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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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Black House Collective Receives Robert Rauschenberg Foundation SEED Grant

Black House Collective Receives Robert Rauschenberg Foundation SEED Grant | OffStage | Scoop.it
Black House is happy to announce that the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has awarded us a $30,000 SEED Grant, through which we will receive three years of unrestricted capital to run the organization.
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‘The Foreigner’ Brings Loads Of Laughs | The Vignette

‘The Foreigner’ Brings Loads Of Laughs | The Vignette | OffStage | Scoop.it

Zany antics and hilarity have audiences at The Kansas City Repertory Theatre abuzz.

Currently in previews and set to open Oct. 18, “The Foreigner” is the award-winning comedy written by Larry Shue that has Kansas Citians talking.

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Dance studio feels loss of woman killed in Prairie Village crash - KMBC

Dance studio feels loss of woman killed in Prairie Village crash - KMBC | OffStage | Scoop.it
Friends and colleagues are remembering a woman killed in a car crash for her love of dancing.
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KC's Best Buildings: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts - KC Business Journal

KC's Best Buildings: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts - KC Business Journal | OffStage | Scoop.it

Safdie's design called for a soaring, open structure composed of two arching shells, which form 1,800-seat and 1,600-seat theaters, placed side by side and supported by cables under a south-facing glass facade.

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Top Prize: Starlight Excels in Local Award Programs

Top Prize: Starlight Excels in Local Award Programs | OffStage | Scoop.it

It’s award season in Kansas City, and Starlight Theatre is thrilled, yet humbled, with the recent arrival of several plaques and trophies at our offices. As we conclude our season, please allow us the guilty pleasure of tooting our own horn for just a moment.

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Paul Pepper: Talking Horse Productions

Talking Horse Productions opens The Baltimore Walt tomorrow night. ED HANSON and CARRIE WINSHIP are here with details.

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Wynton Marsalis brings his unorthodox take on gospel to the Kauffman Center - KansasCity.com

Wynton Marsalis brings his unorthodox take on gospel to the Kauffman Center - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The world's most famous living jazz musician was difficult to spot on the crowded stage of Helzberg Hall on Saturday. Wynton Marsalis and his 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra were surrounded by the 70-member vocal group Chorale Le Chateau.
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If Night Comes - Withered World Finale (Part 12)

With a heavy burden finally lifted from his shoulders, our filmmaker comes back to his real "family" in their last moments.

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Ninth annual Creating Original Music Project competition offers prizes, recognition for Missouri student composers | Mizzou New Music Initiative

Ninth annual Creating Original Music Project competition offers prizes, recognition for Missouri student composers | Mizzou New Music Initiative | OffStage | Scoop.it
Ninth annual Creating Original Music Project (C.O.M.P.) competition offers prizes, recognition for Missouri student composers
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“The Mistakes Madeline Made” not a mistake at the Living Room - University News

“The Mistakes Madeline Made” not a mistake at the Living Room - University News | OffStage | Scoop.it

“The Mistakes Madeline Made” at The Living Room Theatre tells a story of human connection overcoming modern life’s dissatisfaction and loneliness. The 85 minute piece doesn’t lag, and keeps the show moving and the jokes coming. It looks at questions of privilege and suffering.

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The Kansas City Ballet gets a season-opening lift from Devon Carney - The Pitch

The Kansas City Ballet gets a season-opening lift from Devon Carney - The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Kansas City Ballet's season opener, Fancy Free, makes a spirited introduction to Devon Carney, the institution's new artistic director.
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Former Mid-Missouri man awarded Emmy - News Tribune

Bill Groom, formerly of California, Mo., won his second consecutive Emmy for production designer for “Boarkwalk Empire” on HBO.
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KC musical duo Victor & Penny finally has a home but will soon return to the road - KansasCity.com

KC musical duo Victor & Penny finally has a home but will soon return to the road - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Life on the road and inside the music business is unpredictable. Few people understand this more than Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling, who, for the past two years have been touring relentlessly as Victor & Penny.
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Musician's stolen van found with tired removed - KSHB

Police have found the van stolen from a musician last week, but it was missing its wheels.
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Audra McDonald for KC Young Audiences

Tony Award Winner, Audra McDonald, greets supporters of Kansas City Young Audiences and her Kansas City area fans. Audra will perform in a Benefit Concert for Arts Education on Saturday, November 16th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

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Photo Gallery: WaterFire Kansas City - Mingle

Photo Gallery: WaterFire Kansas City - Mingle | OffStage | Scoop.it

Safdie's design called for a soaring, open structure composed of two arching shells, which form 1,800-seat and 1,600-seat theaters, placed side by side and supported by cables under a south-facing glass facade.

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Black House Collective: Black House Saxophone Quartet Competition Winners

Black House Collective: Black House Saxophone Quartet Competition Winners | OffStage | Scoop.it
Back in August, Black House put out a call for composers to submit 1-2 minute saxophone quartet pieces to be performed by the H2 Quartet during Black Lab.
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Johnson County local Hayley Podschun returns to KC to star in 'Wicked' - KC Live

Broadway's hit musical, "Wicked", returns to Kansas City with hometown actress, Hayley Podschun starring as Glinda.
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Ramona Pansegrau, A Life At The Piano, Shaped By Dance - KCUR

Ramona Pansegrau, A Life At The Piano, Shaped By Dance - KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

Ramona Pansegrau is a musician whose life has been shaped by dance. This marks Pansegrau's seventh season as both the music director and the conductor for the Kansas City Ballet. And, after three decades of working with dancers, she says creating wonderful moments on stage still gives her a thrill.

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"Seminar" exposes writing demons with harsh reality checks - examiner.com

"Seminar" exposes writing demons with harsh reality checks - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Four students wanting to develop and enhance their writing sign up for an expensive and limited 10-week course with a well-known writer only to find out that as each week progresses, they discover the weaknesses in their approaches and shed layer upon layer of their individualites in their efforts to learn, excel, and elicit positive feedback from their instructor.

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Preview: The Foreigner - KC Repertory

Charlie Baker needs to get away, and his friend Froggy knows just the place - his favorite fishing lodge in rural Georgia. To give Charlie much needed peace and quiet, Froggy convinces the locals Charlie doesn't understand English. But the plan backfires when the lodge's inhabitants reveal deep secrets and diabolical plans in front of their quiet foreign guest. Nonstop hilarity ensues and builds to an outrageously funny climax in this wild and wacky comedy.

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Seminar; A Preview - Unicorn Theatre

Unicorn Theatre and UMKC Theatre Present Seminar by Theresa Rebeck Directed by Theodore Swetz Featuring Robert Gibby Brand, Chioma Anyanwu, Courtney Salvage, Logan Black and Noah Whitmore.

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Black House Collective: Black Lab Picture Diary: Weeks 5 and 6

Black House Collective: Black Lab Picture Diary: Weeks 5 and 6 | OffStage | Scoop.it
Thollem Electric Brad Cox Gamelan with Nagual "Kimchi" with Mark Southerland Carmen Moreno
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TRAILER - NV in KC: a story about artists and envy in Kansas City

Trailer for NV in KC: a story about artists and envy in Kansas City
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Kansas City Actors Theatre stages new production in a funeral home - KansasCity.com

Kansas City Actors Theatre stages new production in a funeral home - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The company’s “Three Viewings” will take place in Muehlebach Funeral Home. Meanwhile, the Living Room and Kansas City Repertory Theatre prepare a one-night only workshop performance of a new rock musical.
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