The theatre program helps students with a general interest in theatre to interact with people in the working world. Theatre majors should plan their program with the requirements of their selected four-year college in mind

Students who follow the program are assured performance opportunities each semester during the two-year program. Students may apply directly to the department for a scholarship.

Directors Statement

Welcome to the Department of Theatre at Kansas City Kansas Community College. The Department of Theatre is rooted in the liberal arts tradition.

We offer both an Associate of Arts Degree in Acting and an Associate of General Studies in Theatre Technology and Design.

Our exciting, new program is noted for its professional atmosphere, its comprehensive nature, and its close faculty/student working relationship. In the department you'll have the benefits of a small, close-knit program within the environment of a comprehensive, urban community college with courses taught by some of the best professional actors, designers, and technicians in the Kansas City area.

Theatre students are most likely to succeed when they understand completely the theoretical, historical, and practical elements of the theatre. Read the Entire Statement

Current Season


October 16, 17, and 18th at 7:30 pm.
October 19th at 2:30 pm.

Babes in Arms By Rodgers & Hart

This quintessential 'Hey, kids, let's put on a show!' musical boasts one of the greatest scores ever written including “My Funny Valentine,” “Where or When,” “ The Lady is a Tramp” and “Johnny One-Note.”

Set at a summer stock theatre, the plot concerns a group of young apprentices and their conviction to mount the original revue they've created while dodging the underhanded attempts of the surly theatre owner to squash their efforts at every turn. The overbearing stage mother of a beautiful ex-child star and the inflated ego of a hack southern playwright provide further complications. But of course the show must go on, and so it does in a resolution of comeuppance, reconciliation and romance. 

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland were in a 1937 film version of the show. Other than keeping the title song and one other, the film songs and plot are totally different.

Specially featured in the production are alumni David Ruis and Adam Lillich and faculty member Paige Darby. Ruis was a member of the company when we first produced the show in 2000.

Directed by Charles Leader

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Book by George Oppenheimer
Based on the original book by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers
Ticket Information

$10.00 for adults.

$5.00 for students and senior citizens.

Free to all KCKCC students, staff and faculty with valid I.D.

Group rates available

913-288-7106 for reservations and information.

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