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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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The Magic Flute - Lyric Opera

See The Lyric Opera of Kansas City's presentation of Mozart's, "The Magic Flute" at the Muriel Kauffman Theatre Novemer 9 - 17, 2013
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In building a rep, KC Rep has stretched its budget - KansasCity.com

In building a rep, KC Rep has stretched its budget - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Revenues have not kept pace with expenses as Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s artistic director, Eric Rosen, has spent liberally in pursuit of a national reputation for the nonprofit company.
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RING OF FIRE: In anticipation of her third Harriman-Jewell appearance, soprano looks to shining future | KC Independent

RING OF FIRE: In anticipation of her third Harriman-Jewell appearance, soprano looks to shining future | KC Independent | OffStage | Scoop.it

Deborah Voigt is at an enviable point in her life where she can make career choices on the basis of what she wants to do. “I’m very lucky in that I’ve sort of already done the dream roles,” says the Illinois-born soprano, who recently captured the world’s heart in the Metropolitan Opera’s four-evening Ring of the Nibelung with her wrenching, witty and deliciously humane portrayal of opera’s most famous heroine, Brünnhilde.

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New play explores prisons, physical and societal, at Inge Theatre - LJWorld.com

Lynn Deboeck doesn’t like the term, “period piece.” At least not with regard to Naomi Wallace’s “And I and Silence,” which opens Friday in KU’s Inge Theatre under Deboeck’s direction.

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Lawrence Arts Center stages 'Sweeney Todd' | Lawrence.com

Lawrence Arts Center stages 'Sweeney Todd' | Lawrence.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Ric Averill has been thinking a lot about heritage recently. The longtime performing arts artistic director at the Lawrence Arts Center draws back the curtain on his latest project Friday, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

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Kansas City Symphony presents variety of keyboard guest artists - examiner.com

Kansas City Symphony presents variety of keyboard guest artists - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

As the fall Kansas City Symphony season continues, they feature a triple pleasure for keyboard enthusiasts with three talented keyboardists in a three-week span, two on piano and one on organ.

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Kansas City's Theatre in the Park announces summer musicals for 2014 - examiner.com

Kansas City's Theatre in the Park announces summer musicals for 2014 - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Get ready for a fun summer with TheatreTheater in the Park’s 2014 season announced today, Oct. 21, and plan to attend all family-friendly shows in the park’s amphitheater where picnics, blankets, coolers, lawn chairs and rockin’ musicals come annually.

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'A Piece of My Heart brings the Vietnam War to life - examiner.com

'A Piece of My Heart brings the Vietnam War to life - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

A Piece of My Heart is now playing at the Buddy Rogers Playhouse in Olathe, Kan. Produced by the Olathe Civic Theatre Association the play written by Shirley Lauro is the story of six women who go to Vietnam. Five of the women are nurses and one is an entertainer for the USO. Lauro does a fantastic job with the script in character and plot development. Whether it’s the entertainer who looks at the year-long assignment as a paid vacation that will booster her career, or the nurse who thinks she can request to serve in Hawaii the play looks into the heart and soul of each person.

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Arysta LifeScience - Inferno Duo - Bazilion

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Client: Arysta LifeScience Agency: Woodruff Sweitzer Animation: Bazillion
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Ad Astra makes 'A Chorus Line' its singular sensation - cjonline.com

Ad Astra makes 'A Chorus Line' its singular sensation - cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble already has sold out half its run of its production of the Broadway classic, "A Chorus Line," a show last staged by a Topeka community theater in the early 1980s.
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Writers talk shop in Seminar - The Pitch

Writers talk shop in Seminar - The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
"Writers aren't people," a character says in Seminar. Theresa Rebeck's latest play — co-produced here by the Unicorn and UMKC Theatre — pivots on that difficult premise: how to dramatize the intrinsically private, silent act of writing.
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The Foreigner jabbers anew at the Rep - The Pitch

The Foreigner jabbers anew at the Rep - The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
Contemporary theater often seems to value politics over performance. We've come to expect some plays to make us squirm in our seats as they shed light on the (usually grim) human condition.
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Opera singer Anne Walker overcomes hearing loss to continue success on stage - KC Live

For anyone, losing your hearing is a huge life change, but for an opera singer it could be the end of your career.
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Slash and Bash features horror films, Mexican food, talk with director - cjonline.com

Slash and Bash features horror films, Mexican food, talk with director - cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
An annual horror and sci-fi film festival will offer free food Saturday and the chance to ask questions of one of the film's directors.
Keith Van Sickle, who organizes the Slash and Bash festival, said six movies will begin showing at 11:30 a.m.
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New documentary on Churchill premieres - KBIA

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The National Winston Churchill Museum in Fulton is hoping to get more visitors through a new documentary.

