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BWW Review: SISTER ACT Sizzles! at Music Theatre WichitaBWW Review: SISTER ACT Sizzles! at Music Theatre Wichita
Posted: Jun. 15, 2018


BWW Review: BONNIE & CLYDE at The Forum Theatre CompanyBWW Review: BONNIE & CLYDE at The Forum Theatre Company
Posted: Oct. 8, 2018


BWW Review: ALAN CUMMING - LEGAL IMMIGRANT - A SCOTTISH AMERICAN CABARET at The Stiefel Theatre For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: ALAN CUMMING - LEGAL IMMIGRANT - A SCOTTISH AMERICAN CABARET at The Stiefel Theatre For The Performing Arts
Posted: May. 16, 2018


BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Music Theatre WichitaBWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Music Theatre Wichita
Posted: Jun. 30, 2018


BWW Review: PIPPIN at Music Theatre WichitaBWW Review: PIPPIN at Music Theatre Wichita
Posted: Jul. 27, 2018


BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Music Theatre WichitaBWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Music Theatre Wichita
Posted: Aug. 13, 2018


BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at Music Theatre WichitaBWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at Music Theatre Wichita
Posted: Jul. 15, 2018


BWW Review: BONNIE & CLYDE at The Forum Theatre CompanyBWW Review: BONNIE & CLYDE at The Forum Theatre Company
October 8, 2018

This musical is the perfect choice for Wichita, as most of the action takes place on familiar territory, from West Texas to Missouri, from Arkansas to Kansas, at the height of the Great Depression. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies to America's most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares.

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Music Theatre WichitaBWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Music Theatre Wichita
August 13, 2018

I had the pleasure of seeing The Little Mermaid in the MTW 2011 Season, so I was really looking forward to seeing it again this season. I must say, it did not disappoint. With all the brilliant singing, colorful costumes and sets, and spritely choreography, The Little Mermaid is a perfect season finale!

BWW Review: PIPPIN at Music Theatre WichitaBWW Review: PIPPIN at Music Theatre Wichita
July 27, 2018

Everything old is new again. This iteration of Pippin, masterfully directed and choreographed by Al Blackstone, has one foot in the original 1972 Bob Fosse version and the other foot in the 2013 Diane Paulus 'Cirque' Revival.

BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at Music Theatre WichitaBWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at Music Theatre Wichita
July 15, 2018

Mothers, grab your daughters and run to see this production of Freaky Friday before it closes. I never expected such a well-crafted, intimate piece of theater from the people at Disney, but I am so glad I had the opportunity to see this gem.

BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Music Theatre WichitaBWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Music Theatre Wichita
June 30, 2018


BWW Review: SISTER ACT Sizzles! at Music Theatre WichitaBWW Review: SISTER ACT Sizzles! at Music Theatre Wichita
June 15, 2018

Musical comedy and summer go together - especially in a town like Wichita when the 'feels like' temperature is 101 with 70% humidity! It was absolutely blissful to slide into a comfy seat at the well air conditioned Century II Concert Hall to watch Music Theatre Wichita's season opener, Sister Act. Curtain is at 8pm, but I like to get there by 7:30pm to hear Wayne Bryan, MTW's Producing Artistic Director, share his dramaturgical insights on the production, and also to watch the Teen Choir perform a few musical numbers relevant to the current show.

BWW Review: ALAN CUMMING - LEGAL IMMIGRANT - A SCOTTISH AMERICAN CABARET at The Stiefel Theatre For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: ALAN CUMMING - LEGAL IMMIGRANT - A SCOTTISH AMERICAN CABARET at The Stiefel Theatre For The Performing Arts
May 16, 2018

I had the extreme pleasure of attending Alan Cumming's Legal Immigrant, A Scottish American Cabaret, at the Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts in Salina, KS, on May 11th, 2018. Mr. Cumming intimated this was only the second performance of the show, a two hour powerhouse performance, but if he had never told us, we wouldn't have known it. He was accompanied by a small combo - cellist Eleanor Norton, drummerguitarist Chris Jego, and pianist and musical director Lance Horne. Horne, by the way, is from Denver, where they opened their show May 9th. The following day they made their way to Salina, where Cumming gave a fun (and free with a purchased ticket) Q & A on Thursday, May 10th, at 7pm. Kudos to Michael Spicer and the Salina Community Theatre for arranging the event. Friends who attended remarked that Cumming was very gracious and had a wicked sense of humour. The afternoon off also gave cellist Norton time to shop at the local thrift shop, where she purchased a gorgeous full length and fully tailored gold smoking jacket, which she wore during the performance.