Beginning Tuesday, April 28, entertainers from Kansas City, Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, among other exotic locales, will gather to strut their stuff in seven shows in five nights at Musical Theater Heritage in Crown Center and the historic Folly Theater.
Playwright Nathan Louis Jackson and director Kyle Hatley team up for their third production at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, a family drama set in Kansas. It is receiving its world premiere at Copaken Stage, the Rep’s downtown venue, where it will run through May 24.
The Unicorn Theatre has unveiled a 2015-2016 season representing plays and musicals that will be new to Kansas City audiences and several young playwrights whose work has never been produced here before. This season, at least on paper, appears to be one of the strongest the Unicorn has presented in recent years.
Friends of Chamber Music stalwarts like pianist Richard Goode, the Tallis Scholars and the Takacs Quartet are returning and others will make their debut on the series, like the early music ensemble Atalante.
“Cock” is an audacious piece about sexual politics by Mike Bartlett, a brash young British playwright who is finding bold new ways to tell stories on stage, both in content and form. It runs through May 17 at the Unicorn Theatre.
The Lyric Opera of Kansas City closed its 2014-2015 season in high dramatic style with Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca.” The lush production, memorable score and principal singers cast an allure in Kauffman Theatre Saturday night.
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One of the oldest community theaters in the metro takes on the 2003 Broadway hit that turned “Sesame Street” on its head. Late Night Theatre, meanwhile, prepares a revival of one of its signature shows, and the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre tackles an Alfred Uhry play.
Musical Theater Heritage brings another classic musical to life with a unique format that is less than a full production but more than a straight concert. A terrific group of actor/singers makes “Guys and Dolls,” which runs through April 19 at Crown Center, a memorable two hours of theater.
It’s melodramatic for sure, but “Tosca” is a vital opera, bursting with human passions and emotions and Giacomo Puccini’s sweeping, heart-rending music. The Lyric Opera of Kansas City will present “Tosca” for four performances beginning Saturday.
The gift from Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield will go toward construction of a new MU School of Music building. It is the largest single gift to support fine arts in University of Missouri history. University officials expect work on the building to start in 2016.
Wednesday in Helzberg Hall, the author of “Outliers,” “The Tipping Point” and “David and Goliath” will scrutinize the premise of “desirable difficulty,” which explains why seeming disadvantages (such as dyslexia) are frequently endured by people who’ve achieved enormous triumphs. The event kicks off Ink’s Middle of the Map Forum.
Respected performers associated with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and Kansas City theater return for a production of “King Lear.” The Olathe Civic Theatre Association, meanwhile, prepares a harsh comedy and the Jewish Community Center opens a John Steinbeck classic.
The hit Broadway show comes to Kansas City in a non-Equity tour that features good performances and stands out as inventive theater with little scenery in a show that relies on the viewer’s imagination.
Mary Moore, a Kansas City community activist and singer, figured she’d gather a group of women and have a day of jazz to raise money for homeless women in the area. After last year’s success, she found herself at the microphone again Sunday afternoon.