Ballyhoo Hullabaloo
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The folly

Beginning in 1900, the Folly Theater became the premier showplace for performing arts in Kansas City, packing in a wide variety of entertainment filled with stunning appearances by Marx Brothers, Humphrey Bogart, Gypsy Rose Lee and more. Following an extensive restoration, the theater now welcomes audiences to see the best touring entertainment the world has to offer.

The Folly Theater continues to enrich the cultural landscape of Kansas City for future generations. Guests young and old discover the wonder of the theater year after year, from the wail of a jazz saxaphone to heart-stopping drama to breathtaking dance performances

The folly
The folly

The New Century Follies features the region's best live music, dancers, showgirls, pantomime artists, acrobats, comics, femme impersonators, vocalists and novelty acts, all showcasing their skills in a way our town hasn't seen for nearly a century. Peter Lawless and the Flawless Few provides the accompaniment as the NCF's dazzling rotating cast takes you simultaneously back in time, and into the future, of variety entertainment.

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    Annie Cherry
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    Damian Blake
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    Opal Malone
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    Sweet Louise
  • Peter Lawless
  • Photography by Russ Matthews

    Moxie Dynamite
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    Jeez Loueez
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    Marie DeMars
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    Ruby Von Blush
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    Violet Vendetta
  • Photography by Russ Matthews

    Lola Beedo
  • Photography By Sam Eubank

    Jeff Smith
Here's the skinny
  • So How Exactly Does It Work?

    The app will run on your smartphone during the performance of Ballyhoo Hullabaloo. Throughout the show, you’ll be treated to various interactions. Some of them help impact what happens onstage (such as voting for costumes) to “Did You Know” factoids about burlesque to some other cool surprises we don’t want to give away just yet.

  • But Aren’t I Supposed to Be Watching the Performers On Stage?

    Yes! This app won’t replace their performance – just enhance it. Also, we were careful to space out the number of app interactions, so you won’t be constantly looking at your phone.

  • What Do I Need to Do?

    Download the free app and purchase tickets to the show, then make sure your phone is fully charged when you arrive. You’ll be given login credentials at the theater.

  • Can I Still Attend if I Don’t Have Center Screen?

    Of course, and the show on stage will still be great. We just think you’ll have more fun with the app and the ability to impact the performance.

  • Will It Work For Any Theater Performance?

    Not yet. We hope to try it out with other performances and theaters in the future, but right now the only way to experience Center Screen is at Ballyhoo Hullabaloo on August 24 at the Folly Theater.

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