Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson is a professional writer, artist, and photographer living in the Kansas City metropolitan area. For the last two years, he has been writing theatrical reviews, covering more than a dozen theatrical companies in the area. Previously he has written comedy material for nationally known entertainers, taught comedy writing at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and has had two books published. He continues to write for an internet news service covering sports, travel, and art in the area.
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BWW Review:  MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT- Campy Hilarious Fun Opens at the White TheatreBWW Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT Opens at the White Theatre
Posted: Jul. 13, 2014


BWW Reviews: HELLO DOLLY Presented by the Leawood Stage CompanyBWW Reviews: HELLO DOLLY Presented by the Leawood Stage Company
Posted: Jul. 21, 2014


BWW Review:  NOISES OFF Wows Audiences at The Barn PlayersBWW Review: NOISES OFF Wows Audiences at The Barn Players
Posted: Jul. 19, 2014


BWW Preview: KC Fringe Festival comes to Kansas CityBWW Preview: KC Fringe Festival comes to Kansas City
Posted: Jul. 9, 2014


BWW Review:  BAD AUDITIONS- a Don't Miss at the KC Fringe FestivalBWW Review: BAD AUDITIONS- a Don't Miss at the KC Fringe Festival
Posted: Jul. 20, 2014


BWW Reviews: WHERE THE HELL'S THE BRIDESMAID????? Brings in the Laughs at the Heartland ForumBWW Reviews: WHERE THE HELL'S THE BRIDESMAID????? Brings in the Laughs
Posted: Jul. 22, 2014


BWW Review:  LEGALLY DEAD Opens at The Mystery Train in Kansas CityBWW Review: LEGALLY DEAD Opens at The Mystery Train in Kansas City
Posted: Jul. 5, 2014


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Reviews: I AM HARVEY MILK a Hit With Combined Chorus of St. Louis and Kansas CityBWW Reviews: I AM HARVEY MILK a Hit With Combined Chorus of St. Louis and Kansas City
Posted: Mar. 30, 2014


BWW Previews: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL Opens at Kauffman CenterBWW Previews: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL Opens at Kauffman Center
Posted: Feb. 3, 2014


BWW Review:  MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT- Campy Hilarious Fun Opens at the White TheatreBWW Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT Opens at the White Theatre
Posted: Jul. 13, 2014


BWW Reviews: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL Opens to Cheers in Kansas CityBWW Reviews: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL Opens to Cheers in Kansas City
Posted: Feb. 12, 2014


BWW Reviews: 'Learn Your Lessons Well' with GODSPELL in Kansas CityBWW Reviews: 'Learn Your Lessons Well' with GODSPELL in Kansas City
Posted: Mar. 3, 2014


BWW Review: MUSICAL MONDAY Brings Down the House at the Off Center TheatreBWW Review: MUSICAL MONDAY Brings Down the House at the Off Center Theatre
July 29, 2014

If you missed Musical Monday presented by Musical Theatre Heritage on July 28, then you missed one of the best revues of the season. The production was set around the Broadway hit Mame, but that did not mean all the songs were from the Tony Award winning musical.
BWW Preview:  SOUTH PACIFIC Comes to the Off Center Theater in Kansas CityBWW Preview: SOUTH PACIFIC Comes to the Off Center Theater in Kansas City
July 26, 2014

The Tony Award winning 1949 musical South Pacific comes to the Off Center Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. from August 7 through August 24. This enduring love story is set on a tropical island during World War II. Richard Rodgers wrote the music with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and the book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. Sarah Crawford directs the Musical Theatre Heritage production and provides musical direction with Jeremy Watson.
BWW Reviews: DANGEROUS TO DANCE WITH and Hard to Sit Through at the KC Fringe FestivalBWW Reviews: DANGEROUS TO DANCE WITH and Hard to Sit Through at the KC Fringe Festival
July 25, 2014

The World Premiere of Dangerous to Dance With continues at the Off Center Theatre in Crown Center through Saturday July 26. Written by Bill Rogers Dangerous to Dance With is produced in conjunction with the KC Fringe Festival. Diane Bulan directs the Martin Tanner Production starring Victor Raider-Wexler, Vincent Monachino, Jim Hopkins, Kelsea McLean, and Coleman Crenshaw.
BWW Review: A HARD DAY'S NIGHT a Must See at the KC Fringe FestivalBWW Review: A HARD DAY'S NIGHT a Must See at the KC Fringe Festival
July 23, 2014

