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Local Entertainment: June 23-30

TOP PICKS

1. Folk rock and singer songwriter extraordinaire James Taylor performs at 7 p.m. on June 27 at the John Q. Hammons Arena in Springfield. A musician of rare insight and talent, Taylor offers songs from his nearly 50-year career, offering cultural touchstones and fine music appreciated by all ages.

2. For a great chance to see quality opera close to home, check out Opera Theater of the Ozarks, a program for college and post-college singers to gain experience. All productions are done in full costume, with live orchestra and supertitles. Performances include Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and June 29, Benjamin Britten's comedy "Albert Herring" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and June 28; and two one-acts, Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci" and Puccini's "Il Tabarro," at 7:30 p.m. Friday and June 28. All performances are at the Inspiration Point music shed on Highway 62, west of Eureka Springs, Ark. "Albert Herring" is also offered indoors at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Bentonville High School Performing Arts Center, 1901 S.E. J Street. Performances run through July 15.

3. This will be the final weekend for Opera Theater St. Louis at the Loretto Hilton Center on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves. Shows include Strauss's "Ariadne auf Naxos" at 8 p.m. on Friday; Puccini's "La Boheme" at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Verdi's "Macbeth" at 7 p.m. on Sunday; and Jack Perla's new opera "Shalimar the Clown" at 8 p.m. on Thursday and 8 p.m. on Saturday. With St. Louis Symphony musicians performing, these performances in English are are great treat. Don't get the cheap seats on the sides as the view is very limited.

CONCERTS

ROGERS, Ark

At the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, 5079 W. Northgate Rd., Rachel "Fight Song" Platten performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, performing this week are Seth Cagle and J.P. and the Lees on Thursday; Full House and the Odds on Friday; Hot Lix Farewell on Saturday; Rev. Horton Heat, Unknown Hinson, Koffin Kats and Lincoln Durham on June 28; and Dave and the Ramblers on June 30.

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.

Legendary folk singer and singer songwriter Gordon Lightfoot performs at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Auditorium, 36 S. Main.

JOPLIN

The Pro Musica concert series concludes its season with the 36th annual Joplin Pops concert, featuring the Warrensburg Community Band, at 8 p.m. on Friday on the Oval at Missouri Southern State University. The concert will conclude with fireworks.

At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, the Members Only Band plays a free concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday. The ShotGunBillys play country at 8 p.m. Friday. The ABS Band plays Motown hits at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

TULSA, Okla.

James Taylor performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at the BOK Center, 200 N. Denver.

Surviving members of the Monkees offer their 50th anniversary tour at 8 p.m. on June 30 at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa.

Oklahoma roots performers Monica Taylor, Shelby Eicher and Jared Tyler present a Red Dirt Acoustical Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Charles Norman Theater at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St.

At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and MuGen Mafia on Thursday; and Chase Rice and Walker Hayes on Friday.

Blue October, Panic, the Smiths and a Morrissey tribute band play at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady.

KANSAS CITY

At the Midland Theatre, 1228 Main, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday.

The Kansas City Symphony will offer a free concert prior to recording Samuel Barber's Symphony No. 1, Sibelius' Symphony No. 7 and Scriabin's "Poem of Ecstasy" at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.

Steely Dan performs at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park.

Michael Bolton, Wynonna Judd, Wang Chung and Steve Walsh from Kansas perform with an orchestra and choir as part of Night at the Proms at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.

At Grinders at Crossroads, 147 E. 18th St., t he Dark Star Orchestra plays at 8 p.m. on June 28. Dashboard Confessional plays at 6:30 p.m. on June 29.

Guns N Roses plays at 7 p.m. on June 29 at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Randy Rogers Band plays at 7 p.m. on June 30 at the Power and Light District, 13th and Walnut.

ST. LOUIS

Selena Gomez performs at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.

Darius Rucker performs at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Maryland Heights.

The St. Louis Symphony plays a tribute concert to the music of Paul McCartney at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.

Phillip Phillips, Matt Nathanson and Eric Hutchinson perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.

At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., the St. Louis Irish Arts Fest Summer Concert is offered at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Keltic Soul, with Mitzi MacDonald, Keltic Reign and One Kindred Soul is offered at 7:30 p.m. on June 28.

At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are Blue October and Danny Malone on Saturday, plus the Jayhawks and Folk Uke at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Blues legend Boo Boo Davis appears in concert at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the National Blues Museum, 615 Washington Ave.

THEATER

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri State University's Tent Theater continues its season with the zany crime comedy "Unnecessary Farce" by Paul Slade Smith, with shows opening Thursday through Saturday, and June 30 through next weekend all on the lawn behind Craig Hall, west of National at Grand.

Springfield Little Theater's Summer Institute presents "Seussical Jr.," a shortened version of "Seussical the Musical," at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Landers Theater, 311 E. Walnut.

OZARK

Ron Boutwell's play "The Angel of Bochim" runs through July 2 at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 Evangel.

CARTHAGE

Stone's Throw Theater, 2466 W. Old Route 66 Blvd., presents the musical "The Near Sighted Knight and the Far Sighted Dragon" at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, with a dinner theater option one hour before the show.

JOPLIN

the Missouri Shakespeare Festival presents "Romeo and Juliet" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Bid Walton Theater at Missouri Southern State University.

TULSA, Okla.

