Antique story reflects current societal’s ongoing conflicts
Aug17

Antique story reflects current societal’s ongoing conflicts

By Bob Evans A story written in the 1890s with newly added alternative rock music focuses on the human experience as adolescents face oncoming body and mental changes as they mature to young adults in a society where they find themselves unsure and ill-equipped to face their destinies. “Spring Awakening,” produced by Home Grown Theater and performing at one of the smaller venues in the Musical Theater Heritage Theatre at Crown Canter....

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EARTh ends hiatus with new season
Aug16

EARTh ends hiatus with new season

  Dear Friends of EARTh–  It is with great pleasure that we announce that EARTh (Equity Actors’ Readers’ Theatre) is spinning, once again! As you know, over the past several years, EARTh has presented a series of one-night-only, script-in-hand, concert-style readings of some of the most wonderful plays ever written—sadly (to our mind) often under-produced, due to their large casts, big production costs, etc. ...

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Agatha Christie murder-mystery packs ‘em in
Aug15

Agatha Christie murder-mystery packs ‘em in

By Bob Evans The classic whodunit genre never gets better than from the pen of Dame Agatha Christie when at her best, cranking out murder thriller after murder thriller with celebrated titles like, “Witness for the Prosecution,” “The Mousetrap,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “And Then There Were None,” to name just a few of her more than 100 novels. Currently, Kansas City Actors Theatre mounts one of her most celebrated stories and...

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The J hosts local Superstar finals
Aug15

The J hosts local Superstar finals

Diverse group of singers highlight Aug. 27 KC SuperStar Finals; Fan Room Tickets available for singing competition Broadway star Megan Hilty to host event   The countdown is on for the finals for 2017 KC SuperStar, the high school singing competition where one lucky student will win a $10,000 scholarship! Ten area high school students were chosen as finalists earlier this summer for the singing competition sponsored by The Jewish...

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George Gershwin music draws large opening for MTH
Aug14

George Gershwin music draws large opening for MTH

By Bob Evans Even though George Gershwin died of a brain tumor at the age of 38, the musical legacy he left lives on because his classic musical standards remain part of The Great American Songbook and continue to entertain American audiences through film, concerts, Broadway shows, and other events. Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center opened its newest production on Saturday night, August 12 to a large crowd who deservedly served...

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