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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Local Entertainment: July 21-28
1. If you'd like to relive the 1980s, see rock giants Kiss perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the J.Q. Hammons Arena. Kiss mastered arena rock theatricality before the concept was even recognized as stagecraft. Even older fans with hearing issues won't have a problem reliving their glory days with this show.
2. For spectacular theater, enjoy the touring production of "42nd Street" that includes a big company of tap dancers, is offered at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p..m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St. After playing at both the Muny in St. Louis and the Starlight Theater in KC, this is the show of the summer to see.
3. The Rebel's Bluff Troupe in Mt. Vernon presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Oklahoma" at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the MARC, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. There are more professional productions, but with Monettans in the cast and the irresistible music of Richard Rodgers, this show is a hit every time. Seating is open so get there early.
ROGERS, Ark.At the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, 5079 W. Northgate Rd., Shinedown, Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry and Whiskey Myers perform at 6:30 p.m. on July 26. Chris Stapleton and Brandy Clark play at 7:30 p.m. on July 28.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, performing this week are Fitz and the Tantrums plus Zella Day on Thursday; the Bel Aires, Septembers End and Boom Kinetic on Friday; and Backwoods Band Battle on July 28.
Singer songwriter Jack Williams performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the community room at the Fayetteville Library, 401 W. Mountain St.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week are Orphan Annie with dance rock on Friday and Saturday, plus a tribute concert to Stevie Ray Vaughan at 8 p.m. on July 28.
Boy George and the original lineup from Culture Club performing at 8 p.m. on July 28 at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, Modest Mouse and Brand New perform on Thursday. Dodgebrawl is offered Saturday. Shinedown, Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry and Whiskey Myers perform at 6:30 p.m. on July 27.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are the Time Jumpers on Thursday; Fitz and the Tantrums plus Zella Day on Friday; and Aaron Lewis and Travis Marvin on Saturday.
Phillip Phillips and Matt Nathanson perform at 7:30 p.m. on July 26 at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady.
Duran Duran performs at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park.
At the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd., Drake and Future perform at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Hillsong United performs at 7 p.m. July 27.
Halsey and Oh Wonder perform at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main.
Boy George and Culture Club perform at 7:30 p.m. on July 27 at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.
The Kansas City Conservatory of Music presents concerts of chamber music in its weekly Summerfest, with music by Biber, Chambers, Alpher and Bruch at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry.
At Crossroads at Grinders, 147 E. 18th St., Dr. Dog performs at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Bro Safari plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Indigo Girls play at 8 p.m. on July 27.
At the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino, Rockgarden and the Astronauts perform at 9 p.m. on Friday. The John D. Hale Band and the Cole Porter Band play on Saturday.
Alarm Will Sound performs at 7:30 p.m. on July 28 at the Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St.
At the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Shinedown, Halestorm, We Came As Romans and Shaman's Harvest perform at 6:30 p.m. on July 26. The Goo Goo Dolls play at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Sixty-nine different bands play in Vans Warped Tour at 11 a.m. on July 27. Rascal Flatts, Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Lane play at 7:30 p.m. on July 28.
Coldplay, Alessia Cara and Foxes will play at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Scotttrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
Ray LaMontagne performs at 7 p.m. on July 27 at the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market.
At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., song stylist Marilyn Maye performs at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Tony Desare performs at 8 p.m. on Friday.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, Glass Animals and Lewis Del Mar perform on Friday. M83 and Sofi Tukker perform on July 25. Klan 'N' JC perform on July 26.
Springfield Little Theater, 311 E. Walnut, presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Paul Osborn's play "Morning's At Seven" has shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Springfield Contemporary Theater, Pershing and South Robberson Avenue.
William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" will be presented by Actors Theatre of Missouri at 7 p.m. on Thursday through July 30 at the Springfield Art Museum outdoor amphitheater, 1111 E. Brookside Dr.
Ron Boutwell's play "The Praying Man" runs through Aug. 27 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 Evangel.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma" is presented at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main, in Springdale, Ark. at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Cherokee County Arts Association presents "Monty Python's Spamalot" at 7:30 p.m. July 28 through next weekend at the Performing Arts Center, 702 W. Seventh St.
