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We have so many great plays and events happening this month! Read on to find out more, and check out our opens in a new windowcalendar of events to stay in-the-know.

Concert Series

Missouri Symphony’s opens in a new windowHot Summer Nights – “the largest Classical and Pops summer festival in the heartland” featuring family-friendly shows, chamber recitals, community concerts, and more.

Shelter Insurance Gardens opens in a new windowConcert Series – This concert series has delighted local families for many years and offers a wide variety of performances on Sunday evenings in June and July. The free concerts are held in the Shelter Insurance Gardens. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy.
June 14 – Columbia Community Band
June 21 – The BluesSlingers
June 28 – The Missouri Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Kirk Trevor

On Stage

opens in a new windowLucky Stiff – June 11-14, 18-21, 25-28 at Columbia Entertainment Company
This murder mystery farce propels a mild-mannered English shoe clerk into a lunatic mix of murdered Atlantic City croupier, his near-sighted jilted  mistress, her hen-pecked brother and several hundred (off-stage) dogs. Witherspoon will inherit six million dollars if he can successfully go on holiday with his uncle, the late departed croupier, in Monte Carlo for a week. If he doesn’t pull it off, the money goes to the Universal Dogs Home of Brooklyn – and if there is one thing in life that Harry hates, it’s dogs!

opens in a new windowMostly SweetJune 12-14, 19-21 at Talking Horse Theatre
Deirdre Gable is determined to save her sister from wedding disaster, even if the bride is strangely reluctant. Despite the surprise arrival of Deirdre’s erstwhile boyfriend, she just might succeed – until her mother forgets more than just to call the photographer. Mostly Sweet is a poignant comedy about knowing things end…and saying “yes” anyway.

opens in a new windowArsenic and Old LaceJune 25-28 at Rhynsburger Theatre
The Brewster home is one of the best in Brooklyn – just don’t rent a room. In this 1940s classic black comedy, poor Mortimer Brewster has his hands full dealing with his aunts who have twelve bodies in the basement, “Teddy Roosevelt” his delusional brother, and the local beat cops. Add another trouble making brother and a fiancée and Mortimer may not make it though the night.

opens in a new windowGotta Sing! Gotta Dance!June 22 at Macklanburg Playhouse
A beloved tradition, this is one musical revue not to be missed. Free and open to the public. [G]
Be prepared for fabulous song and dance featuring the entire STI Company. Our match-beloved traditional season closer is a sparkling musical revue featuring some the greatest music from the Broadway repertoire.

opens in a new windowStephens Summer Dance Concert – June 26-27 at Macklanburg Playhouse
Students studying in the Stephens Summer Dance program will showcase the pieces they’ve learned from our critically acclaimed guest artists at this annual concert. Expect to be inspired by various forms of original choreographed movement.

Cool Off

Columbia pools are open for the season – see the information for each of Parks and Rec’s aquatic opens in a new windowfacilities below:

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Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center | 1900 Blue Ridge Rd.
Price – $1.75 – 3.75
Features concession stand, enclosed water slide, children’s water play area, diving boards, and chairs

Douglass Family Aquatic Center | 400 N. Providence Rd.
Price – $1
Features concession stand, water slide, climbing wall, and spraygrounds

Lake of the Woods Pool | 6700 St. Charles Rd.
Price – $1 – 2.75
Features concession stand, water slide, and shade umbrellas

Little Mates Cove | 2500 Chapel Hill Rd. (Twin Lakes Recreation Area)
Price – $1-2.75
Features concessions and children’s water park with slides, sprinklers, and water cannons

Stephens Lake Swimming Beach and Spraygrounds | 100 Old 63 N.
Price – Free
Features sand beach and spraygrounds with chlorinated water
No lifeguard on duty


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