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A Look Inside: The Wizard Of Oz Cast List and Our 1920’s Theme

We are incredibly thrilled that so many community members joined us for The Wizard of Oz auditions this past weekend at the Lawrence Arts Center. Congratulations to everyone in our cast! We are welcoming 104 performers from around the area to help bring our production to life. We are also excited to welcome a professional … Continued


Summer Youth Theatre 2018 Show Announcement!

Summer Youth Theatre is a performance-based theatre art program for 1st-12th graders.  Professional directors, choreographers, musicians, and theatre technicians work with youth to produce high quality shows performed for enthusiastic, often sold-out audiences.  Most importantly, SYT youth have fun, make new friends, and create memories that last a lifetime! Check below for show titles and … Continued


Video: Art Heals Testimonial – Sadie

You’ve seen actress Sadie Barbee in the Summer Youth Theatre production of Avenue Q, Mary Baker’s Black Box Cabaret, and the recent holiday show, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She also works behind the scenes in the performing arts department, helping in everything from technical theatre to the youth performance company, Play 12. But what you … Continued



Video: The Masks of The Nutcracker

We went behind the scenes of this year’s production of The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet to learn more about the showstopping masks that bring the Nutcracker Prince, the Mouse Queen, and a small army of mouse soldiers to life. Artist Kent Smith captures the magic of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic by sculpting three dimensional masks that … Continued


Auditions for The Wizard of Oz!

Calling Actors, Singers, and Dancers ages 8 and up! The Lawrence Arts Center is delighted to announce that L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz will be presented this coming spring! Join us for a totally new twist on this classic musical, reimagined in an exciting new design, 1920’s style. A local production with lots of heart, this … Continued



Auditions for Dot!

The Lawrence Arts Center is seeking movers, dancers, and performers ages 18+ who are interested in creating an original performance for very young children ages 2-5!   What if we danced the way children draw? Performers in Dot will explore how children move their bodies when they create art and then develop a performance directly inspired by … Continued


Fierce Elements Dance Co. Showcase!

December 19, Mainstage Theater Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7:00pm Check out Fierce Elements Dance Co.’s debut showcase, the first ever all Hip-Hop program presented by the School of Dance! Company members will show their moves in an inspiring and rousing performance by both the Youth and Teen Troupes, led by Artistic Director Rauly … Continued


Winter/Spring 2018 Season Announcement

We are incredibly excited to announce our Winter/Spring 2018 season of music, theatre, and dance performances at the Lawrence Arts Center. We will be working with youth and adult actors, non-professional and professional dancers, and musicians to bring our next season to life. Mark your calendars and stay tuned to purchase tickets!   Story Slam        … Continued