Review: SISTER ACT at The Barn Players 

Based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg movie, this musical adaptation with music by Alen Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner (with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane is closing out the Barn Players time in the Mission, KS.

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Review: INTO THE WOODS at MTH Theater at Crown Center

It’s hard to believe INTO THE WOODS premiered on Broadway thirty years ago this month. Stephen Sondheim’s timeless compositions are both challenging for the performer and hummable for the listener; it’s certainly not lost any of its charm over time.

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Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The White Theatre

The Lewis & Shirley White Theatre’s presentation of Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is full of raunchy humor, not so subtle innuendo, and spectacular lighting. It is a great show to catch when you are looking for an evening of pure fun.

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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: “King Lear” at Kansas City Actors Theatre and UMKC Theatre

In a co-production between The Kansas City Actors Theatre, and UMKC Theatre, “KIng Lear” strikes many strong notes, and despite the rocky opening night start features a top-notch cast. It also features gallons of blood.

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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: GREASE at Starlight Theatre
Pictured: Quentin Brown and the cast of GREASE By Marissa Carter Sandy, Danny, and the other students from Rydell High are all on stage this week at Starlight Theatre in GREASE; the well-known musical about a group of high school students in the 1950’s. The plot centers around the love... Read more
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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