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British invasion repeat offers new drama - KansasCity.com

British invasion repeat offers new drama - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Actor/playwrights from the United Kingdom again descend on midtown as the Central Standard Theatre presents its annual British Invasion.
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The Foreigner at The Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Review - infoZine

The Foreigner at The Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Review - infoZine | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Rep’s production of Larry Shue’s The Foreigner features a wonderful set, a great cast and spot-on directing. Naturally, mayhem and fun ensue.
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Tiffany Mogenson friends, family start dance scholarship in her honor - Prairie Village Post

Tiffany Mogenson friends, family start dance scholarship in her honor - Prairie Village Post | OffStage | Scoop.it

Friends and family of Tiffany Mogenson, the Prairie Village woman killed Oct. 11 in a major car accident at 75th Street and Roe Avenue, have started a dance scholarship in her honor.

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Finalist from Lincoln Center interviews for top Lied position - LJWorld.com

At an open talk at the Lied Center Pavilion on Monday, Derek Kwan outlined his ideas for turning the Lied into a public arts center that would be enmeshed in "the cultural fabric" of the university, city and region.

Kwan was the second of three finalists to visit the Kansas University campus to interview to be executive director of the Lied Center.

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Violinist continues to establish his place in the string firmament - KC Independent

Violinist continues to establish his place in the string firmament - KC Independent | OffStage | Scoop.it

Violinist Stefan Jackiw’s official bio and press clippings read pretty much like those of any young musician these days. He is “one of his generation’s most significant artists” who possesses “talent that’s off the scale” (Washington Post) with playing that is “striking for its intelligence and sensitivity” (Boston Globe). Like their biographies, sometimes the artistry of these musicians seems to “run together,” too, one sounding pretty much like the next. But from the first time I heard Stefan play a decade ago I had an undeniable feeling that something was different here.

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'A Piece of My Heart brings the Vietnam War to life - examiner.com

'A Piece of My Heart brings the Vietnam War to life - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

A Piece of My Heart is now playing at the Buddy Rogers Playhouse in Olathe, Kan. Produced by the Olathe Civic Theatre Association the play written by Shirley Lauro is the story of six women who go to Vietnam. Five of the women are nurses and one is an entertainer for the USO. Lauro does a fantastic job with the script in character and plot development.

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Michael Stern on Tchaikovsky and Liszt - KC Symphony

Listen as Michael Stern gives his thoughts regarding this weekend's concerts including Tchaikovsky, Liszt and American composer Steven Stucky. Join us this weekend to hear the concerts! Call 816.471.0400 to reserve your seats today or visit kcsymphony.org.

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Death of Horrorshow director delays production - LJWorld.com

The opening night of EMU Theatre’s “Horrorshow VII: Tales of Monsters, Malevolence and Mercy” will be postponed until next week because of the death of one of the directors.

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The Buhs debuts with a slew of local talent - The Pitch

The Buhs debuts with a slew of local talent - The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it

After midnight on a Thursday, trumpeter and Diverse Jazz co-leader Hermon Mehari is laughing with a group of friends — Kansas City rapper Reach, Hearts of Darkness drummer Brad Williams, soul singer Lee Langston, Good Foot singer Julia Haile — at a beat-up Formica table at YJ's Snack Bar. Scraps of scribbled-on paper are littered around the group. Mehari has partaken in, and partly moderated, a now-waning brainstorming session among this mix of local music veterans.

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Robert Hoops, Cancervive KC creative director, answers The Pitch's questionnaire

Robert Hoops, Cancervive KC creative director, answers The Pitch's questionnaire | OffStage | Scoop.it

What I do (in 140 characters): I keep my hand on the pulse of the KC arts scene and reach out to local artists, performers and musicians to feature at benefit events for Cancervive KC, a local organization dedicated to raising money for local families battling cancer.

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