By Kady Cramer
Steel Magnolias – Belton’s Main Street Theater, 510 Main St., presents a comedy-drama about the bond between a group of Southern women in Steel Magnolias. June 2 – 18 on weekends.$17 adults, $15 seniors (65+), youth and students. 816-406-9422 http://www.mainstreettheaterbelton.com
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Belton’s Memorial Park, 988 Commercial St. will host The Light Performing Arts Center & Flex Theater production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Friday, June 9, at 8 pm.
The Little Mermaid – Belton’s Memorial Park, 988 Commercial St. will host The Light Performing Arts Center & Flex Theater production of The Little Mermaid on Saturday, June 10, at 8 pm.
Prejudice & Pride – The Arts Asylum, 824 E Meyer Blvd., will be featuring a modern-American, gender-swapped folk musical take on Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride & Prejudice with the production of Prejudice & Pride. June 16 – July 2. $25. www.theartsasylum.org.
Jim the Wonder Dog – Martin City Melodrama, 702 Blue Ridge Ext. in Grandview, presents this multi-mutt show that tells the true story of a Marshall, Missouri dog who had a truly re-bark-able talent for predicting the future. Includes rescued senior dogs. June 17 – August 6 (weekends).Reservations required.(913) 642-7576 https://martincitymelodrama.org
Beauty and the Beast – The Leawood Stage Company will feature a tale as old as time in their summer Disney musical, Beauty and the Beast, at Rockhurst High School’s Rose Theater, 9301 State Line. July 13-15 & 19-23. www.leawoodstageco.org.
12 Angry Men – Theater patrons will be seated in the jury room during this courtroom drama depicting 5 jurymen. Main Street Theater, 510 Main St. July 21-30 (weekends) 816-406-9422 www.mainstreettheaterbelton.com. The event is also a fundraiser for the theater.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – The White Theatre at The J, 5801 W 115th St, will feature the Biblical-based family classic Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat July 1 – 23. www.thejkc.org/kcjff
The Time Machine – Theater for Young America will present the play based on H.G. Well’s 1895 novel which travels through time discovering reoccurring inequalities. Acted by 6th – 12 Grade students. August 4. Frantze Family Black Box Theater on the Avila University campus, 119th & Wornall Rd. www.tya.org