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TD Talk: Stage Direction


TL Time Machine: Peter Pan, 2016


Stories with Kelli: The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone


Theatre Lawrence Youth Education Programs

While we can't physically meet, we are so excited to be offering Summer Youth Programs (at a distance, of course) that will cater to kids of all ages and interest levels.
The Shows Must Go On(line)
Now enrolling for summer kids' classes
June 1 - 5: Pet Store Puppet Party
June 8 - 12: Pirates of Lazaretto
June 15 - 19: Great Big Sky
June 22 - 26: Kid's Scoop
June 29 - July 3: Staycation 2020

Youth Acting Companies
Little Zoomers Acting Company Ages 7-11| May 28 - June 30 | Tues/Thurs | 3:00-4:00 | $99
Teen Screen Studio Acting Company Ages 12 - 18 | May 27 - June 29 | Mon/Wed | 3:00-4:00 | $99

Click HERE To Learn More!

Specialty Sip: Arnold Palmer Jello Shots

Arnold Palmer Jello Shots (2 ways)
Option 1
Ingredients: 1 cup black tea 1/2 cup vodka 1/4 cup simple syrup (1:1 sugar to water) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 packet gelatin
How To: Pour lemon juice, vodka, and simple syrup into bowl. Sprinkle with gelatin and allow to bloom for two minutes.
Meanwhile, brew a cup of tea.
Add hot tea to the lemonade mix and whisk to dissolve the gelatin.
Divide mix among containers of your choice.
Chill in fridge until set. __________________________________________________________________________
Option 2
6 oz lemon jello mix
2 cups water
1 black tea bag
2 cups sweet tea vodka
How To:
Boil 2 cups of water and let tea bag steep in water for desired strength.
Pour into bowl with lemon jello mix
Once dissolved, add 2 cups sweet tea vodka
Divide mixture among containers of your choice.
Chill in fridge until set.

Dinner and a Show: CATS + Fish House

You're invited to the Jellicle Ball this Friday, May 15th - For 48 hours ONLY! Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS, the most famous musical of all time, first exploded onto the West End stage in 1981. 'Memory', one of its many classic songs, became an instant worldwide hit. Since then CATS has smashed records and conquered the world.

View CATS! HERE ___________________________________________________________________________
Mass St. Fish House is BACK Daily 2:00-8:00 PM Website| Facebook

Summer Youth Classes Enrolling NOW!

School's Out, Theatre's In
Ages 7-12 | Monday - Friday | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm $60 per week ALL SIX for $300 (like getting one FREE!)
Enjoy SOTI from HOME! Directed by Miss Hailey (in themed costume of course), special guest artists, interactive drama games, theatre exercises, dance moves, and craft activities, we provide the full virtual SOTI experience!  Museum Late Shift
May 18 - 22
Pet Store Puppet Party June 1 - 5
Pirates of Lazaretto June 8 - 12
Great Big Sky June 15 - 19
Kids' Scoop June 22 - 26
Staycation 2020 June 29 - July 3 Learn More Youth Acting Companies
Whether you are looking to try something new or are continuing to hone your acting skills, we are offering a wide variety of theatre experiences from hilarious short scenes and mystery melodrama to fabled fairytales, cooking shows, newscasts and more, classes are packed with variety and fun! Little Zoomers Acting Company Ages 7-11 May 28 - June 30 Tues/Thurs | 3:00-4:00 | $99
Teen Screen Studio Acting Company Ages 12 - 18 May 27 - June 2…

TL Time Machine: The King and I, 2014


Specialty Sip: Celery Gimlet

Celery Gimlet
1 small celery rib, chopped, plus extra for garnish 1/4 oz simple syrup (1:1 parts sugar and water) 2 oz gin of your choice 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
How To: Add celery and simple syrup to cocktail shaker and muddle until celery is broken down and juices are released.  Add lime juice and gin and fill shaker with ice. Shake until the outside of the shaker is frosty. Strain into a chilled glass, garnish with additional celery.

