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Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

Carlsen Center Presents

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood
The Scared Scriptless Tour

8 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 | Yardley Hall

Known by TV audiences for their work on 'Whose Line is it Anyway?,' Colin & Brad improvise new material every night.

Ensemble Ibérica

Carlsen Center Presents

Winterlude – Ensemble Ibérica
Siento y Vivo (I Feel and Live)

7 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2019 | Polsky Theatre

A celebration of flamenco music performed by Kansas City musicians.

Bandstand

Carlsen Center Presents

Bandstand

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | Yardley Hall

After World War II, soldiers came home to a new America and made music that inspired the nation.

Bomsori Kim, violin

Carlsen Center Presents

Bomsori Kim, violin

8 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020 | Polsky Theatre

Internationally regarded as one of today’s most vibrant and exciting instrumentalists, Bomsori Kim will perform in recital.

Eboni Fondren

Carlsen Center Presents

Winterlude – Eboni Fondren

7 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2020 | Polsky Theatre

Eboni is backed by piano, bass and drums, singing favorites from the American Songbook and familiar jazz standards.

Anderson & Roe, piano duo

Carlsen Center Presents

Anderson & Roe, piano duo

8 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020 | Polsky Theatre

Steinway artists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century.

Bobby McFerrin

Carlsen Center Presents

Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5: circlesongs

7 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2020 | Yardley Hall

Bobby McFerrin's calling has always been to connect people through the unlimited possibilities of music.

Mrs. Krishnan’s Party

Carlsen Center Presents

Mrs. Krishnan's Party
at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat. and 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun., February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020 | LOCATION: Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS

As the guest list grows, so does the chaos. Choose how you’ll participate in this family-friendly audience participation ...

American in Paris

Carlsen Center Presents

An American in Paris – two shows!

8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, February 15, 2020 - February 16, 2020 | Yardley Hall

Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical recreates the streets of mid-century Paris against the backdrop of the lush Gershwin score.

The Choir of Man

Carlsen Center Presents

The Choir of Man

8 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 | Yardley Hall

In this concert show set in an Irish pub, nine multi-talented blokes sing everything from pub tunes to folk to Broadway to classic rock.

Gerald Spaits’ Sax

Carlsen Center Presents

Winterlude – Sax & Violins

7 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2020 | Polsky Theatre

Traditional string quartet plus a jazz foursome, performing Ellington, Monk, the Beatles and more.

Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus

Carlsen Center Presents

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | Yardley Hall

Presented by The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences

Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

Carlsen Center Presents

Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

8 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 | Polsky Theatre

'Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait' was commissioned by Duke Performances at Duke University. The piece premiered at Duke's ...

Danú

Carlsen Center Presents

Danú – St. Patrick’s Celebration

8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2020 | Yardley Hall

Travel on a musical journey to Ireland! A moving and memorable concert experience, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

SEEDS

Carlsen Center Presents

SEEDS

7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | Polsky Theatre

Life-changing experiments are being conducted in the food we eat. Witness the legal battle between a Canadian farmer and Monsanto Inc.

Nate Nall Quintet

Carlsen Center Presents

Winterlude – Nate Nall Quintet

7 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2020 | Polsky Theatre

Trumpet player Nate Nall studied with saxophonist Bobby Watson. Now he heads his own impressive group.

Quartet San Francisco, Masters of Pop: The Beatles and Beyond

Carlsen Center Presents

Quartet San Francisco
"Masters of Pop: The Beatles and Beyond"

7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020 | Polsky Theatre

Spend the evening with three-time Grammy®-nominated Quartet San Francisco, whose work has been hailed by critics as “…a ...

TAO: Drum Heart

Carlsen Center Presents

DRUM TAO 2020 – two shows!

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 20, 2020 - March 21, 2020 | Yardley Hall

Back by popular demand! Explosive, large-scale Japanese drumming, precise choreography, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes.

The Reminders

Carlsen Center Presents

The Reminders

7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2020 | Polsky Theatre

A remarkable musical duo seamlessly blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics.

Piff the Magic Dragon

Carlsen Center Presents

Piff the Magic Dragon

8 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2020 | Yardley Hall

Call him unique. Call him an icon. Call him completely magical. Whatever you call him, Piff will leave you asking, “How are you ...

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Carlsen Center Presents

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

8 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2020 | Yardley Hall

Manly feet go "en pointe" with ballet and modern dance standards. This all-male troupe will delight and amuse with its ...

Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Carlsen Center Presents

Alonzo King LINES Ballet

8 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020 | Yardley Hall

Using Native peoples' poetry and music, this ballet takes a poignant journey through indigenous languages on the verge of extinction.