News

February 22-24


What happens when “Beauty and the Beast” is mashed up with the “Taming of the Shrew” and the classic fairy tale of “The Frog Prince?”  Why “Bella and the Frog Prince,” of course, the Kaleidoscope Playhouse’s fall KYT Players’ musical production written by artistic director, Stacy Hostetter.  With the theme of looking beyond the surface of someone to see what is really inside, the story takes place in the fair village of Windelmere on the edge of a swampland where everyone is perfect, kind and even-tempered except for Bella DeLindervane, the older daughter of a widow, who people see as terribly cranky.  In fact, Bella is a writer, very imaginative and creative, but terribly shy, and when she is told she must marry because of the law in the land, she sets out to change things, even if it means visiting the old hag in the swamp or believing in frog princes.  Along the way meet characters such as Tootleream the Terrific, Franklin De’ Croak, Queen Organza d’Castleghent, Bella’s family and the villagers of Windelmere, and of course the frog prince himself, Prince William.  Full of humor, complex characters, “swamp mayhem,” and songs such as, “Perfect Windelmere,” “When They Look at Me,” “Frogs on Logs,” “There Are Monsters!” and “My Only Chance,” this new twist on fairy tales is suitable for family members of all ages. Shows are Friday- Sunday, February 22-24.  Tickets are $12.00 for Adults, $10.00 for Students and Starpass holders.  Kids under 5 are Free.
 

A Winter's Frost Dessert Fundraiser!

December 6, 2018

Be Cool * Support kids and the arts at Kaleidoscope's "A Winter's Frost Dessert Fundraiser."  Listen to our Madrigal carolers in a short storytelling version of our Winter dinner feast and then enjoy decadent desserts and playful good fellowship as our Playhouse is transformed into a magical forest grove. Frost-goers will also enjoy light hors d’eovres, drinks, doorprizes, and a live auction of lovely items and services donated by generous local businesses. Thursday, December 6 7:00-9:00. Tickets are $50 for an individual, $350 for a table of eight.  Please call the Playhouse at 406-587-3642 to reserve your place!

When the Drums Lost Their Voices!

Satuday, September 29; 10:00am & 11:30am

Anansi the Spider, mischievous trickster of African folktales, just wants to make people notice him.  Unfortunately, his plan, with the help of his monkey friends, makes the whole, big continent of Africa stop and take notice when the drums that hold them together fall mysteriously silent.  Join the Kaleidoscope Players as they bring this original story written by director, Stacy Hostetter to the stage!  Tickets are $5.00 at the door.  The show runs 45 minutes.

CALICO!

May 4-6

"A herd of cats? That's so strange!" Locals aren't sure exactly what to think when Slim Jim and his Catpokes arrive with their purring herd on the sleepy outskirts of their little Western town, Calico, and decide to call it home for awhile on account of Miss Kitty's famous "Beans, Beans, and More Beans." Cal and Co Rustlers decide to do what they do best, but are a little befuddled at exactly how to rustle a cat, and Sheriff Jack and his brave deputies are doing their best to keep the peace-  especially when a group of lovely "Rodents Have Rights" activists show up in town to stir up some mischief too.  It sure looks like a CATastrophe in the making unless something can be worked out and quick!

 

Join storyteller, Old Whiskers, as he takes all on a journey back in time with this comical salute to the wild west.  Featuring songs such as "No Tougher Biz Than Ridin' Herd on a Cat," "Wearin' the Star," "Beans," "Kitty, Kitty," and more, Calico is sure to entertain audiences young and old!

 

Performances are Friday, May 4 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 pm & 7:00, and Sunday, May 6 at 7:00 pm.  All shows are at the Kaleidoscope Playhouse, 1602 West Beall Street.  Call 587-3642 for more information or tickets, or purchase here.

Tickets: $12.00 Adults

$10.00 Students

Kids under 5 Free

Face Your Fears and come see "Balancing on Dragon Scales!"

October 27-29

The dragon, Villascorch, is growing stronger everyday, people from the village are disappearing, and Cassiabella, the queen of the fairies, knows her magical power will soon come to an end.  Nothing can stand now between the dragon's reign of terror and the chance for peace, except hope.  That hope comes in the form of a changeling girl, Brynn, who, because of the prophecy made before her birth, must come to terms with her own destiny and face her fears to save them all.

 

The Kaleidoscope Players proudly present, “Balancing on Dragon Scales” a musical fantasy written by Kaleidoscope Artistic Director, Stacy Hostetter.  Songs include “Secrets of the Forest” “Feeding on Fear,” “Standing Together” and “A New Day.”

 

 Performances are Friday, October 27 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, October 28 at 2:00 pm, and Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 pm.  All shows are at the Kaleidoscope Playhouse, 1602 West Beall Street.  Call 587-3642 for more information or tickets, or purchase here.

Tickets: $12.00 Adults

$10.00 Students & Seniors

Kids under 5 Free

Fairy Tale Mash Up with a Disco Beat!

