MTH Theater’s “Man of La Mancha” Features Classical Guitarist

Classical guitarist Nilko Andreas will play Don Quixote in the production of

Classical guitarist Nilko Andreas will play Don Quixote in MTH Theater’s production of “Man of La Mancha,” which runs October 6-23.

Courtesy of Nilko Andreas

MTH Theater’s unique production of “Man of La Mancha” will open this weekend at the Main Stage Theater at the Crown Center.

The collaboration with Ensemble Iberica will feature classical guitarist Nilko Andreas as Don Quixote. He will play guitar for most of the show and the orchestrations have been revamped for a flamenco aesthetic.

“Man of La Mancha” will open at 7:30 p.m. on October 6 and run through October 23. Tickets ($41 – $65) and more information at

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Gaby Munoz-Lucas will star in the Theater for Young America’s production of “Dolores Huerta: Crusade for Workers,” a new musical featuring songs composed and performed by local icon Danny Cox. Theater for Young America

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“After Midnight,” Black Repertory Theater, opens at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7; through October 16, Warwick ($30).

“The Rocky Horror Show,” Padgett Productions, opens at 8 p.m. Oct. 7; through October 31, Black Box ($30-$35).

“Dolores Huerta: Crusader for Workers,” opens at 10 a.m. Oct. 11; through October 22, City Stage ($12).

“The Crown – Live!” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11-14, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Starlight Cohen Community Stage House ($27-$57).

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KC Oktoberfest, 5-11 p.m. Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 8, Crown Center ($10-$55).

BaKCon Fest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 8, Children’s Mercy Park ($15-$25).

Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Shawnee Indian Mission ($3 suggested donation).

Japan Festival, 10am-7pm, Oct. 8, Yardley Hall ($5-$15).

Midwest Soul and Vegfest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 8-9, Swope Park Bandstand (free).

Turner Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 8, Turner Middle School (free).

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Troostapalooza, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 8, Troost Avenue between 30 and 31 (free).

Gumbo Festival, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 9, Prospect Urban Eatery, 2000 Vine ($25-$75).


Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 6, Kauffman Center ($48.50-$58.50).

Europa Galante, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 7, Atonement Lutheran Church ($25-$40). chamber

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Pianist Ilya Shmukler, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 8, 1900 Building ($10-$30).

Ani DiFranco, 8 p.m. Oct. 8, Liberty Hall ($30-$189).

Kelsea Ballerini, 8 p.m. Oct. 9, Midland ($39.50-$69.50).

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Dan Kelly has been covering entertainment and arts news at The Star for 10 years. He previously worked at the Columbia Daily Tribune, the Miami Herald and the Louisville Courier-Journal. He also served on the journalism faculty at the University of Missouri for six years and wrote a historical novel, “Soaring with Vultures.”

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