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Ebenezer Scrooge bestows Christmas joy at KC Rep

A season-welcoming holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol” renews Kansas City’s love for Charles Dickens’ most riveting curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, who discovers...

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ excels with explosive cast in full, shocking version

Forget what you know about Tennessee Williams’ landmark play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” and book tickets now for the KC Rep production that opened Friday, Sept. 13....

MFA students excel in French farce finale

To culminate their three year MFA program, esteemed UMKC professor Theodore Swetz, selected a French farce to provide his graduate students an opportunity to explore a...

UMKC students present weekend opera, ‘Die Fledermaus’

Give a cheer to the UMKC Conservatory students in their weekend performances of Strauss opers, Die Fledermaus. The opera with recognizable music takes a major turn as it...

Bittersweet play nabs quick audience approval

By Bob Evans Struggles of a Polish playwright to produce his masterpiece on Broadway leads to a troupe of actors being arrested and the play closed because of a shocking...

Annual ‘A Christmas Carol’ opens to sold out crowd

By Bob Evans Nothing says “Christmas” like the lighting of the Plaza lights on Thanksgiving night, but nearby, the KC Rep continues its own annual celebration with...

Count Dracula rises in blood-curdling new adaption

By Bob Evans October marches on with the end of the annual Renaissance Festival and a step toward Halloween–a time for favorite gothic tales of terror, ghosts,...

Maniacal, murderous musical makes marvelous thriller

By Bob Evans For a quality production that features spectacular voices, skilled acting, and stunning technical aspects, make plans now to see the KC Rep’s newest show,...

KC Rep production creates modern motif for ‘Dog in Night-time’

By Bob Evans As expected, the Kansas City Rep re-crafts plays to give audiences a fresh look and new perspectives for the mounted productions as is the case with “The...

Hasty decisions spell tragedy for ‘King Lear’

By Bob Evans Always expect excellence with Kansas City Actors Theatre mounts a project, but add an extra dose of intensity when they select a Shakespearean tragedy and...

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