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Review: HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL at Roxy's Downtown Photo Review: HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL at Roxy's Downtown
by Paula Makar - Jul 22, 2022

WhHeathers: The Musical is the comically dark story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy teenage misfit who offers her forgery skills to the Heathers, the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High, in exchange for the good life. Before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with J.D., the new kid who doesn't take any crap from the Jocks. When Heather Chandler kicks Veronica out of the group for defending Veronica's geeky friend, Martha 'Dumptruck,' Veronica begs for Chandler's forgiveness, but J.D. has other plans. There is LANGUAGE and ADULT THEMES. PG-13 for sure.

Previews: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL at Roxy's Downtown Photo Previews: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL at Roxy's Downtown
by Paula Makar - Jul 19, 2022

Opening the 2022-2023 Season for Roxy’s Downtown is Heathers: The Musical, which is set to run until July 23rd.

Theatre in the Park Opens Summer Season This Friday with SOMETHING ROTTEN! Photo Theatre in the Park Opens Summer Season This Friday with SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2022

A blockbuster season is in store for Theatre in the Park's 53rd OUTDOOR season with five premiere musicals this summer! Never in TIP's history has the entire OUTDOOR season featured all new productions on its stage in Shawnee Mission Park.

SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Open Theatre In The Park's 53rd Outdoor Season With Photo SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Open Theatre In The Park's 53rd Outdoor Season With
by A.A. Cristi - May 23, 2022

A blockbuster season is in store for Theatre in the Park's 53rd outdoor season with five premiere musicals this summer! Never in TIP's history has the entire outdoor season featured all new productions on its stage in Shawnee Mission Park.

BWW Review: DISASTER! at Roxy's Downtown Photo BWW Review: DISASTER! at Roxy's Downtown
by Paula Makar - Sep 17, 2021

RUN RIGHT DOWN TO SEE THIS SHOW RIGHT NOW! To quote my students, “This show is ridiculous, and we laughed so hard.” Like a farce on speed, DISASTER! is like riding a freight train over rough terrain, hanging on for dear life until the engineer finally puts on the brakes. This show is so nutritionally dense, you will want to consume it more than once. No laugh is unmined here. Every beat is crammed with hilarity. If you don’t laugh when you see this show, you need to have your humorous attended to.

MAMMA MIA! Opens Theatre In The Park's 2021 Season Photo MAMMA MIA! Opens Theatre In The Park's 2021 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2021

After a summer of no musical theatre on the stage in Shawnee Mission Park, Theatre in the Park (TIP) opens its 2021 season with one of the most popular musicals in recent history. “Mamma Mia” takes the stage on June 4 and will play for seven performances through June 12.

BWW Review: TITANIC (THE MUSICAL) at Barn Players Photo BWW Review: TITANIC (THE MUSICAL) at Barn Players
by Alan Portner - Feb 18, 2020

Barn Players production of TITANIC (The Musical) opened this past weekend at the Arts Asylum to full and appreciative audiences. TITANIC is a huge (pardon the play on words) Community Theater undertaking in all ways you might imagine it could be. TITANIC (The Musical) was written by Maury Yeston and Peter Stone. It won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The BARN PLAYERS production directed by Kipp Simmons is similarly complex but in different ways.

BWW Review: VICTOR/ VICTORIA at Barn Players Photo BWW Review: VICTOR/ VICTORIA at Barn Players
by Alan Portner - Nov 18, 2019

The Barn Players Community Theater, now located at the Arts Asylum, finishes up their 2019 main stage schedule with a good production of Blake Edwards'Victor/Victoria based on the 1982 smash hit film of the same name. Victoria complains that she is disadvantaged as a performer because she is a woman. This amuses Toddy and hatches the germ of an idea. Instead of presenting Victoria as pretty young soprano of excellent ability, he will present her as Victor, a Polish nobleman and the world's greatest female impersonator. The ruse succeeds and Victor becomes a star with Toddy as her producer.

SWEET CHARITY Dances Into Theatre In The Park This October Photo SWEET CHARITY Dances Into Theatre In The Park This October
by Julie Musbach - Oct 10, 2019

Whether she's falling in love, or in a lake, Charity Hope Valentine is the underdog we all love rooting for; she's a little lost, she's hopeful, but while she can never quite get her big break on the stage or in love, Theatre in the Park audiences will love falling in love with SWEET CHARITY.

The Barn Players Present VICTOR / VICTORIA Photo The Barn Players Present VICTOR / VICTORIA
by Julie Musbach - Oct 3, 2019

The Barn Players present the Kansas City Community Theater premiere of VICTOR / VICTORIA, November 14th through 24th, 2019 at the Arts Asylum, 9th & Harrison, Kansas City, MO 64106.