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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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Passion and violence at the heart of the KC Rep’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ - KansasCity.com

Passion and violence at the heart of the KC Rep’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Eric Rosen, artistic director of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, makes his debut as a Shakespearean director with this tale of star-crossed lovers.

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Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser Is Back Among Friends In Kansas City - KCUR

Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser Is Back Among Friends In Kansas City - KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

As The Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey approached its 30th anniversary this year it sought out Michael Kaiser, a leading arts-management consultant and the current President of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  The goal: to position the organization as a model to other cities for overcoming cultural and social segregation.

 

 

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2013 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards Winners Announced

2013 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards Winners Announced | OffStage | Scoop.it
Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 50 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2013 Kansas City winners!
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Kenny G’s collaboration with Kansas City Symphony soothes, entertains - KansasCity.com

Kenny G’s collaboration with Kansas City Symphony soothes, entertains - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
If the chairs in Helzberg Hall could recline, Kenny G's appearance on Friday might have been the perfect concert experience. An audience of almost 1,600 were treated to a deeply relaxing and entirely entertaining show by the pop instrumentalist.
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Wilt Chamberlain film 'Jayhawkers' premiering Feb. 14 / LJWorld.com

Wilt Chamberlain film 'Jayhawkers' premiering Feb. 14 / LJWorld.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Kansas University professor and filmmaker Kevin Willmott will premiere his new film "Jayhawkers" at the Lied Center on Feb. 14.

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Rich Hill Competing at Sundance - Missouri Motion Media

Rich Hill Competing at Sundance - Missouri Motion Media | OffStage | Scoop.it

Congrats to Mid-Mo native Andrew Droz Palermo ,co-director of the Mo-filmed 2014 Sundance Film Festival documentary competition entry Rich Hill. The city of Rich Hill is located in Bates County off Highway 49, south of Kansas City.

 

 

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TCT stages crime noir comedy 'Kill Me, Deadly' - cjonline.com

TCT stages crime noir comedy 'Kill Me, Deadly' - cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Mix equal parts Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe and Mike Hammer, spice it with some Bowery Boys, garnish with a Girl Friday and a femme fatale clad in red, and you have the elements of "Kill Me, Deadly," the crime noir comedy playing through Feb. 8

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Michael Stern on Mahler's Symphony No. 9 - KC Symphony

No composer brings more beauty, humanity, and power to a symphony than Gustav Mahler. Being the last complete symphony he wrote, this music is a stunning affirmation of life coupled with Mahler's resignation of his own mortality. It is both paralyzing and profound.

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Victor Continental spinoff Under the Table rings the Bell Saturday for Jessie's Song - The Pitch

Victor Continental spinoff Under the Table rings the Bell Saturday for Jessie's Song - The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it

Lawrence's Under the Table Theater has, for the past several years, been primarily devoted to producing the Victor Continental Show, an annual production lampooning Lawrence institutions and culture. But now that Mr. Continental has retired, Card Table's members have moved on to other projects, spun off as Under the Table.

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Theatre Lawrence takes on Hitchcock in spoof 'Wrong Window' / LJWorld.com

Theatre Lawrence takes on Hitchcock in spoof 'Wrong Window' / LJWorld.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Erica Fox loves a good comedy.

“The last few shows I’ve done have been really heavy drama,” the Lawrence-based actor said. “It’s nice to do something different.”

“Wrong Window,” which opens Friday at Theatre Lawrence, is about as different from heavy drama as one could imagine. The 2008 comic caper spoofs a number of Alfred Hitchcock films, especially “Rear Window.”

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KC Rep’s production of well-worn tragedy revisits the bard’s own text « KC Independent

KC Rep’s production of well-worn tragedy revisits the bard’s own text « KC Independent | OffStage | Scoop.it

Love is like a virus: It infects not just the lovers themselves but all those around them. Armed with this premise Kansas City Repertory Theatre artistic director Eric Rosen has begun building his daring new production of Romeo and Juliet, a co-production with UMKC Theatre that opens January 17th.

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World premiere of 'Grounded' to be performed at the Unicorn Theatre - examiner.com

World premiere of 'Grounded' to be performed at the Unicorn Theatre - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Unicorn Theatre hosts the Rolling World Premiere of Grounded a play by George Brant. The premiere is part of The National New Play Network. Dedicated to the development, production, and continued life of new plays the network introduced its 37th Rolling World Premiere. 

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Talent reigns in Harriman-Jewell series’ landmark year - KansasCity.com

Talent reigns in Harriman-Jewell series’ landmark year - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
How do you celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most highly regarded arts series in the United States? How about a blowout to end all blowouts?
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Mahler’s otherworldly Symphony No. 9 will be the sole focus of the KC Symphony - KansasCity.com

Mahler’s otherworldly Symphony No. 9 will be the sole focus of the KC Symphony - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

 There is perhaps no better benchmark to measure the progress of the Kansas City Symphony than its performances of the symphonies of Gustav Mahler. The orchestra will perform the last symphony that Mahler completed, his otherworldly Symphony No. 9

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Starlight to Host Spring Break Theatre Camps - Broadway World

Starlight to Host Spring Break Theatre Camps - Broadway World | OffStage | Scoop.it
Spring Break is the perfect time for kids in Kansas City to discover new skills, hidden talents and the thrill of performance while making new friends!
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Fifi Glitterbomb performs at the 3rd Annual KC Burlesque Fest!

Fifi Glitterbomb performs an original piece to the song Sail by AWOLNATION at the 3rd Annual KC Burlesque Festival in the Late Night Stage Strut!

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Romeo and Juliet Press B-Roll - KC Repertory Theatre

Romeo and Juliet runs at Kansas City Repertory Theatre from Jan. 17 to Feb. 9, 2014.

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Kansas City Friends Of Alvin Ailey Seeks National Stage In 30th Year - KCUR

Kansas City Friends Of Alvin Ailey Seeks National Stage In 30th Year - KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it
It was 30 years ago this year that Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey was created as a second home for the New York-based Alvin Ailey American Dance
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Making KC Hate Free: Not In Our Town Producer Shares Lessons on Stopping Hate Crimes and Bullying - KCPT

Over the last twenty years, KCPT has aired several documentaries from the landmark series, Not In Our Town, which looks at communities standing together against hate and bullying.

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True/False films dominate Oscar doc category - Columbia Tribune

True/False 2013 films took four of the five Documentary Feature slots when the Academy Award nods were announced this morning, with "The Act of Killing," "Cutie and the Boxer," "Dirty Wars" and "20 Feet From Stardom" nominated alongside Netflix-backed "The Square."

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31 SM East students tapped for All-State Music Groups - Prairie Village Post

31 SM East students tapped for All-State Music Groups - Prairie Village Post | OffStage | Scoop.it
You can consider the release of this year's Kansas Music Educators Association All State Music Groups a validation of the high regard northeast Johnson Countians have for SM East's music programs.
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Fifi Glitterbomb performs with Burlesque Downtown Underground at Lagniappe Nica's Cajun Kitchen!

Fifi Glitterbomb performs an original fan routine to "Trust in Me" at Lagniappe Nica's Cajun Kitchen!

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Pianist Jon Batiste makes music for all generations - KansasCity.com

Pianist Jon Batiste makes music for all generations - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

You may not be familiar with Jon Batiste, the 27-year-old pianist, singer, composer and self-described maker of “social music.” But Batiste, who brings his Stay Human band to the Folly Theater on Friday, comes from a family whose name echoes all over New Orleans.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/15/4751360/jazz-town.html#storylink=cpy
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