2020-21 Season Update: Reimagining Spinning Tree

2020-21 Season Update: Reimagining Spinning Tree

What was once a lineup of spectacular plays and musicals in celebration of our 10th Anniversary has changed significantly due to COVID-19. Season members who had already purchased tickets for 2020-21 have been called directly. Please stay posted for updates as we’re able to share the way we hope to reimagine Spinning Tree in 2021. MISS YOU LIKE HELL, our anticipated season opener, has been canceled.

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2020 Kip Niven Memorial Scholarship

2020 Kip Niven Memorial Scholarship

one-time $1,000 Scholarship

In keeping with our mission of educational development in the live theatre arts, Spinning Tree Theatre manages a scholarship fund to assist area high school seniors in pursuing higher education. Each year, Spinning Tree solicits scholarship applications from graduating seniors in the Kansas City metropolitan area planning to study either acting or musical theatre at the college or university level.

QUALIFICATIONS. To be considered, an applicant must be:

A current high school seniorAttending college in fall of 2020Pursuing a degree and career in acting or …

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Youth Theatre Project 2020: Postponed to 2021

Youth Theatre Project 2020: Postponed to 2021

UPDATE 5/15/20: YTP ’20 has been postponed to June 21 – July 3, 2021, due to COVID-19. All 2020 registrants have been notified by telephone and guaranteed a spot in the 2021 camp.

UPDATE 2/24/20: We are now accepting applicants for a wait list for YTP ’20. Thank you for your interest in being part of Kansas City’s inclusive theatre project!

Spinning Tree Theatre seeks Kansas City area young artists (age 13-18) for 2020 Youth Theatre Project: a fully immersive theatrical training opportunity for teens of all …

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April 27 SPINNING TREE SINGS! Tickets on Sale Now

April 27 SPINNING TREE SINGS! Tickets on Sale Now

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A Cabaret Featuring Spinning Tree Young Artist Alumni

Juliana Allen

Mauriele Fields

Valen Jurkowski

Addison Landes

Ben Renfrow

Jahnaya Thomas

Featuring the 2020 Kip Niven Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Monday, April 27 7:00pm at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

$25 General Admission. $15 Student i.d.

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GIRLFRIEND Tickets On Sale Now

GIRLFRIEND Tickets On Sale Now

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book by Todd Almond

music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet

January 24 – February 9, 2020 at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

Kansas City premiere!

directed by Michael Grayman-Parkhurst

music direction by Pamela Baskin-Watson

featuring Dakotta Hagar and Jeremy Ragland

ASL Shadow interpreters Juliana Ladd and Lisa Lehnen Jan 29-Feb 2

A vibrant and tender coming-of-age musical duet from when flannel was the height of fashion and mixtapes were the language of love. It’s 1993 in small-town Nebraska during the summer between high school and …

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CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Tickets On Sale

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Tickets On Sale

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November 8-24, 2019

Book and lyrics by Tony Kushner. Music by Jeanine Tesori

Directed by Michael Grayman-Parkhurst. Music direction by Brad Foster.

Kansas City premiere of Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical

A moving portrait of America at a time of momentous social upheaval. Set in 1963 Louisiana, the musical focuses on Caroline – a maid working in the sweltering basement of the Gellman household – and her relationship with 8-year-old Noah Gellman. The score combines spirituals, blues, Motown and Jewish klezmer and …

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Spinning Tree offers first ASL-interpreted Performances

Spinning Tree offers first ASL-interpreted Performances

Spinning Tree Theatre is proud to introduce ASL-interpreted performances at each mainstage production in the 2019-20 season. A team of certified ASL interpreters will provide two sign language-interpreted performances, beginning with EVERY BRILLIANT THING.

Additionally, Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center – the company’s new home – offers infrared hearing devices that can be used with or without hearing aids.

Friday, August 23 at 7:30pm and Sunday, August 25 at 2:00pm

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EVERY BRILLIANT THING Tickets On Sale

EVERY BRILLIANT THING Tickets On Sale

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August 16 – September 1, 2019Kansas City premiere! 

by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe

Directed by Doug Weaver. Featuring R. H. Wilhoit

You’re seven years old. Mom’s in the hospital. Dad says she’s “done something wrong.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies… 6. Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected …

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STARLIGHT EXPRESS Tickets on Sale Now!

STARLIGHT EXPRESS Tickets on Sale Now!

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Presenting the inaugural Youth Theatre Project in partnership with Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City – an inclusive, immersive opportunity for kids of *all* abilities to rehearse and perform a fully-staged & designed musical theatre production.

Friday June 21 at 7pm. Saturday June 22 at 7pm. Sunday June 23 at 2pm.

at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf – Overland Park, KS

Tickets General Admission. $15 Adults. $10 Students.

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Tix on Sale: SPINNING TREE SINGS! May 11

Tix on Sale: SPINNING TREE SINGS! May 11

Central Ticket Office (816) 235-6222 or BUY ONLINE

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