At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at the John H. Williams Theater.
"Disney's Mulan Jr." is presented at 7 p.m. July 27 and 28 with more shows through next weekend at the Tulsa Community College Van Trease Performing Arts Center, 10300 E. 81st St.
The musical "Gypsy" opens at 7:30 p.m. on July 28 with more shows through next weekend at the Memorial Auditorium, 210 W. Fourth St.
The new musical "If/Then" is presented at 8 p.m. July 26 through next weekend at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park.
The new musical "Big Fish" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kauffman Center.
"Madagascar: A Musical Adventure," a stage version of the animated film, runs through Aug. 6 at the Coterie Theatre at Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd.
"The Dawning of Aquarius," a revue of music from the 1960s and 1970s, opens Friday and runs through Aug. 7 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.
"Mary Poppins" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the White Theatre at the J, 5801 W. 115th St. in Overland Park, with more weekend shows through July 23.
The Lyceum Theater presents "Agatha Christie's Murder on the Nile" at 7:30 p.m. July 23-30.
A stage version of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rhynsburger Theater on the University of Missouri campus.
The Warehouse Theatre presents "Chicago" at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 104 Willis Ave.
The Muny presents Abba's "Mama Mia!" Thursday through July 28 with shows at 8:15 p.m. in the amphitheater in Forest Park.
Stages St. Louis presents "The Drowsy Chaperone" at 8 p.m. Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and 8 p.m. July 26-28, with more shows through Aug. 14 at the Robert Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Rd. in Kirkwood.
The Rocking A Saddle Club Rodeo will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Saddle Club Rodeo Arena on Business Highway 60.
The Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield opens on July 28 and runs through Aug. 6. Live entertainment from the grandstand the first night includes .38 Special and Meghan Linsey.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.
Cruiser Nights will resume with a gathering from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on July 26, starting at Harmon Park, 532 Spring St.
PEA RIDGE, Ark.
The sixth annual Race for Sight Lawnmower Races will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Patterson Farms, 8377 Lee Town Rd.
The Xtreme Force Live show is presented at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Joplin Convention and Trade Center, 3535 Hammons Blvd.
At Expo Square 4145 E. 21st St.. the Green Country RV and Boat Show runs Friday through Sunday in the Expo Hall. The World Wide Paint Horse Congress opens July 27 and runs through next weekend at the Livestock Complex.
Rodeos this week include the Championship Rodeo on Sunday in Slick, southwest of Tulsa, the ACRA/IPRA Western Days Rodeo on Sunday in Bristow, southwest of Tulsa
The 2016 Rogers Cycling Festival runs Friday through Sunday, offering eight races, beginning at 214 S. Arkansas St. downtown. A bike rodeo starts events at 4 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, Race for the Spike starts at 7:30 a.m., Wheel Suck Team trail and the Hot and Hilly MTB Relay starts at 9:30 a.m. The Walnut Valley Road Race begins at 7 a.m. on Sunday.
The Kansas City International Theatre Festival runs through Saturday. Shows include ARCOS Dance presenting "The Warriors: A Love Story," Slater Penney and Jaron Hollander in "The Submarine Story," the English comedy "Escape from the Plant of the Day That Time Forgot," all at the Theatre at MCC-Penn Valley, Southwest Trafficway and 31st Street; and John Fitzgerald Jay's "Hamlet (The Notes)," Nuala McKeever's one-woman show "In The Window," all at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main St.
The KC Fringe Festival, celebrating performance art between pop appeal and the avant garde, opens Thursday and runs through July 31 at Fringe 411 and Union Station near Crown Center. July 21 has the opening night party at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. Plays include Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," Cheryl Weaver in "Performing Annie Oakley: Shooting is a Gentle Thing," Sam Wright as "Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder," Marilyn Lynch in Denny Day's one-woman play "The River's Trembling Edge," Charles Pulliam in William Luce's Barrymore," and Megan Greenlee in "Shadows: The Life of Anne Boleyn."
The Chipotle Cultivate Festival, centered on food, music and food, is offered form 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Penn Valley Park, Pershing Road and Main.