Nicholson, 32, was tapped by the producers of “The Book of Mormon” to be the standby for the lead role of Elder Cunningham in the national tour currently playing Toronto. The show is an outrageously irreverent musical comedy that depicts well-meaning Mormon missionaries trying to convert villagers in Uganda in wildly unorthodox ways.
Strong performaces capture the sweep of history in the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatres ambitious production of Ragtime, which tells the history of early 20th-century America as an allegory of three families whose paths intersect with tragic consequences for some and a happy-ever-after endings for others.
The annual mix of elevated language and accessible entertainment known as the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival this year returns to As You Like It. Otherwise, most of the seasons offerings are ... musicals, of course.
It’s a safe bet that KC’s downtown area has more live theater than you’re used to.