Alan Portner

Alan Portner Al Portner is a retired career journalist and media executive. He has written for publication over more than 40 years. He has published daily newspapers in venues as far east as Washington DC, as far west as Honolulu HI, and a number of communities in between. His new book on the literary partnership of Ulysses Grant and Mark Twain will be available in 2016.


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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: BOEING, BOEING at New Theatre RestaurantBWW Review: BOEING, BOEING at New Theatre Restaurant
Posted: Feb. 25, 2017


BWW Review: FIRST DATE at Starlight TheatreBWW Review: FIRST DATE at Starlight Theatre
Posted: Feb. 7, 2017


BWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Kansas City Music HallBWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Kansas City Music Hall
Posted: Feb. 13, 2017


BWW Review: GEM OF THE OCEAN at Metropolitan Ensemble TheatreBWW Review: GEM OF THE OCEAN at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
Posted: Mar. 1, 2017


BWW Review: SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at Kansas City Repertory TheatreBWW Review: SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at KC Rep
Posted: Feb. 6, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Kansas City BalletBWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Kansas City Ballet
Posted: Dec. 7, 2016


BWW Review: STOMP at Broadway Theater LeagueBWW Review: STOMP at Broadway Theater League
Posted: Dec. 19, 2016


BWW Review: BOEING, BOEING at New Theatre RestaurantBWW Review: BOEING, BOEING at New Theatre Restaurant
Posted: Feb. 25, 2017


BWW Reviews: NEXT TO NORMAL at Musical Theater HeritageBWW Reviews: NEXT TO NORMAL at Musical Theater Heritage
Posted: Aug. 9, 2016


BWW Review: CABARET at Musical Theater HeritageBWW Review: CABARET at Musical Theater Heritage
Posted: Nov. 6, 2016


BWW Review: DRUNKS at Whim ProductionsBWW Review: DRUNKS at Whim Productions
March 20, 2017

Audience learns how the movie business works with a combination of drugs, alcohol, wild sex, porn, and wild insecurity

BWW Previews: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI at Musical Theater HeritageBWW Previews: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI at Musical Theater Heritage
March 17, 2017

See the mysterious German 'Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,' wait for the surprise ending, and watch the score materialize before your eyes.

BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Kansas City Repertory TheatreBWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
March 13, 2017

Are there multiple universes existing in almost parallel?

BWW Preview: DEAD MAN WALKING at Lyric OperaBWW Preview: DEAD MAN WALKING at Lyric Opera
March 9, 2017

The story or Sister Helen and a convicted double murderer at Kauffman Center

BWW Review: GEM OF THE OCEAN at Metropolitan Ensemble TheatreBWW Review: GEM OF THE OCEAN at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
March 1, 2017

Part allegory, part realism, play transports audience to early 20th century.

BWW Review: BOEING, BOEING at New Theatre RestaurantBWW Review: BOEING, BOEING at New Theatre Restaurant
February 25, 2017

proves that a fun situation never gets old.

BWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Kansas City Music HallBWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Kansas City Music Hall
February 13, 2017

Slimmed down production loses no impact and becomes even more intimate.

BWW Review: FIRST DATE at Starlight TheatreBWW Review: FIRST DATE at Starlight Theatre
February 7, 2017

Laugh at the way blind dates always go

BWW Review: SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at Kansas City Repertory TheatreBWW Review: SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
February 6, 2017

recollects the early section of an unbelievable catalog of work.

BWW Review: HOW TO USE A KNIFE at Unicorn TheaterBWW Review: HOW TO USE A KNIFE at Unicorn Theater
February 2, 2017

offers a revealing look into two troubled individuals.

BWW Review: SHIPWRECKED! at Spinning Tree Theatre - Fun FraudBWW Review: SHIPWRECKED! at Spinning Tree Theatre - Fun Fraud
January 23, 2017

Shipwrecked has a lengthy moniker and excellent actors

BWW Review: PHOTOGRAPH 51 at Metropolitan Ensemble TheaterBWW Review: PHOTOGRAPH 51 at Metropolitan Ensemble Theater
January 23, 2017

Discovery depended on work of female scientist

BWW Review: MY OLD LADY at Kansas City Actors TheatreBWW Review: MY OLD LADY at Kansas City Actors Theatre
January 20, 2017

Family drama surprises

BWW Previews: PLAYWRIGHT SLAM at Kansas City Repertory TheatreBWW Previews: PLAYWRIGHT SLAM at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
January 5, 2017

Attend Playwright Slam with short original script

BWW Review: STOMP at Broadway Theater LeagueBWW Review: STOMP at Broadway Theater League
December 19, 2016

Twenty year old show demonstrates the percussion potential of ordinary household items.

BWW Review: A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW at Musical Theater HeritageBWW Review: A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW at Musical Theater Heritage
December 13, 2016

Excellent performer do unusual musical selections proud

BWW Review: SANTALAND DIARIES at Kansas City Repertory TheatreBWW Review: SANTALAND DIARIES at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
December 13, 2016

See how KC Rep has enhanced this holiday favorite.

BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Kansas City BalletBWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Kansas City Ballet
December 7, 2016

Lavish settings and sumptuous music frame classic story

BWW Review: CHRISTMAS CAROL at Kansas City Repertory TheatreBWW Review: CHRISTMAS CAROL at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
December 5, 2016

Scrooge saves Crachit family and Christmas for 143rd straight year.

BWW Preview: SANTALAND DIARIES at KC Rep Copaken StageBWW Preview: SANTALAND DIARIES at KC Rep Copaken Stage
November 28, 2016

Santa's elf speaks out on elf kingdom



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