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Tom Sawyer: From Page to Stage at the Kauffman Center


Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer tells the story of a young boy - a bit of a troublemaker - growing up in a town along the Mississippi River.

By Laura Spencer

Kansas City, Mo. – The setting is inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain (a.k.a. Samuel Clemens) lived. But how do you incorporate vividly written characters into a ballet - where the story is told through movement, not words?

Kansas City Ballet presents
Tom Sawyer: A Ballet in 3 Acts
October 14 - October 23, 2011
Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, KCMO.

Related programming:

Friday, October 7, 2011, 5:30 or 6:45.
First Friday Open Rehearsal
Members of the Kansas City Ballet will perform scenes from Tom Sawyer: A Ballet in 3 Acts.
Bolender Center, 500 W. Pershing, KCMO.
RSVP required, e-mail: Kansas City Ballet.

Friday, October 7, 2011, 6:30 pm
Friday Night Family Fun: The Games of Tom Sawyer
KCB cast members will demonstrate classic games from the time of Tom Sawyer.
Plaza branch of the Kansas City Public Library, 4801 Main, KCMO.

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