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Student Dress Rehearsal

Experience the magic of live opera

Student Dress Rehearsal Program - photo by Cory WeaverEach year Lyric Opera of Kansas City invites students to attend a final dress rehearsal at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, where they will be enthralled by the music and drama of the opera! In the Muriel Kauffman Theatre, all seats include titles with the translations so that students will be able to follow the action on stage.

Prior to the final dress rehearsal, teachers receive a packet of educational materials to prepare their students for what to expect, to create an entire lesson plan about the opera, and to ensure students gain the most from their experience. There is also an option to schedule an in-school visit from a main stage cast member, pianist and Lyric Opera Education Department staff member!

The program costs $885 for a mainstage artist visit, educational materials and the dress rehearsal for groups up to 100.  Or, $6 per person for educational materials and the dress rehearsal for groups up to 100.

Two adult chaperons are required per every 13 students at the final dress rehearsal, and the minimum group size is 15 (2 chaperones, 13 students). Each year the grade level appropriateness is determined for the opera and published online below.  Buses may be available through the Kauffman Center’s Open Doors Transportation Fund.

The Student Dress Rehearsals currently scheduled are listed below.  To book your visit or for questions contact Patron Services at or (816) 471-4933.

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