Revisit some of your favorite scenes from a classic British Comedy. Hosted by Moira Brooker (Judy) and Jenny Funnell (Sandy). The lyrically funny romance of Jean and Lionel continues in the Reunion Specials as Jean Pargetter’s (Dame Judi Dench) great anticipation for grandchildren is revealed much to husband Lionel’s (Geoffrey Palmer) dismay. With son-in-law Alistair and daughter Judy having problems things don’t look too promising. But will Jean’s dream of becoming a grandmother come true when Sandy and her husband Harry return from Canada?
Bask in the beautiful voice of world-renowned tenor Plácido Domingo with the LA Opera in this romantic new opera by composer Daniel Catán based on the Oscar-winning Italian film. Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer Linda Ronstadt hosts. GREAT PERFORMANCES is a production of Thirteen for WNET New York Public Media. The evening’s presentation is in cooperation with PBS SoCal (Southern California).
Described as everything from a beacon on the hill and a bold statement of Kansas City’s appreciation for the power of the arts, to “our version of the Sydney Opera House,” the new Kauffman Center is one amazing structure.
As a prelude to its grand opening on September 16, KCPT’s Randy Mason and Steph Scupham hosted a special edition of The Local Show. They went “behind the scenes” to explore the innovative design details and creature comforts woven into this world-class venue. They’ll talk with architect Moshe Safdie about his vision of “a musical instrument you literally step into,” and demonstrate the acoustic excellence that Yasu Toyota has engineered into both Helzberg Hall and the Muriel Kauffman Theatre. They’ll revel in the towering glass wall that gives the “front porch” such an astonishing view, watch the massive pipe organ being installed, and reveal some of the center’s subterranean qualities too.
But because the arts are more than just a building, “Raise the Roof” also asks the Kauffman’s three resident companies—ballet, symphony and opera—how they’re planning to put their shiny new home to its most effective and dramatic use!
Watch an encore presentation Friday, November 25, 2011 at 7:30pm.