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Carpenter’s magic hypnotizes at Chestnut

By Bob Evans If you know the music of the 1970s you must know and remember the dynamic duo of Karen and Richard Carpenter and their string of hits before Karen’s...

‘West Side Story’ sizzels on stage and off

By Bob Evans Thank God for the resilience of youth amid sweltering heat and humidity as the mostly teenage cast of Leawood Stage’s free summer production of “West...

Characters go “Into the Woods” in Sondheim musical

By Bob Evans Favorite fairy tale characters come to life in the Stephen Sondheim Broadway success, “Into the Woods” that opened July 6 for seven performances this...

Rodgers and Hammerstein elevate fairy tale to live extravaganza

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0i9ucx03o7lxj1x/Cinderella_2016%20Montage_HD.mov?dl=0 By Bob Evans As the old song goes, “Fairy tales can come true. It can happen to you, if...

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...

Pulitzer novel provides paradise-based musical

By Bob Evans While Kansas City swelters, Theatre in the Park provided an evening respite during “The Little Mermaid,” but the heat and passion now graces the stage...

Biting comedic play displays playwright’s wit

By Bob Evans “The Grave” sounds like a really dark bummer and downer, but when the playwright is Forrest Attaway, what you expect never equals what you see; and in...

Faust explores conflicted sexuality with ‘Falsettos’

By Bob Evans Relatively new theatre company, Faust Theatre continues to present relevant shows that feature local, young, fresh talent, in this case, “Falsettos,” a...

Quality Hill offers music of Frank Sinatra

By Bob Evans Always expect great shows, fantastic musical talent, and signature background information about the music when attending a show at downtown’s Quality Hill...

Starlight’s ‘King and I’ continues to please audiences

By Bob Evans Maybe the music, (“Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers” “Something Wonderful”, “We Kiss in a Shadow”, “I Have Dreamed”); maybe...

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