Fall Theatre in Wichita
Our local Wichita theatres are offering a veritable cornucopia of shows this fall. Whether you’re a regular theatre patron or looking for a way to entertain out-of-town guests, there’s something for you.
Here’s what Wichita’s theatres are dishing up for the fall and holiday season.
Twelfth Night by Wichita Shakespeare Company
Take in an evening of theatre while enjoying the crisp fall weather at a performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. This classic comedy of mistaken identity plays in several Wichita area parks through Sunday, September 24. It’s free to the public, though donations are accepted. Pack a picnic dinner and a blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy Shakespeare in the Park!
The schedule is as follows:
- Fri Sept 8 - Central Riverside Park, Wichita
- Sat Sept 9 - Harvest Park, Wichita
- Sun Sept 10 - Andover Sports Park, Andover
- Fri Sept 15 - College Hill Park, Wichita
- Sat Sept 16 - Hap McLean Park, Park City
- Sun Sept 17 - Central Riverside Park, Wichita
- Fri Sept 22 - College Hill Park, Wichita
- Sat Sept 23 - High Park, Derby
- Sun Sept 24 - Wichita Scottish Rite
Kechi Playhouse wraps up its 35th season with two side-splitting comedies. Key for Two, running September 1–24, is a fun and frothy British farce that’s a little bit naughty. Harriet’s life is perfectly balanced between two gentleman callers...until a friend comes to visit and mayhem breaks loose!
Happy Holly Daze, running September 29–October 29, is a brand-new comedy by Kechi Playhouse owner and director Misty Maynard. Her original shows are always a delight, so you won’t want to miss this debut.
Reservations are recommended. Call (316) 744-2152 for reservations.
Mosley Street Melodrama
Need to entertain out-of-town guests, or just wanting to have a fun night out? A show at Mosley Street Melodrama is the ticket. You’ll be in stitches all through the audience-interactive comedy, then humming and toe-tapping along during the musical comedy revue that follows. See The Little Cookie Shop of Horrors from September 9–October 28, and Fist of Furry Reindeer: or Angry Santa Claus from November 9–December 30. Holiday season shows fill up FAST at Mosley Street, so book early! Call 316.263.0222 for reservations.
Much Ado About Nothing at Guild Hall
The Guild Hall Players will present Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, a witty battle of the sexes, from September 21—24. This one’s got it all: clever repartee, romance, comedic hijinks, drama, intrigue and villainy. For information and tickets call 316.685.2652
If you’re a fan of Hollywood lore or you’ve watched the FX series Feud, you know all about the famous rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford during the filming of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Baby Jane, the Musical at Roxy’s Downtown is a camp-comedy musical that celebrates that great b-horror movie. It makes its world premiere here in Wichita and stars a bevy of local favorites. Catch it at Roxy’s from September 28–October 31.
Looking for something fun to do with your friends and family visiting Wichita? Introduce them to Wichita’s favorite comedic duo! Kyle Vespestad and Monte Wheeler return to deliver more holiday laughs in The Kyle & Monte Christmas Musical 2. It starts November 10 and runs through Christmas Eve. This show will sell out quickly, so make your reservations early.
Call 316-265-4400 for information and reservations.
Wichita Community Theatre
If you love a good mystery novel or watching the sleuthing skills of Miss Marple on Masterpiece Mystery, you won’t want to miss Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced at Wichita Community Theatre. It runs October 18–29. Will you figure out whodunnit?
For the holiday season, WCT will present the musical A Dog’s Life. This uplifting “tail” of companionship and unconditional love plays November 29–December 10.
A Christmas Carol at Forum Theatre Wichita
What’s Christmas without watching A Christmas Carol? Well, how about seeing it live? Back by popular demand, this local favorite returns to the Forum from November 30–December 17. Purchase tickets online or call 316.618.0444
What shows are you looking forward to most this fall? Any recommendations? Share in the comments!