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 Review: The Mystery Train Returns With OUR BROTHER'S CAPER
September 7, 2015

The comedy adventure begins as patrons enter the dining car on the lower level of the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 1301 Wyandotte in Kansas City, Mo. OUR BROTHER'S CAPER takes to the rails to open the new season and new venues for The Mystery Train Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. After a short hiatus from the popular dinner shows, the new season began on Friday September 4. The hiatus lasted over the summer as the theatre company found new locations for the productions.

BWW Review: THE OLDEST BOY Takes a Journey Through Culture at the Unicorn Theatre
August 30, 2015

Monks and Lamas and puppetry, oh my! THE OLDEST BOY opens the 2015-2016 season for the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. Cynthia Levin directs the Unicorn production with puppet direction by Paul Mesner, which runs through September 20.

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY Makes Phenomenal Opening at the Arts Asylum in Kansas City
August 24, 2015

Gang violence erupts at the Arts Asylum in Kansas City and the audience erupts with a thunderous standing ovation for WEST SIDE STORY on opening night Saturday August 22. Michael Grayman and Andrew Parkhurst direct WEST SIDE STORY, which opens the fifth season of Spinning Tree Theatre, recreating the choreography of Jerome Robbins who directed and choreographed the entire original production.

BWW Review: WOULDN'T IT BE LOVERLY Opens at Musical Theater Heritage in Kansas City
August 17, 2015

OULDN'T IT BE LOVERLY, an original revue of the songs of Lerner and Loewe opened Saturday August 14 at the Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center. What would not be loverly would be to miss this fantastic production, which runs through August 30. Sarah Crawford directs the production, which George Harter wrote, and hosts this tribute to the musicals of the dynamic song-writing duo.

BWW Preview: WEST SIDE STORY Comes to the Arts Asylum in Kansas City
August 6, 2015

West Side Story opens the fifth season of productions for Spinning Tree Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri, running August 20 through September 5. The musical production will be staged at The Arts Asylum located at 1000 E. 9th Street in Kansas City. The Arts Asylum was established to provide assistance, studio, and gallery space for a variety of artists.

BWW Review: EQUUS at the Barn Players One of the Best Dramatic Pieces in Kansas City Theater
August 1, 2015

Equus, one of the most amazing dramatic productions in Kansas City this year captivated the sparse crowd on opening night, Friday July 31 at the Barn Players. Do not expect uproarious laughter or musical gaiety in Equus, but you can expect to see some of the finest dramatic acting to reach Kansas City stages.

BWW Review: Home Grown Theatre Company Falls Flat With CABARET
July 31, 2015

The Home Grown Theatre Company production of Cabaret currently runs at the Kit Kat Club located above Morningside Antiques in the Westport entertainment district. John Kander and Fred Ebb wrote the music, lyrics, and Joe Masteroff the book. The musical is based on the book I Am a Camera by Christopher Isherwood.

BWW Review: BADDER AUDITIONS a Sequel to Last Year's Hit at the Fringe Festival
July 24, 2015

Badder Auditions produced by Whim Productions is sidesplitting, roll on the floor good fun and is currently playing as part of the Kansas City Fringe Festival 2015. Showing at the City Stage located inside Union Station it is a sequel to Bad Auditions, which was a hit for the 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival.

BWW Review: THE GRAND ILLUSION a Must See at the Kansas City Fringe Festival
July 23, 2015

"It couldn't be better, unless it was longer . . ." was a comment heard from the audience at the hilarious opening of The Grand Illusion, a Kansas City Fringe Festival 2015 offering produced by Egads! Theatre Company. The Grand Illusion plays on the stage at the Arts Asylum located at 1000 E. 9th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Spencer Brown with Associate Director Ashley Pike created, directed, and stars in the musical comedy cabaret.

BWW Review: BEST LIGHT Shows Potential at the Kansas City Fringe Festival
July 21, 2015

Best Light a new play by Michelle T. Johnson is currently playing at the Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. Teresa Leggard directs the production, which is part of the Kansas City Fringe Festival. Jose Faus provides the art used on stage as part of the production.

