WHAT: The Children’s Performing Theatre and Encore Theatre present “The Pink Panther Strikes Again.” Based on the film with Peter Sellers, absent-minded Inspector Jacques Clouseau is in pursuit of a mad man, who is trying to destroy the world with a Doomsday machine.

WHERE: The Powerhouse Theatre, inside the Roger T. Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion Street in Independence.

WHEN: Aug. 2, 8, and 9 at 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 3 and 10 at 2 p.m.

HOW MUCH: $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $3 for children. To purchase tickets, call 816-325-7370 or visit http://encoretheatreindepmo.org  . Tickets can also be purchased at the Sermon Center box office on a night of the performance.

WHY: “It’s a family comedy. It’s reminiscent of the 1960s and has a lot of slapstick humor,” said “Pink Panther” director Sandy Dempsey.

– Brandon Dumsky


Pink Panthers - Lila Lewis, Sam Culver, Maddie Carter, Christian Holmes and Conner Pointer Clouseau - Tom Wade Francois - Jordan Jeffries Cato - Chase Matlock Dreyfus - Marissa Carter Dr. Duval - Dana Jeffries Drummond - Denise Tilton McLaren - Refa Sawyer Dr. Fassbender - Jim Middleton Margot - Cherstyn Lewis Olga - Maddie Petentler Jarvis - Christopher Gilbert Mrs. Japonica - Amy Armstrong Mrs. Leverlilly - Carol Thannhausen Mrs. Bullock - Maria Leeper Mr. Shork - Chris Pine Mrs. Stutterstuff - Dara Day Tournier - Joely King Hindu Harry - Bobby Neal Cairo Fred - Chase Matlock Mafia Type - Brian Armstrong Inmate - Bobby Neal Orderlies - Skyler Murphy, Dara Day Waitress - Amy Armstrong Italian Assassin- Jordan Jeffries Polish Assassin - Denise Tilton Nigerian Assassin - Skyler Murphy Arabian Assassin - Christopher Gilbert Swedish Assassin - Mickayla Tittle Japanese Assassin - Dara Day Chinese Assassin - Joely King Mexican Assassin - Chris Pine Chuck - Chris Pine Emcee - Skyler Murphy French Lady - Caroline Leeper French Man - Bobby Neal Waitress - Dara Day Technician - Caroline Leeper Messenger - Brian Armstrong Desk Clerk - Marcia Armstrong Desk Clerk - Carrol Thannhausen German Girl - Mickayla Tittle Cafe Patron - Dale Armstrong