Upcoming Events

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Late Night Theatre is taking over the Folly for another one night only event: Die Nacht der Nachte, The Night of Nights! This celebration of 1930’s Berlin cabaret clubs is sure to excite! Not to be missed, get your tickets now!

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10

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“Perhaps the most pleasant surprise was how much McGuinn hasn’t changed.  His voice sounds the same and hisguitar prowess is stunning.  …. the guitar work was simply mind blowing…” – Rolling Stone

“With a standing ovation he came back for an encore – “I’ll Probably Feel A Whole Lot Better When You’re Gone.” That did not describe the audience  reaction however – who, like me, definitely felt a whole lot better for having the opportunity to hear Roger McGuinn, who – as  Dylan said so well – ‘knew what to do with it’.”  -Folkworks.org  

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23

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The Escher String Quartet has received acclaim for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. NPR describes Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux as, “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation,” and Gramophone magazine puts him “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists.” “They hold the listener spellbound from first bar to last.” – BBC Music Magazine

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24

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This ensemble of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical soloists, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is composed of 18 alumni of the renowned Sphinx Competition who act as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences. Of the group’s Carnegie Hall debut, the New York Times praised Sphinx Virtuosi as “first-rate in every way.”

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29

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CIRCULAR(Kansas City premiere)
STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS (Kansas City premiere)
SKETCHES OF FLAME (Kansas City premiere)

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30

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Call 816.471.6003 to purchase your tickets today. (Gala tickets are sold strictly thru the Ailey office)

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01

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CIRCULAR
STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS
SKETCHES OF FLAME

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- Oct -

01

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SOMETHING TANGIBLE
MEIKA
THE HUNT Choreography by Robert Battle
REVELATIONS Choreography by Alvin Ailey

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- Oct -

06

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All ages event. Please be advised there will be adult content. All VIP ticket packages are STRICTLY WILL CALL ONLY. Your ticket(s) will be able to be collected day-of-show at a designated check in area.

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- Oct -

07

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Brazilian-born pianist Arnaldo Cohen, now living in the United States, has long had a reputation for astonishing his audiences with the musical authority and blistering virtuosity of his performances. His graceful and unaffected platform manner belies playing of white-hot intensity, intellectual probity, and glittering bravura technique bordering on sheer wizardry.
“First of all there is his sound – a burnished, unforced bronze-like sound somewhat in the Rachmaninoff manner. In a day when so many pianists sound bleak and percussive, Cohen produces a big sound that never splinters and is capable of any kind of nuance.” – The New York Times

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- Oct -

08

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All the songs you know- performed in a way you’ve never imagined! Comical, wildly original and incredibly talented, Michael McDowell has already written for an impressive array of orchestras and ensembles. Now he’s taking to the stage with just his piano- and no idea what he’s going to play! Guaranteed to surprise you, his uniquely improvised arrangements of some of history’s most timeless melodies are a unique combination of color, expression and the energy only he can infuse into a performance.

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- Oct -

14

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Join The Kinsey Sicks as Rachel, Trampolina, Trixie and Winnie campaign to become the first Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet to be elected President of the United States on the Republican ticket.

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- Oct -

15

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Single tickets on sale Aug.22: Bob James is an American two-time Grammy Award-winning smooth jazz keyboardist, arranger and record producer and he will perform with the contemporary jazz quartet known as Fourplay who have continued to explore the limitless dimensions of jazz while appealing to a broad mainstream audience.

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- Oct -

20

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Maria Bamford stars in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, lauded as “revelatory” by Entertainment Weekly and one of 2016’s must-see shows by Variety and Rolling Stone. The series was created by Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Pam Brady (South Park). Maria is the creator and star of Maria Bamford: the special special special and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design. She was the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie.

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- Oct -

22

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Discovery Concerts are free to the public. Kansas City native Ben Bliss will join other distinguished artists who have made their American recital debuts on the Series. Bliss is a graduate of the Met Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and the recipient of the Mozart and Plácido Domingo awards at the 2015 Francisco Viñas International Competition in Barcelona

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- Oct -

28

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Since his triumph in 1998 at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition, Matsuev has become a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian pianistic traditions and has quickly become one of the most prominent pianists of his generation. The New York Times has hailed his “athletic virtuosity and steely power.”

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03

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Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film, television and the stage. Ferguson can currently be seen on the nationally syndicated game show “Celebrity Name Game,” for which he was recently awarded the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host, for the second year in a row.

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04

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For centuries, Vienna stood as the cultural epicenter of Europe, a rich melting pot of music, art and literature, and a city that always seems to have one foot firmly planted in tradition, with the other looking steadfast into the future. This program traces the evolution of musical expression in the “city of dreams” through the works of three of its greatest voices: Mozart, Schoenberg and Brahms.
“One of the top ten, if not top five, cellists in the world today.” – Nordwest Zeitung

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Tickets go on sale July 22 at 10 AM. One of the most eclectic and prolific artists in rock music, Steven Wilson has been writing, recording, and producing music continuously since the age of 10.

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15

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Formed in 1994, the 55-voice student and alumni choir has gained a reputation for its unique ability to successfully interpret both Western and African repertoire and is a frequent visitor at choral festivals internationally.

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- Nov -

16

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Over 250 years ago, Ben Franklin shocked the world with his discovery that lightning held electricity and thus rendered scientists “thunderstruck”

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- Nov -

17

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The Moth Radio program at the Folly Theater is a curated event featuring five tellers who develop and shape their stories with our directors. Beyond theater, The Moth Mainstage is a community where entertainment and enlightenment merge. The ideal way to experience The Moth is live and in person, where you can feel the electricity in the room and be a part of the visceral dialogue between teller and audience.

Join us for the exciting event brought to Kansas City by KCUR.

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- Nov -

18

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The Folly Theater is delighted to welcome Karrin Allyson back to the Folly Stage and this special performance will benefit the Folly Kid’s Series, providing cultural education to Kansas City metro area children. Patrons are encouraged to join us for the patron reception. Stay tuned for details.

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03

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In its third year as KC’s traditional, non-traditional holiday concert experience, Kansas City Christmas has become the way thousands of Kansas Citians sing in the season. With a blend of familiar carols, choral classics and hilariously zany holiday numbers,Kansas City Christmas features something for everyone and is sure to leave you in the holiday spirit. This year’s program will feature John Rutter’s majestic Gloria in a new setting for men’s voices accompanied by brass and percussion.

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- Dec -

04

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In its third year as KC’s traditional, non-traditional holiday concert experience, Kansas City Christmas has become the way thousands of Kansas Citians sing in the season. With a blend of familiar carols, choral classics and hilariously zany holiday numbers, Kansas City Christmas features something for everyone and is sure to leave you in the holiday spirit. This year’s program will feature John Rutter’s majestic Gloria in a new setting for men’s voices accompanied by brass and percussion. And, for the first time, we’re taking a mainstage concert to Johnson County for our suburban patrons.
Single tickets available online beginning October 10.

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