Upcoming Events

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- Sep -

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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- Sep -

17

Mon

09:00

PM

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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- Sep -

19

Wed

09:00

PM

Your favorite drag stars return with a fierce new show for 2018 in The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour!
Pre-Sale on March 26th(password required) | General On-Sale on March 28
Service fees apply online, by phone & in person for this event.

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- Sep -

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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- Sep -

27

Thu

08:00

PM

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.

Individual tickets on sale August 13th.

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- Oct -

11

Thu

08:00

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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.

Individual tickets will go on sale August 13th.

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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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- Nov -

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 -

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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- 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.

Individual tickets go on sale August 13th.

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- Jan -

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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- Jan -

29

Tue

11:30

AM

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.

Individual tickets go on sale August 13th.

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- Mar -

09

Sat

08:00

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Named by the New York Times as “the standout male vocalist of our time.”, Kurt Elling performs at the historic Folly Theater on March 9th. A GRAMMY winner and 12-time GRAMMY nominee, Elling has been awarded two German Echo Awards, two Prix Billie Holiday from the Academie du Jazz in Paris, the Dutch Edison and the Edison Oeuvreprijs.

Individual tickets go on sale August 13th.

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- Mar -

29

Fri

09:45

AM

When Pete the Cat is caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners –– and boy are they square! Nevertheless, for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. Except for one of them! Watch how Pete inspires creativity and passion in a very organized 2nd grader!

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- Mar -

29

Fri

11:30

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When Pete the Cat is caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners –– and boy are they square! Nevertheless, for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. Except for one of them! Watch how Pete inspires creativity and passion in a very organized 2nd grader!

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- Apr -

11

Thu

08:00

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Winner of the 1991 Thelonius Monk International Saxophone Competition, Joshua Redman, makes his way to the Folly to perform with his trio on Thursday, April 11th at 8 PM. Joshua Redman is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff.

Individual tickets go on sale August 13th.

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- Apr -

22

Mon

09:45

AM

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip!  But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.

All Tickets $6! Individual tickets available online now. Groups of 10 or more, please call the box office 816-474-4444

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- Apr -

22

Mon

11:30

AM

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip!  But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.

All Tickets $6! Individual tickets available online now. Groups of 10 or more, please call the box office 816-474-4444.

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- Apr -

27

Sat

08:00

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Legendary trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will close out the 36th season of the Folly Jazz Series on Saturday, April 27th at 8 PM.

Tickets available on August 13th

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