Teenage cruelty runs rampant in ‘Heathers’
Jun22

Teenage cruelty runs rampant in ‘Heathers’

By Bob Evans Those who like the Winona Rider/Christian Slater dark comedy, Heathers will go corn nuts over Faust Theatre’s new production, “Heathers: The Musical,” darkly funny and resembling the cult classic movie. The new production previewed Thursday, June 21 and officially opens Friday, June 22 at the Arts Asylum’s recently renovated auditorium. The show runs about 2 hours with intermission and features a cast of newcomers to the...

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Tapping feet set rhythmic tone for Gershwin musical
Jun20

Tapping feet set rhythmic tone for Gershwin musical

By Bob Evans The glitzy “Crazy for You,” billed as the new Gershwin musical when it debuted on Broadway years ago. Adapted from the Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney movie, Girl Crazy, the original script dumped and replaced with a new story to create a musical worthy of the Broadway boards. Of course, the singing and acting play major roles in Broadway shows, but the dance in “Crazy for You” moves the show and heightens the enjoyment...

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‘Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude’ opens at The Coterie
Jun19

‘Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude’ opens at The Coterie

By Bob Evans Everyone’s favorite cartoon cat with an attitude, Garfield, with the help of creator Jim Davis and a book by Davis and Michael J. Bobbitt made the leap from page to stage in a musical based on the feline’s unique perspective of life-events as a musical adaptation of one of his lives opened Friday, June 16 at Kansas City’s nationally recognized The Coterie Theatre in Crown Center. Adding music and lyrics by John L....

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James Taylor, Carole King music spells success at QHP
Jun17

James Taylor, Carole King music spells success at QHP

By Bob Evans Baby-Boomer music draws crowds to Quality Hill Playhouse, and the new production, “You’ve Got a Friend” returns as one of the most popular shows in the theater’s history with sensational chart toppers from several celebrated artists. Of course, James Taylor and Carole King’s music stands out in the show, and why not? They burst on the music scene with a string of hits and album successes. Their music stands the test of...

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MTH prepares for upcoming Musical Monday
Jun15

MTH prepares for upcoming Musical Monday

It’s TONY time at Musical Monday & Tuesday at MTH The MTH Theater at Crown Center is pleased to announce casting for the upcoming Musical Monday & Tuesday, June 26 and 27. June’s program features tunes from the 7 musicals nominated for the 2017 “Best Musical” and “Best Revival of a Musical” Tony Award™. Audiences can expect to hear songs from the grounbreaking scores of Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Come From...

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MTH develops new musical of Nelly Don
Jun15

MTH develops new musical of Nelly Don

Nelly Don, The Musical! The Story of KC’s Grande Dame of Fashion Comes to Life in a New Musical at The MTH Theater For immediate release June 15, 2017 Kansas City, MO —The MTH Theater at Crown Center is proud to present a workshop concert reading/singing of the new Kansas City based musicalNelly Don, on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm. This workshop reading is part of MTH’s “Original Musical Incubator” that began in 2016 with the...

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