Dinner and a Show: Antony and Cleopatra + The Burger Stand

National Theatre's Antony and Cleopatra
At the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare's famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Antony & Cleopatra is streaming for free until 7pm UK time on Thursday 14 May 2020.

Antony and Cleopatra HERE ____________________________________________________________________________________________________
The Burger Stand The Burger Stand is BACK! Tuesday-Sunday
Website | Facebook

TL Time Machine: Catch Me If You Can, 2017


Bolero Juilliard

In normal times, Juilliard's halls are buzzing with collaborations: string quartets, jazz ensembles, singers, dancers, and actors. As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has forced the Juilliard community to scatter around the globe President Damian Woetzel asked, "What can we do together even while we are alone?"

To Watch "Bolero Juilliard", Click HERE

Specialty Sip: Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz
Ingredients: 3 oz Prosecco 2 oz Aperol 1 oz Soda Water Green Olives to garnish
How To: Thread olives onto a swizzle stick.  Pour Aperol and Prosecco into a rocks glass filled with ice.  Top off with soda and gently stir with swizzle stick with olives.

TL Time Machine: Church Basement Ladies, 2017


Theatre Lawrence Recovery Survey

Please Take A Moment To Participate  In Our Brief Survey
Hello from Theatre Lawrence,
As we plan to welcome you back to the Theatre, our greatest concern is for your safety and security. We are currently working through the hundreds of details regarding seating, cleaning, distancing and performing in our changed world.
With that in mind, we are looking to you as part of our Theatre Lawrence Family for some guidance as to what will make you personally feel most comfortable participating in and attending events at the Theatre. Please take a moment to help us plan by completing this brief survey by Saturday, May 13th
Click HERE To Take The Survey

SOTI: Blather, Blarney, and Balderdash


TL Crafts: Easy T Skirts with Miss Hailey


Stories with Kelli: Dr. Seuss' "Hop on Pop"


Specialty Sip (May the Fourth Edition): Floating Yoda

Floating YodaIn honor of May 4th (May The Fourth Be With You!)
Ingredients: 1 part Kahlua 1 part Vodka 1/2 part Milk or Cream 1 scoop of Mint Chip Ice Cream
How To: Combine Kahlua, Vodka, Milk/Cream in a glass over ice. Top with Mint Chip Ice Cream.

Donate to Theatre Lawrence while you SHOP with Amazon Smile

You know how we are all shopping on Amazon right now to avoid leaving the house? If you shop via and choose Theatre Lawrence as your non-profit of choice, a small percentage of each of your Amazon purchases will be donated back to Theatre Lawrence!  Win-Win!
Of course, if you want to donate directly, you can do that as well!

TL Time Machine: Camelot, 1990 and 2018


Sponsor Spotlight: Beisecker Farms

Special thanks to Beisecker Farms for not only being longtime patrons, but also sponsoring Distance Theatre!

Specialty Drink: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Ingredients: Fireball Whisky Rumchata
How To: Combine equal parts of each into the glass of our choice over ice. Enjoy!

TL Time Machine: Chicago, 2011


Breakfast and a Show: Into The Woods + LFK Breakfast Favorites

Into The WoodsIn May,1989, the full original Broadway cast (with the exception of Jean Kelly as Snow White) reunited for only three performances for a taping of the musical for the Season 10 premiere episode of PBS's American Playhouse. It first aired on March 15, 1991. The show was filmed professionally with seven cameras on the set of the Martin Beck Theater in front of an audience. A few elements changed from its original nightly counterpart for the recording in order to better fit the screen rather than the stage such as the lighting, and minor costume differences,. There were also some pick up shots not filmed in front of an audience. This video has since been released on Tape and DVD and, on occasion, remastered and re-released. This video is considered to be the original IntoThe Woods. _______________________________________________________________________________
Raise your hand if you miss going out to brunch! Us too. This weekend, treat yourself to breakfast take-out fr…

