Category: Reviews

Barn’s ‘Curious Incident’ weaves intriguing tale

Get ready to explore the interesting insights and brainiac powers of an Autistic mind in a flawed socitey that is nearly oblivious to the world around them with the...

New troupe brings ‘Gulp’ to stage

It’s the “C” word. It’s the dreaded, feared word and diagnosis that used to mean impending pain and death. But that was then, and now, it’s still one of the...

Chestnut show recalls Catholic elementary years

Ah, yes. Catholic school in the 1950s and even before meant strict nuns teaching classes, morals and values included in the lessons, rigid curriculums, and to those...

Quality Hill continues Broadway & Jazz series

What a challenge J. Kent Barnhart undertook when he announced this season’s focus on Broadway’s decades and American Jazz histrionics. The current production meant...

‘Frida’ lives through New Works play by KC Rep

Step into the character of famous painter Frida Kahlo as Vanessa Severo examines the famous artist’s life and take the audience inside Kahlo’s life as she explores...

‘Unreliable’ scores with New Works production at KC Rep

For those old enough to remember or have seen the 1962 film, The Manchurian Candidate, the KC Rep production of “Unreliable” brings a chilling reality to audiences...

Immersive style propels ‘Mamma Mia!’ to higher vistas

Take the plunge into the party of the year as Padgett Productions presents a uniquely-staged “Mamma Mia!” with a vibrant cast of performers guaranteed to...

MFA students excel in French farce finale

To culminate their three year MFA program, esteemed UMKC professor Theodore Swetz, selected a French farce to provide his graduate students an opportunity to explore a...

‘Lefty and Crabbe’ encores at Living Room with added music, scenes

It’s back again: “The Ballad of Lefty and Crabbe” returns to The Living Room for a third time as each revisited writing adds more songs, more laughs, and polishes...

‘Bond’ electrifies audiences with heart and soul

Powerful, funny, dramatic, heart-wrenching, and heart-warming, “Bond” captures the audience in the first three seconds and holds them hypnotized throughout the...

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