Local Entertainment and Events June 20-27
1. Missouri State University’s Tent Theater concludes the opening show of its summer season with a stage version of the musical “Grease,” offered at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, on the lawn behind Coger Hall, west of National and Grand. Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” opens at 7 p.m. on June 27, running through July 3. These high energy performances by MSU students epitomize the thrill of live theater. Take a cushion for the hard folding chair seats.
2. Opera in the Ozarks opens its 2019 season, running through July 19 at the Inspiration Point Center for the Arts, 16311 Hwy. 62, west of Eureka Springs. This is a great opportunity to see full operas, fully staged with a live orchestra and subtitles. Shows this week include Mark Adamo’s treatment of Alcott’s “Little Women” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and June 26, Mozart’s comedy “The Abduction from the Seraglio” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and June 27, and Puccini’s beloved romance “La Boheme” on June 25.
3. Country music superstar Brad Paisley performs at 7:30 p.m. on June 27 with Chris Lane and Riley Green at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers, Ark., 5079 W. Northgate Rd. Stars don’t come bigger than this. Be prepared for a walk as this is a big facility and Paisley will draw a large crowd.
SPRINGFIELD: At the Complex, 307 Park Central East, Uncle Kracker plays at 8 p.m. on Thursday.
At Krave Music Emporium, 1614 S. Glenstone, Wheelhouse plays at 5:30 p.m. Friday. African plays at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Missouri Jazz Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. on June 25.
Quinton Patterson Briggs concludes the weekly concerts in the park at noon on June 26 at Founders Park, 330 E. Water St.
BRANSON: The Taneycomo Festival Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 and Nazaykinskaya’s “Winter Bells” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Branson High School.
ROGERS, Ark.: Train and the Goo Goo Dolls perform at 7 p.m. on June 26 at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, 5079 W. Northgate Rd.
The Artosphere concert series continues with the Aeolus Quartet performing at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hunt Chapel, 5930 S. Wallis Rd.
BENTONVILLE, Ark.: The Artosphere concert series reaches its highlight at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra playing a concert of music by Mozart: his “Little Night Music,” clarinet concerto and Symphony No. 29 at 8 p.m. Thursday, in a space known to sell out.
SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark.: The Artosphere Festival Orchestra offers a free concert at 6 p.m. on Friday in the Memorial Park amphitheater, 205 E. Jefferson.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: The Artosphere Festival Orchestra plays Mendelssohn’s violin concerto with soloist Benjamin Bellman and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 at 7 p.m. on June 26 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson.
At George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, playing this week are White Mansion and the Secret Post at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, One Ounce Jig at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Funk Factory at 9 p.m. on June 22, and Becky Adams, Makin Loaf and Jon Shorter at 9 p.m. on June 27.
FORT SMITH, Ark.: The Oak Ridge Boys performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St.
POCOLA, Okla.: At the Choctaw Casino, west of Fort Smith, Brandon Butler plays at 9 p.m. on Friday. Joe Diffie plays at 9 p.m. on Saturday.
WYANDOTTE, Okla.: At the Indigo Sky Casino, 70220 Highway 60, playing this week are Johnny Dale Roberts at 8 p.m. Thursday, Donnie Ray Stevens at 9 p.m. on Friday, Sweet Trouble at 9 p.m. on Saturday, and Travis Kidd at 8 p.m. on June 27.
At Bordertown Casino, 129 Oneida, Boston Mountain Playboys play at 9 p.m. on Friday. Asphalt Cowboys play at 9 p.m. Saturday.
JOPLIN: At the Buffalo Run Casino, west of Joplin, the Brandon Butler Band plays on Thursday. Chroma plays on Friday, and FM Live plays on Saturday.
TULSA, Okla.: The Black Lillies play at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Woody Guthrie Center, 102 E. Brady.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Blackbear, Elohim and Yung Pinch on Thursday; Night Demon, the Well, Crypt Trip, Rainbows and Free and Blind Oath on Friday; Casey Donahew and Mitchell Ferguson on Saturday; Big Head Todd and the Monsters plus Toad the Wet Sprocket and Peter More on Sunday; Jawbreaker and Bully on June 25.
KANSAS CITY: At the Starlight Theater in Swope Park, Train and the Goo Goo Dolls perform at 7 p.m. Friday. Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
The Kansas City Symphony concludes its season with Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, Corigliano’s “Snapshot Circa 1959” and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.
Bob Marley’s band The Wailers performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrrah’s Casino.
