Big 12 | Theater

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



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


.•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


.•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



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



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