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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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A call for scripts from area women | The Pitch

A call for scripts from area women | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
Colin YoungPotluck Productions wants your scripts for readings.Potluck Productions, a group that promotes the works of aspiring female playwrights, is looking for scripts for its First Friday Play Readings.
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Kansas City clown class teaches more than circus skills | KCTV5

Kansas City clown class teaches more than circus skills | KCTV5 | OffStage | Scoop.it
The art of clowning appeals to all ages. Now there is a class to give their inner clown some class.
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One Night with Janis Joplin to Bypass KC Rep for Broadway | Broadway World

One Night with Janis Joplin to Bypass KC Rep for Broadway | Broadway World | OffStage | Scoop.it
Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, has announced a major change in its 2013-14 season line up, beginning with the removal of One Night with Janis Joplin from the schedule.
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Why Starlight is Excited and Proud to Produce Disney’s Little Mermaid | Starlight

Why Starlight is Excited and Proud to Produce Disney’s Little Mermaid  | Starlight | OffStage | Scoop.it

Disney’s The Little Mermaid will soon grace the Starlight stage, July 23-28. Here are a few reasons why this show is so important to Starlight Theatre and Kansas City and why I hope you are excited as I am about this production.

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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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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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The New Theatre brings Buddy Holly back to life | examiner.com

The New Theatre brings Buddy Holly back to life | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

There was no mistaking the collective gasp heard in the audience when Zachary Stevenson (as Buddy Holly in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, currently playing at the New Theatre Restaurant) first appeared onstage last night. Aging baby boomers appeared not to believe their eyes--and ears--as they watched the actor run through Holly's playlist with aplomb.

 

 

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Arts Midwest 2013–2014 Shakespeare in American Communities Grants | infoZine

Arts Midwest 2013–2014 Shakespeare in American Communities Grants | infoZine | OffStage | Scoop.it
Kansas City Repertory Theatre One of 40 Theater Companies That Have Been Selected to Participate in Shakespeare in American Communities for 2013-2014.
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‘The Death of Cupid’ is sexy, funny and serious as a heart attack | KansasCity.com

‘The Death of Cupid’ is sexy, funny and serious as a heart attack | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
In “The Death of Cupid,” director Kyle Hatley creatively strives to balance comedy, tragedy and profundity, and he’s got a great cast to help him do it.
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Hocker Theater presents 'Fools' you should suffer gladly | cjonline.com

Hocker Theater presents 'Fools' you should suffer gladly | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
In the Russian town where Neil Simon set his comic fable "Fools," everyone is the village idiot.
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Audiences React to Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre's Fiddler on the Roof | Broadway World

Audiences React to Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre's Fiddler on the Roof | Broadway World | OffStage | Scoop.it
Click below to see what audience members are saying about the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre's production of Fiddler on the Roof, running through June 30!
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National 'Flashdance-The Musical' tour comes to Starlight Theatre stage | examiner.com

National 'Flashdance-The Musical' tour comes to Starlight Theatre stage | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

“Flashdance – What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Gloria,” “Manhunt,” and “I Love Rock & Roll,”–all top 40 hits of 1983 and featured in the mega-hit movie, Flashdance

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The Death of Cupid doesn't dilute Lysistrata | The Pitch

The Death of Cupid doesn't dilute Lysistrata | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
Cupid is on trial at the Living Room this month. It's a bold move in the city that's home to Hallmark and Russell Stover, but the Living Room's third season has been nothing if not bold.
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Creative Partnership: Kansas City Rep and DeLaSalle Education Center | KC Studio

Creative Partnership: Kansas City Rep and DeLaSalle Education Center | KC Studio | OffStage | Scoop.it

Maybe you didn’t know Kansas City Repertory Theatre has built a thriving education department to unlock the creative potential of young actors, writers and audiences. But ah, yes! The Rep long ago formed ambitious partnerships with schools, teachers and students. Here’s the latest on that.

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UMKC Playwright Takes Second at DC Black Theatre Festival | infoZine

UMKC Playwright Takes Second at DC Black Theatre Festival | infoZine | OffStage | Scoop.it

Scripps Howard Foundation Wire - They say the show must go on, but what if you lose your actors? That’s what happened Friday to Teresa Leggard, 30, a graduate student studying creative writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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Death of Cupid wows The Living Room audience on opening night | examiner.com

Death of Cupid wows The Living Room audience on opening night | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The creative mind of a playwright, coupled with his tight directing and a cast of Kansas City’s top actors means Kyle Hatley’s Death of Cupid–A Whiskey Musical
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'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' wows community theater audiences | examiner.com

'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' wows community theater audiences | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Gardner Community Theater, Gardner, KS presented the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat recently as its summer musical with an overabundance of talent and a wealth of upcoming younger talent in the chorus of elementary singers and actors.

 

 

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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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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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Flashdance Brings ‘80s Pop Culture to Starlight Theatre’s Stage | infoZine

Flashdance Brings ‘80s Pop Culture to Starlight Theatre’s Stage | infoZine | OffStage | Scoop.it
Thirty Years After the Film Flashdance Hit the Box Office, It Is Being Brought to Life in a National Tour on Its Way to Broadway.
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Feeling Groovy At The Heart Of America Shakespeare Festival | KCUR

Feeling Groovy At The Heart Of America Shakespeare Festival | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

This year's Heart of America Shakespeare Festival production of As You Like It, one of the Bard's romantic comedies, is set in 1967. And it's been at least 15 years since the festival presented a "full modern dress production," according to the festival's executive artistic director Sidonie Garrett who recalls it was Measure for Measure in 1998.

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Jacques Roy is a man for all seasons | KansasCity.com

Jacques Roy is a man for all seasons | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
In his third appearance at the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, this New York-based actor has been in many traditional and some not-so-traditional Shakespeare productions.
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New Theatre’s ‘Buddy’ alive with molten energy, reverberates with vintage pop | KansasCity.com

New Theatre’s ‘Buddy’ alive with molten energy, reverberates with vintage pop | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The New Theatre reprises “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” and rocks the house with pop mythology, a good cast and crack musicians. .
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Pass a plate of murder with the Mystery Train dinner theater | KansasCity.com

Pass a plate of murder with the Mystery Train dinner theater | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

The summer season for the Mystery Train interactive dinner theater begins this weekend with another “meal to die for,” this one called “Death in the Dustbowl.”

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