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2019-2020 Business license renewal invoices will be mailed Friday, May 24, and the fees are due on/before June 30, 2019 to avoid any late penalty fees. (FYI: Credit card payments over the phone will NOT be accepted during this time.)
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The Leawood Arts Council, in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department, will provide “Grinnin’ & Groovin’” entertainment for the entire family each Tuesday, June 4 through June 25th. These “out of this world” performances will kick-off with a concert by Dino O’Dell on Tuesday, June 4th.
Dino O’Dell’s Out of This World: Music and Stories from Space celebrates the 50th anniversary of the very first moon-walk! This interactive music and storytelling show about space science includes a kid-friendly demonstration of gravity; a song about meteors, meteoroids, and meteorites; plus the story of Dino’s childhood hero, Neil Armstrong.
Whether you are counting monsters, fixing spaceships or swimming in peanut butter, Dino’s interactive songs and tall tales engage curiosity and inspire the imagination. Dino is a former teacher and an award-winning musician. Whether he’s singing about science and geography, content is presented through music and stories.
Dino O’Dell is also an author, and the recipient of the 2014 Lighton Prize for Teaching Artist Excellence. His picture book, Zar and the Broken Spaceship is “Story Monster Approved” and his CDs have won numerous awards including the Parent’s Choice Award, and the National Parenting Publications Award. Learn more about Dino at www.DinoODell.com.
The event series will continue with fun and educational shows each Tuesday. The lineup includes:
Mad Science will present Walking on the Moon in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the first Lunar Landing by American astronauts. Every age child can learn about the principles of space travel in a fun and exciting way on June 11th.
StoneLion Puppets have been a Grinnin’ & Groovin’ favorite for many summers in Leawood. Children will watch with anticipation to see what the astronaut and alien puppets are up to in Take Flight on June 18th.
The series wraps up on June 25th with Drum Safari. This high-energy, interactive performance, takes children on a musical “safari” all over the world.
Each free program will begin at 9:30 a.m. sharp and will last a maximum of 45 minutes. Bring your entire family for fun-filled entertainment that will thrill children of all ages. Performances will be held outdoors in the Ironwoods Amphitheater or in the case of rain, extreme heat, or by the needs of the performers, events will move inside the Lodge at Ironwoods Park.
The Lodge offers floor and chair seating. The amphitheater has some concrete risers for seating but lawn chairs, blankets and sunscreen are recommended. There are no concessions available at Ironwoods Park but picnics are welcomed. Dogs must be on a leash.
Come to Ironwoods Park to enjoy the entertainment and stay to visit the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse or the Prairie Oak Nature Center.
For more information please call the Leawood Arts Council (913) 663-9157 or visit www.leawood.org.
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.
The Leawood Stage Company is proud to announce the casting of Kiss Me Kate. These talented actors include:
Kat Ruprecht – Lilli Vanessi (Katharine)
David Martin – Fred Graham (Petruchio)
Jamie Todd – Hattie
Haley Solowy – Lois Lane (Bianca)
TBA – Bill Calhoun (Lucentio)
Sabrina Stewart – Paula
Rod Chapin – First Man
James Azeltine – Second Man
Chris Pierce – General Harrison Howell
Ensemble and Supporting Roles – Brandon Baker, Mike Brown, Lisa Earlenbaugh, Jessica Franz, Ryan Foster, Brittany Hill, Kevin Keltner, Pamela Klifar, Rachel Phillips, Tracy Pratt, Kim Sheek, Kate Wiese.
Featured Dancers – Natalie Crane, Ella Graham, Scarlet Jones, Jessica Michael, Kiera Raider
Leawood Stage Company will be holding auditions for additional roles as well as teen, young adult ensemble members on April 20th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Visit www.leawoodstageco.org for audition details.
Rehearsals will begin June 2nd and will run Sunday through Thursday evenings at the Lodge in Ironwoods Park.
The Leawood Stage Company will present this classic Broadway musical July 11, 12, 13, 14 & 18, 19, 20 at the Ironwoods Amphitheater in Ironwoods Park.
Leawood Stage Company is delighted to welcome Hersh Ellis for his LSC Directing debut. Hersh Ellis is a NYC based director and scenic designer. He is the Artistic Director at Home Grown Theatre in KC. He has directed Cult Next Door Ensemble Projects and worked as Assistant Director with Rattlestick, Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop and Lincoln Center Theatre.
With a book by Sam and Bella Spewack, and a score by Cole Porter, Kiss Me, Kate is a play-within-a-play where each cast member’s on-stage life is complicated by what is happening offstage as they put on a musical version of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. This Broadway classic earned the very first Tony award for Best Musical.
Additional opportunities for volunteers and orchestra members are available. For more information go to the LSC website at www.leawoodstageco.org or contact April Bishop at the City of Leawood, 913-663-9157, or Email email@example.com.
The Leawood Arts Council is delighted to present POOCH PAINT for the fourth year, Saturday, June 1st from 9:00 am to noon. The contained painting area will be located in the east parking lot in Leawood City Park, near the entrance to Leawoof Dog Park.
This is a great opportunity for your creative four-legged family members to paint at the park. Dogs are assisted in creating their artworks with their paws. Up to four of their favorite colors can be selected. All supplies are provided. Paints are non-toxic and washable.
Pet owners will pay a $10.00 fee per painting. Dog owners will take home their dog’s beautiful canvas painting, suitable for framing. Following the painting experience, your dog’s paws will be cleaned up onsite.
All proceeds go to the Leawood Stage Company to purchase agility equipment for Leawoof Dog Park.
We suggest that your dog play at Leawoof while their painting dries, to make it easier to transport their “master” piece home.
For more information, please call the Leawood Arts Council at (913) 663-9157 prior to the day of the event.
The Leawood Stage Company is proud to announce the casting of Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas Musical. This divine cast includes:
Kathy Murphy – Sister Mary Regina (Reverend Mother)
Sharon Johnson – Sister Mary Hubert
Alecia Stultz – Sister Robert Anne
Tracy Pratt – Sister Mary Paul (aka Amnesia)
Kate Wiese – Sister Mary Leo
James Azeltine – Father Virgil Manly Trott
Adelyn Cellio – Student Maria – additional students – to be cast later
LSC will be holding auditions for children’s roles in September to play Mount Saint Helen’s students of various ages. Visit www.leawoodstageco.org in late August for audition details.
Nuncrackers is filled with “Nunsense” humor, and some of your favorite carols. The sisters of Mt. Saint Helen’s will be taping their first “Christmas TV Special” in their convent basement studio (at the Lodge) for Cable Access.
Leawood Stage Company is thrilled to welcome Pamela Klifar for her directorial debut with the company. She is an experienced director but has also been involved with prior LSC productions as music director and accompanist.
The Leawood Stage Company will present Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas Musical November 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 pm & November 17 at 2:00 pm inside the Lodge at Ironwoods Park, 14701 Mission Road, Leawood, KS 66224.
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