Category: Reviews

Magician amazes audience

Guest Reviewer: Gregory Cantrell Houdini. Blaine. Copperfield. Korso? Tyler Korso is not yet mentioned in the same breath as these famous magicians but one day just may...

‘Superstar’ overwhelms with electricity, charm, creativity, performances

Passionate, powerful, poignant, phenomenal, professional, polished–all partially define “Jesus Christ Superstar, presented by This Happy Breed at Kansas City’s...

Oscar Wilde trials set tone for MET production

The newest production at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre transports the audience back to the 1890s in a London courtroom where writer, poet, and liberal-minded Oscar Wilde...

‘Master Harold” at KCAT play revisits Apartheid

The current production on City Stage, produced by Kansas City Actors Theatre, “Master Harold and the Boys” takes the audience to 1950 in South Africa, and gives a...

‘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...

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