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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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Spotlight on David Wayne Reed by Pete Bakely | KC Stage Article

Spotlight on David Wayne Reed by Pete Bakely | KC Stage Article | OffStage | Scoop.it

”When asked if I wanted to grow up to be a farmer, I said, “No, I want to be a back up singer, and an artist and a stripper.” - from Jolly Rancher

David Wayne Reed is excited.

His play Mother Trucker is being produced at Seaside Repertory Theater in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. “It’s the first production of something of mine that I didn’t produce. It’s mind blowing,” says David.

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Spotlight on Kelsey Kallenberger by Pete Bakely | KC Stage Article

Spotlight on Kelsey Kallenberger by Pete Bakely | KC Stage Article | OffStage | Scoop.it

"I just love Kansas City. I don't want to go anywhere else," Kelsey Kallenberger says to me, energy in her voice, a crooked smile on her lips. She is a petite, young strawberry blond but her vibrant personality makes her seem both bigger and older than she is.

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KC Stage Review: Leave The Tutus At Home; KC Ballet Ends Season In A Decidedly Modernist Trip

The Kansas City Ballet is wrapping up another season at the Kauffman, and in grand style. These last couple of years at the new venue have been ones of experiment, and the season closers have been time for the troupe to step out of the ordinary, to present new and interesting ideas. For the programs on display Friday night, they have gone with three fascinating and nicely executed pieces.

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The Music Beat: Musical Tent Utopia in TEXAS?!? by Jeanne Jasperse | KC Stage Article

The Music Beat: Musical Tent Utopia in TEXAS?!? by Jeanne Jasperse | KC Stage Article | OffStage | Scoop.it

It starts with one tent and a guitar or three. Then another tent pops up across the meadow.

Then a camp pops up at another end of the meadow. Before you know it, every little scrub or droopy tree with a few leaves on it hovers over all kinds of camping contraptions. From VW micro buses to RV’s worth several thousands of dollars to duct tape dwellings to simple hammocks and guitars ... lots and lots of guitars ... the festival has begun.

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Envision Arts KC by Kelly Luck | KC Stage Article

Envision Arts KC by Kelly Luck | KC Stage Article | OffStage | Scoop.it

Character. That’s the word I was looking for. We were in groups, six of them scattered around the top floor of the ArtsTech building on Holmes Street. The brainstorming was in full swing, and the facilitator asked us to name the things about our town that made it unique. We were a pretty mixed bag: visual artists, musicians, actors, educators, and others, and once the suggestions started flowing they came in all directions: the city’s history as an incubator of artists, the Crossroads district, the unique musical heritage, and new artist communities popping up all over the metro area. All good things, fine things. But I couldn’t help but feel these were all subsets of something larger, something untouched-on. It wasn’t until afterwards that what I had been searching for hit me.

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KC Stage Article: The Music Beat: KKFI Coffeehouse Radio Show 25 Years Later - Jeanne Jasperse

Back in 1987, I decided to head up to Harling's upstairs one sweltering summer evening to play a little guitar, sing a little music, jam maybe with some friends and all in all learn to improve my performing, vocal, and guitar skills. Little did I know at that time that my life would change forever.

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