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Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson

        Steve Wilson is a professional writer, artist, and photographer living in the Kansas City metropolitan area.  For the last two years, he has been writing theatrical reviews, covering more than a dozen theatrical companies in the area.  Previously he has written comedy material for nationally known entertainers, taught comedy writing at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and has had two books published.  He continues to write for an internet news service covering sports, travel, and art in the area.




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BWW Review: THE KING IN CONCERT Returns Live Performances to the New Theatre Restaura PhotoBWW Review: THE KING IN CONCERT Returns Live Performances to the New Theatre Restaurant
Posted: Jul. 7, 2021


BWW Review: DRAGONS LOVE TACOS RUNS THROUGH AUGUST 8 AT  Coterie Theatre PhotoBWW Review: DRAGONS LOVE TACOS RUNS THROUGH AUGUST 8 AT Coterie Theatre
Posted: Jul. 6, 2021


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: BRAINSTORM: THE INSIDE LIFE OF THE TEENAGE MIND NOW STREAMING AND ON DEMA PhotoBWW Review: BRAINSTORM: THE INSIDE LIFE OF THE TEENAGE MIND NOW STREAMING AND ON DEMAND at Coterie Theatre
Posted: Jan. 25, 2021


BWW Review: THE KING IN CONCERT Returns Live Performances to the New Theatre Restaura PhotoBWW Review: THE KING IN CONCERT Returns Live Performances to the New Theatre Restaurant
Posted: Jul. 7, 2021


BWW Review: THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES BY EZRA JACK KEATS at The Coterie Theatre PhotoBWW Review: THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES BY EZRA JACK KEATS at The Coterie Theatre
Posted: Dec. 8, 2020


BWW Review: BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE at Musical Theater Heritage PhotoBWW Review: BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE at Musical Theater Heritage
Posted: Jun. 12, 2021


BWW Review: VIRTUAL STREAMING OF DEATH OF A DRIVER PRODUCED BY THE UNICORN THEATRE at PhotoBWW Review: VIRTUAL STREAMING OF DEATH OF A DRIVER PRODUCED BY THE UNICORN THEATRE at The Unicorn Theatre
Posted: Nov. 16, 2020


BWW Review: DRAGONS LOVE TACOS RUNS THROUGH AUGUST 8 AT  Coterie Theatre PhotoBWW Review: DRAGONS LOVE TACOS RUNS THROUGH AUGUST 8 AT Coterie Theatre
Posted: Jul. 6, 2021


BWW Review: SMILE A FEEL GOOD CABARET - A Virtual Performance By The Heartland Men's  PhotoBWW Review: SMILE A FEEL GOOD CABARET - A Virtual Performance By The Heartland Men's Chorus
Posted: Sep. 28, 2020


BWW Review: THE KING IN CONCERT Returns Live Performances to the New Theatre Restaurant
July 7, 2021

Ladies and gentlemen Elvis has returned to the building! The New Theatre and Restaurant in Overland Park presents THE KING IN CONCERT, starring two-time World Champion Elvis tribute artist, Victor Trevino, Jr., now through September 12.

BWW Review: DRAGONS LOVE TACOS RUNS THROUGH AUGUST 8 AT Coterie Theatre
July 6, 2021

What happens when you give a dragon a taco with spicy jalapeno sauce? This sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but instead, it is the marvelous DRAGONS LOVE TACOS now playing at the Coterie Theatre at Crown Center through August 8. This adaption from the New York Times #1bestselling phenomenon, “Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin, comes to life under the canopy at the Entertainment Pavilion in Crown Center Square.

BWW Review: BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE at Musical Theater Heritage
June 12, 2021

I can’t think of a better way to welcome live theater back to Kansas City than to BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE a production of Musical Theater Heritage and playing in the 4th-floor theater in Crown Center. This is MTH’s first indoor production in sixteen months due to the pandemic, and as the announcer says at the beginning of the show it will “transport you to a better time”.

