March 10, 2008

Big 12 | Theater

It’s a safe bet that KC’s downtown area has more live theater than you’re used to.
It’s a safe bet that KC’s downtown area has more live theater than you’re used to. •The classiest new venue, the Copaken Stage , unfortunately will be dark during the Big 12. The play, “Gee’s Bend,” begins performances March 28. Crown Center Shops at Grand Boulevard and Pershing Road — maybe a 10-minute walk south from Sprint Center — is home to three theaters: • The American Heartland Theatre , on the third level of the mall, is presenting a PG-13 musical love story, “I Love You Because.” The show runs through April 20. Performances are scheduled at 7:30 Thursdau; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $24-$33.50. Call 842-9999 or go to ahtkc.com. • The Coterie Theatre , on the lower level, is producing “A Separate Peace,” based on the John Knowles novel. The play targets a teen audience and tells the story of complicated relationships at a private school in New Hampshire during World War II. It runs through March 22. Performances: 10 a.m. and noon Thursday; 10 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $9-$14. Call 816-474-6552 or go to coterietheatre.org. •Eubank Productions presents the R-rated rock musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” at the Off Center Theatre on the third floor of the shops. Performances: 8 and 9:45 p.m. Friday; 8 and 11 p.m. Saturday; 7 and 8:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $12-$18. Call 816-842-9999 or visit eubankproductions.com. •Crown Center is connected by an elevated walkway to Union Station, where Theatre for Young America is presenting the children’s show Miss Nelson Has a Field Day,” with performances at 10 a.m. and noon Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Performances are in the H&R Block City Stage on the lower level. Tickets cost $8. Call 816-460-2020 or go to unionstation.org. • Quality Hill Playhouse , 303 W. 10th St., is presenting the musical revue of songs by women, “Sing Out, Sister!” Performances are at 1 and 8 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 and 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $24. Call 816-421-1700 or visit qualityhillplayhouse.com.
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