Off-Key

 

7/16-7/19
With They Came From Just Off Broadway! opening this week at (where else?) Just Off Broadway Theater (3051 Central), artistic director Steven Eubank dares to shun the better part of musical theater history — at least the traditional shows from that scrapbook. Eubank notes flippantly on his Web site, “If you love an old-fashioned Broadway musical, head to an outdoor theater near you.” The show’s two-dozen-plus performers instead sample selections from such Off Broadway shows as Reefer Madness, Naked Boys Singing and Debbie Does Dallas, the script of which is taken verbatim from the classic porn film.

“As a child, I was exposed to numerous family-friendly productions. But by the time I was 10 years old, I didn’t care if I ever saw another production of Oklahoma, Sound of Music, Music Man — the list is long,” Eubank says. “Our audience is beginning to expect something out of the ordinary from us.” Performances run July 16-19, then conclude July 23-24. Call 816-224-3004 for tickets — Steve Walker

Stoop Dog

7/16-7/25
Oliver Goldsmith’s 1773 comedy of mistaken identity, She Stoops to Conquer, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the University of Kansas’ Inge Theater (Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive in Lawrence) and runs until July 25 as part of the university’s summer theater season. Call 785-864-3982 for information or tickets, which are $12. — Annie Fischer

Guitars and Roses

SUN 7/18
Loose Park (52nd Street and Wornall Road) gets an extra touch of class at 7 p.m. Sunday, when classical guitarist Joe Carignan Garcia and cellist Ian Flatt perform near the rose garden. The musicians perform selections from Piazzolla, Gnatalli and Bach as a duo and solo. For details, call 816-942-1203. — Michael Vennard

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