Showing posts from April, 2020

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

TL Time Machine: Always, Patsy Cline, 2002


Specialty Sip: Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona Coffee
Have you heard about this coffee trend that is sweeping the internet, called Dalgona coffee?  It may sound intimidating, but is actually super easy to make.
Ingredients: 2 Tbs Instant Coffee 2 Tbs Sugar 2 Tbs Boiling Water
How To: 1. In a bowl, mix (by hand, with a frother, or electric mixer) until frothy and thick. 2. Spoon on top of milk and ice

TL Time Machine: Ring of Fire, 2018


Specialty Sip: Jelly Bean Bellini

In honor of the holiday weekend, we are suggesting the super simple,  Jelly Bean Bellini
Ingredients: 4 oz Prosecco 2 oz Peach Puree Handful of Jelly Beans (any brand)
How To: 1. Pour peach puree into a champagne flute, then the prosecco.   Leave about an inch of space at the top of the glass-  the liquid will rise when you add the jelly beans. 2. Drop in jelly beans

Celebration of Life: Remembering Ann LaPoint

Although we are unable to gather at the Theatre this weekend to remember Ann LaPoint, we do remember her from the more than 34 TL shows where she sang, and danced and shared a laugh.
Anything Goes
Moon Over Buffalo
Secret Garden

Dinner and a Show: Jesus Christ Superstar + J.Wilson's and Wheatfields

As part of The Shows Must Go On channel on Youtube, a new musical will be released every Friday at 1 PM CST, for 48 hours only, so make sure you don't miss out!  On Good Friday, join us for Jesus Christ Superstar Live Stage Show starring Tim Minchin, Mel C (Sporty Spice), and Chris Moyles!  
Click HERE To Access The Show on Youtube! _________________________________________________________________________
To help out with your Easter needs this weekend, J.Wilson's is offering up an Easter spread so you can kick back and focus on the Jelly Bean Bellinis!
View J.Wilson's Easter Menu HERE
Additionally, Wheatfields will have a selection of breads and pastries including hot cross buns all weekend.  Call them to get the full run down of options and to place your order.
Call: 785-841-5553

Specialty Sip: Dulce De Leche

Inspired by theTL Time Machine Trip to Guys and Dolls, the Dulce De Leche is a combination of milk, sugar, and a kind of native flavouring...

TL Time Machine: Guys and Dolls, 2016


TD Talk: Set Design with Technical Director, James Diemer

Do you know how a theatre set comes together?  Sit down with Theatre Lawrence Technical Director, James Diemer to learn how the set goes from page to stage!

SOTI: The Critters of Cactus Creek, 2018

School's Out, Theatre's InThe Critters of Cactus Creek Summer 2018

Stories with Kelli: "Socks For Supper"

"Socks For Supper" with Kelli Szrot Tune in to Kelli's Facebook Page every day at 3:30 PM for a new story!

TL Crafts: "Stained Glass" with Miss Hailey

Did you do this craft at home?  We want to see your work! Send photos of  your artwork to

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (Radio Show) Part 1

Audio File OnlyUnfortunately, we had to cancel our Saturday, March 21st performance of the Youth Acting Company's production of "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe"
However, through the magic of technology we are bringing to you "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" via a radio style show that will be offered in 4 parts.

TL Time Machine: Mary Poppins, 2014


Specialty Sip: A Spoonful of Sugar

Poppins Parody: "Super Bad Transmittable Contagious Awful Virus!"


Dinner and a Show: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat + Blue Moose

Tune in each week to "The Shows Must Go On!" channel on youtube for some of the world's most beloved live theatre shows, free to stream for 7 days!  Starting this week, April 3rd with the online premiere of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Donny Osmond!
To complete your evening at the theatre, we are suggesting a dinner date from our friends at Blue Moose!!

Specialty Sip: Crisis Cocktail

"Crisis Cocktail"
Today's specialty sip is brought to you by Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten.  The crisis cocktail is her take on the traditional cosmopolitan, made in a comically large glass, and enjoyed at 9:30 AM.
You can see her recipe HERE

TL Time Machine: "Hard Knock Life", Annie, 2018


Dinner and a Show: "One Man, Two Guvnors" + Arterra Curbside

Join the National Theatre every Thursday at 7 PM (UK Time) for some of the best British theatre, free to stream for 7 days!  Starting this week, April 2nd with the online premier of One Man, Two Guvnors, starring James Corden! To make it a real "night out" we suggest pairing James Corden with a curbside meal from our friends at Arterra Event Gallery!  Bonus: you can add a bottle of wine or a 6-pack of beer to your order!
You can view their menu HERE

Specialty Sip: Muddy Milkshake

"Muddy Milkshake"
Inspired by one of our most popular drinks at the Theatre Lawrence bar, this week's specialty sip is inspired by our TL Time Machine Trip to "Big River" which is a mixture of  Mudslide Mix and Vanilla Ice Cream!

TL Time Machine: Big River, 2000