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KCRep to Present Virtual Gala 2021 May 13 Photo KCRep to Present Virtual Gala 2021 May 13
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 30, 2021

Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced its 2021 virtual gala to be held Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m. The celebration will shine a spotlight on the impact that the pandemic has had and underscore KCRep's ability to produce new and inspiring work during the past year.

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN at Musical Theater Heritage Photo BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Sep 1, 2020

Fans of Musical Theater Heritage are in for a treat with a new, locally conceived and performed streaming remembrance revue featuring the iconic music of a?oeRodgers and Hammerstein.a?? This MTH production uses parts of the finished scenic design from the Covid cancelled production of a?oeCarousela?? originally scheduled for last spring. It is excellently videoed and sound engineered on the internet Vimeo platform.

BWW Review: FUN HOME at Kansas City Repertory Theatre Photo BWW Review: FUN HOME at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - Feb 3, 2020

FUN HOME (the musical) is, according to KC Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Stuart Carden, a?oethe most important new musical theater piecea?oe of the last decade. 2015 American Theatre Wing voters agreed by rewarding FUN HOME with Tony awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Lead Actor, and Best Director.

FUN HOME is Up Next for Kansas City Repertory Theatre Photo FUN HOME is Up Next for Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 13, 2019

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2019/20 season with FUN HOME. Fun Home is the winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Inspired by Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic novel, this relatable and moving story has Alison reliving her upbringing with her brilliant and volatile father-a man whose own secrets defined the family-while discovering her sexuality. It's a journey marked by honesty and humor and filled with memorable songs.

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Musical Theater Heritage Photo BWW Review: RAGTIME at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Oct 13, 2019

a?oeRagtimea?? at Musical Theatre Heritage is more than just a great show. It has harnessed extraordinary power to move its audience and remind us of the idea that is America.

RAGTIME Comes to Crown Center Photo RAGTIME Comes to Crown Center
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2019

MTH Theater at Crown Center has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Ragtime. Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime is the Tony Award-winning musical with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and book by Terrence McNally.

BWW Feature: KANSAS CITY OFFERS SPECIAL GIFTS FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE ON VALENTINE'S Photo BWW Feature: KANSAS CITY OFFERS SPECIAL GIFTS FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE ON VALENTINE'S DAY
by Steve Wilson - Feb 5, 2019

Valentine's Day is just over a week away, and it's time to make plans for that special someone. A box of chocolates can make a good gift, but not very creative. You can send an expensive dozen roses, but after a few days they wilt and become are thrown away. Or you can give a gift that instead of becoming trash becomes a wonderful memory, tickets to live theatre.

BWW Review: RETURN TO THE PAST WITH SONGBOOK OF THE 40S AT QUALITY HILL PLAYHOUSE at  Photo BWW Review: RETURN TO THE PAST WITH SONGBOOK OF THE 40S AT QUALITY HILL PLAYHOUSE at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Steve Wilson - Jan 24, 2019

An uplifting, toe-tapping, amusing winter relief continues at Quality Hill Playhouse with SONGBOOK OF THE 40S, the second installment of their Broadway And All That Jazz 2018-2019 season. A nation engulfed with war took comfort in songs from Broadway musicals, to big bands, to just feel good songs. Poet Rod McKuen once said, "1939 was a terrible time for the world, but it was a glorious time for songs and fighter pilots."

Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Up Next FOR KCRep Photo Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Up Next FOR KCRep
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 25, 2018

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2018/19 season with a 38-year holiday tradition, Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, running November 16 through December 30 at Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus.