At the Midland Theater, 1228 Main, Bazzi and Lizzo, Betty Who and Ally Brooke perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Big Head Todd and the Monsters plus Toad the Wet Sprocket play at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
At the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, the Try Guys perform at 7:30 p.m. June 25. SonReal plays at 8 p.m. on June 26.
The Hot Country Nights concert series continues in the Power and Light District, Main and Central, with Cody Johnson at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Randy Houser plays at 6 p.m. on June 27.
At the Ameristar Casino, Sha Na Na plays at 8:30 p.m. on Friday. Howard Jones, Men Without Hats and All Hail the Silence perform at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.
COLUMBIA: The Missouri Symphony plays music from the “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter” films at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Missouri Theater, 203 S. Ninth St.
ST. LOUIS: At the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Train and the Goo Goo Dolls play at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World and Ra Ra Riot play at 7 p.m. on June 25.
“Weird Al” Yankovic performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Ave., the
St. Louis Music Showcase concludes with a concert featuring jazz pianist Peter Martin and his trio, the 442s and soul singer Brian Owens and his band at 7 p.m. Thursday. The winner of the St. Louis Sound contest will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. on June 26.
The Gateway Men's Chorus offers a concert remembering the 50th anniversary of Stonewall at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-SLU.
The St. Louis Symphony goes to the movies, playing the Bernard Hermann score to a screening of the Hitchcock film “Psycho at 7 p.m. Saturday, and Max Steiner's score to a screening of “Casablanca” at 2 p.m. Sunday, both at Powell Hall, Delmar at Grand.
At Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar, Monsier Periné plays on Friday. John Paul White and the Prescriptions perform on June 26.
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones perform at 7:30 p.m. on June 27 at Powell Hall.
SPRINGFIELD: Springfield Little Theater's production of “Footloose” the Musical” has shows at 7:30 p.m Thursday through and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Landers Theater, 311 E. Walnut. An abbreviated version of “Disney’s The Lion King” opens on June 27 for a weekend run at the SLT Education Facility, 2237 S. Florence Ave.
Charles Dickens’ “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” a musical by Rupert Holmes, is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. June 27, with more shows through next weekend at Springfield Contemporary Theater, Pershing and Robertson Ave.
OZARK: Crystal Phillips’ play “A Summer of Hope” has shows at 7 p.m., running Thursday through Saturday through June 29 at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 W. Evangel.
ROGERS, Ark.: Lucas Hnath’s play “A Doll’s House: Part 2,” a sequel to the Ibsen play, is presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Arkansas Public Theater, 116 S. Second St.
SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark.: Shakespeare in the Park presents a one-hour version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Park.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: A touring production of the musical “Les Misérables” has shows at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson.
“The Moon Project,” a new theatrical show commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday and noon Friday at the Walton Arts Center.
CARTHAGE: Stone’s Throw Theater, 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd., presents the Rodgers and Hammerstein revue “Some Enchanted Evening” June 27 through next weekend.
TULSA, Okla.: A touring production of “Fiddler on the Roof” is offered at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 98 p.m. Friday, 2 and8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St.
NEVADA: Community Council on the Performing Arts presents “Seusical the Musical” at 7 p.m. on June 27, with more shows through next weekend, at the Fox Playhouse, 110 S. Main.
KANSAS CITY: “Beautiful: the Carole King Musical” is presented at 8 p.m. June 25-27, with more shows through next weekend, at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park.
The musical “Hamilton” runs through July 7 at the Music Hall, 13th and Central, with weekday shows at 7:30 p.m., Saturday shows at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 7 p.m.
The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival presents a stage version of the film “Shakespeare in Love,” with shows running nightly at 8 p.m. through July 7 in Southmoreland Park, 47th and Oak.
The musical “Elephant and Piggie's ‘We Are In A Play’” runs to Aug. 4 at the Coterie Theater in Crown Center, Grand Blvd. and Pershing Road.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's “Oklahoma” runs through June 30 at Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center.
Lauren Gunderson's all-woman play “The Revolutionists” runs through June 30 at the Unicorn Theater, 3828 Main, with no shows on Mondays.
“Do Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” a musical about Catholic schools in the 1950s, runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Chestnut Fine Arts Center, 234 N Chestnut in Olathe, Kan., through Sunday.
Quality Hill Playhouse presents “Broadway and All That Jazz: Songbook of the 80s to the present,” a revue running through July 14 at 303 W. Tenth St.
