Spinning Tree opens ’18 in high style


Before Anna Wintour and The Devil Wears Prada,

There was Diana Vreeland

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Spinning Tree Theatre proudly produces Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson’s FULL GALLOP January 26 – February 11. Cheryl Weaver stars as fashion doyenne Diana Vreeland in this one-woman play. The Kansas City premiere is directed by Doug Weaver.

FULL GALLOP is a based on the life of Vreeland, who stood at the center of American style for five decades. As editor of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue magazines, and as a member of the International Café Society, she chronicled the extraordinary people and events of her time.


FULL GALLOP is a portrait of this remarkable woman at a turning point in her life. Vreeland has just returned home to New York after four months in Europe—a trip she took after being fired from Vogue magazine. She throws an impromptu dinner party in the hope that a wealthy friend who is invited will bankroll her in starting a magazine of her own. Other friends, however, attempt to persuade her to take a job at the famed Metropolitan Museum of Art. In her distinctive style, once she decides in which direction her life will move, she goes at it “full gallop.”

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FULL GALLOP previews Friday, January 26 at 7:30pm and Saturday, January 27 at 2:00pm. Official Opening Night is Saturday, January 27 at 7:30pm. The cast and artistic team will hold a talkback following the Thursday, February 1 performance. Performances are Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm through February 11.


Spinning Tree Theatre’s Season 7 concludes with the Kansas City production of the hit Broadway musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND April 20 – May 6. Director Nedra Dixon and music director Pamela Baskin-Watson collaborate with a cast that includes Angela Hagenbach, Matthew A. King, Linnaia McKenzie and newcomer Allison Jones as Ti Moune.


Spinning Tree Theatre’s 2017-18 season plays Just Off Broadway Theatre,

3051 Central in Kansas City, Missouri


Tickets available by calling Central Ticket Office at (816) 235-6222.

More information including performance dates and times at www.spinningtreetheatre.com.


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