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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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‘Spamalot’ offers nice tunes, big laughs in auspicious Starlight opener | KansasCity.com

Weather cooperates to begin Starlight’s season with a lively production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot.”
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Kantorei Review | KC Independent

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Kansas City has long been a choral haven, and never as much as today. Of the dozen local professional or semi-professional choral ensembles I can think of just off-hand (not including church choirs), more than half were founded in the last decade. Some have fought hard and fizzled, others have found a niche – and funding – and have persevered. A few have flourished and built a following.

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'Sordid Lives' tells sordid tale of Texas white trash family | examiner.com

'Sordid Lives' tells sordid tale of Texas white trash family | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Check several sources on the Internet for Sordid Lives and see that the play by Del Shores constantly receives the term "black comedy about white trash", and th
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Kansas City Chorale offers beauty, comfort for Memorial Day | KansasCity.com

At the beginning of the holiday weekend, the Kansas City Chorale presented a viewpoint of meditative introspection and gentle release.
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Cantus at the Harriman, Asher Fisch at KC Symphony, ‘American Buffalo’ at KC Rep | KC Independent

Cantus at the Harriman, Asher Fisch at KC Symphony, ‘American Buffalo’ at KC Rep | KC Independent | OffStage | Scoop.it

Cantus is an all-male a cappella ensemble consisting of nine singers who perform a most eclectic mix of music from all eras and genres. The group’s Harriman-Jewell Series debut on May 16th – bumped from its February date because of mounds of snow – displayed this variety to a dizzying degree, and at the same time showed off the ensemble’s delicious, highly refined choral blend.

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Hurlyburly: Coke is tough, being a man tougher | Pitch

Hurlyburly: Coke is tough, being a man tougher | Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Living Room's electric revival of Hurlyburly caps a spring theater season that has hummed with masculine energy.
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No weak link in Cantus ensemble’s lineup | KansasCity.com

The Harriman-Jewell Series presented an eclectic performance Thursday by Cantus, a nine-voice, Minneapolis-based men’s vocal chamber ensemble. “On the Shoulders of Giants” was a polished and rewarding program to hear.
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Miss Abigail is side-splitting fun at the American Heartland Theatre | examiner.com

Miss Abigail is side-splitting fun at the American Heartland Theatre | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
“Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage” written by Ken Davenport and Sarah Saltzberg with direction by Paul Hough is now playing at the American Heartland Theatre
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Hello Again turns love's wheel at Spinning Tree Theatre | The Pitch

Hello Again turns love's wheel at Spinning Tree Theatre | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
When Viennese playwright Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde debuted, around the turn of the 20th century, it was seen as so risqué — well, pornographic — that it went unproduced again for two decades.
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Review: Harriman Jewel Series Discovery Concert | KC Independent

Review: Harriman Jewel Series Discovery Concert | KC Independent | OffStage | Scoop.it

Young performers these days are so often given to musical excess and personal flamboyance that it’s refreshing to find one with a solid and sensible foundation on which to build a substantial career. Pianist Jan Lisiecki, 18, has excellent technique, sensitive musicality and a reasoned approach to the piano.

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Auntie Mame'd coaxes blues right outta audiences & delivers hearty laughs | examiner.com

Auntie Mame'd coaxes blues right outta audiences & delivers hearty laughs | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

“You're special fascination'll prove to be inspirational. We think you're just sensational, Mame.” and she was, and is, and forever will be, sensational. If you have any doubts about it, go see Auntie Mame’d, A Musical Parody, on the Jerome Stage at The Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City and support the fight against AIDS at the same time.

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‘Hello Again’ is a class act — sexy, serious and provocative | KansasCity.com

‘Hello Again’ is a class act — sexy, serious and provocative | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Spinning Tree Theatre serves up a classy production of Michael John LaChiusa’s “Hello Again,” an American musical that embraces sex like few others.
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The Living Room stages the strengths of ‘Hurlyburly,’ an absorbing play about men and the women they fear | KansasCity.com

Strong performances in “Hurlyburly” capture the madness of drug-addled Hollywood hustlers a generation ago.
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Shaham, KC Symphony present passionate, innovative peformance | KansasCity.com

Shaham, KC Symphony present passionate, innovative peformance | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Kansas City Symphony brought an unconventional twist to Friday evening’s concert in Helzberg Hall.
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Kansas City Symphony orchestrates grand Celebration at the Station 2013 | examiner.com

Kansas City Symphony orchestrates grand Celebration at the Station 2013 | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Kansas City audiences celebrated Memorial Day with class, joining the memories of the past with the present, when the Liberty Memorial, the only official WWI Me
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A Feminine Ending mixes musical aspirations with life struggles | examiner.com

A Feminine Ending mixes musical aspirations with life struggles | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Inspiration and perspiration go hand in hand when trying to create something new from nothing, and for artists, that’s exactly where genius comes–from the blank
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KC's AHT nears exit with Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage. | examiner.com

KC's AHT nears exit with Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage. | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

The news of American Heartland Theater’s closing clangs through the theater world in Kansas City as the 25 year venue ends with only the current production and one more. Theater goers will miss the 400-seat venue that’s entertained theatergoers for over two decades.

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Surviving the Mystery Train's murder-mystery dinner theater | Pitch

Surviving the Mystery Train's murder-mystery dinner theater | Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
There was a time, and it was not that long ago, when the promise of a free meal was enough to persuade people to accompany me to just about any event, no matter how stupid. But lately, everybody seems to have a little more money and a lot less time.
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Banjo pickin' fun motivates audiences to tap feet, clap hands, & sing along | examiner.com

Banjo pickin' fun motivates audiences to tap feet, clap hands,  & sing along | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Early American, Southern , Gospel, Bluegrass, Folk, Cowboy, Country, Tin Pan Alley, children’s song, silly songs, modern country, top 40 hits–all of these genre
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KC Symphony creates elegant evening of music at Helzberg Hall | KansasCity.com

KC Symphony creates elegant evening of music at Helzberg Hall | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Every now and then after the intermission of a concert, you have to ask yourself if you are listening to the same performers.
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‘Miss Abigail’ has its moments, but there’s no there there | KansasCity.com

‘Miss Abigail’ has its moments, but there’s no there there | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
In “Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage,” which runs through June 23 at the American Heartland Theatre, the writers tap-dance right up to the brink of saying something meaningful about society and sexual mores.
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The Rep finds strong currency in Mamet's American Buffalo | The Pitch

The Rep finds strong currency in Mamet's American Buffalo | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre's revival of American Buffalo, one of David Mamet's earliest plays, still has the power to shock.
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Religion Meets Arts, and It's a Draw | KC Independent

Religion Meets Arts, and It's a Draw | KC Independent | OffStage | Scoop.it

My Name is Asher Lev became a classic work of American fiction virtually from the day it came out in 1972, and Aaron Posner’s theatrical adaptation of it is every bit as potent.

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Hello Again explores sexual conquests throughout 20th Century | examiner.com

Hello Again explores sexual conquests throughout 20th Century | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Hello Again, a musical romp, explores the sexual drives and desires of the 10 cast members’ characters as they portray the seduction scenes, mostly through musi
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The Tenors play to large, enthusiastic crowd at the Midland | KansasCity.com

The Tenors play to large, enthusiastic crowd at the Midland | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Four engaging young Canadians called The Tenors beguiled a capacity crowd at the Midland Theatre Friday evening with a polished road show that covered musical territory from immortal tenor arias to American religious music to Elvis Presley and Bob...
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