UMKC Theatre Presents: Kansas City Swing

By , April 16, 2013 8:17 am

It’s Kansas City in the autumn of 1947 and Jackie Robinson has just integrated major league baseball.  The Satchel Paige All-Stars from the Negro Leagues are gearing up to play the Bob Feller All-Stars from the majors in a thrilling off-season match-up.  But there’s a storm brewing.  Baseball is about to change, and so is America

This play is about some of the greatest stars of the Negro Leagues baseball era.  It’s about jazz and about the historic district at 18th and Vine.  It’s a snapshot of America in extraordinary times and at the verge of extraordinary change.  Bur ultimately, it’s about people, just trying to cope with it all…just like us.

With music by UMKC’s own jazz-legend Bobby Watson, this is sure to be an All-Star show!  Remember, students get cheap tickets!  Call 235-6222 for more information.  The Show opens April 19th and runs through April 28th.  More details–and samples of the music!–can be found at their website.

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