Classical Music & Dance

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Lyric Opera offers a traditional yet sly take on ‘The Pirates of Penzance’

“The Pirates of Penzance,” the familiar and beloved Gilbert & Sullivan classic operetta, completed the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s season, opening on Saturday to a robust and receptive audience in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre. The cast, directed by James Alexander, was well suited to deliver the precise lyrics and timeless melodies of the incomparable duo, which can too easily deflate without serious comedic skill and excellent voices.

Classical Music & Dance

The Classical Beat: KC Ballet unveils ‘Wizard of Oz’ and new ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for its 60th anniversary

Kansas City Ballet will celebrate its 60th anniversary with the world premiere based on the L. Frank Baum classic, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” as well as Sergei Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Nutcracker” and many works new to the company, including — appropriately enough for its diamond anniversary — George Balanchine’s “Diamonds.”

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Dallas Symphony members perform carpool karaoke with violins

Dallas Symphony members perform carpool karaoke with violins.
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Dallas Symphony members perform carpool karaoke with violins 2:56

Dallas Symphony members perform carpool karaoke with violins

Cuban ballet dancers find refuge in Kansas City 4:34

Cuban ballet dancers find refuge in Kansas City

Former Alvin Ailey dancer visits Paseo Academy 1:46

Former Alvin Ailey dancer visits Paseo Academy

Christmas in October? Kansas City Ballet prepares for 'Nutcracker' 1:21

Christmas in October? Kansas City Ballet prepares for 'Nutcracker'