OffStage
Follow
Find
18.3K views | +0 today
OffStage
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
Curated by KCStage
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

The Coterie presents DRACULA Live On Stage

Sent to Castle Dracula to deliver property deeds to the infamous Count, Jonathan Harker finds himself a witness to increasingly horrific sights, as his journal entries begin to reveal, until he becomes the captive of an undead creature of the night. In remarkable physical feats that sometimes occur literally over the heads of the audience on a steampunk playground, actor Zachary Andrews turns in a performance that is a one-actor tour-de-force thrill ride! Andrews performs ten characters in a script that adheres closely to the original novel. The very essence of theatre.

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

Acting is hard, and living on an actor’s income is even harder - KansasCity.com

Acting is hard, and living on an actor’s income is even harder - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
To be an itinerant is the actor’s lot. It was true in Shakespeare’s day, when strolling players would travel from town to town and perform in village squares or barns. And in a sense it’s every bit as true today.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

Audience will move through castle during dance performance of Poe tale | Lawrence.com

Lawrence’s Arts in Motion Dance Company is performing “The Masque of the Red Death” in a unique, walk-through performance at the Castle Tea Room.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

Thousands attend the 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival - KansasCity.com

Thousands attend the 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The name of the 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival is misleading. While jazz and blues were included among over two dozen performances at four stages, funk, soul and rock were integral elements of the daylong event.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, one set, one actor, one fantastic show - examiner.com

Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, one set, one actor, one fantastic show - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
He’s a vampire, a nun, a newspaper man, but mostly he is a highly gifted and athletic actor, starring in Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker. Zachary Andr
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

Headless Horseman to ride across TCT stage - cjonline.com

Headless Horseman to ride across TCT stage - cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The thing that goes bump in the night in the Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy's production of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is the decapitated noggin of the Headless Horseman terrorizing the superstitious schoolmaster Ichabod Crane.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

Shepherd of the Hills, a staple of Branson, nears its final bow - KansasCity.com

Shepherd of the Hills, a staple of Branson, nears its final bow - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The last curtain call for the outdoor drama, a play that has run more than twice as long as anything Broadway has ever staged, is Oct. 19. “When it’s gone, a big chunk of Branson will be gone, too,” said one actor in the play, which opened in 1960.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

From Musician To Community Advocate, The Lupe Gonzalez Orchestra - KCUR

From Musician To Community Advocate, The Lupe Gonzalez Orchestra - KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it
An exhibit opens this weekend at the Kansas City Museum about Lupe Gonzalez, a local musician who became an icon in the Latino community. His name may not
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

It gets 'Wicked' at the Music Hall much to the delight of the audience - examiner.com

It gets 'Wicked' at the Music Hall much to the delight of the audience - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

A mystical air is filling the Music Hall in Kansas City this month and the results are Wicked. The Theater League of Kansas City presents an extended run of Wicked, The Untold Stories Of The Witches Of Oz, now through October 27. Wicked is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, book by Winnie Holzman with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

‘Unlimited’ taps into a local inspiration - KansasCity.com

‘Unlimited’ taps into a local inspiration - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
“Unlimited” is a fictional tale inspired by the true events in the life of KC native Harold Finch, a former NASA rocket scientist who is now a motivational speaker.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

Hearne: Will the Real ‘WaterFire’ Please Stand Up & Be Counted? | KC Confidential

Hearne: Will the Real ‘WaterFire’ Please Stand Up & Be Counted? | KC Confidential | OffStage | Scoop.it

Think of it, as a variation on the if you build, they will come concept…

If you hype, they will believe…maybe even come. So it is with the brief history of WaterFire in Kansas City, one of the duller, more overhyped events to hit the Cowtown.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

Alon Goldstein to perform Tchaikovsky’s ‘Second Piano Concerto’ with KC Symphony - KC Jewish Chronicle

Alon Goldstein to perform Tchaikovsky’s ‘Second Piano Concerto’ with KC Symphony - KC Jewish Chronicle | OffStage | Scoop.it

