“As it is in Heaven,” a religious community that is instantly changed when a nonbeliever has an ecstatic experience, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sun., 7:30 p.m. Mon., Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina. Tickets free for students, faculty, alumni, staff, $8 community members, $3 for non-KWU students. Purchase tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 785-827-5541.
“Swan Lake,” ballet, presented by Wichita Grand Opera, 7 p.m. Wed., Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $35-$85. Information and tickets, 316-262-8054 or selectaseat.com.
“Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me,” live staging, presented by NPR, WBEZ-Chicago and BY Experience, 7 p.m. Thu., Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. Tickets $20, $18 students. Call 316-263-1665.
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“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” musical, presented by Christian Youth Theater Wichita, 7 p.m. Thu.-Sat., Northeast Magnet High School, 5550 N. Lycee, Bel Aire. Tickets $11, $9, students and seniors. Call 316-682-1788.
“Crazy For You,” story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930s playboy, whose dream in life is to dance, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. May 5, Wilner Auditorium, WSU. Tickets $16, $14, senior citizens, faculty, staff, military, $6 students. Call 316-978-3233.
“Dr. Dillinger’s Freaks and Floozies,” “Empire House Live” series, naughty vaudeville/burlesque, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Old Cowtown Museum, 1864 W. Museum Blvd. Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at door. Call 316-350-3323.
“Willy Wonka,” musical, presented by Music Theatre for Young People, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. May 5, Century II Mary Jane Teall Theater. Tickets $12, $10 students. Call 316-219-4849.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” comedy, by William Shakespeare, 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 7 p.m. Sun., through May 5, Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. Tickets $14, $12 military, seniors and students. Call 316-686-1282.
Pajanimals Live: “Pajama Playdate,” musical, featuring Squacky, Cowbella, Apollo, Sweet Sue, interactive dancing, 6 p.m. May 7, Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe, Salina. Tickets $27-$37. Information and tickets, 785-827-1998, ticketmaster.com or stiefeltheatre.org.
“Little Women,” tale about four sisters of the March family, who lose their wealth while the family patriarch is away serving in the Civil War, May 10-June 8, Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Select Thu. matinees, lunch service 10:30 a.m.-noon, show 12:30 p.m.; Thu.-Sat. dinner service 5-6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m.; Sun. matinees 2 p.m. show only. Tickets $40 show only, $55 lunch/dinner and show. Call 316-612-7696.
“Say What?! Comedy Improv,” “Empire House Live” series, 8 p.m. May 16, Old Cowtown Museum, 1864 W. Musuem Blvd. Tickets $10. Mature audiences only. Call 316-219-1871.
“The Full Monty,” musical, through May 19, The Forum Theatre,147 S. Hillside. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets $35 dinner/show, $23 show only Thu. and Sun., $25 Fri.-Sat. Call 316-618-0444.
“Bite It, Wichita! The Foodie Network Challenge,” comedy, through May 25, Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Dinner 6:15 p.m. Thu.-Sat., curtain 7:50 p.m., dinner/show $27, $23 seniors, $21 children under 12, $17 show only all ages. Call 316-263-0222.
“All Ways a Woman,” formerly known as “Menopaus-A-Palooza,” comedy, through June 15, Cabaret Oldtown, 4121/2 E. Douglas. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., doors open 7 p.m. Tickets $20. Call 316-265-4400.
Symphony of Spring, Broadway showcase of ballads, orchestra, chorus, 2 p.m. Sun., Sebits Auditorium, Friends University. Tickets $16, $13 seniors and students. Call 316-295-5677.
Delano Chamber Orchestra’s Young People’s Concert, featuring winners of 2013 High School Young Artist Competition, 3 p.m. Sun., West Side Baptist Church, 304 S. Seneca. Free; donations accepted. Call 316-259-0467.
“We Sing That Others May Live,” presented by Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus, 7 p.m. Sun., Central Community Church, 6100 Maple. Free. Offering will be taken for world hunger relief. Call 316-680-9031 or 316-681-2203.
Organ Pops Concert, third annual, featuring Lynne Davis, 5:30 p.m. Wed., Wiedemann Hall, WSU. Free. Call 978-3456.
WSU Oratorio Concert, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, performed by WSU Symphony Orchestra, A Cappella Choir, Concert Choir and Wichita Chamber Chorale, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Miller Concert Hall, WSU. Tickets $7, discounts available. Call 316-978-3233.
“Here’s to You, Mrs. Robinson,” re-creation with the Simon and Garfunkel Retrospective, sponsored by Wichita Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Sat., Century II Convention Hall. Tickets $12-$55. Call 316-267-7658.
Eastertide Concert, presented by Church of Magdalen Chancel Choir, singing “Requiem” by Maurice Durufle, 3 p.m. May 5, Church of Magdalen, 12626 E. 21st. Free. Call 316-634-2315.
The Tenors, Canadian quartet, classical and contemporary pop, 8 p.m. June 8, Orpheum Theatre. Tickets $15-$100. Information and tickets, 316-755-7328, selectaseat.com and all Dillons Superstores.
“The Cat with the Yellow Star: Coming of Age in a Holocaust Ghetto,” with Ela Weissberger, Ela’s story of survival, music, readings and memorial service, 7 p.m. Thu., Dugan-Gorges Conference Center, Newman University. Free. Call 316-686-4741.
