Review: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN at Kansas City Actors Theatre
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
Review | THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour at Music Hall

Take someone who has never seen a musical, and I think you might convert them to the dark side.

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Review: MILKING CHRISTMAS at The Living Room
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
Review | THE NUTCRACKER at Kansas City Ballet
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
Review | CHRISTMAS IN SONG at Quality Hill Playhouse
Pictured: The ensemble of CHRISTMAS IN SONG. Photo by Larry Levenson. By Megan Greenlee In one word, uplifting. I left the theater last night feeling as if I had been wrapped up in a warm, fuzzy blanket and sat down by the fire with a delicious cup of hot cocoa.... Read more
Review | THE NANCE at Spinning Tree Theatre

Spinning Tree has put together a stellar cast in an intimate venue that reflects the style of the script well.

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Review: SWEAT at Unicorn Theatre

But the opening moments do not go the way we expect, and this becomes the theme of the evening, as the story grabs us, shakes us, refuses to let go.

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Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE presented by Faust Theatre at The Arts Asylum

A production that delivers everything you could want in musical theater.

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Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Lyric Opera of Kansas City

WEST SIDE STORY hasn’t aged enough in sixty-one years. Despite the limitations of the era in which it was written, it somehow sits in a timeless bubble of music, romance, and relevancy.

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Review: MY FAIR LADY at MTH Theater at Crown Center

MTH Theater’s MY FAIR LADY is proof that the classics can still find relevance with a modern audience.

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