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March 8, 2013
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Lied Center of Kansas

MUMMENSCHANZ 40 Years

Start: March 8, 2013 7:30 pm
Venue: Lied Center of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-2787
Address:
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: $15 Student/Youth - $28 Adult

MUMMENSCHANZ entertains audiences with unique characters created out of everyday objects, such as wires, tubes, boxes and even toilet paper. Without dialogue, body language and movement are used to tell playful stories that transcend cultures and amuse the whole family. Founded in 1972, MUMMENSCHANZ became popular for its play with bizarre masks and forms, light, shadow and subtle choreography. For 40 years, it has been carrying away audiences all over the world with its unique artistic and creative style.

February 24, 2013
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Lawrence Arts Center

“One Wild and Precious Life”

Start: February 24, 2013 2:30 pm
Venue: Lawrence Arts Center
Phone: (785) 843-2787
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940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: free

The Jayhawk Initiative for Student Theatre is proud to present “One Wild and Precious Life” Feb. 22-24 at the Lawrence Arts Center.

In the last century, the average American life expectancy has increased by 30 years. Good news…right? Are you sure you want to live that long? What do you do with all that extra time?

This devised performance, born out of an honors capstone on the life course, seeks to answer those questions. Through adaptations of the short stories of Grace Paley, interviews with Lawrence seniors, and personal narrative, “One Wild and Precious Life” explores how art can help us reimagine the life course and make the best of our one wild and precious life.

February 23, 2013
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Lawrence Arts Center

“One Wild and Precious Life”

Start: February 23, 2013 7:30 pm
Venue: Lawrence Arts Center
Phone: (785) 843-2787
Address:
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940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: free

The Jayhawk Initiative for Student Theatre is proud to present “One Wild and Precious Life” Feb. 22-24 at the Lawrence Arts Center.

In the last century, the average American life expectancy has increased by 30 years. Good news…right? Are you sure you want to live that long? What do you do with all that extra time?

This devised performance, born out of an honors capstone on the life course, seeks to answer those questions. Through adaptations of the short stories of Grace Paley, interviews with Lawrence seniors, and personal narrative, “One Wild and Precious Life” explores how art can help us reimagine the life course and make the best of our one wild and precious life.

February 22, 2013
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Lawrence Arts Center

“One Wild and Precious Life”

Start: February 22, 2013 7:30 pm
Venue: Lawrence Arts Center
Phone: (785) 843-2787
Address:
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940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: free

The Jayhawk Initiative for Student Theatre is proud to present “One Wild and Precious Life” Feb. 22-24 at the Lawrence Arts Center.

In the last century, the average American life expectancy has increased by 30 years. Good news…right? Are you sure you want to live that long? What do you do with all that extra time?

This devised performance, born out of an honors capstone on the life course, seeks to answer those questions. Through adaptations of the short stories of Grace Paley, interviews with Lawrence seniors, and personal narrative, “One Wild and Precious Life” explores how art can help us reimagine the life course and make the best of our one wild and precious life.

February 19, 2013
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Lied Center of Kansas

West Side Story

Start: February 19, 2013 7:30 pm
Venue: Lied Center of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-2787
Address:
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: $24 Student/Youth - $46 Adult

More than fifty years ago one musical changed theatre forever. Now it’s back and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as one of the greatest love stories of all time and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as Something’s Coming, Tonight, America, I Feel Pretty and Somewhere.

February 7, 2013
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Lied Center of Kansas

Guru of Chai – Indian Ink Theatre Co.

Start: February 7, 2013 7:30 pm
Venue: Lied Center of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-2787
Address:
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: $17 Student/Youth - $32 Adult

Presented by the Indian Ink Theatre Company, Guru of Chai is ready to awaken us to the power of the divine. The cast consists of a musician and founding partner Jacob Rajan, who will portray 16 characters. Set in the central train station in Bangalore, India, a poor chaiwallah’s (tea seller) life is changed forever when a young girl is abandoned in the busy station and brings the place to a standstill with her beautiful singing. The cultural contradictions of India, with its iPhones and ancient gods, form the backdrop to this story about the dangers of keeping your soul locked in a cage.

