Category: Reviews

‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ reaches back to simpler time in musical theatre history

 It’s the mid-50s and singing super-star Conrad Birdie (a Elvis-type character) has been drafted and must leave for his basic training, leaving his fans in a frenzy,...

KC’s Coterie Theatre continues to educate, challenge with thought provoking productions

  “Nine Who Dared: Courage in Little Rock” closed recently at Kansas City’s Coterie Theatre in Crown Center with sold out performances that challenge the...

‘O Beautiful’ gives acting challenge to MFA students at UMKC

Count on Theodore Swetz to find challenging material to put his MFA students through their paces and expand their talents on and off stage as he does with the first play...

‘Evil Dead’ opens with sold out performance

Egads! Theatre Company returned to production mode with a signature campy musical, “Evil Dead,” playing inside Kansas City’s historic Union Station on the City...

Quality Hill produces another stellar show with ‘Barry, Bette, & Broadway’

 Quality Hill Playhouse continues its careful trek to more modern musical productions after the wildly popular “Age of Aquarius” show last year, with its current...

WWI era music unites Musical Theater Heritage with National WWI Museum for new production

Just in time for Veterans Day, Musical Theater Heritage unleashes a patriotic production that creates a musical history lesson about the men who served to defend...

Theatre Lawrence opens ‘Rocky Horror Show’

  [media-credit name=”Theatre Lawrenc” align=”alignnone” width=”300″][/media-credit] The Rocky Horror Show, that kitschy cult...

Say ‘I do! I do!’ to Chestnut production for a family-friendly evening

Trials and tribulations come along with wedded bliss in The Chestnut Fine Arts’ production of “I do! I do!” running through Oct. 23 at the Olathe theatre . The...

Deadly kiss brings rest to tortured souls in ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’

  The Barn Players opened their current musical/drama, “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” with book by Terrence McNally and music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred...

‘Evita’ wows KC Rep audience in season opener

  Sex, ambition, opportunity, and greed make a strong case for the rise of Eva Peron as she rose from her impoverished childhood to the to of Argentinean social...

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