The country’s largest outdoor community theatre is right here in Kansas City. Celebrating its 50th season, Theatre in the Park opens the 2019 season on June 7 in Shawnee Mission Park. This season features five outdoor shows and two indoor show.
Anytime Tickets that you can use for any 2019 outdoor show are $8 for adults; $6 for kids ages 4-10; and FREE for kids 3 and under (they still require a ticket). Reserved chair seats are $20 per chair. You can buy Anytime Tickets online or at the Theatre in the Park box office.
Looking for an even better bargain? On Thursdays, Theatre in the Park offers 20% off Anytime Tickets. To get the extra savings you must buy your ticket at the box office, and you have to see the show that Thursday evening.
Tickets for indoor shows are $16.50 for adults; $14.85 for seniors (60+); and $14.50 for kids (10 and under). Matinees are $13.20 for adults; $11.88 for seniors; and $11.60 for kids. Indoor show tickets can be purchased online or in person at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center located at 8788 Metcalf in Overland Park, Kansas. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Here’s the 2019 performance schedules:
June 7-15: Annie (G)
June 21-29: Chitty Chitty Bang Ban (PG
July 5-13: The Music Man (G)
July 19-27: Matilda The Musical (PG)
August 2-10: The Wizard of Oz (PG)
All outdoor shows are performed at the Theatre in the Park amphitheater located in Shawnee Mission Park with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road (just north of I-435 and 87th Street). Parking is free although you can guarantee yourself a shorter walk by purchasing a reserved parking pass online for $5.
The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. on show nights. The gates to the seating area open at 7 p.m. All outdoor shows start at 8:30 p.m. Make sure you bring a blanket or low-sitting lawn chairs unless you have reserved seats. Concessions are sold at the park, but you’re allowed to bring your own snacks in with you.
October 11-27: Sweet Charity (PG)
December 6-15: Frozen, Jr. (G)
All indoors shows are performed at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center located at 8788 Metcalf in Overland Park, Kansas.
Shows start at 2 p.m. on Sundays and 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings.