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‘Laramie Project’ shocks with LGBT tragedy

Shock, outrage, and anger set the tone for the sad, tragic story of Matthew Shepard, a gay young man who was beaten, tortured, tied to a fence post and left to die on...

Coterie premieres ‘How to Snag a Sea Monster’

Kansas City’s premiere children’s theatre fights back against the COVID crisis of the past year by offering their newest production both live and streaming. “How...

The Coterie extends popular show

By Bob Evans The Coterie adds insight into local teen pressures A new production at The Coterie Theatre, “Brainstorm” confronts the tumultuous teenage brain and the...

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...

Tragic personal stories add drama to ‘Titanic’

Five Tony Awards including Best Musical and over 800 performances means “Titanic, the Musical” celebrated success on Broadway, and the monumental task to bring a...

‘Fun Home’ rings true with stellar performances

By Dennis Maddux-Phillips, guest reviewer While the citizens of KC are reveling in Chiefs ‘ Fever, the patrons of KCREP have reasons to stand up and cheer for a...

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