Egads Theatre has mounted a crisply performed production of Godspell with a young, vibrant cast that takes its cue from the 2011 New York revival, in which the authors updated the show to include references to social media and the Occupy Wall Street movement and for good measure threw in a rap tune.
The Unicorn Theatre continues its season with a recent Broadway hit Jon Robin Baitzs Other Desert Cities, a character-oriented dramedy about emotional and political divisions during a wealthy familys Christmas holiday gathering in Palm Springs.
The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatres handsomely mounted production of Tennessee Williams Night of the Iguana has all the pieces in place for a stronger production than viewers saw on opening night. Chances are the show will gel as the run continues, but on Friday the entire performance seemed rushed and chaotic.
One of Tennessee Williams' most compelling plays, The Night of the Iguana opened on Broadway in 1961 and a few years later became a film with Richard Burton, Ava Gardner and Deborah Kerr. Now. the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre is taking on Iguana with a cast that demands attention.
Actor Charles Shaughnessy recounts the events that brought him back to the New Theatre stage in record time to replace Beverly Hills Cop star Judge Reinhold in Harvey, the classic 1940s comedy about an amiable Midwesterner who keeps company with an enormous imaginary rabbit.
Stage director Phil McKinley, a self-described workhorse was tagged to take over the problem-plagued Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark in 2011, has signed on to direct the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The Sound of Music for Starlight Theatre this summer.
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre delivers the strongest production of its season so far with Nathan Louis Jacksons When I Come to Die, a thoughtful and thought-provoking drama about death and the meaning of life. The production offers a fine cast doing splendid work.
The Kansas City Actors Theatre joins forces with University of Missouri-Kansas City and the National World War 1 Museum for a production of Journeys End, a well-crafted three-act realistic play from 1928 that is a history lesson in more ways than one.
The Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville Co., now in its 29th season, has unveiled a brand new, never-seen-before parody called The A-Lone Ranger! You can probably guess what the satirical target is, but the way Jeanne Beechwood describes it, the show is a sort of pop-culture history lesson.
The Kansas City Actors Theatre has partnered with the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the National World War I Museum to stage Journeys End, R.C. Sherriffs classic 1927 drama depicting the psychological and spiritual weariness of British troops on the front lines in France.
Kyle Hatley, the Kansas City Repertory Theatre's associate artistic director, and playwright Nathan Louis Jackson have proven to be a fruitful creative team. Hatley directed Broke-ology for the Rep and is now staging When I Come to Die, which begins previews Friday at the Copaken Stage.
It’s a safe bet that KC’s downtown area has more live theater than you’re used to.