At the Tulsa performing Arts Center, "Legends of Darkness," a stage show based on Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" and a 1980s video game, is offered at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the John H. Williams Theatre. "Shakti," a dance show by Classical Indian and Bollywood dancers, is offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. Actor Thomas Williams presents a one-man cabaret show of "Villains" from stage and screen at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Robert LaFortune Studio.

Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" will be presented in the Bard in the Brady Summer Shakespeare Festival at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Guthrie Green, Boston Avenue and Brady Street.

"Godspell" is presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center, 2520 S. Yorktown Ave.

BROKEN ARROW, Okla.

"Gypsy" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Community Playhouse, 1800 S. Main.

KANSAS CITY

Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway" is presented at 8 p.m. June 28 through July 3 at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park.

The Kansas City Dance Festival, featuring local and national artists, is presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.

"Heathers: The Musical" runs through Sunday at the Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main, with more shows next weekend.

Musical Theater Heritage presents Roger Miller's "Big River," a musical version of "Huck Finn," running through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Crown Center, Pershing Road and Grand Blvd.

"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 Heart of America Shakespeare Festival presents "Twelfth Night," at 8 p.m. through July 3 at the Southmoreland Park, 47th and Oak St.

Alfred Uhry and Jason Brown's play "Parade" is offered at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main.

"Shakespeare and the Art of the Word," putting Shakespeare in context by exploring his greatest texts, is offered at 2 p.m. on Sunday by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre at the Public Library, 14 W. 10th St.

ARROW ROCK

The Lyceum Theater presents "Oliver!" at 2 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. at 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.

COLUMBIA

The Columbia Entertainment Company's production of "The Music Man" runs at 7:30 p.m. through Sunday at 1800 Nellwood Dr.

Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, at 7:30 p.m. June 30 with more shows through next weekend at the Rhynburger Theater, 129 Fine Arts Building on the University of Missouri campus.

Johann Strauss Jr.'s operetta "Die Fledermaus" is presented by the Missouri Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Missouri Theater, 203 S. Ninth St.

"Greater Tuna" is presented at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Corner Playhouse at the University of Missouri.

"Steel Magnolias" opens at 8 p.m. on June 30 with more shows through July 3 at the Maplewood Barn Theater, 2900 E. Nifong Blvd.

ST. LOUIS

The Muny presents "42nd Street" at 8:15 p.m. Friday through June 30 at the amphitheater in Forest Park.

Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is presented as part of the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis at 8 p.m. in Forest Park by the Art Museum through Sunday.

Alan Ball's play "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" runs through Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Tower Grove Abbey Theater, 2336 Tennessee Ave.

Stages St. Louis presents "It Shoulda Been You" at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday, 2 and 8 p.m. June 28, 2 and 8 p.m. June 29, 8 p.m. June 29 and 30 at the Robert Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Rd. "Disney's Alice in Wonderland" is presented at 11 a.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. June 29 and 30 at the Playhouse at Westport Plaza. Both shows continue to July 3.

SPECIAL EVENTS

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.

A rally for Scion car owners will be held Friday and Saturday at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center.

MIAMI, Okla.

The Miami Nation Trial Powwow will run Friday and Saturday at Northeast Oklahoma A&M College.

The Peoria Powwow runs Friday and Saturday at 60610 E. 90th Rd.

TULSA, Okla.

A Metcalf Gun Show is offered Saturday and Sunday at the River Spirit Expo Hall at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St. The 2016 Pinto World Championship Show runs through Saturday at the Livestock Complex. The Tulsa Flea Market is offered Saturday in the Expo Hall.

The 39th annual Tulsa Antique Advertising and Bottle Show, with dealers from 15 states, will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in the River Spirit Center at the Tulsa Fairgrounds, 21st St. an Pittsburgh Avenue.

Rodeos this week include the Salvation Army Benefit Rodeo on Saturday in Coweta, southeast of Tulsa; the Cher-O-Dair Shrine Club Rodeo on Sunday in Tahlequah; the Green Corn Festival Rodeo on Sunday in Bixby, south of Broken Arrow; and the IPRA Rodeo on Sunday in Westville, west of Fayetteville, Ark.

FESTIVALS

SPRINGFIELD

The Nathaneal Greene Park's Butterfly House offers its Butterfly Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at 2400 S. Scenic Ave.

WILLARD

The Willard Freedom Fest, with 90 vendors, a car show, fireworks, trick horse riders and live music by the Mark Chapman Band, runs from noon to 10 p.m. at Jackson Street Park, 220 W. Jackson.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.

The Arkansas New Play Festival concludes at the Walton Art Center, 495 W. Dickson, featuring three readings of new American plays. "Romeo and Juliet: Damascus," Shakespeare's play set in modern Damascus, adapted by Kholoud Sawaf, is presented at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Amy Evans' play "The Champion" is presented at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Deborah Yarchun's play "Tectonic Mélange" is presented at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Gayle Pazerski's play "Andromeda" is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. The sixth annual Young Playwrights Showcase, featuring one-act plays by students, is offered at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. The musical in progress, "A Little War in Little Rock," about the 1874 political mayhem in Arkansas, is presented at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

KANSAS CITY

The Future Stages Festival, a free event showcasing young performers in many styles and genres, is offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.

ST. LOUIS

PrideFest will be held Friday through Sunday in the Grove neighborhood, at Manchester Avenue and Tower Grove Avenue.

The 10th annual Gateway Dragon Boat Festival runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Creve Coeur Park, 13725 Marine Ave. in Maryland Heights.

The Chesterfield Wine and Jezz Fest runs 3:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans Place Dr.

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