Each season, Kansas City Symphony Music Director Michael Stern programs classical favorites as well as hidden gems of the repertoire. During the Oct. 25-27 concerts, the Symphony and guest pianist Alon Goldstein will treat audiences to one of these gems with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Second Piano Concerto.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

The Monster - David Berry

The monster, 2nd place 2013 Kansas International Film Festival entry, a new horror comedy film from Smoking Monkey Pictures features Jason Nivens, Danger Alex, Misty Dixon and Ayla Glass... It's a funny look at not being able to find the right woman, so you just make your own!!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

Munich orchestra helps revive Jewish culture in Europe - KansasCity.com

Munich orchestra helps revive Jewish culture in Europe - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
After the devastation of World War II, some of Europe’s Jewish communities began rebuilding themselves and their cultural organizations.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

Guest pianist debuts new classical music series at Theatre Lawrence - LJWorld.com

Award-winning pianist Anna Han will be the debut performer Oct. 17 in a new classical music concert series at Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

Marriage-minded musical lifts the veil on family ties - Columbia Daily Tribune

Marriage-minded musical lifts the veil on family ties - Columbia Daily Tribune | OffStage | Scoop.it
An award-winning Broadway musical adapted from a film that was tailored from a teleplay, "A Catered Affair" opens Friday at Stephens College.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

Review | ‘Hit Parade’ is a polished salute to Barnhart - KansasCity.com

Review | ‘Hit Parade’ is a polished salute to Barnhart - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
An ensemble of fine singers at Quality Hill Playhouse serves up classics from the American Songbook, marking the Playhouse director’s 25th anniversary.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

Saxophone great to get jazz series patrons dancing - cjonline.com

Saxophone great to get jazz series patrons dancing - cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Tenor saxophonist Houston Person isn't satisfied when an audience just taps their toes to his blues-oriented, soulful jazz; he likes to see the crowd dancing.
Person, who will perform his first Topeka Jazz Workshop Inc.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

Broadway’s meticulous ‘Wicked’ electrifies its Kansas City audience - KansasCity.com

Broadway’s meticulous ‘Wicked’ electrifies its Kansas City audience - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Big Broadway shows that tour for ever are built on templates that guarantee one thing above all else -- that the audience gets exactly what it wants.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

Alvin Ailey’s second company presents a youthful, innovative program at Folly - KansasCity.com

Alvin Ailey’s second company presents a youthful, innovative program at Folly - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Presented by the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey and led by artistic director Troy Powell, the troupe danced two engaging premieres as well as its first ever performance here of Ailey’s 1960 masterwork, “Revelations.”...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

The Yin of Gary Fischer's Life - Brainroot

The Yin of Gary Fischer's Life - Brainroot | OffStage | Scoop.it

"The Yin of Gary Fischer's Life" is a being-of-age film. Gary Fischer, a young professional in a small town with a group of good friends, seems to want more out of life. But never seems to act on it. When the comfortable routines of his friends are interrupted by one moving away, and a new girl taking his place, Gary is pushed to examine what he really desires out of life.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

Jewish Film Festival’s ‘Dorfman in Love’ a lighthearted, feel-good comedy - KC Jewish Chronicle

Jewish Film Festival’s ‘Dorfman in Love’ a lighthearted, feel-good comedy - KC Jewish Chronicle | OffStage | Scoop.it

The 15th annual Kansas City Jewish Film Festival kicks off at the Jewish Community Center in the White Theatre on Saturday night, Oct. 12. As usual, it features great films with a Jewish twist. The festival’s finale, “Dorfman in Love,” set for Sunday night Oct. 20, written by Wendy Kout and starring Sara Rue and Elliott Gould, may be the most lighthearted on this year’s agenda.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by KCStage
Scoop.it!

WaterFire Kansas City lights up Brush Creek - KC Live

Are you looking for a fun, spontaneous date night? WaterFire Kansas City is set to brighten up Brush Creek with live performances, food and drink vendors for the eighth year.

more...
No comment yet.