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July 2019

An Iliad, A One Man Show performed by SYT Director Daniel Bird Tobin

July 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Written by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare. Poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this modern-day retelling of Homer's classic. The setting is simple: the empty theater. The time is now: the present moment. The lone figure onstage is a storyteller — possibly Homer, possibly one of the many bards who followed in his footsteps. He is fated to tell this story throughout history. The original production, featuring Denis O’Hare, was…

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$3

SYT Novice: The Myth of Perseus

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, July 13  |   10AM, 11:15AM, & 1PM Directed by Rebecca O'Keefe Written by Ric Averill at Studio 720, at 720 E 9th St #8 Join Perseus, son of Danae and Zeus, on his heroic quests through Greek mythology and his epic battle with Medusa.

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SYT Junior: The Odyssey: By Thespis and the Peloponnesian Midwest Regional Third Place Chorus

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - July 20 @ 7:00 pm

July 18  |  7PM July 19  |  7PM July 20  |  3PM & 7PM Students $7.50/Adults $10 Directed by Daniel Bird Tobin Written by Will Averill Performed by SYT Junior: 6th-8th Graders The Peloponnesian Midwest Regional Chorus is tired of placing last in every competition with their ho-hum renditions of heroic myths. Enter Thespis with a risky idea to cure the Chorus's recitation-related woes: a full theatrical production!

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SYT Senior: Chicago

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - July 28 @ 7:00 pm

July 25  |  7PM July 26  |  7PM July 27  |  2PM & 7PM July 28  |  3PM Students $7.50/Adults $10 Recommended for ages 13 and up. This musical has mature themes. Directed by Amanda Pintore Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Performed by SYT Senior: 8th-12th Graders In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the American Dream: fame, fortune,…

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August 2019

FREE

Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation

August 6 @ 7:00 pm

A Free State Festival presentation With never-before-seen footage, this brand new documentary from PBS tells the story of the political and social upheaval leading to those three historic days when near disaster put the ideals of the counterculture to the test. Running time: 96 minutes Funding for this program is provided by Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit cultural organization that connects communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEaMka89dM4

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$8

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

August 16 @ 7:00 pm

A Free State Festival presentation Live performances and rare interviews with Jimi Hendrix from the 1970 Atlanta International Pop Festival, then hailed as the “Southern Woodstock.” Songs include: “Stone Free,” “Purple Haze,” “All Along The Watchtower,” “Foxy Lady,” and more. Running Time: 90 minutes PLEASE NOTE: Ticket price includes convenience fees and sales tax! Funding for this program is provided by Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit cultural organization that connects communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life. https://vimeo.com/311490783

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Mary Baker & Friends Broadway Cabaret

August 24 @ 7:30 pm

Adult $20  |  Senior $18  |  Student $12  |  Cabaret seating $20 Mary Baker & Friends return with another gala main stage cabaret featuring songs from Broadway and movie musicals old and new. The popular series was initiated in 2000. Since then, over 100 performers have sung nearly 750 songs in the forty-two shows the group has presented at venues in Lawrence, Ottawa, Baldwin City, and Vassar, KS. Cabaret seating is available! 

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$20

Songs of Hope & Despair II

August 31 @ 7:00 pm

Join us in a concert showcasing local musicians Eric Mardis, CS Luxem, María Elena Cuevas, Chad Bryan, Sky Smeed, Christena Graves Band, Joe Sears, Paul Schmidt, Mike MacFarland, Brandon Graves, and more! All Ages, 13+  Buy tickets to Songs of Hope and Despair II and The Band That Fell to Earth KC and save $5!  BUY A BUNDLE! PLEASE NOTE: Ticket price includes convenience fees and sales tax! Funding for this program is provided by Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit cultural…

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September 2019

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Story Slam | Journey/Destination

September 13 @ 7:00 pm

Real stories, live & uncensored. Stories told live, MOTH–style, with a new theme the second Friday of each month. Never the same story, or evening, twice. Live music by Hello Biplane (Braden Young & Spencer Goertz-Giffen) & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30 pm. Cocktails throughout. The Second Friday of every month, September to May (except December). Jody Johnson will be hosting.  If you've got a 6 - 8 minute long, true, personal story to tell related to this theme, please come to…

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