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Fall Dance Concert showcases UMKC’s Dance Division

Music majors, step aside. This past weekend, the Conservatory’s dance ensemble hosted its fall concert, showcasing pieces choreographed by UMKC dance faculty, the late...

A first timer’s experience at the opera

Here’s something I never thought I’d say: I was at the opera on a Friday night. That changed when I went on Nov. 1 to...

Tip your caps to ‘An Italian Straw Hat’

“An Italian Straw Hat” is making its way onto UMKC stages later this month, and you’d better start preparing your sides for splitting now. The...

The hangups of center stage

As you are taking careful steps onto stage, the curtains open, revealing a bunch of curious faces. Then, all excitement fades, replaced with existential...

Play Review: KCRep’s ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’

Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” directed by Lisa Rothe for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KCRep), will have you on a...

Forge: A new theater for a new crowd

When a small-town theater graduate moves to a big city looking for their big break, they go through an endless stream of auditions, hoping...

KC Rep brings Frida Kahlo’s life to the stage

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world, but then I thought there are so many people in the world,...

“The Shawshank Redemption” onstage: Still great, still relevant

The North American Premiere of “The Shawshank Redemption” at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre is a must-see. The play is as good as the movie...

“The Tempest” storms UMKC

​Shakespeare doth take the UMKC stage next month with the theatre department’s production of “The Tempest.” One of the last plays written by the...

Coterie Theatre, UMKC team up for “Secret Soldiers: Heroines in Disguise”

We are well aware of the brave and selfless acts of men in stories of the Civil War, but did you know that many...

“The Cherry Orchard” blooms at the MET

Anton Chekhov’s classic play “The Cherry Orchard,” adapted by Tom Stoppard and directed by Todd Lanker for Kansas City’s Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, is a...

Review: Black Repertory Theater’s “Ain’t Misbehavin”

Until “Fats” Waller penned that song, “Ain’t Misbehavin”, ain’t and misbehavin were two unacceptable words; words that would likely not be heard today, if...
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