May 13-22, 2022

The Wizard of Oz

" ... a seductive joyride of visual and auditory delight."

- KC Studio

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Your Safety is Our Main Concern

Effective Sept. 6, all patrons who enter the Kauffman Center to attend public performances must be fully vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry accompanied by a government-issued photo ID and a valid event ticket. Masks will also be required, regardless of vaccination status, while inside the building, except while eating or drinking in designated locations. At the current time, we are unable to accommodate children under 12, or any unvaccinated patrons for public performances. We continue to evaluate the ever-changing circumstances in hope that children under 12 years of age can safely attend public performances in time for The Nutcracker. Due to the circumstances, all ticket purchases during the 2021-2022 season are refundable prior to the performance.

Please note, these protocols will continue to be regularly evaluated and updated based on community health data and public health and government guidance. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please check our Safety & Health Policies for updates in advance of scheduled performances.

Missouri ArtSafe Certified

Kansas City Ballet and the Kauffman Center are Missouri ArtSafe certified by the Missouri Arts Council and the Missouri Arts Safety Alliance. This program is a standard for venues from St. Louis to Kansas City and everywhere in between. For more information, visit

The Story Of The Wizard of Oz

Choreographer Septime Webre has been playing with bringing the marvelous characters invented by L. Frank Baum to life thru dance for years. Learn more about his history with the story and the synopsis of The Wizard of Oz.

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Pre-Curtain Talks

Free for all ticketholders, arrive early and hear about the show you are about to see. Learn how music, special effects, and costumes all make magic on stage by attending the pre-curtain talk, Belger Footnotes, hosted by Artistic Director Devon Carney.

Held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts one hour prior to curtain. No reservation is necessary.

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We’re off to see the Wizard!

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