Category: Reviews

‘My Dear Debbie’ uses comedy for strong message

Go back to the 1950’s television when Loretta Young twirled into her room to greet viewers with her striking gowns. Remember when Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher...

Writer’s memories cloud pain, reality

When pen goes to paper, sometimes the truth changes at the hands of the author in efforts to make a story more attractive, more engaging, and sometimes to cover for...

‘Annie’ packs on charm, heart-warming fun

  Traveling Broadway road shows may have bigger casts, more elaborate costumes, spectacular sets, and technical aspects fit for large venues, but as for talent,...

“Roar” debuts at KC Fringe Festival

A special new musical for families of all ages, “Roar,” makes its debut at the 2021 KC Fringe Festival with a story about clowns, a circus, and dancing bears. The...

Almost one-man-show uses lots of physical comedy

Short of plot, heavy on skin, DK Reinemer’s KC Fringe 2021 Show, “Becoming Magic Mike” features lots of physical comedy, undressing, singing, dressing, jokes,...

Musical theatre thrives with ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ production

Good verses evil serves as a classic struggle in drama, and that clash develops differently in the novel by Robert Lewis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and...

Short mixed-media presentation challenges thoughts

Local artist, Alexej Savreux, submitted two short pieces of video to the 2021 Kansas City Fringe Festival, “Joy of Life/OK it’s OK it’ll be OK”; and, while short...

‘Fast Forward’ displays futuristic services

For those who have been subject to “live chat” or robotic customer service, a short futuristic piece, “Fast Forward” peers into the awaiting customer service...

Funeral protocol prompts personal narrative

  Actor/Comedian Ryan McChesney from Kansas City opens his one-man show “Laughing at Funerals” with a memory of the first funeral he attended, and, from there...

Middle Ages takes on alternate meeting at Fringe

“It’s now or never” elicits memories of a hip-gyrating Elvis Presley, but in the 2021 Kansas City Fringe Festival, it means a show about how to navigate the fact...

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