THE MAG: Art Notes

'Dragon Tales' basis for touring musical

Kansas City, Mo. � "Dragon Tales Live's Missing Music Mystery," a musical based on the popular PBS series, will be presented Nov. 15-18 at Municipal Auditorium, 301 W. 13th.

The show features a mystery, sing-along music and special effects. Show times are 7 p.m. Nov. 15; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 16; 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 pm. Nov. 17; and 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18.

Tickets are $14 and $18; opening night tickets are $12. To order tickets, call TicketMaster, (816) 931-3330.

Ottawa native slated for violin concert

Topeka � Brian Lewis, a violinist and 1998 Young Audiences National Artist of the Year, will perform Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concert" with the Topeka Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday at White Concert Hall at Washburn University, 19th and Washburn streets.

Lewis, a native of Ottawa, has bachelor's and master's degrees in music from Juilliard, where he was awarded the Peter Mennin Prize and the William Schuman Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music.

Lewis also is a recipient of an Elizabeth B. Koch Fellowship, a career development grant awarded by the Kansas Cultural Trust.

Lawrence actress plays Ma in 'Little House'

Kansas City, Mo. � A Lawrence actress is among the cast of "Little House by the Shores of Silver Lake," an adaptation by Philip blue owl Hooser of the "Little House on the Prairie" series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Cheryl Weaver plays Caroline, or Ma.

The play focuses primarily on Mary Ingalls, who wakes from a fever and finds she is blind. Laura, her sister, must act as her eyes. The Christmas memories the Ingalls family share reveal their resilience in a year of challenges.

The play runs Monday-Dec. 30. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and those under 18. Tickets are available by calling (816) 474-6552.

Organists to perform concert about peace

Topeka � The Topeka Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present "Music of Solace, Peace and Comfort" at 3 p.m. Sunday in First United Methodist Church, 600 S.W. Topeka Blvd.

Lawrence residents performing in the concert are Sharon L. Hettinger, Don Glover, Dina P. Evans and John Salveson.

The repertoire for the concert is "Prelude for Yom Kippur" by Herman Berlinski; "Jubilation Suite" by Gordon Young; "Toccata and Fugue in C Major" by Johann Gottfried Walther; "Adagio in E Major" by Frank Bridge; variations on "America" by Charles Ives; "Chaconne in E Minor" by Dieterich Buxtehude; and "Prelude and Fugue on the Name of 'Alain'" by Maurice Durufle.

A free-will offering will be accepted.

KU concert features viola and piano duets

Two Kansas University professors will pair for a program of viola and piano duets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall.

Violist Chung-Hoon Peter Chun and pianist Robert Koenig will present "Sonata for Viola and Piano in B Flat, Op. 36" by Henri Vieuxtemps; "Suite in D Minor" by J.S. Bach; and "Sonata for Viola and Piano" by Paul Hindemith.

The recital is free and open to the public.

Lectures series focuses on Broadway musicals

"Lerner and Loewe: Broadway Musicals from 'Brigadoon' to 'Camelot'" will be presented from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 in the Oldfather Studio at the Lied Center.

The series will look at Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's collaboration through lecture, music and video. Tuesday's session will focus on how the men captured the locales of a Scottish Highland and the rambunctious American West. The Nov. 27 sessions will focus on "My Fair Lady" and how each song develops the plot. The final session will examine "Camelot," which lowered the curtain on the Lerner-Loewe success.

The sessions are part of the KU for Lawrence series. Instructor is Paul Laird, Kansas University associate professor of music. People can register online at


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