Category: Reviews

Christmas feel-good classic snares emotions

By Bob Evans For a fantastic Christmas seasonal show, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre presents “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” by Joe Landy, that sets the...

Expanded, re-imagined ‘Milking Christmas’ delights

By Bob Evans Friend Dog Studios (Ben Auxier, Brian Huther, Seth Macchi), locally known for their off-beat humor in Kansas City (and now producing in Chicago) along with...

Holiday story promotes modern situations

By Bob Evans KC Melting Pot Theatre focuses on local talent in plays written by local playwrights, and Harvey Williams’ “On Shoulders Now” goes one step further by...

Teen soccer team faces adult trials

By Bob Evans As expected, KC’s Unicorn Theatre finds appropriate new plays for local audiences, and with “The Wolves” by Sarah Delappe, a teen soccer team faced...

Quality Hill continues Christmas program

By Bob Evans Christmas fills the air, the mind, the theatres, the restaurants, the stores, and likewise, Quality Hill Playhouse as their annual “Christmas in Song”...

Junie B. Jones learns spirit of giving

By Bob Evans Christmas vacation comes in a week as first grader, Junie B. Jones stresses over the Christmas sing-a-long and a Secret Santa gift exchange among her...

Annual ‘A Christmas Carol’ opens to sold out crowd

By Bob Evans Nothing says “Christmas” like the lighting of the Plaza lights on Thanksgiving night, but nearby, the KC Rep continues its own annual celebration with...

Austen classic draws robust OCTA crowd

By Bob Evans Olathe Civic Theatre Association just ended a successful run of the Jane Austen classic, “Sense and Sensibility,” an early 1800s comedy about the...

Unlocked potential spurs rock success

By Bob Evans Pressure to succeed puts locks on a group of students until their creativity and worth take an unexpected turn for the better when an “accidental”...

Family 20 year saga plays out in 9 hours of theatre

By Bob Evans Watch 20 years of family struggles and laughter play out in front of you when you attend all three parts of the current productions at Metropolitan Ensemble...

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