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BWW Interview: Daxton Bloomquist of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Winspear Opera House BWW Interview: Daxton Bloomquist of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West - December 16, 2016

Last week, I caught up with Daxton Bloomquist, who is not only a leading player among the cast of THE BOOK OF MORMON tour, but a long-time member of the musical's family. While walking his dog through Louisville, Kentucky ('a surprisingly nice city'), Daxton shared his experience of being on Broadwa... (more...)
BWW Review: RAGTIME at McCain BWW Review: RAGTIME at McCain
by Alison Bridget Chambers - April 18, 2016

Thursday April 14th, McCain Auditorium of Kansas State University hosted the National tour of Ragtime directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and produced by Phoenix Entertainment.... (more...)
BWW Review: PUTNAM COUNTY at Signature Theatre Spells FUN in Six Languages BWW Review: PUTNAM COUNTY at Signature Theatre Spells FUN in Six Languages
by Alison Bridget Chambers - January 18, 2016

January 15th through 17th the Wichita Scottish Rite Signature Theatre presented The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee to the delight of local audiences. Director Deb Campbell has done it again.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Spirited UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY at Serenity Bed and Breakfast Inn BWW Reviews: Spirited UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY at Serenity Bed and Breakfast Inn
by Alison Bridget Chambers - October 27, 2015

"Upon A Midnight Dreary", the first attempt by Jamie Rhoads of John Henry Theatre Company, had a short three performance run at Serenity Bed and Breakfast Inn this weekend.  Though it was a rough start, there is the potential percolating with this company.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MY SON PINOCCHIO at Music Theatre Wichita BWW Reviews: MY SON PINOCCHIO at Music Theatre Wichita
by Alison Bridget Chambers - July 02, 2015

Disney's My Son Pinocchio is an enchanting little evening. Simple, soft and sweet, Pinocchio has lovely melodies by Stephen Schwartz, book by David I. Stern and direction by Wayne Bryan.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: AIDA at Music Theatre Wichita BWW Reviews: AIDA at Music Theatre Wichita
by Alison Bridget Chambers - June 18, 2015

Music Theatre Wichita is off and running. The 2015 season is full of old favorites and new adventures, beginning with Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida directed by Mark Madama.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: NOISES OFF at Center for the Arts BWW Reviews: NOISES OFF at Center for the Arts
by Alison Bridget Chambers - April 23, 2015

Noises Off, by Michael Frayn, is playing at Center for the Arts Theatre. Directed by Dan Schuster, the comedic farce Noises Off is the final production of the season.... (more...)
BWW Review: A Rare Performance of FROM BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL Opens at the White Theatre BWW Review: A Rare Performance of FROM BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL Opens at the White Theatre
by Steve Wilson - February 15, 2015

From Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill made its journey to the Kansas City theater scene with the opening Saturday night February 14 at the White Theatre located at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park. The White Theatre celebrates two first on their stage with Paul Hough directing the deb... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE Always a Crowd Pleaser BWW Reviews: ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE Always a Crowd Pleaser
by Alison Bridget Chambers - February 11, 2015

Roxy's Downtown is roaring back into Wichita's booming theatre scene. Originally Roxy's nightclub, then Cabaret Oldtown, now Roxy's Downtown has gone through several transformations. Their latest production, Always… Patsy Cline, by Ted Swindley, is keeping the eager audiences satisfied.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Regional Premiere at Wichita Community Theatre BWW Reviews: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Regional Premiere at Wichita Community Theatre
by Alison Bridget Chambers - February 03, 2015

Wichita's theatre community has been buzzing with the hype of August: Osage County by Tracy Letts. The regional premiere of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize winning play is taking place at Wichita Community Theatre January 29th through February 15th. A multi-generational ensemble of some of Wichita's fines... (more...)
BWW Reviews: BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE Bewitches Wichita Community Theatre BWW Reviews: BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE Bewitches Wichita Community Theatre
by Alison Bridget Chambers - October 15, 2014

Bell, Book and Candle, a lovely little light comedy by John Van Druten, opened this weekend at Wichita Community Theatre under the direction of Dan Schuster. If you're looking for some Halloween fun without the horror, Bell, Book and Candle is the right choice.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG at Forum Theatre BWW Reviews: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG at Forum Theatre
by Alison Bridget Chambers - October 13, 2014

The Forum Theatre's latest production, They're Playing Our Song, is a sweet melody. With direction my Tom Frye and music direction by Steve Rue, enjoy a tuneful romp before it's too late.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: OUR TOWN at Guild Hall is American as Apple Pie BWW Reviews: OUR TOWN at Guild Hall is American as Apple Pie
by Alison Bridget Chambers - October 03, 2014

