Category: Reviews

Brother John continues string of Fringe dynamics

For his 16th entry in the Kansas City Fringe Festival, Br. John Anderson calls up a mix of memorable performers–Bob Marley, Cab Calloway, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, and...

Get your FRINGE on! KC FRINGE FESTIVAL begins at Midnight

Well, The 2020 KC Fringe Festival begins tonight at 12:01 a.m. This year the Festival is all digital, so you can watch 24/7 from the comfort of your easy chair. Never...

Black Lives Matter to KC Applauds

KC Applauds believes Black Lives Matter The current situation of unrest and racial divide causes me to break my silence and step into the arena for Black Lives Matter....

KC Public Theatre plans 10-minute play evenings

Posted by Bob Evans We are excited to announce that we received so many submissions, that the Online 10-Minute Play Project is extended to 2 nights! A talented cast of...

Please be careful and safe

To my readers and their families: his is Holy Week with Easter and Passover approaching, and I know many will be wanting to celebrate their traditions. With no ill-will...

Quality Hill delivers fantastic performances

Just before the COVID-19 spread impacted the nation, Quality Hill Playhouse opened a beautiful production of their Broadway series “Broadway Through the Decades,”...

‘Spring Awakening’ brings teenage Angst to Arts Asylum

By Dennis Maddux-Phillips, guest reviewer Traditional teenage sexual longing on Broadway used to sound like “We love you Conrad, on yes we do”, but say bye...

Chestnut propels beloved music of faith with super-talented cast

Nine highly powerful voices combined in a Chestnut Fine Arts Center production, “Down by the Riverside,” to bring the production to crowd-pleasing highs. The show...

‘American Son’ puts focus on racial divides

‘ What could be worse than a mother’s anguish and concern when her 18-year=old son does not return at night, and her motherly instinct sounds her intrinsic alarm for...

Magic flourishes at Coterie’s new show, ‘Puffs’

By Phil Kinen, guest reviewer Fifty points awarded to the Coterie!  The current production, “Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic...

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