Category: Reviews

‘Mormon’ returns to packed houses with outstanding talents

By Bob Evans “The Book of Mormon” returned to Kansas City’s Music Hall for a third time as American Theatre Guild hosts the Sabates Broadway Series...

Cindy Lou Who confronts sordid past in ‘Who’s Holiday’

By Bob Evans Ah, yes, little Cindy Lou Who, famous toddler from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” has grown up, grown older, parted from the Whoville upbringing, and...

KC Rep honors female playwrites, characters

KANSAS CITY REPERTORY THEATRE LAUNCHES ‘GIRL POWER’ CAMPAIGN  CELEBRATING STRONG, POWERFUL WOMEN EVERYWHERE Second Half of Season Features Five Plays All Written by...

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...

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