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Local Entertainment: Feb. 11-18

TOP PICKS

1 For a show with dazzling costumes, great music and world class performances, take in Tulsa Ballet's production of Prokofiev's ballet "Romeo and Juliet," with live music played by the Tulsa Symphony. This is a world class production, a real treat from any seat in the house. Shows are offered at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St.

2. If you like toe-tapping Broadway shows, few can hold up to the Abba musical "Mamma Mia!" A touring production is offered at 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, Ark. Every seat is a winner in this hall, especially in the balcony. Go and sing along.

3. A rare treat for fans of folk music recreators from the 1960s is offered in Tulsa this week as Arlo Guthrie brings his 50th anniversary tour of the album "Alice's Restaurant" to the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, at 8 p.m. on Sunday. Guthrie seldom tours in the Midwest. His show spins off his career and that of his father, Arlo Guthrie, and has an extended session and sing-along of his famous "Alice" song.

CONCERTS

SPRINGFIELD

The Latin rock band Los Lobos performs at 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East.

The Symphonic Band at Evangel University performs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Barnett Recital Hall.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, performing this week are Earl and Them, Mudhawk and Martin Sexton on Friday; Split Lip Rayfield and Cowgirl Trainset on Saturday; Big Bad Gina on Sunday; and Galactic on Feb. 18.

Percussion ensembles from the University of Arkansas, high schools from Oklahoma and marimbist Mark Boseman perform at the Day of Percussion on Saturday at the University of Arkansas's Faulkner Performing Arts Center, 453 Garland Ave.

The Vijay Iyer Jazz Trip performs at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center.

JOPLIN

Country music singer Lorrie Morgan performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Downstream Casino Pavilion.

At the Downstream Casino's regular performance venue, playing this week are Levee Town with blues and rock on Friday and Oreo Blue with classic rock on Saturday.

TULSA, Okla.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts perform at 8 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa.

Singer songwriter Willis Alan Ramsey performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Dream Theater, 312 N. Muskogee in Tahlequah and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Norman Music Institute, 2795 Broce Dr. in Norman

At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Martin Sexton and the Brothers McCann on Thursday and Reckless Kelly on Friday.

The latest incarnation of the Kingston Trio performs a tribute concert to Woody Guthrie plus the trio's classics at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Will Rogers High School, 3909 E. Fifth Place.

BARTLESVILLE, Okla.

The Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra plays a Valentine's concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams Blvd.

PITTSBURG, Kan.

At the Bicknell Family Center, 1711 S. Homer, the Pittsburg State University Wind Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18.

KANSAS CITY

The Kansas City Conservatory of Music will offer a concert of music by Richard Strauss, including selections from "Der Rosenkavalier," at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Olson Performing Arts Center 4949 Cherry.

Gospel singer Amy Grant performs with the Kansas City Symphony at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.

1970s hard rock band Black Sabbath performs at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.

Pop music performers Lucius, Jr. Jr., Marian Hill and Yes You Are perform at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Midland Theatre, 1226 Main.

At the Midland Theater, 1228 Main, Vance Joy, Elle King and Jamie Lawson play at 8 p.m. on Feb. 17. Country musicians Chris Young and Cassadee Pope play at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 18.

Grammy nominated ensemble SteelDrivers perform at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.

ST. LOUIS

The St. Louis Symphony offers a concert with John Elefante, formerly of the band Kansas, playing hits from Aerosmith, Foreigner, Journey and Led Zeppelin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar. The orchestra also samples Vegas shows, from the Rat Pack and Elvis to newer productions, with Mark "Voice of Vegas" Verabian and his friends at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Jason Isbell and Shovels & Rope perform at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market.

At the Sheldon concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., Alarm Will Sound performs at 8 p.m. on Friday. The Quebe Sisters with Tommy Halloran and Abbie Steiling perform at 8 p.m. on Feb. 17.

At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, STS9 plays on Friday; Mike Stud, OCD, Moosh and Twist, Futuristic and Cato play on Saturday; Gaelic Storm plays on Feb. 17.

THEATER

SPRINGFIELD

A touring production of the musical "Wicked" is presented at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Shows are close to sold out.

Springfield Contemporary Theater presents the musical "Hands on a Hardbody" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 431 S. Jefferson.

Chekov's play "Uncle Vanya" opens at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 and runs through next weekend in the Craig Hall Balcony Theater at Missouri State University.

Springfield Little Theater presents "Disney's Aladdin Jr." at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 with more shows through Feb. 28 at 311 E. Walnut.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.

Studio Theater presents the world premier of Robert Ford's play "Fault" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and on Feb. 17 and 18, with more shows through Feb. 28 at 505 W. Spring St.

SPRINGDALE, Ark.

David Berry's play "Whales of August" is offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main.

ROGERS, Ark.

"Monty Python's Spamalot" is presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Arkansas Public Theater, 116 S. Second St. with more shows next weekend.

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.

"Magic Men: Live" perform on Feb. 18 at the Auditorium, 36 S. Main.

CARTHAGE

Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stone's Throw Theater, 2466 W. Old Rt. 66 Blvd., preceded 90 minutes by a dinner theater option.

JOPLIN

Stained Glass Theatre, 2101 Annie Baxter Ave., presents "Arsenic and Old Lace" at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with more shows next weekend.

