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Ballet plus aerial combine for ‘Cracked!’

By Rebecca Ralstin, guest reviewer VidaDance Company and Kansas City Aerial Arts presents “Cracked! A Reimagined Kansas City Nutcracker” at the City Stage in Union...

‘Christmas Pageant’ surpasses other remounts of classic

Forget any previous version of the children’s classic, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” and rush to secure seats for the new Theatre for Young America’s...

‘Dragons’ delight TYA audiences

A red, yellow, and blue dragon a talking dog, and a TV host keep Robbie company on a rainy day in Theatre for Young America’s current production, “Dragons Love...

‘Master Harold” at KCAT play revisits Apartheid

The current production on City Stage, produced by Kansas City Actors Theatre, “Master Harold and the Boys” takes the audience to 1950 in South Africa, and gives a...

Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ illustrates women’s status

Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 play, “A Doll’s House” displays the conditions of women in Norway whose status certainly lagged far behind that of their husband,...

‘Big Top’ takes audience to circus with clowning artistry

In Kansas City from before the 1950s and through the 60s and beyond, two major circuses came to town, The Shrine Circus and the Police Circus. In the earlier times those...

‘Flights of Faery Fancy’ displays aerial mastery in Fringe

Grab the kids and take them to City Stage at Union Station for a chance to see quality aerial acts by a talented cast who perform difficult tricks with seeming easein...

‘Six Degrees of Defecation’ spews embarrassing laughs

Count on Brie Henderson to take her serious medical condition, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and turn it into three successful Fringe shows by using her own stories,...

Psychological thriller keeps audiences guessing

By Bob Evans Kansas City Actors Theatre again rings the bell with a stunning, intense, cat and mouse game of “Truth or Consequences” as the hunter becomes the...

TYA opens with favorite children’s story

By Bob Evans A favorite children’s story, “Chicken Little” comes to life as a musical at Union Station on City Stage, presented by Theatre for Young America– a...

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