Review: VIETGONE at Unicorn Theatre

The story poignantly unpacks the complexity and exhaustion of the war’s end totally from the perspective of the displaced immigrant, unapologetically confronting the ignorance of simplistic American notions about the war and the people who had no choice but to live it.

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Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Spinning Tree Theatre

As a lifelong fan of legends from around the world, I was excited to see the legend of Ti Moune come alive in such a way.

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Review: THE MASCOT at The Living Room

Smartly written and masterfully performed, THE MASCOT hits all the right marks.

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Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre

The combination of discordant music, clever lighting by Amanda Zieve, and expert work by the ensemble serve up a climax that has to be seen and will not soon be forgotten.

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REVIEW: IT’S DELOVELY: THE WIT OF COLE PORTER AND NOËL COWARD at Quality Hill Playhouse

IT’S DELOVELY unites the works of timeless composers Cole Porter and Noel Coward to create an entertaining musical performance.

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Review: SEX WITH STRANGERS at Kansas City Repertory Theatre

It’s refreshing to see the balance of the two characters in this play in believable and thoughtfully written roles: an older but shy woman, a confident but shallow younger man. There’s no cougar trope here; each character’s strengths and weaknesses offset each other.

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Review: RIGOLETTO at Lyric Opera of Kansas City

The Lyric Opera’s production of Verdi’s RIGOLETTO is a beautiful rendering of the tragic tale.

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Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH by Egads! Theatre Company in Association with the Arts Asylum

The emotional depth required of the actors is astounding, but Carter-Van Pelt and Gilchrist are up to the task and magnificent in their roles.

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Review: 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at The White Theatre

What could possibly be entertaining in a play about a spelling bee? If it’s the 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE – Everything!

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Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Kansas City Repertory Theatre

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is hilarious, intense, bittersweet, and triumphantly successful at bringing the world of one character to the hearts of his audience, and offering us the chance to invoke empathy for all who are differently-abled.

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