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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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'Seminar' a dark comedy opens at the Unicorn Theatre - examiner.com

'Seminar' a dark comedy opens at the Unicorn Theatre - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

On Saturday night October 19, 2013 the dark comedy Seminar, written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Theodore Swetz, opened on the main stage of the Unicorn Theatre. The play is a co-production of the Unicorn and the UMKC Theatre. Seminar brings four would-be writers and one teacher together as they explore the future writing prospects of the four unknowns.

 

 

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Kalee Dionne goes behind the scenes of 'WICKED' - KSHB

Kalee Dionne goes behind the scenes of 'WICKED' - KSHB | OffStage | Scoop.it
WATCH | 41 Action News Meteorologist Kalee Dionne visited the set of ‘WICKED’ the musical and met Kansas City native Hayley Podschun, who plays the lead role of Glinda.
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Filmmakers hope ‘After Tiller’ documentary will spark thoughtful discussion - KansasCity.com

Filmmakers hope ‘After Tiller’ documentary will spark thoughtful discussion - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Two New York filmmakers who are bringing their documentary “After Tiller” to Wichita next month hope the film will spark civil discourse, not controversy, in a community that’s played a starring role for years in the nation’s debate over abortion.
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Office space: Brandon Hoch, 24, actor at 3rd Street Asylum - Ink

A designer, builder, and actor at 3rd Street Asylum, a haunted house in Bonner Springs, devotes eight months of every year to dreaming up new ways to terrorize guests.
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KC Rep brings the laughs with their production of 'The Foreigner' - KCLive.tv

KC Rep brings the laughs with their production of 'The Foreigner' - KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it
Kansas City Live spotlights the people, places, trends and local attractions that make KC such a great place to live.
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Firey acting, singing, directing spark to create "Carrie--The Musical" - examiner.com

Firey acting, singing, directing spark to create "Carrie--The Musical" - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Give heaps of credit to Egads! Theater Company for producing and presenting the Kansas City debut of Carrie–The Musical, based on the movie, Carrie, that was based on horror novel specialist, Stephen King’s original script.

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kcjazzlark: The Goat

Today, just up Highland Street from the Armory building, sit beautiful houses. They line the road across from the Mutual Musicians Foundation, the last of the homes that were once integral to the 18th and Vine District. They have been refurbished for rent, as has the Rochester Hotel next door to the Foundation.

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Vigorous one-man ‘Dracula’ has Zach Andrews hanging from the rafters - KansasCity.com

Vigorous one-man ‘Dracula’ has Zach Andrews hanging from the rafters - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Show at the Coterie Theatre rises off the pages of Bram Stoker’s 1897 horror novel, thick with the heavy, heady Gothic language.
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José Guillermo Martínez Rubiano wins 2014 Sinquefield Composition Prize | Mizzou New Music Initiative

José Guillermo Martínez Rubiano wins 2014 Sinquefield Composition Prize | Mizzou New Music Initiative | OffStage | Scoop.it
José Guillermo Martínez Rubiano wins 2014 Sinquefield Composition Prize
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"Wicked" flies into Kansas City's Music Hall for limited run - examiner.com

"Wicked" flies into Kansas City's Music Hall for limited run - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Nothing short of spectacular describes the opening night of Wicked, the musical the precursor of the famed movie The Wizard of Oz, that features Kansas City native Hayley Podschun as Glinda in the national tour that comes for a limited run at the Music Hall.

 

 

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Photo Flash: KC Ballet Fancy Free Fall - Broadway World

Photo Flash: KC Ballet Fancy Free Fall - Broadway World | OffStage | Scoop.it

Kansas City Ballet's 56th season opens with a Fall program featuring a new work by Los Angeles-based choreographer Jodie Gates, George Balanchine's Allegro Brillante, Jerome Robbins' hugely popular Fancy Free with music by Leonard Bernstein, a recent work by William Whitener, and Opus One, a world premiere by newly appointed Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney. The Fall program will be accompanied by Kansas City Symphony and conducted by Kansas City Ballet Music Director Ramona Pansegrau.

