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January 16, 2012— Theater League and Broadway Across America are proud to announce the 2012-2013 Kansas City Broadway Series. The highly-anticipated 25th
Anniversary Production of LES MISÉRABLES, 10-time Tony Award® Winning BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL and Disney’s MARY POPPINS, comprise the 2012-2013 Series at the Music Hall. The Kansas City Broadway Series also presents international sensation TAP DOGS and the Broadway hit HAIR at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Season tickets start at $130 for all five shows and can be purchased by calling 800.776.7469 or online at theaterleague.com. Season members can guarantee their seats by renewing prior to March 26, 2012. Current members can renew online at www.theaterleague.com, by calling 800.776.7469 or visiting the Theater League offices at 8900 State Line Road, Suite 350. New season members can place a $25 deposit to secure a place in line for priority seating after our current season members are renewed online at www.theaterleague.com or by calling 800.776.7469.
The new 25th Anniversary Production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES is coming to the Music Hall December 4-9, 2012, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes.
Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, LES MISÉRABLES is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of LES MISÉRABLES includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” “Master Of The House,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and many more.
The New Year brings BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to the Music Hall January 22-27, 2013. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL is the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising passion that inspires his family and his whole community. A big musical with an even bigger heart, BILLY ELLIOT will enchant the dreamer in all of us. Based on the international smash hit film, BILLY ELLIOT is brought to life by a phenomenal cast and the Tony Award-winning creative team — director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall — along with music legend Elton John, who has written what the New York Post calls “HIS BEST SCORE YET!”
The 2012-2013 Kansas City Broadway Series concludes spectacularly at the Music Hall with Disney’s MARY POPPINS, April 9-14, 2013. Featuring an irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, Disney’s MARY POPPINS is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! This dazzling production of Disney’s MARY POPPINS brings its own brand of Broadway magic to theaters across the country, which has Variety raving, “This is the rare touring production that over-delivers on every level!” Get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical the New York Post gives four out of four stars and calls “a certifiable super hit!”
Coming to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in 2012-2013 is the international sensation TAP DOGS, November 13-18, 2012. TAP DOGS is ready to leave dents on stages all across North America. Created by Olivier Award-winning choreographer Dein Perry, with a construction site set by designer/director Nigel Triffitt, and a driving score by composer Andrew Wilkie, TAP DOGS is a rough, tough, rocking theatrical entertainment. Winner of 11 International Awards, TAP DOGS premiered at the Sydney Theatre Festival, moved on to London and New York and has been a howling success all across North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.
The second show at the Kauffman is the new Tony-winning production of HAIR, February 5-10, 2013. HAIR is an electric celebration on stage. This exuberant musical chronicles a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time, which has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. HAIR features an extraordinary cast and unforgettable songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy To Be Hard.” Its relevance is UNDENIABLE. Its energy is UNBRIDLED. Its truth is UNWAVERING. It’s HAIR, and IT’S TIME.
Performance schedule for the Kansas City Broadway Series is as follows:
- TAP DOGS November 13-18, 2012 Kauffman Center
- LES MISÉRABLES December 4-9, 2012 Music Hall
- BILLY ELLIOT January 22-27, 2013 Music Hall
- HAIR February 5-10, 2013 Kauffman Center
- MARY POPPINS April 9-14, 2013 Music Hall
Season tickets start at $130 for all five shows and are available by calling 800.776.7469 or by visiting the Theater League offices at 8900 State Line Road, Suite 350. Current Members can renew their seats by March 26, 2012 online at theaterleague.com. New season members can place a $25 deposit to secure a place in line for priority seating after our current season members are renewed online at www.theaterleague.com or by calling 800.776.7469.
Only Theater League Season Members receive the best seats, the best prices and the best perks before tickets go on sale to the public. To find out more, visit theaterleague.com.
Want to find out more about our upcoming seasons? Click here to read an article on KCStar.com about the 2012-13 Kansas City Broadway Series.
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