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Sparks Fly Between Lonely Hearts in SHE LOVES ME at the Barn Players Sparks Fly Between Lonely Hearts in SHE LOVES ME at the Barn Players
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Kansas City

The Barn Players will present the classic romantic musical comedy 'She Loves Me.' What happens when young feuding co-workers in 1930s Budapest discover their anonymous romantic pen-pals happen to be one another? Will their mutual disdain continue once they discover the startling truth? Expect melodic fireworks... and perhaps some vanilla ice cream as well! (more...)
Music Theatre Kansas City to Present Local Professional Premiere of AVENUE Q Music Theatre Kansas City to Present Local Professional Premiere of AVENUE Q
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Kansas City

Music Theatre Kansas City (MTKC) is well known around town for offering steady, top-quality musicals performed by the city's best youth talent. Last year, MTKC introduced its first paid-professional production with The Last Five Years and the start of the longtime local theater company's expansion into professional-level performances. (more...)
Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre Presents Midwestern Premiere of TENNESSEE PLAYBOY Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre Presents Midwestern Premiere of TENNESSEE PLAYBOY
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Kansas City

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre presents the Midwestern premiere of Tennessee Playboy by Preston Lane, an adaptation of J.M. Synge's Playboy of the Western World.  MET's production is directed by Karen Paisley and Elizabeth Bettendorf Bowman, featuring Casey Jane, Connor Eastman, Tim Ahlenius, Tony Beasley, Nicole Marie Green, Chelcie Abercrombie, Deanna Mazdra, and R.H. Wilwoit. (more...)
Barn Players Kids Now Enrolling For DISNEY'S THE LION KING, KIDS This Summer Barn Players Kids Now Enrolling For DISNEY'S THE LION KING, KIDS This Summer
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Kansas City

???????Attention all parents of kids going into 3rd through 7th grade! "Disney's The Lion King, Kids" will be roaring on stage locally this summer at The Barn Players in Mission, KS! This is an affordably priced summer camp program filled with arts, activity, and fun for your children. (more...)
SevenDays 2017 & Festival of Faiths present THE HINDU AND THE COWBOY; 3/26 Performance Focuses on KC's Diversity SevenDays 2017 & Festival of Faiths present THE HINDU AND THE COWBOY; 3/26 Performance Focuses on KC's Diversity
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Kansas City

"The Hindu and the Cowboy," the award-winning, one-act play drawn from true stories of Kansas Citians from different faith backgrounds, will be presented on Sunday, March 26, at the Jewish Community Center as part of SevenDays 2017. The 2 p.m. performance will be held in the Social Hall and is presented SevenDays® 2017 and the Kansas City Festival of Faiths (FOF). (more...)
Olathe Civic Theatre Association Announces First New Works Playwright Competition Winner Olathe Civic Theatre Association Announces First New Works Playwright Competition Winner
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Kansas City

30 actors, 5 playwrights, 5 directors, 1 winner! The winner of Olathe Civic Theatre Association's inaugural New Works Playwright Competition was crowned Saturday night! (more...)
BWW Review: DRUNKS at Whim Productions BWW Review: DRUNKS at Whim Productions
by Alan Portner on March 20, 2017 in Kansas City

Audience learns how the movie business works with a combination of drugs, alcohol, wild sex, porn, and wild insecurity (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 3/19/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW on March 19, 2017 in Kansas City

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Kansas City (more...)
KING LEAR, SKYLIGHT and More on Tap for Kansas City Actors Theatre's 2017-18 Season KING LEAR, SKYLIGHT and More on Tap for Kansas City Actors Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Kansas City

The Kansas City Actors Theatre has announced its lineup of plays for 2017-2018 at the H&R Block City Stage in Union Station and the Spencer Theater on UMKC's campus. This is the company's 13th season of productions showcasing Kansas City's own top theatre professionals. (more...)
KC Rep to Continue 2017 with Classic Play A RAISIN IN THE SUN KC Rep to Continue 2017 with Classic Play A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Kansas City

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with the American theatre classic, A Raisin in the Sun, written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Assistant Artistic Director Chip Miller and Marissa Wolf, Director of New Works. (more...)
BWW Previews: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI at Musical Theater Heritage BWW Previews: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner on March 17, 2017 in Kansas City

See the mysterious German 'Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,' wait for the surprise ending, and watch the score materialize before your eyes. (more...)
FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE to Play Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City This Spring FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE to Play Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City This Spring
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Kansas City

Five Guys Named Moe, a musical by Clarke Peters featuring Louis Jordan's greatest hits, will be directed by Damron Russel Armstrong at The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas this spring. (more...)
Spinning Tree Theatre Announces Guild Scholarship Spinning Tree Theatre Announces Guild Scholarship
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Kansas City

