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Like a land mine in Afghanistan, Red Badge Variations explodes onto the stage of the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City. The world premiere of the play written by Melissa Cooper and directed by Kyle Hatley opened the 35th season of the Coterie on Friday night. The play parallels the models of soldiers introduced in Stephen Crane’s classic Civil War novel, The Red Badge of Courage. As thought-provoking as Cooper’s new play is, it does not try to take a pro or anti-pro position of the war.
Known for his role on "Sullivan and Son", Roy Wood Jr. is taking to the stage in Kansas City, and this time it is un-scripted. We chat with Roy Wood Jr. where he dishes on everything from his love life, to where he finds comedy inspiration.
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.”
Are you looking for a great date idea that combines humor, sports, theatre and fine dining all in one? Paradise Playhouse presents "The Fox on the Fairway" as their final dinner theatre production of the season.
Theater fans, the classic "The Capulets and the Montagues" is set to take the stage at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City with some very big names leading the cast. Two stars, Nicole Cabell and Grammy Award winner, Joyce DiDonato, give us the inside scoop on the play and the long standing tradition of women playing men's roles in theater.
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.