Category: Reviews

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ excels with explosive cast in full, shocking version

Forget what you know about Tennessee Williams’ landmark play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” and book tickets now for the KC Rep production that opened Friday, Sept. 13....

Chestnut opener sets quality tone for season

Most theatres build their season toward a mega=climax, season-ending production, but The Chestnut Fine Arts bucks that trend, opening with a musical extravaganza of...

Social issues, music, drugs, nudity, sex keep ‘Hair’ current

Just give Padgett Productions a small performance space and a large musical production and watch theatre magic occur as big musicals in intimate spaces put the audience...

‘Who’s Your Baghdaddy?’ pokes fun at flawed theory with consequences

Leave it to The Unicorn to find quirky, inspirational, new-to-Kansas City plays that leave patrons seeing their world with new perspectives and inspired chatter....

‘DNR’ examines terminal perspectives

How precious is life when one is alone and reflecting on past situations and forecasting an unknown future? How will life end? What does it entail? Will death be the...

‘Bright Star’ dazzles with story, music, performances

The newest production at Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA), “Bright Star” outshines all previous productions and sets a new, higher standard for all Kansas...

‘Mamma Mia!’ packs opening night for Barn Players

Abba fans get an added bonus when attending “Mamma Mia!” at the Barn’s newest production–they get an Abba concert with a funny, but illegitimate story-line to...

Dysfunction in Texas brings big belly laughs

Mamma died and the family gathers to fight over whether or not to bury her in her mink stole, you know, the kind with glass eyes and the mouth is the clip. Sweltering...

Spinning Tree offers new perspective on sensitive topic

A breakout performance; a lively, fresh, inter-active play; a new venue; and a sensitive look at those affected by suicide create a new dimension in theatre while...

Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ illustrates women’s status

Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 play, “A Doll’s House” displays the conditions of women in Norway whose status certainly lagged far behind that of their husband,...

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