Local Entertainment and Events Jan. 16-23

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

TOP PICKS

1. A touring production of the musical “Les Misérables” comes to the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in Springfield, with shows at 7:30 p.m Jan. 21-23, with more shows through next weekend. This stirring show of love rebellion and survival never loses its punch or appeal.

2. The Springfield Symphony celebrates the genius of Mozart in a concert of his works at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, 525 S. Hammons Parkway in Springfield. The concert includes his Piano Concerto No. 21 with soloist Marika Bournaki, Symphony No. 29 and “A Little Night Music,” with a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. It’s an evening of easy to enjoy music with memorable melodies.

3. If you enjoy reveling in songs of the 1970s, take in Three Dog Night, playing at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Cherokee Casino, 2416 Hwy. 412, in West Siloam Springs, west of Fayetteville, Ark. It’s more of an out-of-the-way venue, but a great chance to still hear this classic band and their hits.

CONCERTS

REEDS SPRING: Snaps for Sinners performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Rock House, 41 High St.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: At George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, playing this week are the Steel Woods and Tennessee Jet on Thursday; the Mixtapes on Friday; the Next Unknown, Jamie Lou and the Hullabaloo and Red Lens on Saturday; Foggy Bobcat, and Sedonas and the Couch Jackets on Sunday.

At the Fine Arts Center at the University of Arkansas, 340 N. Garland Ave., University of Arkansas composition instructor Robert Mueller performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The Brass and Ivory Trio plays at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23.

POCOLA, Okla.: At the Choctaw Casino, west of Fort Smith, playing this week are Earl Heron on Friday, and Schroomville with a Allman Band tribute on Saturday.

WYANDOTTE, Okla.: At the Indigo Sky Casino, 70220 Highway 60, playing this week are Wilkie Jay and the Heat on Thursday, Oreo Blue on Friday, the Uncrowned Kings on Saturday and Tom Nowell with an acoustic concert on Jan. 23

JOPLIN: At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, playing this week are Aces Wild on Friday and Saturday. In Lover’s Leap, the Widowmakers play both nights.

TULSA, Okla.: Rocker Bret Michaels performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa.

The Blue Man Group performs at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20-22 at the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St.

At Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main, playing this week are Reckless Kelly, Jeff Crosby and the Refugees on Friday; Riverfield Rocks on Saturday; Mandolin Organ and Kate Rhudy on Sunday; and Lettuce on Jan. 22.

PITTSBURG, Kan: Great White plays rock music at 9 p.m. Saturday at Kansas Crossing Casino, 1275 S. Hwy. 69 Country.

KANSAS CITY: The Kansas City Symphony plays a salute to violinist Isaac Stern with a performance of Brahms’ “Variations on a Theme by Haydn,” Mendelssohn’s Violin Concert with soloist Nancy Zhou, Vivian Fung’s “Dust Devils” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway. A concert including Copland’s Clarinet concerto and “Quiet City,” plus South American music by Raimundo Pineda is offered at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Gatlin Brothers perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kauffman Center.

At the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., the music from the Final Fantasy video game will be played live in arrangements for small ensemble at 8 p.m. Friday.

Superstar violinist Anna Sophie Mutter presents a recital of Beethoven’s music, including the “Kreutzer” and “Spring” sonatas at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Folly Theater.

At the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, playing this week are Kye Colors on Friday and Wale on Jan. 22.

The band Tedeschi Trucks plays at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Music Hall, 13th and Central.

Performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 and Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5, with the orchestral accompaniment reduced to piano score, will be performed by pianists Matteo Generani and Zheyun Jiang at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry.

At Johnson County Community College’s Polsky Theatre at Yardley Hall in Overland Park, Kan., violinist Bomsori Kim performs music of Schumann, Sibelius, Szymanowski, Prokofiev and Bizet at 8 p.m. Saturday. Musical theater star Eboni Fondren performs with piano, bass and drums at 7 p.m. Sunday.

