Performing Arts this February: Women, Storytelling, and Wintry Magic

The Vagina Monologues: Liberated Sisters is here!

The Vagina Monologues: Liberated Sisters is a performance that tells the stories of women: white, black, trans, Native American, East Asian, and others. Join the cast (featured above) February 13-15 to experience excerpts from Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues plus original music, dance, and monologues inspired by local women. Sparking many movements across the globe, Eve Ensler’s work continues to activate change by confronting the silence surrounding vaginas and sexuality as well as creating spaces for marginalized voices to share their stories. Through the arts’ transformative power, this performance will revolutionize people’s perspectives of what they know women to be.

This production features original writing by Sadie Barbee, original music by Kirsten Paludan, and original dance choreography by Alex Olson. Join us for a post-show talkback featuring director Sadie Barbee following the performance on Thursday, January 13th!


Story Slam Continues!

Our Story Slam series continues on Friday, February 7th with the theme “Thrill.” Live music begins at 7 pm and the slam starts at 7:30 pm. Never the same story, or evening, twice.


Join us for the magic of The Snow Queen!

Join us February 21-22 and 28-29 for a brand new collaboration between Performing Arts & the School of Dance as the Lawrence Arts Center revives the history and inspiring story of The Snow Queen through dance, song, and live orchestration. Based on the same Hans Christian Andersen story that inspired the hit Disney movie, Frozen, the story centers on the struggle between good and evil as taken on by young heroine, Gerda. Weaving together dramatic and comic scenes and dances performed by an 12-piece orchestra, Gerda embarks on a quest to save her playmate, braving sorceresses, robbers, and the Snow Queen in order to rekindle Kai’s inner flame of kindness. The production features a cast of 145 actors, dancers, and singers of all ages.