815 N. Noland Road; Independence, MO 64052
February 2nd, 9th, 16th 23rd; 2:00 PM Matinees only
816.353-0707 or 816.673-1223
Refreshments; Prizes; 2019 Scholarships
Cost: Love Offering accepted
For ages pre-school to adult 

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS 66112; 11:00 A.M.;


2018 Upcoming Performances

                        Performances:          Saturday, February3rd, 10th, 17th, Matinee Only; 2:00 PM

                                                       Saturday, February 24th Matinee at 2:00PM/ Evening 7:00PM

                        Place:       Restoration Life Church: Rev. Mondaine, First Lady LeeAnn; Address 11327 E. 23rd                                                          Street; Independence, MO 64052: 816. 673.1223 or 816.353-0707                                            Cost:                        Adults $10/ Children 12 and under $5.00  (You may pay at the door or you                                                            may obtain tickets from any cast or crew member.


Febuary 11, 2018
Sunday,    3:00 PM (sponsor Bettye Maddox) 1937 North 32nd St; Greater Faith MBC; Rev. Robert Milan Jr. Pastor 


2017        Upcoming Performances
February  4th, 11th,18th and 25th
Restoration Life Church; 
 Pastor Anthony Mondaine; 
11327 E. 23rd Street;
Independence, MO 64052;
7:00PM; (816) 673.1223

Tickets: Adults $10.00/12 years and under $5.00
Please pay upon arrival (at the door)



2016  Upcoming Performances

You may request a performance for your church, school, or organization during the entire year.

Sunday, August 21, 2016; Mount Washington Missionary Baptist Church; Rev. Willie Thornton; 3:00PM; 3551 Wabash; KCMO; 
(816) 541-4746 

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 9:00 AM; Bethel SDA Church; 6910 Riverview St; KCKS 66102; Pastor Ron Williams;  (913) 788-7250

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 6:00PM:  New Beginnings Apostolic Church; 200 N. Bales;KCMO
Pastor: Herman Gant;  For Information  Contact: James Johnson(816)372-2264


Saturday, February 27, 2016, 1:00 PM; First Baptist Church of KCMO;100 W. Redbridge Road;
Kansas City,MO; Contact Lynette Adkins   (816) 547-3531 ; Pastor Stephen Jones


FRIDAY,  FEBRUARY 6, 2015 GEM THEATER   K-12   9:30 AM
 Afternoon: K-12   12:30   (Available tickets for community $10.00/at door 

Friday, February 20, 2015 Lighter Life Church 7:00 PM(  Details to come)

Thursday, February 26, 2015, McClellan High School; Little Rock Arkansas (10:00 AM)
Thursday, February 26, 2015 McClellan High School; Little Rock, Arkansas(2:30 PM)
Dr. Henry Anderson, Principal (1-501-447-2100)    (Grades 9-12) and Community
 Cost for tickets are $5.00 for all students and $10 for adults at UAPB Box Office beginning  Tuesday, February 24, 2015, through Saturday, February 28, 2015 .  For questions email: oglesbycc@msn.com or visit www.atriumphofthespirit.com  (leave message at Contact US) 
*Two UAPB students will  receive an Oglesby-Smith Scholarship Award at the Evening Performance!
June 27, 2015 Award Ceremony (Receive Award for A Triumph of the Spirit a story about Harriet Tubman)    (details forthcoming) 



November 1, 2014
Open Door Ministries
Guest Speaker: Shirley E. Oglesby Smith Johnson
12:00 Noon 
Pastor and Wife: Rev. Rupert James and Pat James 


 November 22, 2014
Bethel Baptist Church
Rev. Nathan Jones, Pastor
Dinner Playhouse (Setting)
2405 N. Sherman; KCKS 66102
Contact: Bettye Maddox, Chairperson

April 4, 2014: 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM
Hilltop School;301 NW Gregory
Lee's Summit MO 64064
May 9, 2014
African Centered College Prep Academy
Claire Thornton-Poke, Principal
6410 Swope Parkway; KCMO  64132
Afternoon Performance: 2:00PM-3:00PM
Pre K-6th
 - Full Cast Requested 
(816) 418-1175
August 7, 8th and 9th, 2014
Women's Theatre Festival of Memphis
Contact: Ms. Sherronda Johnson: 
Arrive: Thursday August 7, 2014


Perform: 11:30 AM, Friday, August 8th
The Circuit Playhouse; 51 S. Cooper; Memphis, TN 
Full Cast Requested

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 7:00 PM
Mid-Continent Library
Raytown, MO Branch
Kimberly Howard (816) 521-7221

