Category: Reviews

‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’ Establishes Groundbreaking Conception

Legendary French actress Sarah Bernhardt, probably the superstar of her era, faces a tough challenge as she no longer plays the ingenue parts, yet is too young for the...

New theatre company tackles KC premiere of ‘On the Verge’

By Rebecca Ralstin, guest reviewer The Forge Repertory Theatre debuts its first season taking on Eric Overmyer’s “On the Verge or the Geography of...

Women explore future in Forge Repertory Theatre’s initial play

Forge Repertory Theatre debuted their premiere season with a time-travel fantasy about three advenuturesome women exploring an unknown mass they call “terra...

Ballet plus aerial combine for ‘Cracked!’

By Rebecca Ralstin, guest reviewer VidaDance Company and Kansas City Aerial Arts presents “Cracked! A Reimagined Kansas City Nutcracker” at the City Stage in Union...

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...

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