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SPRING 2017 785-864-2787 | Ticket Office hours: Weekdays, 11 am– 6 pm

A True Community Event Benefiting the Lawrence Schools Foundation The Lawrence Schools Foundation and Lied Center of Kansas are proud to announce the very first districtwide talent show for middle and high school students. Ovation! will benefit the Lawrence Schools Foundation and showcase the amazing talents of USD 497 students. Held on the main stage of the Lied Center with full production, the community will come together to celebrate all of the immense talent among Lawrence youth. Enjoy an evening of diverse talent, ranging from instrumentalists to singer/songwriters and aerial artists!


All proceeds benefit the Lawrence Schools Foundation

The Paludan Sisters present

The Music of the Mind $25 Adult $14 Student/Youth PAVILION

JAN 22 7:30 pm

$15 Adult

Sponsored by

$5 Student/Youth

FREE SPECIAL PERFORMANCES for Children on the Autism Spectrum Sat JAN 28 10 am & 1 pm | Pavilion For tickets, contact the Ticket Office: 785-864-2787


JAN 27

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, visit

7:30 pm

Russian National Ballet Theatre:

Swan Lake $25–$40 Adult $14–$21 Student/Youth

Sponsored by


JAN 29

2:00 pm



7:30 pm

$40–$55 Adult $21–$29 Student/Youth

A young man’s journey to be extraordinary

Sponsored by

The Grammy Award-winning REBIRTH BRASS BAND A true New Orleans institution $20–$30 Adult $11–$16 Student/Youth Sponsored by

Jon Nakamatsu, piano

A true aristocrat of the keyboard



7:30 pm

2:00 pm

FEB 10

FEB 12

$20–$35 Adult $11–$19 Student/Youth Sponsored by

The Acting Company pairs Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar with X. Featuring the same cast, these two dramas examine two charismatic leaders who fall victim to rivalry, resentment and retribution.

Julius Caesar Wed FEB 15 7:30 pm

Tickets: $21–$22 Adult • $10–$15 Student/Youth

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, DIRECTED BY DEVIN BRAIN A rising political star torn down by his most trusted allies. Witness the art of persuasion, the ugliness of backroom politics and the patterns we can’t stop repeating.

Marcus Gardley’s X Thu FEB 16 7:30 pm

Tickets: $21–$22 Adult • $10–$15 Student/Youth

THE ASSASSINATION OF MALCOLM X IN THE FRAMEWORK OF JULIUS CAESAR Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar provides a framework for Marcus Gardley to deepen our understanding of one of America’s most complex, compelling historical figures and explore the tumultuous landscape of ideology and activism in the 1960s. Directed by Ian Belknap

Presented in partnership with the KU Department of Theatre/University Theatre

Erik Kaiel/Arch 8 A dance duet that pushes the limits of physical possibility


$25 Adult • $14 Student/Youth | Pavilion

FEB 25 7:30 pm


FEB 23 8:00 pm

$30 Public $20 Students MATURE CONTENT

Erik Kaiel/Arch 8 will be sharing their craft with our fellow Kansans as part of Lied Across Kansas.

An Evening with

KRISTIN CHENOWETH Celebrating The Art of Elegance In a career that spans film, television and stage, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and songstress Kristin Chenoweth is perhaps best known for her work on the ABC series 7:30 pm Pushing Daisies, FOX’s hit comedy Glee and NBC’s political drama The West Wing. However, fans of Broadway know the “popular” Hollywood Walk of Fame performer as smash-hit Wicked’s original Glinda the Good Witch. She brings her unique and powerful voice to Lawrence for a one-night-only performance of some of the most unforgettable songs from Broadway and best-loved canons of the Great American Songbook.



$45–$65 Adult $24–$34 Student/Youth

Mr. Ho’s Orchestroctica Quintet Sun FEB 26 2:00 pm | Pavilion Tickets: $25 Adult • $14 Student/Youth

KU Jazz Ensemble I with special guest Kneebody Tue MAR 28 7:30 pm

Tickets: $25 Adult • $14 Student/Youth

Sponsored by

Presented in partnership with

Sponsored by

Imani Winds

Wed MAR 15 7:30 pm Tickets: $20–$30 Adult $11–$16 Student/Youth

American Brass Quintet Fri MAR 31 7:30 pm Tickets: $20–$35 Adult $11–$19 Student/Youth

2017 KU Powwow & Indigenous Culture Festival FREE EVENT

Open to the public. No tickets required.


APR 1 Noon


Opus Cactus

Please join us for this free day-long event presented by the KU First Nations Student Association. In addition to the KU Powwow, educational workshops and children’s activities will be offered.


APR 7 7:30 pm

A spectacular blend of physical theatre, circus, athleticism and comedy

65 million years in the making

$25–$40 Adult $14–$21 Student/Youth Sponsored by



APR 9 4:00 pm

Sponsored by

$20–$30 Adult $11–$16 Student/Youth

Takács Quartet Fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire Tuesday

APR 11 7:30 pm

$20–$35 Adult $11–$19 Student/Youth

The vanguard of the California sound Limited Tickets Available $40–$60 Adult $21–$31 Student/Youth


Sponsored by

APR 28 7:00 pm

APR 19 7:30 pm

Bria Skonberg Duo | Mon & Tue APR 24 & 25 7:30 pm | Pavilion

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience Friday


Meet a cast of professional performers along with over a dozen talented pound pups. The show is one-of-a-kind and brings forth pet adoption awareness. All of the dogs have been rescued from pounds and shelters from across the country. The mission is to promote animal rescue, pet adoption, spaying and neutering, and encourage people to spend more time with their pets. Featured on David Letterman, the Ellen Degeneres Show, Queen Latifah, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and much more.


JUN 9 8:00 pm


“It is Pawtastic.” Queen Latifah $20–$30 Adult $11–$16 Student/Youth Sponsored by

$35 Adult $20 Student/Youth

VIP Sponsors

Our Very Important Partner (VIP) Sponsors provide essential financial support. Their commitment allows us to provide performances, educational activities and free school events.

1600 Stewart Drive Lawrence, KS 66045-7597


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t men e c n u Don’t miss the 2017–18 Season Anno 2017! party on Sunday, April 30, Friends of the Lied receive:

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• Ticket discounts • Advance purchase opportunities • Special invitations • Much, much more

Donate to the Friends of the Lied and receive an invitation. Individual donation levels begin at $50.

Spring 2017 Lied Center Brochure  
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