ST. LOUIS: The St. Louis Symphony plays Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, plus Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll,” Clyne’s “This Midnight Hour” and Richard Strauss’s suite from “Der Rosenkavalier” at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar. The orchestra plays John Williams’ score to “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” during a screening of the film at 7 p.m. Jan. 23, with more performances through next weekend.

Classical pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and members of the St. Louis Symphony play chamber music by Poulenc and Shostakovich at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Ave. at Washington University.

At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Ave., singer/songwriter Ruthie Foster and Clayton Jones perform at 8 p.m. Friday. The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis offers a special blend concert with classical guitarist Mak Grgic at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21.

At Delmar House, 6133 Delmar Blvd., Cory Wong and Scott Mulvahill play on Friday. Yes We Can, a tribute concert to Allen Toussaint, is offered Saturday.

THEATER

SPRINGFIELD: The Mystery Hour with Jeff Houghton offers a show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East.

Springfield Contemporary Theater offers a revue from Stephen Sondheim musicals in “Side By Side By Sondheim,” celebrating the composer’s 90th birthday, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, with more shows next weekend at Pershing and Robberson Ave.

OZARK: Jeanette Clift George’s play “The Return,” the story of the prophet Hosea in a modern setting, has shows at 7 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and more for the next two weekends at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 W. Evangel.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: Theater Squared presents Marco Ramirez’s play “The Royale” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 and 23, with more shows running through Feb. 16, except on Mondays, at 477 W. Spring St.

TULSA, Okla.: Cirque du Soleil’s show “Axel,” featuring acrobatics on ice, has a show at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Tulsa BOK Center, 200 S. Denver.

Meredith Willson’s musical “The Music Man” is presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, with more shows next weekend in the John H. Williams Theater at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

KANSAS CITY: “Dixie's Tupperware Party” opens Friday in the Starlight Theater in Swope Park, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

A stage version of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” with songs from the film and a new score, is presented by the American Theatre Guild at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21-23 at the Kauffman Center, with more performances next weekend.

Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize winning play “'night, Mother,” about a woman driven to the breaking point, runs through Jan. 26 at the Custom Theater in Crown Center, 30 W. Pershing St.

The performing troupe Quixotic presents “Sensate, Cirque Cabaret” runs through Feb. 15 at the fourth floor theater at Crown Center, Pershing Road and Grand Blvd.

The world premier of Jacqueline Goldfinger’s play “Babel,” about a couple in a futuristic world where babies must be genetically engineered, opens with shows at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 and 23, continuing through Feb. 9 at the Unicorn Theater, 3828 Main.

David Meyer’s play “The White Rose: We Defied Hitler” opens Jan. 21 and runs through Feb. 9 at the Coterie Theater at Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd.

Quality Hill Playhouse presents “Cabaret Swings,” a revue of swing tunes past and present, opening Friday and running through Feb. 16 at 303 W. 10th St.

A touring production of the musical “The Color Purple” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

ST. LOUIS: “The Donna Summer Musical” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21-23, with more shows through next weekend at the Fox Theater, 527 N. Grand.

Ignite Theatre Company presents “Peter Pan Jr.,” an abbreviated version of the Broadway musical, at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grandel Theater, 3610 Grandel Square, across from Powell Hall.

“Madam,” a new musical based on the life of St. Louis brothel operator Eliza Haycraft in 1870, is offered at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16, with more shows through Feb. 2 at .Zack, 3224 Locust St.

“Songs for Nobodies,” a one-woman show starring Debby Lennon telling stories by everyday people who had unexpected encounters with singing icons from Judy Garland to Maria Callas, opens at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 with more shows through Feb. 2 at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand Blvd.

Black Repertory Theater presents August Wilson's “Two Trains Running” at 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Jan. 22 and 23, with more shows through Jan. 26 at the Edison Theater, 6445 Forsyth Blvd. at Washington University.

