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Good times and bum times, I’ve seen them all, and my dear – WE’RE STILL HERE!

We’ve been through a lot since we began here 28 years ago. We made it through the first tough years of establishing ourselves; we made it through the downturn in sales after 9/11; we flourished even after the recession of 2008 (that hit right during our renovation campaign). Now, we face another challenge.

When COVID-19 shut us down in March, 2020, we never thought we would still be dealing with its effects two and a half years later. We are. COVID has caused disruptions in our season, cancellation of shows, and has deeply diminished ticket sales. In addition, we are in the process of upgrading and replacing parts of our HVAC system (about $60,000) to meet COVID safety standards. It can seem like there is no light at the end of the tunnel.

That is why we need music now more than ever…which is where you come in. You have been so very generous during this time, but we still need you. Will you please help to make sure we keep the music playing through this tough time?

Your gift of any amount makes a difference. A gift of $1000 covers a sound or costume designer’s fee for one show. A gift of $2000 covers the health insurance and pension for one performer for the run of one show. For $5000 you can sponsor a performer for the run of a show (with program recognition). You may also be eligible to make a tax-deductible donation from your IRA (please call us for more information).

Fundraising is an ongoing effort. Your monthly gift helps us plan ahead and know that we can count on income throughout the year.


We will soon announce our 28th Season, opening with CHRISTMAS IN SONG. You will soon receive information about this season, and I hope you’ll join us. For each season ticket you purchase, we’ll give you a voucher redeemable for two complimentary tickets for you to give to a friend.

I appreciate your support and am hopeful you’ll continue to help us remain Kansas City’s original home for classic and classy cabaret.


- J. Kent Barnhart

As a non-profit organization, we rely on donations, grants, ticket sales, and season subscriptions to operate.

Now more than ever, we need your help as we bring back live entertainment to Quality Hill.




Mail your donation check to:

Quality Hill Playhouse

303 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

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