Affected by the pandemic in 2020, Music Theatre Wichita (MTWichita) is ready and excited to bring Broadway back to the Wichita area in 2021. Expect a few new features this season, such as additional performances and plenty of COVID-19 precautions, including mask wearing for the duration of all indoor performances and social distancing.

Another noticeable change in 2021 is a new venue for a portion of the shows. Traditionally, all performances have taken place at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center. This year, four of the seven productions will take place at the Capitol Federal Amphitheater in Andover, just east of Wichita. This outdoor amphitheater will provide a spacious, festive atmosphere complete with food trucks and drinks from Shaken or Stirred Bartending.

This year is also the uniquely Wichita organization’s 50th Anniversary. To celebrate, MTWichita is expanding its 2021 season. Instead of offering five productions during the summer months, this year features two additional performances and spans from April through November. 

Staying true to tradition, MTWichita is bursting with talent, many of which go on to perform on Broadway. Want to see the stars of this year’s season? Here’s a preview of what you can expect. But hurry, tickets are already going fast!

Smokey Joe's Cafe in Concert

Smokey Joe's Café

April 28-May 2 | Capitol Federal Amphitheater

Enjoy a fast-paced, toe-tapping version of Smokey Joe’s Café in concert. Bring your own chair for an evening of popular blues and rock tunes of the 1950s, including “On Broadway” and “Love Potion #9.”

Showtimes: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 and 8 p.m. on Sunday

No More Talk of Darkness - Phantom's Jeremy Stolle

No More Talk of Darkness: Phantom’s Jeremy Stolle

May 13-16 | Capitol Federal Amphitheater

Jeremy Stolle, a Wichita favorite and Broadway Phantom of the Opera, and friends present an evening of showstoppers from classic Broadway tunes to “The Greatest Showman.” No More Talk of Darkness is a heartfelt concert about life, love and the perseverance it takes to make it on Broadway is the perfect family show for our times.

Showtimes: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sunday


Mirette – Wichita Premiere

June 16-20 | Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center

Based on the Caldecott-winning book “Mirette on the High Wire,” a young girl befriends a mysterious high wire walker, which leads to high-flying adventure and uplifting results. Plus, this charming family-friendly musical features a tuneful score by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!) and was discovered at the NAMT Festival of New Works.

Showtimes: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday

Red, White and Broadway

Red, White, and Broadway: A Star-Studded Tribute to America!

July 2-4 | Capitol Federal Amphitheater

This production, which is already sold out for the July 2 & 3 performances, features local performers, many of whom have Broadway credits. The mix of Broadway tunes and patriotic songs will leave you feeling hopeful and encouraged about the bonds we share as Americans. The performance starting at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, will feature fireworks at the conclusion of the show.

Showtimes: 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday

Golden - MTWichita at 50

Golden: MTWichita at 50!

August 25-29 | Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center

To celebrate 50 years of MTWichita’s success in paving the road to Broadway for talented young artists, Broadway stars Matt Bogart of Jersey Boys and Miss Saigon and Desi Oakley – a Wichita native and star in Wicked and Waitress – return to Wichita to lead an evening of high-energy, rousing entertainment.

Showtimes: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday



September 15-19 | Capitol Federal Amphitheater

This summer-lovin’ favorite is making its first-ever debut at MTWichita. You’ll be dancing in the aisles and enjoying the sounds of nostalgia as the teenagers from Rydell High bring this classic to life.

Showtimes: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 and 8 p.m. on Sunday

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

November 10-14 | Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center

A masterful creation and romantic comedy by singer/songwriter Shaina Taub, this new production combines original Shakespearean language a tuneful jazz-funk score, a fast-moving plot, a lively youth choir and 90 minutes of comic relief.

Showtimes: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday


How to Get Tickets

Music Theatre Wichita Tickets are on sale now. You can purchase them online at or via phone at 316.265.3107. Fees are waived for the 2021 season.

Cost: $45 (single tickets); $175 (Silver All-Access Season Pass); $225 (Gold All-Access Pass)

Note: Children must be at least 5 years of age to attend any MTWichita production. Each performance is 90 minutes.

Take an arts and culture adventure in Wichita with Music Theatre Wichita and other performing arts. For other events happening during your stay, visit our calendar of events.