‘Motherhood Out Loud’
“Motherhood Out Loud,” a series of one-act plays by various authors exploring motherhood, will be presented by the Wichita Community Theatre for several nights starting Wednesday. The gamut of motherhood is covered in the production, including adoption, surrogacy, gay parenting and stepmothers. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through May 9 and 7 p.m. May 10 at 258 N. Fountain. Tickets are $14; $12 for seniors, military and students; and $10 on opening night. Call 316-686-1282 or go to wichitact.org.
The Music Theatre for Young People will perform “Oliver!” this weekend at the Mary Jane Teall Theater in Century II, 225 W. Douglas. The 1960 British musical based on Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, and $10 for students. Call 316-219-4849 or go to www.wichitatix.com.
Wichita Choral Society’s 70th
The Wichita Choral Society will celebrate its 70th anniversary Sunday singing a greatest-hits spring concert complete with orchestration and organist Brett Valliant. On the bill will be selections from Brahms’ Requiem (the first work the society ever performed), Bach’s Mass in B minor, Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” Haydn’s “The Creation,” Faure’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria – and a tribute to Handel’s “Messiah” in less than 10 minutes. Other spiritual as well as secular favorites of the chorus also are on the program. The concert will be at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 330 N. Broadway. Tickets are $10. More information: www.wichitachoralsociety.org.
Blue Moon re-created
During the 1940s and 1950s, Wichitans would go to the Blue Moon Nightclub on South Oliver to have dinner and dance to orchestra music. On Friday night, the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum at 204 S. Main will be transformed into the old Blue Moon with music of the era by jazz singer Donna Tucker and her quartet as well as food and drink. Tickets are $100, $50 of which is tax-deductible. Hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Call 316-265-9314.