‘Young Frankenstein’ opens at White Theatre at the J
Oct31

‘Young Frankenstein’ opens at White Theatre at the J

Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” opens 2017-18 season of The White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center   The 13th season of the White Theatre, produced by The Jewish Community Center’s Arts + Culture Department, opens Saturday evening, Nov. 3 with Mel Brooks musical, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. This hilarious musical is based on the classic Frankenstein story and adapted from the film, with Brooks comedic twist infused throughout....

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Olathe Civic Theatre Association produces ‘Anne of Green Gables’
Oct31

Olathe Civic Theatre Association produces ‘Anne of Green Gables’

Classic Family Story Runs November 3-19   Olathe, KS (October 27, 2017) – Up next at Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) is the poignant and funny tale of Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables. This play, an adaptation by Joseph Robinette of the beloved novel by L.M. Montgomery, will delight audiences of all ages November 3 through November 19.   This timeless story of the plucky Canadian orphan, Anne, depicts how she forges a...

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Cross dressing ignites firestorm in Harvey Fierstein’s drama of gender identity
Oct30

Cross dressing ignites firestorm in Harvey Fierstein’s drama of gender identity

By Bob Evans Stunning performances and a gender-bending story shocker propel Harvey Fierstein’s comedy/drama play, “Casa Valentina” to soaring heights as he explores lives of men who frequent a Catskill resort known for hosting straight men who escape their traditional confines, dress up in women’s attire, and unleash their inner goddesses for secluded weekends amongst friends and other cross dressers. “Casa Valentina,” presented by...

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‘Chainsaw’ brings Halloween fun to sharper edge
Oct27

‘Chainsaw’ brings Halloween fun to sharper edge

By Bob Evans What could be a better way to spend a cool October night (or early November night) than watching a Halloween slasher movie? But, even better yet, go see it live with music an over the top cast of locals who are guaranteed to make you laugh–a lot–while you swill beer and enjoy Forrest Attaway’s demented musical, “Chainsaw,” now playing at Kansas City’s Arts Asylum. Attaway crafted the piece, complete with music and...

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MET establishes Irish pub atmosphere for ‘The Weir’
Oct24

MET establishes Irish pub atmosphere for ‘The Weir’

By Bob Evans For a unique KC theatre experience, midtown’s Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre transformed its lobby area into an Irish pub setting with round tables, a program that on first glance looks like a bar menu, a bartender to take pre-show drink orders, a friendly host to seat patrons, and an intimate setting that puts the audience inside the actual play, “TheWeir.” The Weir, the name of the bar, comes from an old photo hanging on...

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