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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.

Theatre In The Park Moves Indoors With Classic Musical SWEET CHARITY Photo Theatre In The Park Moves Indoors With Classic Musical SWEET CHARITY
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 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.

Photo Flash: First Look At OVERTURE THE MUSICAL At NYMF Photo Photo Flash: First Look At OVERTURE THE MUSICAL At NYMF
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2019

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and Sharp Women, LLC present Overture the Musical, a new story celebrating the extraordinary grass-roots efforts to save the Kansas City Philharmonic, with music and lyrics by Krista Eyler, book by Krista Eyler and Barbara Nichols. Ms. Nichols directs a cast of twelve, including Krista Eyler, Joel Morrison, Kay Noonan and Kipp Simmons with Whitney Armstrong, Erica Baruth, Jennifer Cannady, Stasha Case, JC Dresslaer, John Edmonds, Mark Murphy, and Rob Reeder. Five performances will be staged at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street in New York City, from July 24-28, 2019.

The New York Musical Festival and Sharp Women, LLC Presents OVERTURE THE MUSICAL Photo The New York Musical Festival and Sharp Women, LLC Presents OVERTURE THE MUSICAL
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 13, 2019

 The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and Sharp Women, LLC present Overture the Musical, a new story celebrating the extraordinary grass-roots efforts to save the Kansas City Philharmonic, with music and lyrics by Krista Eyler, book by Krista Eyler and Barbara Nichols. 

Barn Players To Present Barney Awards And Volunteer Appreciation Celebration, January Photo Barn Players To Present Barney Awards And Volunteer Appreciation Celebration, January 26 At The Arts Asylum
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2019

Were you a part of the Barn Players 2018 season? If so, mark your calendars, reserve your seat, and get to The Barn Players Barney Awards And Volunteer Appreciation Celebration, 7:00 pm, Saturday evening January 26th at The Arts Asylum: 1000 East 9th Street, (off Harrison Street), Kansas City, MO 64106. Did we mention that it is FREE to attend? Come celebrate with us! It's the Barn Players way of saying thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this past year's shows at the Arts Asylum such a resounding success.

Faust Theatre Kicks Off Season with THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Photo Faust Theatre Kicks Off Season with THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Julie Musbach - Sep 25, 2018

Faust Theatre opens their 2018-2019 season with returning favorite - THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, book by Rachel Sheinkin, music & lyrics by William Finn.

CHICAGO Comes to Barn Players for Eight Performances Only! Photo CHICAGO Comes to Barn Players for Eight Performances Only!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 8, 2018

 "C'mon babe! Why don't we paint the town?" Entertainment Weekly calls CHICAGO "Broadway's Most Electrifying Show!" Now for 8-performances only, Thursday, March 1st through Sunday, March 11th, the Barn Players bring this modern musical classic to their new home at downtown's Arts Asylum: 1000 East 9th Street, (off Harrison Street), Kansas City, MO 64106.

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at White Theatre Photo BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at White Theatre
by Alan Portner - Nov 7, 2017

Mel Brooks would be proud of this rendering of his most complete comic piece.

The Barn Players at the Arts Asylum Announce 2018 Main Stage Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 12, 2017

The Barn Players are pleased to announce their 2018 season of award-winning shows, and their director selections who will helm each production.

Theatre in the Park to Open 48th Season with SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The zany antics of Monty Python and the Holy Grail play out in the hysterical musical SPAMALOT, the season opener for Theatre in the Park opening Friday night, June 2.

The Barn Players' SHE LOVES ME Ignites Sparks Between Lonely Hearts
by Julie Musbach - Apr 9, 2017

What happens when young feuding co-workers discover their anonymous romantic pen-pals happen to be one another? Will their mutual disdain continue once they discover the startling truth? Expect melodic fireworks when The Barn Players present the romantic musical comedy 'She Loves Me.'

Sparks Fly Between Lonely Hearts in SHE LOVES ME at the Barn Players
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Barn Players will present the classic romantic musical comedy 'She Loves Me.' What happens when young feuding co-workers in 1930s Budapest discover their anonymous romantic pen-pals happen to be one another? Will their mutual disdain continue once they discover the startling truth? Expect melodic fireworks... and perhaps some vanilla ice cream as well!

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT to Dazzle KC at The Barn Players
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Barn Players will present the Kansas City community theatre premiere of the Broadway musical hit 'Nice Work If You Can Get It,' playing Today, November 4th through Sunday, November 20th, 2016.

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT to Dazzle KC at The Barn Players
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Barn Players will present the Kansas City community theatre premiere of the Broadway musical hit 'Nice Work If You Can Get It,' playing Friday, November 4th through Sunday, November 20th, 2016.

The Barn Players to Present LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL, 2/26-3/13
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 19, 2016

"LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL", is the absolutely hilarious, stage musical, based on the movie and opens the 2016 season at The Barn Players Friday evening, February 26th; it's a fast paced, action packed play with memorable music, peppy dance numbers and so much fun it should be illegal!

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