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BWW Review: GOLDEN: MTWICHITA AT 50 at Music Theatre Wichita, Century II PAC, Convent Photo BWW Review: GOLDEN: MTWICHITA AT 50 at Music Theatre Wichita, Century II PAC, Convention Hall
by Paula Makar - Aug 29, 2021

How lucky are we in Wichita to have such a wonderful theatre community?! Better still, how lucky are we to have such a gem like Music Theatre Wichita? Producing Director Wayne Bryan and his cohort of Wichita Favorites paid homage to the city that has supported MTW for the past 50 years by showering them with some of the amazing talent that has graced the Concert Hall stage. Talent that was nurtured by Wayne and the MTW organization; talent that cut their baby teeth and grew up on the Concert Hall stage.

Road To Reopening: How MT Wichita Responded To The Pandemic, Kansas Weather, & More! Photo Road To Reopening: How MT Wichita Responded To The Pandemic, Kansas Weather, & More!
by Alan Henry - Jul 1, 2021

BroadwayWorld is checking in with theaters around the country as they prepare to reopen this summer. Next in our series we check in with MT Wichita's Managing Director Angela Cassette and Artistic Director Brian J. Marcum.

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE in Concert Will Be Performed at Music Theatre Wichita This Month Photo SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE in Concert Will Be Performed at Music Theatre Wichita This Month
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2021

This fast-moving concert features songs written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who created hit tunes for some of the greatest recording artists of the era.

VIDEO: Regional Spotlight Shines on Music Theatre Wichita on STARS IN THE HOUSE Photo VIDEO: Regional Spotlight Shines on Music Theatre Wichita on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 22, 2020

Stars in the House continues today (2pm) for Regional Theatre Spotlight On: Music Theatre Wichita - Wichita, KS.  Host Wayne Bryan is joined by Paula Leggett Chase, Vincent Corazza, Thomas W. Douglas, Kim Huber, Damon Kirsche, Brian J. Marcum, Karen Robu and Thom Sesma. 

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: August 22-23- with Terrence Mann, Andrea Martin and Mor Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: August 22-23- with Terrence Mann, Andrea Martin and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 22, 2020

Today (August 22-23) in live streaming: Rachel Bay Jones sings with Seth Rudetsky, the Pippin cast reunites on Stars in the House, and so much more!

Pittsburgh Festival Opera Announces UNSTAGED: Pandemic Season Festival Photo Pittsburgh Festival Opera Announces UNSTAGED: Pandemic Season Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2020

Pittsburgh Festival Opera, under the artistic direction of acclaimed Mezzo Soprano Marianne Cornetti, got creative and reimagined a season that combines classic arias, innovative interviews and the fresh faces of opera's future performing wildly original works.

BWW PREVIEW: 2020 Summer Stages Regional Theatre Opportunities Photo BWW PREVIEW: 2020 Summer Stages Regional Theatre Opportunities
by Jessica Vanek - Jan 17, 2020

Jess here. Happy 2020! And just like that, we've turned the page to not only a new year, but to a new decade. Now begins an advanced semester of classes, spring audition prep and... Summer Stage Theatre season announcements!

BWW Review: CHICAGO at Music Theatre Wichita, A Dazzling Production Photo BWW Review: CHICAGO at Music Theatre Wichita, A Dazzling Production
by Craig Richardson - Jul 30, 2019

'Welcome. Ladies and Gentlemen, you are about to see a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery-all those things we all hold near and dear to our hearts. Thank you.'

Music Theatre Wichita Announces Cast of IN THE HEIGHTS Photo Music Theatre Wichita Announces Cast of IN THE HEIGHTS
by Julie Musbach - Jul 26, 2019

Music Theatre Wichita concludes its 2019 Season with In the Heights August 7-11, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical which introduced Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to Broadway. With book written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, the high-energy story unfolds during a tumultuous three-day period which dramatically affects the residents of a close-knit Washington Heights neighborhood.

Grasan Kingsberry Leads Music Theater Of Wichita's IN THE HEIGHTS Photo Grasan Kingsberry Leads Music Theater Of Wichita's IN THE HEIGHTS
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 23, 2019

Music Theatre of Wichita will present Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical IN THE HEIGHTS August 7th- August 11th, 2019.

