10.18.2021

WPAA Upcoming Shows

Wichita Children's Theatre in Area Schools
Wichita Children’s Theatre professional touring company will tour Alice in Wonderland live to several northwest Kansas area elementary schools Oct. 18, 19 and 20. Schools hosting WCT are:
Quinter, Atwood, St. Francis, Goodland, Colby, Winona and Sharon Springs.
This Western Plains Arts Association project is supported in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Further, the Dane Hansen Foundation and the Thomas and Logan County Community Foundations through GNWKCF, are also generously supporting this programming.
The Wichita Children’s Theatre Professional Touring Company has provided quality family entertainment to many communities around Kansas and surrounding states for over 35 years. Performances run approximately 45 minutes. The company travels with their own set, costumes, props and sound equipment.  All host schools need to do is provide a performance space, lights, and an audience!


Swearingen and Kelli- October 24th
Visit swearingenandkelli.com for additional information, pictures and
music samples. Swearingen & Kelli perform a nostalgic afternoon of Country music from the 60s and 70s called “Country Rewinds.” The show incorporates the music of Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Lorretta Lynn, Willie Nelson Glen Campbell, John Denver and more, as well as, a sampling of original selections.
Western Plains Arts Association presents this country music show Sunday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. CDT at the Hoxie High School Auditorium. Admission is $20 adults, or $10 students, or by WPAA season ticket. Programs are made possible this season through the generosity of area businesses and individual donors including a special grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Logan, Kan.

Kevin and Heidi Cheng- October 31st in St. Francis
“Gifted, engaging, and energetic” are just a few of the descriptors that have been used in connection with this classically trained piano-violin duo from south central Nebraska.
The husband and wife duo, Kevin and Heidi Cheng, will perform at 3 p.m. CDT, Sunday, Oct. 31, at the St. Francis High School Auditorium. Admission by Western Plains Arts Association season ticket, or adults $10 and students $5 at the door. Season programs are made possible through the generosity of area businesses and individual donors including a special grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Logan, Kansas.
Kevin is a native of Taiwan who has organized large-scale orchestral concerts to bring classical music to rural Nebraska and nearby states. He has performed as guest pianist with several area symphonies. Heidi has served as second principal violinist in the Kearney Symphony Orchestra. 
The concert features world-class classical, sacred, bluegrass,  western, romantic, popular, ragtime, show tunes and patriotic music.
“We like to weave all of this in and share some of our story while we interact with the audience during some of the more popular numbers,” Heidi said.
Kevin performs on piano and Heidi mostly carries the melody on the violin.