, a classical gem from choreographer Marius Petipa set to the beautiful music of Alexander Glazunov. Our exciting Guest Choreographers this year, Kristopher Estes-Brown, Kelly Michael Brunk and Robert Gosnell, have shared their talents with our dancers to…

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May 2018

Story Slam. Real stories, live & uncensored.

May 11 @ 7:00 pm

Stories told live, MOTH–style, the second Friday of each month. Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults, 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout. The Second Friday of every month, September to April (except December). Donations encouraged. Slam Themes: May 11: Grand Slam


An Evening With The Music of The Beatles: Unplugged

May 12 @ 7:00 pm

$20 adult/$15 senior/$10 student & child  (plus tax & fees) For the past six years, Barry Lee, host of KKFI's Signal To Noise radio show, has put together an all-star cast of musicians who come together to play selections from the extensive catalog of Beatles music. This year we are  proud to work with the Lawrence Arts Center to bring this edition of the show to Lawrence in support of the Audio Reader Network. For this show we will imagine that the…

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School of Dance End-of-Year Showcases

May 18 @ 5:30 pm - May 19 @ 7:30 pm

May 18 | 5:30PM, 7:30PM May 19 | 10:45am, 12pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm Click here to view the End of Year Showcases Performance Schedule Celebrate what our students have accomplished with these annual performances by the School of Dance. Youth students are required to confirm their participation in End-of-Year Showcases by Saturday, February 3. Registration includes two free tickets for any showcase. Tickets will be available for pick-up in March 2018 prior to tickets going on sale in April.  Additional general…

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Art Tougeau Parade

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Parade line-up and registration 10am In celebration of America’s fascination with all things wheeled, Lawrence holds the Art Tougeau Parade to honor mankind’s large creative cerebral cortex, bipedal locomotion, and opposable thumbs. The result is an all-inclusive event symbolic of humanity’s need for self-expression in the medium of all things wheeled. Art Tougeau joins forces with Lawrence Buskerfest to make an incredible event for the community. Visit for parade entry & details Like Art Tougeau on Facebook. Come watch…


June 2018

Company Auditions for Lawrence Ballet Theatre 2018-19

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration opens at 9:30 am MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS To be considered for LBT, company members must attend a formal audition. Auditions are held each year for the Novice, Junior, and Senior company levels of LBT. Novice, Junior and Senior Company Members must: Be at least 11 years of age or older Take three ballet technique classes per week Attend all company weekly rehearsals (2-4 hours per week) and additional rehearsals during production weeks. Be available to perform at scheduled events/concerts Senior…


Razzle Dazzle! A Celebration with Ric Averill & Friends

June 2 @ 5:30 pm

Join us to celebrate Ric Averill and his many contributions to the Lawrence Arts Center! Benefits Performing Arts. More information to come. Contact Alex Olson at if you have questions. Reservations required. All proceeds benefit Lawrence Arts Center Performing Arts. Coming from out of town? Reserve a room next door to the Lawrence Arts Center at TownePlace Suites in Downtown Lawrence. Book by May 18 to guarantee special rate.


Summer Youth Theatre presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - June 17 @ 3:00 pm

June 14th | 7 PM June 15th| 7 PM June 16th | 2PM & 7 PM June 17th| 3pm $10/$7.50 Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Ashman and Slater, and Book by Doug Wright. In a magical underwater kingdom, a young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home–and her fins–behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince Prince Eric…

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Summer Youth Theatre presents Romeo and Juliet

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - June 23 @ 2:00 pm

June 21st | 7 PM June 22nd| 7 PM June 23rd | 2PM & 7 PM $10/$7.50 (seating on stage!) Written by William Shakespeare. An ongoing feud between the Montague and Capulet families sets the scene for this tragic tale. Torn apart by their divided houses, two young star-crossed lovers fight to be together at all costs.

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