BWW's Top Kansas City Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Kansas City in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Kansas City Theatre Stories of 2012

SWEENEY TODD, MUSIC MAN, et al. Included in Musical Theater Heritage's New Season


Musical Theater Heritage of Kansas City has announced its new shows for the upcoming 2012 season at Crown Center full of traditional favorites. ... (read more...)
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KC Rep Opens 2012 Season with Stage Adaptation of THE ADVENTURES OF Tom Sawyer, 1/27-2/12


One of the most belovedcharacters of American literature comes to life in an imaginative new adaptation of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Twain's enduring ... (read more...)
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Photo Preview: BEER FOR BREAKFAST At American Heartland Theatre


American Heartland Theatre is set to start off 2012 with the World Premiere comedy Beer For Breakfast by Sean Grennan.... (read more...)

February

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THE GREAT IMMENSITY Premieres at Kansas City Rep, 2/24-3/18


The world premiere of The Great Immensity will take place at Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Copaken Stage, February 17-March 18. The Great Immensity is presented by Kansas City Rep and The Civilians,... (read more...)
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Lyric Opera of Kansas City Debuts Nixon in China 3/10-18


The Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 54th season with the Company premiere of John Adams' Nixon in China, presented at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, March 10, 14, 16, 18.... (read more...)
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Kansas City Rep Extends Run of Tom Sawyer Thru 2/19


Kansas City Rep is set to extend their family-friendly production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain's classic coming-of-age story about a boy growing up in a small Missouri town on the banks... (read more...)

March

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Kansas City Rep. Appoints New Administration


Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Rosen has announced two new appointments to the theatre's administrative staff: Rob Knop is the new Senior Director of Marketing and Jennifer Ing... (read more...)
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TIME STANDS STILL Plays Unicorn Theatre, 4/14-4/29


TIME STANDS STILL, 2010 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play, is set to play at the Unicorn Theatre this season.... (read more...)
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Michael James Leslie, Ashley Blanchet to Star in Kansas City Rep's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS


Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the cast for Little Shop of Horrors, its final production of the 2011-12 season. The Rep's Associate Artistic Director Kyle Hatley will direct. He has also... (read more...)

April

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KC Rep Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 4/20-5/20


Kansas City Repertory Theatre, under the artistic leadership of Eric Rosen, closes its 2011-12 season with a professional production of the popular musical Little Shop of Horrors; book and lyrics by H... (read more...)
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KC's Coterie Theatre Announces Young Playwrights' Festival, 5/9-10


It's the Coterie Theatre's favorite time of the year: world premiere readings from some of Kansas City's most talented teen playwrights will be showcased during the Annual Young Playwrights' Festival ... (read more...)
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PIPPIN, DEATH OF A SALESMAN Et Al. Included in Kansas City Repertory Theatre's 2012-2013 Season


Eric Rosen has announced his selections for Kansas City Repertory Theatre's 2012-13 season, his fifth year as the theatre's artistic director.... (read more...)

May

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DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE Exhibit Opens at Crown Center, 5/26-9/9


Youngsters will travel back in time to when dinosaurs last roamed the land at Crown Center's new children's exhibit, Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice . The exhibit, open May 26 to September 9, is loca... (read more...)
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Photo Flash: Kansas City Rep's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS


Kansas City Repertory Theatre, under the artistic leadership of Eric Rosen, closes its 2011-12 season with a professional production of the popular musical Little Shop of Horrors; book and lyrics by H... (read more...)
BWW's Top Kansas City Theatre Stories of 2012

KC's Crown Center Announces Events, June 2012-Aug 2013


Crown Center has announced its schedule of events for June 2012 through August 2013, including events from the Coterie Theatre, American Heartland Theatre, Musical Theatre Heritage, and much more. See... (read more...)

June

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Music Hall Welcomes the Bourgeois; Presents LES MISERABLES, 12/4-12/9


The Music Hall is set to welcome the French bourgeois, presenting the national tour of LES MISERABLES for a week-long engagement this winter. The massively acclaimed show is set to run December 4th th... (read more...)
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THE ADDAMS FAMILY Plays Starlight Theatre, 7/3-8


Starlight Theatre continues its 62nd anniversary Broadway season with a creepy and kooky musical for the whole family. The new musical comedy, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, based on the bizarre and beloved famil... (read more...)
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UPROAR FESTIVAL Tour Dates Announced


The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will kick off August 17 in Kansas City, MO, criss-crossing the U.S. before wrapping September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. Please see below for the cur... (read more...)

