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Local Entertainment: March 26-April 2

TOP PICKS

1. Some plays seem forever relevant and funny. Molière's classic play "Tartuffe" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Missouri State University's Coger Theatre. An outrageous character who poses as a houseguest ingratiates himself into a family to fleece them, only to fall into a trap set by the family to outwit him. This battle of wits and good vs. evil continues to delight audiences. The Coger Theatre is a mid-sized facility with a pleasing atmosphere.

2. For some of the classiest entertainment available, the Tulsa Ballet ranks high. The company's highly entertaining take on Dumas' "The Three Musketeers," complete with swords and very ornate costumes, is offered at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St. The production was premiered by the Australian Ballet and has been hailed by the New York Times as "a rollicking fast-paced production."

3. For good family fun, try the 25th annual Kite Festival from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, south of Eureka Springs, Ark. on Highway 23. Attendees are invited to bring their own kites or buy one at the refuge. KaleidoKites of Eureka Springs will have its experts on hand to assist in kite making and flying technique. Admission is free for kite fliers, though the regular admission fee applies to tour the wildlife on display in the park.

CONCERTS

SPRINGFIELD

The Missouri State University Men's and Women's Chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. on March 31 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.

Evangel University Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on March 31 at the university chapel.

Contemporary Christian musicians Matthew West and Colton Dixon perform at 7 p.m. on April 2 at Remington's, 1655 W. Republic Rd.

REEDS SPRING

Singer songwriters Dallas Jones and Molly Healey perform on Saturday at the Rock House, 41 High St.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.

The Lyrique Quintett will perform music from Mancini, Handy, PDQ Bach, Rimsky Korsakov and more at 6 p.m. in Ozark Hall, 340 N. Campus Dr. on the University of Arkansas campus.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, performing this week are Earl and Them and Strange Derangers on Friday; Andy Frasco and Galaxy Tour Guides on Saturday; Dopapod and Mouth on March 31; and Nora Jane Struthers, Smokey and the Mirror plus Rebbeca Loebe on April 1.

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark.

The John Brown University Cathedral Choir performs its spring concert of spirituals, and classical pieces from Mozart to Eric Whitacre at 7:30 p.m. on March 31 at the Berry Performing Arts Center, 200 W. University St.

CARTHAGE

Jeremiah Jones and the RiverBand perform at 7:30 p.m. at The Woodshed in Cherie's Emporium, 311 S. Main in the square.

JOPLIN

At the Downstream Casino, LiveWire performs a free concert on the Legends stage on Friday. Wayne Sharp and the Sharpshooter Band plays on Saturday.

TULSA, Okla.

At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, playing this week are Bad Religion and Off! on April 1, and Dowmlink, Dieselboy, Rekoil and DeDboil on April 2.

"Little Women: the Musical" by Mindi Dicketin and Jason Howland is presented at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Lorton Performing Arts Center at the University of Tulsa, 505 S. Gary Pl.

BARTLESVILLE, Okla.

The Bartlesville Choral Society presents "The Lights of Broadway" at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams Blvd.

PITTSBURG, Kan.

At the Bicknell Family Center, 1711 S. Homer St., the Southeast Kansas Symphony offers a children's concert with two original works at 11 a.m. on Friday. Pittsburg State University piano professor Reena Berger Natenberg and her students present a Piano Extravaganza at 7:30 p.m. on March 31. The pop band The Well Reds perform at 8 p.m. on April 1.

The Lark String Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at McCray Hall, 205 E. Lindburg.

KANSAS CITY

Fleetwood Mac performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.

The Kansas City Symphony plays Dvorak's Symphony No. 7, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 with soloist Yevgeny Sudbin, and Tchaikovsky's "Capricio Italian" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.

At the Midland Theater, 1228 Main, Excision, Minnesota and Protohype perform at 8 p.m. on Sunday. The Mowglis and Hippo Campus play at 8 p.m. on April 2.

The Heartland Men's Chorus performs its concert "Modern Families" at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.

At the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, country music star Scotty McCreery plays at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

The Kansas City Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony Chamber Players perform works by Beethoven, Gounod and Enescu at 7:30 p.m. on April 2 at the Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St.

COLUMBIA

Willie Nelson and friends perform at 7 p.m. on March 30 at the Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St.

ST. LOUIS

At the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market, Tedeshi Trucks Band plays at 8 p.m. on Sunday. The Sing Off live tour performs at 8 p.m. on April 2.