BWW Review: SUE ASIDE . . . Featured at the Kansas City Fringe Festival
July 19, 2015

Sue Aside . . . a new dark comedy by Vicki Vodrey produced by Lot in Life Productions and the Phoenix KC Theatre currently plays at the Just Off Broadway Theatre for the Kansas City Fringe Festival. Warren Decker, Producing Director of Phoenix KC Theatre, directs the production, which runs through July 25.

BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY A NEW MUSICAL is Creepy Funny at the New Theatre in Overland Park
July 19, 2015

All things ghoulish, macabre, ghastly, and a little bit frightening are alive and well living within the walls of the Addams Family home. The only place to see this outrageous musical comedy is at the New Theatre in Overland Park. Richard Carrothers directs The Addams Family a New Musical running through September 20 at the dinner theater. Daniel Doss provides musical direction and Katelin Zelon the choreography for the delightful yet maybe a little bizarre musical.

BWW Preview: The Fringe Festival Comes to Kansas City
July 15, 2015

The Fringe Festival returns to Kansas City from July 16 through July 26. The festival will be held at 20 venues in the metropolitan area, including the Arts Asylum, Unicorn Theatre, and Union Station among others. Over 116 performing groups, many returning from the 2014 Fringe Festival, will produce the over 480 shows during the two week span. The Grand Hall of Union Station and the Blue Galley in Aquarius/Vulcan's Forge will host the festivals visual artists.

BWW Review: SHREK THE MUSICAL a Family Delight at the White Theatre
July 13, 2015

A delightful production of Shrek the Musical opened Saturday night July 11 at the White Theatre in the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan. Tim Bair directs the production in conjunction with Theater in the Park. The musical plays through July 26 at the White Theatre and then moves to Theater in the Park from July 31 through August 8.

BWW Review: THE TASTE TEST Now at the Just Off Broadway Theatre
June 26, 2015

The Taste Test by Kansas City playwright Frank Higgins is currently playing at the Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City. The Taste Test is a Phoenix KC Theatre production in partnership with KC MeltingPot Theatre. Warren Deckert is director and designer for the play, which closes June 27.

BWW Review: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Rocks Musical Monday and Tuesday in Kansas City
June 23, 2015

"That song alone is worth the price of a ticket." That comment was made by an audience member after Daniel Beeman and the cast of Musical Monday performed "Bohemian Rhapsody" at the close of Act I for Musical Monday and Tuesday. Tim Scott produced and directs the tribute to Stephen Sondheim and the songs of the '70's for Musical Theater Heritage.

BWW Review: A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD Opens at The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City
June 21, 2015

This toad will not give you warts, but he will make your side hurt from laughing so hard. A Year with Frog and Toad opened on Friday June 19 at the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. Based on the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel with music by Robert Reale, book and lyrics by his brother Willie Reale.

BWW Reviews: ONCE Is a Musical Love Story at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
June 17, 2015

Once, the humorous modern musical, opened on Tuesday June 16 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri. The love story only needs to be seen Once to appreciate the beauty and charm of the captivating tale. Once is based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney, with book by Edna Walsh and music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.

BWW Review: Heartland Men's Chorus Closes A LITTLE BIT WICKED
June 15, 2015

A Little Bit Wicked, the Music of Stephen Schwartz presented by the Heartland Men's Chorus played Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14 at the Folly Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. A Little Bit Wicked was the final show of the 29th season of the Heartland Men's Chorus.

BWW Review: TRIBES Continues at the Unicorn Theatre Though June 28
June 12, 2015

The critically acclaimed Tribes continues at the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri through June 28, on the Levin Stage. Theodore Swetz directs the humorous British drama written by Nina Raine, which made its world premiere in 2010 at London's Royal Court Theatre. Tribes opened in 2012 Off-Broadway, winning the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.



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