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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ examines social media, truth, lies

Kansas City audiences received a surprisingly captivating theatre experience as “Dear Evan Hansen” grabbed them in a choke hold with the first scenes when two...

Carmina Burana dazzles at the Kaufmann Center

Guest reviewer:  Gregory Cantrell “Carmina Burana”, as performed by the Kansas City Ballet with backing by the Kansas City Symphony Chorus, presents a wonderful...

‘Rocky Horror’ delivers fun, insanity, camp, sex

Padgett Productions’ fourth annual re-mounting of “Rocky Horror Show” runs through Halloween with a stellar cast, blisteringly hot costumes, spectacular voices, a...

Quality Hill highlights Irving Berlin music

After immigrating to America with his family at age five, Irving Berlin later developed music that lives on today, and serves as the backbone of the Great American...

‘Blues in the Night’ delivers sassy performances

Imaging stepping back into a Blues and Jazz club reminiscent of the 1930’s, and think about the great artists that built their fame performing in cabarets of that...

‘Glass Menagerie’ examines personal disappointments

A fresh look at Tennessee Williams’ classic “The Glass Menagerie” in an intimate setting invites the audience to pierce the shells of the characters and experience...

‘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...

‘King Hedley II’ Invokes Strong Emotions

Guest Reviewer: Gregory Cantrell “King Hedley II” is a deeply complex, dark and moving story with powerhouse performances by an excellent cast. Presented by the KC...

‘King Hedley II’ draws stunning cast

The ninth play in August Wilson’s 10-play Pittsburgh series, “King Hedley II,” provides full, rich, well-developed characters for some of Kansas City’s best...

‘Superstar’ overwhelms with electricity, charm, creativity, performances

Passionate, powerful, poignant, phenomenal, professional, polished–all partially define “Jesus Christ Superstar, presented by This Happy Breed at Kansas City’s...

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