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The Last Night Of Ballyhoo

Theatre Series | 2019-2020 Season

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions + Cancelations

As of Saturday, March 14

With Johnson County’s recent declaration of a state of emergency prohibiting large public gatherings, comes the difficult decision to cancel our performances of The Last Night of Ballyhoo scheduled for Saturday, March 14, Sunday, March 15, and Thursday, March 19.

Our current plan is to continue with performances scheduled for March 21-22. Because circumstances are rapidly developing and evolving, we will continue to evaluate the situation and keep you informed as to any further adjustments in our schedule.

For ticket assistance or questions, please call The White Theatre Box Office at (913) 327-8054.

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Saturday | March 21 at 7:30 pm

Sunday | March 22 at 2:00 pm

Play by Alfred Uhry

It’s December 1939 in Atlanta, Georgia. Gone With The Wind is having its world premiere and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta's elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. The Freitag family especially is all decked out and in high hopes that this is the night Lala finds a socially acceptable husband. The night quickly falls into chaos when her first choice rejects her, followed by unexpected turns full of comedy, romance, and revelations.

"Achingly beautiful ... luminous and powerful ... Uhry draws his characters with so fine a pen, on such a solid foundation, that the story takes on the sharp poignancy of life." —Los Angeles Times 


*Open Captioning available


About the Cast

Adolph Freitag: Don Leonard   Boo Levy: Jeannie Blau   Reba Freitag: Kim Kershner
Lala Levy: Kim Hentges   Sunny FreitagElaine Clifford 
Joe Farkas
Erik Meixelsperger  Peachy Weil: Jack Bohnenstiehl   


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About The White Theatre

Welcome to the beautiful Lewis & Shirley White Theatre, a state-of-the-art, 500-seat performing arts community theatre in Overland Park, Kansas. We opened the doors to our gorgeous facility in 2005 following a rich history of theatrical productions at the Resident Theatre dating back to the 1930s.

Our seasons feature exquisite productions for every taste, representing a variety of genres: Broadway shows, visiting artists, music + dance, inventive visual arts + literature presentations, and our Artist-in-Residence Kinnor Philharmonic. Whether you’re Jewish, a J Member, or neither, there’s always an exciting choice for you, and your family, to experience and enjoy. We make the magic of live theatre accessible to all patrons.



The White Theatre at The J is an accessible facility - we make every effort to provide an enjoyable experience for all of our patrons. Assisted Listening devices will be available for all performances and many shows include our signature Open Captioning services. Should you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to speak to a staff member or a volunteer.


Questions? Comments? Contact the Box Office at (913) 327.8054 or via e-mail

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