Rogers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC

The Raytown Arts Council announces its 2018 Summer Broadway musical production will be Rogers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC with music by RICHARD ROGERS and lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II. This musical is based on the book by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II and JOSHUA LOGAN which was adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “Tales of the South Pacific” by James Michener. RAC has selected David Lush as Director and David Rogers as Music Director for this July production.  Audition dates and times will be announced in January on, and RAC’s Facebook and Twitter. SOUTH PACIFIC is the story of two parallel love stores, set inRead More →

Story about the last two days of the last group of working telephone switchboard operators in the last city in the USA to get rotary phones, Sept. 1969. NUMBER PLEASE! was first presented in the readers theater format in June 2001 at the Grand Casino in Biloxi, MS as the main event of the Telephone Pioneers of Mississippi state convention. The Regional Manager of AT&T located in Greenwood, MS funded the event. The show has been presented another 18 times in restaurants, VFWs and country clubs. In 2013, the play was presented as the Grand Opening Event for the renovation ceremony of the Arkansas CityRead More →

David Lush is directing his first show for the Raytown Arts Council but it is actually the 70th show he has directed over the years. He has appeared in 127 stage productions in seven states starting in 1964 with The Sound of Music. Lush has been in the media arena for over 35 years in newspapers and TV. He has been a host of three live news-talk radio shows. Lush moved to Raytown in 2016 from Greenville, Mississippi, where he was news producer for WABG TV6 (ABC).  At WABG, he was also a part of the cast of the TruTV reality show, Breaking Greenville, whichRead More →

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car #2

The reported June 9 theft of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica car from the parking lot of A to Z Theatrical Supply and Service was alarming to A to Z because the car had been painstakingly custom built to be a true replica complete with wings and car gadgets and the ability to turn into a boat. The theft was also alarming for The Raytown Arts Council. The car was not only under contract with the Council but it was in the process of finding car sponsor that would have the honor of showcasing the car in its showroom. Then the car replica disappearedRead More →

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car

The Raytown Arts Council has an exciting advertising opportunity for a business to sponsor the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car replica in its upcoming Summer musical in July.  Performances are scheduled for the weekends of July 21-23 and 28-30. Sponsorship includes: Headlining the show in press releases, posters, program, RAC website and social media. Displaying the CCBB car in the sponsor’s business showroom during a week or weekend prior to the show’s opening. Sporting the sponsor’s company shirts by the four men dedicated to managing the CCBB car on stage. Free tickets to show Contact us for more information.Read More →

The Raytown Arts Council presents its 20th Anniversary Summer Musical Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins).  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious.” Performance Dates July 21,  22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday Matinees on July 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. General Admission $8 | $10 at door Purchase at Raytown Hy-Vee or online at Location Raytown South High SchoolRead More →