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Mission hosts world famous bass virtuoso for workshop at SM North | Prairie Village Post

Mission hosts world famous bass virtuoso for workshop at SM North | Prairie Village Post | OffStage | Scoop.it

“He is the greatest living bass player in the world easily, and arguably the greatest for all time.” That’s how Johnny Hamil describes Francois Rabbath, the Syrian-born Parisian who is in Mission this week for an extraordinary bass workshop. For one week, Mission becomes the most important city on the continent — if you play the double bass.

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Winnie-the-Pooh searches for more honey in The Barn Kids' July show | examiner.com

Winnie-the-Pooh searches for more honey in The Barn Kids' July show | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Winnie-the-Pooh plans to find the honey, and you know that’s gonna put him in direct path of honey bees, but don’t be afraid, it’s not real bees when The Barn Kids to present Disney’s Winnie-the-Pooh Kids July 23-25.

 

 

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All In the Family | KC Studio

The reviews are in and first-time actor Mikhail McIntosh said his on-stage experience in the Fine Arts Showcase
at the Rep was “very much a ten … or an eleven.”

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Arts Center's Behind the Story Series travels back in time to the '60s | LJWorld.com

Directors at the Lawrence Arts Center don’t just want audience members to come to the Summer Youth Theater shows. With the Behind the Story Series, they want them to learn about the cultural and political themes surrounding the plots.

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Review: Washburn University production of 'Quake' hits some high notes | cjonline.com

Washburn University's production of "Quake," written by Melanie Marnich, is the story of one woman's coast-to-coast quest to find the love of her life.
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Movie to start filming in early July in Lecompton | cjonline.com

Filmmaker Dan Ginavan maneuvered a crane-mounted video camera to pan in on actress Natalie Jensen as she stood on the stage of the theater in the old Lecompton High School building.

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Washburn's 'Quake' full of fault lines, funny lines | cjonline.com

Washburn's 'Quake' full of fault lines, funny lines | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Described by critics as "quirky," award-winning playwright Melanie Marnich's "Quake" features a young woman who is on a coast-to-coast quest for "the Big Love" while getting advice from an astrophysicist turned serial killer who murders the men who disappoint her in relationships.

 

 

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Summer Youth Theater’s production of ‘Macbeth’ not about the curse | LJWorld.com

Doug Weaver isn’t superstitious. At least not about theater.

“I’m intensely superstitious when it comes to my golf game,” he says. “But not when it comes to theater.”

So the prospect of directing the most legendarily cursed play of all time — William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” — didn’t daunt him. In fact, he was looking forward to it.

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'Charlotte's Web' delights young audiences | examiner.com

'Charlotte's Web' delights young audiences | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Tallgrass Theater Company presented Charlotte’s Web for a 3-show run June 14 and 15 at Wheatridge Middle School in Gardner, KS, drawing loud applause and happy
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Triple threat: Young trio wins national music competition | LJWorld.com

Triple threat: Young trio wins national music competition | LJWorld.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

A Lawrence-based trio of young musicians is performing in New York City today after winning Grand Prize in the 2013 National Young Artists Chamber Music and Ensemble Competition, sponsored by the National League of Performing Arts.

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High School Musical Students Recognized at Blue Star Awards

High School Musical Students Recognized at Blue Star Awards | OffStage | Scoop.it

Musical theatre students and instructors from area high schools gathered at Starlight Theatre last week for the Eleventh Annual Blue Star Awards.  The ceremony included productions by six of the nominated high schools with presentations by local celebrity presenters and Taylor Louderman from the Broadway musical Bring It On.

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Maplewood Barn | Paul Pepper

Today Paul Pepper talks to ALLYSSA HUSKEY about Maplewood Barn Theatre's Children's Camp, for ages 5-12. Registration ends July 11!

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Starlight documenting SM East theatre star’s trip to NYC for national awards | Prairie Village Post

Starlight documenting SM East theatre star’s trip to NYC for national awards | Prairie Village Post | OffStage | Scoop.it

Starlight Theater is documenting SM East graduate Lily Kaufmann’s trip to New York for the 5th Annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards — also known as the “Jimmy Awards.” 

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Blue Star Winners in NYC: Dinner at Sardi's and a Broadway Show | Starlight

Blue Star Winners in NYC: Dinner at Sardi's and a Broadway Show | Starlight | OffStage | Scoop.it

Blue Star Winners in NYC: At lunch Thursday, Patrick and Lily were treated to a talk-back session with special guest Kirstin Tucker from the Tony® winning musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Kristin's credits also include the national tours of West Side Story and A Chorus Line as well as numerous regional theater productions. They were also joined by choreographer Kiesha Lalama. Kiesha graduated from Point Park University, is credited with more than 40 works, and recently choreographed the MTV film, "Perks of Being a Wallflower." She offered great advice about college training, answered questions about her responsibilities as Assistant Dance Captain, and even taught a mini dance lesson!

The day concluded with dinner at Sardi's and the Broadway production of Annie, starring Glee's Jane Lynch as Miss Hannigan.

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Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Host Summer Opera Camp | Broadway World

Lyric Opera of Kansas City to Host Summer Opera Camp | Broadway World | OffStage | Scoop.it
Lyric Opera of Kansas City will host its Summer Opera Camp from July 29 to August 9, 2013 for students between the ages of 9 and 18. The camp will meet Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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Winnie-the-Pooh seeks honey while helping locate Christopher Robin | examiner.com

Winnie-the-Pooh seeks honey while helping locate Christopher Robin | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Winnie-the-Pooh plans to find the honey, and you know that’s gonna put him in direct path of honey bees, but don’t be afraid, it’s not real bees when The Barn Kids to present Disney’s Winnie-the-Pooh Kids July 23-25.

 

 

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Theater campers wrap up session with Gage Park shows | cjonline.com

Theater campers wrap up session with Gage Park shows | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Up-and-coming actors from ages 5 to 13 ended the first session of Helen Hocker Theater camps Friday in true show business fashion by performing for audiences.
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The Barn Kids perform in 'Winnie the Pooh' | examiner.com

The Barn Kids perform in 'Winnie the Pooh' | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Barn Players in Mission, Kan. produced and performed Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, through their Barn Kids program. The program is part of the Barn Jr. and is designed for kid’s ages third through sixth grades. The Barn Kids produces two shows in the summer; the second of the series will be a re-production of Pooh with a new cast in July.

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Dance Is The Catalyst For AileyCamp | KCUR

Dance Is The Catalyst For AileyCamp | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it
Alvin Ailey was an African American choreographer who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. For the past 25 years, Kansas City
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Elena Cleaves's curator insight, October 22, 2013 5:02 PM

Choreographer who founded their own company

Elizabeth DeLuce's curator insight, November 3, 2014 6:11 PM

This is a fantastic example of how modern dancers are going back to communities. By running this camp, they are empowering not only future dancers, but also educated and knowledgeable citizens. This provides children with the opportunity to learn from something they would not normally be exposed to.

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Olathe thespian group prepares to take the stage at national festival | WDAF

The Olathe South thespian group is rehearsing for national thespian festival.
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Starlight Theatre recognizes KC Metro high school theatrical achievements | examiner.com

Starlight Theatre recognizes KC Metro high school theatrical achievements | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

For the past 11 years Starlight Theatre’s educational outreach program recognized high school musical theater students and their productions across the metropolitan Kansas City area with nominations in about 20 categories of competition

 

 

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