From Alphabet Street to When Doves Cry: 99 Haikus About Prince

Michael Shaeffer

Show Information:

Come see the artist MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL magazine calls "inexplicable, but totally hilarious." National Poetry Slam performer and pop-culture maven Michael Shaeffer flies in from Alaska to perform a funkadelic and deliriously fun tribute to Prince's music, movies, covers, and lovers--seventeen syllables at a time! What's your favorite Prince song? What's your favorite deep cut? Odds are good these tunes will be captured in a stylish 5/7/5 sass-bucket that'll make you say "Hundalasiliah!"


Westport Coffee House

4010 Pennsylvania

Kansas City, MO 64108

Show Times

July 22 - Saturday - 9:00pm

July 23 - Sunday - 3:00pm

July 25 - Tuesday - 6:00pm

July 28 - Friday - 6:00pm


Spoken Word



60 Minutes


Parental Guidance


Suggestive language--it is a show about Prince--but nothing foul.


  1. Mary L. Schmidt on July 23, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Michael makes it rain
    Deep tracks and funk gone too soon
    Count the syllables

  2. Randy Nester on July 24, 2017 at 8:28 am

    This was an excellent and entertaining show. If you liked Prince or loved Prince, you will enjoy this show. If you are familiar with Prince but wanted to get seller into his artistry, a great introduction. I had to go home and dig out My Sign Othe Times CD after this show and reminisce.

  3. Scoutk21 on July 24, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    What a great show! 99 haikus isn’t enough. Michael’s tribute to Prince shouldn’t be missed.

  4. Lori Gordon on July 25, 2017 at 2:34 am

    What fun! When is the last time you heard a haiku spoken and one (or 99 about Prince)? Sweet and silly, clever and sincere, I enjoyed this show so much- there is trivia and other forms of poetry in the show; a little something for everyone.

  5. Tim Mooney on July 26, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Michael is a charming host, and even leaves this non-Prince fan wondering just what album to start with to appreciate the purple one…!

  6. JT on July 26, 2017 at 4:51 am

    Michael’s always funny, engaging and has outstanding work that is relatable. This time, it’s about Prince. And Michael shows you he’s not just a fan of the hits, he brings you poems about deep tracks, not just When Doves Cry or 1999. Also, outstanding work by the tech for this show, as Michael definitely made her work with all of the different sound hits involved.

  7. Br. John on July 31, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Michael brings a poignant, yet hilarious, fast paced, insight to the world of the Purple Funk icon’s discography-an Prince himself. Over 30 years of music & history (in bite size morsels) that any diehard Prince fan can appreciate is masterfully served up by our enthusiastic host-Michael. You’ll come away with a guaranteed, “Wow, I didn’t know that!” Plus, prizes to audience members. Wish it could be 90 minutes instead of 60!

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