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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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Haunting Soundtrack For Silent Classic 'The Phantom Of The Opera' - KCUR

Haunting Soundtrack For Silent Classic 'The Phantom Of The Opera' - KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Phantom of the Opera, a 1925 silent film, tells the story of an organist who lurks beneath an opera house. This Halloween night, organist Aaron David
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EMU Theatre brings homegrown 'Horrorshow' to the stage | Lawrence.com

EMU Theatre brings homegrown 'Horrorshow' to the stage | Lawrence.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Independent community-based group EMU Theatre is bringing "Horrorshow VII: Tales of Monsters, Malevolence and Mercy" to the Lawrence Arts Center on Halloween.
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Kansas University jazz group to perform specially arranged pieces with Alaturka / LJWorld.com

The Kansas University Jazz Ensemble I is joining Kansas City-based ensemble Alaturka in concert for a special performance at the Lawrence Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7.

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2013 Phoenix Awards: Classical guitarist finds life certainty in music / LJWorld.com

2013 Phoenix Awards: Classical guitarist finds life certainty in music / LJWorld.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

John Jervis claims to have taught himself classical guitar because of the poetry he heard in the art of it, but it seems the music brought out the poetry in him.

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Pianist Alon Goldstein, solo voices shine in ‘Symphonic Poetry’ - KansasCity.com

Pianist Alon Goldstein, solo voices shine in ‘Symphonic Poetry’ - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Just as the Romantic poets idealized the heroism of the individual, Kansas City Symphony made good use of the orchestra members’ soloistic abilities during the “Symphonic Poetry” concert in Helzberg Hall on Friday night, featuring pianist Alon Goldstein

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/26/4578037/pianist-alon-goldstein-symphony.html#storylink=cpy
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Professional violinist works with Northland students - KSHB

Students part of Staley Orchestra had the opportunity to perform with famous TSO musican Mark Wood.
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Climbing together to fall in love - KansasCity.com

Climbing together to fall in love - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
“Our lighting designer has a similar last name,” one of Molly Alspaugh’s new colleagues told her. In October 2001, 29-year old Molly was starting her job as a graphic designer at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
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Soprano Deborah Voigt sings with passion, commitment and skill - KansasCity.com

Soprano Deborah Voigt sings with passion, commitment and skill - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Romance — in all its complicated, maddening, I'm Just Another Salad On The Highway of Love glory — took center stage Friday night with soprano Deborah Voigt at the Folly Theater.
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kcjazzlark: In Lieu of 1000 Words: Bettye LaVette at the 18th and Vine Jazz and Blues Festival

kcjazzlark: In Lieu of 1000 Words: Bettye LaVette at the 18th and Vine Jazz and Blues Festival | OffStage | Scoop.it

The weather was ideal. An email last week thanked the 5000-plus fans who were there, so attendance was apparently down from a couple years back. But considering all the snakebites Kansas City’s 18th and Vine Jazz and Blues Festival endured leading up to this year’s event, the day proved to be a wonderful celebration, a fun and successful foundation on which to build.

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River City Community Players "All My Sons" review by ghostpug6 - KC Stage Reviews

I wasn’t familiar with the story “All My Sons” prior to seeing this play performed by the River City Community Players, and I’m glad I went into the theater not knowing what I was about to see. The play is about big issues: how multiple lives can change because of one decision; how ambition can cloud judgment; how personal pride, loyalty to family, and what one owes to his fellow citizens can collide; how far a person can go to deny the truth in order to maintain a sense of order in life. This play forces one to consider the values of truth, loyalty, and duty. In short, it fulfills one of art’s major functions: to instruct.

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No Limits: Crescendo! - UMKC Conservatory

Join us Friday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. in the Kauffman Center's Helzberg Hall for the Conservatory's Crescendo performance. This 60-minute nonstop performance features faculty and students from all creative areas of the Conservatory. Don't miss it! Tickets, 816-235-6222 or 816-994-7222.

