Category: Reviews

‘Fun Home’ rings true with stellar performances

By Dennis Maddux-Phillips, guest reviewer While the citizens of KC are reveling in Chiefs ‘ Fever, the patrons of KCREP have reasons to stand up and cheer for a...

‘Girlfriends’ tells simple story with flair

By Phil Kinen, guest reviewer Spinning Tree’s smashing Kansas City premier production of “Girlfriend” offers a terrific examination of a simple love story mired in...

‘Babel’ generates futuristic dilemma

by Phil Kinen, guest reviewer Who gets to be God when creating a baby?  The mother? Both parents?  The doctor? Perhaps the Stork?   Jacqueline Goldfinger new play,...

‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ awakens inner child in revisited story

By Dennis Maddux-Phillips, Guest Reviewer Introducing a child to a classic novel or the magic of theatre, bestows an unforgettable gift that forever remains remembered...

‘Proof’ proves excellence exists locally

The play centers on Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a now-deceased 50ish professor at the University of Chicago, who is considered a mathematical genius by his peers...

Starlight’s ‘Dixie’s Tupperware Party’ delivers unique entertainment

“Dixie’s Tupperware Party”, currently showing at the Starlight, has a winning recipe for delivering an entertaining evening. While the recipe, obtained through...

JCCC continues with ‘Mrs. Krishnan’s Party’

Posted by Bob Evans Johnson County Community College’s Carlsen Center Presents                                                          ...

‘Miss Saigon’ Exemplifies Iconic Status

Cameron Mackintosh’s touring production of “Miss Saigon”, showing at the KC Music Hall, delivers a first-rate performance of an iconic Broadway musical. From the...

KC Melting Pot’s “For Colored Girls…” Wonderfully Engages

KC Melting Pot Theater’s interpretation of Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf” engages with a fusion of...

Cindy Lou Who explains soiled past in ‘Who’s Holiday’

  Ah, yes, little Cindy Lou Who, famous toddler from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” has grown up, grown older, parted from the Whoville upbringing, led a sordid...

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