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Kansas City Ballet's Season Opener Provides Comic Relief

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The word "funny" isn't always the first thing that comes to mind when you think of ballet. The Kansas City Ballet opens its fall season with three works filled with humor and levity.

By Laura Spencer

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Kansas City, MO – Listen to a podcast of the Kansas City Ballet's Artistic Director William Whitener talking about the program here. Fall Performance Thursday, October 9 - Sunday, October 12 Lyric Theatre, Kansas City, MO The Concert Jerome Robbins Frederic Chopin The Naughty Boy Trey McIntyre Wolfgang A. Mozart Rodeo Agnes de Mille Aaron Copland

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