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: Nostalgia Returns to Kansas City With BIG BANDS ARE BETTER  at Musical Theater HeritageBWW Review: Nostalgia Returns to Kansas City With BIG BANDS ARE BETTER at Musical Theater Heritage
Posted: Feb. 10, 2019


BWW Review: RETURN TO THE PAST WITH SONGBOOK OF THE 40S AT QUALITY HILL PLAYHOUSE at Quality Hill PlayhouseBWW Review: RETURN TO THE PAST WITH SONGBOOK OF THE 40S AT QUALITY HILL PLAYHOUSE at Quality Hill Playhouse
Posted: Jan. 24, 2019


BWW Feature: KANSAS CITY OFFERS SPECIAL GIFTS FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE ON VALENTINE'S DAYBWW Feature: KANSAS CITY OFFERS SPECIAL GIFTS FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE ON VALENTINE'S DAY
Posted: Feb. 5, 2019


BWW Review: THE DECISION FALLS ON THE AUDIENCE AT SECRET SOLDIERS: HEROINES IN DISGUISE NOW PLAYING AT THE COTERIE THEATREBWW Review: THE DECISION FALLS ON THE AUDIENCE AT SECRET SOLDIERS: HEROINES IN DISGUISE NOW PLAYING AT THE COTERIE THEATRE
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BWW Review: Nostalgia Returns to Kansas City With BIG BANDS ARE BETTER  at Musical Theater HeritageBWW Review: Nostalgia Returns to Kansas City With BIG BANDS ARE BETTER at Musical Theater Heritage
Posted: Feb. 10, 2019


BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON a Raucous Romp Through Religion Opens at the Music HallBWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON a Raucous Romp Through Religion Opens at the Music Hall
Posted: Dec. 28, 2018


BWW Review: THE WOLVES is a howling success at the Unicorn  at the Unicorn Theatre IN KANSAS CITYBWW Review: THE WOLVES is a howling success at the Unicorn at the Unicorn Theatre IN KANSAS CITY
Posted: Dec. 2, 2018


BWW Review: Begin a Quality Holiday Season with CHRISTMAS IN SONG at Quality Hill PlayhouseBWW Review: Begin a Quality Holiday Season with CHRISTMAS IN SONG at Quality Hill Playhouse
Posted: Nov. 29, 2018


BWW Review: RETURN TO THE PAST WITH SONGBOOK OF THE 40S AT QUALITY HILL PLAYHOUSE at Quality Hill PlayhouseBWW Review: RETURN TO THE PAST WITH SONGBOOK OF THE 40S AT QUALITY HILL PLAYHOUSE at Quality Hill Playhouse
Posted: Jan. 24, 2019


BWW Review: Hilarious Production of ZOMBIE PROM From Theatre in the ParkBWW Review: Hilarious Production of ZOMBIE PROM From Theatre in the Park
Posted: Jan. 3, 2019


BWW Review: The Heartland Men's Chorus Brings SLEIGH! DASHING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS WITH HMC! To Yardley Hall for one night onlyBWW Review: The Heartland Men's Chorus Brings SLEIGH! DASHING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS WITH HMC! To Yardley Hall for one night only
Posted: Dec. 4, 2018


BWW Preview: WATER BY THE SPOONFUL Coming to the Unicorn Theatre, 4/23
April 14, 2014

The Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. presents Water by the Spoonful, April 23 through May 18. The play written by Quiara Alergria Hudes and directed by Mark Robbins will run on the Jerome Stage at 3828 Main. Water by the Spoonful won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and playwright Hudes won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical for In the Heights.

BWW Review: SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! Rocks at the Coterie
April 13, 2014

Whoever says that learning is not fun, has not seen Schoolhouse Rock Live at the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City? Schoolhouse Rock Live opened Friday night April 11 to a sold-out house. The show is without a doubt the best production of an already fantastic season, but they are not done yet with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang coming in June.

BWW Reviews: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Opens at the White Theatre in Overland Park
April 7, 2014

The Harper Lee classic, dramatized by Christopher Sergel, To Kill A Mockingbird opened Saturday April 5 at the White Theatre in Overland Park, Kan. Darren Sextro directs the White Theatre production that runs through April 13. Mary Badham, the actor who starred as Scout in the 1962 film starring Gregory Peck, was on hand opening weekend and conducted a talk back on Saturday night.

BWW Reviews: WARHORSE Prances Onto the Stage of the Music Hall in Kansas City
April 2, 2014

With the smooth style and graceful stride of a thoroughbred, Warhorse pranced onto the stage of the Music Hall in Kansas City on Tuesday April 1. From the Broadway Across America series Warhorse is based on a book by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford, and in association with Handspring Puppet Company.

BWW Reviews: I AM HARVEY MILK a Hit With Combined Chorus of St. Louis and Kansas City
March 30, 2014

The Heartland Men's Chorus and the Gateway Men's Chorus from St. Louis, Mo. united on Friday night March 29 at the Folly Theater in Kansas City, Mo. The combined chorus presented I Am Harvey Milk, with words and music by Andrew Lippa. The production brought together three guest conductors, Dustin Stephen Cates, Al Fischer the Artistic Director for the Gateway Men's Chorus, and Dr. Tim Seelig the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.

BWW Review: BERNSTEIN'S BROADWAY revived in Kansas City, MO
March 29, 2014

Musical Theater Heritage has proven again that you do not need elaborate costumes, props, or scenery to produce a hit. This is especially true when they assembled a cast of some of the most talented performers to take the stage in Kansas City for their revival of Bernstein's Broadway.

