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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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14th Annual Kansas City Storytelling Celebration showcases the art of storytelling - KC Live

Storytelling is a true art form and the 14th Annual Kansas City Storytelling Celebration is a way for the whole family to experience the art for free.
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"Mystery of Edwin Drood" opens Friday at The Barn Players' Playhouse - examiner.com

"Mystery of Edwin Drood" opens Friday at The Barn Players' Playhouse - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Barn Players go all out with the next production, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, based on the unfinished novel by classic author, Charles Dickens with the musical running from Nov. 8 through 24.

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Edelman: Spinning Tree Theatre’s ‘AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ a Hot Hit | KC Confidential

Edelman: Spinning Tree Theatre’s ‘AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ a Hot Hit | KC Confidential | OffStage | Scoop.it

Things may be turning chilly in Penn Valley Park…

But Andy Parkhurst and Michael Grayman– the dudes behind newcomer Spinning Tree Theatre– are heating up one corner of that sylvan glade with the hot hits of AIN’T MISBEHAVIN (now thru November 17 at the Just Off Broadway Theatre).

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Lawrence Arts Commission celebrates with 2013 Phoenix Award winners - LJWorld.com

A month and a half after announcing this year's Phoenix Awards winners, the Lawrence Arts Commission celebrated the achievements of its five medalists Sunday.

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Tivoli Cinemas in Westport needs to raise a lot of money to stay in business - The Pitch

Tivoli Cinemas in Westport needs to raise a lot of money to stay in business - The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
As we've previously noted, Hollywood studios will soon stop producing film prints and switch entirely to digital projection. This puts the onus on movie theaters to convert to all-digital projection, which costs a lot of money.
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Eboni Fondren 'Ain't Misbehavin' At Spinning Tree Theatre - KCUR

Eboni Fondren 'Ain't Misbehavin' At Spinning Tree Theatre - KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

In this scene, singer Eboni Fondren performs 'I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling' in Spinning Tree Theatre's production of Ain't Misbehavin' at Just Off Broadway Theatre.

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Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: "The Pipe" - KBIA

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: "The Pipe" - KBIA | OffStage | Scoop.it

In this episode, we bring you a chilling Halloween tale called "The Pipe," published anonymously.

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Women’s Center Vagina Monologues Auditions Begin Nov. 8 - UMatters

Women’s Center Vagina Monologues Auditions Begin Nov. 8 - UMatters | OffStage | Scoop.it

In mid-November, the UMKC Women’s Center and Violence Prevention and Response Project will host auditions for the 2014 production of “The Vagina Monologues.” All skill levels are welcome, and no memorization is required.

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Behzod Abduraimov impresses again in solo turn with KC Symphony - KansasCity.com

Behzod Abduraimov impresses again in solo turn with KC Symphony - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Behzod Abduraimov delivers luxuriant romanticism and fiery virtuosity in the Saint-Saens piano concert, a highlight of this weekend’s Symphony programs.
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Philosophy and mysticism pervade Mozart’s ever-popular ‘Magic Flute’ - KansasCity.com

Philosophy and mysticism pervade Mozart’s ever-popular ‘Magic Flute’ - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Lyric Opera of Kansas City will present Mozart’s fairytale masterpiece in an eye-popping new production.
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2013 Phoenix Awards: Theatre Lawrence, a dream come true | Lawrence.com

To those who need proof of the significance of performing arts in the Lawrence community: reach out to the more than 700 donors who made the new Theatre Lawrence facility possible.

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Wit and classy performances come together in Spinning Tree’s lively ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ - KansasCity.com

Wit and classy performances come together in Spinning Tree’s lively ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Andy Parkhurst and Michael Grayman, founders of Spinning Tree Theatre, have put together their most impressive production so far -- a spirited reading of “Ain’t Misbehavin,’” the 1978 musical revue that celebrates music written or recorded by Fats Waller.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/11/03/4595229/wit-and-classy-performances-come.html#storylink=cpy
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Office Space: Mike Severo, owner of 902 Sound and Film Studios - Ink

Whether he’s recording a folksy Americana guitarist downstairs or editing the music video for an electro-punk band upstairs, Severo is committed to perfecting every song and video left in his care.
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More Than a Commitment | KC Studio

More Than a Commitment | KC Studio | OffStage | Scoop.it

Deborah Shouse and Ron Zoglin understand commitment. They have been committed to each other as partners and companions. They have been committed to understanding the needed love and compassion required in accepting and loving parents through dementia. They dedicated themselves to the task of self-publishing the book, Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey

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Paul Pepper: GreenHouse Theater Project & Ozark Fiber Fling

Today Paul Pepper chats with ELIZABETH BRAATEN PALMIERI, who invites you to Cabarasque, a Cabaret-themed fundraiser at The Bridge!

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kcjazzlark: In Lieu of 1000 Words: Kelley Hunt and the Messenger Legacy Band

kcjazzlark: In Lieu of 1000 Words: Kelley Hunt and the Messenger Legacy Band | OffStage | Scoop.it

Reasonable people could reasonably disagree over how many acts on the main stage of Kansas City’s 18th and Vine Jazz and Blues Festival were actually jazz or blues. But neither of these two acts would be in question.

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‘The Magic Flute’ On Its Way To KC | The Vignette

‘The Magic Flute’ On Its Way To KC | The Vignette | OffStage | Scoop.it

 

First Friday was magical this month.

The Lyric Opera devoted First Friday in November to building excitement about the upcoming production of “The Magic Flute.”

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Spinning Tree Theatre opens their third season with an amazing revue - examiner.com

Spinning Tree Theatre opens their third season with an amazing revue - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

With a performance attended by Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James, Spinning Tree Theatre opened their third season with, Ain’t Misbehaven’. The highly entertaining musical revue opened on Saturday Nov. 2 at the Just Off Broadway Theatre. The Fats Waller Musical Show is a tribute to the jazz pianist, composer and comedic entertainer, who is most remembered for such songs as Stormy Weather.

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Tony Award winning musical 'Ain't Misbehavin' comes to Kansas City - KCLive.tv

Tony Award winning musical 'Ain't Misbehavin' comes to Kansas City - KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

The only musical revue to ever win the Tony Award for Best Musical, 'Ain't Misbehavin' is a celebration of music  performed, and/or made famous by the legendary Harlem Renaissance artist, pianist, composer and entertainer Fats Waller. Stars Eboni Fondren and Jennie Greenberry share all the details of this not to be missed show.

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Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: “Mr. Clackworthy Tells the Truth" - KBIA

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: “Mr. Clackworthy Tells the Truth" - KBIA | OffStage | Scoop.it

In this episode, we bring you a humorous piece of caper fiction called "Mr. Clackworthy Tells the Truth," by Christopher B. Booth.

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Bloch School Showing Documentary “The 25,000 Mile Love Story” on Nov. 14 - UMatters

Bloch School Showing Documentary “The 25,000 Mile Love Story” on Nov. 14 - UMatters | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Henry W. Bloch School of Management will host the Kansas City premier of UMKC supporters Joe and Judy Roetheli’s documentary – “The 25,000 Mile Love Story”– a film about Joe’s Swiss cousin, Serge Roetheli, and his wife, Nicole, who accomplished a 25,000 mile run around the world.

 

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Basie counterpart embodied history of jazz - Columbia Daily Tribune

News of Frank Wess' passing Thursday from kidney failure traveled quickly throughout the jazz community. It's understandable — looking at the breadth and scope of Wess' career is like taking a trip through much of jazz history.
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