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KCRep's New Works Festival 2018 Kicks Off this April KCRep's New Works Festival 2018 Kicks Off this April
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Kansas City

Kansas City Repertory Theatre wraps up its 2017/18 season with its OriginKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL. Entering its third season, the OriginKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, running April 27 through May 27, 2018, positions Kansas City as a major player and national center for the cultivation and production of new works, while offering theatre artists from across the country the financial, creative and artistic resources required to develop vital, diverse works of theatre. (more...)
Kansas City's New Opera Company To Perform Bon Operatit Kansas City's New Opera Company To Perform Bon Operatit
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2018 in Kansas City

Established to perform intimate and unique opera performances, Opera180 is launching its 2018 season with the highly interactive production of Bon Operatit. Performing at the Squeezebox Theatre on April 27-29, this exciting event will consist of three parts including composer Lee Hoiby's Bon Appetit based on Julia Child, a cooking demonstration by a local KC chef, and Jennifer Jolley's Krispy Kremes and Butter Queens inspired by the colorful Paula Deen. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 15 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 15
by Audition Roundup on April 15, 2018 in Kansas City

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 15, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
BWW Review: SUPERIOR DONUTS at Olathe Civic Theatre BWW Review: SUPERIOR DONUTS at Olathe Civic Theatre
by Paul Bolton on April 15, 2018 in Kansas City

Olathe Civic Theatre's current comedy/drama "Superior Donuts", by award-winning playwright Tracy Letts, and directed by Diane Bulan is a tasty, sentiment glazed, box of satisfaction. Now showing through April 22, 2018! (more...)
Photo Flash: SUPERIOR DONUTS Makes KC Area Premiere At Olathe Civic Theatre Association Photo Flash: SUPERIOR DONUTS Makes KC Area Premiere At Olathe Civic Theatre Association
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2018 in Kansas City

Olathe Civic Theatre Association continues its 2017-2018 season with Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of August: Osage County. With Superior Donuts, Letts shifts from the highly charged physical tone and dark humor of his previous works, but retains his contemporary flavor with a lighter touch to address complex social issues. OCTA's stage will transform into a Chicago donut shop for the three-weekend run of this KC area premiere April 6-22. (more...)
KCAT Announces Cast And Creatives for SKYLIGHT KCAT Announces Cast And Creatives for SKYLIGHT
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2018 in Kansas City

Kansas City Actors Theatre has completed casting for its production of David Hare's "Skylight," the fifth and final show of its thirteenth season, which will run May 23 to June 10 at the H&R Block City Stage in Union Station. The production will be directed by Darren Sextro and will star Katie Karel (in her first appearance with Kansas City Actors Theatre), John Rensenhouse, and Charlie Spillers. The production team includes Bret Engle (scenic designer), Elizabeth Sampley (properties designer), Sarah M. Oliver (costumer designer), Kylor Greene (lighting designer), Jonathan Robertson (sound designer), and Kyle Dyck (technical director). (more...)
BWW Review: ANNA IN THE TROPICS BY NILO CRUZ at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre At The Warwick BWW Review: ANNA IN THE TROPICS BY NILO CRUZ at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre At The Warwick
by Paul Bolton on April 13, 2018 in Kansas City

??'Anna in the Tropics' heats things up at the newly reopened Warwick Theatre in Kansas City. Metropolitan Theatre presents Nilo Cruz award winning play as the inaugural production in their new venue. Running April 12-22 tickets are available online at metkc.org or call 816-569-3226 (more...)
Kansas City Actors Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Staff For David Hare's SKYLIGHT Kansas City Actors Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Staff For David Hare's SKYLIGHT
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2018 in Kansas City

Kansas City Actors Theatre has completed casting for its production of David Hare's 'Skylight,' the fifth and final show of its thirteenth season, which will run May 23 to June 10 at the H&R Block City Stage in Union Station. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW Special on April 13, 2018 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 LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! (more...)
AN UNCONVENTIONAL EVENING WITH TENNESSEE WILLIAMS Announced at KCPublic Theatre AN UNCONVENTIONAL EVENING WITH TENNESSEE WILLIAMS Announced at KCPublic Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 09, 2018 in Kansas City

???????Kansas City Public Theatre (KCPublic) presents "First Mondays at the Arts Bar."  May 7th at the Uptown Arts Bar. This event is free to the public.  (more...)
Barn Players to Present URINETOWN Barn Players to Present URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk on April 09, 2018 in Kansas City

???????Don't let the title fool you! The award winning musical URINETOWN is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution set in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Now for 8-performances only, Thursday, April 19th through Sunday, April 29th, the Barn Players proudly bring this bold "in your face" musical satire to their new home at downtown Kansas City's Arts Asylum: 1000 East 9th, (off Harrison Street), Kansas City, MO 64106. (more...)
BWW Review: THE MASCOT at Living Room Theatre BWW Review: THE MASCOT at Living Room Theatre
by Alan Portner on April 08, 2018 in Kansas City

Chicago playwright Jerry Hickey offers a first-time production of his pleasant and entertaining new play entitled 'The Mascot' at 'The Living Room Theatre' in the Crossroads near downtown KC.   (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 8 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 8
by Audition Roundup on April 08, 2018 in Kansas City

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 8, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Unicorn Theatre Presents VIETGONE Unicorn Theatre Presents VIETGONE
by BWW News Desk on April 07, 2018 in Kansas City