 March 8, 2014; Atrium Jazz Museum;  18th Vine Street; Free to Public; Time 10:00AM-12 Noon

May 9, 2014
African Centered College Prep Academy
Claire Thornton-Poke, Principal
6410 Swope Parkway; KCMO  64132
May 9, 2014; Afternoon Performance: 2:00PM-3:00PM 
Pre K-6th
Full Cast Requested 
(816) 418-1175

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 7:00 PM
Changed to March 6, 2014, 7:00PM
Mid-Continent Library

Raytown, MO Branch
Kimberly Howard (816) 521-7221

Sunday, February 9, 2014
Faith Lutheran Church; 3:00 PM
530 Quindaro; KCKS
Verna Douglass   (913)287-5849

Friday, February 14, 2014
(Will change to March)
Lee's Summit
Mr. Andre Montgomery, Principal
(TBA) Not yet confirmed

Friday, February 21, 2014; 9:30AM AND 11:30AM
School Performances (sold out) 
Morning Performances for Schools Only

Evening Performance at 7:00 PM for General Public
Tickets are $20 
Theater Box Office: (816) 474-6262
Contact: oglesbycc@msn.com/(816) 353-0707 

Mid-Continent Public Library
Thursday, February 27, 2014; 7:00PM
Independence, MO; 
Contact: Kimberly Howard (816) 521-7221


McCune Home for Boys (February)
Contact: Mr. Andre Montgomery, Principal
816 (679-7970) *not for public attendance
Full staff requested (if so desired)
So sorry, the McCune Home has closed.

Friday, February 8, 2013; Cardinal Ridge Senior Home;
Celebration begins at 2:00pm; We begin at 2:45pm
14200 E. 49th St; KCMO 64136
Contact Mr. Raymond Brown (816) 373-1184
Full Cast/Crew requested

Friday, February 15, 2013; Hogan Preparatory Academy
Crystal Ward, Principal; (816) 444-3464
We perform at 1:45pm
1221 E. Meyer Blvd.; KCMO
Full Cast Requested (Donated performance)

Sunday, February 17, 2013; Unity North Church; 1:00pm
1000 NE Barry Rd Kansas City, MO 64155
Contact: Rev. Myra McFadden; (816) 436-0200
Full Cast/Crew Requested  

Friday, February 22, 2013; 12:00 Noon: Carr Lane (Performing Arts);
Middle School; 1004 Jefferson Ave. St. Louis, MO 63106
Contact: School (314) 231-0413;  Jackie Rogers (314) 337-3754   
Full Cast Requested (Jackie Rogers cancelled)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013; Niles Home 9:30am
Stephanie Bland, Educational Administrator (816) 241-3448
1911 E. 23rd St.; KCMO (Private) (Donated Performance)

Saturday, March 9, 2013, Harriet Tubman Day (Women's History)
Dinner Play at 3:00pm Dinner
4:00pm Performance
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center; 3700 Blue Parkway; KCMO;
Mr. Jesse Barnes, Director; (816) 531-0700


 Friendship Baptist Church Summer School

July 29, 2013; 10:30 a.m.
Full Cast Requested
 35th Chelsea; (off Van Brundt Blvd)
(Donated to Summer School Children) 

Full Cast Requested


Women's Theater Festival of Memphis (Tennessee)
August 2014 (Date and time will be announced)
Complete Cast Requested; Travel arrangements will be
discussed when date is given. Full presentation!

 Plaza Library
June 23, 2013
(15 Min. Presentation)

Unity Southeast (Pending)


Sumner Class of 1965
November 16, 2012
7:00PM to 12:00 Their Program
(8:00pm-9:00pm) Our performance
One hour performance
Sylvester Powell Community Center; 6090 Woodson;Mission, KS
Contact: Mr. James Hawkins (913) 299-8932
Carolyn Mitchell (913)-371-2509

Sunday, October 14, at 3:00pm

Greater Faith Deliverance Temple: 2420 S. 53rd Lane:Pastor Daryl Moore

Contact:(913) 999-2393: Keith/Angela Jones: KCKS



Saturday, June 2, 2012

Matinee at 2:00PM;

Evening Performance 6:00PM

18th Vine; GEM THEATER;

Contact: Dhana Pope; (816)474-6262

Cost of Tickets: $15 in March; $20 in April; $25 in May; Groups of 20 or more $15 ea.

