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It’s Alive! Meet Frankenstein Lighting Designer Brandon Jenkins

Meet Lighting Designer Brandon Jenkins   Even though Halloween is my least favorite holiday, I felt I had to celebrate in some way to avoid becoming a total scrooge. Luckily, the Lawrence Art Center let me join in on their festivities with Ric Averill’s adaptation of the original Mary Shelley horror story, Frankenstein. I was … Continued

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Billy Elliot Auditions!

Calling all actors, dancers, and signers ages 8-adults! BILLY ELLIOT AUDITIONS: December 19th & 20th and January 4th & 5th Monday, December 19th 6PM:  8-12 years old 7PM:  13-15 years old 8pm:  16-Adult Tuesday, December 20th 6PM:  Additional Auditions Monday, January 4th 6PM:  8-12 years old 7PM:  13-15 years old 8pm:  16-Adult Tuesday, January 5th … Continued


HANG12 Celebration Show

Lawrence’s youth curatorial board, HANG12, produces, curates, and installs monthly Final Friday shows at local galleries in partnership with community artists. HANG12 has put on twenty shows in twenty months, a staggering amount of time, commitment, and sheer love of process. Come celebrate our success at the Percolator.  HANG12 has carved a large paneled relief … Continued


Barry Crimmins Comedy Special Available for Download

When Louis C.K. asked Free State Festival guest Barry Crimmins where he wanted to film his comedy special, Barry chose our very own main stage as his back drop and the people of Lawrence, KS as his audience. On June 4, he performed two sold out shows that were beautifully filmed by Louis C.K.’s production company, … Continued


Featured Artist: Vanessa German

Vanessa German is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist based in the Homewood community of Pittsburgh, PA and her work can now be seen in the exhibition, Platform, currently on display in the Lawrence Arts Center large gallery. Join her on November 2 for an INSIGHT Art Talk and performance at 7pm.   The third of five … Continued


Monster Make-up Dazzles the Stage

What goes into transforming charming actor Christoph Cording into Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s freakish creation? Nearly 2 hours of make-up! Talented scenic designer Tammy Keiser not only creates a hauntingly beautiful laboratory for our newest 940 family theatre production but also provides intricate special effects make-up for the steam punk/ victorian influenced cast. Check out this time lapse video of … Continued

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Nov. 22-27: Thanksgiving Break at the School of Dance

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the School of Dance will not hold classes from Tuesday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 27th. School of Dance classes will resume as scheduled on Monday, November 28th. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Choreographing for the Camera Master Class with Tori Lawrence

Choreographing for the Camera Saturday, November 19, 4:00-6:00pm $30.00 ($24.00 Member Price) This Fall, the dance program is thrilled to have Tori Lawrence + Co. in our studios as they prepare for a main stage performance on November 4-5th. Following the performance, Tori Lawrence will offer a Master Class in choreographing for the camera, open to … Continued

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November 14-19: Second Parent/Teacher Discussion Week in the School of Dance

The School of Dance would like to welcome parents and guardians to this semester’s first Parent/Teacher Discussion Week this month, Nov. 14-19. Parent/Teacher Discussion Week is an opportunity for instructors to discuss what students are learning, provide information about upcoming events, and to answer any questions face to face. Parents/Guardians will be invited into the studio … Continued