Award-winning pioneer playwright Qui Nguyen brilliantly chronicles the love story of his parents' meeting in an Arkansas refugee center after fleeing Vietnam after the fall of Saigon in 1975. It's a buddy story, an all-American romance, and a motorcycle road-trip adventure that reexamines how we think about the heroes and victims of the Vietnam War. Vietgone skips through time and roams the globe with snarky humor, hip-hop, and lots of sex. It's one ironic, foul-mouthed, bad-ass new play. (more...)
Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre Presents ANNA IN THE TROPICS Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre Presents ANNA IN THE TROPICS
by BWW News Desk on April 07, 2018 in Kansas City

Tropical heat and "Anna Karenina" combine to spark rich fantasies and broken dreams, passion and adultery, and a Cuban family changed forever! Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre presents the 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning play ANNA IN THE TROPICS, written by Nilo Cruz, opening April 12th in their new home, The Warwick Theatre. (more...)
Photo Flash: THE MASCOT Set for World Premiere at Living Room Theatre Photo Flash: THE MASCOT Set for World Premiere at Living Room Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 06, 2018 in Kansas City

Agile Rabbit Productions has announced casting and creatives for the world premiere original new comedy, THE MASCOT. Written by Jerry Hickey, the production is helmed by esteemed director (and KU professor) Peter Zazalli. Kansas City favorite Sam Cordes assumes the title role and is joined by Emma Carter, Coleman Crenshaw, Jen Mays, Matt Rapport, and Hollis Wilhoit, along with Alisa Lynn, Jake Gillespie, and Matthew Michael. (more...)
BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at City Theatre Of Independence BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at City Theatre Of Independence
by Paul Bolton on April 06, 2018 in Kansas City

Community theatre hits a high note with a favorite farcical, fast-paced, irreverent, and funniest musicals ever written - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Independence City Theatre winds wit, crafty comedy, salacious slapstick, fast-paced farce for an evening to twists, turns, and music. (more...)
Jeff Kready And Tally Sessions Bring An Evening Of Fun To MTH! Jeff Kready And Tally Sessions Bring An Evening Of Fun To MTH!
by BWW News Desk on April 05, 2018 in Kansas City

Direct from their sold-out engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City, Jeff Kready and Tally Sessions bring an evening of soaring tenor and booming baritone duets to Music Theatre Heritage at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO.   Direct from their sold-out engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City, Jeff Kready and Tally Sessions bring an evening of soaring tenor and booming baritone duets to Music Theatre Heritage at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO.   (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/6 - THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/6 - THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and More!
by BWW Special on April 06, 2018 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 THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and more! (more...)
PNC Foundation Awards Seven Figure Grant To Support Science City PNC Foundation Awards Seven Figure Grant To Support Science City
by BWW News Desk on April 04, 2018 in Kansas City

Today, the PNC Foundation announced a five-year, $1 million grant to Union Station's Science City in support of science education that will benefit approximately 14,000 members of the community, with a focus on Head Start preschool students, children and families. The funding, made possible through the PNC Foundation as part of its signature philanthropic early education initiative, PNC Grow Up Great, will also support the establishment of a multipurpose classroom space at Science City and touch an additional 260,000 annual visitors to the science center. The grant is PNC's largest to date in Kansas City. (more...)
Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk on April 04, 2018 in Kansas City

Lyric Opera of Kansas City concludes its 2017- 2018 season with Rossini's comedic jewel, The Barber of Seville, April 28; May 2, 4, and 6 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English subtitles. High-resolution production and artists' photos can be downloaded here. (more...)
The Barn Players to Welcome Broadway's Nancy Opel's 'Fearless Voice 2' Class The Barn Players to Welcome Broadway's Nancy Opel's 'Fearless Voice 2' Class
by BWW News Desk on April 04, 2018 in Kansas City

The Barn Players are privileged to again welcome celebrated Broadway actress Nancy Opel to their new downtown home, Saturday, April 28th, for both a morning musical masterclass and evening meet and greet after their production of "Urinetown." (more...)
KCRep Hosts The Box Truck Barber At KSHB Tomorrow To Raise Awareness And Funds For AIDS Walk! KCRep Hosts The Box Truck Barber At KSHB Tomorrow To Raise Awareness And Funds For AIDS Walk!
by BWW News Desk on April 03, 2018 in Kansas City

KCRep announced that they are hosting the Box Truck Barber (mobile truck) at 41 Action News KSHB tomorrow, Wednesday, April 4, 2018, from 9:30-11:30 am. KSHB is located at 4720 Oak Street Kansas City, MO 64112. (more...)
SUPERIOR DONUTS Makes KC Area Premiere At Olathe Civic Theatre Association SUPERIOR DONUTS Makes KC Area Premiere At Olathe Civic Theatre Association
by BWW News Desk on April 03, 2018 in Kansas City

Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) continues its 2017-2018 season with Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of August: Osage County. With Superior Donuts, Letts shifts from the highly charged physical tone and dark humor of his previous works, but retains his contemporary flavor with a lighter touch to address complex social issues. OCTA's stage will transform into a Chicago donut shop for the three-weekend run of this KC area premiere April 6-22. (more...)
George Winston to Perform Life At The Kauffman Center George Winston to Perform Life At The Kauffman Center
by BWW News Desk on April 02, 2018 in Kansas City

???????The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts announced today that pianist George Winston will perform at the Kauffman Center on December 12 in Helzberg Hall, returning after his successful engagement in 2016. This event is part of the 2018-2019 Kauffman Center Presents series and is presented in partnership with Nitelite Promotions. (more...)