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Greater Kansas City Legends” Presented by Actor’s Choice, hosted by the Leawood Stage Company



CONTACT:          April Bishop, Cultural Arts Coordinator, (913) 663-9157

EVENT:                “Greater Kansas City Legends” Presented by Actor’s Choice, hosted by the Leawood Stage Company

DATE:                   Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Sunday, October 27, 2019

TIME:                    2:00 p.m. each day

LOCATION:        Oak Room, Community Center (lower level of Leawood City Hall), 4800 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS 66211

ENTRY FEE:       Free


Leawood Stage Company to Host “Greater Kansas City Legends” Presented by Actor’s Choice

Leawood Stage Company is pleased to host two performances by Actor’s Choice, a division of the Senior Barn Players. They will present Greater Kansas City Legends on Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th at 2:00 pm each day.

Greater Kansas City Legends will be held in the Oak Room in the Community Center on the lower level of Leawood City Hall, 4800 Town Center Drive. Enter through the north doors.

Senior actors will present first person performances about famous people that shaped our local history. Join us for an insightful look at the lives of the forefathers, and foremothers of our region, represented by each actor.

In June the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse hosted a first person examination of famous figures by presented by Actor’s Choice. Now by popular demand, the series will continue. The Greater Kansas City Legends will include; Katherine Berry Richardson founder of Mercy Hospital, philanthropist “Colonel” Thomas Swope, Santa Fe Trail entrepreneur and Pony Express founder Alexander Majors, J. C. Nichols, developer of the Country Club Plaza, founder of the Guadalupe Center, Dorothy Gallager, Loula Long Combs, daughter of lumber baron R.A. Long, clothing designer and manufacturer Nelly Don and Jazz great Mary Lou Williams.

Actor’s Choice, supported by the Senior Barn Players, presents challenging material to Kansas City audiences. Greater Kansas City Legends, directed by Sheilah Phillip, will feature seasoned local actors.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a free performance by Actor’s Choice. Meet the performers at a reception following the performance. Refreshments will be served.

Reservations are not necessary. For more information, please call the Leawood Cultural Arts office at (913) 663-9157.

Auditions for Leawood Stage Company “The Civil War”



CONTACT:           April Bishop, Cultural Arts Coordinator, (913) 663-9157

EVENT:               Auditions for Leawood Stage Company “The Civil War”

DATE:                 Saturday, November 2

TIME:                  10:00 – 4:00 pm

LOCATION:        Leawood City Hall, Oak Room, 4800 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS 66211



Calling all actors and singers!

The Leawood Stage Company will hold auditions for a Broadway musical, The Civil War directed by Tim Braselton on Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Oak Room on the lower level of Leawood City Hall. Auditioners should enter through the north doors of the building.

Call backs will be held by invitation only on Saturday, November 9th at the same location.

Everyone auditioning must prepare 16 measures of a song from a musical.  Please bring sheet music in your key, as an accompanist will be provided. Auditioners may be asked to participate in a short dance/movement audition: comfortable dress and shoes are suggested.

Bring a photo and resume if available. No appointment time is necessary, as auditions are first come, first served. Audition forms may be filled out in advance by downloading the form from www.leawoodstageco.org.

The Civil War is based on historical accounts; this stunning retrospective covers the emotional landscape of a nation at war. This epic thematic revue puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history. It explores the experiences of the soldiers and leaders who fought for their way of life. It also examines the lives of the sweethearts and families whom they left behind, as well as the hopes and fears of slaves. This musical passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith.

Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman, The Civil War is a thrilling and awe-inspiring “dramatic theatrical concert.” The original Broadway production was nominated for multiple Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and features an unforgettable score filled with Gospel, Country, Rock and Folk by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Dracula, and Bonnie & Clyde).

The Civil War calls for a large, predominantly male cast, while the score provides many solo opportunities for both male and female singers of all ages. We encourage performers of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, ability levels, and experience to audition.

The Leawood Stage Company is delighted to welcome back Tim Braselton who directed A Little Night Music and directed the music for many other productions for LSC.

If you cannot attend auditions, video or YouTube auditions will be accepted.  Please contact April Bishop at least one week prior to the audition weekend to make arrangements.  For conflicts, please email aprilb@leawood.org.

This show begins the 22nd season of Leawood Stage Company performances, to be performed in the Lodge at Ironwoods Park March 26-29, 2020. Be part of this fabulous community theatre experience.

