Union Station

City Stage Theatre

Union Station

AlphabetSoupImageWithText2Whim Productions

The husband of a gay serviceman attends his first parent-teacher conference. A pregnant lesbian deals with the gender transition of her partner. An asexual man comes out to his boyfriend. A gender fluid youth searches for a voice. Get these four helpings of Alphabet Soup in this hour of theater by playwrights from Kansas City’s LGBTQIA community! Featuring plays by Kevin King, Cynthia Hardeman, Nick Sawin, and Raphael Isabella Tate. 60m PG (Adult Language) whimproductions.com

andy_yellowCalvacade Production Company

A raunchy take on an ancient myth involving small amounts of alcohol, bedroom confrontations, and whale murder. Featuring a full score by up-and-coming composer Caleb Madison. Locally written, acted, and composed. 60m R Theatre

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 Whim Productions

After selling out every performance in last year’s KC Fringe Festival, Bad Auditions is about to get even badder! Witness first-hand a twisted version of the audition experience! You’ll see fumbling actors facing a bumbling director while they try to win what might be the role of a lifetime or the worst part of their career. Expect some returning favorites from last year’s show along with some new faces in this rotating ensemble! 60m PG (Adult Language) whimproductions.com Theatre

HMC Big Gay Sing graphic for FringeHeartland’s Men’s Chorus

Come sing your heart out with the gays! Big Gay Sing! is a fun-filled, singa-long-tastic evening complete with all of your favorite big gay songs. This collision of karaoke bar and choir concert features fabulous singers, a live band, lyrics on the screen for you to sing along, special guest soloists, and first-time drag performers straight from the audience. Join Heartland Men’s Chorus and host, KC’s songstress drag queen, Daisy Buckët, in a concert event where you are the star! 60m G (Smoke, Haze or Fog) hmckc.org Music

CasinoRoyale-MightyMoComboMighty Mo Combo

Butch. Jayne Butch. Join Mid America Freedom Band’s jazzy Mighty Mo Combo as they perform a rainbow riff on tunes & tropes from popular spy series including James Bond, Austin Powers, Peter Gunn, and Get Smart. Get ready for campy escapades, clandestine affairs, and shady subterfuge as our hero goes toe-to-toe with a dastardly nemesis and a sultry femme fatale. You’ll need a drink after all the excitement, just remember to keep it shaken, not stirred. 60m PG (mild innuendo and LGBT themes) Music

 

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Ryan Scully (Emporia, KS)

Life is nothing but a serious of flickers, little flashes of clarity. It’s in these moments we see our true selves. Until finally we have enough to be whole. Sometimes all the pieces can’t be found on their own, and the person who helps you find them may not be what you expected. This new original play by Ryan Scully follows two guys who meet for no special reason, but have an impact that will go much further than either one of them realize. World premiere. 60m R flickeratkcfringe.weebly.com

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Christian Hankel

He couldn’t find the light until he was lost in the dark. Following the contours of The Odyssey, Silver tells the story of a young man trapped by the pursuit of money and power until a night spent lost in the city sets him free. Featuring a live, eight-piece jazz ensemble, Silver conveys this story of fear, loss, and love through original music and dance. 60m G (Simulated Violence) christianhankel.com Dance

TeaseTheRainbow-CirqueDuRisqueCirque du Risque

Come see Cirque du Risqué for their 4th annual Fringe Festival production. With this installment we will be celebrating the colorful spectrum of human sexuality and expression, through exuberant exhibitions and screw-ball shenanigans. With jugglers, magicians, fire eaters, burlesque dancers, and characters of all shapes and sizes, Tease the Rainbow will be sure to delight and dazzle you with a prismatic extravaganza of exuberant exhibitions. 60m R Burlesque

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Kansas City, MO 64108

Union Station - Grand Hall - Main Level of Union Station

Bird in the Hand

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Dave Hanson

A cinematic, immersive experience. Set literally at Union Station where, over three different spaces, three separate cat-and-mouse games interact and cross paths as two brilliant sisters who have created a device that can decrypt anything in the world are hunted by two governments desperate to keep the secrets of the world secret. One part Rear Window; one part Third Man. 60m PG www.facebook.com/birdinhandkcfringe

Union Station - Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium - Lower Level of Union Station

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Carl Sagan takes you on a voyage to the Voyager Space Mission and the Golden Record Project with its message for extraterrestrial life to discover eons from now. Bryan Colley and Tara Varney, creators of last year’s Fringe favorite Red Death, invite you to the magical dome of Gottlieb Planetarium where live actors, animation, and outer space collide in a comedic, informative, and unconventional theatrical event for all ages. Starring Coleman Crenshaw as Carl Sagan. 60m G jupiterkansas.com