Upcoming Events

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- Aug -

12

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Tickets $50/$30/$30 . Tickets cannot be purchased at the Folly Theater until show night. Please click on the MORE button for ticket locations.

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- Aug -

26

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Fullscreen Live Presents: Girls Night In! This year’s all-star lineup includes Niki & Gabi, Alisha Marie, Jessie Paege, and Alyson Stoner! The 24-city tour brings together fans from across the U.S. and Canada for an evening of dance, musical performances, and an opportunity to meet their favorite stars.

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- Sep -

09

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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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- Sep -

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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- Sep -

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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- Sep -

29

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07:30

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KCFAA members enjoy a 20% discount!

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- Sep -

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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- Oct -

01

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02:00

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KCFAA members can enjoy a 20% discount!

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- Oct -

01

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07:30

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KCFAA members can enjoy a 20% discount!

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- Oct -

06

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08:00

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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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- Nov -

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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- Nov -

13

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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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- Nov -

16

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09:45

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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 -

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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- Dec -

10

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Cécile McLorin Salvant carefully chooses her repertoire, oftentimes unearthing rarely recorded, forgotten songs, with strong stories, making connections between jazz, vaudeville, blues, and folk music. There will not be a jazz talk for this performance.

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- Jan -

20

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Early in life, Alexei Lubimov established a dual passion for Baroque music performed on traditional instruments and for 20th century composers ranging from Schönberg, Stockhausen, Boulez, Ives and Ligeti, to his contemporaries Sofia Gubaidulina and Arvo Pärt. He first attracted notice with his compelling performances of modern scores, and in 1968 played the Moscow debuts of works by John Cage and Terry Riley. He premiered many 20th century pieces in Russia, where Soviet authorities heavily criticized his commitment to Western music and prevented him from leaving the Soviet Union for several years. So Lubimov concentrated on working with period (original) instruments of the 16th and 17th centuries, and founded the Moscow Baroque Quartet and the Moscow Chamber Academy, as well as the avant-garde music festival “Alternativa” in 1988. He continues to perform both ‘old’ and ‘new’ music on his many recordings, and also records classical and romantic repertoire of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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- Jan -

31

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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 -

18

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12:15

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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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- Mar -

04

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Pianist Aaron Diehl is one of the most sought after jazz virtuosos, consistently playing with what The New York Times describes as “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint.” Joining Mr. Diehl for this performance will be vibraphonist Warren Wolf, who, like Mr. Diehl, is a classically trained jazz virtuoso and full-time touring musician.

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- Mar -

17

Fri

09:45

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With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean.  So when other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique?  Will some good advice from the wise old Octopus persuade he Rainbow Fish to share her gifts with those around her?  ArtsPower turned Marcus Pfister’s bestselling book into a delightful and touching musical about the value of sharing true friendship with others.

Suggested for grades Pre-K-2nd

Duration 1 hour

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