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
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
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 the cast and design team for “Billy Elliot.”
Spinning Tree Theatre has announced applications are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual Guild Scholarship.
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
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
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.
Spinning Tree has put together a stellar cast in an intimate venue that reflects the style of the script well.
I first encountered Douglas Carter Beane my junior year of college. I was disillusioned with school, unhappy with the direction my life was going, and certainly sick of the Ozarks.