At the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave., Christian musician Chris Tomlin with Tenth Avenue North and the Rend Collective perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Fleetwood Mac performs at 8 p.m. on Friday.

Los Folkloristas play the music of Mexico and Latin America at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Ave.

THEATER

SPRINGFIELD

Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents Tina Howe's play "Painting Churches" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, with more shows April 2 through next weekend at 431 S. Jefferson.

OZARK

The Stained Glass Theater, 1996 Evangel, presents Ron Boutwell's play "The Damascus Road" through Saturday.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.

At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson, the Pineapple Tree Dance Company perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tracy Letts' play "Superior Donuts" opens at 7:30 p.m. on April 2 and runs weekends through April.

TULSA, Okla.

At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., a stage version comic spoof of Hitchcock's film "The 39 Steps" is presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. The Tulsa Youth Ballet performs "I Am" at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre. The Noche Flamenca, recognized as the most authentic flamenco dance company, performs at 7 p.m. on March 31 and April 1 in the John H. Williams Theatre.

Sesame Street Live's "Let's Dance" is offered at 7 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m. 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cox Business Center, Seventh and Houston.

PITTSBURG, Kan.

Pittsburg Community Theater presents the musical, "Yours, Anne," based on Anne Frank's diary, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Memorial Auditorium, 503 N. Pine.

KANSAS CITY

The musical "Peter and the Starcatcher" is offered at 7:30 p.m. on March 31 and April 1, 7:30 p.m. on April 2 with more performances through next weekend at the Kauffman Center.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents the musical "Hair," at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday and weekdays at 7 p.m. through April 12, with no shows on Mondays, at the Spencer Theatre, 4949 Cherry.

Kansas City Repertory Theater's production of Tony Kushner's "Angels in America" runs through Sunday at the Copaken Stage, 13th and Walnut.

William Downs' play about putting on a play, "Women Playing Hamlet," runs through Sunday at the Unicorn Theater, 3828 Main.

Three vocalists offer the revue, "Broadway and Back," through Sunday at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.

Musical Heritage Theater presents "Guys and Dolls," opening April 2 and running through April 19 at Crown Center, Grand Blvd. and Pershing Road.

ST. LOUIS

The Broadway musical "Kinky Boots" runs through April 5 at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.

"The Godfather" is shown at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar, with the St. Louis Symphony playing Nina Rota's score live at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Black Repertory Theatre presents a two-man play by Phillip Hayes Dean on the life of actor, singer and activist Paul Robeson through Sunday at the Emerson Performance Center at Harris-Stowe State University, 3103 Laclede Ave.

Repertory Theater of St. Louis' production of Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" runs through April 12 at the Loretto-Hilton Center at Webster Groves University.

New Jewish Theater presents Donald Margulies' play "Sight Unseen" runs through Sunday at the St. Louis Jewish Community Center, 2 Milestone Campus Dr.

Dickens' "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," turned into a musical by Rupert Holmes, opens April 2 and runs though April 18 at the Tower Grove Abbey Theatre, 2336 Tennessee Ave.

Carnaval, an annual Latin cultural show, is offered at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Edison Theatre at Washington University.

The Madco dance company performs at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SPRINGFIELD

St. Louis author Dr. Katrina Thompson will speak about the racial politics of music and dance in North American slavery at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Temple Hall at Missouri State University.

Retired FBI profiler and now author Candice DeLong, who helped track the Unabomber, will speak at 7 p.m. on March 30 at the Plaster Student Union at MSU.

JOPLIN

A train show and swap meet will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Joplin Museum Complex, Seventh and Schifferdeker.

TULSA, Okla.

Comedian and actor Chris Tucker performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady.

Sesame Street Live's "Let's Dance" is offered at 7 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m. 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cox Business Center, Seventh and Houston.

The sixth annual Tulsa Sights and Sounds fine arts show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria Ave.

ST. LOUIS

Comedian Rodney Carrington performs at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Peabody Opera House.

Comedienne Paula Poundstone performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

Actor John Lithgow presents stories by P.G. Wodehouse and W.W. Jacobs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri.

FESTIVALS

SPRINGFIELD

The Missouri Outdoor Expo runs Friday through Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

JOPLIN

The Found Footage Festival, a comedy show composed of clips from videotapes found at thrift stores and garage sales, with commentary by the curators, is offered at 7 p.m. on Friday at Corley Hall at Missouri Southern State University.

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