Holiday heart-breaker overflows with love, tenderness
Dec11

Holiday heart-breaker overflows with love, tenderness

By Bob Evans “It’s a Wonderful Life–A Live Radio Play” tugs at the heartstrings–just like the Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed movie version did in the Frank Capra comedy so many years ago. A superb cast brings the celebrated story of George Baily and his struggles to lead a good, honorable life for himself, his family, and the entire town of New Bedford. George finds his plans for his life change because his father’s untimely death, so...

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Christmas offering for MTKC Pro
Dec09

Christmas offering for MTKC Pro

MUSIC THEATRE KANSAS CITY PRESENTS MUSICAL VERSION OF CLASSIC HOLIDAY FILM MTKC Pro brings A Wonderful Life to the stage featuring professional actors and a full on-stage orchestra SHAWNEE, Ks. – Music Theatre Kansas City (MTKC) is well known around town for offering steady, topquality musicals performed by the city’s best youth talent. Last year, MTKC introduced its first paidprofessional production with The Last Five Years and the...

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Unicorn presents comic adaptation of Chekhov play
Dec05

Unicorn presents comic adaptation of Chekhov play

By Bob Evans Known to push the envelope, Kansas City, Missouri’s Unicorn Theatre presents Aaron Posner’s parody of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” but Posner’s play is entitled “Stupid Fucking Bird.” Confused? “Bird” a modern parody of the Russian playwright’s classic tale, takes Chekhov’s standard, cardboard characters mired in self-pity and presents them as comedic characters in a modern setting. As the play develops, the comedy...

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World premiere production brings musical holiday mirth
Dec02

World premiere production brings musical holiday mirth

By Bob Evans When you see the name Friend Dog Studio attached to a script, one can only expect their sharp, creative intellects to twist a story line, add absurdity, humor and satire to fashion an entertaining presentation–in this case, “Milking Christmas,” that opened Dec. 1 at The Living Room Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. Friend Dog Studios (Ben Auxier, Brian Huther, Seth Macchi, with Ryan McCall) premiered their newest...

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Unicorn schedules ‘Chesapeake’
Dec01

Unicorn schedules ‘Chesapeake’

ARTS. POLITICS. DOGS. CHESAPEAKE By Lee Blessing Directed by Cynthia Levin Featuring Katie Karel “He’s more loyal to you than you are to yourself. That is the glory of a dog.” ~ Chesapeake by Lee Blessing In this seriously funny romp, the provocative work of one edgy performance artist comes up against a conservative politician running for the senate. He has a lovable dog; a charming, folksy manner; and a campaign to cut “frivolous...

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