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OffStage is a compilation of all the performing arts news for the Kansas City region, including Topeka, Lawrence, and Columbia. For our calendar of show and audition listings, magazine archives, and a whole lot more visit www.kcstage.com
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Teen band leader is a real crowd pleaser | WDAF

Teen band leader is a real crowd pleaser | WDAF | OffStage | Scoop.it

Hardly a day goes by that a glitzy show doesn’t air on national TV about young performers trying to win their big break. We’ve discovered a teenage talent right in our midst — a gifted entertainer just half way through high school — who appears to be well on his way to stardom. And he’s this week’s Fox 4 Young Achiever.

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SM East Theatre department lifts curtain on 2013-14 season with ‘Musical Revue’ | Prairie Village Post

SM East Theatre department lifts curtain on 2013-14 season with ‘Musical Revue’ | Prairie Village Post | OffStage | Scoop.it

Shawnee Mission East’s Performing Arts Department is set to lift the curtain on a new year of performances when this year’s Musical Revue hits the stage for the first night of a three-night run tonight.

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Seminar, Love's Labour's Lost & More Set for UMKC Theatre's 2013-14 Season | Broadway World

Seminar, Love's Labour's Lost & More Set for UMKC Theatre's 2013-14 Season | Broadway World | OffStage | Scoop.it
Known for high-quality productions and successful collaboration with Kansas City theatre companies, UMKC Theatre announces its 2013-2014 season.
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SM North drummers provide inspiration for Susan G. Komen event | Prairie Village Post

SM North drummers provide inspiration for Susan G. Komen event | Prairie Village Post | OffStage | Scoop.it

SM North provided a big shot of inspiration for the runners and walkers at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this year in Kansas City. Drummers from North.

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Shawnee Mission East Theatre asks alumni to help record department history | Prairie Village Post

Shawnee Mission East Theatre asks alumni to help record department history | Prairie Village Post | OffStage | Scoop.it

SM East's Theatre department is putting out a call for alumni to help curate some history from its 55-year history. 

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Today's teens play '50s high schoolers in 'Grease' | cjonline.com

Today's teens play '50s high schoolers in 'Grease' | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Bath House Players troupe of high school-aged actors, singers and dancers will turn back the clock more than 50 years to portray the students of Rydell High School in the 1950s-set musical "Grease, School Version" playing weekends through Aug.
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Carol Dale Named to National Flute Association’s Finance Committee | UMatters

Carol Dale Named to National Flute Association’s Finance Committee | UMatters | OffStage | Scoop.it

Carol Dale, Ph.D., was recently named to the Finance Committee of the 5,000-member National Flute Association. Her term will begin at the NFA’s Convention in August 2013. She previously served as secretary of the organization.

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The Coterie Acts: Summer Classes (Week 5)

The Coterie Acts: Summer Camps & Classes (Week 5), Featuring: You Can Run the Zoo! and Don't Change the Channel (at Miller Marley School of Voice and Dance). Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Fun Effects and Theatrical Makeup, and Welcome to Musical Theatre (at MCC Longview in Lee's Summit). And Scenes from the Hunger Games: Catching Fire (at Pembroke Hill). Register for The Coterie's summer camps and classes for ages K-12 at www.thecoterie.org. Video by Jason Porrata.

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Summer Youth Theater a hit with Lawrence kids | LJWorld.com

This summer is 20-year-old Eric Palmquist’s 10th year of participating in the Lawrence Arts Center’s Summer Youth Theater program.

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Kansas City Dance-Theatre Company's Michael C. King Memorial Scholarship | infoZine

Kansas City Dance-Theatre Company's Michael C. King Memorial Scholarship | infoZine | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Kansas City Dance-theatre Co Announces Scolarship for Late Company Member
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KCMO high school marching bands do 'battle' for best band title | WDAF

KCMO high school marching bands do 'battle' for best band title | WDAF | OffStage | Scoop.it

Who's got the best band in the land?  With bragging rights on the line Saturday local bands and drill teams took to the field with something to prove. It was the inaugural Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools “Battle of the Bands.”

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Performing Arts Series Announces 2013-14 Season | UCM

Building on the success of 25 years of bringing exciting, quality entertainment to the University of Central Missouri and area communities, the University of Central Missouri’s Performing Arts Series announces its 2013-2014 season.

