We recognize and appreciate the great contributions that the Black community has made to the performing arts! We, as an organization, a staff, and board, recognize Juneteenth as a day to celebrate the ending of slavery in the United States and the contributions made by the Black community to American life and arts.
It’s with great pride that the Folly announces the recent award of the Silver Stevie for Small Non-Profit of Year!
Like most arts & nonprofit organizations in Kansas City, the months of July & August are a little slower on performances and events. In a continued effort to provide a work-life balance for our staff, we have specific summer hours that allow our staff to enjoy Fridays at home with their families and loved ones.
Carolanne Miljavac’s “She Laughs” Comedy Tour and Darren Knight’s Southern Momma will be rescheduling the July 10th and July 11th performances. The decision was made after closely considering the regulations and protocols that would’ve had to been made to comply with social distancing orders. The new dates are on October 2nd for Carolanne and October 3rd for Darren.
The Folly Theater stands in unity with the Black Lives Matter movement and protesters.
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here are several questions about the changes caused by the CARES Act. With input from other organizations, we have sourced & summarized the provisions that affected charitable giving for 2020 that are outlined in the CARES Act for Individual and Corporate Contributors.
The Folly, in support of the Stay-at-Home ordinance, will keep both the Folly Theater and its administrative offices closed through Friday, May 15th, with the hopes to reopen on Monday, May 18th.
Have you heard the news? We are excited to share that we have been selected to the TOP 5 for a chance to win a free Inspire Generosity marketing study from PROOF Positioning! This study will help us to pivot our marketing and communications during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond through personalized emotional research.
Jazz Guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli & Patriarch of the Marsalis family, Ellis Marsalis, passed away on April 1st, 2020. While we are sad for any upsets in the jazz world like this, these two hold a special place in our hearts. Both Bucky & Ellis have played at the Folly Theater as a part of the Folly Jazz series.