Artistic directors for theaters in Kansas City should take a hard look at A Hard Day's Night currently playing at the Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City. Lot in Life Productions and Vicki Vodrey, the writer and producer for A Hard Day's Night, have produced an intricate, enormously funny 90-minute dark comedy that easily should fill any theater in Kansas City. Songs from the Beatles are sewn into the script with perfect precision and timing. The world premiere is performed in conjunction with the KC Fringe Festival.
BWW Reviews: SING, SING, SING a Wonderful Musical Revue at the KC Fringe FestivalBWW Reviews: SING, SING, SING a Wonderful Musical Revue at the KC Fringe Festival
July 22, 2014

Jughead Theatricals brings Sing, Sing, Sing to the stage of the Heartland Forum in Crown Center. Diane Bulan produces Sing, Sing, Sing in conjunction with the KC Fringe Festival. The Heartland Forum is located in the space once occupied by the American Heartland Theatre.
BWW Reviews: WHERE THE HELL'S THE BRIDESMAID????? Brings in the Laughs at the Heartland ForumBWW Reviews: WHERE THE HELL'S THE BRIDESMAID????? Brings in the Laughs at the Heartland Forum
July 22, 2014

Where The Hell's The Bridesmaid????? Is currently playing at the Heartland Forum in Crown Center. The very humorous melodrama written and directed by Madeline McCrae is one of many productions showing at the old American Heartland Theatre in conjunction with the KC Fringe Festival. In addition to theater, McCrae is an accomplished photographer and has her works on display at the KC Fringe Festival's Visual Art Show located in Union Station.
BWW Reviews: HELLO DOLLY Presented by the Leawood Stage CompanyBWW Reviews: HELLO DOLLY Presented by the Leawood Stage Company
July 21, 2014

Hello Dolly is currently playing at the Leawood Stage Company located at the Amphitheater at Ironwoods Park in Leawood, Kan. The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder is the basis for the 1964 production that won a record 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Jerry Herman wrote the music and lyrics for Hello Dolly and Michael Stewart wrote the book. Chris McCoy directs and choreographs the Leawood production.
BWW Reviews: KINGS OF ISRAEL a Provocative Addition to the KC Fringe FestivalBWW Reviews: KINGS OF ISRAEL a Provocative Addition to the KC Fringe Festival
July 21, 2014

The Kings of Israel an original play by Schaeffer Nelson is playing at the Phosphor Studio in Kansas City. Phil Kinen directed the production in conjunction with the KC Fringe Festival. The festival brings performing arts, visual arts, and dance together for 11 days, giving local artists, performers, and writers an uncensored presentation of their work.
BWW Review: (VIRGIN) Playing at the Kansas City Fringe FestivalBWW Review: (VIRGIN) Playing at the Kansas City Fringe Festival
July 20, 2014

(Virgin), written by Jesse Ray Metcalf, appears at the Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City for the KC Fringe Festival. Directed by Metcalf and J. Will Fritz the play is a dark comedy centering on a chastity belt, sex, drugs, and a catholic schoolgirl.
BWW Review:  BAD AUDITIONS- a Don't Miss at the KC Fringe FestivalBWW Review: BAD AUDITIONS- a Don't Miss at the KC Fringe Festival
July 20, 2014

Bad Auditions, conceived and curated by Kevin King and produced by Whim Productions is playing at the Fishtank Performance Studio in Kansas City. The Kansas City Fringe Festival is bringing over 100 performances to the Kansas City area through July 27. Fortunately, for Kansas City the uproarious Bad Auditions is one of those performances.
BWW Review:  GIRL ON GIRL Opens at Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas CityBWW Review: GIRL ON GIRL Opens at Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City
July 20, 2014

Girl on Girl, 3 Quickies in One Hour, opened Saturday July 19 at the Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City. The play is part of the Kansas City Fringe Festival, which runs through July 27. Andre Du Broc directs Girl on Girl a Playing Field Production. The show is a compilation of three short plays by three playwrights. Each segment calls on the magnificent talents of actors Shawna Pena-Downing, Davis DeRock, Aishah Harvey, Brianna Marxen-McCollom, and Petey McGee.
BWW Review:  NOISES OFF Wows Audiences at The Barn PlayersBWW Review: NOISES OFF Wows Audiences at The Barn Players
July 19, 2014

