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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...

‘Red Bike’ gives child perspectives on life

Through the innocent eyes and words of an 11-year old on a red bicycle, the world appears so much simpler and pure; yet, the simplicity exposes more complexities of an...

‘Beau Jest’ changes pace for Chestnut audiences

For just a good, old-fashioned comedy, but set in modern time, do not miss “Beau Jest,” at Olathe’s Chestnut Fine Arts Center, playing through April 14. Directed...

Women’s issues evolve in new time-travel play

Climb aboard for a time-traveling train trip to Booneville, Missouri in 1946 and 2017. Yep, two different eras and one train ticket in local playwright Michelle Tyrene...

OCTA paints stunning picture

By Bob Evans A nearly sold out opening night and a standing ovation welcomed “Sunday in the Park with George,” the Stephen Sondheim musical about the life and legacy...

‘Evita’ draws mixed audience reactions

By Bob Evans One of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s early musicals, “Evita” opened Feb. 5 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to a small audience, probably due to...

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...

Explosive story shines fresh light on homelessness

By Bob Evans Prepare to be schooled with a dynamite story about homelessness and parachute kids in California, performed by a superb cast who create not-to-be-forgotten...

‘Mormon’ returns to packed houses with outstanding talents

By Bob Evans “The Book of Mormon” returned to Kansas City’s Music Hall for a third time as American Theatre Guild hosts the Sabates Broadway Series...

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