“Tea for the Holidays,” spring tea, hosted by Augusta Historical Society, 11 a.m. Fri.-Sat., Augusta Historical Museum, 303 State, Augusta. Tickets $10. Call 316-775-5655.
St. James Olde English Tea, music, silent auction, arts, crafts, homemade lemon curd tarts for which the tea is famous, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., style show at 10:15 a.m. and noon, Sat., St. James Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas. Tickets $12, $6 children ages 4-12, free nursery infants through age 4. Call 316-683-5686.
“Center Derby,” 11th annual art auction and theater benefit sale, works from national and local artists, 4-6:30 p.m. Sat., Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Tickets $20. Call 316-634-2787.
The Carper Family, all-female trio, 4 p.m. May 12, Cowtown’s Empire House Theatre, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Tickets in advance $15, $18 at the door. Purchase tickets at WichitaTIX.com or 316-219-4849.
“Astratto Caldo,” paintings, artist Mario Bernardinello, Art for Lunch noon-1 p.m. Tue., exhibit through May 17, Steckline Gallery, Newman University. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. Free. Call 316-942-4291, ext. 2199.
Murdock and Beyond: Pairings from the Permanent Collection, paintings, works by Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and various artists, exhibit through April 30, 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 youth and students, children age 5 and under free. Sat. always free. Call 316-268-4921.
Senior Art Show, paintings, drawings, photography and ceramics, presented by Marion High School, exhibit through Sat., Gallery 101, 106 E. Main, Marion. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 620-382-7501.
Fourth District 2013 Congressional Art Competition, winners of high school art competition honored, exhibit through May 5, CityArts, 334 N. Mead. Hours 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-350-3245.
Friends University Senior Art, exhibit May 7-June 7, 7 Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center. Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
Hutchinson Art Fair, 51st annual, various art works, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11, Kansas State Fairgrounds, 405 N. Washington, Hutchinson. Free. Call 620-663-1081.
Finding the Uncommon in the Common, Clark Britton, drawings, paintings, mixed media and private press books, exhibit through May 11, Fiber Studio, 418 S. Commerce. Hours open by appointment or by chance. Information, 316-303-1996 or fiberstudio1@sbcglobal.
Under Pressure, contemporary prints from the collection of Jordan Schnitzer and his family foundation, 40 artists and over 100 works from the past five decades and creative power of printmaking, exhibit through May 12, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 S. 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. Sat. always free. Call 316-268-4921.
Art & Music in the Heart of Newton, featuring art by Santa Fe 5th-6th Grade Center, exhibit through May 15, Pages Books & Coffee, 605 N. Main, Newton. Hours 9 a.m-6 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thu., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-283-1596.
“Walk a Mile in Our Moccasins,” celebrating the artistry of footwear from tribes through the Plains and Northwest, exhibit through May 15, Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Tickets $7, $5 seniors, students, military, $3 children ages 6-12, free under age 6. Call 316-350-3340.
Rebecca Hoyer, oil painting, exhibit through May 18, Leaf Tea Lounge, 605 N. Main, Newton. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Wed. and Fri., 9-8 p.m. Thu., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-283-1033.
National Fiber Directions 2013, the art of fiber, juried exhibition by Pauline Verbeek-Cowart, exhibit through May 19, Rounds Gallery, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Free. Call 316-634-2787.
“In the Middle of America: Printmaking & Print,” print collection of Elsie Allen, lithographs, bock prints, etchings, aquatints, exhibit through May 19, Wiedemann Gallery, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Free. Call 316-634-2787.
“Life at Its Best,” paintings, featured artists Pat Coryell, Steve Cost, Sharon Edwards, Marty Penner, Carlos Soto and Brenda Yarnall; ceramics exhibit by Lauren Pohlenz; exhibit through May 24, Art Room 114, 114 N. Main, El Dorado. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tue. or by appointment. Free. Call 316-321-3223.
“Cats and Cows and Chickens, Oh My,” paintings and sculptures from regional artists, exhibit through May 25, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. Free. Information, 316-284-2749 or carriagefactoryartgallery.com.
‘Pushin’ Up Daises: Famous Dead Artists 20th Anniversary, collages, sculptures, acrylics and printed pieces, exhibit through May 25, CityArts, 334 N. Mead. Hours 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-350-3245.
Sue Vautravers & Jill Stromberg, pastels and oil paintings, opening reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thu., Larksfield Place Bistro, exhibit through May 31, Gallery at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th St. North. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free. Call 316-636-1000.
“Artist’s Proof,” original prints by notable American artists exploring an array of print medium, lithograph and etching, exhibit through June 1, Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat. Call 316-262-7651.
Quilts from the Permanent Collection, quilts and coverlets, exhibit through June 2, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 S. 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. Sat. always free. Call 316-268-4921.
Prints and Print Makers, 1916-1946: C.A. Seward and Friends, curated by Barbara Thompson, exhibit through Aug. 4, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $7, $5 seniors, $3 youth and students, children age 5 and under free. Sat. always free. Call 316-268-4921.
“Western Lithograph Company: The Fine Art Printing Program,” drawings printed in multiples by master lithographers, exhibit through March 11, 2014, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission $4, $2 children ages 6-12, free under age 6. Information, 316-265-9314 or wichitahistory.org.