The Lawrence Central Holiday Show: “City Bear, Country Bear”

You may have heard the story Country Mouse and City Mouse, but the Performing Arts students are ready to tell the tale of Country Bear and City Bear.

The Lawrence Central Performing Arts Department presents an extraordinary program including Band, Orchestra, Choir, Dance, and Theatre. Holiday traditions meet with outstanding musical performances for an unforgettable evening of entertainment.

We offer two opportunities to the see the show. Purchase tickets in advance online or in the Performing Arts office for the best seating options and price. Tickets are $8 each until Thursday, December 6th at 4pm. After that, ticket prices increase to $10 each. This is a reserved seating event.

For the Thursday, December 6th 7pm performance, click here.

For the Friday, December 7th 7pm performance, click here.

Jazz Night in the Commons: Free Admission, Special Guest 

Join us December 5th at 7:30pm to hear the LC Jazz Band and Belzer MS Jazz Band with our special guest APA (American Pianists Awards) Finalist Keelan Dimick. The American Pianists Awards are the world’s largest Classical and Jazz Piano competitions. Winners receive a $100,000 prize, as well as recording opportunities, and career support. More information About the APA can be found at

Featuring LC Jazz Band and Belzer MS Jazz Band 12/5 Clinic at 7, concert at 7:30. Kenny Phelps and Nick Tucker will also join Keelan in Performance.

Keelan Dimick, 27, Miami (born April 18, 1991)

After taking first place at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival in 2007, fifteen-year-old Keelan Dimick committed himself to a lifelong pursuit of jazz piano. Keelan has toured across the US covering seventeen states and five countries and has shared the stage with jazz luminaries, including Kobie Watkins, David Liebman, Walter Smith III, Brian Lynch, Cyrille Aimee and multi-platinum recording artist Michael Feinstein.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Keelan started formal lessons at age thirteen and quickly began accumulating awards such as Anaheim Heritage Festival’s “Maestro Award,” Gene Harris Jazz Festival’s “Best Jazz Solo,” and Interlochen Arts Academy’s “Outstanding Musician.” After high school, Keelan re-located to New York City where he received his Bachelors of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 2013. In 2017, he completed his Masters of Music from Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in Florida. Keelan performs regularly and teaches privately in Miami, where he currently resides. 

More About Keelan…..

Keelan will be in residence at LC. Dec. 3-5, performing a series of concerts and masterclasses, as well as rehearsing with the Jazz Band.  

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