BWW Review: THE FIRST IN THEATER PRODUCTION HOW TO SNAG A SEA MONSTER at Coterie Theatre
May 4, 2021

The Coterie Theatre has opened its first in-theater production since the beginning of the pandemic as it presents the Mesner Puppet Theaters’ World Premiere of HOW TO SNAG A SEA MONSTER: A TERRICALLY TALL TELL. Live performances began on Friday, April 30, and run Friday through Sunday at the Coterie Theatre located on the bottom floor of Crown Center. All theatergoers are required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Online streaming of the production begins May 5th and runs through May 30th.

BWW Review: BRAINSTORM: THE INSIDE LIFE OF THE TEENAGE MIND NOW STREAMING AND ON DEMAND at Coterie Theatre
January 25, 2021

The Coterie Theatre and the University of Missouri at Kansas City have teamed together to offer the virtual co-production of BRAINSTORM: THE INSIDE LIFE OF THE TEENAGE MIND, which is streaming and on demand now through February 7. The program is suggested for families and grades 6-12.

BWW Review: THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES BY EZRA JACK KEATS at The Coterie Theatre
December 8, 2020

The Covid 19 pandemic has halted live performances from Kansas City to Broadway, and all around the world. The Coterie Theatre has joined the ever-growing number of theatrical companies that are bringing their performances to their audiences virtually, with their production of THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES BY EZRA JACK KEATS. The production will be available for live streaming on-demand through January 3, 2021.

BWW Review: VIRTUAL STREAMING OF DEATH OF A DRIVER PRODUCED BY THE UNICORN THEATRE at The Unicorn Theatre
November 16, 2020

The Unicorn Theatre is currently streaming a virtual theatre production of Will Snider’s play DEATH OF A DRIVER. The feature is available through November 29 and when ordered through the box office the purchaser has 48 hours to view the production. The Associate Artistic Director for The Unicorn, Ian R. Crawford, directs this production as The Unicorn continues to invest resources in an attempt to keep artists working through the pandemic.

BWW Review: SMILE A FEEL GOOD CABARET - A Virtual Performance By The Heartland Men's Chorus
September 28, 2020

The Heartland Mena??s Chorus presented their first virtual program of their 35th season on Saturday, September 26 with their presentation of SMILE A FEEL GOOD CABARET on Facebook Live. The production presented songs to make the audience happy, with one goal to make the audience smile.

BWW Review: ELECTRIC POE A HAUNTING TALE BY THE COTERIE THEATRE
September 19, 2020

As if 2020 wasna??t scary enough, The Coterie Theater ushers in the haunting season with the opening of ELECTRIC POE on Friday, September 19. The play based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe was conceived, adapted, and directed by Jeff Church, Producing Artistic Director of The Coterie, and runs through Halloween night.

BWW Review: THE SECRET IN THE WING Opens at the Black Box in Kansas City
March 6, 2020

The second show of the inaugural season of Forge Repertory Theatre is an ambitious production of Mary Zimmerman's THE SECRET IN THE WINGS. It is hilarious, a generally dark comedy, with moments of violence, masterfully directed by Todd Lanker, but best of all opens Saturday, March 7, at The Black Box in Kansas City.

BWW Review: PUFFS OR SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL Opens at the Coterie
March 1, 2020

PUFFS is not the Kleenex tissue, though you may need one to wipe away the tears running down your cheeks from the sustained laughter. PUFFS OR SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC AND MAGIC opened Friday, February 28 at The Coterie Theatre in Crown Center. Matt Cox has written a hilarious parody of the famous boy wizard series of books and movies which should not be missed. Amanda Kibler, the Education Director for The Coterie, directs this look at the secondary characters from the seven years that Potter was at that school whose name we cannot say.

