baddestauditionsWhim Productions

"I was in stitches the entire time! Beat that horse until it's dead." - KC Metropolis. That's just what we're doing! For the 3rd year running, Whim Productions is back with this wildly popular show that holds a fun house mirror up to the theater audition process. If you missed last year's show, you missed story time with a Montessori teacher and duet with a dog. In Baddest, expect some extra special guests, maybe even some Equity actors who are forced to audition for the first time in years! Warning: Adult Language

Comedy | 60m | Rated PG |

Br.JohnBr. John

The year is 1964. A celebrated, gossip, talk show host sits down with singer, songwriter, entrepreneur-Sam Cooke (portrayed by Br. John) for a probing, in-depth, interview mere days before the tragic death of the superstar. Based on the 2014, Best Of Fringe award winner, this revamped tribute show explores provocative themes ranging from Sam's music philosophy, and family life to his tumultuous relationships, while blending storytelling, musical theater, and concert elements featuring favorite Sam Cooke hits. Br. John sounded impeccable - KC Metropolis Warning: Adult Language

Music | 60m | Rated PG |

dancingwithcrowsfeetArts and AGEing Kansas City

Dancing With Crow’s Feet is another signature piece inspired by lived experiences. The project is grounded in life stories of older women in Kansas City with the focus on aging from a female perspective. The play uses ancient folklore about crows to weave life stories together. Older women’s experiences align with one another through the rich symbolism of appearing crow’s feet. Their embodied rememberings become a discovery of connectedness as stories resonate between women and crow. Warning:

Theatre | 60m | Rated G |

EveningWithJellyRoseJelly Rose

Jelly Rose performs an eclectic mix of original music with sounds and textures from various genres including jazz, rock, pop, R&B, country, and contemporary gospel. She has a mastery of her craft and the stage far beyond what her years would suggest. She has a velvety, mellifluous mezzo soprano singing voice that she uses to squeeze the beauty out of ballads; then turns sultry on funky R&B jams; then she breaks free on pop and rock songs. Jelly Rose puts on an amazing show. You will be moved! Warning:

Music | 60m | Rated G |

mimidafoeWhim Productions

From Kevin King (writer/producer of Bad Auditions & Flowers in the Wardrobe) and Tara Varney (director of Voyage to Voyager & Silver) comes a darkly comic multimedia stage play. Mimi Dafoe (Bonita Hanson) is setting the record straight with a dose of dry, brutal wit. Deep into her twilight years, she's agreed to an interview with a young filmmaker (Devon Barnes). From starlet to has-been to recluse: Mimi's putting her cards down, but that doesn't mean she's ready to show her hand or "even her face". Warning: Adult Language

Theatre | 60m | Rated PG |

Nique Poetry (CANCELLED)

NiquePoetryNique (Lawrence, KS)

Nique Poetry is the premiere spoken word poetry showcase in the Greater Kansas City area. Within the first of year of being founded, they have already traveled over three different states, and their members have all individually placed and/or won Poetry Slams. Warning: Adult Language

Spoken Word | 60m | Rated PG



This is a tribute to the late Sophisticated Lady, better known as Natalie Cole. Suzette will deliver some of Natalie's greatest hits such as Inseparable, Unforgettable, and Sophisticated Lady, just to name a few. Suzette will dazzle you with her stunning seductive voice as she delivers some of her favorite music in her own style: tasteful, gracefully & unforgettable in every way.

Music | 60m | Rated PG

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2450 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108

Located on the 3rd floor of Crown Center