Category: Reviews

Milking Christmas returns to Living Room Theatre

By guest reviewer Rebecca Ralstin     The Living Room Theatre of Kansas City delivers again with its energetic and infectiously funny production of the...

‘Christmas Pageant’ surpasses other remounts of classic

Forget any previous version of the children’s classic, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” and rush to secure seats for the new Theatre for Young America’s...

Scott Cox’s “And God Did Shake The Pear…” greatly entertains

What do you get when you cross a reading from a local phone book with excerpts from Shakespeare, sprinkled with various real-life prison anecdotes? A hilarious and...

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...

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