As we round into autumn and those crisp evenings of wood smoke and candlelight, the heat can be found on stage at Century II, where the Wichita Grand Opera is opening their season with an evening that features the talents of Compañia Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero in a production titled Flamenco Pasión.
Guerrero combines the classical with the contemporary in a blend of flamenco, ballet, and contortion that has earned the dancer-choreographer critical applause around the world. He has performed in New York City, in Madrid, and at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, and thanks to the Wichita Grand Opera, he'll be in our city at the end of the month. Dance Magazine describes Guerrero’s work as “a breathtaking array of movement that often pushes him to the perilous limits of human motion.” You can catch the fiery Flamenco Pasión on Oct. 27.
If lighter fare is your preference, the Wichita State University School of Performing Arts is putting Seussical on stage at Wilner Auditorium, Oct. 25 to Oct. 28. Based on the whimsical creatures created by Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known to us as Dr. Seuss, Seussical combines a number of stories from the children's books to create a musical with humor and heart. Lyrics and music are by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.