Spinning Tree Announces Cast and Director for “Every Brilliant Thing”
Spinning Tree Theatre has announced the director and cast for its season opener, “Every Brilliant Thing,” created by British playwright Duncan Macmillan with comedian Jonny Donahoe. The Kansas City premiere will be directed by Doug Weaver and feature local actor R.H. Wilhoit. The production marks the company’s first mainstage... Read more
Becoming Billy: Inside “Billy Elliot” with Ben Renfrow
Pictured: Ben Renfrow as Billy in “Billy Elliot.” Photo courtesy of Spinning Tree Theatre. Our “Inside” series takes you behind the scenes of productions through blog posts written by the artists in the trenches. To read past “Inside” pieces, clickhere. By Ben Renfrow Tackling the role of Billy Elliot... Read more
Inside BILLY ELLIOT: Choreography and Casting with Andrew Grayman-Parkhurst
Pictured: Ben Renfrow as Billy Elliot in the “Angry Dance” number. Photo courtesy of Spinning Tree Theatre. By Andrew Grayman-Parkhurst On September 30, 2008, Michael (Grayman-Parkhurst) and I saw the final, invited dress rehearsal of the Broadway production of Billy Elliot. (Invited dress rehearsals—when a director gives the go-ahead—have... Read more
Review | “Billy Elliot” at Spinning Tree Theatre
Pictured: Robert J. Hingula and Ben Renfrow. Photo by J. Robert Schraeder/Spinning Tree Theatre. By Bec Pennington 1984 was an iconic year for many reasons, but it is infamous in Great Britain for one of the most intense and bitter strikes ever to occur in the nation. The national... Read more
Spinning Tree Announces Cast and Designers for “Billy Elliot”

Spinning Tree announces the cast and design team for “Billy Elliot.”

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Spinning Tree Opens Applications for Acting Scholarship

Spinning Tree Theatre has announced applications are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual Guild Scholarship.

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Review: EMOTIONAL CREATURE: THE SECRET LIFE OF GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD at Spinning Tree Theatre
Pictured: The cast of EMOTIONAL CREATURE | J. Robert Schraeder/Spinning Tree Theatre. by Marissa Carter EMOTIONAL CREATURE: THE SECRET LIFE OF GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD is a compilation of monologues, songs and short scenes written by Eve Ensler, the writer of “The Vagina Monologues.” There is no central story... Read more
Spinning Tree Announces Cast for KC Premiere of EMOTIONAL CREATURE
Pictured: Ay Vy Bui Spinning Tree Theatre has announced the cast and design team for its Kansas City premiere of “Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World” by Eve Ensler (“The Vagina Monologues). Co-Directed by Chioma Anyanwu, making her Spinning Tree debut, and co-founder Andrew Grayman-Parkhurt,... Read more
Inside THE NANCE: Costuming Two Shows For One Production

For me, this show has to be approached almost like two separate shows. The burlesque scenes are one, and the story of Chauncey, Ned and the burlesque troupe are another.

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Review | THE NANCE at Spinning Tree Theatre

Spinning Tree has put together a stellar cast in an intimate venue that reflects the style of the script well.

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