Pictured: Vanessa Severo and Nathan Darrow. Photo by Don Ipock. By Megan Greenlee “Sizzling,” “sensuous” and “smoldering” were the words that floated around my mind as I watched the opening night of Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Set in Maggie and Brick’s bedroom on... Read more
By a show of hands who loves Jane Austen?
Pictured: Ensemble of “The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip.” Photo by Thomas Kimble. By Megan Greenlee Wine and time travel. Laughter and tears. To live a full adventurous life or stay home with your cat? Michelle Tyrene Johnson’s “The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip” takes you on... Read more
“Indecent” shook me. My chest literally burned in pain for a good half hour following.
From a production standpoint, SECRET SOLDIERS hits all the marks and offers the designers and actors a multitude of layers to play in.
Pictured: The cast of EMOTIONAL CREATURE | J. Robert Schraeder/Spinning Tree Theatre. by Marissa Carter EMOTIONAL CREATURE: THE SECRET LIFE OF GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD is a compilation of monologues, songs and short scenes written by Eve Ensler, the writer of “The Vagina Monologues.” There is no central story... Read more
Pictured: Vanessa Severo and Rusty Sneary. Photo by Brian Paulette. By Bec Pennington The curtain is open, the sounds of waves crashing on the beach and the undulating shoreline glowing behind windows in the background, but the lights are not fully up. The shadowy figure of a woman scrambles... Read more
Take someone who has never seen a musical, and I think you might convert them to the dark side.
Pictured: Elise Poehling, R.H. Wilhoit, Ellen Kirk, Nellie Maple, and Mike Ott. Photo: Brian Paulette By Jason Epperson One of my favorite new holiday shows has returned to The Living Room for its second year in an updated and expanded package. Ben Auxier, Brian Huther, Seth Macchi and Ryan McCall’s clever... Read more
Pictured: Kansas City Ballet Dancers. Photography: Brett Pruitt & East Market Studios. By Abigail Trabue There are shows so deeply woven into the fabric of the holidays that you can’t imagine a season without them. They are stories filled with joy, with love, and with wonder. They are stories that... Read more