TULSA, Okla.

At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., Samm-Art Williams' play "Woman from the Town" is offered at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Liddy Doenges Theater. A stage version of the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird is offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday with more shows next weekend in the John H. Williams Theatre.

Lanie Roberts' musical "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar," a recreation of one of Billie Holiday's last performances, starring Kelli McLoud-Schingen, is offered by Theatre Pops at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at the IDL Ballroom, 230 E. First St., with a dinner theater option.

Clark Youth Theatre presents Thornton Wilder's play "Our Town" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, with more shows next weekend at the Henthorne Performing Arts Center, 4825 S. Quaker Ave.

PITTSBURG, Kan.

Donizetti's classic opera "The Elixir of Love" is presented by Pittsburg State University Opera and the Southeast Kansas Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday at the Bicknell Family Center, 1711 S. Homer.

Also at the Bicknell Center, the Band of the Royal Marines and the Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Pittsburg State Wind Ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18.

KANSAS CITY

The Störling Dance Theater performs its show "Underground" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Kauffman Center.

The Band of the Royal Marines and the Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence and at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Kauffman Center.

Wendy Lement and Bethany Dunakin's "And Justice for Some: The 1858 Freedom Trial of Anthony Burns" has shows through Feb. 21 at the Coterie Theater at Crown Center, Grand and Pershing Road.

The Kansas City Repertory Theater presents "The Diary of Anne Frank" Friday through Sunday with more shows next weekend at the Spencer Theatre, 4949 Cherry.

William Missouri Downs' play "How to Steal a Picasso" runs through Sunday at the Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main.

The Quality Playhouse offers "In the Mood: Songs of the Great Band Leaders," a revue of 1930s-1950s Big Band music runs through Feb. 21 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.

The KC Improv Comedy Company presents "The Unwritten Works of William Shakespeare," based on "discovered" manuscripts, opening at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Kick Comedy Theater, 4010 Pennsylvania Ave., with more shows on March 12.

COLUMBIA

The musical "A Chorus Line" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday by the Columbia Entertainment Company, 1800 Nellwood, with more shows Feb. 18 through the next two weekends.

"Black Pearl Sings," the two-woman story of Alberta "Pearl" Johnson and her discovery in a Texas prison in the 1930s by a Library of Congress employee seeking out songs of her people, is offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday by Talking Horse Productions, 210 St. James St.,, with more shows next weekend.

The Macklanburg Playhouse presents Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 100 Willis Ave.

ST. LOUIS

Shen Yun, the Chinese cultural show of dance, theater and music, is offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market.

Riverdance, the 20th anniversary world tour, is offered at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.

The Anibal Diaz Dance Company performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

St. Louis Ballet presents "In It For Love," a Valentine's Day concert, at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri.

Repertory Theater of St. Louis presents Ayad Akhtar's play "Disgraced" through March 6 at the Loretto Hilton Center on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves.

The New Jewish Theater's production of Glen Berger's "Underneath the Lintel" runs through Saturday at the Jewish Community Center in Creve Coeur.

"The Vagina Monologues" are presented at 7 p.m. Thursday through at the Edison Theater at Washington University.

Stray Dog Theater's production of Peter Colley's Agatha Christie-style murder mystery "I'll Be Back Before Midnight has shows Thursday through Saturday through Feb. 20 at the Tower Grove Abbey Theater, 2336 Tennessee Ave.

Ionesco's play "Rhinoceros" is offered at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the St. Louis Community College, 11333 Big Bend Rd.

Mustard Seed Theater's production of Lee Blessing's play "Eleemosynary" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and more shows Feb. 18 through next weekend at Fontebonne University, 6800 Wydown Blvd.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SPRINGFIELD

A jazz symposium is offered at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the Ellis Hall recital hall at Missouri State University.

The 18th annual Automotive Swap Meet is offered Friday and Saturday at the Ozark Empire Fair E*Plex.

A Valentine's Cabaret, with dinner, live music and other acts, is offered at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Pythian Castle, 1451 E. Pythian.

"Foolish Hearts," an evening of dinner and a series of one-act plays about romance, is offered Thursday through Saturday at the 319 Events Center, 319 W. Walnut.

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.

"Magic Men: Live" perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Auditorium, 36 S. Main.

TULSA, Okla.

The men's dancing troupe "Magic Men Live" perform at 8 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver.

At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., the Great Train Show, one of the biggest model train shows in the country, is offered Saturday and Sunday at the Central Park Hall.

The World of Wheels car show runs Friday through Sunday in Bartle Hall at the Convention Center, 13th and Central.

ST. LOUIS

Professional Bull Riders perform at 8 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and 1:50 p.m. Sunday at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.

Comedian Jim Jefferies and Forrest Shaw perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Pageant.

Comedian George Wallace performs at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Lumiere Theater, 999 N. Second St.

FESTIVALS

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.

The annual Chocolate Liver's Festival and Emporium will be held 10 a.m. o 3 p.m on Saturday at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center.

COLUMBIA

The sixth annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival, one of the nation's premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, will run from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Windsor Auditorium at Stephens College on East Broadway.

ST. LOUIS

The St. Louis Music Festival, featuring R&B and hip hop artists Maze, Frankie Beverly, Fantasia, Joe & Doug E. Fresh is offered at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market.

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