Kansas City Actors Theater pairs two of the city’s best performers for its production of “‘night Mother,” the drama that established playwright Marsha Norman’s national reputation. Her two-character mother-daughter work
Winter break can be lonely on a university campus, so we are looking forward to the return of our students and the wonderful performances to come! Dance, theatre, orchestra, opera, wind bands, jazz . . . there really is something for everyone at UMKC Conservatory performances. UMKC Conservatory Dance has had a busy year of […]
The vibe was celebratory during the Kansas City Symphony’s opening Classical Series concert of 2020 and it had nothing at all to do with the impending Chiefs game, though the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts was blasted with red light in support of the team. This year, organizations all over the world are commemorating the […]
The hallway is blue lit and packed. There are large blue penguin sculptures in random places. In a bottleneck between two rooms, two hands rise up in the middle of the crush. A woman with flyaway blond hair starts to jiggle from foot to foot, creating more space around her than there was before.
Keenan Ramos has chalked up a remarkable run of performances, particularly in the last year or so. He was scheduled to close out 2019 with a role in the Unicorn Theatre production of “Bernhardt/Hamlet” for director Cynthia Levin. Before that, he appeared in “Jesus Christ Superstar,” produced by This Happy Breed and directed by Kyle Hatley.
His gravestone simply reads, “Isaac Stern, Fiddler.” Born July 21, 1920, he became one of the most celebrated musicians of his lifetime. This year, institutions around the world — including the Kansas City Symphony — honor his contributions. “He was one of the supreme players, one of the great violinists of the 20th century,” said Michael Stern, music director for the Kansas City Symphony, and Isaac’s son.
Kansas City Actors Theater pairs two of the city’s best performers for its production of “‘night Mother,” the drama that established playwright Marsha Norman’s national reputation. Her two-character mother-daughter work that deals frankly with the shattering effects of suicide won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Performed in just over 90 minutes without an intermission, […]