Free theater tickets for public service workers

Public service employees will be admitted free to the Kansas City Repertory Theatre production of the musical "Into the Woods" on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

All military, police, fire, emergency medical services and city and county workers from across the metropolitan area who reserve tickets will be admitted at no cost to the 7 p.m. performance.

The offer is limited to four tickets per family. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Central Ticket Office at 816-235-2700 or by sending an email to and using the code word thankyou.

Emails should include name, address and the number of tickets being requested. Official employment ID must be used when picking up tickets before the performance.

The show is at the Spencer Theatre in the UMKC Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St.

The Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical merges familiar childhood fables, including Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack and the Beanstalk, into a unique show that examines the enduring symbolic importance of the tales.

The production, directed by Moises Kaufman, has been a box-office hit. The Rep extended the run a week and by the time it closes the show will have had at least 15 sold-out performances.

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