American Theatre Guild, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, civic performing arts organization formerly known as Theater League, offers an annual Broadway in Wichita series at Century II Concert Hall that begins each fall and runs through the following spring. This series presents National Broadway Tours and professional touring productions in Wichita. Explore the 2019-20 season below.
Monday-Wednesday, October 14-16
This is the only CATS tour playing across all of North America, bringing to Wichita the beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber musical and winner of seven Tony Awards, including best musical. CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. Event info.
Tuesday-Thursday, January 14-16, 2020
“Bandstand” brings high-octane, heart-stopping dance that won a 2017 Tony Award for best choreography for Andy Blankenbuehler, who went on to choreograph “Hamilton.” This original musical follows a soldier returning to America in 1945 to chase his dreams of being a singer/songwriter. Event info.
Tuesday-Thursday, March 3-5, 2020
“Waitress” is one of the biggest recent hits on Broadway. It has run on Broadway since March 2016 and features a groundbreaking all-female creative team, including original music and lyrics by seven-time Grammy Award nominee Sara Bareilles. It’s an uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood and the magic of a well-made pie. Event info.
Tuesday-Thursday, April 28-30, 2020
The musical, based on the beloved Nickelodeon animated character, is stopping in Wichita on its first national tour. It earned 12 Tony nominations in 2018 and won the top honor for scenic design. Music from a roster of well-known pop-rock performers adds to the fun. Event info.
Wednesday, December 18
Additionally, a holiday show, “A Magical Cirque Christmas,” is scheduled, and can be substituted for season ticket holders or purchased separately. It features Tyce and Mary Nielsen, married aerialists who made it to the finals of this season’s “America’s Got Talent.” Event info.
Season tickets range from $120-$275 for all four shows and are available until Oct. 16. Individual and group tickets also are available. Prices vary per performance but generally start at $35.50.