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The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet

Lawrence Arts Center and Online 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

It’s back! Experience the sensation and charm of the Lawrence Arts Center’s original production. A winter family favorite, this ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s original story and set in Kansas during the civil war.  Witness the magic and wonder of this story as Drosselmeyer and Clara defeat the Mouse King and liberate the Nutcracker … [more]

$30

GUEST PRODUCTION: The Holiday Show, Concert Experience

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS

This concert, headlined by Ernesto Hodison Jr., is the second and final installment of The Holiday Show, a collaborative multimedia experience of live music and art put on by fifteen Lawrence and Kansas City area performers and creators.

$17

Windswept Glory, Music & Images from the Heart of Kansas

Celebrate the State of Kansas on her 161st birthday with powerful live classical music, local poetry, and severe weather photography straight from the heartland in this brand new interdisciplinary production, Windswept Glory. The bold combination of Brian J. Nelson’s new composition for The Lyric Arts Trio, Poet-Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg’s poetry, and the severe-weather photography … [more]

Lawrence Love Letters

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage and Virtual 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

Lawrence Love Letters is a performance and storytelling project centered on stories of love in our community that asks the following questions, "What does love look like? What does love sound like? What does love smell like? What does love feel like? What does love taste like?" We will explore these questions in a performance … [more]

Threads, Weaving the Tapestry of Lawrence Freedom

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage and Virtual 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

Join Ric Averill in creating a family history of who founded or found Lawrence. Lawrence’s good, bad, and sometimes ugly relationship to abolition and the founding of our Free State is explored as we play out stories from prehistory to the here and now. Sound ambitious? Alternately comically absurd and deadly serious, actors will breathe … [more]

School of Dance presents The Sleeping Beauty

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage and Virtual 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

Based on the classic French fairytale by Charles Perrault and set to the beautiful musical score by Tchaikovsky, The Sleeping Beauty ballet returns to the Arts Center main stage. Join us as Princess Aurora is cursed by an evil fairy and doomed to sleep for a hundred years. Safeguarded by the Lilac Fairy, the princess … [more]

Tristian Griffin Dance Company presents The Bridge

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage and Virtual 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

Choreographers John Malashock and Tristian Griffin interweave their experiences, perspectives, and choreographic styles to form a cohesive but contrasting artistic narrative through original dance and music. Equally sharing the conception and creation of The Bridge, this work has been set on members of both Malashock Dance (San Diego) and Tristian Griffin Dance Company (Kansas City). … [more]

Mary Baker & Friends Cabaret

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage and Virtual 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

Mary Baker & Friends return with another gala main stage cabaret featuring songs from Broadway, movies, and more. More than 100 performers have sung more than 750 songs in the 48 shows this group has presented since March of 2001. In-Person & Livestream

Lawrence Ballet Theatre’s Annual Spring Concert

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage and Virtual 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

Lawrence Ballet Theatre returns to perform live on the Arts Center mainstage!  Showcasing 29 company members, LBT will present original choreographies by Jerel Hilding, Kristopher Estes-Brown and Shannon Pickett. Bringing the concert to a close will be the restaging of the remarkable and delightful Les Patineurs, choreography by Frederick Ashton and music by Giacomo Meyerbeer. … [more]