Review Roundup: Corey Cott in the New Musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER in Kansas City Photo Review Roundup: Corey Cott in the New Musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER in Kansas City
by Alan Henry - Sep 17, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Kansas City Repertory Theatre first show of its 20182019 season - the World Premiere musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, now on stage through September 30, 2018. Check out the photos below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at Kansas City Rep Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at Kansas City Rep
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Kansas City Repertory Theatre first show of its 20182019 season - the World Premiere musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, now on stage through September 30, 2018. Check out video of the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: First Look At Corey Cott in the New Musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER in Kansa Photo Photo Flash: First Look At Corey Cott in the New Musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER in Kansas City
by Alan Henry - Sep 17, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Kansas City Repertory Theatre first show of its 20182019 season - the World Premiere musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, now on stage through September 30, 2018. Check out the photos below!

BWW Review: LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at Kansas City Repertory Theatre Photo BWW Review: LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - Sep 15, 2018

The Spencer Theater, KC Rep audience roared its approval at the world-premiere, musical production of Steve Kruger's 1998 novel 'Last Days Of Summer.'   In collaboration with Composer Jason Howland and Director Jeff Calhoun, Kruger's new play takes its first full scale step toward a hoped for long run on the Great White Way

VIDEO: Corey Cott & More Star in New Musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at Kansas City Rep Photo VIDEO: Corey Cott & More Star in New Musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at Kansas City Rep
by Alan Henry - Sep 14, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Kansas City Repertory Theatre first show of its 20182019 season - the World Premiere musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, now on stage through September 30, 2018.

KCRep Kicks Off Season with World Premiere Musical Photo KCRep Kicks Off Season with World Premiere Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Kansas City Repertory Theatre launches its 2018/2019 season with the World Premiere musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, September 7 - 30, 2018.  LAST DAYS is based on the book by author Steve Kluger, who also wrote the book and lyrics for this production. LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features music by Grammy winner Jason Howland, is directed and choreographed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's NEWSIES, KCRep's BETWEEN THE LINES), and is produced by special arrangement with Daryl Roth (Broadway's KINKY BOOTS and INDECENT, KCRep's BETWEEN THE LINES).  

Corey Cott to Star in New Musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at Kansas City Rep Photo Corey Cott to Star in New Musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at Kansas City Rep
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 2, 2018

Kansas City Repertory Theatre launches its 2018/2019 season with the World Premiere musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, September 7 - 30, 2018. 

KCRep Kicks Off Season with World Premiere Musical Photo KCRep Kicks Off Season with World Premiere Musical
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 1, 2018

Kansas City Repertory Theatre launches its 2018/2019 season with the World Premiere musical, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, September 7 - 30, 2018.  LAST DAYS is based on the book by author Steve Kluger, who also wrote the book and lyrics for this production. LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features music by Grammy winner Jason Howland, is directed and choreographed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's NEWSIES, KCRep's BETWEEN THE LINES), and is produced by special arrangement with Daryl Roth (Broadway's KINKY BOOTS and INDECENT, KCRep's BETWEEN THE LINES).  

BWW Review: SINATRA'S SONGWRITER at Quality Hill Playhouse Photo BWW Review: SINATRA'S SONGWRITER at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Alan Portner - Jun 12, 2018

J. Kent Barnhart's Quality Hill Playhouse trots out another of his patented cabaret style revues, "Sinatra's Songwriter."  This revue celebrates Sammy Cahn, the longtime lyricist and songwriter for legendary crooner Frank Sinatra.  If the well loved music of the long Sammy Cahn-Frank Sinatra collaboration pings at your heartstrings, then this cabaret show is for you.

KCRep Hosts The Box Truck Barber At KSHB Tomorrow To Raise Awareness And Funds For AI Photo KCRep Hosts The Box Truck Barber At KSHB Tomorrow To Raise Awareness And Funds For AIDS Walk!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 3, 2018

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.

VIDEO: Watch a Trailer for Kansas City Rep's SWEENEY TODD Photo VIDEO: Watch a Trailer for Kansas City Rep's SWEENEY TODD
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2018

Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director, Eric Rosen, today announced the cast for SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET which closes the 2017/2018 mainstage season at KCRep. SWEENEY TODD runs March 23 - April 15 at the Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus and will be directed by Rosen.

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