Two Exciting Performances Added to the 2019-2020 Kauffman Center Presents Series
Daniel Tiger and Friends to take the Kauffman Center stage in March
Daniel Tiger is back! He and all his friends from the Emmy Award-winning PBS KIDS television series are taking the stage again for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: Neighborhood Day. This live theatrical production follows the highly successful Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King for a Day tour that visited 50 communities in 2019. Neighborhood Day brings interactive fun, music, dancing, and laughter to the Muriel Kauffman Theatre stage on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
Building on the pioneering PBS series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood follows the adventures of four-year-old Daniel Tiger. The top-rated television series airs daily on PBS KIDS. Throughout each episode, Daniel interacts with his viewers, making each child feel like one of his neighbors. Episodes aim to reinforce childhood learning through imagination, creativity, and song. Each story incorporates input from a wide range of specialists in early childhood learning, extensive childhood research, and the 40-year career of the beloved Fred Rogers.
Tickets for the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood event range from $25 to $75, plus applicable fees. VIP tickets are available and include a post-show photo with Daniel Tiger.
David Foster and special guest Katharine McPhee coming to Kauffman Center May 2020
GRAMMY Award-winning musician, songwriter, record producer, and composer, David Foster is taking his four decades of hits to the stage with An Intimate Evening with David Foster: Hitman Tour Featuring Special Guest Katharine McPhee.
Canadian-born Foster leads the music industry, taking the reins on albums that have collectively sold in the hundreds of millions. He has written hit songs and earned both gold and platinum albums for an array of top artists including Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Madonna. Foster has also escorted singers who have straddled both pop and classical styles like Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban into the mainstream. Foster is also a celebrity judge on Asia’s biggest talent competition show, Asia’s Got Talent and World Got Talent, which airs in China to 150 million viewers a night. For his legendary work, Foster has won 16 GRAMMY Awards, including three for Producer of the Year, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, and was a three-time nominee for Best Original Song.
As an artist always looking for another challenge, Foster is taking on Broadway, starting with a new musical about the classic, animated character Betty Boop, directed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell. Foster is also writing the music for a musical based on the Amy Bloom novel and New York Times bestseller Lucky Us.
Joining Foster will be his wife, singer, actress and American Idol star, Katharine McPhee fresh off her Broadway and West End run of the hit musical Waitress. She is known for her powerhouse presence, show-stopping performances, and unforgettable voice. Her first smash hit “Over It,” brought her 2007 self-titled debut album to life, bowing at number two on the Billboard Top 200 and receiving an RIAA gold certification. McPhee has become a star on the big and small screens, appearing on multiple TV shows and movies, all while releasing hit music. In 2017, McPhee reimagined, recharged, and reinvigorated a host of timeless jazz standards on her fifth full-length album, I Fall In Love Too Easily, produced by Don Was. Katharine will join David for a number of his well-known songs including The Prayer.
Tickets for An Intimate Evening with David Foster: Hitman Tour Featuring Special Guest Katharine McPhee range from $39 to $109, plus applicable fees.