Sunday Arts calendar (Dec. 2)

12/02/2012 1:07 AM

12/02/2012 1:08 AM


“The Runaway Snowman,” a Christmas Once Upon A Time Show, noon Wed.; 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Thu.; 10 a.m., noon and 6:30 p.m. Fri.; noon Sat., Wichita Children’s Theatre and Dance Center, 201 Lulu. Ages 2-8. Tickets $6 show only, $7.50 pizza and show. Pizza served 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. before show. Information, 316-262-2282 or

“White Christmas,” musical, show only, 7:30 p.m. Thu., 2 p.m. Dec. 9; dinner 6:15 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Sat., Robert Brown Theatre, Cowley County College, 125 E. Second St., Arkansas City. Tickets $12 adults, $6 students, $22 dinner and show. Information and reservations, 620-441-5570.

“Babes in Toyland,” musical, presented by Music Theatre for Young People, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Mary Jane Teall Theater, Century II. Tickets $12, $10 students, may be purchased at WichitaTix, 316-219-4849 or

“Santa’s Magical Christmas,” 11:15 a.m. lunch, 12:30 p.m. matinee, Sat., Dec. 14-15, Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Tickets $15. Call 316-612-7696.

“The Nutcracker,” ballet, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 14-15, 2 p.m. Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Sebits Auditorium, Friends University. Tickets $20, $15 seniors and students. Call 316-295-5677.

“Christmas Rappings,” oratorio telling the Christmas story with styles from opera to country to jazz, presented by Lyric Opera of Wichita, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 3 p.m. Dec. 15, Mary Jane Teall Theater, Century II. Tickets $18 adults, $10 students. Information, 316-682-3969 or

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” family of children who learn the Christmas story and help to rediscover its true meaning, produced by Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 p.m. Dec. 16, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Tickets $6, group rates available. Call 316-262-2282.

“Nutcracker Ballet,” featuring Ballet Wichita Symphony Orchestra and over 100 Ballet Wichita company dancers, 8 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 p.m. Dec. 16, Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $12.50-$40, may be purchased at 316-219-4849 or

“The Littlest Angel,” musical, performed by the Wichita Children’s Theatre and Dance Center, 7 p.m. Dec. 15, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Ages 8 and older. Tickets $6. Call 316-262-2282.

“Crazy Christmas,” comedy, Wed.-Sat. 6:15-7:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show; Sun. 5:15-6:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. show, through Dec. 22, Cabaret Oldtown, 4121/2 E. Douglas. Tickets, show only $21, $36 with dinner. Information, 316-265-4400 or

“Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol,” musical, 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., through Dec. 23, The Forum Theatre, 147 S. Hillside. Tickets $23 Thu. and Sun., $25 Fri.-Sat. Information, 316-618-0444 or

“Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some),” comedy, 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 7 p.m. Sun., through Dec. 22; 2 p.m. Dec. 23, Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. Tickets $14, $12 seniors, military, students. Call 316-686-1282.

“White Christmas,” Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas, through Dec. 23, Thu.-Sat., doors open 5 p.m., dinner 5-7:15 p.m., show 7:30 p.m., Sun. doors open 12:30 p.m., show 2 p.m. Select Thu. matinees, doors open 11 a.m., lunch 11 a.m.-12 15 p.m., show 12:30 p.m. Tickets $35-$50, $30-$35 for ages 12 and under, includes dinner. Information, 316-612-7696 or

“The Greatest Christmas Stories Ever Re-Told: Part Deux,” musical, Thu.-Sun. dinner 6-7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. show, through Dec. 23, Prairie Pines Dinner Theatre, 4055 N. Tyler Road. Tickets $31.95. Information, 316-303-2037 or

“Shakespeare’s MacBethlehem Christmas or Wherefore Art Thou Saint Nick?” and “Colors of Christmas,” comedy and musical revue, Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley, Mon.-Sat. 6:15-7:30 p.m. dinner, 7:50 p.m. show; Sat. matinee 12:15-1:30 p.m. lunch, 1:50 p.m. show; Sun. 5:15-6:30 p.m. dinner, 6:50 p.m. show, through Dec. 30. No performances Dec. 24-25. Tickets $27. Call 316-263-0222.


“Winterreise,” featuring David Adam Moore, 3 p.m. Sun., Hesston Mennonite Church, 309 S. Main, Hesston. Tickets $17 adults, $13 seniors, $12 students. Information, 620-327-8158, 316-284-5205, or

“Cherish the Ladies,” Irish music and dance, 7 p.m. Mon., Historic Fox Theatre, 520 N. Main, Newton. Tickets $27, may be purchased at Select-A-Seat outlets, or 316-755-7328.

Brandon Lane and the Hired Guns, musicians, 7 p.m. Thu., Louise C. Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. Tickets $10, $12 at the door. Information and to purchase tickets, 316-440-6407 or

Annual Winter Concerts, presented by Wichita Community Children’s Choir, 7:30 p.m. Fri., First Baptist Church, 216 E. Second St.; 4 p.m. Dec. 9, Church of the Resurrection, 4910 N. Woodlawn. Admission $5. Call 316-361-6873.

Jazz Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Burnett Center, Bethany College, 335 E. Swensson, Lindsborg. Free. Call 785-227-3380.

“Let It Snow!,” concert, presented by Heart of America Men’s Chorus, 7 p.m. Sat., 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9, De Mattias Hall, Newman University. Tickets $15, children free with an adult admission. Call 316-371-9498.