Sponsor Spotlight: TCK | The Trust Company of Kansas

Thank you to The Trust Company of Kansas for being a Theatre Lawrence sponsor!
THE TRUST COMPANY OF KANSAS ABIDES BY A SIMPLE PHILOSOPHY: MINIMIZE BURDEN, BESTOW FREEDOM. As our longtime partners will tell you, we help our clients accomplish their goals, not our own. And we stay focused on the financial aspects of their lives so that they can stay focused on their priorities. Our goal is to build a legacy by helping you protect yours. We help you meet your goals by closely monitoring your assets, so that you may continue enjoying a lifestyle to which you’ve become accustomed.

SOTI: Lady Pirates of the Caribbean


The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (radio show) Part 4


TL Crafts: Easy Tee and Sleeve Crafts with Miss Hailey


Stories with Kelli: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs


TL Time Machine: The Little Mermaid, 2015

Specialty Drink: Raise a Glass To Freedom (Hamilton)

Raise A Glass To Freedom (Hamilton)
Was King George actually upset about the colonists dumping tea into the Boston Harbor, or were there really some other drinks he liked to enjoy onboard?
Ingredients: 1 oz Orange Juice 2 oz Spiced Rum 1/2 oz. Apricot Liqueur or Peach Schnapps 1 can/bottle of your favorite Pilsner or Lager
How To: Combine ingredients in a pint glass. Garnish with an orange. Start a revolution.

Dinner and a Show: Frankenstein + Limestone Pizza

The National Theatre is offering not one, but TWO versions of Danny Boyle's monster hit, Frankenstein Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternate roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation in Frankenstein, filmed live.
Available Thursday, April 30th at 1:00 PM is Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature Use the link to view that version HERE
Available on Friday, May 1st at 1:00 PM is Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature Use the link to view that version HERE _________________________________________________________________________________
To complete your evening, be sure to order a pizza (or two) from the recently re-opened, Limestone Pizza!

Click HERE TO View Their Menu

Sponsor Spotlight: Kurt Goeser | State Farm Insurance

Shout out to Kurt Goeser | State Farm Insurance 
Kurt has always been an amazing sponsor and patron of the Theatre!
If you are in need of his services, click HERE

TL Time Machine: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 1994 and 2012

Did you enjoy the Joseph double feature?
If you want more, here is a link to an interview with Jac Yarrow, who made his West End debut last year inJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Dinner and a Show: Love Never Dies + 6 Mile Chophouse

Love Never Dies 
Another premiere from The Shows Must Go OnLove Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera is available beginning Friday, April 24th at 1:00 PM and will be available for 48 hours only!
Click HERE To Access Love Never Dies _________________________________________________________________________
6 Mile Chophouse 6th Street Chophouse will be offering a limited version of their menu available for curbside carry out or delivery beginning Friday, April 24th!
Visit their Facebook Page or Websitefor more!

Specialty Sip: PB&J Old Fashioned

PB&J Old Fashioned
Ingredients: 2 oz of Peanut Butter Whiskey (Skrewball) 1 tsp Strawberry Jelly Dash of Bitters
How To: Stir strawberry jelly and peanut butter whiskey together until combined. Add ice and bitters. Shake.Strain mix over ice into rocks glass and garnish with a mini peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Dinner and a Show: Macbeth + Sandwich Bowl

MacbethShakespeare’s chilling Scottish tragedy is realized by Emmy-winning magician Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Helen Hayes Award-winning director Aaron Posner as a startling, supernatural show brimming with magic, mayhem, and madness.
Folger Theatre is offering their 2008 production of Macbeth (in two parts) free for viewing through July 1, 2020.  
Click HERE To Access Macbeth _________________________________________________________________________
Sandwich BowlSandwich Bowl is not just for lunch anymore! The restaurant has extended their hours on Thursdays and Fridays to 8 PM!
Visit their Facebook Page or Websitefor more!

