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Live radio broadcast brings “It’s Wonderful Life” to KC stage

As a live-action radio play, “It’s a Wonderful Life–A Live Radio Play” takes the audience on a spell-binding holiday ride as the Christmas story unfolds and an...

MTKC produces ‘A Christmas Story-the Musical’

An annual event for many involves watching holiday movies in the build-up to Christmas. While that works for many, a live version of a favorite movie definitely keeps...

August Wilson play continues at KC Melting Pot

America’s most prolific playwright, August Wilson created a series of 10 plays that focus on black life through the decades, mostly in Pittsburgh, PA. Most of the...

‘A Christmas Carol’ delights with new rendition

Granted, the Plaza lighting signals the opening of Kansas City’s Christmas season, but second to that, “A Christmas Carol” at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre on...

‘Happy Hour’ marks Dixie’s Starlight virtual return

Dixie’s back. And, Starlight’s got her in a virtual new show, “Happy Hour,” where the red-haired, gum chomping Southerner gives simple recipes for tequila, rum,...

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...

‘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...

OCTA’s ‘Merry Wives’ displays Shakespeare comedy, chaos

Only one weekend remains to see Shakespeare’s conniving wives plot and successfully deploy a plan to embarrass and humiliate the pompous John Falstaff who plans a...

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