ARROW ROCK: The Lyceum Theater presents “All Shook Up,” a musical set in small town America in 1955 featuring songs popularized by Elvis Presley at 2 p.m. June 27, with more shows running through July 7.
COLUMBIA: The Columbia Entertainment Company presents the musical “Hairspray” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. June 27, with more shows through next weekend at 1800 Nelwood Dr.
Barry Kornhauser’s play “Corduroy,” based on the children’s book by Don Freeman, is presented at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Studio 4, 672 Hitt St.
ST. LOUIS: The Muny continues its season of outdoor theater in Forest Park with Cyndi Lauper’s musical “Kinky Boots,” with shows running through June 25. “1776” opens on June 27, running through July 3.
Opera Theater St. Louis continues its season at the Loretto Hilton Center at Webster University in Webster Groves. Shows include Verdi’s “Rigoletto” at 8 p.m. Thursday, 1 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. June 26; Terence Blanchard’s new opera “Fire Shut Up In My Bones” at 8 p.m. Friday and June 27; Monteverdi's “Coronation of Poppea” at 8 p.m. Saturday and June 26. The season concludes June 30.
Paula Vogel’s play “Indecent” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. June 27 at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square across from Powell Hall, with more shows next weekend.
“An Amazing Story: German Abolitionists of Missouri” is presented at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand Blvd.
Stages St. Louis presents the tribute show to Peter Allen, “The Boy from Oz,” through June 30 at the Robert Reim Theater in the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Rd. Shows of “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians” are offered at 11 a.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. June 26 and 27, with more midday shows through next weekend.
Stray Dog Theater presents A.R. Gurney’s play “Sylvia” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Tower Grove Abby Theater, 2348 Tennessee Ave.
The annual Shakespeare Festival presents final performances of “Love's Labors Lost” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday in Forest Park, across from the Art Museum.
SPRINGFIELD: The RK Prepper Shows Survival Expo and Gun Show runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E*Plex.
A fireworks show will be offered on Saturday at Finley Park, 891-961 N. Riverside in Ozark.
BRANSON: Summer Boomapalooza is offered from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Track Family Fun Parks, 3345 W. Highway 76.
ROGERS, Ark.: Comic Trevor Noah performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion.
MIAMI, Okla.: The O’Reilly Auto Parts Outlaw Nationals monster truck show is offered Friday and Saturday at the Miami Fairgrounds, 1129 East St. SW, starting both nights at 7:30 p.m.
PITTSBURG, Kan.: The Southeast Kansas Gas Engine and Tractor Show runs Friday at the Crawford County Museum, 651 Highway 69.
Hypnotist Jim Wand performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Kansas Crossing Casino, 1275 S. Highway 69 Country.
BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan.: The second annual Decades of Wheels auto show and festival runs Friday and Saturday at 1143 Military Ave. Live music, a cruise-in and food trucks are planned.
MIAMI, Okla.: Peoria Tribe Powwow runs Friday through Sunday at the powwow grounds, 60000 E. 90 Road.
TULSA, Okla.: Comic Tom Segura performs at 8 p.m. on June 27 at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa.
The Pinto World Championship Show runs through Saturday at the Ford Arena at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.
ST. LOUIS: The 33rd season of Circus Flora runs under a tent at 3401 Washington Ave. through June 30.
Rustbelt, a poetry slam tournament with more than 60 participants, runs Friday and Saturday at .Zack, 3224 Locust.
The 18th annual Showcase STL, featuring more than 100 acts, runs Friday and Saturday in the Grove neighborhood, Manchester Avenue south of Vandeventer.
Make Music Day opens University City in the Delmar Loop to a summer music street party for the summer Soltice on Friday.
SPRINGFIELD: Jordan Valley Park hosts its annual SnowFest from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at 735 E. Trafficway, with live entertainment, interactive art projects, snowman building and Free Art Day.
BENTONVILLE, Ark.: The Arkansas Anime Festival runs Friday through Sunday at the Four Points Sheraton, 211 S.E. Walton Blvd., and Doubletree Hotel, 301 S.E. Walton Blvd. Cosplay is scheduled.
PITTSBURG, Kan.: The seventh annual Pittsburg State University Summer Music Fest runs this weekend. Concert include a Battle of the Bands at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday on the lawn of the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, 1711 S. Homer; chamber music performances by ensemble combinations at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, 415 N. Pine; the PSU Concert Band at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bicknell.