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April 12, 2014
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Lied Center of Kansas

The Cashore Marionette: Life in Motion

Start: April 12, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Lied Center of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-2787
Address:
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: Adult $21/ Student or Youth $10

Rarely has life been imitated with such precision or with such pathos. Joseph Cashore’s hand-built marionettes replicate stunning effects, like toes wiggling from the hole in a shoe and a mother holding her squirming newborn. Set to recorded music by Beethoven, Strauss and Copland, each scene is powerful, surprising and one-of-a-kind.

April 12, 2014
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Lied Center of Kansas

The Cashore Marionettes: Simple Gifts

Start: April 12, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Lied Center of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-2787
Address:
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: Adult $21/ Student or Youth $10

Each vignette is simple and yet, you forget the characters are fabrications, stitched together by a supremely gifted puppet-master. From the performance of the grand old violinist Maestro Zelinka to Johnny Lobotomy’s heavy metal rock guitar frets, each marionette offers a moment to be treasured.

April 11, 2014
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Lied Center of Kansas

The Cashore Marionettes: Simple Gifts

Start: April 11, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Lied Center of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-2787
Address:
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: Adult $21/ Student or Youth $10

Each vignette is simple and yet, you forget the characters are fabrications, stitched together by a supremely gifted puppet-master. From the performance of the grand old violinist Maestro Zelinka to Johnny Lobotomy’s heavy metal rock guitar frets, each marionette offers a moment to be treasured.

April 3, 2014
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Lied Center of Kansas

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical

Start: April 3, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Lied Center of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-2787
Address:
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: Adult $26 Student & Youth $13

You will be doubled over laughing as Broadway’s Next H!T Musical presents the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit-song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. The audience votes for its favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full-blown improvised musical — complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue and plot twists galore.

The show is under the direction of improv veterans Rob Schiffman and Deb Rabbai. TheaterWeek hailed Broadway’s Next H!T Musical as “brilliant” and The New York Post called it “remarkable.” The show has been seen recently at The Triad, Tribeca Film Festival, and at the New York Musical Theater Festival, among many others.

February 12, 2014
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Lied Center of Kansas

The Addams Family

Start: February 12, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Lied Center of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-2787
Address:
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: Adult $40-$49 Student & Youth $20-$25

The weird and wonderful family we all love comes to devilishly delightful life in The Addams Family. You won’t want to miss this story. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

The musical has been on tour all through the United States, is currently in Brazil and Australia and will be visiting more countries soon to be announced.

November 22, 2013
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Lawrence Arts Center

Loaded for Bear 4: Ad Astra Per Ursa

Start: November 22, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: Lawrence Arts Center
Phone: (785) 843-2787
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940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: $9

Loaded for Bear IV: Ad Astra Per Ursa – a comedy show for those who like grammatically incorrect Latin ‘jokes’ and think “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” could stand to lighten up a little bit. Brought to you by Lawrence’s Funniest People™, it’s a show for those who like comedy and the funny. At the LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER because CLASSY. 18 and over.

November 21, 2013
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Percolator Lawrence

The Power of Duff: Staged Reading

Start: November 21, 2013 7:30 pm
Venue: Percolator Lawrence
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913 Rhode Island, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: 0

The Power of Duff, by Stephen Belber. Staged reading directed by Laura Kirk with Chris Hayes, Maggie Parker, Davis DeRock, Mike Anderson, Danny Devlin, Christoph Nevins, Caiel J. Noble.

About the play: “When burnt-out local TV newscaster Charlie Duff suddenly begins offering a prayer at the end of his nightly broadcasts, he instantly becomes a popular and controversial figure to an expanding audience. But even as his prayers inspire millions, Charlie struggles with his own beliefs and his inability to connect with his estranged son.”

November 14, 2013
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Lied Center of Kansas

Memphis

Start: November 14, 2013 7:30 pm
Venue: Lied Center of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-2787
Address:
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: Adult $40-$51 Student & Youth $20-$26

TURN UP THAT DIAL … From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot, new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio D.J. who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves — filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. MEMPHIS is the winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The show’s Tony Award-winning original score features music by Bon Jovi’s founding member and keyboardist David Bryan and lyrics by Bryan and Joe DiPietro. Get ready to experience Broadway’s most exciting new destination.

The story is loosely based on D.J. Dewey Phillips

November 9, 2013
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Lied Center of Kansas

Red, Black & GREEN

Start: November 9, 2013 7:30 pm
Venue: Lied Center of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-2787
Address:
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: Adult $21-$24 Student & Youth $11-$12

red, black & GREEN: a blues is a visceral, interactive and moving work that employs spoken-word poetry, storytelling, music, dance and movement to bring the stories and voices of black America into the center of a conversation about race, class, culture and the environment.

In performances ranging from deeply sad to hilariously funny, new and inspiring definitions of sustainability emerge from tales of survival and the complex beauty and struggle of human interdependence. We visit four seasons and four cities in a quest to understand the challenges of “browning the green movement.” The four cast members lead us through urban realities as they unfold in shotgun houses, subway cars, park benches and father-son conversations. This poignant line from the script sums up the issues explored in the production:

“I ask a mother about environment, and she tells me of guns, of emotionally disabled boys whose green movement consists of recycling the sorry narrative of black-on-black crime.”

October 25, 2013
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Lied Center of Kansas

Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight

Start: October 25, 2013 7:30 pm
Venue: Lied Center of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-2787
Address:
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: Adult $35-$44 Student & Youth $17-$22

In Mark Twain Tonight!, Tony and Emmy Award-winning Hal Holbrook brings the famous author to life in an often comic, dramatic recitation of his writings. Holbrook began performing as Twain in 1954. In 1966, his second New York engagement won a Tony Award and a Drama Critics’ Circle Award followed by a CBS television special.

It all began as an honor’s project, focusing on Mark Twain at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. It has since turned into a beloved stage performance. Holbrook continues to perfect this performance, drawing upon his vast experience on the stage and screen. He has no set program — he chooses material as he goes along. There is an emphasis on Twain’s comedic material, and Holbrook always includes an excerpt from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Holbrook has since written two books about playing Mark Twain, the first was in 1968, entitled Mark Twain Tonight! An Actor’s Portrait and the second in 2011, titled Harold: The Boy Who Became Mark Twain.

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