BWW Reviews: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens at the KC Rep
March 23, 2014

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike puts the dysfunctional in family as it opened on Friday March 21 at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Written by Christopher Durang the play directed by Eric Rosen, Artistic Director for the KC Rep, is a co-production with Baltimore's Center Stage. One audience member stated, "It is so natural that you no longer feel like you're watching a play, but rather become a member of the family."

BWW Review: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON is Bloody Good Fun!
March 15, 2014

The 59th season of The Barn Players in Mission, Kan. premiered with the award winning rock musical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Written by Alex Timbers, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman the production directed and choreographed by Guy Gardner runs through March 16.

BWW Previews: Spinning Tree Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
March 12, 2014

Spinning Tree Theatre in Kansas City announced their selections for the 2014-2015 season. The new season sees Spinning Tree grow from three shows per season to a fourth show. Two plays and two musicals highlight the season, with three of the productions being Kansas City premieres. The new season marks the first time the theatrical company has produced a local playwright.

BWW Previews: VAN CLIBURN TRIBUTE Comes to the Kauffman Center, 4/4
March 11, 2014

The Park University International Center for Music makes their debut at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on Friday April 4 with the Van Cliburn Tribute Concert in Helzberg Hall. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the ICM, founded by Stanislav Ioudenitch who was a gold medalist in the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

BWW Reviews: OTHER DESERT CITIES Comes to the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City
March 10, 2014

Known for producing high-quality shows for their Mainstage and the Jerome Stage, the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, MO. raised the bar on opening night Saturday March 8 of Other Desert Cities by Robin Baitz. The Broadway play received a 2012 Tony Award Nomination for Best Play and if the Tony's were given in Kansas City there would need to be two for best actor, three for best actress, one for best direction, and one for best production of a drama.

BWW Reviews: JEKYLL & HYDE THE MUSICAL a Must See in Kansas City
March 9, 2014

With minimal sets and props but loaded with outstanding talent, Jekyll & Hyde The Musical is playing at the Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City, MO. Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel A Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde, is produced by She&Her Productions, with Tiffany Schweigert directing the multi-talented cast.

BWW Previews: Kristin Hanggi Comes to Musical Monday with ROCK OF AGES
March 5, 2014

Musical Theater Heritage announced this week that Tony Award nominated director Kristin Hanggi will participate in the April Musical Monday series. Another special feature of the series is the addition of a second night's performance. The production will run on Monday April 14 and Tuesday April 15, with both shows beginning at 7:30 p.m.

BWW Previews: OTHER DESERT CITIES Comes to the Unicorn Theatre Tonight
March 5, 2014

The 2012 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play and Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist, Other Desert Cities, comes to the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City tonight, March 5 through 30. Saturday March 8 is opening night of the play directed by Sidonie Garrett. She has previously directed numerous plays at the Unicorn Theatre, The Coterie, and American Heartland Theatre among others.

BWW Reviews: 'Learn Your Lessons Well' with GODSPELL in Kansas City
March 3, 2014

You have not heard the gospel, until you have heard it as told by Egads! Theatre Company's current production of Godspell. Godspell, from the book by John Michael Tebelak and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, opened Saturday night March 1 at the Off Center Theatre.

BWW Review: GEEK MYTHOLOGY: I WAS A TEENAGE IMMORTAL opens at the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City
March 1, 2014

Zeus is alive and playing rock-n-roll guitar in Geek Mythology: I Was a Teenage Immortal, now playing at the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City. Tailored for an audience of fifth to ninth graders, yet very entertaining for adults, the world premiere musical by playwright Jeff Carey opened on Friday night February 28. Directed by Tosin Morohunfola the music is by Jessica Jackson, from a book by Carey who also wrote the lyrics.

BWW Reviews: THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA Opens at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in Kansas City
February 28, 2014

Step through the lobby doors and enter the tropical resort that is the stage for The Night of the Iguana. Based on his short story the Tennessee Williams 1961 play opens this weekend at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in Kansas City. Karen Paisley directs this classic tale of desperation, fear, and loneliness with a cast of some of the most talented actors in Kansas City. Paisley designed the impressive set that with a bamboo jungle and a two-story resort takes the audience from the cold Kansas City region to the hot, humid climate of Mexico.

BWW Previews: OTHER DESERT CITIES Comes to the Unicorn Theatre, 3/5
February 27, 2014

The 2012 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play and Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist, Other Desert Cities, comes to the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City March 5 through 30. Saturday March 8 is opening night of the play directed by Sidonie Garrett. She has previously directed numerous plays at the Unicorn Theatre, The Coterie, and American Heartland Theatre among others.

BWW Reviews: Strikingly Realistic WHEN I COME TO DIE Comes to the Kansas City Repertory Theatre
February 27, 2014

Dramatic, powerful, and intense describes When I Come To Die now playing at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Copaken Stage. Nathan Louis Jackson, playwright in residence for KC Repertory, wrote the thought-provoking look at a prisoner on death roll that cheats death at his execution, only to have to relive waiting to die.

BWW Previews: JEKYLL AND HYDE THE MUSICAL Coming to the Just Off Broadway Theatre, 2/28
February 25, 2014

With songs such as "Lost in the Darkness," "Take Me As I Am," and "Murder, Murder" Jekyll and Hyde the Musical comes to life on the stage of the Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City. Produced by She and Her Productions and directed by Tiffany Schweigert the show is scheduled to run from February 28 through March 16.



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