TD Talk: Lighting Design (Part 2)


TL Time Machine: Shout, 2010


Stories with Kelli: Talking Eggs


SOTI: StarFarce


The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (radio show) Part 3


TL Crafts: Treasure Maps with Miss Hailey


Rocket Relief Emergency Fund for Artists

Rocket Relief Emergency Fund for Artists
Charlotte Street Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art, ArtsKC, the Andy Warhol Foundation and Theater League Kansas City are partnering to provide $120,000 in emergency aid for artists impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Artists can apply for Rocket Relief funds immediately through this link. Beginning May 1, ten eligible artists will be randomly selected each week to receive benefits until the funds are distributed. Applications may continue to be submitted and eligible applicants will be added to the pool until funds are distributed.   This fund is open to all self-identifying visual, multi-disciplinary, and performing artists within an 80-mile radius of Kansas City. Grant amounts are available as flat stipends of $1,000. Once artists have entered the pool and been confirmed as eligible, they will remain in the weekly selection process until all funds are distributed. Funds are for individual artists specifically and nonprofit entities are…

Behind The Scenes: The Phantom of the Opera, Chandelier

Did you enjoy Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" this past weekend?  We think you will love this quick behind-the-scenes video about the iconic chandelier in the production!

"When I Grow Up", Matilda, 2019

"When I Grow Up"Matilda, 2019Last December, a talented cast performed in the Theatre Lawrence production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Now, during the stay-at-home restrictions, all 21 of the young actors with singing roles have reunited virtually to reprise one of their songs from their show, When I Grow Up. Enjoy!
Performed by Juliana Allen, Vincent Brack, Olivia Goeser, Abby Groves, Jake Hedges, Tilly Johnson, Anna Kober, Hannah Kohart, Katie Mastrosimone, Annika Maximov, Juliet Outka, Vivi Riffel, Julia Ruddy, Sean Ruddy, Dakota Schreiner, Thomas Sikes, Adelle Spiess, Shea Spiess, Giulia Ventello, Madeline Williams, and Harrison Willmoth.
Credits to Brian Williams for germinating the idea, to Bob Newton for organizing the recording, and to TL Tech Director James Diemer for editing the video.

TL Time Machine: The Secret Garden, 2007


Specialty Sip: Fireball Pink Lemonade

Ingredients: 1 bottle lemonade (24 oz) 1 cup Fireball cinnamon whisky 2 tbsp grenadine 2 cups ice 1 lemon, sliced
How To: 1. Pour the lemonade, Fireball, and 1 tbsp grenadine into a large pitcher.  Stir and taste, adding grenadine until you reach the desired color/flavor you like.
2. Fill mason jars or other glasses with ice.  Pour in pink lemonade and garnish glasses with a slice of lemon.

Dinner and a Show: The Phantom of the Opera + Bigg's BBQ

The Phantom of the OperaBeginning Friday, April 17th at 1:00 PM CST and available for 48 hours only is Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterpiece, The Phantom of the Opera starring Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess and Hadley Fraser
Click HERE To Access The Show _________________________________________________________________________
What goes better with Phantom than BBQ?Name a more iconic duo...we'll wait.
Biggs BBQ is not only offering their full menu for curbside carry-out or delivery, but they have some great Family Specials and Combos to help get you and yours through the weekend!
Click HERE To See Bigg's Menu

TL Time Machine: Shrek, 2013


TD Talk: Lighting Design (Part 1)


Stories with Kelli: The Day It Snowed Tortillas


SOTI: What A Knight, 2018


The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (radio show) Part 2


TL Crafts: Galaxy Shirts with Miss Hailey


Dinner and a Show: Jane Eyre + Jade Garden

Jane Eyre
Watch the beautiful and dynamic theatre production of Jane Eyre, a collaboration with Bristol Old Vic, filmed by National Theatre Live at London's National Theatre.
Click HERETo Access The Show on Youtube!
Don't feel like cooking after the holiday feast you prepared this weekend?
Consider treating yourself to take-out from Jade Garden!
You can view their curbside menu HERE