BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Music Theatre Wichita, A ten for dancing!BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Music Theatre Wichita, A ten for dancing!
by Craig Richardson - Jul 12, 2019

For their third show of the summer season, Music Theatre Wichita presents A Chorus Line-- Michael Bennett's beloved concept piece about auditioning for coveted spots in a Broadway production. The show itself debuted forty-four years ago this time in July and follows sixteen performers as they fight for a job in the chorus. Auditioning dancers lay out their entire lives on a single line through stories, mostly dramatic, to tell the ultimate truth of what it's like to simply tryout. A Chorus Line ranks top seven in longest running Broadway production in musical theatre history but is now showing until July 14th at Century II Concert Hall for a limited engagement. (more...)

 Photo Flash: First Look at MTWichita's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Photo Flash: First Look at MTWichita's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019

Music Theatre Wichita has begun its 2019 Season with a brand new production of The Sound of Music, starring Broadway artists Catherine Charlebois (Wicked), Mike McGowan (Mormon, Priscilla), and Katie Banks-Todd (Phantom), along with Jennifer Byrne (The Evil Dead) and Monte Riegel Wheeler (The "It" Girl) leading a 52-member cast. The production was created with new scenic designs by Adam Koch, enhanced with Alpine backdrops by XuZheng He, choreography by Brian J. Marcum (Elf - The Musica), and a 29-piece orchestra conducted by Thomas W. Douglas.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Music Theatre Wichita, A thought-provoking musical still poignant to our timesBWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Music Theatre Wichita, A thought-provoking musical still poignant to our times
by Craig Richardson - Jun 13, 2019

Opening Night. There's nothing like it in the world. Jitters can occur. Mistakes could happen. One hopes everything comes together and the rehearsal time and hard work has paid off. Luckily, for Music Theatre Wichita's producing artistic director Wayne Bryan, opening night was nothing short of absolute shear success for his season opener “The Sound of Music.” Music Theatre Wichita is in its 48th year. (more...)

Syracuse University Department Of Drama Announces 19/20 SeasonSyracuse University Department Of Drama Announces 19/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

Classic plays and musicals that illuminate the world of today highlight the 2019/2020 Syracuse University Department of Drama season. From Shakespeare to Arthur Miller to Rodgers and Hammerstein, the season is a feast of great language, great music, big ideas and big entertainment. Subscriptions and Flex Packs are available now. (more...)

Music Theatre Wichita Announces Creative Teams For 2019 SeasonMusic Theatre Wichita Announces Creative Teams For 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019

Music Theatre Wichita, entering its 48th summer season, today announced the roster of artistic teams who will be guiding the five large-scale summer productions. (more...)

BWW Review: Syracuse Stage and Syracuse University Department of Drama Bring Holiday Cheer with ELF THE MUSICALBWW Review: Syracuse Stage and Syracuse University Department of Drama Bring Holiday Cheer with ELF THE MUSICAL
by Natasha Ashley - Dec 2, 2018

The Syracuse Stage and Syracuse University (SU) Department of Drama Holiday production is an annual tradition for many Central New Yorkers. This year, the family friendly holiday show Elf the Musical is the perfect start to the Holiday season. The production features fabulous SU drama students, local child performers, and accomplished equity actors. Director Donna Drake, last season's director of The Wizard of Oz, brings the comedy, the heart, and the holiday cheer to life with her fun and festive direction. (more...)

Don't Miss ELF THE MUSICAL at Syracuse StageDon't Miss ELF THE MUSICAL at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

The good news from Syracuse Stage is that there are still excellent seats available for the holiday family show "Elf The Musical," scheduled to run Nov. 23 - Jan. 6. While many performances are full or near capacity, the Syracuse Stage Box Office recommends patrons check dates after Dec. 28 as performances with good availability. (more...)

Syracuse Stage Single Tickets On SaleSyracuse Stage Single Tickets On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

It's Christmas in July at Syracuse Stage with a special offer to the first 10 performances of the holiday favorite 'Elf the Musical' and the release of single tickets for sale to all shows in the 2018/2019 season. (more...)

BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at Music Theatre WichitaBWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at Music Theatre Wichita
by Paula Makar - Jul 15, 2018

Mothers, grab your daughters and run to see this production of Freaky Friday before it closes. I never expected such a well-crafted, intimate piece of theater from the people at Disney, but I am so glad I had the opportunity to see this gem. (more...)

Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita Presents FREAKY FRIDAYPhoto Flash: Music Theatre Wichita Presents FREAKY FRIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 2018 Season with the new Disney musical Freaky Friday. The third of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions, Freaky Friday plays July 11-15 at the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. (more...)

Bigfork Native Chosen To Star In MATILDA THE MUSICAL After Statewide SearchBigfork Native Chosen To Star In MATILDA THE MUSICAL After Statewide Search
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Ten year old Dylynne Cosand from Bigfork has been chosen to portray the title character in Alpine Theatre Project's upcoming production of Matilda the Musical, based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl. The musical, part of ATP's 2018 Broadway Summer Season, will open July 7 and run in rotating repertory until July 20 at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center. Cosand was chosen after a statewide search to find a young actress to play the young Matilda, a a precocious and confident girl gifted with an extraordinary intellect. (more...)

Shonica Gooden, Matt Bogart, Jenni Barber Announced for Music Theatre Wichita's 2018 SeasonShonica Gooden, Matt Bogart, Jenni Barber Announced for Music Theatre Wichita's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Casting is announced today for Music Theatre Wichita's 47th Season, which includes including Sister Act, Guys and Dolls, Disney's Freaky Friday, Pippin, and Disney's The Little Mermaid. (more...)

Syracuse University Drama Announces 2018/2019 SeasonSyracuse University Drama Announces 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

The Syracuse University Department of Drama announced the six plays and musicals that will make up the 2018/2019 season. With an emphasis on contemporary work, the season addresses a variety of current issues and concerns as experienced from intimately personal points of view. The season celebrates stories of consequence, while at the same time investigating and challenging the process, implications and impact of storytelling itself. (more...)

Syracuse Stage Announces 2018/2019 SeasonSyracuse Stage Announces 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Three comedies, a world premiere, a charming holiday musical, and a critically acclaimed Tony Award winner for Best Play make up the 2018/2019 Syracuse Stage season. (more...)

Music Theatre Wichita Announces Creative Teams for Its 2018 SeasonMusic Theatre Wichita Announces Creative Teams for Its 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Music Theatre Wichita, entering its 47th summer season, today announced the roster of artistic teams who will be guiding the five large-scale summer productions. (more...)

BWW Review: Syracuse University Department of Drama's CRAZY FOR YOU is a Toe-Tappin' Good Time at Syracuse StageBWW Review: Syracuse University Department of Drama's CRAZY FOR YOU is a Toe-Tappin' Good Time at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Oct 10, 2017

Crazy For You is one of those musical comedies that helps the audience escape reality. You immediately become absorbed in the hysterical and uplifting score by the renowned George and Ira Gershwin, Ken Ludwig's timeless love story, and, of course, stellar dancing. The Syracuse University production of this Tony Award-winning musical, now playing in the Syracuse Stage Drama Complex, is no exception. Director and Choreographer Brian J. Marcum has brought a passionate and talented cast together to create a toe-tappin' production of this audience favorite. (more...)

Syracuse University Department of Drama Presents CRAZY FOR YOUSyracuse University Department of Drama Presents CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Syracuse University's Department of Drama presents Crazy For You from the legendary songbook of George and Ira Gershwin. (more...)

Photo Flash: Extra, Extra! NEWSIES Hits WichitaPhoto Flash: Extra, Extra! NEWSIES Hits Wichita
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

Music Theatre Wichita concludes its 2017 Season, "Hollywood to Broadway: A Summer Festival of Musical Theatre" with the regional premiere of Disney's Newsies. The lively season finale has an extended run, with performances August 11-20 in the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. Newsies is part of the organization's 46th season, which is also the 30th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan, the final of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions. (more...)

BWW Interview: Trevor Michael Schmidt Seizes the Day in NEWSIES at MTWichitaBWW Interview: Trevor Michael Schmidt Seizes the Day in NEWSIES at MTWichita
by Christopher Castanho - Aug 11, 2017

Recent graduate of Florida State University's Musical Theatre program, Trevor Michael Schmidt is currently seizing the day in Music Theatre Wichita's production of 'Newsies' as 'Crutchie' the sickly boy with a big heart. Schmidt has been a company member in MTWichita's whole summer season and is wrapping up his stay in Kansas by telling the Newsboy strike of 1899. (more...)

N'Kenge to Star in Alpine Theater Project's LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

This summer season, Alpine Theater Project (ATP) brings Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness to the Whitefish Performing Arts Center July 13th, 14th, 15th/ 20th, 21st, 22nd/ and 27th, 28th, 29th. (more...)

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