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 Review: HUMOROUS, SHOCKING, AND ENTERTAINING EMOTIONAL CREATURE THE SECRET LIFE OF GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD OPENS AT SPINNING TREE THEATREBWW Review: HUMOROUS, SHOCKING, AND ENTERTAINING EMOTIONAL CREATURE THE SECRET LIFE OF GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD OPENS AT SPINNING TREE THEATRE
Posted: Jan. 21, 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
Posted: Jan. 27, 2019


BWW Previews: Girl Power Campaign Begins At The Kansas City Repertory TheatreBWW Previews: Girl Power Campaign Begins At The Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Posted: Jan. 21, 2019


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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: 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 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 Review: Board the Mystery Train for DRAWN TO MURDER
February 23, 2014

What happens when a trainload of cartoon characters come to life in route to Kansas City? Throw in the gruesome death on the train and you cannot help but be Drawn to Murder. Drawn to Murder is the current hilarious production of The Mystery Train, the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater.

BWW Review: The Haunting Tale of DRACULA Comes to the Kansas City Ballet
February 23, 2014

Anyone who could not feel the sense of macabre sensuality on the stage of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts should join the members of the undead in Dracula. The Kansas City Ballet production of Michael Pink's Dracula opened on Friday February 21 with the Kansas City Symphony performing the musical score.

BWW Reviews: Musical Monday Features the Songs of DREAMGIRLS in Kansas City
February 18, 2014

Some of the strongest, most dynamic voices in Kansas City resounded Monday night February 17 onto the stage of the Off Center Theatre in Crown Center. Dreamgirls, the theme for Musical Theatre Heritage's Musical Monday, featured some songs from the musical by composer Henry Krieger.

BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City
February 15, 2014

An outrages romp into Victorian England with ballpoint pens and yellow plastic sunglasses awaits audiences at the Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. Journeyman Theatre presents their hilarious look at Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.

BWW Previews: Theater League Announces 2014-15 Season
February 13, 2014

The Theater League and Broadway Across America this week announced the line-up for the 2014-2015 Kansas City Broadway Series. Performed at the Music Hall and described by Entertainment Weekly as "the funniest musical of all time," The Book of Mormon anchors the season.

BWW Reviews: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL Opens to Cheers in Kansas City
February 12, 2014

Thrilling, exciting, one of the top feel good productions of the Kansas City theatrical season best describes Bring It On: The Musical, now playing at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. The play inspired by Bring It On the movie opened on Tuesday February 11. The touring cast performs music by Tom Kit and Lin-Manuel Miranda, lyrics by Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda and libretto by Jeff Whitty. Andy Blankenbuehler directs and choreographs this high energy and entertaining spectacle.

BWW Previews: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Comes to Just Off Broadway Theater
February 12, 2014

The Journeyman Theatre Company kicks off their 2014 season tonight, February 12 with The Importance of Being Earnest, a Trivial Comedy for Serious People, by Oscar Wilde. The play first appeared in 1895 at the St. James's Theatre in London. The popular play introduces the audience to Jack and Algernon, both eligible bachelors, who adopt fictitious personalities in an attempt to escape obligations placed on them by Victorian society.

BWW Previews: I AM HARVEY MILK comes to the Folly in Kansas City
February 11, 2014

The Heartland Men's Chorus unites with the St. Louis Gateway Men's Chorus to bring "I Am Harvey Milk," to the stage of the Folly Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. The celebration of the life of civil rights icon Harvey Milk takes the stage on March 29 and 30. Preceding the Kansas City performance, the choruses will present a free preview on March 8 at 7 p.m., at the Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia, Mo. An encore performance will take the stage of the Washington University's 560 Music Center in St. Louis on April 5.

BWW Reviews: COMPANY Opens at the White Theatre in Kansas City
February 10, 2014

Company, the musical comedy about a single man turning 35, opened to a sold-out house Saturday February 8 at the White Theatre in Overland Park, Kan. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and from a book by George Furth, Director Barb Nichols assembled a talented cast of singers and dancers for the production. Music Director Martha Risser conducted a flawless performance by the accompanying orchestra.