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UMKC Introduces “Movies About Making Movies” Film Series | UMatters

UMKC Introduces “Movies About Making Movies” Film Series | UMatters | OffStage | Scoop.it

The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Department of Communications Studies is turning the lens on movie making.

The department will kick off a ten-film series called “Movies About Making Movies” this September. The collection of feature and documentary films will showcase the challenges, triumphs, and failures behind the scenes of filmmaking.

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Band of Angels helps give instruments a second life | WDAF

Band of Angels helps give instruments a second life | WDAF | OffStage | Scoop.it

If you have an orchestra or band instrument tucked under the bed or in the attic that is just collecting dust, become part of the Band of Angels and give the old instrument a chance at new life. The program is in its fourth year and has provided hundreds of instruments to kids who can’t afford them.

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Israeli dancer to spend fall semester in residency at KU | LJWorld.com

Israeli dancer and choreographer Talia Beck will bring her talents to Kansas University this fall through a residency enabled by the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists Program.

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The 2013 Vincent Legacy Scholars | Starlight Theatre

The 2013 Vincent Legacy Scholars  | Starlight Theatre | OffStage | Scoop.it

Three talented middle school students are this year’s Vincent Legacy Scholarship recipients: A’Rya Pratt, Destane Jackson and Suan Sonna. This is the eighth year that Starlight Theatre and Greg and Rebecca Reid have awarded $2,500 scholarships to students to help fund singing, dancing and acting lessons.

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The Coterie Acts: Summer Classes 2013 (Week 6)

The Coterie Acts: Summer Camps & Classes 2013 (Week 6), Annie Jr. Performance Camp (Pembroke Hill), Audition Lab and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (Miller-Marley School of Voice and Dance), Summer Term at Hogwarts (MCC Longview Lee's Summit Campus). Register for The Coterie's summer camps and classes for ages K-12 at www.thecoterie.org. Video by Jason Porrata.

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Shakespeare Camp Encourages Girls To Find Their Own Voices | KCUR

Shakespeare Camp Encourages Girls To Find Their Own Voices | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

For 18 of its 21 seasons, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival has been running summer camps for kids in conjunction with the play or plays in Southmoreland Park.

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UMKC Composition Student Chin Ting Chan Ranks No. 3 in National Competition | UMatters

UMKC Composition Student Chin Ting Chan Ranks No. 3 in National Competition | UMatters | OffStage | Scoop.it

Composer and University of Missouri-Kansas City student Chin Ting Chan received 3rd place nationally in The American Prize in Chamber Music Composition competition, 2013 – student division, for the work “Icebergs.” Chin Ting Chan was selected from applications reviewedthis spring from all over the United States.

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Kansas City Juggling Club teaches children the trade at the Fringe | University News

Kansas City Juggling Club teaches children the trade at the Fringe | University News | OffStage | Scoop.it

On Sunday July 21, the children’s section of the Plaza Library was filled with exuberance with the appearance of the Kansas City Juggling Club, an independent performers group. Hosting yearly juggling festivals since 2009, the Club also organizes a weekly meeting where both experts and beginners are welcome.

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'Complete History Of Kansas' Shrunk To Sixty Minutes At Lawrence Arts Center | KCUR

'Complete History Of Kansas' Shrunk To Sixty Minutes At Lawrence Arts Center | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

For more than 35 years, the Lawrence Arts Center has run Summer Youth Theatre, an intensive theater arts program for kids in grades three through 12. This summer, the troupe has already tackled Macbeth and Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. Opening this weekend is a newly commissioned play that, as its title implies, claims to present The Complete History of Kansas in Sixty Minutes.

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Starlight STARS Learn Dance Moves From Broadway Actress | Starlight Theatre

Starlight STARS Learn Dance Moves From Broadway Actress | Starlight Theatre | OffStage | Scoop.it

Kelly Felthous, who plays Gloria in Flashdance –The Musical at Starlight Theatre, was joined by 11 Starlight STARS of Tomorrow on July 11 to learn a dance number to “Maniac” from the show. Starlight STARS of Tomorrow is a musical theatre training and performance program for 7th through 12th grade students.

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