For more information go to the LSC website at www.leawoodstageco.org, Email stageco@leawood.org, or call 913-663-9157.

Johnson County Waste System Back-up Prevention Program

To all Leawood residents,

The frequent and sizable recent rain events are causing water related problems for some of our Johnson County Wastewater customers (JCW).

Thus – I wanted to briefly let you know about the Johnson County Waste System Back-up Prevention Program (BUPP) which has available funds.  The program began in 1998 due to large rain events and the Commission has continued to fund the program.

Northeast Johnson County includes some of the oldest areas (greater than 50 years old)  and is primarily made up of clay pipes.  As these pipes age, cracks can develop allowing rain and groundwater to enter the pipes.  Water in basements can be caused by many things other than sanitary sewers including rainwater coming in and around home foundations, blocked foundation drains, or improperly sloped ground around the house.

Johnson County Wastewater wants to help Johnson County residents better protect their homes during these rains. This program is voluntary and provides funding to eligible home owners, so they may install a backup prevention device or make plumbing modifications on their property.

JCW staff will investigate all calls to determine if the water in the basement was due to a sanitary sewer back up or water from some other source.

If you hear from constituents regarding sewer backup issues,  please feel to direct them to JCW’s website https://jocogov.org/dept/wastewater/engineering/backup-prevention



Fall Into Art Entry Form

The Leawood Arts Council is inviting artists to participate in an Autumn themed art exhibition.  The “Fall Into Art” Exhibition will be held October 18 – 20, 2019 in the Oak Room of Leawood City Hall.

An informational letter and entry from can be downloaded below:

Leawood False Alarm Reduction Program

Effective Friday July 26, 2019, the Leawood False Alarm Reduction Program will be managed by Cry Wolf Services.  It is very important for all of our residents and businesses to understand that the level of Police services provided in response to an alarm will not be affected.  All fees associated the False Alarm Reduction Program are controlled by the City.  The Police Department continuously works to provide the best possible level of services  to the community and we believe this transition is in line with that goal.  We have a long standing working relationship with Cry Wolf Services and we are confident in their ability to manage this program with the same level of customer service as you have grown accustomed to.

Contact information for the Leawood False Alarm Reduction Program is:

Cry Wolf customer service: (833)279-5535

Email: leawoodks@alarm-billing.com

Website: www.crywolfservices.com/leawoodks

Mail:      Leawood False Alarm Reduction Program
PO Box 310808
Des Moines, IA 50331-0808

JoCo Monthly - Johnson County monthly e-newsletter

JOCO Monthly

JoCo Quarterly, the county’s external e-newsletter is now moving to a monthly format. This change reflects feedback recently received from residents. The first edition of JoCo Monthly was distributed Wednesday, July 31. Look for future editions at the end of each month.

Subscribe to JoCo Monthly

WaterOne - Summer Edition

WaterOne – Summer Edition

In this issue, read about:

  • New Line Locate Site Helps Prevent Damage When Digging
  • WaterOne Supports KCP&L Green Energy Program
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure Upgrades Coming To WaterOne
  • And More!

Read it now

Road Closure: Lee Boulevard, 95th Street to 103rd Street

Weather permitting, beginning Monday, July 8, 2019, Lee Boulevard will BE CLOSED between 95th and 103rd.
Kissick Construction Company will be constructing road improvements. 

Beginning at 8:00 AM on Monday, July 8, Lee Boulevard will only be accessible to residents that live along Lee Boulevard, Lee Circle, Lee Court, West 97th Terrace and Leawood Fire Department.  The designated detour routes are State Line Road and Mission Road.  Expect Delays.  Drivers should be alert and follow the posted construction and detour routes.

Press Release

Free Gun Locks Available at Police Department

The Leawood Police Department has free cable gun locks available for residents at
the Justice Center, 4201 Town Center Drive. The locks (limit one per household)
are available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you own a firearm, please be a responsible gun owner and make sure it is
stored securely.

Attention: New Leawood Governing Body Meeting Time

Beginning on May 1, 2019, most Leawood Governing Body meetings will start at 7:00 p.m.  If there is a work session scheduled prior to the regular meeting, the regular meeting will commence at 7:30 p.m. An easy way to verify the starting time is to click here.

Best Kept Secret Around - The DMV in Overland Park

OP Driver’s License Bureau
Kansas Department of Revenue
7600-D W. 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66210

2019 Construction Projects

The Leawood Public Works department has released a map locating construction projects taking place in 2019.

2019 Construction Projects (PDF)