About Indian Ink Company:
Founded in 1997, Indian Ink Theatre Company is one of New Zealand’s most successful theatre companies. Founding partners Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis, write and act in their productions with the help of musician and composer Dave Ward. Indian Ink has won three Production of the Year Awards, two Edinburgh Fringe First Awards and broken box office records with tours throughout New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Scotland.

December 12, 2012
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Lied Center of Kansas

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Start: December 12, 2012 7:30 pm
Venue: Lied Center of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-2787
Address:
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: $37 Student/Youth - $49 Adults

The Broadway musical for all generations, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, is coming to Lawrence. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has been performed on Broadway for more than 13 years and is one of its longest running musicals. Experience the romance and enchantment of the show at the Lied Center.

This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes and dazzling production numbers including Be Our Guest and the beloved title song. The story is of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

September 22, 2012
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Lied Center of Kansas

The Intergalactic Nemesis, Book 2: Robot Planet Rising

Start: September 22, 2012 7:30 pm
Venue: Lied Center of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-2787
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: $15 Student/Youth - $28 Adult

The year is 1933. When the robot emissary Elbee-Dee-Oh disappears in deep space, it’s up to Molly Sloan to rescue him. At that same time, and unbeknownst to her, her former fiance Dr. Lawrence Webster has arrived on Robonovia, the Cerebretron is malfunctioning, Timmy has only just begun to master his telekinetic powers, a sinister robot named Alphatron is up to something terribly nefarious and the Soviet spy Natasha Zorokov has followed Dr. Webster through the Galactascope. Will it all get sorted out or is there another, more evil, thread to this complex tapestry?

Onstage, three actors, one sound-effects artist and a pianist provide the voices, sounds and music for more than 1,250 hand-drawn, full-color, blow-your-mind comic book images as they are projected on a screen, telling the larger-than-life story. Also see Book 1: Target Earth at 3 p.m. Plan to join the performers between performances for the Out-Of-This-World Feast. Feast: $26/person.

September 22, 2012
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Lied Center of Kansas

The Intergalactic Nemesis, Book 1: Target Earth

Start: September 22, 2012 3:00 pm
Venue: Lied Center of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-2787
Address:
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: $15 Student/Youth - $28 Adult

The year is 1933. At the very moment that Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Molly Sloan and her intrepid assistant Timmy Mendez find their story on international pelt smuggling at a dead end, their contact is assassinated right before their eyes. Yes, Molly and Timmy have stumbled upon the story of the century: an impending invasion of sludge monsters from the planet Zygon.

Onstage, three actors, one sound-effects artist and a pianist provide the voices, sounds and music for more than 1,250 hand-drawn, full-color, blow-your-mind comic book images as they are projected on a screen, telling the larger-than-life story. Also see Book 2: Robot Planet Rising at 7:30 p.m. Plan to join the performers between performances for the Out-Of-This-World Feast. Feast: $26/person.

September 17, 2012
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Lied Center of Kansas

John Lithgow, Stories by Heart

Start: September 17, 2012 7:30 pm
Venue: Lied Center of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-2787
Address:
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: $24 Student/Youth - $46 Adult

In Stories by Heart, actor John Lithgow offers a touching and humorous reflection on storytelling as the tie that binds humanity. Invoking memories of his father and his grandmother, Lithgow traces his roots as an actor and storyteller, interspersing his own story with two great stories that were read to him and his siblings when they were children. In the first story, Lithgow portrays ten distinct, outrageous characters including a parrot. By contrast, the second story is a dark and comic look at Midwestern American implacability. Stories by Heart provides evidence of the power of storytelling, the magic of theatre and the talents of one of this generation’s greatest actors.

As an actor, Lithgow has done it all — beginning on the stage, he later moved to the big screen and television. He has been nominated for every major industry award and has won Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his work. Lithgow starred in TV’s 3rd Rock from the Sun, was featured as the voice of Lord Farquaad in Shrek and, more recently, guest-starred in Showtime’s Dexter.

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