KPC revives successful Seats of Honor Campaign

Local businesses and members of the community can permanently sponsor seats in the auditorium at Kirkland Performance Center throughout 2005. KPC is reviving its highly successful Seats of Honor Campaign that generated close to $1 million as part of the capital campaign to fund the building's construction in 1998.

Sponsorships are available at the $2,000 (rows G-M) and $5,000 (rows A-F) levels. A plaque recognizing the sponsor's contribution will be permanently attached to the seat, bearing the name of the individual, family, business or the name of anyone the sponsor wishes to honor.

For more information call Kirkland Performance Center at 893-9900 or visit www.


Come and see your friends, family and co-workers perform in "The Music Man"! Novices and professionals alike will show off their acting and music skills in this endearing musical about Harold Hill, an upbeat charlatan who arrives in River City with the intention of scamming its people by selling them musical instruments and training the local marching band, while he himself has no musical experience. But then love steals his heart and unexpected miracles bloom.

April 1 and 2, 8 p.m., April 2 and 3, 2 p.m., Adults $15, Seniors $13, Youth $10.


"Preservation Hall, now that's where you'll find all the greats." - Louis Armstrong. Named for the historic Preservation Hall in New Orleans, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been touring for more than 25 years and comprised of the industry's elite. The group preserves the traditions and history of the uniquely American New Orleans Jazz style. You'll hear the difference on tunes like "Bill Bailey," "Little Liza Jane" and "When the Saints Go Marching In."

April 4 and 5, 7:30 p.m. Adults $48, Seniors $43, Youth $29. In-school education programs available-please contact KPC's client services manager at 828-0422 for details.


Chicago's famed The Second City returns to KPC for another riotous evening of sketches, songs and improvised scenes. Celebrating 45 years, The Second City has been the breeding ground for some of the brightest comedians and actors in modern history, including Mike Myers, Alan Alda, Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and John Candy.

April 8 & 9, 2005, 8:00 PM. Adults $24, Seniors $21.50, Youth $10. Not recommended for youths under 13.


Things aren't always as they seem in this hilarious interactive children's show by Chicago's famed The Second City, where the kids play an important role in deciding both the telling and outcome of the story. The story follows the Big Bad Wolf as he gets blamed for a crime perpetrated by Lord Underwearface von Schtinker.

In addition to being fun and funny, the players introduce youngsters to many of the important principles of improvisation, such as the value of listening, working as a team, and the amazing results of saying "yes and" rather than "no but."

April 9, 2 p.m., Adults $16, Seniors $14, Youth $10. Appropriate for ages 5-12 and their families. School matinees available-please contact KPC's client services manager at 828-0422 for details.


Also featuring Electric Bonsai Band, Hilary Field & Patrice O'Neill, and Scott Katz.

April 30, 8 p.m. Adults $21, Seniors $18, Youth $10.[[In-content Ad]]