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Willy Wonka Photo Gallery

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka opens tonight and your golden ticket awaits! Whether you’re as salty as Veruca, as plugged in as Mike TeaVee, or just as simply sweet as Charlie Bucket, the vivid characters in this musical production are guaranteed to capture your imagination. So, bring the whole family and a handful of snozberries, because … [more]


Cast of Willy Wonka

Performing Arts this October: Candy, Ghosts, and Performances Abound!

Check out the fantastical offerings for all ages this October!   Our Story Slam series continues on Friday, October 4th with the theme “Adventures in Kansas.” Live music by Jonathan Fleig begins at 7pm and the slam starts at 7:30pm. Never the same story, or evening, twice.   Join us on October 5th for a second weekend … [more]


Children and adults play in a sandbox of soil and flowers. A large tent is lit with bright colors.

Spill, Squish, Crunch Photo Gallery

This past Saturday, the lower level of the Arts Center was teeming with young explorers and their caregivers! Fruit was tasted, hands squished through foam and dirt, colors splashed down slides, and new friends were made as the under six set guided their curious adults through a landscape of discovery… Check out the photo gallery … [more]


VIDEO: The Band That Fell to Earth KC, A Tribute to David Bowie

Put on your red shoes, because the music of David Bowie is coming to the Arts Center on September 21. Check out this video promo for the Band That Fell to Earth KC and get your tickets to the show!  Powered by 13 of Kansas City’s most prominent rock, blues, jazz and folk musicians, The … [more]


Fall 2019 Season Slider, includes all the events happening this fall at the LAC

Performing Arts this September: Our Fall Season!

Fall is here and we have the first part of our season to share with you!   Story Slam                                                                          … [more]


VIDEO: Hope & Despair II Concert Promo

The Nine Forty LIVE concert series returns on August 31 for Hope & Despair II, a showcase of local musicians performing original work inspired by themes related to Woodstock. This live music event is in conjunction with Back to the Garden, the Woodstock 50th Anniversary group photography show now on display in the galleries. Check … [more]


Photo Gallery: SYT’s Chicago

Get your jazz hands ready, SYT’s Chicago performs July 25th-28th and tickets are on sale now!  “This is one of those musicals that takes you song by song through the narrative. There are 14 major singing numbers, but there are also dance numbers with no singing. We have a fun tap number and a fast-paced … [more]


The Willy Wonka Cast List is Here!

Congratulations to all who auditioned for our fall production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka! We can’t wait to open the chocolate factory with all of you music makers and dreamers of dreams… Click here to view the cast list!


The Odyssey Photo Gallery

Summer Youth Theatre presents The Odyssey: by Thespis and the Peloponnesian Midwest Regional Third Place Chorus July 18-20. Enjoy this photo gallery from dress rehearsal and get your tickets now for this hilarious and educational show! For more photos, visit us on facebook.  


Performing Arts this July: So Many Shows and One Big Audition!

Hello and Happy July!  We are only halfway through our fantastic Summer Youth Theatre season. Our theme this summer is Claim Your Power and we invite you to stop by this month and see what we’ve been up to!   First up in July is SYT Novice: The Myth of Perseus with performances on one day only … [more]