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January 2018

Bent

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - January 28 @ 3:00 pm

January 25, 26, 27 | 7:30pm January 28 | 3pm $10 Suggested Donation StormDoor Productions and EMU Theatre present the play Bent. Bent is the story of gays swept up in the Nazi Holocaust. The play opens with the dissolute playboy Max and his gentle boyfriend, Rudy, discussing the wild scene that Max had been part of the night before. Little did they know that night was also the infamous Night of the Long Knives, in which Hitler targeted his…

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The Cat Came Back

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mesner Puppet Theatre is back to benefit the Lawrence Arts Center’s Preschool/Kindergarten scholarship fund! Based on the folk song made popular by Fred Penner, this performance tells the tale of Mister Johnson and a mysterious cat who keeps returning to his doorstep. Mister Johnson tries everything he can to get the cat to go away, from giving her to a pilot to sending her into outer space. The cat, however, keeps coming back! $10 adults, $7 child Students enrolled in…

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SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION: Lawrence Dance Intensive

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to audition time. Registration for the Saturday, January 27 Scholarship Audition is now OPEN - click here to complete our online application form. Dancers seeking a merit scholarship should attend a scholarship audition or submit an audition via video link. Only partial scholarships will be awarded. A collaboration between the Lawrence Arts Center and the University of Kansas Department Of Theatre and Dance, this two-week ballet intensive provides dancers with world class instruction by accomplished…

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Free State Festival Film Screening: Big Sonia

January 27 @ 4:00 pm

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Lawrence Arts Center’s Free State Festival presents a screening of the new documentary, Big Sonia. In the last store in a defunct shopping mall in Kansas City, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski – great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor – runs the tailor shop she’s owned for more than 30 years. But when she’s served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to resist her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to…

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February 2018

940 Live: An Evening of New World Music with Roots in Geometry

February 2 @ 7:30 pm

$15 Adult/$12 Senior/$10 Student Join us for an exciting evening of New World Music that has deep roots in Geometry! Featuring the best musicians of the region, this concert will include new world music arrangements recently set for violin and clarinet. Purnaprajna Bangere on Violin, Amit Kavthekar on Tabla, Bob Walzel on Clarinet, and Brandon Draper on percussion team up to play deeply interactive music that encompasses sounds from Indian classical and western classical music, combined with blues and jazz.…

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Story Slam. Real stories, live & uncensored.

February 9 @ 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). Slam Themes: February 9: Exhausted March 9: Karma April 6: Culture Shock May 11: Grand Slam

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The Wizard of Oz

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - March 4 @ 3:00 pm

Click here for cast list! February 22, 23, 24 & March 1, 2, 3 | 7:30pm February 25 & March 4 | 3pm $25 Adult/$18 Senior/$12 Student The Lawrence Arts Center is delighted to announce L. Frank Baum's wonderful WIZARD OF OZ will be presented this coming spring! Join us for a new twist on this classic musical, re-imagined in an exciting new design, 1920’s style. A local production with lots of heart, it will be a wondrous evening of…

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March 2018

Story Slam. Real stories, live & uncensored.

March 9 @ 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). Slam Themes: March 9: Karma April 6: Culture Shock May 11: Grand Slam

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A Double Feature Dance Experience: Cinderella & The Lorax

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - March 10 @ 7:00 pm

March 09 |  7 pm March 10 |  2 pm & 7 pm $15 adult/$12 senior/$10 youth (Show runs approximately 90 minutes, including intermission) The School of Dance presents two transformative stories told through dance. This year’s spring ballet is the classical story of Cinderella directed by the Arts Center’s own Paige Comparato. Music composed by Sergei Prokofiev, this production is full of beauty and humor. This year’s modern feature, The Lorax, "who speaks for the trees," is a famed fable…

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