Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its season with the emotionally-intimate Broadway sensation, INDECENT, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel. Running January 18 to February 10 at Spencer Theatre, INDECENT is
The Kauffman Center Presents series continues into the new year with a lineup of world-class artists ranging from progressive world music to innovative vocal groups, a radio variety show and tales of a photographer’s journey through the animal kingdom. The annual series showcases a variety of superb artists, delivering entertainment that emphasizes the Kauffman Center’s […]
You’re 13 years old, or 15 or 17, and summer and the close of school are drawing near. You can’t wait to: a) Hit the pool. b) Lose yourself in Fortnite. c) Steep yourself in Kansas City’s early 20th-century jazz history, in Count Basie and Charlie Parker and the groundbreaking Women’s Jazz Festival, meeting weekly […]
Even in early twentieth century Russia, raw capitalism was destroying natural beauty and remaking the landscape. But it was doing more than that. It was transforming a class system, forcing the landed gentry to scrounge for money to keep up mortgage payments while merchants descended from serfs had the cash to buy ancestral estates out […]
Since Mike Horner became artistic director of Mesner Puppet Theatre in 2016, he’s tried to build on the successful tradition of the company’s founder and former artistic director, Paul Mesner. But no matter what Horner does, he keeps being mistaken for his now-retired mentor. To say that Horner resembles Mesner might be an understatement.
Midway through pianist Behzod Abduraimov’s recital at the 1900 Building, some mystery object clattered on the floor. Had a program fallen off a lap, or a button, perhaps, snapped off someone’s winter coat? Or was the mystery projectile actually a key from the piano, wrenched from its base? The latter, while improbable, seemed almost possible, […]
Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden at Kansas City Actors Theatre is both a riveting contemporary classic and an incredibly rare opportunity to see a non-British international play on a Kansas City stage. This Chilean play follows a one-time political prisoner who is convinced she recognizes the voice of a good Samaritan as that of […]