Junie B. returns to Theatre for Young America
Feb20

Junie B. returns to Theatre for Young America

By Bob Evans Better get tickets fast with Junie B. entertaining audiences on City Stage of Union Station at Theatre for Young America in the current show “Junie B. Is Not a Crook.” For with most persons with younger elementary students, they know of the charming kindergartner, Junie B. Jones. What everyone might not know, Theatre for Young America uses adult, professional actors to bring her story to life in the most delightful,...

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New Kauffman Center announcement
Feb19

New Kauffman Center announcement

TWO PERFORMANCES ANNOUNCED IN THE 2018-2019 KAUFFMAN CENTER PRESENTS SERIES Hip-hop violin/viola duo Black Violin returns to the Kauffman Center on October 3 Vocal ensemble Chanticleer performs in Helzberg Hall on October 24 Kansas City, MO – Today, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts announced two performances in the 2018-2019 Kauffman Center Presents series. Black Violin – a duo that combines hip-hop and classical music...

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Biting sarcasm fuels Black Rep’s ‘Colored Museum’
Feb17

Biting sarcasm fuels Black Rep’s ‘Colored Museum’

By Bob Evans All aboard the Celebrity air ship and buckle your shackles. Yep, that’s the way “The Colored Museum,” the current production of The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City begins. The head hostess/stewardess of Celebrity welcomes guests as the ship embarks on its trip to America, but along the way, the ship undergoes a black hole, a time-warp, of a sense, and touches on the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, all wars after...

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OCTA musical focuses on hope, self-esteem
Feb12

OCTA musical focuses on hope, self-esteem

By Bob Evans A story of faith, self-esteem, hopes, and mis-guided expectations characterize the musical-drama, “Violet,” now playing at Olathe Civic Theatre Association through Feb. 25. Harsh and cold weather during opening weekend quelled the normal audience support for OCTA musicals, but with more temperate conditions, expect sold out performances. With a cast of dynamic performers, expect chilling vocal performances and strong...

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‘Spelling Bee’ at The J elicits laughs with charm
Feb05

‘Spelling Bee’ at The J elicits laughs with charm

By Bob Evans Fun and laughs await those who attend the Tony-Award-Winning musical comedy, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” currently playing weekends at The White Theater of The Jewish Community Center of Kansas City. The fun show, that features audience participation, focuses on six diverse, awkward students engaged in the finals of the county spelling contest. All have won previous contests at their schools and have now...

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KC Rep production creates modern motif for ‘Dog in Night-time’
Feb04

KC Rep production creates modern motif for ‘Dog in Night-time’

By Bob Evans As expected, the Kansas City Rep re-crafts plays to give audiences a fresh look and new perspectives for the mounted productions as is the case with “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” by Mark Haddon. Artistic director, Eric Rosen, confirmed that he wants the Rep to develop young talent and provide sturdy structure for them to express themselves and grow. As such, he passed his directorial duties to...

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