BWW Review: Heartbreaking Yet Hopeful, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at SCTBWW Review: Heartbreaking Yet Hopeful, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at SCT
by Jay Irwin - Apr 7, 2019

Sit in a crowded attic room, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You never get to go outside, and during the day you can't make any noise. If you do, monstrous people will find you can take you away to be killed simply because you're different from them. Do this for two years. Now, one last thing, have a positive attitude the entire time. Such is the ordeal Anne Frank, a 13-year-old girl, her family and others had to endure during the German occupation of Amsterdam between 1942 and 1944 and, of course, the subject of one of the most famous accounts during World War II, "The Diary of Anne Frank", currently being presented in play form at Seattle Children's Theatre. But beyond the lovely performances and impactful presentation, hopefully viewers will come away realizing how fortunate we are for the freedoms we still have and how important it is to look out for those that are being marginalized. (more...)

Kansas City Actors Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Staff for Shakespeare's KING LEARKansas City Actors Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Staff for Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Kansas City Actors Theatre has completed casting and started rehearsals for William Shakespeare's King Lear, a co-production with the UMKC Theatre Department. This is the third show of Kansas City Actors Theatre's thirteenth season, which will run from October 13th to the 22nd in the Spencer Theater on UMKC's campus. The production is being directed by Ryan Artzberger and will feature Theodore Swetz, Mark Robbins, Logan Black, Peggy Friesen, Heather Michele Lawler, Amy Billroth-MacLurg, Chelsea Kinser, Ken Sandberg, Duncan McIntyre, Jason Francescon, Freddy Acevedo, Charlie Spillers, Khalif Gillett, Jay Love, Joshua Woodall, and Jack Kneessy. The production will also feature the artistic efforts of Mark Exline (scenic designer), Caroline Allander, (costume designer), Shannon Barondeau (lighting designer), and Zach Pierson (composer). (more...)

UMKC Theatre Announces 2017-18 SeasonUMKC Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Known for high-quality productions and successful collaborations with Kansas City and nationwide theatre companies, and ranked by Hollywood Reporter as having the #17 best graduate acting program in the English-speaking world, UMKC Theatre announces its 2017-18 season. (more...)

NNPN Rolling World Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE to Play Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of How to Use a Knife opening January 19, 2017 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through February 12, 2017, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director. (more...)

NNPN Rolling World Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE to Play Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of How to Use a Knife opening January 19, 2017 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through February 12, 2017, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director. (more...)

Indiana Rep to Stage THE THREE MUSKETEERS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) theatre-goers might be delighted to find musketeers off the stage and dueling in front of the historic building for the opening night celebration of The Three Musketeers, which runs September 20 through October 15 on the OneAmerica Mainstage. (more...)

Indiana Rep to Stage THE THREE MUSKETEERS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) theatre-goers might be delighted to find musketeers off the stage and dueling in front of the historic building for the opening night celebration of The Three Musketeers, which runs September 20 through October 15 on the OneAmerica Mainstage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ryan Artzberger, Paula Hopkins, Tim Grimm & More in Indiana Repertory Theatre's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Indianapolis-Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird comes to life on the Indiana Repertory Theatre's (IRT) OneAmerica Mainstage on January 29 through February 28. The production follows the Finch siblings as they learn about the realities of a divided world through the eyes of a much older Scout, seen narrating throughout the play. (more...)

Photo Flash: Phoenix Theatre's THIS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2011

The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the Midwest Premiere of This, by Melissa James Gibson, opening Thursday, March 31, 2011 on the Phoenix Mainstage and playing through Sunday, April 24, 2011. (more...)

REASONS TO BE PRETTY Ends At The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2010

The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the Midwest Premiere of Neil LaBute's bristling comedy Reasons to be Pretty. The play starts Thursday, July 8 and runs through August 1, 2010 on the Mainstage at the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis. The production is sponsored by Indianapolis Power & Light Company. (more...)

REASONS TO BE PRETTY Plays The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis 7/8-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2010

The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the Midwest Premiere of Neil LaBute's bristling comedy Reasons to be Pretty. The play starts Thursday, July 8 and runs through August 1, 2010 on the Mainstage at the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis. The production is sponsored by Indianapolis Power & Light Company. (more...)

Photo Flash: Phoenix Presents REASONS TO BE PRETTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2010

Reasons to be Pretty, the Tony-nominated comedy from Neil LaBute, will open July 8th on the Phoenix Theatre Mainstage and run through August 1, 2010. (more...)

Photo Flash: REASONS TO BE PRETTY At The Phoenix Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2010

The Phoenix Theatre was founded in 1983 by a group of Indianapolis theatre artists who wanted to produce contemporary plays as well as to pay the theatre's artists, a goal that was achieved a few years down the road. (more...)

REASONS TO BE PRETTY Plays The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis 7/8-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2010

The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the Midwest Premiere of Neil LaBute's bristling comedy Reasons to be Pretty. The play starts Thursday, July 8 and runs through August 1, 2010 on the Mainstage at the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis. The production is sponsored by Indianapolis Power & Light Company. (more...)

REASONS TO BE PRETTY Extends Again At The Studio Theatre Thru May 30
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2010

A critical sensation! Not to be missed! Due to overwhelming demand, The Studio Theatre is pleased to announce the further extension of Neil LaBute's -volcanic. Reasons to Be Pretty! The show has been extended for the 3rd time and is now playing through May 30! (more...)

REASONS TO BE PRETTY Extends Again At The Studio Theatre Thru May 30
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2010

A critical sensation! Not to be missed! Due to overwhelming demand, The Studio Theatre is pleased to announce the further extension of Neil LaBute's -volcanic. Reasons to Be Pretty! The show has been extended for the 3rd time and is now playing through May 30! (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Co Extends THE ARABIAN NIGHTS For A Second Time Thru 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2009

Due to record-breaking box office demand, Lookingglass Theatre Company extends The Arabian Nights for a second time. The smash hit production must close August 30, 2009. The Lookingglass Original, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman, is now playing at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Company Extends THE ARABIAN NIGHTS Through 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2009

Due to record-breaking box office demand, Lookingglass Theatre Company extends The Arabian Nights through August 9, 2009. The Lookingglass Original, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman, is now playing at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Co Extends THE ARABIAN NIGHTS For A Second Time Thru 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2009

Due to record-breaking box office demand, Lookingglass Theatre Company extends The Arabian Nights for a second time. The smash hit production must close August 30, 2009. The Lookingglass Original, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman, is now playing at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Company Extends THE ARABIAN NIGHTS Through 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2009

Due to record-breaking box office demand, Lookingglass Theatre Company extends The Arabian Nights through August 9, 2009. The Lookingglass Original, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman, is now playing at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

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