Equity to Ban Non-Union Actors Who Work at MET from Membership
Actors Equity Association, the professional union for theater actors and stage managers, has announced an expansion of its “Do Not Work” notice for Kansas City’s Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre (MET). Equity announced in early September that it had placed MET on the national “Do Not Work” list, barring union actors... Read more
Equity Places Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre on “Do Not Work” List

Actors’ Equity has placed Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre on the “do not work” list.

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MET Releases Statement, Bob Paisley Resigns

At this time the board also wishes to make it public knowledge that we have accepted the resignation of Robert Paisley from his position as President of the Board of Directors.

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On the MET and the Media

On the MET and the Media

News November 7, 2018 2

In a very short amount of time, a small revolution has begun in theaters across the country. Artists are becoming less afraid to walk out of an abusive rehearsal, and theaters should be taking notice.

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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
Review: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre

Though it has been 71 years since the story of George Bailey was introduced to the world, the MET’s production of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE frames the tale in a fresh perspective to recreate a holiday classic.

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Review: CYMBELINE at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre

Shakespeare’s CYMBELINE is fresh, emotional and gritty under the excellent direction of Karen Paisley at the MET.

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Cast and Creatives Announced for Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s 9-5

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre has announced the cast and creatives for the musical 9-5 with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick based on the 1980 hit movie starring Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda.

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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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MET Announces Cast and Creatives for TENNESSEE PLAYBOY

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for TENNESSE PLAYBOY, an adaptation of John Millington Synge’s PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, by Preston Lane.

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