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Performing Arts this January!

Hello and Happy January! Check out what’s coming up in the new year!   We’re calling all actors, singers, and dancers ages 8 and up to audition for Oliver! on January 5th. After running away from the orphanage run by the heartless Mr. Bumble, Oliver meets the Artful Dodger and is recruited to pick pockets for … Continued


2019 Summer Youth Theatre Camps

Welcome to our 2019 Summer Youth Theatre Camp Schedule! Read below for new SYT opportunities, grade guidelines, and camp information.   SYT LITTLES PROGRAM:  PreK-K Creative Play Classes Join us for a Summer Youth Theatre experience for our youngest performers. Using their wildest imaginations, students will create a performance through play and dramatic exploration. A sharing … Continued


AUDITIONS 2019 Summer Youth Theatre

Welcome to our 2019 Summer Youth Theatre Audition Page!  Read below for audition information, grade guidelines, and date specifics.   How does the SYT program work by grade? 4th graders can choose between participating in the 1st-4th grade camps or the 4th-6th program.  Click HERE for more information about our PreK-K & 1st-4th Grade camps. … Continued


Sneak Peek: Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon is coming soon! We have been hard at work in the rehearsal room singing, dancing, and building characters to bring Margaret Wise Brown’s classic story to life this January. Tickets on sale now for January 24-27 performances.   Exciting Things to Know About This Production… Proceeds from ticket sales support the Arts Based … Continued


Lawrence Arts Center to restart Ukulele Orchestra program | UDK

By Wyatt Hall on December 6, 2018 When you think of an orchestra, you traditionally think of both wind and string-based classical instruments. The Lawrence Arts Center is shaking that up by bringing back a program in January called the Ukulele Orchestra. The Ukulele Orchestra is a 16-week class where five to 15 students will learn … Continued


A Day in the Life of a Nutcracker

You might think the life of a Nutcracker is an easy one. Nights filled with adoring fans ….   and days filled with relaxing activities…   But the role certainly has its ups and downs…   So, yesterday, when I felt I just might be starting to crack, I took a few deep breaths and … Continued


Video: Ernesto – Art is For Everyone

“It’s all about learning and educating and growing together. And that helped me grow and discover a side of myself as a performer that I didn’t know I had inside me.” – Ernesto Hodison You loved him in Wizard of Oz and Color Play, and starting this January, you won’t want to miss Ernesto Hodison … Continued



Thank You, Nutcracker Conductor Jeff Dearinger!

After more than fifteen years of arranging the uniquely Kansas music of the Arts Center’s take on The Nutcracker, conductor Jeff Dearinger has decided hang up his baton after this year’s run. His indelible contributions to this holiday favorite have been greatly admired and appreciated by creative collaborators and audience members alike. We took some … Continued