On Saturday, Sept. 15, to kick off the upcoming season, Kansas City Ballet BARRE KC members embarked on an Oz-themed streetcar BARRE crawl through downtown Kansas City. The journey started by watching a rehearsal of The Wizard of Oz at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity and ended at the “Emerald City”, disguised as Our Daily Nada, a new boozy bookstore in the historic River Market.
The streetcar also made stops at Tom’s Town Distillery and the The Chesterfield Bar at Alamo Drafthouse, with their own Oz-themed beverages (Glinda’s Gimlets and Ruby Slippers) and a chance to win Kansas City Ballet tickets or a BARRE KC membership for the 2018-19 season.
BARRE KC is the premier organization for young professionals interested in supporting the Kansas City Ballet. BARRE KC members enjoy the benefits of discounted ticket prices, networking, and special events with insider access to the Kansas City Ballet. They host The BARRE Soiree annually in the spring, which raises funds to benefit Kansas City Ballet’s Reach Out And Dance program, an in-school dance residency program. Last year, the $7,000 raised helped to partially fund 16 new R.O.A.D. Scholarship Schools. The program reaches 800+ kids in the Kansas City Public School and Turner School Districts.
10/20 | BARRE KC NIGHT
5:30pm Pre-show Party at Our Daily Nada
7:30pm The Wizard of Oz at the Kauffman Center
Backstage Tour directly after performance
BARRE KC tickets on sale now here. Members can use the promo code sent to them via email to unlock their 50% discount!
2/23 | BARRE KC NIGHT
7:30pm Lady of the Camellias at the Kauffman Center
9:30pm Post-show Party
4/13 | THE BARRE SOIRÉE
Don’t miss the newest Ballet party at Boulevard Brewing Co. — complete with drinks, appetizers, entertainment by KCB’s Second Company and dancing! Proceeds help fund Kansas City Ballet’s Reach Out and Dance Scholarship Program.
3/30 | BARRE KC NIGHT
5:30pm Pre-show Party
7:30pm New Moves at the Bolender Center
5/18 | BARRE KC NIGHT
7:30pm Tharp/Parsons/Forsythe at the Kauffman Center
9:30pm Post-show Party
* Events subject to change
A BARRE KC membership is $45. Your tax-deductible membership earns you:
- Receive invitations to all BARRE KC events
- Discounted pricing for Kansas City Ballet performances up to 50% off, including The Nutcracker (restrictions may apply)
- Save $20 on 20-class packs for KCB School Studio classes (regularly $220)
- Receive invitations to explore Kansas City on BARRE KC Day Trips
- Complimentary “plus one” ticket to the BARRE KC Kick Off event in September
- Backstage tour at the Kauffman Center
- Networking with other fun-loving young adults who share your passion for the arts
- Enjoy free drinks and food at receptions.