Theater, music and shows coming to Joplin in August – Newstalk KZRG

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August is a big month for arts and culture in the Joplin area! There is a series of local theater performances and live shows.

August 4-6: Cannibal! The Musical, 7:30 p.m. at the Dream Theater Co. (124 S Main St). Dream
Theater Co. proudly presents Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The musical, a true story of the only
person convicted of cannibalism in America – Alfred Packer. The sole survivor of an ill-fated voyage
in Colorado Territory, Packer tells his side of the harrowing story to reporter Polly Pry
as he awaits his execution. And his story goes like this: as he searched for gold and love in the
Colorado Territory, he and his companions wandered off and resorted to unimaginable horrors,
including foot tapping songs! Please Note: This show will include blood spatter; the ponchos are
included in the ticket price. Reservations required; visit showtix4u.com/event-details/65736 for
book your ticket. Tickets: $20.

August 6: SGTJ Variety Show, 7:00 p.m. at Stained Glass Theater Joplin (2101 Annie Baxter
Av.). Stained Glass Theater Joplin is delighted to present the SGTJ Variety Show, a one night show
fundraising event! Enjoy games, songs, skits and entertainment for the whole family, all for one
great cause. Buy your tickets online at sgtjoplin.square.site/events. Tickets: Adults $10,
Children $5.

August 12 to 14: Nunsense, 6:30 p.m. (Sunday 1:00 p.m.) at Stone’s Throw Dinner Theater (2466
Old 66 Blvd, Carthage, MO). Throw Dinner Theater proudly presents the hilarious
production, Nunsense! This crazy musical follows the Little Sisters of Hoboken, who host a
fundraiser to raise money to bury nuns who were accidentally poisoned by the convent cook.
Additional details to come. Tickets: Adults $29, Seniors (55+) $26, Students $24, Youth
$23, Children (6-12) $12, Children (0-5) free.

August 19-21: Nunsense, 6:30 p.m. (Sunday 1:00 p.m.) at Stone’s Throw Dinner Theater (2466
Old 66 Blvd, Carthage, MO). Throw Dinner Theater proudly presents the hilarious
musical, Nunsense! This crazy musical follows the Little Sisters of Hoboken, who host a
fundraiser to raise money to bury nuns accidentally poisoned by the convent cook. Additional
details to come. Reservations required; Tickets: Adults $29, Seniors (55+) $26, Students $24, Youth
$23, Children (6-12) $12, Children (0-5) free.

20 August: Concerts in the park feat. The Flyin; Buses, 7:00 p.m. at Central Park (714 S
Garrison Avenue, Carthage, MO). The Carthage Arts Council is proud to once again present its summer concert series, Concerts in the Park! This concert series features local artists
talent, all under the beautiful shaded canopy of Carthage Central Park. Saturday August
On the 20th, enjoy a performance by The Flyin; Buzzards, a local bluegrass band. Take your lawn
chair and head to Carthage Central Park to hear a variety of traditional folk and bluegrass
tunes! This is a BYOC (bring your own chair) event. Free and open to the public.

August 26: Back to School Bash, 6:30 p.m. at the ROCC (1402 S Main St). Students,
teachers and parents, school is back and the stress is on – all the more reason for
kick back and relax with live music, food trucks, a raffle and local vendors! Join the non-
Authorized Project for their 2nd Annual Back to School Party featuring performances by
bands including Eye Creatures, The Odyssey, Blister Soul, Violets Are Blue and Trent Gaddie.
This event is held to support mental health awareness and unity in the Joplin area
community. All ages are welcome. Buy your tickets in advance at the-not-permitted-
project.square.site/s/order. Tickets: $10.

August 28: Robert Jon & Concert The Wreck House (10 years and over), 6:30 p.m. at The Coda
Concert Hall (2120 E 24th St). Robert Jon & Wreckage (RJ&TW) is a double shot
southern rock with a blues chaser. Roots rock jams, whiskey-soaked lyrics and a fervent scene
the shows only scratch the surface of what makes RJ&TW one of the best live bands to emerge
from Southern California for years. With a growing discography and billings alongside
Joe Bonamassa, Sturgill Simpson and Peter Frampton, the quintet is ready for its greatest
more performance! Doors open at 6:00 p.m. There is a suggested minimum donation of $30.


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