Upcoming Events

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- Jan -

27

Fri

08:00

PM

Late Night Theatre takes over the Folly for another night of wild mischief!

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- Jan -

31

Tue

09:45

AM

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the “American Century.”

Duration 1 hour

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- Feb -

04

Sat

08:00

PM

Kansas City’s only adjudicated choreographers’ showcase will feature ten of the region’s most talented choreographers as well as celebrate modern and contemporary dance in KC.

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- Feb -

16

Thu

07:30

PM

One of the finest period instrument ensembles will return with another Series favorite, violinist Nicola Benedetti, to play lush concerti by Vivaldi and others.

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- Feb -

18

Sat

08:00

PM

Robert Glasper is an American jazz pianist and record producer. His 2012 album Black Radio won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards and his style is as surprising as it is captivating.

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- Feb -

26

Sun

03:00

PM

This 20-year-old Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient has been recognized as an artist of impassioned energy, musical integrity, and vibrant sound

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- Mar -

04

Sat

08:00

PM

Dynamic pianist Cyrus Chestnut’s trio brings together old-school jazz, blues, and gospel with the heartfelt passion that has made him a long-standing favorite .

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- Mar -

07

Tue

09:45

AM

With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean.

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- Mar -

15

Wed

07:30

PM

Take a trip down melody lane with Decades Rewind, featuring over 60 songs effortlessly blended into unique medleys from the most prominent decades in music history.

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- Mar -

16

Thu

07:30

PM

Take a trip down melody lane with Decades Rewind, featuring over 60 songs effortlessly blended into unique medleys from the most prominent decades in music history.

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- Mar -

25

Sat

08:00

PM

Part choral concert, part Ted Talk, Identify celebrates living lives of authenticity. Joined by special guests, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, TedTalk sentsation Morgana Bailey and Jane Clementi, mother of the late Tyler Clementi, we lift up the importance of being you.

Single tickets available online beginning Monday, December 5.

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- Mar -

26

Sun

04:00

PM

Part choral concert, part Ted Talk, Identify celebrates living lives of authenticity. Joined by special guests, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, TedTalk sentsation Morgana Bailey and Jane Clementi, mother of the late Tyler Clementi, we lift up the importance of being you.

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- Mar -

31

Fri

07:30

PM

Called “the undisputed queen of violin-playing” by The Times (London), Mutter has reigned as one of the world’s most acclaimed violin virtuosos for more than three decades. Since her Lucerne Festival debut in 1976, she has played on stages worldwide. This recital will mark her third Harriman-Jewell Series appearance, and her second Series recital with longtime collaborative pianist Lambert Orkis.

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- Apr -

01

Sat

08:00

PM

Fabio Bidini now is recognized as one of the foremost young pianist to have emerged from Italy since the days of Michelangeli.
“He is capable of an admirable simplicity…truly touching.” – The New York Times

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- Apr -

03

Mon

09:45

AM

If there is a problem to be solved, Cy’s your guy! But in this musical, Cyrus meets his match-Math Class.

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- Apr -

06

Thu

07:30

PM

Two of today’s greatest American voices will join together for a recital of art songs, arias, and spirituals.

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- Apr -

07

Fri

08:00

PM

Donny McCaslin’s first record as a leader, Exile and Discovery was released in 1998 and he has recorded eleven solo albums. In 2014, McCaslin played tenor and soprano saxophone on David Bowie’s single “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime).” The Donny McCaslin Trio is sure to enthrall jazz and pop fans alike.

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- Apr -

08

Sat

07:00

PM

A tradition of recognizing and nurturing emerging talent will continue with a free Discovery Concert by this Young Concert Artists Harriman-Jewell Series prizewinner chosen by director Clark Morris. In addition to the Series prize, the Israeli pianist also won First Prize of the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

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- Apr -

13

Thu

07:30

PM

This collage concert at the Folly Theater will feature a variety of ensembles that represent the entirety of jazz studies at the Conservatory, directed by Bobby Watson and Dan Thomas.

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- Apr -

17

Mon

09:45

AM

The Teacher from the Black Lagoon and Other Stories. See this exciting new musical revue based on contemporary children’s books.

Duration 1 hour

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- Apr -

23

Sun

04:00

PM

K-State Rhapsody IV presents a colossal performance of the greatest music from the movies featuring music from Star Wars, the Lord of the Rings, the Matrix, Harry Potter, and many more

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- May -

05

Fri

08:00

PM

The multifaceted pianist Kirill Gerstein has rapidly ascended into classical music’s highest ranks. With a masterful technique, discerning intelligence, and a musical curiosity that has led him to explore repertoire spanning centuries and styles, he has proven to be one of today’s most intriguing and versatile musicians. His early training and experience in jazz has contributed an important element to his interpretive style, inspiring an energetic and expressive musical personality that distinguishes his playing

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- May -

06

Sat

08:00

PM

Owen/Cox Dance Group and Island Moving Co. of Newport, RI present a diverse and dynamic repertoire of contemporary dance works, featuring the Kansas City premiere of Three Fables, a work choreographed for both companies by Jennifer Owen at the 2016 Great Friends Dance Festival in Newport, RI.

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- May -

19

Fri

08:00

PM

Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive musical style which blends her Brazilian roots and her voice with instrumental jazz, classical and composition skills. The Folly Theater is thrilled to welcome Ms. Elias’ jazz vocals back to our stage.

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- Jun -

04

Sun

05:00

PM

As friends come together for a reunion, they struggle to deal with past circumstances of life.

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