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Musical Theater Heritage’s A Spectacular Christmas is a smorgasbord of sassy and sublime singers and storytellers, sentimental holiday favorites, straightforward and uncomplicated sets, which when all are rolled together produces a truly satisfying theater experience.
The classic story of Belle, the Beast and other classic characters from the famous Disney story, hits the stage live. Fox 4 chatted with two of the Beauty and the Beast cast members, actor and actress Hassan Nazari-Robati and Roxy York, before opening night on Tuesday at the Kansas City Music Hall.
There was no shortage of energy in the SM East gymnasium Monday as the girls basketball team took on Blue Valley North. That'll happen when you pack a room full of kindergarteners through eight graders pumped to put on a performance.
It's the time of year for giving and we want to give something back to our viewers! Day three we are sending you to the ballet! Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director, Devon Carney discusses one of Kansas City's longest standing traditions, the 41st annual production of "The Nutcracker".
As founder of The Friends of Chamber Music, Cynthia Siebert plans the organization’s season, much like preparing a multi-course meal that is mixed with decadent flavors. She has burgeoning artists whose fledgling careers are taking shape on the world stage to veterans whose deftness at their musical craft is second to none.
The enchanted tale of spells, beasts, and love took the stage in the form of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Tuesday December 10 at the Music Hall in Kansas City. Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions the play garnered nine Tony Award nominations, winning the Tony for Best Costume Design, and 10 Drama Desk nominations in 1994. Presented by the Theater League of Kansas City the non-equity production is part of the Broadway Across America series.
It is a wonderful, magical tale about looking beyond what is on the outside and finding the beauty within. Disney's timeless stage masterpiece Beauty and the Beast is sure to be a hit this holiday season.
Watch and listen as Aram describes Christmas Festival 2013 with KC Symphony, Rezound! Handbell Ensemble, Allegro Children's Choir, Kansas City Symphony Chorus and Teresa Gomez. Tickets are still available, call (816) 471-0400 or visit KCSymphony.org.
It's beginning to look a lot like Disney in downtown Kansas City with the arrival of the smash hit Broadway musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, to Kansas City's Music Hall. The touring NETworks production has spared no effort--with lavish sets, imaginative costumes, and dazzling special effects--to bring Disney magic (with pixie dust aplenty) to one of Walt's hometowns.
Ric Averill doesn’t stand still very long. Even catching the longtime artistic director for the performing arts at the Lawrence Arts Center in a casual conversation can be difficult. He’s always going somewhere.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opened Dec. 12 at the Music Hall in downtown Kansas City to a near capacity crowd of excited youngsters of all ages and invited all present to sit back, enjoy, and, “Be Our Guest.”
Baby Boomers who grew up watching sitcoms like The Honeymooners, I Love Lucy, and All in the Family get a nostalgic trip back to the past while watching Never Too Late at the New Theatre Restaurant this holiday season. George Wendt and his real-life spouse of 35 years, Bernadette Birkett, don't have to fake the chemistry between them in this 1960s era comedy, spruced up by director Dennis Hennessy. Their genuine affection for each other shines through all their squabbles onstage.
It's the dream of playwrights everywhere to see their words make the leap from the page to the stage. The Crossroads venue known as The Living Room is currently helping young writers build that bridge with a project called The Writer's Den.