Category: Reviews

‘Bee’ unveils personal obstacles for contestants

By Bob Evans Always a fun show to watch (or participate), “The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee” acquaints the audience with a slate of nine competitors all...

Count Dracula rises in blood-curdling new adaption

By Bob Evans October marches on with the end of the annual Renaissance Festival and a step toward Halloween–a time for favorite gothic tales of terror, ghosts,...

World premiere debuts at Kauffman Center

By Bob Evans In a collaborative effort with Colorado Ballet Company and Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company, KC Ballet debuted “The Wizard of Oz” on Oct. 12 at the...

Cabaret show unites beginnings of American ragtime, jazz

By Bob Evans For a burst of American known standards polished up and performed by a super-talented cast of six, Quality Hill Playhouse kicks off its new season with...

Abridged Alcott classic adds humor

By Bob Evans Louisa May Alcott probably kicked the dirt from her grave if she saw the recently abridged version of her classic vanilla story, “Little Women” that...

Biblical story offers modern perspectives

By Bob Evans Like most Biblical stories, “Between Two Worlds” teaches that honor and serving God provides strength and answers to life’s dilemmas. Of course, the...

Harlem jazz equals exciting production

By Bob Evans Step back into the 1940s with legendary jazz pianist Tommy “Fats” Waller and enjoy a night in Harlem when Kansas City’s Black Repertory Theatre...

Philharmonic sets love story background

By Bob Evans The early struggles of the Kansas City Philharmonic creates the backdrop of a new musical love story, “Overture” that continues at The Arts Asylum, with...

Lyric Opera’s opens with Broadway caliber musical

By Bob Evans In a year celebrating the musical genius of Leonard Bernstein, KC Lyric Opera honored the legend with a musical theatre production of “West Side Story”...

Coterie opens season 40 with world premiere

By Bob Evans True to form, Kansas City’s Coterie Theatre in Crown Center opened a new season, number 40, with a world premiere play, “Becoming Martin,” written by...

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