Jane Austen Monologues
The Independent School is putting on a Jane Austen-themed fundraiser this weekend to raise money to take the school’s drama students to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland this summer. The fundraiser, which is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the school, 8317 E. Douglas, will feature local actresses and directors performing “Love and Other Vital Signs – Jane Austen Monologues,” written by local playwright Judy Goodpasture. The show is directed by John Boldenow and stars Karla Burns, Anne Garvey and Jean Ann Cusick. Tickets to the show are $25 at the door. For more information or for reservations, contact Emily.email@example.com.
Pinocchio and Music Theatre for Young People
Music Theatre for Young People will present Disney’s “ My Son Pinocchio: Gepetto’s Musical Tale,” featuring songs such as “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” this weekend at Century II’s Mary Jane Teall Theater. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Student tickets are $10. To reserve tickets, visit wichitatix.com or call 316-219-4849.
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Second City brings laughs to East High
The Second City comedy tour, which launched the careers of famous funny folk such as John Belushi, Tina Fey and Mike Myers, will stop at Wichita’s East High School this weekend. The group, which performs improv-based sketch comedy, will perform at the East High Performing Arts Center, 2301 E. Douglas, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and proceeds will benefit the East High Friends of Performing Arts. Tickets are $25 and $30. For tickets and information, call 316-973-7281.