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‘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...

Big Broadway success, ‘Once’ deserves smaller venue intimacy

“Once,” a Broadway hit ran for over 1,100 performances and collected eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, opened locally for its Kansas City community theatre...

Black Rep opens with August Wilson classic drama

Kudos to the cast and crew for the Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City as they end their COVID hiatus with the August Wilson blockbuster play, “Ma Rainey’s Black...

Family drama hits Broadway caliber in KC Rep production

By Bob Evans Kansas City Repertory Theatre opened Lorraine Hansberry’s iconic family drama that wowed Broadway audiences in the 1959-1960 season and starred a young...

Local standouts rehearse ‘My Old Lady’ for KCAT

Rehearsals for “My Old Lady” are in full swing. As they started work, the three actors, David Fritts, Kathleen Warfel, and Jan Rogge took a moment to reflect...

‘The Park Bench’ creates unexpected serendipity

A short play, “The Park Bench” made its world debut Dec. 2 at the Just Off Broadway when Denny Day’s new play began its work-shopping toward a polished piece of...

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre reclaims Warwick for artistic endeavors

The Warwick Midtown Renaissance One of the many Boller Brothers theatres built in Kansas City, The Warwick Theatre opened in 1912 in Colonial Revival style. It seated...

East/West thriller weaves clashing cultures with finance, greed, intrigue

KC Rep debut of “The Invisible Hand” brought audiences to their feet as the curtain call began after witnessing an intense thriller that Artistic Director, Eric...

‘O Beautiful’ gives acting challenge to MFA students at UMKC

Count on Theodore Swetz to find challenging material to put his MFA students through their paces and expand their talents on and off stage as he does with the first play...

Theatre Lawrence opens ‘Rocky Horror Show’

  The Rocky Horror Show, that kitschy cult sci-fi classic, takes over the Theatre Lawrence stage for one weekend only, October 14 & 15 with 2 shows nightly at 7...

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