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: FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour at The Music Hall

If you simply must visit some version of Neverland, you would be much better served by petitioning Cathy Rigby to fly again.

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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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Review: FULL GALLOP at Spinning Tree Theatre

Just Off Broadway Theatre is an intimate black box theater with the perfect ambiance for a one-woman play, and Spinning Tree Theatre has just the right one for us.

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Review: PROJECT DAWN at Unicorn Theatre

There is no trigger warning strong enough for this one, yet it is a show that needs to be seen. These are stories that need to be heard, and issues that need to be discussed.

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Review: THE COLOR PURPLE National Tour at Kauffman Center for Performing Arts

The performances in THE COLOR PURPLE are extraordinary. You would be hard-pressed to find a more vocally gifted cast.

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Review: SEA MARKS at Kansas City Actors Theatre

Rogge understands that at the heart of SEA MARKS is belonging, and she smartly moves through the world with two actors who understand McKay’s flowing language.

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Kansas City’s Best Shows of 2017
As an amazing year of performance in Kansas City comes to an end, we’re wrapping up our picks for the best productions of 2017. We asked our critics which of the 66 shows we reviewed this year have truly stuck with them, and below are their favorites. The following,... Read more