“Handel’s Messiah,” presented by Wichita Choral Society, featuring members of Wichita Symphony and guest soloists, 2 p.m. Dec. 9, First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway. Tickets $10. Call 316-524-0995.

Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra Concert, 4 p.m. Dec. 9, Presser Hall, Bethany College, 335 E. Swensson, Lindsborg. Free. Call 785-227-3380.

“Celebrate! A Christmas to Remember,” musical revue showcasing patriotic and religious music, from pop to classical, from Christian to Jewish traditions, 7 p.m. Dec. 12-13, for Signature Theatre, performed at Scottish Rite Auditorium, 332 E. First St. Tickets $10, $7 students. Call 316-263-4218.

“Sounding Joys: Carols, Stories and Legends,” traditional and jazzy music presented by Wichita Chamber Chorale, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 N. Clifton. Tickets $15, $12, seniors, $5 students, high school free. Call 316-204-2315.


Christmas Candlelight Concert, featuring Singing Quakers, Concert Choir and Women’s Chorus, 2 p.m. Sun., Sebits Auditorium, Friends University. Tickets $16, $13 seniors and students, may be purchased at 316-295-5677 or

Starry Nights, tour of Botanica’s Illuminations, Friends University Jazz Band, buffet dinner and dancing, 5:30-11 p.m. Fri., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Tickets $100, ages 21 and older. Information, 316-268-4912 or


“Between Black and White,” artist Courtney Kenny, artist reception 2-4 p.m. Sun., exhibit through Fri., Mingenback Art Center, Bethany College, 335 E. Swensson, Lindsborg. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Information, 785-227-3380 or

Meet the Artist, artist Janessa Wood, acrylic paintings of horses from realistic to whimsical, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sun., exhibit through Dec. 31, Gallery 101 of the Flint Hills, 106 E. Main, Marion. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Free. Call 620-382-7501.

G. Rita Beuttel, artist reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thu., exhibit through Feb. 3, The Gallery at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th St. North. Hours 9-6 p.m. daily. Free. Call 316-636-1000.

“Response to Provocation: Living Memoirs of the Culture Wars,” explores the parallels between the Culture Wars of the 1990s and the divisive social issues of our time, curated by Royce W. Smith, exhibit through Fri., McKnight Art Center (West) Atrium, WSU. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-978-7713.

Christopher Gulick, featured artist and various artists, exhibit through Fri., Riney Fire Arts Center Gallery, Friends University. Hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m.. Free. Call 316-295-5537.

“Southwest Archaeology, The Ewing Site: An Unusually Rich and Surprising Place,” exhibit through Dec. 12, includes pottery, unique jewelry and photographs describing the Mesa Verde inhabitants of the Ewing Archaeological Site from A.D. 1050 to 1150, Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology, Neff Hall, Wichita State University. Hours 1-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free.

“The Lois Kay Walls Visual Arts Series: Art from the Museum’s Collection,” exhibit through Dec. 12, featuring various artists, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Lois Kay Walls Gallery, 204 S. Main. Hours 11 a.m-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri. and 1-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission $4, $2 ages 6-12, under 6 free. Information, 316-265-9314 or

“Poetic Fictions,” artist Ronald Christ, still-life paintings, subtle Kansas Flint Hills landscapes and works created in Italy, 1-5 p.m. Dec. 16, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU. Free. Call 316-978-3664.

“From the Ground Up,” paintings, featuring artist Ron Michael, exhibit through Dec. 19, Steckline Gallery, Newman University. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. Free. Call 316-942-4291.

Mark Ward, watercolorist, exhibit through Dec. 21, Vintera Gallery, 412 E. Douglas. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. Free. Call 316-262-2435.

Ceramics by Paul Phrehm, exhibit through Dec. 26, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Free. Call 316-267-5915.

“Expressions in Glass,” blown glass by Rollin Karg, exhibit through Dec. 28, William J. Reals Gallery of Art-West, KU School of Medicine, 1010 N. Kansas. Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-293-2643.

Joseph Loganbill’s “A Sense of Home,” oil paintings of area landmarks, bridges, buildings and trains, exhibit through Dec. 29, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. Hours noon-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-284-2749.

“Lucid Dreaming,” artist Martha Wherry, exhibit through Dec. 29, by appointment only, Fiber Studio, 418 S. Commerce. Free. Information, 316-303-1996,

“Ed Davison: Recent Acquisitions,” exhibit of paintings, through Jan. 6, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students, children under 5 free, Saturdays always free. Call 316-268-4921.

The Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2012, 85 of the finest watercolor paintings in the nation, juried exhibition through Jan. 6, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Free. Call 316-634-2787.

“The Glory of Glass,” blown glass from 18 artists, exhibit through Jan. 10, Karg Art Glass, 111 N. Oliver, Kechi. Hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Free. Call 316-744-2442.

“The Disquieting Imagination,” figuration and gestural abstraction to create imagery able to provoke insight into the human condition, featured artists James G. Davis and Judith Burns McCrea, exhibit through Jan. 20, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Cost $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students with ID, children under 5 free, Saturdays always free. Call 316-268-4921.

George Vollmer Collection, artwork created by local Wichita artists, exhibit through April 21, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Sun. Admission $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 youth and students, children age 5 and under free. Call 316-268-4921.

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