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Artist to Watch: Samantha Gossard

The Kansas City mezzo-soprano sang at the MET as a national semi-finalist and was just named a resident artist by the Lyric Opera of KC. Mezzo-soprano Samantha Gossard’s first big

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Get Set for a New MET

The historic Warwick Theatre at 3927 Main Street, once an illustrious locale in KC, has been sitting vacant for 12 years, but a new epoch of glory is set to

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Spinning Tree Theatre directors Andy Parkhurst (left) and Michael Grayman have developed a reputation for bold, innovative shows.

Spinning Tree Whirls Ahead

The four-year-old KC theater has built a record of success with wildly varied shows that maximize local talent. Spinning Tree Theatre directors Michael Grayman and Andy Parkhurst are not status

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KC Fringe Events

Johson County Library Preview July 7th ~ 6:30pm Central Resources Library 9875 W 87th St, Overland Park, KS Come enjoy several short teasers of this year’s KC Fringe shows at

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Artist to Watch: Samantha Gossard

Artist to Watch: Samantha Gossard

The Kansas City mezzo-soprano sang at the MET as a national semi-finalist and was just named a resident artist by the Lyric Opera of KC. Mezzo-soprano Samantha Gossard’s first big role came during second grade in a musical called Steamboatin’. “I was ‘Mississippi Meg’ and I had a big monologue and a big solo, all […]

This Guy Walks Into a Bar and Sees a String Quartet Playing

This Guy Walks Into a Bar and Sees a String Quartet Playing

Classical Revolution KC takes classical music from concert fare to casual fun. Classical Revolution KC is part of a growing trend to bring classical music out of the concert hall and back into people’s lives via serendipitous discovery. “If you just grab a random 30-year-old off the street and ask, ‘Do you go the symphony?’ […]

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ARCOS Dance performs Warriors: A Love Story at the Invasion. Photo by Lynn Lane.

Thoughtful Surrealism and British Silliness at the Invasion

Finding new ways to tell stories on stage is something theatergoers should root for. So The Warriors: A Love Story scores points from the get-go. This production was created by ARCOS Dance, a company founded by Erica Gionfriddo and Curtis Uhlemann in Austin, Texas. The show is part of the Kansas City International Theatre Festival, […]

Dionne Figgins as Velma Kelly in the New Theatre production of Chicago. Photo by Roy Inman.

Sex, Murder and All That Jazz at the New Theatre

The New Theatre production of Chicago may be the most technically polished show in the venerable Overland Park dinner theater’s history. That, at least, is how it looked to these eyes. Director Richard Carrothers and his design team chose not to go with a Xerox of the popular revival, which has been running on Broadway […]

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Kansas City Fringe Festival Venues – July 21-31, 2016

Fringe continues to grow! This year the Kansas City Fringe Festival has a total of 23 venues and 18 performing, 2 visual arts and 3 event locations! A  Arts Asylum 1000 E 9th St B Aquarius/Vulcan’s Forge 3936 Broadway C The Bolender Center Kansas City Ballet 500 West Pershing Road D The Buffalo Room 817 Westport Road behind […]

Get Set for a New MET

Get Set for a New MET

The historic Warwick Theatre at 3927 Main Street, once an illustrious locale in KC, has been sitting vacant for 12 years, but a new epoch of glory is set to begin — both for the building and its new owner, The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre Company. The MET purchased the building last November and is now […]

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