Category: Reviews

Ebenezer Scrooge bestows Christmas joy at KC Rep

A season-welcoming holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol” renews Kansas City’s love for Charles Dickens’ most riveting curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, who discovers...

‘Nuncrackers’ brings holiday smiles to Leawood

In a time when everyone scrambles to find extra money, the priest and nuns in the Mount Saint Helen’s Convent also need money to support their parish and the work they...

Disturbing racial divide surfaces in ‘Blood Knot’

  “Clothes make the Man” catalyzes devastatingly angry conflict between two half-brothers in a gruesome look into South African Apartheid in Athol Fugard’s...

Movie adaptation brings ‘Victor/Victoria’ to stage

By guest reviewer Rebecca Ralstin “Victoria/Victoria” could seem both timely and yet out of step with the moment; but, The Barn’s production of the musical,...

‘La Boheme’ enthralls at Lyric Opera

Lyric Opera Kansas City’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s classic love story “La Boheme” is either: An exquisite and beautiful presentation of a timeless classic...

Love challenges gender identity in twisted ‘Victor/Victoria’ comedy

How’s this: A woman plays a man who plays a woman on stage? Confused? Throw in a man falling in love with the illusion of a woman playing a man, only to discover...

Spinning Tree brings ‘Caroline or Change’ to KC

Change comes slowly as evidenced in the Tony-winning Broadway musical, “Caroline or Change,” currently playing at Spinning Tree Theatre in the Black Box theatre of...

Whimsical comedy opens for Whim Productions

Whim Productions, an area voice for LGBT-theme productions continues its 2019 season with “Swimming in the Shallows” a surrealistic comedy that looks at...

Charlie Brown and friends usher Christmas to Coterie

The Christmas season begins early at The Coterie Theatre because Charlie Brown and his gang of friends brighten the holiday by performing a live version of the animated...

‘Taffetas’ ignites audience with 1950’s music

If you remember Patti Page, Jo Stafford, Connie Francis, Theresa Brewer and the music of the 1950s before Rock ‘N Roll took over, then “The Taffetas” gets your...

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