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Sherlock Holmes takes on a new case at Topeka Civic Theatre - cjonline.com

Sherlock Holmes takes on a new case at Topeka Civic Theatre - cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
"Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club," which opens Friday at Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy, isn't a stage adaptation of any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tales but comes off as if he penned it.
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Film Commission Board Member Michelle Davidson Wins Emmy! - Film Commission of Greater Kansas City

Film Commission Board Member Michelle Davidson Wins Emmy! - Film Commission of Greater Kansas City | OffStage | Scoop.it
Meet Michelle Davidson. She’s a Film Commission board member, a co-host on Kansas City Live on KSHB Channel 41 and now a Mid-America Emmy award
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The Kauffman Center announces launch of EncoreTix | Kauffman Center

The Kauffman Center announces launch of EncoreTix | Kauffman Center | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts offers great theater productions in music, dance and theatre from a wide variety of performers.
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Thank You Starlight Ambassadors! - Starlight Theatre

Thank You Starlight Ambassadors! - Starlight Theatre | OffStage | Scoop.it

On Tuesday, October 29 Starlight Theatre honored its premiere volunteer organization, the Starlight Ambassadors, with end-of-year appreciation party. This yearly event recognizes those who donate their time and talents to make each Guest's night at Starlight an unforgettable experience.

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SM North’s “The Haunting of Hill House” opens Tuesday :: Prairie Village Post

SM North’s “The Haunting of Hill House” opens Tuesday :: Prairie Village Post | OffStage | Scoop.it

Want to start early on the Halloween week chills? Then head to the SM North presentation of “The Haunting of Hill House,” which starts Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Margaret McClatchey Little Theatre.

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Buoyed by strong performances, ‘Three Viewings’ offers absorbing mix of harsh reality, rich humor - KansasCity.com

The Kansas City Actors Theatre serves up a unique production of Jeffrey Hatcher’s “Three Viewings,” which balances sharp humor and dark reality — and is performed in a funeral parlor.
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Unique theater experience comes with KC Actors Theatre's new production - examiner.com

Unique theater experience comes with KC Actors Theatre's new production - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Funerals provide an opportunity for family and friends to find closure after a personal loss as well as give a way to reminisce, reflect, and renew other relationships at the traditional viewing at funeral parlors, however, each viewing stands unique.

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Globe-trotting pianist Behzod Abduraimov, based in Parkville, returns to Symphony stage - KansasCity.com

Globe-trotting pianist Behzod Abduraimov, based in Parkville, returns to Symphony stage - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Behzod Abduraimov, 23, who is wrapping up his bachelor’s degree in piano performance at Park University, already has won the London International Piano Competition and has released his first CD on the Decca label.
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Two of a kind: Stephens and MU plays share similarities - Columbia Daily Tribune

Stephens College and the University of Missouri both house vibrant theater programs. As such, their calendars are filled each year with performances on their main stages and in their smaller, less formal spaces.
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Waiting in Line - Withered World

Cecil, the leader at a 'waiting in line' facility gets a visit from an old friend. The last episode of "Withered World." www.witheredworld.tv Written and Directed…
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Egads! Theatre Company presents 'Tell Me on a Sunday' - examiner.com

Egads! Theatre Company presents 'Tell Me on a Sunday' - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Tell Me on a Sunday with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black will be presented by Egads! Theatre Company Nov. 6 through Nov. 23. This one-act musical will be playing at the Off Center Theatre in Crown Center and is based on an idea of Tim Rice, which he had wanted to develop for television. The show was originally presented at the Sydmonton Festival in 1979 with positive reactions. It was later re-written as a one-act play and produced in London in 2003. After three years it moved to Broadway with Bernadette Peters in the starring role.

 

 

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Trumpeter, composer, visionary brings magnum opus to the Harriman-Jewell Series | KC Independent

Trumpeter, composer, visionary brings magnum opus to the Harriman-Jewell Series | KC Independent | OffStage | Scoop.it

In 2008 the world-renowned trumpeter and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Wynton Marsalis determined to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church with an ambitious mass for choir, soloists and jazz orchestra. Abyssinian 200: a Celebration was a hit, and on October 19th the Grammy-winning performer, author, classical celebrity, ambassador of peace and Jazz from Lincoln Center artistic director brought the piece to the Harriman-Jewell Series.

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'Terror of the Plains' Horror Fest will haunt the Alamo Drafthouse this Halloween - KCLive.tv

'Terror of the Plains' Horror Fest will haunt the Alamo Drafthouse this Halloween - KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

If you are looking for something that doesn't involve trick-or-treating this Halloween, check out the second annual "Terror on the Plains" Horror Festival that will be taking over the Alamo Drafthouse October 31. Tim English, Director of PopFilmKC and filmmaker Alden Miller fill us in on all the thrills and gore you can expect to see at the festival.

 
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Dance company returns in fine form after eight-year pause - KC Independent

Dance company returns in fine form after eight-year pause - KC Independent | OffStage | Scoop.it

What a delight it was to see the Dance Theatre of Harlem back on the local stage, in its first appearance on the Harriman-Jewell Series, or in Kansas City for that matter, since April of 2001.

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