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Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10
by BWW News Desk on December 10, 2017 in Kansas City

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 10, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre In Kansas City BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre In Kansas City
by Paul Bolton on December 10, 2017 in Kansas City

MET audience is served up holiday magic with the live radio play version of the Capra classic 'It's a Wonderful Life' December 7-17th, 2017 Join in the festive fun as a real life radio audience as this favorite American classic is performed with energetic authenticity. (more...)
BWW Review: THE HAPPY ELF at Theatre In The Park At Johnson County Arts And Heritage Center BWW Review: THE HAPPY ELF at Theatre In The Park At Johnson County Arts And Heritage Center
by Paul Bolton on December 09, 2017 in Kansas City

Harry Connick, Jr.'s voice narrates The Happy Elf now showing at the TTIP in the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center Dec 8-23, 2017 (more...)
Video: The MTH Theater at Crown Center presents A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW Video: The MTH Theater at Crown Center presents A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW
by Stage Tube on December 08, 2017 in Kansas City

The MTH Theater at Crown Center is pleased to announce casting for its annual Christmas revue A Spectacular Christmas Show, directed by MTH Associate Producer Tim Scott. The entirely Kansas City based company features some of the finest singers and dancers in the area. The ensemble includes Taylor Avazpour, Katie Bartow, Sydney Benton, Amy Hurrelbrink, Lily Nicholas, Chris Owen, Fisher Stewart, Robert Erik Sobbe, and Morgan Walker. (more...)
Photo Flash: The MTH Theater at Crown Center presents A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW Photo Flash: The MTH Theater at Crown Center presents A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Kansas City

The MTH Theater at Crown Center is pleased to announce casting for its annual Christmas revue A Spectacular Christmas Show, directed by MTH Associate Producer Tim Scott. The entirely Kansas City based company features some of the finest singers and dancers in the area. The ensemble includes Taylor Avazpour, Katie Bartow, Sydney Benton, Amy Hurrelbrink, Lily Nicholas, Chris Owen, Fisher Stewart, Robert Erik Sobbe, and Morgan Walker. (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards; Stage Right Leads Theatre of the Year! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards; Stage Right Leads Theatre of the Year!
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Kansas City

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tickets On Sale Today THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tickets On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Kansas City

Tickets to Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will go on sale Friday, December 8 at 10 am for the premiere Springfield engagement at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, on the campus of Missouri State University. (more...)
Photo Flash: THE NUTCRACKER Dances Into Kauffman Center Photo Flash: THE NUTCRACKER Dances Into Kauffman Center
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in Kansas City

Following its Kennedy Center premiere in Washington, D.C., the acclaimed holiday production returns to its Kansas City home. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/8 - Les Mis, Newsies, School of Rock, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/8 - Les Mis, Newsies, School of Rock, and More!
by BWW Special on December 08, 2017 in Kansas City

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature ... (more...)
MTH Theater at Crown Center Announces Casting and Details for A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW MTH Theater at Crown Center Announces Casting and Details for A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in Kansas City

The MTH Theater at Crown Center is pleased to announce casting for its annual Christmas revue A Spectacular Christmas Show, directed by MTH Associate Producer Tim Scott. The entirely Kansas City based company features some of the finest singers and dancers in the area. The ensemble includes Taylor Avazpour, Katie Bartow, Sydney Benton, Amy Hurrelbrink, Lily Nicholas, Chris Owen, Fisher Stewart, Robert Erik Sobbe, and Morgan Walker. (more...)
BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Kansas City Broadway Series BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Kansas City Broadway Series
by Alan Portner on December 06, 2017 in Kansas City

'Do you hear the people sing?' You will if you attend the 25th Anniversary edition of the 'Les Miserables' now on stage at the Kansas City Music Hall through Sunday, December 9. This is an absolutely credible recreation of the show that first hit London's West End theater district way back in 1985 and journeyed across the pond two years later. It has been running pretty much at full steam ever since. (more...)
Peter Cetera To Perform At The Kauffman Center Peter Cetera To Perform At The Kauffman Center
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in Kansas City

Peter Cetera will perform at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Feb. 18 as part of the 2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents series. (more...)
Submissions Now Being Accepted For Tony Awards 2018 Theatre Education Award Submissions Now Being Accepted For Tony Awards 2018 Theatre Education Award
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in Kansas City

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will once again recognize an exemplary teacher with the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, to be presented at the 2018 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, 2018. CMU alumnus, actor and producer, Zachary Quinto, will serve as the award's official ambassador and will take part in the selection committee. (more...)
The Coterie-Jewish Community Center Announces Auditions for its Production of NEWSIES The Coterie-Jewish Community Center Announces Auditions for its Production of NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in Kansas City

