Kansas City Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: SEA MARKS AT KCAT at KCAT At Union Station BWW Review: SEA MARKS AT KCAT at KCAT At Union Station
by Paul Bolton - January 14, 2018

KCAT garners high marks for 'Sea Marks' an Irish romantic comedy now showing at the City Theatre in Union Station. Starring Cinnamon Schultz and Darren Kennedy as an unlikely romantic couple the show explores romance, personal acceptance, and the lure of the sea.... (more...)
BWW Review: CHESAPEAKE at UNICORN BWW Review: CHESAPEAKE at UNICORN
by Paul Bolton - December 20, 2017

Katie Karel is an acting dynamo in Unicorn Theatre's production of Chesapeake, by Lee Blessing and directed by Cynthia Levin, showing December 19, 2017 thru Jan 7, 2018 Tickets at UNICORNTHEATRE.ORG... (more...)
BWW Review: A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW at Musical Theater Heritage BWW Review: A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - December 18, 2017

Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center offers its tenth-annual original Spectacular Christmas Show. Locally written and produced holiday shows are sometimes times prone to hyperbole. This particular performance is SPECTACULAR in almost every way a show can be outstanding. The 2017 MTH Spectacu... (more...)
BWW Review: A WONDERFUL LIFE - THE MUSICAL at MTKC Pro BWW Review: A WONDERFUL LIFE - THE MUSICAL at MTKC Pro
by Alan Portner - December 16, 2017

Music Theatre - Kansas City Pro opens its new auditorium integrated inside the B&B 18 screen multiplex on Midland Drive in Shawnee. The show is 'A Wonderful Life - The Musical' with book and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Ironically, this musical adaption of the classic 1946 Christmas film with James St... (more...)
BWW Review: FUNNY MONEY at New Theatre Restaurant BWW Review: FUNNY MONEY at New Theatre Restaurant
by Alan Portner - December 15, 2017

Inspired silliness. Now playing at the New Theatre Restaurant in Overland Park through February 11, 2018 is the 1994 British farce 'Funny Money' starring Jim O'Heir. It is an Olivier Award nominated, misbegotten tale of misdirection, accident, flight, and comic mistaken identities.... (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 - December 10, 2017

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 - December 09, 2017

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...)
BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Kansas City Broadway Series BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Kansas City Broadway Series
by Alan Portner - December 06, 2017

'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 a... (more...)
BWW Review: CHRISTMAS IN SONG at Quality Hill Playhouse BWW Review: CHRISTMAS IN SONG at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Michael Hogge - November 29, 2017

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...)
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Kansas City Repertory Theatre BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - November 28, 2017

Faithful to the original text, what is 175 years old is new again... (more...)
BWW Review: CHRISTMAS IN SONG at Quality Hill Playhouse BWW Review: CHRISTMAS IN SONG at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Paul Bolton - November 25, 2017

Quality Hill Playhouse 'Christmas in Song' a cabaret hit with a quartet of bold and beautiful voices rings in the season with their 16th annual event. Now through Christmas Eve take in the American Songbook of Christmas music as performed by J Kent Barnhart, Joseph Carr, LaTeesha McDonald Jackson,... (more...)
BWW Review: WAITRESS at Broadway Theater League BWW Review: WAITRESS at Broadway Theater League
by Alan Portner - November 16, 2017

Bright, bouncy, expertly produced, and just a tad naughty through Sunday, November 19... (more...)
BWW Review: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS at The Coterie BWW Review: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS at The Coterie
by Alan Portner - November 14, 2017

The famous animated classic comes to life on stage at The Coterie for children of all ages.... (more...)
BWW Review: CYMBELINE at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre BWW Review: CYMBELINE at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
by Michael Hogge - November 14, 2017

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BWW Review: EVEREST at Lyric Opera Of Kansas City BWW Review: EVEREST at Lyric Opera Of Kansas City
by Alan Portner - November 13, 2017

Retells the death of 15 climbers in 1996 as they attempt to summit Mt. Everest.... (more...)
BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at White Theatre BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at White Theatre
by Alan Portner - November 07, 2017

Mel Brooks would be proud of this rendering of his most complete comic piece.... (more...)
BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Barn Players BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Barn Players
by Alan Portner - November 06, 2017

Musical version of the hit movie satisfies and expands the legend. Allison Jones as Deloris is a new force to be noticed.... (more...)
BWW Review: FENCES at Kansas City Repertory Theatre BWW Review: FENCES at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - October 22, 2017

AC Smith is memorable as Troy Maxson... (more...)
BWW Review: THE WEIR at METROPOLITAN ENSEMBLE THEATRE - KANSAS CITY BWW Review: THE WEIR at METROPOLITAN ENSEMBLE THEATRE - KANSAS CITY
by Paul Bolton - October 21, 2017

THE WEIR, by Conor McPherson, now showing at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre through Oct 29th, 2017... (more...)
BWW Review: 'DISGRACED' at UNICORN THEATRE in Kansas City BWW Review: 'DISGRACED' at UNICORN THEATRE in Kansas City
by Paul Bolton - October 20, 2017

Disgraced is a compelling drama that sorts through many of the background stories that make up today's headline news. Its timeliness will resonate with audiences as this talented cast swiftly maneuvers through a script that shows a world filled with many religions in a time when nationalism is front... (more...)
BWW Review: UNMURDERED at JKV Community Theatre At The Pavillion, Lee's Summit, MO BWW Review: UNMURDERED at JKV Community Theatre At The Pavillion, Lee's Summit, MO
by Paul Bolton - October 17, 2017

JKV Community Theatre's mysterious 'UNMURDERED' play with a comedic twist premiers Wed Oct 18th in Lee's Summit at the Pavillion in the JK Village complex on Murray near Chipman Rd... (more...)
BWW Review: BASTARD at The Living Room Theatre BWW Review: BASTARD at The Living Room Theatre
by Alan Portner - October 16, 2017

It is a first ever production of a new play simply titled 'Bastard' by Kansas City playwright and artist Tyson Schroeder presented at the tiny studio theater on the third level of The Living Room Theatre in the Crossroads area. Directed by Living Room co-founder Shawnna Jouragan, 'Bastard' is a scre... (more...)
BWW Review: GODSPELL at Theatre In The Park At Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center BWW Review: GODSPELL at Theatre In The Park At Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
by Paul Bolton - October 09, 2017

Godspell the Stephen Schwartz musical revival at Theatre in the Park at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in Overland Park KS stages hit show that captures the spirit of the Gospel of Matthew from the New Testament. A talented ensemble rocks the night with a story of love and acceptance.... (more...)
BWW Review: DRIVING MISS DAISY at New Theatre Restaurant BWW Review: DRIVING MISS DAISY at New Theatre Restaurant
by Alan Portner - October 06, 2017

A delightful evening of theater at New Theatre... (more...)