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The Big One-Oh! (Video on Demand)

Douglas County Fairgrounds 2120 Harper St, Lawrence

Watch from home with video on demand! In this new “Zoomsical,” Charley Maplewood has never been one for parties – that would require friends, which he doesn’t have. Well, unless you count his monster friends, but they’re only imaginary. But now that he’s turning 10—the big one-oh—he decides to throw a birthday party for himself, … [more]

Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! Jr.

South Park 1198 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS

Join us for our kick-off show of the season! A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage! Based on the 1970s cartoon, this fast-paced musical teaches lessons with clever, catchy tunes. The story follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is worried about his first day of teaching. Sunday, June 20 | 10am & … [more]

Auditions for the Theatre and Dance for the Very Young 2021-2022 Season

The Theatre and Dance for the Very Young program is seeking movers, dancers, musicians, and performers ages 16+ who are interested in creating original performances for very young children ages 0-6! All performers are compensated. We are holding auditions for one upcoming performance: Over, Under, All Around: a playground performance for 2-6-year-olds. This is an … [more]

June: Create, Devise, LIVE!

South Park 1198 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS

Student actors will work as an ensemble to devise their own characters and build a unique storyline. This fast-paced, creativity-driven process will result in the premiere of an original, devised play. Performed by SYT’s Senior 8th-12th graders. Directed by Sadie Barbee Weather Alert!  Due to inclement weather, we’re moving SYT Senior: Devise, Create, LIVE! to … [more]

Little Shop of Horrors

South Park 1198 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS

Floral assistant Seymour stumbles across a new species of plant, “Audrey II’,’ that has a taste for the unusual—blood! Seymour’s new carnivorous friend promises him fame and fortune, but will he see through it all and stop Audrey II’s plan for global domination? Performed by SYT’s Senior 8th-12th graders July 24 | 10am & 7pm … [more]

July: Create, Devise, LIVE!

South Park 1198 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS

Student actors will work as an ensemble to devise their own characters and build a unique storyline. This fast-paced, creativity-driven process will result in the premiere of an original, devised play. Performed by SYT’s Novice/Jr. 4th-8th graders July 31 | 7pm August 1 Rain Date Directed by Leah Towle Join us for Summer Youth Theatre … [more]

Submit a Proposal for the Theatre & Dance for the Very Young Virtual Conference

Lawrence Arts Center — Virtual Lawrence, KS

Submitting a Proposal  The Theatre and Dance for the Very Young Virtual Conference is open to a variety of proposal topics and styles focusing on Theatre and Dance for the Very Young performances, the early childhood classroom, and any research pertaining to the very young experience. We welcome applications from artists, educators, performers, directors, visual … [more]

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Over, Under, All Around: A Playground Performance for 2-6 Year Olds

Ballard Center 708 Elm St, Lawrence, KS

Welcome to Over, Under, All Around, an interactive playground performance for very young children and their families that investigates how our wild imaginations can transform a playground into anything! Are swings actually rocket ships? What creatures like to live inside slides? Are monkey bars made out of bananas? We will explore these questions (and more!) … [more]

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Music Man, Concert Version (11am & 5pm Performances)

South Park 1198 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS

In partnership with the Lawrence City Band, the Lawrence Arts Center presents The Music Man, Concert Version with a full 17-piece orchestra.  Enjoy this classic production, performed by a full cast of students, community members, and professionals.  This special concert version centers on familiar show tunes with lots of heart.  Don’t miss a production that … [more]

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