St. Louis Repertory Theater at the Loretto Hilton Center on the Webster University campus in Webster Grove presents Luis Alfaro's play “Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles” at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Jan. 21-22, 1:30 and 8 p.m. Jan. 23, with more shows through Jan. 31. Larissa FastHorse's comic play “The Thanksgiving Play” is presented at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Jan. 21-22 and 8 p.m. Jan. 23, with more shows through Feb. 9.

Lucille Fletcher's suspense play “Night Watch” has shows Friday through Sunday at Theatre Guild of Webster Groves, 517 Theater Lane in Webster Groves.

St. Louis Family Theatre presents “Click, Clack, Moo,” a play set on the farm with animals as characters, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Florissant Civic Center, 1 Eagan Dr. in Florissant.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SPRINGFIELD: An RK Gun Show will be held Saturday and Sunday in the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E*Plex, starting at 9 a.m. both days.

REEDS SPRING: The Rock House, 41 High St., offers a square dance at 7 p.m. Friday with music by Steve and Lynn Scott and Julie Henigan. Steve Young will call. No partners required. No experience necessary.

JOPLIN: The annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Missouri Southern State University will be held at 6 p.m. at the North End Zone, 3950 Newman Rd. Theme is “Music: A Universal Stepping Stone.” Guest speaker will be Nimrod Chapel, president of the Missouri NAACP.

Heartland Opera is hosting a sing-along showing of the Queen tribute film “Bohemian Rhapsody” as a fundraiser with showings at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bookhouse Cinema, 715 E. Broadway.

MIAMI, Okla.: “Mysterious Four States,” a program on local mysteries focusing on hauntings, the Spook Light and other legends is offered at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main.

TULSA, Okla.: Comic Chris Tucker performs at 8 p.m. Friday at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa.

At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., the Chili Bowl micro racers compete Jan. 13-18 in the Expo Hall, coinciding with the remote control Chili Bowl.

KANSAS CITY: The Monster Jam motorsports experience is offered at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday in the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.

The Mid-American RV Show runs Thursday through Sunday at the KC Convention Center, 13th and Broadway.

The Hoosier Offload Arenacross Nationals run Friday and Saturday at the KC Convention Center.

COLUMBIA: A Salvador Dali exhibit runs through Feb. 23 at the Museum of Art and Archeology at Mizzou North, 115 Business Loop 70W.

ST. LOUIS: Comic Jen Fulwiler performs her “The Naughty Corner” show at 7 p.m Jan. 21 at the Grandel Theater.

The Loop Ice Carnival runs Friday through Sunday in the Delmar Loop in University City

The St. Louis Auto Show and St. Louis Motorcycle and Custom Bike Show opens Jan. 23 and runs through next weekend at America’s Center and the Dome, 701 Convention Plaza.

FESTIVALS

SPRINGFIELD: The 2020 Springfield Multicultural Festival runs noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone, with a performance venue and a resource expo for more than 50 exhibitors.

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: The seventh annual Ozark Mountain Music Festival runs Thursday through Sunday at Basin Park Hotel Ballroom. Music features the Arkansauce string band on Thursday, at 8 p.m.; Brad Fielder, Red Oak Ruse and Wood and Wire on Friday, at 6 p.m.; and Chucky Waggs, the Haymakers and Dam Neighbors at 1 p.m.; with the Hellbenders and Dirtfoot playing Gypsy Punk Country Grumble Boogie at 8 p.m.; and the Bloody Mary Show at noon Sunday.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: The 11th annual Fayetteville Film Festival will present six short films created by Arkansas people or filmed in Arkansas at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson.

KANSAS CITY: The Midwest Honor Band and Orchestra Festival runs Friday through Sunday at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry.

ST. LOUIS: Winterfest ice skating continues through Jan. 26 at Kiener Plaza, 500 Chestnut St. downtown.