Lee’s Summit Firm Picked For KCI Airport Project

When the $1 billion renovation of Kansas City International Airport is completed, there will be a little bit of Lee’s Summit influence in that massive project. That’s because small-but-mighty Land3 Studio, located in downtown Lee’s Summit, has been designated the lead and only landscape architecture firm selected to work on the revamped KCI. The six-person firm, led by Lee’s Summit resident and owner Bob Bushyhead, recently got word of the big victory, which will be a legacy project for the crew.

According to Bob, Edgemoor committed to up to 40 percent minority and women-owned firms on the project. On its website, Edgemoor says it has added 15 Kansas City-area women- and minority-owned firms to the team, including Land3, a Native-American-owned company.

“This is probably the most important project we’ve worked on because of the statement it makes about Kansas City. We are extremely excited about this opportunity,” he says. “We enjoy working on larger projects and look to be involved over the next three to four years.”

Theatre group to hold musical auditions

Summit Theatre Group in Lee’s Summit is announcing its two summer musicals coming up in June and August.

“Next to Normal” runs June 15-16 and 22-24. It is a production exploring how a suburban household copes with mental illness and crisis.

“Shrek the Musical” runs August 10-12 at Lee’s Summit West High School. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, “Shrek” brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life onstage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

For more information about auditions, contact Summit Theatre Group President Ben Martin at 816.522.8387 or online at SummitTheatre.org.