SIDE BY SIDE Pays Tribute to Sondheim’s Genius

There are very few composers who manage to have a career spanning numerous decades, and who’s music is so well known that the first measure of a song, the first chord, can strike a note of pure joy in your heart.

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Exceptional HOW TO USE A KNIFE Puts Drama on the Front Burner

Gourmet Chef George has hit rock bottom and accepts a job running a bar & grill kitchen owned by his douchey (sorry there’s no better word) former cook who has wined his way to restaurant ownership. Drama ensues around anger management, substance abuse, race, illegal immigration, the Rwandan genocide (yes), and guilt. Lots of guilt.

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STOMP Hits All the Right Beats

STOMP was first created in 1991 and has been tapping and hitting things ever since. This percussion/dance show is one of the most creative things I have seen in quite some time.

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SHEARWATER Explores the Nature of Truth

The Living Room Theatre presents SHEARWATER as part of the fourth annual Writer’s Den series.

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PHOTOGRAPH 51 Is the Kind of Art We Should Be Creating

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s production of PHOTOGRAPH 51 is only the second time in my life I’ve left a theater, sat in my car and cried.

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SHIPWRECKED! Rollicks and Rolls

SHIPWRECKED! is based on the life of Louis de Rougemont, who leaves home at the tender age of 16 for adventure on the high seas. Spoiler alert: His ship gets wrecked.

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I GOT RHYTHM Highlights Era of Song and Dance

Quality Hill Playhouse’s I GOT RHYTHM is an evening of song and dance featuring a set-list celebrating an era where Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers reigned, and dance was the food of love.

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My Old Lady is a Portrait of Humanity and Culture

Renowned playwright Israel Horovitz has referred to his play “My Old Lady” as his “love letter to Paris”. In this production, the Kansas City Actors Theatre, under the direction of Darren Sextro, has executed his vision with all the subtlety, emotion, and tired grandeur it requires.

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PLAYWRIGHT SLAM Is a Theater Lover’s Playground

PLAYWRIGHT SLAM offers a refreshingly atypical theater-going experience where the lines between cast and audience members are completely obliterated. This is not a show you just sit and watch. It is an event to share and participate in.

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THE HEIDI CHRONICLES Wrestles With Having It All

Pictured: Chrizney Roth. Photo courtesy of Home Grown Theatre Company.

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