STAGE TUBE: Kansas City Rep's CAROUSEL - Highlights!
Kansas City Rep's presentation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel, directed by Kyle Hatley, the theatre's associate artistic director, runs now through March 31, 2013. This is the musical theatre event that sparked delight in hearts of audience members and critics alike when it was first presented in 2011 by The Living Room (TLR), one of Kansas City's most imaginative small theatre companies. The Rep is now bringing TLR's beautifully re-envisioned Carouselto Spencer Theatre for a second production. Click below to watch highlights from the show!
The Rep's well-known theatrical craftsmanship, under the creative guidance of Hatley and TLR artistic director Rusty Sneary, has transformed the 650-seat Spencer Theatre into an intimate, 400-seat theatre-in-the-round to tell the universal story of love, longing and sacrifice.
Hatley is a busy actor, director, playwright and producer. At the Rep, he has directed The Borderland, Broke-ology, A Christmas Carol 2010-12, Circle Mirror Transformation and Little Shop of Horrors. Hatley also acted in the Rep's productions of The Whipping Man and The Glass Menagerie.
The cast of Carousel includes: Molly Denninghoff (Julie Jordan); Georgia Dubois (Enoch Snow's Daughter); Charles Fugate (Bascombe); Katie Gilchrist (Nettie); Liz Clark Golson (Carrie); Gary Neal Johnson (Dr. Seldon); Daria LeGrand (Louise); Natalie Liccardello (Mrs. Mullin); Matthew McAndrews (Enoch Snow); Sean Moise (Enoch Snow, Jr.); Rusty Sneary (Billy Bigelow); and Nick Uthoff (Jigger).
Female Ensemble: Mosha Clyma, Andrea Fantauzzi, Jessica Franz, Hannah Freeman, Katie Hall, Megan Herrera, Sicily Mathenia, Emmie McCabe, Cori Moffett, Emma Taylor. Male Ensemble: Timothy D. Ahlenius, Ben Byard, Kyle, Dyck, Tyler Eisenreich, Bob Linebarger, Sean Moise, Dana Joel Nicholson, Zachary Parker, Bradley J. Thomas, Samn Wright. Children's Ensemble: CameRon Burns, Marek Burns, Andrew Stout, Margaret Veglahn. Muscians: Eryn M. Bates (Piano) and Sam Hogge (Guitar).
Creative Team: Eryn M. Bates (Music Director); Steven Eubank (Choreographer);Gary Mosby (Space Designer); William R. Shinoski (Space Designer); Megan Turek (Costume Design); Victor En Yu Tan (Lighting Design); Joseph Concha (Sound Design). Michelle Gutierrez (Production Stage Manager).
Carousel runs through March 31, 2013 at Spencer Theatre located at 4949 Cherry Street in Kansas City, MO. For ticket and performance information, call the Rep Box Office at 816-235-2700 or visit www.KCRep.org. For group ticket sales, call 816-235-6122.
The Living Room is an ensemble-based company of artists located in a non-traditional theatre space at 1818 McGee in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City, MO. It was conceived in 2009 by Rusty Sneary who is artistic director and co-owner, and Shawnna Journagan.
Now in its 48th season, Kansas City Repertory Theatre is its region's only member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and serves as the professional theatre in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Lauded by The Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine, Variety and the Toronto Sun, the Rep produces mainstage plays and special events at Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus and Copaken Stage located in downtown Kansas City. Kansas City Rep employs more than 250 professional artists, technicians and administrators, and serves more than 100,000 patrons and 10,000 school children annually. Kansas City Repertory Theatre is led by Artistic Director Eric Rosen, and Producing Director Jerry Genochio.