PIRATES Has Audiences Roaring From Beginning to End

It’s supposed to be funny of course, but this particular production had the audience roaring from the beginning to the very end.

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Barn Players SHE LOVES ME is the Quintessential Romantic Comedy

The staff of Maraczek’s Parfumerie knows a lot about romance. After all, their job is to provide women with all the essential ingredients to look their best in order to entice their lover’s interest. Yet, when it comes to their personal lives, these characters have a lot to learn about matters of the heart.

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DRY LAND Perfectly Depicts the Fragility of Age

The main characters, portrayed endearingly by Emily Sukolics and Erdin Schultz-Bever, are my daughter’s age. What do I want her to know? What have I forgotten to tell her? How can I help her to avoid the heartbreak and embrace the joys?

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TENNESSEE PLAYBOY Demonstrates the Quirky Side of Tennessee Hospitality

TENNESSEE PLAYBOY, by Preston Lane, is an adaptation of J.M. Synge’s PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD. Though the original play was set in rural Ireland, the story translates well to a Tennessee diner.

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Kansas City Ballet Powers Through Difficult SLEEPING BEAUTY

Ballet, as we all know somewhere in the more practical recesses, is extremely difficult. Unlike other athletic feats, we as an audience want to believe in the moment that it’s not hard. We want to be convinced for the most part that, if given the right shoes and a fancy costume, we could make a go at this ourselves.

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AVENUE Q Is a Dose of Reality Via Puppets

Welcome to AVENUE Q, where you get to realize you’re not the “special person” the morning shows and your parents always promised. This satirical puppet show takes those childhood promises of life and deconstructs them one by one in a perfect blend of raunchy, irreverent, cynical, and sweet.

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A RAISIN IN THE SUN Reminds Us There Is So Much Work to Be Done
Greta Oglesby and Tosin Morohunfola in KCRep’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN. Photo By Cory Weaver. Review: A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Kansas City Repertory Theatre By Marie Warner A RAISIN IN THE SUN is a classic American play and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production is vital... Read more
At BEAUTIFUL, Music Is King.
Pictured: Julia Knitel. Photo by Joan Marcus. Review: BEAUTIFUL National Tour at The Music Hall By Marie Warner I have always been a fan of 1970’s singer-songwriters. I used to play the piano. I have wild, wavy hair. So loving Carole King came very naturally to me, and spending an... Read more
KC Improv’s NIGHT OF AWESOME Delivers

The final set of the evening was UNUSUAL SUSPECTS: A MURDER MYSTERY, a regular in the KCIC lineup. This show promised a murder mystery, complete with clues, suspects, and lots of suspicious activities.

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Full of Heart, SHE LOVES ME is a Charming Production

SHE LOVES ME tells the story of Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash, employees in Maraczek’s Parfumerie. From their first meeting, they are at odds and bicker constantly.

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