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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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Greenhouse Theatre Project | Paul Pepper

ELIZABETH BRAATEN PALMIERI and EMILY ADAMS are back to invite kids, ages 10-14, that are interested in all aspects of theatre to join a one-week summer camp at Greenhouse Theatre Project. 

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Spotlight on Cindy Jeffries: A Closed Door is an Open Opportunity | Northland Lifestyle

Spotlight on Cindy Jeffries: A Closed Door is an Open Opportunity | Northland Lifestyle | OffStage | Scoop.it

Alexander Graham Bell said, “when one door closes, another door opens; but we so often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”

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As You Like It is all the Shakespeare you need this summer | The Pitch

As You Like It is all the Shakespeare you need this summer | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it

Last year's Shakespeare Festival tackled two shows: the ever-delightful A Midsummer Night's Dream and the weighty Antony and Cleopatra. This summer, the festival has dispensed with a tragic half to concentrate on the season-appropriate As You Like It — flowers, weddings, the love of nature and the nature of love.

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Coterie Acts: Hunger Games (Week 2)

Coterie Acts Summer Class, Scenes from Hunger Game: Catching Fire at United Dance Studio
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Chris Hernandez leaves Unicorn Theatre for City Hall communications gig | The Pitch

Chris Hernandez leaves Unicorn Theatre for City Hall communications gig | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
Chris Hernandez is heading to City Hall.Less than a year after departing broadcast news, longtime Kansas City TV reporter Chris Hernandez is leaving his job at the Unicorn Theatre and setting up shop at City Hall.
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Father And Son On Stage At Heart Of America Shakespeare Festival | KCUR

Father And Son On Stage At Heart Of America Shakespeare Festival | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

This year, in its 21st season, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival presents the romantic comedy, As You Like It. The production features conflicts between brothers, and a circuitous path to love.

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Koonce and Megee give Coterie’s ‘Lyle the Crocodile’ its biting humor | KansasCity.com

Koonce and Megee give Coterie’s ‘Lyle the Crocodile’ its biting humor | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Missy Koonce and Ron Megee direct “Lyle the Crocodile,” which runs through Aug. 4 at the Coterie Theatre, and assigned themselves attention-grabbing supporting roles. Together, they push the show’s eccentric humor to the limit.
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Barn Players announce new production of 'Dangerous Liaisons' | examiner.com

Barn Players announce new production of 'Dangerous Liaisons' | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Well-established local director Darren Sextro announces his cast for his next show, Dangerous Liaisons, to be performed at The Barn Players Theater from July 19-Aug 4.

 

 

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Heart of America’s ‘As You Like It’ a witty, amusing romp | KansasCity.com

Heart of America’s ‘As You Like It’ a witty, amusing romp | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival production of “As You Like It” invites audiences back to the era of peace and love.
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Review: 'Pageant Play' a satirical success | cjonline.com

A spoof on the bizarre world of toddler beauty pageants, Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy's "Pageant Play" is the equivalent of a summer beach read. Grab a martini, relax and enjoy a night of mindless entertainment.
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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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Relationship dissolves age difference | KansasCity.com

Relationship dissolves age difference | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Michael Donovan, 42, walked into an LGBT discussion group at Unity Temple on the Plaza in January 2002. Dennis Porter, 28, thought the man who sat next to him was “handsome but too old.”
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Local Actors Heighten The Authenticity Of 'Real Pirates' | KCUR

Local Actors Heighten The Authenticity Of 'Real Pirates' | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it
The remains of a sunken pirate ship found off of Cape Cod, Mass. in 1984 form the ballast of the traveling National Geographic exhibit Real Pirates,
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Rocky Horror Show rocks Off Center stage with Transylvania transexual humor | examiner.com

Rocky Horror Show rocks Off Center stage with Transylvania transexual humor | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

“The Rocky Horror Show turns 40 this summer, and Egads! Theater Company is throwing the party with everyone invited to actively participate,” Barbara Eubank, Egads! Theater Company manager, said.

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A Community Tradition: Gladstone Theatre In The Park Celebrates Band’s 25th Anniversary | Northland Lifestyle

A Community Tradition: Gladstone Theatre In The Park Celebrates Band’s 25th Anniversary | Northland Lifestyle | OffStage | Scoop.it

Last year, Gladstone Theatre in the park celebrated its 25th anniversary. The combined efforts of community members, the city of Gladstone and private organizations have long offered its participants and theatergoers shows steeped in involvement, acceptance and tradition. This year, it’s a milestone birthday for a specific part of the experience: the North Star Community Band. As such, Theatre in the Park’s two annual shows will be musically focused: Guys and Dolls and The Music Man.

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Cupid dies many deaths on KC’s stages | KansasCity.com

Cupid dies many deaths on KC’s stages | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Director/playwright Kyle Hatley revives “The Death of Cupid,” his “whiskey musical” that examines questions of divine fate versus human autonomy among mythological Greco-Roman characters set to country and blues.
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'The Death Of Cupid' Reinterprets The Sex Strike Of Aristophanes' 'Lysistrata' | KCUR

'The Death Of Cupid' Reinterprets The Sex Strike Of Aristophanes' 'Lysistrata' | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

With the opening this week of The Death of Cupid at the downtown performance space The Living Room, author and director Kyle Hatley is revisiting a play he's been refining since 2008. Its eternal themes of peace, war and sex have its roots in ancient Greece but still maintain a relevance to what the world looks like today.

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‘Venice’: A Hiphop Dystopia Comes to New York | TIME.com

‘Venice’: A Hiphop Dystopia Comes to New York | TIME.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Part political allegory, part Shakespearean tragedy, a new musical from the heartland
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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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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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'9-5' enlivens audiences with comedy, singing, dancing, & Dolly Parton music | examiner.com

'9-5' enlivens audiences with comedy, singing, dancing, & Dolly Parton music | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Years ago, a woman’s place was said to be in the home, and as women enter the workplace, their positions remained in the lowest in companies but the work load and stress of working and running their homes kept increasing–unequal pay, egotism, glass ceilings, sexism, bigotry and more stood in the way of their success.

 

 

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Lyle the Crocodile snaps audience to attention at The Coterie | examiner.com

Lyle the Crocodile snaps audience to attention at The Coterie | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

When moving into a new house and facing the dilemma of starting over at a new school and making new friends scares and perplexes younger students enough, but add to that a mysterious visitor in the bathroom of your new house, an crocodile who does tricks and traveled the world.

 

 

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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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Classic Musical Guys and Dolls to Open Gladstone Theatre in the Park's 26th Season | Broadway World

Classic Musical Guys and Dolls to Open Gladstone Theatre in the Park's 26th Season | Broadway World | OffStage | Scoop.it

Gladstone will open its 26th Season of Theatre in the Park with "Guys and Dolls". The show opens Friday, July5th and runs three nights consecutively through Sunday, July 7th. All performances begin at 8:30 p.m. and concessions will be provided by Gladstone Rotary.


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'9 to 5: the Musical' takes the stage at Theatre in the Park | KCLive.tv

'9 to 5: the Musical' takes the stage at Theatre in the Park | KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

A musical based on the Dolly Parton movie is taking the stage in Johnson County starting on June 21. "9 to 5: The Musical" features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton herself! The show is set in the late 1970's and feature a hilarious trio of ladies.


Read more: http://www.kshb.com/dpp/entertainment/kcl/entertainment_kcl/9-to-5-the-musical-takes-the-stage-at-theatre-in-the-park#ixzz2WsFi2zdA
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