Tickets are on sale at the Gem Theater Box Office (816) 474-6262

TicketMaster at 1-888-890-5051 or at TicketMaster.com


Saturday, March 10, 2012, 6th Annual Harriet Tubman Day

Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center; 3200 Blue Parkway; Mr. Barnes, Director;
Harriet Tubman Musical begins 10:00am; Excerpts from the Musical; Community participants
Sack Lunch - Noon until 12:30 PM (depending on the number of participants)
Community participants please sign up with Mrs. Johnson at:
oglesbycc@msn.com or Mrs. Shine at sshine@kc.rr.com. You may also call (816) 353-0707
Community participants will also participate from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
Please limit your performances to 5min or less. Awards and Certificates: 1:30pm-2:00pm

Recipient of 2012: A Triumph of the Spirit Freedom Award: First Lady Michelle Obama


Thursday, February 2, 2012
UCLA Academy; 1524 Paseo; KCMO; 1:00PM
Contact; Mr. Smith (816) 935-9225
Full Cast Requested

Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 1:00PM
Roosevelt High School
3230 Hartford St. St. Louis
Contacts: Mr. Terry Houston, Principal (314) 776-6040 or Joseph Kenney
Full Cast Requested

Sunday, February 12, 2012; 3:00PM
Faith Lutheran Church; 530 Quindaro; KCKS
Contact: Verna Douglas; (913) 287-5849
Refreshments are served after the show
Full Cast Requested

Wednesday, February 15, 2012; 7:00PM
Fellowship Baptist Church;7106 Prospect Ave;KCMO
Pastor Robert Watson
Contact: Mrs. Mattie Watson
(816) 444-6866
Full Cast Requested

Saturday, Februry 18, 2012; 1:00PM
Lucille Blufford Library; 3050 Prospect
Full Cast requested

Tuesday, February 21, 2012; 6:30PM
Mid -Continent Library; Excelsior Springs
1460 Kearney Road
Excelsior Spgs, MO 64024
Contact: Kimberly Howard (816) 521-7221
Full Cast requested

Friday, February, 24, 2012; 1:00PM

McCune Home
A. Montgomery, Principal
(816) 650-7490 **Not for public attendance
Full Cast Requested


Thursday, October 20, 2011, at 7:00PM

Martin Luther King Elementary; 4201 Indiana; KCMO
Sponsored by Linc (Local Investment Comission)
Contact: Mr. Steven R. Bradford, Site Coordinator
(816) 289-0365
Full Cast Requested (Community Invited)

***Thursday, November 17, and Friday November 18, 2011;
(Time 2:00-3:15PM; 6-7th hr)
De La Salle School; 3740 Forest; KCMO 64109
Heather Hildebrand 816(561-4445) ex 282
Full Cast requested on both days if possible

Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 7:00pm

Mid-Continent Library Grandview
12930 Booth Lane; Grandview, MO
Contact: Kimberly Howard (816) 521-7221
Full Cast Requested

Friday, February 11, 2011 at 10:00 AM
Blue Ridge Elementary School
6410 Blue Ridge Blvd. KCMO
Sponsored by GE Energy
Full Cast Requested
Mr. Dave Trewhitt, Principal

February 15, 2011 at 7:00PM
Mid-Continent Public Library;
1509 Truman Road; North Independence
Contact Person:Kimberly Howard
(816) 521-7221
Full Cast Requested

February 17. 2011 at 1:00pm
McCune Home for Boys F
Contact: Mr. Andre Montgomery, Principal
816 (679-7970) *not for public attendance
Full staff requested (if so desired)

February 19, 2011 at 4:00PM
Spruce Saint Matthew
Pastor: Rev.George Barnes
2208 E. 56th Street, Kansas City, Missouri
Contact: Rosa Gill (816) 765-4134
Full Cast Requested

(Postponed) February
Johnson County Community College
Carlsen Center Bldg.
12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS
Contact: Jason Rozelle (913) 991-6164
Full Cast Requested (chose a later date)

February 20, 2011, 3:30PM
Reception begins at 2:30
Mt. Washington Baptist Church
9623 E. Independence Ave. 64053
Independence, MO: Pastor Clarence Newton
Contact: Mrs. A. Liggins (816) 372-6503

Friday, February 25, 2011 1:00PM
Cancelled at this time
Roosevelt High School
3230 Hartford St. St. Louis
Contacts: Mr. Terry Houston, Principal (314) 776-6040 or Joseph Kenney
Full Cast Requested (No available funds this year)

Please note:

6:00PM Reception, March 11,2011- Harriet Tubman Community Reception and Play; A Triumph of the Spirit, the musical about Harriet Tubman will begin at 7:00pm. Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center; 1500 Blue Parkway; Ms. W. Stewart Director; (816) 513-0700; Community Invited to attend. RSVP for HTDP to (816) 513-0700 Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center. Be sure to reserve a seat early. There is a seating capacity.

