News from The Coterie

09/15/2020

The Coterie Theatre School will offer its Fall session of drama classes as both live, interactive online instruction and in-person classes for students Age 3 - Grade 12. With virtual classes available to youth nationwide,  The Coterie’s classes are led by a staff of trained teaching artists and are focused on a process-based curriculum. IN-PERSON classes, held at Miller Marley School of Dance and Voice in Overland Park, will be socially-distanced, masked (both instructor and students), and will adhere to safety protocols. CLICK HERE for more on Fall drama classes.

 

08/27/2020

The Coterie will co-produce Electric Poe with Union Cemetery Historical Societya special event held September 18-October 31 outside at Union Cemetery featuring two of Poe's best known works. This will be a socially distanced event, enforcing the guidelines recommended by the CDC and local government officials. Guests are required to wear a mask to the reading. No food, please. Once you are at your seat, if you feel safe to do so, you may remove your mask for the duration. Please wear your mask as you leave.  If we are forced to shelter in due to health regulations, the reading will either be virtual or may have to be cancelled. Thank you for your flexibility. CLICK HERE for important safety & ticketing information for patrons.

 

08/17/2020

The Coterie will offer educators Classroom Immersions, a series of virtual residencies for Grades 1st-12th, from September-December 2020. Whether all of your students are virtual or if you would like us to be a virtual guest in your classroom, The Coterie's Classroom Immersions are three one-hour virtual residencies with your class exploring theatre. A professional teaching artist will virtually join your class to do an interactive lesson plan that reaches English Language Arts and Theatre Arts standards for both Kansas and Missouri.  

 

07/16/2020

The Coterie is proud to be partnering on the world premiere of A Kids Play about Racism, an online theatrical experience for children and families. Adapted and directed by Khalia Davis from the groundbreaking book by Jelani Memory and produced in partnership with 36 other Theatres for Young Audiences across the country, including Bay Area Children's Theatre, Alliance Theatre for Families, and Seattle Children's Theatre as Lead Producers. Join us for this FREE online performance for families with ages 5 and older that explains what racism is, how to know it when you see and experience it, and ideas for what you can do about it. Streaming nationwide for FREE on Broadway on Demand August 1 and 2 -- Extended through August 7th by popular demand!

 

06/15/2020

The Coterie Theatre School will hold its summer drama classes and performance camp as a mix of live, interactive online classes as well as in-person classes (whenever possible) throughout the summer.

  • All June classes will take place as live, interactive virtual sessions. Click on the titles below for class schedules.
  • Beginning July 6, we will hold in-person classes at Miller-Marley School of Dance & Voice in Overland Park, Pembroke Hill School on the Plaza, Liberty Community Center in Liberty, and Staley High School in the Northland. All in-person classes will adhere to the health and safety protocols detailed here. Our performance camp of The Addams Family, all Welcome To Musical Theatre and Musical Theatre: Triple Threat classes, and classes previously scheduled at MCC-Longview in Lee's Summit will be held virtually.

CLICK HERE FOR CLASS TITLES, SCHEDULES & LOCATIONS

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

 

04/17/2020

Given the extraordinary events of recent weeks and out of concern for the safety and health of our actors, designers, staff, and audience members, The Coterie regretfully must postpone its production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. We are committed to producing the show as the summer musical in our upcoming 2020/2021 season, with exact performance dates to be determined. Postponing The Little Mermaid was not a decision we made lightly as we know it is extremely painful for everyone involved. However, we are confident that postponing until next summer will allow us to celebrate this iconic family musical properly.

For individuals with tickets to a performance that has been cancelled, you have two options:

  • Donate your ticket(s) back to us; ticket donations are tax deductible and you will be mailed a donation receipt in the coming weeks. We thank you for your generosity during this challenging time.
  • Keep your tickets and use them for a performance next season; you will be mailed complimentary ticket vouchers in the coming weeks. The vouchers will be good for tickets for a production in the upcoming 2020-2021 season.

Individuals with tickets to a performance of The Little Mermaid that has been cancelled, please fill out the following form:

 

03/16/2020

The health and safety of our audience, staff, and artists is of the utmost importance to us. In accordance with Kansas City’s State of Emergency proclamation, and per new CDC guidance, we have decided to cancel all remaining performances of Puffs as well as postpone our upcoming production of Pete the Cat until Spring 2021.

Cancelling performances is an extremely difficult decision to make, but we know it is the socially responsible thing to do in order to best serve our community.

It is impossible to cancel performances without creating serious and lasting hardships for our company, our staff, and our artists. We ask for your patience and support during this incredibly difficult time, as we navigate these challenges. We've created online forms to expedite your requests. Please be aware that our box office is receiving an extremely high volume of calls. If you request a call back we will respond as soon as possible, but your patience is greatly appreciated.

For individuals with tickets to a performance that has been cancelled, you have two options:

  • Donate your ticket(s) back to us; ticket donations are tax deductible and you will be mailed a donation receipt in the coming weeks. We thank you for your generosity during this challenging time.
  • Keep your tickets and use them for either a rescheduled or later performance; you will be mailed complimentary ticket vouchers in the coming weeks. The vouchers will be good for tickets for a production later in the current season OR in the upcoming 2020-2021 season.

Individuals with tickets to a performance of Pete the Cat that has been cancelled, please fill out the following form:

For groups with a booking to a performance of Pete the Cat that has been cancelled, please fill out the following form:


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