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The Wizard of Oz

October 12-21, 2018
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The much anticipated world premiere by Septime Webre, the creator of Alice (in wonderland), will take audiences on a fantastical journey to the Emerald City. Filled with all the familiarity of the classic story – Dorothy and Toto swept to Oz join up with three unlikely heroes to see the Wizard, their triumph over the Wicked Witch, and the quest to return home – yet realized with a bold, new spectacle of music, costumes, sets, projections and special effects. This is the must-see family event of the season.

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KCYB Fall Performance
Pharaoh’s Daughter

November 2-4, 2018
Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater | Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity

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THE Nutcracker

November 30-December 23, 2018
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Last year, Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker awed Kennedy Center audiences in Washington, D.C., and hailed as “positively oozing charm” by The Washington Post, and is “especially lovely with its bright, fresh décor.” The classic, Victorian-era story by E.T.A. Hoffman featuring Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Dr. Drosselmeier and the Sugar Plum Fairy is a magical theatrical experience wrapped with exquisite costumes, grand sets and captivating choreography. Let your wonder ignite and feel the glimmer once more as your childhood dreams return and inspire you to IMAGINE AGAIN.

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Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball

December 1, 2018
Muehlebach Tower | Marriott Downtown

 

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The Nutcracker
A Sensory-friendly Performance

6 p.m., December 12, 2018
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

 

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DANCE SPEAKS

Lady of the Camellias
January 30, 2019
5:30-6:00 PM | Company Open Rehearsal
6:00-7:00 PM | Panel Discussion
Frost Studio Theater | Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity

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Lady of the Camellias

February 15-24, 2019
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Armand, a young countryman meets the ravishing courtesan Marguerite in a chance meeting that leads to a passionate, but doomed love. Val Caniparoli’s popular adaptation of this classic story is set to the romantic score by Frédéric Chopin, and deftly depicts the moving story of beauty, extravagance, jealousy, deception and heartbreak. Alexandre Dumas’ tragic love story has inspired many adaptations, including Greta Garbo’s Camille and Baz Luhrman’s Moulin Rouge!, but none more popular than Verdi’s opera La Traviata.

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DANCE SPEAKS

New Moves
March 20, 2019
6:30-7:30 PM | Panel Discussion
Hilliard Gallery | 1820 McGee St.

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nEW mOVES

March 28-31, 2019
Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater | Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity

New Moves, one of Kansas City Ballet’s most popular performances, showcases contemporary ballet in an intimate setting. This limited-run production gives audiences a chance to see tomorrow’s sought after choreographers today! It is a very up close and visceral experience for audience and dancer alike. Come see our Kansas City Ballet artists and emerging choreographers discover bold new ways of expression and feel the athleticism, beauty, power and passion of never before seen dance creations!

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DANCE SPEAKS

Ballets by Tharp, Parsons, and Forsythe
May 1, 2019
5:30-6:00 PM | Company Open Rehearsal
6:00-7:00 PM | Panel Discussion
Frost Studio Theater | Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity

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THARP / PARSONS / FORSYTHE

May 10-19, 2019
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

This is Kansas City Ballet’s must-see dance event of the season with the works of three of America’s most recognized and acclaimed choreographers brought together on stage at the Kauffman Center! Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room is a tour-de-force of athleticism, built on a pulsating score by Phillip Glass. William Forsythe’s contemporary masterpiece, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, is a high-voltage thrill ride that changed dance forever and became one of Forsythe’s signature works. Kansas City native, David Parsons founded Parsons Dance and quickly was hailed as a master of contemporary dance. He returns to KC with a world premiere ballet just for you.

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