Since 1998 the Leawood Stage Company has worked in partnership with the City of Leawood and the Leawood Parks and Recreation Department to provide high quality entertainment, while educating and enriching lives in the local community. LSC presents theatrical productions, educational programming, and events throughout the year.
Leawood Stage Company, LSC, is celebrating its 20th season - Shows with Purpose in 2018, LSC is a community theater experience, involving families and participants of all ages.
LSC is a volunteer organization from the Board to the members of the cast, musicians, and staff who work vigorously behind the scenes. An estimated total of over 15,000 volunteer hours each year make Leawood Stage Company programs successful, enhancing the lives of approximately 10,000 audience members annually.
Each summer LSC holds a large Broadway style musical production. The 7 night performance schedule attracts large crowds. Each night over 100 volunteers give their time to participate in this community event. Auditions are held each spring with cast ages ranging from 7 to 77.
Productions began with musical reviews held in back of City Hall. Shows have included: Some Enchanted Evening (1999), Over the Rainbow (2000), Imports (2001), Sondheim & Company (2002), and Celebrate Broadway (2003).
In the fall of 2004 the shows moved to Ironwoods Park and grew to Broadway musicals with Red Hot and Cole (2004, non-musical), South Pacific (2005), Oklahoma! (2006), Music Man (2007), Annie Get Your Gun (2008), Brigadoon (2009), Guys & Dolls (2010), Bye Bye Birdie (2011), Fiddler on the Roof (2012), The Sound of Music (2013), and Hello, Dolly! (2014).
Shows performed in other venues - the Lodge at Ironwoods Park and the Oak Room at Leawood City Hall - include The Fantasticks (2004), Our Town (2005), The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) (2005). Nunsense (2012), Harvey (2013), and Watch on the Rhine (2014). The Stage Company began performing script-in-hand staged readings accompanied by interaction between the playwrights and the audience. Those shows included Mary & Myra (2009), Crying on Trains (2010), Down on Memminger(2011), and Six One Act Plays (2011). Each of the script in hand productions has been accented with an educational workshop for the community.
Another production style that has become popular with LSC recently is a concert style performance of Broadway shows. These full productions without sets and limited costuming have included She Loves Me (2009), Sunday in the Park with George (2010) and Titanic: the Musical (2012), Songs for a New World (2013) and A Little Night Music (2014). Other offerings include workshops, galas, camps and partnership events with other theater groups.
Please browse our Past Productions section for more details on these shows.