Pictured: Megan Herrera in SHIPWRECKED. Photo by J Robert Schraeder/Spinning Tree Theatre
Looking to support your thriving performing arts community? Abigail Trabue’s “Four for the Weekend” highlights four shows worth putting on your weekend’s must-do list.
A PerformInk critic’s pick, SHIPWRECKED! features only three actors who take the audience on a journey from 1860’s London to the Australian outback and everywhere in between. Our Marie Warner called SHIPWRECKED! a “wonderfully unique production.” Now playing through February 5th at the Just Off Broadway Theatre.
Playing this weekend only, STOMP combines percussion, movement, and visual comedy to create a contemporary form of rhythmic expression using both household and industrial objects as musical instruments. The national tour is part of the Broadway in Kansas City series and runs January 28th and 29th.
The Kansas City Symphony helps us turn our minds to warmer days this weekend with Schumann’s “Spring” Symphony. Composed during one of the happiest periods of Schumann’s life, “Spring” remains one of his most treasured compositions and will certainly help us all forget the cold January weather. The evening also features Kansas City Symphony’s Principal Flute Michael Gordon performing Mozart’s G-Major Flute Concerto, and American composer Michael Gandolfi’s “The Garden of Cosmic Speculation.”
SHEARWATER, a world premiere by Victor Wishna, closes out The Living Room Theatre’s fourth annual Writer’s Den series of new works. Billed as a fully produced workshop, SHEARWATER offers the Kansas City community the opportunity to support new and upcoming local work. Running at The Living Room’s space at 1818 McGee until February 2nd.