BWW Review: SHOW FOR DAYS OPENS AT THE BLACK BOX IN KANSAS CITY
February 17, 2020

Fishtank Theatre opened its first show at their new home, the Black Box, with the hilarious comedy SHOW FOR DAYS. Though several productions by other companies have already been staged at the new theater this is the inaugural show for Heidi Van's Fishtank Theatre. The show runs through February 29 at the theater located in the historic West Bottoms district of Kansas City, Missouri.

BWW Review: The Alternative Rock Musical GIRLFRIEND Opens at Spinning Tree Theatre
January 26, 2020

How sweet it is, GIRLFRIEND, the alternative rock musical written by Todd Almond from the 1991 hit album of Matthew Sweet opened Saturday, January 25 at Spinning Tree Theatre in Kansas City. Directed by Michael Grayman-Parkhurst with Musical Direction by Pamela Baskin-Watson the play based on Sweet's 1991 album of the same name and runs through February 9 at the Black Box Theatre located in the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center.

BWW Review: THE WHITE ROSE: WE DEFIED HITLER Opens at the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City
January 25, 2020

The powerfully moving play, THE WHITE ROSE: WE DEFIED HITLER, by David Meyers opened Friday, January 24, at The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City. The 70-minute play is produced in cooperation with the University of Missouri at Kansas City Theatre Department and produced with the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. The show based on actual events runs at The Coterie through February 9.

BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY OPENS AT THE KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS IN KANSAS CITY
January 22, 2020

On occasion a show comes along that puts a smile on your lips from the opening curtain to the final bows, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is that kind of show. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, presented by The American Theatre Guild, opened on Tuesday night at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. The staged musical is adapted from the children's novel by Roald Dahl with book by David Greig, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman.

BWW Review: 'NIGHT, MOTHER CONTINUES AT THE KANSAS CITY ACTOR'S THEATRE AT CITY STAGE IN KANSAS CITY
January 16, 2020

Thought-provoking, 'NIGHT, MOTHER sheds new light on a subject that few want to talk about, and no one wants to face head-on, suicide. 'NIGHT, MOTHER a play by Marsha Norman and directed by Sidonie Garrett for the Kansas City Actor's Theatre continues at the City Stage in Union Station through January 26.

BWW Review: Cindy Lou Who Tells a Christmas Tale in WHO'S HOLIDAY in Kansas City
December 14, 2019

It's the Christmas season so what should I do? I'll go to the theater and see Cindy Lou Who. WHO'S HOLIDAY the hilarious parody of Dr. Seuss's a?oeThe Grinch Who Stole Christmasa?? is now playing at The Louis Curtiss Studio Building in Kansas City through December 21. This is not a children's show like Dr. Seuss wrote, WHO'S HOLIDAY is intended for an adult audience.

BWW Review: SHERWOOD THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD NOW PLAYING AT THE NEW THEATRE RESTAURANT IN OVERLAND PARK
December 13, 2019

The 2019 theatrical season has afforded me the opportunity to see several fantastic plays and musicals, unfortunately, Ken Ludwig's SHERWOOD THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD does not rank among them. Yes, if you like slapstick, old jokes, and sword fights then it does provide a nice evening of entertainment and several moments of raucous humor. SHERWOOD THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, starring Hal Linden, at the New Theatre Restaurant runs through February 2, 2020.

BWW Review: MISS SAIGON Opens At The Music Hall In Kansas City
December 13, 2019

Smoke, gunfire, screams, the sound of a helicopter overhead, it's not just another night in Kansas City it's the opening night for Miss Saigon now playing at the Music Hall through December 15. While other theaters are busy bringing Christmas shows to life the Kansas City Broadway Series brings us a musical tale from one of the most turbulent times in American history, the Vietnam War.

BWW Review: THE HEARTLAND MEN'S CHORUS CHRISTMAS SHOW IS MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT AT THE FOLLY THEATER
December 10, 2019

It wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to the Folly Theatre in Kansas City for another much-anticipated holiday show performed by the Heartland Men's Chorus on December 7 and December 8. MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT is the name of the 2019 offering for the holiday season and the name describes exactly what the show accomplishes.



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