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‘Rise Up’ focuses on pre-Civil Rights skirmishes

American history classes only tell a small fraction of America’s story, its growth, its people, and the people’s struggles.  Plays like “Rise Up” by Lisa Evans...

Younger audiences love ‘Elephant and Piggie’ at The Coterie

Popular children’s characters, Elephant and Piggie conclude The Coterie’s 40 season in grand singing and dancing style with their show “We Are in a Play!’ that...

Coterie’s ‘Beat Bugs’ guarantees sell out performances

People who apply insecticides to their lawns in preparation for summer pests need to re-think their plan after they see The Coterie’s newest production “Beat Bugs: A...

Coterie’s ‘Penguins’ mesmerizes audiences

By use of toe-tapping music, fun choreography, snappy costumes, zany characters, and perfect casting, one of the most charming musicals created for young audiences,...

Women in Civil War pose perplexing dilemma

By Bob Evans Kansas City’s Coterie Theatre, now in its 40th season, joined forces again with UMKC’s MFA students to create an interactive dramatization of a Civil...

Coterie holiday show brings live-action Rudolph to KC

By Bob Evans Rush to the phone or internet if you have children and want to give them a memorable Christmas present–live theatre–in the form of “Rudolph the...

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...

Coterie opens season with world premiere play

Becoming Martin  OPENING THIS FRIDAY Live on stage September 18- October 21 This world premiere, commissioned by The Coterie from noted filmmaker and writer, Kevin...

Coterie slates world premiere play

Becoming Martin  Live on stage Sept. 18- Oct. 21 This world premiere, commissioned by The Coterie from noted filmmaker and writer, Kevin Willmott, centers on the...

The Coterie summer show re-creates children’s classic

By Bob Evans The Coterie launches children’s popular book, now a musical, “Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium–The Musical,” as its summer feature to appeal to...

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