Teenage cruelty runs rampant in ‘Heathers’
Jun22

Teenage cruelty runs rampant in ‘Heathers’

By Bob Evans Those who like the Winona Rider/Christian Slater dark comedy, Heathers will go corn nuts over Faust Theatre’s new production, “Heathers: The Musical,” darkly funny and resembling the cult classic movie. The new production previewed Thursday, June 21 and officially opens Friday, June 22 at the Arts Asylum’s recently renovated auditorium. The show runs about 2 hours with intermission and features a cast of newcomers to the...

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‘Jersey Boys’ comes to Starlight for Broadway series
Jun20

‘Jersey Boys’ comes to Starlight for Broadway series

THE HITS OF FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS WILL RING   THROUGH THE NIGHT AS JERSEY BOYS PLAYS STARLIGHT THEATRE Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Runs June 27-July 2 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s nearly time for Starlight Theatre audiences to experience the hit musical built around the harmonies and behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Oh, What a Night lies ahead when Jersey Boys transports...

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Kauffman posts rescheduled performance
Jun20

Kauffman posts rescheduled performance

KAUFFMAN CENTER ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED BRANFORD MARSALIS PERFORMANCE DATE **Branford Marsalis Quartet will perform with Kurt Elling on July 31** Kansas City, MO – The Branford Marsalis Quartet and special guest Kurt Elling will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, July 31 in Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The group’s original May 11 performance date was postponed due to weather-related artist travel...

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Tapping feet set rhythmic tone for Gershwin musical
Jun20

Tapping feet set rhythmic tone for Gershwin musical

By Bob Evans The glitzy “Crazy for You,” billed as the new Gershwin musical when it debuted on Broadway years ago. Adapted from the Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney movie, Girl Crazy, the original script dumped and replaced with a new story to create a musical worthy of the Broadway boards. Of course, the singing and acting play major roles in Broadway shows, but the dance in “Crazy for You” moves the show and heightens the enjoyment...

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‘Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude’ opens at The Coterie
Jun19

‘Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude’ opens at The Coterie

By Bob Evans Everyone’s favorite cartoon cat with an attitude, Garfield, with the help of creator Jim Davis and a book by Davis and Michael J. Bobbitt made the leap from page to stage in a musical based on the feline’s unique perspective of life-events as a musical adaptation of one of his lives opened Friday, June 16 at Kansas City’s nationally recognized The Coterie Theatre in Crown Center. Adding music and lyrics by John L....

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