Pianist Yun-Chin Zhou’s quietly appreciative stage presence belied the energy and effort displayed during his superlative recital on Saturday night at the Folly Theater, taking his bows with a small smile while the audience offered hearty applause and multiple standing ovations.
The show by Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson condenses the epic Homer poem “The Iliad” into a graphic 100-minute, one-actor stage show. The KC Rep production, which runs through Feb. 15 23 at the Spencer Theatre at the James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, features Kyle Hatley as the Poet.
The Kansas City Ballet’s has just announced its 2015-2016 season is and it’s a stunner. The centerpiece is “Swan Lake,” one of the grand works of 19th-century ballet, but one that has never been performed by the Kansas City dance company.
Kansas City Symphony’s evocative program Friday night in Helzberg Hall culminated in a commanding and triumphant performance of impeccable, high-powered pianism from guest soloist Joyce Yang. She approached Sergei Rachmaninoff’s challenging Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Orchestra with an assured technical skill that balanced the passionate melodies.
The only well-known play about the rival monarchs Mary Queen of Scots and her cousin, Queen Elizabeth of England, “Mary Stuart,” was written by German poet Friedrich Schiller and first performed in 1800. The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre production begins previews Thursday night and runs through Feb. 8.
This week’s winning chapter of our “Fifty Shades of Grey” parody has Fantasia taking a debilitating blow, but the pastoral tragedy reunites her with the pining Tristan Tell us what happens next and you could win prizes.
There were some engaging moments and a charismatic ballerina as the Russian National Ballet Theatre made its fifth appearance with the Harriman-Jewell Series, performing “Giselle” on Sunday afternoon in the Kauffman Theatre, but there also was a nagging attitude of tradition for tradition’s sake with a shopworn sense to the touring production, which was evident in the details.
The Kansas City Symphony’s energetic performance Friday in Helzberg Hall was marked by an inventive new work, a duo of impressive guest artists and engaging symphonic readings, conducted by artistic director Michael Stern.
The 90-minute one-act play, which received its world premiere at the Paragraph Gallery, pokes fun at the self-help movement while considering legitimate questions about the struggle for identity in the modern world. It runs through Feb. 2.
The Theater League and Broadway Across America will offer a 2015-16 Kansas City Broadway Series that includes familiar shows making repeat visits and Broadway hits coming to town for the first time. “Newsies” and “Boots” will make their Kansas City debuts.
The Mexican actress has made a mark in musical theater in two countries and two languages, thanks to Kander & Ebb’s record-breaking musical about Chicago in the 1920s. “Chicago” opens Tuesday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and runs through Jan. 25.
Susan Goldenberg, a first violinist for the Kansas City Symphony, has played with the group for more than three decades. But folks in Helzberg Hall aren’t the only ones who have enjoyed her music over the years.
The Kansas City Symphony will perform Claude Debussy’s impressionistic painting of the sea Friday, Saturday and Jan. 25, along with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with pianist Joyce Yang as soloist.
S.M. Shephard-Massat’s award-winning play, which opens Friday and runs through Jan. 31 at Just Off Broadway, , is about four African-American women in Atlanta who decide to treat themselves to the formerly whites-only lunch counter in a downtown department store after the Supreme Court upheld in the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
The Kansas City Symphony's concert Friday at Helzberg Hall began with a blissful reverie and concluded in an astoundingly artful uproar. A rhapsodic reading of Claude Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" was followed by pianist Yefim Bronfman performing Johannes Brahms' Concerto No. 2. Finally, a riveting rendition of Igor Stravinsky's furious "The Rite of Spring" sent a near-capacity audience into the night with quickened pulses.
Sunday afternoon, the Lyric Opera will celebrate this lovable Kansas City-born artist with “Vinson Cole and Friends” at the Folly Theater. The Lyric Opera wants to honor Cole for his contributions to music and opera in particular with this intimate recital. And Cole’s accomplishments are truly outstanding and worth celebrating.