Review: CASA VALENTINA at Spinning Tree Theatre

I appreciate the honesty of this show. Rather than cashing in cheap laughs, the story encourages us to examine ourselves and others honestly so we as a society may live in harmony and unity.

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Review: DISGRACED at Unicorn Theatre

Frankly, this show is painful to watch, but in all the best ways. It simultaneously builds and destroys comfort zones while addressing racial differences, cultural appropriation and assimilation, and the long-standing debate over nature versus nurture.

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Review: EUGENE ONEGIN at Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s EUGENE ONEGIN is a Russian masterpiece by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky based on the novel by Alexander Pushkin. The work centers on the lives and loves of Russian landholders but is accessible to anyone who has experienced love, loss or loneliness.

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Review: A LIE OF THE MIND at Kansas City Actors Theatre

Shephard’s tough subject matter requires the slow burn, but is brilliantly saturated with humor.

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Review: FINIAN’S RAINBOW at Spinning Tree Theatre

What can you do with a mostly bare stage, two pianos, and a small group of talented performers? According to Spinning Tree Theatre’s production of FINIAN’S RAINBOW, you can tell a magical story that clearly demonstrates the beauty of diversity.

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Review: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE at Kansas City Actors Theatre

I’ll be honest, I’ve been failed time and time again by mystery and horror on stage, to the point where my assumption was just that it can’t work.

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AN EVENING WITH GEORGE GERSHWIN has all the rhythm, all the style, and all the talent, to remind us why Gershwin’s music continues to survive and thrive almost a century later.

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Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! on Tour at Starlight

SOMETHING ROTTEN is a rip-roaring feast of big production numbers, innuendo, inside jokes, outside jokes, parody, and so much more, all wrapped up in a neat package with heart.

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Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS National Tour at Starlight Theatre
Pictured: Sara Esty (far left) and the Ensemble of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. Photo by Matthew Murphy.  By Abigail Trabue AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the gorgeous, four-time Tony-Award winning musical based on the iconic movie starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, opened Tuesday night at Starlight Theatre, giving audiences... Read more
Review: The Who’s TOMMY at The MTH Theater at Crown Center

The opening night of The Who’s TOMMY in The MTH Theater at Crown Center had an air of excitement in the lobby. The audience was eager to see this one — regular theater-goers enthusiastic about this company’s take on the classic.

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