Photo Flash: First Look at Clyde Alves, Julie Eicher, Ben Fankhauser, and More in AN  Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Clyde Alves, Julie Eicher, Ben Fankhauser, and More in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in Wichita
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2019

Music Theatre Wichita has continued its 2019 Season with a colorfully re-imagined production of the 2015 Broadway success An American in Paris. With direction and all-new choreography by Jeffry Denman, the large cast is headed by Clyde Alves (On the Town, Nice Work if You Can Get It), Julie Eicher (Miss Saigon and Phantom National Tours), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies, Beautiful), Rachel Rhodes-Devey (South Pacific National Tour), and Johnny Stellard (Anastasia, Evita).

 Photo Flash: First Look at MTWichita's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Photo Photo Flash: First Look at MTWichita's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by A.A. Cristi - 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. 

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Music Theatre Wichita, A thought-provoking musical  Photo BWW 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.

Music Theatre Wichita Announces Creative Teams For 2019 Season Photo Music Theatre Wichita Announces Creative Teams For 2019 Season
by A.A. Cristi - 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.

BWW BLOG: 2019 Summer Stock Regional Theatre Opportunities Photo BWW BLOG: 2019 Summer Stock Regional Theatre Opportunities
by Jessica Vanek - Jan 6, 2019

BWW BLOG: 2019 Summer Stock Regional Theatre Opportunities

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Music Theatre Wichita Photo BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Music Theatre Wichita
by Paula Makar - Aug 13, 2018

I had the pleasure of seeing The Little Mermaid in the MTW 2011 Season, so I was really looking forward to seeing it again this season. I must say, it did not disappoint. With all the brilliant singing, colorful costumes and sets, and spritely choreography, The Little Mermaid is a perfect season finale!

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LITTLE MERMAID at Music Theatre Wichita Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE LITTLE MERMAID at Music Theatre Wichita
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 7, 2018

Music Theatre Wichita concludes its 2018 Season with the return of Disney's "The Little Mermaid," directed and choreographed by Linda Goodrich, with musical direction by Thomas W. Douglas. The 60-member cast includes Broadway veterans working alongside some of the nation's most promising new talent, all showcased in an brand-new staging, featuring imaginative sets and costumes inspired by the classic Disney film. In 2011, Music Theatre Wichita was one of the first three theatres in the country to receive permission from the Disney Company to produce this title following its Broadway run, and the new edition marks the local premiere of the newly revised script and score. "The Little Mermaid" runs for ten performances, August 8-18 at the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, Kansas.

BWW TV: THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims Into Music Theatre Wichita Photo BWW TV: THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims Into Music Theatre Wichita
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2018

Music Theatre Wichita concludes its 2018 Season with the return of Disney's "The Little Mermaid," directed and choreographed by Linda Goodrich, with musical direction by Thomas W. Douglas. The 60-member cast includes Broadway veterans working alongside some of the nation's most promising new talent, all showcased in an brand-new staging, featuring imaginative sets and costumes inspired by the classic Disney film. In 2011, Music Theatre Wichita was one of the first three theatres in the country to receive permission from the Disney Company to produce this title following its Broadway run, and the new edition marks the local premiere of the newly revised script and score. "The Little Mermaid" runs for ten performances, August 8-18 at the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, Kansas.

BWW Review: PIPPIN at Music Theatre Wichita Photo BWW Review: PIPPIN at Music Theatre Wichita
by Paula Makar - Jul 27, 2018

Everything old is new again. This iteration of Pippin, masterfully directed and choreographed by Al Blackstone, has one foot in the original 1972 Bob Fosse version and the other foot in the 2013 Diane Paulus 'Cirque' Revival.

Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita Presents PIPPIN Photo Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita Presents PIPPIN
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2018

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 2018 Season with one of the first regional productions of the newly revised Pippin, reflecting the changes composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz and librettist Roger O. Hirson introduced in the 2013 Broadway revival. Directed and choreographed by Emmy-nominated Al Blackstone ("So You Think You Can Dance"), the lavish production features a 32-member cast in an all-new staging. The fourth of five self-produced musicals in MTWichita's 2018 season, the run continues through July 29. Disney's The Little Mermaid will conclude the season August 8-18.

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