Everyone makes a difference.
When Rosa Parks, a black, upstanding citizen of the community, refuses to give up her seat to a white man, she is jailed, giving the black community of Montgomery, AL, an opportunity to stage a boycott to protest bus segregation. A new young pastor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is selected as the leader of the newly formed Montgomery Improvement Association, the organization that will lead the boycott. With keen intensity and uplifting songs of the period, a dynamic cast reveals this compelling story.
Approximate running time: 65 minutes
Interactive Forum: A post-show experience, devised by Laurie Brooks, immediately follows every weekday and select weekend performances, exploring themes such as community leadership and strategic thinking. See performance calendar below for weekend dates.
Take advantage of these free "extras" being offered during the run of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (with paid admission):
Opening Night Celebration
Friday, September 26
A free post-performance reception with the director, company, staff, and board.
Kansas City Boys Choir & Kansas City Girls Choir
September 26, 27, 28, October 10, 11, 12
Members of the KCBC/KCGC will perform "Rosa," composed by 17 year-old Ralvell Rogers II, under the musical direction of Ah'Lee E. Robinson, immediately following the performance.
Each weekday and October 3, 4, 5, 17, 18, 19
A post-show experience, devised by Laurie Brooks, explores themes such as community leadership and strategic thinking.
Saturday, October 11
Interpreted in American Sign Language