Here are calendar picks from KC Studio editor Alice Thorson for Memorial Day weekend. This weekend is your last chance to see Kansas City Repertory Theatre‘s OriginKC Festival, featuring world premiere productions of Man in Love and What Would Crazy Horse Do?. Opening this week is Spinning Tree Theatre‘s production of the controversial Sondheim musical […]
As I mentioned to the company at the start of the first rehearsal for The Realistic Jones, I at first wasn’t sure how to dramaturg the play. I am not in the business of answering life’s biggest questions for complete strangers (mainly because I can’t pretend to have these answers in the first place). Dramaturgy […]
When Devon Carney became Kansas City Ballet’s new artistic director in May 2013, one of the first decisions he made was to choose a lighting designer. He turned to Trad A. Burns, a designer Carney worked with during his tenure with the Cincinnati Ballet. With more than 600 productions to his credit, for companies ranging from the Joffrey to the New York City Ballet, Burns has built a reputation for endowing performances with transcendence.
“Worst Show Yet” is a junkyard orgy of collaborative art. Paintallica, an artist collective made up of more than 20 painters and sculptors, have transformed the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center into a chaotic scene, including a giant inflatable sculpture of Vladimir Putin, music machines and a number of somewhat obscene paintings and murals. With a critical […]
Tom Toro is a cartoonist and writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review and Audubon, among others. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he now lives in KCMO with his wife, Marissa Wolf, a theatre artist who is the Director of New Works at KC Rep.
Years ago, online travel resources were introduced to the marketplace. They instantly became popular and many traditional travel agencies took a hit. But travel agents are making a big comeback.People are finding the human touch and depth of knowledge to be important in planning a trip.. A travel advisor is like a good mechanic. Once […]