Spinning Tree Theatre proudly announces the inaugural Spinning Tree Theatre Guild Scholarship, sponsored by the Guild and administered by the Artistic Committee. In keeping with the mission of educational development in the live theatre arts, Spinning Tree has created this scholarship fund to assist area high school seniors in pursuing higher education. The inaugural 2017 award is a one-time $1,000 scholarship. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 17, 2017 in Kansas City

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre, SPAMILTON in Chicago, SWSX coverage in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
MAGIC MEN LIVE Adds 18 Cities to US and Canada Tour MAGIC MEN LIVE Adds 18 Cities to US and Canada Tour
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Kansas City

Magic Men® Live is bringing the ultimate ladies' night experience to 18 additional cities in the Northeastern US and Canada. Kicking off the second leg of the tour on May 31 in London, Canada, Magic Men® Live is a show designed to stimulate the desires of contemporary women: young, young at heart, single, married or ladies looking for something fun and new. Magic Men® Live features a talented and lovable cast of stunning guys sure to appeal to a variety of tastes. (more...)
BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Kansas City Repertory Theatre BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner on March 13, 2017 in Kansas City

Are there multiple universes existing in almost parallel? (more...)
MTKC and the KC Youth Symphony present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID MTKC and the KC Youth Symphony present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk on March 12, 2017 in Kansas City

Music Theatre Kansas City presents the Disney classic, The Little Mermaid, in conjunction with the Youth Symphony of Kansas City. Performances will be on Friday, March 17th at 7 pm and Saturday, March 18th at 2 pm and 7 pm at Avila University's Goppert Theatre (11901 Wornall Road Kansas City, MO 64145). Advanced tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for students, and $6 for children ages 10 and under. Tickets at the door will be $20 for adults, $15 for students, and $8 for children ages 10 and under. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 3/12/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW on March 12, 2017 in Kansas City

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for Kansas City (more...)
Five Finalists Advance in OCTA's New Works Playwright Competition Five Finalists Advance in OCTA's New Works Playwright Competition
by BWW News Desk on March 11, 2017 in Kansas City

???????Olathe Civic Theatre Association is pleased to announce the five finalists whose work will be showcased during the theatre's inaugural New Works Playwright Competition March 10 and 11. Audiences will see short teasers of scripts submitted by local playwrights earlier this season and will vote for the script that will receive a full workshop at OCTA this summer. The winner will be announced following the second night of the competition. (more...)
Five Finalists Advance in OCTA's New Works Playwright Competition Five Finalists Advance in OCTA's New Works Playwright Competition
by BWW News Desk on March 10, 2017 in Kansas City

???????Olathe Civic Theatre Association is pleased to announce the five finalists whose work will be showcased during the theatre's inaugural New Works Playwright Competition March 10 and 11. Audiences will see short teasers of scripts submitted by local playwrights earlier this season and will vote for the script that will receive a full workshop at OCTA this summer. The winner will be announced following the second night of the competition. (more...)
Larraine Hansberry's Groundbreaking Stage Classic A RAISIN IN THE SUN Comes to KCRep Larraine Hansberry's Groundbreaking Stage Classic A RAISIN IN THE SUN Comes to KCRep
by BWW News Desk on March 09, 2017 in Kansas City

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with the American theatre classic, A Raisin in the Sun, written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Assistant Artistic Director Chip Miller and Marissa Wolf, Director of New Works. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/10; THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/10; THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 10, 2017 in Kansas City

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando, and STOREFRONT CHURCH in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
BWW Preview: DEAD MAN WALKING at Lyric Opera BWW Preview: DEAD MAN WALKING at Lyric Opera
by Alan Portner on March 09, 2017 in Kansas City

The story or Sister Helen and a convicted double murderer at Kauffman Center (more...)
BWW Review: DISENCHANTED at Starlight Indoor Series BWW Review: DISENCHANTED at Starlight Indoor Series
by Sara Brown on March 08, 2017 in Kansas City

It's your favorite princesses like you've never seen them before; snarky and fed-up. (more...)
Worldwide Tour Dates For LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES Announced Worldwide Tour Dates For LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES Announced
by BWW News Desk on March 07, 2017 in Kansas City

MGP Live today announces 2017 tour dates for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses in North America and Europe. Upcoming shows will feature a new piece from the newly released Breath of the Wild, an all new movement fromSkyward Sword, an updated overture, and the return of a classic piece that might just make some wishes come true! (more...)