July

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STAGE TUBE: Video Teaser of Zakiya Young, Paul Nolan & More in Starlight Theatre's AIDA


Starlight Theatre will present Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA, winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Score and Best Book, August 3-12 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 B... (read more...)
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2013 William Inge Theatre Festival to Honor Its Namesake, May 1-4, 2013


The William Inge Theatre Festival has a long rich history of honoring great living playwrights, acknowledging these too-often underappreciated creative heroes of the stage. But the 32nd annual Inge Fe... (read more...)
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ACT One Opens K-12 Homeschool Academy, Fall 2012


ACT One Fine Arts Academy will launch its Homeschool Academy this fall 2012. Classes will be held on Thursdays. A new tab is located on the website just for the Homeschool Academy.... (read more...)

August

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Coterie Theatre Opens SPRING AWAKENING, Sept 8


The Coterie will launch its 34th season of live theatre on September 8 with the pop rock musical Spring Awakening, the winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. The show will feature a cast ... (read more...)
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TWELFTH NIGHT, NEXT TO NORMAL and More Set for She&Her Productions' 2012-13 Season


She&Her Productions has announced its upcoming 2012-13 season, opening this Friday, August 10! Twelfth Night, or What You Will,... (read more...)
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Spinning Tree Theatre Presents MASTER CLASS, 10/11


Spinning Tree Theatre presents MASTER CLASS, a Tony-Award winning play with live music by Terrence McNally, Directed by Michael Grayman, starring Cynthia Hyer* as Maria Callas, Natalie Liccardello as ... (read more...)

September

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Tenor Anthony Kearns Performs at Bell Cultural Events Center Tonight, 9/15


Internationally-acclaimed tenor Anthony Kearns will make his debut performance at the Bell Cultural Events Center at the Mid-America Nazarene University tonight, September 15, 2012 from 7:30 pm to 9:3... (read more...)
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Lyric Opera of Kansas City Presents IL TROVATORE, 11/3-11


After a 29-year absence from the Lyric Opera of Kansas City repertoire, the Company presents Verdi's Il Trovatore November 3, 7, 9, 11, 2012 at the Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts.... (read more...)
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Kansas City's 5th Annual 'Bowl A Strike Against Violence' Set for 10/20


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, and LGBT History Month--which means it's time for Kansas City Anti-Violence Project's Bowl A "Strike" Against Violenc... (read more...)

October

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SPAMALOT, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Included in Starlight Theatre's 2013 Season


Starlight Theatre's 2013 Broadway Season will include flying cows, '80s dance craze, the ultimate con man, a little mermaid, rebellious teens, forbidden love and show-stopping musical numbers.... (read more...)
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Crown Center Ice Terrace Opens 11/2


Three hours of complimentary skating will entice Crown Center Ice Terrace early birds from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the rink's opening day, Friday, November 2. It's the first day of the rink's 40th season.... (read more...)
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Lyric Opera of Kansas City Presents THE MIKADO, 4/20


The Lyric Opera of Kansas City today announced new casting information for its upcoming production of The Mikado, which will open April 20, 2013 in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre in the Kauffman Center f... (read more...)

November

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Act One KC Now Enrolling for Spring 2013 Casts and Classes


Act One KC is now enrolling for its Spring 2013 casts and classes.... (read more...)
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ACT One KC Announces 2013 Summer Camps


What? Summer camps announced in November? Act One has some very exciting camps in store for summer and wants to get the word out so that families can plan ahead. Act One also wants to let you know tha... (read more...)
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ACT One's Monette Andersen Passes Away


Monette Andersen gave her time, energy, and love to the families in ACT One and was a 'mom' to many.... (read more...)

December

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WICKED Begins December 12 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis


A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to The Fabulous Fox Theatre with performances from December 12 through January 6. Two h... (read more...)
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Kansas City Chorale Grabs 2 GRAMMY Nominations


Nominations for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on December 5, 2012 and the Kansas City Chorale, under the direction of Artistic Director Charles Bruffy, has been nominated for 2 GRAMMY A... (read more...)
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FLAT STANLEY Performs at Kauffman Center, 1/18-20


The beloved children's book, Flat Stanley, comes to life when Starlight Children's Theatre presents The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, January 18-20 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts... (read more...)

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