Wanted young people ( and a few mature ones too) for the first regional production of Disney's popular musical Newsies ! This is a co-production of The Coterie Theatre and the White Theatre of the Jewish Community Center that will have a limited engagement July 2018 at the White Theatre. (more...)
THE HAPPY ELF Opens This Friday at Theatre In The Park Indoors THE HAPPY ELF Opens This Friday at Theatre In The Park Indoors
by BWW News Desk on December 05, 2017 in Kansas City

A special holiday musical gift has arrived at Theatre in the Park's (TTIP) INDOOR with the delightful tale of THE HAPPY ELF. This festive musical, composed by Grammy Winner and American Idol judge Harry Connick, opens Dec. 8 and continues through Dec. 24 at the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (AHC) in Overland Park. TTIP INDOOR productions are held in the Black Box Theatre at the AHC at 7:30 p.m.; matinee performances are at 2 p.m. THE HAPPY ELF is rated G and is appropriate for the entire family. (more...)
Tickets on Sale Friday for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Springfield Tickets on Sale Friday for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Springfield
by BWW News Desk on December 05, 2017 in Kansas City

Tickets to Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will go on sale Friday, December 8 at 10 am for the premiere Springfield engagement at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, on the campus of Missouri State University. (more...)
KC Rep Presents THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME KC Rep Presents THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk on December 05, 2017 in Kansas City

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2017/18 season with the 2015 Tony Award-Winning play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus. The play, adapted by Simon Stephens, is based on the bestselling novel by Mark Haddon. CURIOUS INCIDENT will be directed by Marissa Wolf, KCRep's Director of New Works and Artistic Associate. (more...)
BWW Interview: Josh Davis of LES MISERABLES at Kansas City Broadway Series BWW Interview: Josh Davis of LES MISERABLES at Kansas City Broadway Series
by Alan Portner on December 04, 2017 in Kansas City

New Les Miz tour features new lighting, new energy, new orchestrations, and new backdrops by Victor Hugo himself with a young cast excited to perform a more personal Les Miz. (more...)
Cast, Creatives Set for Gardner McKay's SEA MARKS at Kansas City Actors Theatre Cast, Creatives Set for Gardner McKay's SEA MARKS at Kansas City Actors Theatre
by BWW News Desk on December 01, 2017 in Kansas City

Kansas City Actors Theatre has completed casting for its production of Gardner McKay's Sea Marks, the fourth show of its 13th season, which will run from January 10th to the 28th at the H&R Block City Stage in Union Station (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards; HAIRSPRAY Leads Best Musical! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards; HAIRSPRAY Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk on December 01, 2017 in Kansas City

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
Jewish Family Services Hosts Hannukah Gift Wrap Party For Those In Need Jewish Family Services Hosts Hannukah Gift Wrap Party For Those In Need
by BWW News Desk on November 30, 2017 in Kansas City

The days are shorter and cooling off and that can mean only one thing Hanukkah is just around the corner! (more...)
Grand Prize Winner in Burns & McDonnell BATTLE OF THE BRAINS Announced Grand Prize Winner in Burns & McDonnell BATTLE OF THE BRAINS Announced
by BWW News Desk on November 30, 2017 in Kansas City

The imagination of 16 elementary students in the Grandview School District will soon come to life at Science City. Today, organizers of Kansas City's favorite K-12 competition for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) named the students of the FOCUS program at the Center for Alternative Instructional Resources (CAIR) the grand prize winner of the Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains. The proposed exhibit, called The Big Brain Theory, earns the Grandview FOCUS program a $50,000 grant and the chance to work along STEM professionals at Burns & McDonnell to transform its idea into a $1 million exhibit at Science City. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/1 - A Christmas Carol, Fiddler, School of Rock, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/1 - A Christmas Carol, Fiddler, School of Rock, and More!
by BWW Special on December 01, 2017 in Kansas City

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature ... (more...)
BWW Previews: PACKAGES WITH BEAUS - HEARTLAND MEN'S CHORUS at Folly Theatre BWW Previews: PACKAGES WITH BEAUS - HEARTLAND MEN'S CHORUS at Folly Theatre
by Paul Bolton on November 29, 2017 in Kansas City

Heartland Men's Chorus to be joined by 'Well Strung' string quartet, and Broadway entertainer Claybourne Elder for 'Packages with Beaus' a concert for the Holidays. December 2 & 3 at the Folly Theatre and Dec.10 at Yardley Hall on the JCCC campus. Tickets at hmckc.org (more...)
BWW Review: CHRISTMAS IN SONG at Quality Hill Playhouse BWW Review: CHRISTMAS IN SONG at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Michael Hogge on November 29, 2017 in Kansas City

Kansas City has many fine holiday traditions. One of my favorites is the annual 'Christmas in Song' presented by Quality Hill Playhouse. It is an eclectic mix of old favorites, newer Broadway presentations, and songs presented in a style different than you might usually hear them. (more...)