Upcoming Events

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09

Sun

07:30

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Byrds Co-Founders Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman together again along with country all-star, Marty Stuart and his amazing band!
Don’t miss out on this exciting once-in-a-lifetime-event! Service fees apply whether you purchase in person, by phone or via the website.

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14

Fri

08:00

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Gillian Welch returns to Kansas City on September 14th! Gillian is known for her award-winning vocals performing roots and Americana music.

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17

Mon

09:00

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SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is the sexiest, smartest, geekiest, and most fun definitive pop-culture burlesque show! Featuring none other than SuicideGirls themselves, the show has been performed hundreds of times, delighted millions of fans in over six countries, and has been touring since 2003!

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19

Wed

09:00

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Your favorite drag stars return with a fierce new show for 2018 in The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour! Now featuring the top 4 queens from Season 10!

Service fees apply online, by phone & in person for this event.

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21

Fri

08:00

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Join the cast of Late Night Theatre for their annual fundraiser at the Folly Theater as they celebrate the “Las Vegas Legends”!

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22

Sat

07:00

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American soprano Alyson Cambridge is one of the most diverse and compelling vocal artists on the scene today. She is hailed by critics as “radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling, and artistically imaginative” (The Washington Post) and is praised for her “powerful, clear voice” (The New York Times) and “revelatory, sensual, smoky readings” (Opera News). In addition, Ms. Cambridge will give a special performance as part of the Harriman-Jewell Series’ gala, Prelude 2018, on Monday, September 24. Ms. Cambridge will be joined by pianist Sean Rogers for the concert and the gala performance.

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- Sep -

27

Thu

08:00

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The iconic Ramsey Lewis opens the Folly Theater’s 36th season of the Folly Jazz Series. After “trying out retirement”, Lewis was bored and wanted to get back to performing. Join us in welcoming him and the Urban Knights to the Folly Theater for our season kick-off concert! Lewis is best known as an icon in the contemporary jazz scene, performing on the piano for over 50 years with cross over into the pop & R&B charts.

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- Oct -

11

Thu

08:00

PM

The ‘Sad Clown with the Golden Voice’ is here with his heartfelt anthems and a suitcase full of Kleenex!  This Pity Party is not all sadness and longing. The show is peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humor with the awkward, tender moments.

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- Oct -

12

Fri

08:00

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Guitar master, Larry Carlton and his quintet will bring their unique, genre-crossing sound to the Folly Theater on October 12th at 8 PM.

JazzTalk with Joel Nichols at 7 PM.

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- Nov -

02

Fri

07:30

PM

​“Few musicians match Ólafsson for creative flair”
-BBC Music Magazine

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- Nov -

07

Wed

09:45

AM

Ms. Greer’s classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. Ada Twist’s curiosity can drive her teacher crazy.

Reservations available now | Individual tickets available online now. Groups of 10 or more please call the box office 816-474-4444

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- Nov -

07

Wed

11:30

AM

Ms. Greer’s classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. Ada Twist’s curiosity can drive her teacher crazy.

Reservations available now | Individual tickets available online now. Groups of 10 or more, please call the box office 816-474-4444

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- Nov -

13

Tue

09:45

AM

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud, and The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets.

Reservations available now | Individual tickets available online now. Groups of 10 or more, please call the box office 816-474-4444

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13

Tue

11:30

AM

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud, and The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets.

Reservations available now | Individual tickets available online now. Groups of 10 or more please call the box office 816-474-4444.

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- Nov -

15

Thu

07:30

PM

The Folly Theater Box office is not handling ticketing for this event. Tickets can be purchased ONLINE ONLY by clicking the buy tickets link below.

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- Dec -

06

Thu

07:30

PM

​“I have never heard period instruments played with such purity of tone, so reliably in tune. The small, precise, dramatically alert chorus breathed fire but also revealed a heartbreaking tenderness.”
-The Los Angeles Times

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- Dec -

10

Mon

07:30

PM

Be part of the holiday concert tradition of the season with Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman as he celebrates A Joyful Christmas at the Folly Theater.

Pre-Sale June 8th | On Sale July 25th

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- Dec -

13

Thu

07:30

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Whether she’s singing in one of the world’s top concert halls or performing for refugees in Greece, Prairie Village native Joyce DiDonato represents the best of the human spirit. The Harriman-Jewell Series is proud to bring our hometown heroine back–this time with one of today’s brightest stars, Yannick Nézet-Séquin, who will prove he plays the piano as superbly as he conducts.

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- Jan -

18

Fri

08:00

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The masters of jazz fusion, The Yellowjackets, are bringing their collective experience and unique sound to the Folly stage on January 18th! The band, originally formed in 1977 as the Robben Ford Group, have always stayed true to a growing sound that incorporated instruments to electric sound.

JazzTalk with Gerald Dunn at 7 PM.

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25

Fri

07:30

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​“Fierce and passionate”
-Classical Reissue Review

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29

Tue

09:45

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A wonderful introduction to the life and work of one of America’s most influential men, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This show is perfect for younger audiences and serves to introduce students to major concepts of Black History like freedom, integration, and equality.

All tickets are $6.

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29

Tue

11:30

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A wonderful introduction to the life and work of one of America’s most influential men, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This show is perfect for younger audiences and serves to introduce students to major concepts of Black History like freedom, integration, and equality.

All tickets are $6.

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- Feb -

15

Fri

08:00

PM

The long-awaited Mystery Spotlight Artist is Kandace Springs! The 27-year-old, Nashville born singer, songwriter, and pianist will bring her blues, pop, R&B, and jazz crossover to the Folly Stage.

JazzTalk with Julia Haile at 7 PM.

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- Feb -

16

Sat

07:30

PM

Jonathan Biss No Categories

Jonathan Biss will surely take his place among the greats if he continues on this exalted plane. – BBC Music Magazine

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02

Sat

07:30

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Founded in 1958 by Sir Neville Marriner, the London-based Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is recognized as one of the world’s greatest chamber orchestras. Pianist Jeremy Denk, winner of a MacArthur Fellowship and one of the finest pianists of his generation, will join the Academy from the keyboard. The planned program includes captivating works by Mozart, Britten, Haydn, Albinoni, and more.

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