Baseball season will open this weekend for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, which will present “Baseball: A Musical Love Letter” starting May 7 at the Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building.
Five limited-capacity performances of the 70-minute review will feature songs about baseball in styles ranging from opera to jazz, musical theater to pop. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. May 7, 8, 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. May 15.
The Lyric Opera is running a lottery system for the few remaining tickets ($30) at kcopera.org.
Also, “Baseball: A Musical Love Letter” cast members will give a “Soundscapes in the City” concert at the Jay McShann Pavilion behind the American Jazz Museum, 6 p.m. May 12 (free). kcopera.org.
Other live upcoming musical events:
▪ UMKC Jazz Ensembles, 4 p.m. May 6, University Playhouse (free). conservatory.umkc.edu.
▪ Ana Popovic with The House Rockers, 7:30 p.m.