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Johnson County Community College Carlsen Center

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Address: 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210-1283
Phone Number: (913) 469-4445 ‎
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Best kept secret in live entertainment venues Kansas City suburbs

I live about ten minutes away from Johnson County Community College and actually have taken and am currently taking classes for fun (credit but not seeking a degree.) Just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Lenexa Kansas
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Lenexa Kansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I live about ten minutes away from Johnson County Community College and actually have taken and am currently taking classes for fun (credit but not seeking a degree.) Just attended a very high energy professionally done musical called Memphis the Musical, which was as good as something you'd see on Broadway. The Yardley Hall is a lovely, somewhat intimate venue... More 

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Lenexa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We have seen everything from a magic act to various musical performers and this is our favorite venue in the KC area. It is located on the Johnson County Community College campus and there is usually close parking but always parking is available somewhere. Most every seat is good, and in contrast to the Kaufmann Center, there aren't any dangerous... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A fantastic entertainment venue. They have had entertainment from Natalie Cole, to Crystal Gayle and Ricky Skaggs. They have various orchestras visiting and children's entertainment. Look at the upcoming schedule to find what interests you. There's usually something.

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kansas city
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I have enjoyed many performances at this facility. It is excellent. Same campus as the Nirman Museum of Art. In addition to the Carlsen and the museum, there is art in many of the hallways of the college. A great cafe attached to the museum. I visit several times every year. The museum is free as are some of the... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

JCCC is definitely the best venue in Kansas City! The variety of entertainment offered is exceptional. We've been season ticket subscribers for years and will continue to do so. Carlson Center offers wonderful acoustics and ease of access for all levels of ambulation. Free, plentiful parking is a real plus (compare to the fee at Kauffman Center).

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Overland Park, Kansas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great sight lines from all seats, free underground parking, amazingly wide variety in programming...what's not to like? This year we're seeing everything from Rita Moreno to blues to wild animals!

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Visited Carlsen Ctr at JCCC once again. Another fabulous concert. The college consistently brings in top rated performers. One great thing about the venue is that parking is free and easy to find in the parking garage and then can take the inside stairway or elevator to theatre. Once inside, the volunteers are happy to assist you with whatever you... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I like the art but it is a bit empty and wish there was more to look at. The little cafe downstairs is great to eat at afterwards, though. Love the food!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This is a nice venue to catch a concert or show, however there is very little to no advertising for the events unless you are already on JCCC campus and by campus I mean in the buildings. One major flaw of many at JCCC is the ever present lack of advertising for any events going on at the campus to... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

My family and I typically attend 3 - 4 events each year at the Johnson County Community College Carlsen Center. It's a beautiful, nicely-attired, on-campus auditorium in Overland Park, KS. The Carlsen Center provides an intimate, up-close experience and there are no bad seats in the house. The usher staff are pleasant and quick to accomodate. Ticket prices are reasonable... More 

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