‘Fun Home’ tells of family struggles with LGBT issues
May31

‘Fun Home’ tells of family struggles with LGBT issues

By Bob Evans The title of the show and TV commercials definitely mislead an unsuspecting public about the story that “Fun Home” brings to the stage in the current production that opened May 30 at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. “Fun Home” deals with homosexuality and the devastation it caused in a family in Pennsylvania in or around the 1970s. The subject of homosexuality, bisexuality, lesbianism were not dining room...

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Fringe original show develops to full-blown musical comedy
May30

Fringe original show develops to full-blown musical comedy

By Bob Evans “The Ballad of Lefty and Crabbe” written by the tremendous trio, Ben Auxier, Brian Huther, and Seth Macchi, debuted at the KC Fringe Festival two years ago to sold out audiences as a 90-minute one-act, but after revision, additional characters and a new concept, the show guarantees roll in the aisle laughs, fun music, and the kind of zany comedy Kansas City audiences expect from the playwrights. Guaranteed to...

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Words matter in quirky ‘Realistic Joneses’
May30

Words matter in quirky ‘Realistic Joneses’

By Bob Evans When stricken by a strange, rare, fatal disease, words matter–especially when words and communication seem to one of the symptoms as the disease overtakes its victims–and leads them unknowingly to their doom. Kansas City Actors Theatre opened their newest production, “The Realistic Joneses” by Will Eno, on May 26 on City Stage on the lower level of Kansas City’s historic Union Station, to an enthusiastic audience response...

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Symphony celebrates 15 years at Union Station
May27

Symphony celebrates 15 years at Union Station

Kansas City Symphony Welcomes Special Guest Patti Austin to 15th Annual Bank of America Celebration at the Station Kansas City Symphony has announced Grammy® Award-winning vocalist Patti Austin will debut as special guest and host for the 15th annual Bank of America Celebration at the Station on Sunday, May 28, held at Union Station. As the largest FREE Memorial Day weekend event in the Midwest, with around 50,000 people expected to...

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Starlight’s Blue Star Award winners
May26

Starlight’s Blue Star Award winners

2017 BLUE STAR AWARDS WINNERS HONORED AT STARLIGHT THEATRE Area high school musical theatre students receive awards in 22 categories at 15th Anniversary Blue Star Awards Ceremony KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the 15th consecutive year, Starlight Theatre has publicly applauded the outstanding achievements and talents of local high school musical theatre students. Last night’s 2017 Blue Star Awards Ceremony gave hundreds of area teens an...

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