From the time he first graced airwaves, John Denver and the holidays have gone together like a warm fireplace and smooth cup of eggnog. A beloved folk singer, peace advocate and nature lover, Denver — who died in 1997 — sang gentle anthems of harmony, love and tolerance. This made for cherished television Christmas specials and multiple Muppet Show appearances.Denver’s legacy has inspired several musicals, movies and songs through the years, including tonight’s 7 p.m. presentation at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s Copaken Stage (13th Street and Walnut, 816-235-2700). Created and directed by Randal Myler (Love, Janis and Hank Williams: Lost Highway) and Dan Wheetman, A John Denver Holiday Concert is a sentimental musical event styled after Denver’s TV Christmas specials. Traditional and modern Christmas carols, along with several of Denver’s most popular hits, will be performed.
Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Nov. 24. Continues through Dec. 2, 2007