Friday & Saturday, April 28 & 29 AND Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 5-7

What happens when Rapunzel’s Prince Charming is turned into a frog by her jealous mother, Hazel, days before her wedding?  Why, Rita, and the other fairy godmothers of “W.A.N.D.S. Anonymous” or “Wishes Answered National Do-Gooders Society” must step in to save the day! But it won’t be easy with Witch Hazel and her sidekicks dreaming up devious plots to stop them and get Rapunzel back, and people these days just don’t seem to believe in the magic like they used to.  The fairy godmothers have their work cut out for them and the clock is ticking, but they have a plan.  Come along on a zany ride with a disco fever flavor as you meet the fairy godmothers along with quirky witches, seven modern princesses, a two-headed monster, a hairdresser to the stars, and other fun fairy tale characters as 30 members of The Kaleidoscope Players proudly present, “W.A.N.D.S.” another musical offering written by Kaleidoscope Artistic Director, Stacy Hostetter.  Songs include “Whatever Happened to Believing,” “The Family Business,” “Let the Magic Begin,” “All the Right Moves,” “Nothing is More Beautiful Than A Princess,” and “Happily Ever After.”  Performances are Friday, April 28 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday, May 5 & 6 at 7:00 pm, and Sunday May 7 at 2:00 pm.  All shows are at the Kaleidoscope Playhouse, 1602 West Beall Street.  For tickets or more information, visit kytbozeman.org, or call 587-3642.

MAY 4 & 5, 2017!

A 24-hour online and live celebration of giving event on May $th & 5th, 2017. Join us in giving BIG for your favorite nonprofits for as little as $10.  Join folks all over the Gallatin Valley in giving to organizations they are passionate about including Kaleidoscope!  Giving starts at 6:00 pm on May 4 and closes at 6:00 pm May 5.  A stretch pool of match funds give donors' gifts an even bigger punch.Give online here or at any Giving Day donor lounge throughout Bozeman. 

April 22, 2017

Dance under twinkling stars as the Baxter Ballroom is transformed into Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” for one evening only on Saturday, April 22 from 7:30-9:30pm for Kaleidoscope Youth Theater’s magical “Starlight Soiree,” a cocktail party benefit to support kids and the arts! Ticket prices include not only an opportunity to help a great local non-profit keep kids in the spotlight, but an evening of dancing to music performed by valley favorite Dos Mayos.  Partygoers will also enjoy delectable hors d’eovres and delicious desserts, doorprizes, and a silent auction of lovely items and services donated by generous local businesses. Tickets are $50 for an individual, $90 for a couple, and $250 for a table of eight.

February 17-19

Enter a world where adults live hands off with uncomplicated lives above in towers while street hardened children live in clans and fight on the streets below to survive until they reach the age to elevate, eagerly leaving their hardscrabble existence far behind.  This is the setting for “Nowhere To Go But Up,” an original musical written and directed by KYT artistic director Stacy Hostetter.  Celie, a modern teenager tired of being told what to do, chores, and babysitting younger siblings, longs for freedom and to be out on her own, but reconsiders after, through an accident, she finds herself waking up surrounded by fearsome Beat clan members in a junkyard world.  Being adopted into the group, she soon starts questioning the status quo, until she draws the Beat into her ideas that things can be different if they want them to be.  Hot tempers, rival clan groups, criminal Uppins (grown-ups), and a Street Squad working to clean up the streets, fill out the cast of characters in this show that empowers each, even children, to do their part in changing things for the good.

Players ring in the Season with " A Winter's Madrigal"

December 8-11

Long Live Robin Hood!

October 14-16

September 16, 2016

Put on that swinging poodle skirt, pull out those saddle shoes, dust off that old letter jacket, and cruise into the Kaleidoscope Playhouse on Friday, September 16 at 6:30 for a “Rockin’ and Rollin’ 1950’s” FUNdraising event to support kids and the arts! Ticket prices include an evening of era music performed by Comstock Lode, drive-in diner treats and root beer floats, jitterbug dance lessons, and high-energy musical theater numbers by Kaleidoscope actors.  A costume contest, dance contest, photos and rides in vintage cars, raffles for prizes, and cake walks for tasty dessert treats, round out a night of rockin’ and rollin’ fun while supporting a great non-profit youth organization. Tickets are $30 for an individual, $50 for a couple, and $70 for a family. 

JACK & THE BEANSTALK - A SISTER'S STORY!

MAY 6, 7, 13-15

"Once a story is told, there is no telling where it may go..."  Experience the story of Jack and the Beanstalk in a brand new musical retelling of the classic adventure written by KYT's artistic director, Stacy Hostetter.  Jack is a quiet, shy boy, who stays close to home, yet longs to be noticed by the beautiful mayor's daughter, Rosalind. However, her attentions tend to go toward brave, handsome,( blustery), adventurous storytelling knights and never even notices Jack. But, with the encouragement of his plucky sister, Jessie, Jack's fortune changes as he finds himself on an adventure of his own, including climbing beanstalks and facing an unknown land filled with giants. Blues-singing cows, a very large magic fairy, garden gnomes, trolls, and more, join the traditional fairy tale characters for a story that is heartwarming and sensitive, yet keeps audiences laughing. 

 

Tickets on sale at 587-3642 or HERE!

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Upcoming Events

Friday, March 1

Summer Camp Registration Begins

Don't miss out on Kaleidoscope's 20th season of Summer Camps! Come play and create with us!  Choose from one week theater exploration, one or two week production camps, or a fill-in Shakespeare 2-Day Workshop!  Bring on the ARTS!

Friday, March 1

Movie Musical with Friends Night with "Singing in the Rain"

5:00-7:30 PM

For Kaleidoscope actors and friends grades 5th-HS. Come with your blankets, pillows, and sleeping bags to make things cozy!  COST: $10 for popcorn, pizza, drink, dessert and FUN with friends! ($5.00 for Star Pass holders!) Be sure to call or e-mail the theater to let us know you're coming as we can plan our food amounts!

March 9

11:00am

Students take center stage at 11:00 am to show off their skills learned in Acting, Song, Improv, and Creative Dramatics classes.  A $5.00/person donation requested at the door.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Register for summer camps by April 26 to receive an early registration discount! Registrations at full price continue until first day of camp if spaces available.

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