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Theatre in the Park begins 2021 season

On Friday, June 4, the  Johnson County’s Theatre in the Park (TIP) begins its 2021 season of five musical productions after cancelling its outdoor program last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Mamma Mia!” opens the summer outdoor performances on June 4-6 and June 10-12 at the TIP complex at Shawnee Mission Park. The theater facility has its own entrance at 7700 Renner Road, Shawnee. 

Cinderella posterOther upcoming performances include:

  • “Curtains” – June 18-20 and June 23-26
  • Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” – July 2-3 (no performance on July 4) and July 7-10
  • “Halftime – Gotta Dance” – July 16-17 and July 21-24
  • Disney’s  “Newsies” – July 30, 31 and Aug. 1 and Aug. 4-7

Showtime for all outdoor productions is 8:30 p.m. Performances last approximately two hours with a 20-minute intermission. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. followed by the gates to the seating bowl at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices are adult admission $10, youth $6 (ages 4-10) and children three and under free (but require a ticket for entrance). Reserved seats and parking are also available. Tickets may be purchased at the box office the nights of performance or online through its website: theatreinthepark.org.

TIP is a program of the Johnson County Parks and Recreation District and is the largest community theatre in the nation. The program was created in 1969 and  has presented live-theater outdoor performances since 1970, beginning in Antioch Park, Merriam, before being relocated to Shawnee Mission Park two years later. 

The 2021 season also features two indoor productions with “The Full Monty’ from Oct. 1-17 and TIP’s second annual “Innovative Theatre Challenge” from Dec. 10-24. Both indoor productions will take place in the Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. 

Indoor tickets are reserved seating and prices vary by production.  Tickets may be purchased online at TIP’s website and at the front desk of the Arts and Heritage Center either in person or by phone at 913-826-2787.

More information about Theatre in the Park and its 2021 outdoor and indoor seasons is available by visiting theatreinthepark.org.


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