Noises Off, the hilarious farce on theater by Michael Frayn, opened Friday night July 18 at the Barn Players in Mission, Kan. Frayn wrote the 1982 play after watching from the wings of a play he had written for Lynn Redgrave. He said, "It was funnier from behind than in front, and I thought that one day I must write a farce from behind."
BWW Preview: KC Fringe Festival Kicks Off Today in Kansas CityBWW Preview: KC Fringe Festival Kicks Off Today in Kansas City
July 17, 2014

The KC Fringe Festival comes to Kansas City for eleven days beginning today, July 17 and running through July 27. The festival combines theater, fashion, visual arts, burlesque, dance, music, and film to give the artist an opportunity to produce their work regardless of content. The Fringe Festival utilizes numerous venues to bring the fresh original works to the Kansas City audience.
BWW Review:  MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT- Campy Hilarious Fun Opens at the White TheatreBWW Review: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT- Campy Hilarious Fun Opens at the White Theatre
July 13, 2014

One of the best musical comedies to reach a Kansas City stage this season opened on Saturday July 12 at the White Theatre. Steven Eubank directs Monty Python's Spamalot, with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, and music direction by Pam Williamson. Eubank appears to be a comedic genius in his direction of campy stage plays. Working with an extremely talented cast, he puts together a hilarious production reminiscent of one of the funniest movies of all times, Airplane!.
BWW Preview: KC Fringe Festival comes to Kansas CityBWW Preview: KC Fringe Festival comes to Kansas City
July 9, 2014

The Fringe Festival comes to Kansas City for eleven days beginning on July 17 and running through July 27. The festival combines theater, fashion, visual arts, burlesque, dance, music, and film to give the artist an opportunity to produce their work regardless of content. The Fringe Festival utilizes numerous venues to bring the fresh original works to the Kansas City audience.
BWW Review:  LEGALLY DEAD Opens at The Mystery Train in Kansas CityBWW Review: LEGALLY DEAD Opens at The Mystery Train in Kansas City
July 5, 2014

The hilarious production of Legally Dead opened Thursday June 26 at The Mystery Train, Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. Legally Dead written and directed by Wendy Thompson opened on June 27 and runs through August 16. The Mystery Train utilizes the Golden Ox in Kansas City, Mo. and Californos in Westport for the performances.
BWW Review:  CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is Truly Scrumptious at The Coterie TheatreBWW Review: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is Truly Scrumptious at The Coterie Theatre
June 22, 2014

The world premiere of the Theatre for Young Audiences version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang opened Friday June 20 at The Coterie Theatre in Crown Center. Ian Fleming the creator of the legendary James Bond spy novels wrote the novel that Roald Dahl adapted. Dahl's adaption became the hit musical MGM motion picture.
BWW Review:  DISNEY'S CINDERELLA KIDS a hit at the Barn Players KidsBWW Review: DISNEY'S CINDERELLA KIDS a hit at the Barn Players Kids
June 20, 2014

The Barn Players Kids presented Disney's Cinderella Kids at the Barn Players Theater located in Mission, Kan. June 17 through June 19. Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston wrote the music and lyrics and Marcy Heisler adapted the book and wrote additional lyrics. Based on a screenplay by Ken Anderson and Homer Brightman, Diane Bulan directed and choreographed the Barn Players Kids production.
BWW Preview:  CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG flies into The Coterie Theatre in Kansas CityBWW Preview: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG flies into The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City
June 17, 2014

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang opens at The Coterie Theatre in Crown Center on June 20, with preview nights on June 17, 18, and 19. The musical based on the MGM motion picture featuring The Sherman Brothers original music from the film receives its Theatre for Young Audiences World Premiere as part of The Coterie's Lab for New Family Musicals.
BWW Review:  Everyone is a Winner with VEGAS BABY in Kansas CityBWW Review: Everyone is a Winner with VEGAS BABY in Kansas City
June 15, 2014

Kansas City audiences are fortunate to be highly entertained with a Vegas style show, including magicians, entertainers suspended above the stage, a Liberace impersonator, and the phenomenal Heartland Men's Chorus as they present Vegas Baby at the Folly Theater in Kansas City. Anthony T. Edwards appears as the guest conductor of the Kansas City premiere gay men's chorus. Edwards is the Resident Music Director for Starlight Theatre, The Coterie, and The Unicorn Theatre.


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