BWW Reviews: MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Opens at the Off Center Theatre in Kansas City
February 8, 2014

Andy Parkhurst and Michael Grayman describe their current production of Motherhood Out Loud as, "our Valentine to all the parents who have supported, inspired, and endured us." Opening night for Motherhood Out Loud, an Off-Broadway Kansas City premiere produced by Spinning Tree Theatre at the Off Center Theatre is Saturday February 8, with previews the two preceding nights.

BWW Preview: ALL SINATRA Extends for Two Weeks at Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City
February 8, 2014

All Sinatra a tribute to Frank Sinatra originally was set to close on February 23, but due to overwhelming popularity and the demand for tickets, the Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City has extended the run to March 9. Sellout crowds filled the playhouse two out of the three performances for the productions opening weekend and since Opening Night on January 24 has been a sell out over a dozen times.

BWW Preview: GODSPELL to be Produced by Egads! Theatre Company
February 4, 2014

Godspell, produced by Egads! Theatre Company comes to the Off Center Theatre located in Crown Center in Kanas City, Mo. Steven Eubank, Artistic Director of Egads! Theatre Company directs with Associate Director Tyler Parsons the musical by Stephen Schwartz and a book by John-Michael Tabelak. Various touring companies have performed the play that opened Off-Broadway on May 17, 1971. A Broadway revival ran from October 13, 2011 through June 24, 2012.

BWW Previews: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL Opens at Kauffman Center
February 3, 2014

Competitive cheerleading and team rivalries come to the stage of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO. with Bring It On: The Musical. Inspired by the 2000 film, Bring It On, The Musical opened on Broadway August 1, 2012 at the St. James Theatre, playing through December 30, 2012. The show premiered in Atlanta, Georgia in January 2011 and utilized competitive cheerleaders from across the country.

BWW Previews: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Comes to Just Off Broadway Theater
February 3, 2014

The Journeyman Theatre Company kicks off their 2014 season on Tuesday February 12 with The Importance of Being Earnest, a Trivial Comedy for Serious People, by Oscar Wilde. The play first appeared in 1895 at the St. James's Theatre in London. The popular play introduces the audience to Jack and Algernon, both eligible bachelors, who adopt fictitious personalities in an attempt to escape obligations placed on them by Victorian society.

BWW Review: Who do you Forgive, AFFLICTED: DAUGHTERS OF SALEM
February 2, 2014

The world premiere of Afflicted: Daughters of Salem, written by Laurie Brooks opened Friday January 31 on the stage of the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. The National Endowment for the Arts award winning drama directed by Jeff Church, Producing Artistic Director at the Coterie, is the tale of the teenage girls who were instrumental in the infamous Salem witch trials.

BWW Reviews: Shakespeare's Timeless Classic Plays at the KC Rep
January 27, 2014

The tragic love story of the ages, Romeo and Juliet, playing at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre runs through February 9. William Shakespeare's disastrous tale of family feuds, loyalty, and teenage love has stood the test of times. Directed by Eric Rosen, Artistic Director for the KC Rep, the production with minimal scenery and beautiful elaborate costumes, designed by Lindsay W. Davis and Lauren Gaston, which transports the audience back to Verona, Italy.

BWW Reviews: Fighter Pilot to be GROUNDED Opens at the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City
January 26, 2014

Patrons of the Unicorn Theatre could feel the anguish of war as they watched it unfold in the Jerome Theatre. Grounded, a play by award winning playwright George Brant opened on Saturday night January 25 at the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City. The Guardian and London Evening Standard named Grounded one of the Top 10 London Plays of 2013. Elephant's Graveyard, Three Voyages of the Lobotomobile, Defiant, and The Lonesome Hoboes are among his many other plays.

BWW Previews: World Premiere of AFFLICTED: DAUGHTERS OF SALEM Comes to the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City
January 26, 2014

Afflicted: Daughters of Salem, a World Premiere, opens Tuesday January 28 at the Coterie Theater, in Kansas City, Mo. The UMKC Theatre Department is co-producing the National Endowment for the Arts award-winning drama by playwright Laurie Brooks, and directed by Jeff Church. The Coterie, an equity theater, has been co-producing plays with the UMKC Department of Theatre since 1992, in an effort to give MFA actors an opportunity to work with established theater professionals.



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