About Theater League
THEATER LEAGUE, founded in 1976, is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, civic performing arts organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the communities it serves with the thrill of live! theater. Presenting national tours of Broadway musicals in performing arts centers around the country, Theater League provides an important cultural resource to more than 35,000 season members and 250,000 patrons each year.
Theater League presents National Broadway Tours and professional touring productions to the following communities:
- Birmingham, AL
- Colorado Springs, CO
- Eugene, OR
- Kansas City, MO
- Phoenix, AZ
- Riverside, CA
- Santa Barbara, CA
- South Bend, IN Presented by Broadway Theatre League of South Bend, Inc.
- Thousand Oaks, CA
- Toledo, OH
- Wichita, KS
Performing arts centers and historic theaters play host to the organization’s Broadway musicals and plays. Related activities include special performances for students of the performing arts, which feature question and answer sessions with theater artists and our Theater ROcKs (Reach Out to Kids) program, which brings at-risk youth to the theater for special educational and cultural opportunities.
For forty years, Theater League has been honored to present the Best of Broadway in communities around the country. Last season’s achievements are documented in this Annual Report, which demonstrates our commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the communities we serve with the thrill of live theater.
Theater ROcKs (Reach Out to Kids) is a program designed to introduce young people to the magic of live Broadway Theater by giving them an opportunity to attend select productions at a special subsidized student discount. The program is unique in that it is supported and wholly funded by the generous donations of Theater League season subscribers and sponsors. By offering discounted tickets, Theater ROcKs is able to give many children and young adults their first opportunity to experience live Broadway musicals and cultivates their appreciation for the arts.
Theater League Staff Directory
- Ally Schutz, Marketing Communications Associate
- Amy Hamm, Senior Director of Marketing
- Bethany Nesbitt, Season Marketing Director
- Catherine Cone, Director of Ticketing
- Craig Aikman, Senior Group Sales Manager
- Debbie Davis, Senior Director of Business Affairs
- Geoff Pottorf, Box Office Assistant
- Heidi Hurtig, Season Marketing Manager
- Ian York, Marketing Communications Coordinator
- Jennifer Dunnaway, Advertising & Public Relations Manager
- Jessi Wohlfarth, Graphic Designer
- Joseph Beech, Marketing Communications Assistant
- Karen Billingsley, Patron Services Associate
- Laura Henrickson, Manager of Database Inventory
- Liz Conant, Director of Ticketing and Patron Services
- Mark Edelman, President
- Michael Hudgens, Presentation Manager
- Patrick Lewallen, Digital Marketing Manager
- Pete Weber, Director of Presentation Management
- Rachel Bliss, Director of Marketing Communications
- Rachel Reese, Season Marketing Associate
- Reida York, Director of Advertising & Public Relations
- Robin Harman, Presentation Associate
- Tracie Brandow, Office Manager
Theater League is looking for bright, energetic interns and volunteers to help in a variety of different aspects of touring Broadway, such as marketing, public relations, graphic design and production. We can work together to explore the areas you are most interested in gaining experience. If you’re interested in finding out more information about this program, contact Rachel Bliss at 800.776.7469 ext.3854 or email Rachel here.
All internships are based in our offices in Kansas City, Missouri.
Street Team Membership
Theater League is looking for volunteers to help with productions coming to your city. This is a perfect chance to be involved with theater productions and enjoy the thrill of live theater! If you think you might be interested in helping us on the ground, this would be the perfect experience for you!
If you’re interested in finding out more information about this program, contact Theater League at 800.776.7469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
12th Street Jump
Where Count Basie tickled the ivories at the Reno Club and Big Joe Turner shouted the blues. Where cats like Lester Young, Mary Lou Williams, Buster Smith and the Bird lit up a strip of clubs, juke joints and honky-tonks with their brand new sound. 12th STREET JUMP brings back that great era of Kansas City jazz on public radio’s weekly jazz, blues and comedy jam. Hosts Eboni Fondren and Pete Weber, musical director Joe Cartwright, vocalist David Basse, bassist Tyrone Clark and drummer Todd Strait and some very special guests serve it up every Saturday night at midnight, live! where the joint’s always jumpin’ at the Black Dolphin Room in Midtown Kansas City.Join us live! on KCUR FM 89.3 or play your favorite show from the 12th STREET JUMParchive. If you’re not in Kansas City, ask your public radio station to carry 12th STREET JUMP — every week, from PRX – the Public Radio Exchange.