Arts & Entertainment

JCCC hosts visiting artist’s presentation
February 15, 2017
Artists Thomas Kiefer and Sean Lyman, will be sitting down with Johnson County Community College art department faculty members during the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art’s “visiting artist’s presentation.”
Downtown theater meeting draws dozens
Residents react to upcoming renovation plans; offer suggestions
February 7, 2017
Nearly 100 people packed into a meeting room at the Shawnee Public Library, eager to hear details about the former Aztec Theatre’s potential resurrection.
Symphony Orchestra to perform in Overland Park
January 24, 2017
The Luther College Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Atonement Lutheran Church.
Johnson County Chorus set to perform ‘Songs of Peace’ concert Sunday
December 2, 2016
Anita Cyrier will conduct the Johnson County Chorus and Choraliers in “Songs of Peace,” a winter choral concert, at 3 p.m. Sunday in Yardley Hall of the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College.
TV chef spices up Shawnee business
Tyler Florence partners with Vita Craft to create new cookware line
November 27, 2016
Tyler Florence partners with Vita Craft to create new cookware line.
Growing Pains’ star discusses marriage, upcoming show
November 15, 2016
Kirk Cameron’s one-man show about marriage takes place Saturday evening in Olathe.
Johnson County Museum presents new concert series
September 21, 2016
Fun, music, and movement are in store when the Johnson County Museum presents a series of four Kid-Friendly Musical Performances beginning in late September.
Aspiring Shawnee actor takes on ‘dream’ role in beloved musical
July 12, 2016
For Shawnee resident Erik Meixelsperger, portraying the lovable chimney sweep Bert in the musical “Mary Poppins” is the experience of a lifetime.
All in the family: ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ to feature father, his two daughters, granddaughter
June 16, 2016
For a handful of cast members in “The Drowsy Chaperone” at Theatre in the Park, performing really is a family affair.
Come hear the music play: Theatre in the Park’s 2016 season is here
June 4, 2016
In her first experience with Theatre in the Park, Alison Huddleston is learning a lot and having a good time doing it.
Theatre in the Park to hold second audition day Saturday
March 21, 2016
Shawnee Mission Park’s Theatre in the Park will have its second day of auditions this weekend, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Blue Valley High School, 6001 W. 159th St., Stilwell.
An artist at work: Shawnee watercolorist to be featured in 3 upcoming shows
March 6, 2016
Vincent van Gogh has always inspired Shawnee artist Ione Angilan.
Shawnee Mission North grad Funky Mama still singing with feeling
January 26, 2016
If you have young children, are a regular attendee of youth-friendly events and locales, and live in the Kansas City area, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Funky Mama or seen her in action.
SM Northwest to stage ‘Into the Woods’
November 3, 2015
Taking on a Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical this weekend will be more than 30 student actors from Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Student playwrights get top billing at annual SM North event
September 23, 2015
It’s not every day that high school students get to have their own written words performed by others in front of a live audience. But at Shawnee Mission North, that’s an annual opportunity going back as far as theater teacher Chris Palmer can remember.