March 12, 2011, 11:00am-12:30 PM Community Participants; Note: Box Lunches at 12:30. We need community help to make this a success as we do each year. Please email to Mrs. Shiree Shine sshine@kc.rr.com with your request to perform on HTD, March 12, 2011, or call Mrs. Johnson at (816) 353-0707 or email Mrs. Johnson at oglesbycc@msn.com to let her know what gift/talent you wish to share with the world. Deadline for Art Work/Display, performance requests, presentations of Praise dancing, Dancing, poetry, etc. is March 7, 2011. This year we request a church choir to participate. Please let us know by March 7, 2011 as well.

Also contact Mrs. Stewart at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center before taking your Art for display to the Center. All Deadlines are March 7, 2011.

Harriet Tubman Day is a National Event

******Win for your school: The Award Winning Musical--A Triumph of the Spirit ( A musical story about Harriet Tubman) on Thursday, April 28, 2011

This show donates a performance each year to a school, church or organization. The school, church, or organization must send at least 50 essays and/or Art work depicting the life of Harriet Tubman. Be sure to express in your essay why you feel Harriet Tubman is such a great woman. The essay should also contain why you feel Harriet Ross Tubman should receive The Nobel Peace Prize (although Posthumously) no more than 500 words and the school, church, or organization will be notified as to which one was selected for a performance on April 28, 2011. Please send your essays via email to: oglesbycc@msn.com or sshine@kc.rr.com or by regular mail:Oglesby Communications; P.O Box 11773; KCMO 64138 Note: Only neatly, type -written essays are accepted.

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 7:00PM
President: Dr. Beckley; Rust College; 150 E. Rust Ave. Holly Springs, MS
Doxey Fine Arts Center; Moorehouse Auditorium
Contact: Ms. Patricia Pegues;(662) 252-8000 Ex. 4010

Friday, March 18, 2011, 7:00PM
Asbury United Methodist Church
225 West College Avenue; Holly Springs, MS 38365
Contact Pastor Edward Moses (1-228-326-1953)

Thursday April 28, 2011,
Martin Luther King Elementary School
4201 Indiana; KCMO; PM (will post time soon)
Contact: Mrs. Avis May (816) 547-3175
Full Cast Requested

Saturday, April 30, 2011;

(Mother Daughter Banquet)
More information forthcoming

Saturday, May 14, 2011; 1:00PM
Willa's Bookstore; 5535 Troost;KCMO
www.legacyalivetestify.com (internet inverview)
Shirley E. Oglesby Smith Johnson; Guest
Please come out and join in the audience!

Thursday, May 26, 2011, 7:00pm
Mid-Continent Public Library (Grandview)
12930 Booth Avenue
Contact: Angie 816.763.0550
Full Cast Requested

Sunday, August 21, 2011, 10:00am Ward Chapel AME Church

Shirley has been invited to give the Morning Message
Please come to support her. Pray, Pray, Pray!



Friday, February 12, 2010 @ 12 Noon
Olathe Human Relations - Mid America Nazarene University
2030 College Way, Olathe KS 66062
Contact: Victor G. Glover/ Human Relations Manager EEO 913-971-8993
Full Cast is requested.

Friday, March 12, 2010 @ 11:30 am
Johnson County Community College - Carlsen Center Bldg.
12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS
Contact: Jason Rozelle (913) 991-6164
Full Cast Requested

February 14, 2010 @ 3:30pm
Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
9201 Eastern, Kansas City, MO
Contact: Gwyn Hill (816) 358-7349
Full Cast Requested

February 16, 2010 @ 7:00pm
Mid Continent Public Library( Blue Ridge Branch)
9253 Blue Ridge Blvd.;KCMO
Contact: Kimberly Howard (816) 521-7221
Full Cast Requested

Date & Time: TBD
University of MO (CMSU)
Warrensburg, MO
Contact(s): TBD
Full Cast Requested

Wednesday, February 19, 2010 @ 1:00pm
McCune Home for Boys (Not open to the public.)
McCune (Independence)
Contact(s): Bonnie Lockyer (816) 650.7490
Principal: Mr. Andre Montgomery (816) 679-7970

Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 1:00PM
Johnson County Parks & Recreation
Where: TBD
Contact: Molly (816) 353-0707
Shirley and Alisha will take care of this one

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 7:00 PM
One Community Spiritual Center
1000 N. E. Barry Road; KCMO
Contact: Julie Kaufmann 816.810.5732 or Office 816.436.0200 Ex 15
Full Cast/Crew Requested