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Leawood Stage Company Announces 2017 Season

Expires [Saturday, April 23, 2016]

CONTACT:April Bishop
Cultural Arts Coordinator
(913) 663-9157

SUBJECT:Leawood Stage Company Announces 2017 Season

The Leawood Stage Company is proud to announce the 19th Season of Community Theater. The performance schedule includes:
From Broadway with Love – February 10-12 in the Oak Room, Leawood Community Center, 4800 Town Center Drive
Bonnie & Clyde – March 23-26 inside the Lodge at Ironwoods Park, 14701 Mission Road
Annie – July 13-16 & 20-22 at the Ironwoods Park Amphitheater
The Mousetrap – October 12-15 in the Oak Room, Leawood Community Center

From Broadway with Love: This original musical revue compiles your favorite songs about romance from contemporary and classic Broadway shows presented by outstanding vocalists. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones by attending this unique performance.

This musical revue will be presented as “Dessert Theater”, featuring desserts provided by Corner Bakery Cafe and beverages for $30 per couple or $18 per person; or an entire table of 8 for $110. Treat yourself or bring your sweetheart but don’t miss this opportunity to experience an original Valentine performance. From Broadway with Love is a perfect date night for an event for a group!

Bonnie & Clyde: At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, two small-town nobodies from Texas, became America's most infamous folk heroes and law enforcement's worst nightmares. Bonnie & Clyde is a thrilling musical telling of their rise to fame combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music.

Leawood Stage Company is proud to present the Kansas City premier of this Broadway musical with music by the legendary Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde), book by Evan Menchell and lyrics by Don Black. Directed by Steven Eubank, Bonnie & Clyde examines the compelling adventure America's most notorious lovers and bank robbers.

The summer’s big outdoor family musical is the beloved classic, Annie. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite her bleak start in 1930s New York City.

Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of the orphanage run by the bitter Miss Hannigan. She finds a new home with billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Annie, directed by Chris McCoy, will have a large cast of children and adults and promises to be an enjoyable night of theatre under the stars.

The season will conclude in the fall with Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, the world's longest running play. The Mousetrap begins when a group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm, one of whom is a murderer. To discover the murderer, a policeman probes the background of everyone present, threatening to unveil the secrets of each character. The investigator suggests that everyone there is not only a suspect but also a possible next victim. Each guest seems to have some connection to the host couple, expected or unexpected. Jessica Franz directs this classic murder mystery.

Other offerings include the eleventh annual “Taking Tea with Shakespeare” afternoon tea – April 23 in the Oak Room of Leawood City Hall. The tea is presented in partnership with the Magna Carta and Royal Arms Chapters of the Daughters of the British Empire and The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.

For auditions and show details see www.leawoodstageco.org. For information on how to become a volunteer, actor, musician, theater tech or audience member please contact the Cultural Art Coordinator at the City of Leawood, 913-663-9157 or email aprilb@leawood.org.

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