Deb Campbell, director of Our Town at Guild Hall, is up to her old tricks. Once again she has delivered a tidy and timeless evening of theater.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ORPHANS at Wichita Center for the Arts is Exemplary BWW Reviews: ORPHANS at Wichita Center for the Arts is Exemplary
by Alison Bridget Chambers - September 23, 2014

Orphans, the Tony award winning play by Lyle Kessler, is running at Wichita Center for the Arts for another weekend. Shaun-Michael Morse and his small but mighty cast of three have created an unforgettable evening of theatre.... (more...)
BWW Reviews:  Crown Uptown's SOME ENCHANTED EVENING BWW Reviews: Crown Uptown's SOME ENCHANTED EVENING
by Alison Bridget Chambers - August 04, 2014

Some Enchanted Evening, directed and choreographed by Maurice Sims, and opened last night at the Crown Uptown Professional Dinner Theatre. Some Enchanted Evening, based on a concept by Jeffrey B. Moss, is a revue of the songs by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Included are such tunes as ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Music Theatre Wichita BWW Reviews: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Music Theatre Wichita
by Alison Bridget Chambers - July 25, 2014

Music Theatre Wichita continues its impressive summer with another show stopper. Catch Me If You Can, directed by MTW's own Wayne Bryant, is a slick little number with a host of unforgettable performances.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Forum Theatre's ODD COUPLE (FEMALE VERSION) Fun and Feisty BWW Reviews: Forum Theatre's ODD COUPLE (FEMALE VERSION) Fun and Feisty
by Alison Bridget Chambers - July 12, 2014

The Odd Couple (Female Version) opened at the Forum Theatre last night. The production is a fundraiser for the theatre outside of the regular season of shows, and the cast and crew donated most or all of their time and talents.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Go Go Go to Music Theatre Wichita's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT BWW Reviews: Go Go Go to Music Theatre Wichita's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by Alison Bridget Chambers - July 10, 2014

Tonight the third musical in the Music Theatre Wichita season, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, was met with excitement and energy at Century II. The only people having more fun than the audience were the people on stage.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY at Music Theatre Wichita Shooting Sparks into Space BWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY at Music Theatre Wichita Shooting Sparks into Space
by Alison Bridget Chambers - July 01, 2014

West Side Story came to a triumphant close last night at Century II. Music Theatre Wichita produced another hit in the 2014 season. An exciting, devastating celebration of the human condition, compassion and consequence.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Forum Theatre Makes the Dream Possible BWW Reviews: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Forum Theatre Makes the Dream Possible
by Alison Bridget Chambers - May 04, 2014

The cult classic Man of La Mancha, by Dale Wasserman, Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion, is running at Forum Theatre until May 4th. Paul E. Jackson's passionate, magical production proves what it takes to be timeless.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Fair SABRINA FAIR at Wichita Community Theatre BWW Reviews: Fair SABRINA FAIR at Wichita Community Theatre
by Alison Bridget Chambers - April 22, 2014

Easter weekend marked the opening for Sabrina Fair by Samuel A. Taylor at Wichita Community Theatre. Director Kevin Sowers and Director Apprentice Patricia Middleton bring the familiar characters to life in the heart of College Hill.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: I LOVE A PIANO Plays a Pleasant Tune at Crown Uptown Theatre BWW Reviews: I LOVE A PIANO Plays a Pleasant Tune at Crown Uptown Theatre
by Alison Bridget Chambers - April 06, 2014

"I Love A Piano" opened tonight at Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre. A legendary Berlin score, talented performers and delicious fare made a fun evening, despite a few opening night hiccups.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Forum Theatre's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Perfect for Lovers BWW Reviews: Forum Theatre's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Perfect for Lovers
by Alison Bridget Chambers - March 10, 2014

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, with book and lyrics by Joe Dipietro and music by Jimmy Roberts ran February 13 through March 9 at the Forum Theatre directed by Kathryn Page Hauptman. With clever lyrics and catchy tunes, it's easy to understand why the original off-Broadway production ran f... (more...)
BWW Reviews: VENUS IN FUR Produced from Passion BWW Reviews: VENUS IN FUR Produced from Passion
by Alison Bridget Chambers - February 25, 2014

The Fisch Haus hosted The Obstreperous Players' Venus in Fur, by David Ives, February 21st, 22nd and 23rd. A sexy, sinful production, produced by passion, highlighting two versatile actors.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: GODSPELL is a Valentine from Crown Uptown Theatre to Wichita BWW Reviews: GODSPELL is a Valentine from Crown Uptown Theatre to Wichita
by Alison Bridget Chambers - February 17, 2014

Godspell,with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (of Wicked, Pippin and Children of Eden fame) and directed by Matthew S. Rumsey is well into it's four week run at the Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre. Godspell, written in 1971, is based on the gospel according to Saint Matthew. Though based on the p... (more...)