 

 

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Coterie’s ‘Dracula’ missing one important item - KansasCity.com

Coterie’s ‘Dracula’ missing one important item - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
“Dracula” at the Coterie offers everything you could ask for — good acting, superior technical effects and a faithful adaptation — except for one crucial element: Fear.
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Shiver Me Timbers, pirates invade Theater for Young People - examiner.com

Shiver Me Timbers, pirates invade Theater for Young People - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Theater for Young America (TYA) continues to provide lively, age appropriate shows with bright costumes, singing, dancing, and movement with simple story lines
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Marsalis brings his brand of jazz to town - KansasCity.com

Marsalis brings his brand of jazz to town - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Lincoln Center Orchestra, Chorale le Chateau will fill the Kauffman Center with the strains of ‘Abyssinian Mass.’
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Dustin Schirer, senior creative producer at Barkley, answers The Pitch's questionnaire

Dustin Schirer, senior creative producer at Barkley, answers The Pitch's questionnaire | OffStage | Scoop.it
Name: Dustin Schirer Occupation: Senior creative producer at Barkley, partner at Tight Salad Enterprises
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Film festival features stories with a Jewish twist - KansasCity.com

Film festival features stories with a Jewish twist - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The last weekend of the 15th annual Kansas City Jewish Film Festival takes place through Sunday at the White Theatre on the Jewish Community Center campus, 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park.
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Return To Sender by Chris Bylsma

With just hours remaining in Earth's last day, a young man determines to face what he's been avoiding all day. A moment that's been a lifetime in the making.

An episode of "Withered World: An End of the World web series" witheredworld.tv

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Kansas City Chorale opens 32nd season with new sounds, guests - KansasCity.com

Kansas City Chorale opens 32nd season with new sounds, guests - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
“Skyfall! Music from the Silver Screen” inaugurated the Kansas City Chorale’s 32nd season Friday at Unity Temple on the Plaza with a totally new sound, “the likes of which you’ve never heard before,” as Charles Bruffy, the chorale’s director, said.
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Paul Pepper: Maples Rep Theatre

Today Paul Pepper welcomes TODD DAVISON and the cast of "A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel"! They perform two songs from the show, which is opening in two days at Maples Rep Theatre in Macon! October 14, 2013

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Hearne: The Attendance @ This Year’s WaterFire; Would You Believe 5,000? | KC Confidential

Hearne: The Attendance @ This Year’s WaterFire; Would You Believe 5,000? | KC Confidential | OffStage | Scoop.it

Why do promoters insist on inflating and exaggerating attendance figures?

If you stop and think about it, the answer’s somewhat obvious. Because size matters and smaller crowds can lend the perception that an event like last weekend’s New Age gang bang WaterFire on the Plaza is somehow less important or significant than its organizers would like it to be thought of.

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KC Ballet "Fancy Free" review by kellyluck | KC Stage Reviews

It has become something of a tradition for the KC Ballet to either open or close their season with a showcase of sorts, combining classics of dance with new and innovative performances, often originating from local talent. This year is no exception: the premiere performance for the 2013-2014 season balances works by such 20th-century luminaries as Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine with debut works from three choreographers with very different visions.

 

 

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Sneak Preview: Maples Rep presents "A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel" - Paul Peppers

Laurie Sutton performs "Cardomom, Cinnamon, Ginger and Clove".

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New director expands KC Ballet’s limits, expectations with ‘Fancy Free’ - KansasCity.com

New director expands KC Ballet’s limits, expectations with ‘Fancy Free’ - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Kansas City Ballet’s performance in Kauffman Theatre Friday night showcased just about everything ballet can be.
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Zachary Andrews sinks his teeth into The Coterie's "Dracula" production - examiner.com

Zachary Andrews sinks his teeth into The Coterie's "Dracula" production - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

So fitting for Halloween season approaching, The Coterie’s current show, Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, presents a one-man dynamic performance of acting expertise, physical movement, and creepy storytelling to the delight of the audience who rewarded the actor a standing ovation.

 

 

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