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BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL:THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Music Hall BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL:THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Music Hall
by Sara Brown - March 29, 2017

Beautiful plays at Music Hall until April 2nd. For tickets go to http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/49167/2117653?_ga=1.198954607.194164842.1490800264.... (more...)
BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Musical Theater Heritage BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - March 27, 2017

Excellent cast prevails over 1963 remake of a 1936 show.... (more...)
BWW Review: DRUNKS at Whim Productions BWW Review: DRUNKS at Whim Productions
by Alan Portner - March 20, 2017

Audience learns how the movie business works with a combination of drugs, alcohol, wild sex, porn, and wild insecurity... (more...)
BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Kansas City Repertory Theatre BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - March 13, 2017

Are there multiple universes existing in almost parallel?... (more...)
BWW Review: DISENCHANTED at Starlight Indoor Series BWW Review: DISENCHANTED at Starlight Indoor Series
by Sara Brown - March 08, 2017

It's your favorite princesses like you've never seen them before; snarky and fed-up.... (more...)
BWW Review: GEM OF THE OCEAN at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre BWW Review: GEM OF THE OCEAN at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
by Alan Portner - March 01, 2017

Part allegory, part realism, play transports audience to early 20th century.... (more...)
BWW Review: BOEING, BOEING at New Theatre Restaurant BWW Review: BOEING, BOEING at New Theatre Restaurant
by Alan Portner - February 25, 2017

proves that a fun situation never gets old.... (more...)
BWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Kansas City Music Hall BWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Kansas City Music Hall
by Alan Portner - February 13, 2017

Slimmed down production loses no impact and becomes even more intimate.... (more...)
BWW Review: FIRST DATE at Starlight Theatre BWW Review: FIRST DATE at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - February 07, 2017

Laugh at the way blind dates always go... (more...)
BWW Review: SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at Kansas City Repertory Theatre BWW Review: SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - February 06, 2017

recollects the early section of an unbelievable catalog of work.... (more...)
BWW Review: HOW TO USE A KNIFE at Unicorn Theater BWW Review: HOW TO USE A KNIFE at Unicorn Theater
by Alan Portner - February 02, 2017

offers a revealing look into two troubled individuals.... (more...)
BWW Review: SHIPWRECKED! at Spinning Tree Theatre - Fun Fraud BWW Review: SHIPWRECKED! at Spinning Tree Theatre - Fun Fraud
by Alan Portner - January 23, 2017

Shipwrecked has a lengthy moniker and excellent actors... (more...)
BWW Review: PHOTOGRAPH 51 at Metropolitan Ensemble Theater BWW Review: PHOTOGRAPH 51 at Metropolitan Ensemble Theater
by Alan Portner - January 23, 2017

Discovery depended on work of female scientist... (more...)
BWW Review: MY OLD LADY at Kansas City Actors Theatre BWW Review: MY OLD LADY at Kansas City Actors Theatre
by Alan Portner - January 20, 2017

Family drama surprises... (more...)
BWW Review: STOMP at Broadway Theater League BWW Review: STOMP at Broadway Theater League
by Alan Portner - December 19, 2016

Twenty year old show demonstrates the percussion potential of ordinary household items.... (more...)
BWW Review: A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW at Musical Theater Heritage BWW Review: A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - December 13, 2016

Excellent performer do unusual musical selections proud... (more...)
BWW Review: SANTALAND DIARIES at Kansas City Repertory Theatre BWW Review: SANTALAND DIARIES at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - December 13, 2016

See how KC Rep has enhanced this holiday favorite.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Music Hall BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Music Hall
by Sara Brown - December 08, 2016

As a musical theatre nerd, but broke college student, I have heard the cast recording to The Book of Mormon and watched the Tony's performances many times, but have never seen the show in full. Nevertheless, I thought I was pretty prepared for what I was getting myself into when I went and saw it at... (more...)
BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Kansas City Ballet BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Kansas City Ballet
by Alan Portner - December 07, 2016

Lavish settings and sumptuous music frame classic story... (more...)
BWW Review: CHRISTMAS CAROL at Kansas City Repertory Theatre BWW Review: CHRISTMAS CAROL at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - December 05, 2016

Scrooge saves Crachit family and Christmas for 143rd straight year.... (more...)
BWW Review: SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM at Starlight Theatre BWW Review: SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - November 28, 2016

Starlight Theatre continues its indoor season with the return of 'Sister' for a new Catechism lesson based about half on the Holy Nativity and half on CSI - The Holy Land. 'Sister' (played to the hilt by Mary Zentmyer) arrives back at Starlight after a successful run last year with her 'Late Night C... (more...)
BWW Review: NINE at Spinning Tree Theatre BWW Review: NINE at Spinning Tree Theatre
by Alan Portner - November 10, 2016

'Nine' makes its audiences work to achieve full understanding... (more...)
BWW Review: CABARET at Musical Theater Heritage BWW Review: CABARET at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - November 06, 2016

Now at Musical Theater Heritage, a show that grabs its audience by the throat and holds on viscerally through the final fade to black. The era is the early 1930s. The city is Berlin Germany. The setting is the grungy and erotic Kit Kat Club. The liberal Weimar Republic turns inward on itself and ced... (more...)
BWW Review: MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS at Starlight Theatre BWW Review: MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - November 04, 2016

Amadeo Fusca shares the challenges in his own marriage in a relatable show that leaves audiences laughing.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE INVISIBLE HAND at K.C. Repertory BWW Review: THE INVISIBLE HAND at K.C. Repertory
by Alan Portner - October 26, 2016

suggests universal situation - reflects middle eastern war.... (more...)