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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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New Orleans cellist, bass player duo at The Brick - KansasCity.com

New Orleans cellist, bass player duo at The Brick - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Helen Gillet will bring her signature style to Kansas City, but which ones: classical, free-form jazz, rock, funk, electronic, hip-hop, French chansons or a bit of New Orleans?
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Kansas City's Starlight Theatre announces 2014 Broadway Season - examiner.com

Kansas City's Starlight Theatre announces 2014 Broadway Season - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

With a lineup of The Wizard of Oz (Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production), We Will Rock You, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Sound of Music and Blue Man Group, Starlight Theatre’s 2014 Broadway lineup offers five family friendly productions for the summer.

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Pinnacle Award Winners Represent Advocacy and Generosity | KC Studio

Pinnacle Award Winners Represent Advocacy and Generosity | KC Studio | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Pinnacle Award winners for this year are five diverse people from five distinct walks of life. What do they have in common? The singular desire is to do good in the community, to fill a void where needed and provide enrichment in many ways.

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Theater company websites step it up a notch - KansasCity.com

Theater company websites step it up a notch - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Kansas City filmmakers Mitch Brian and Todd Norris are bridging the gap between the film and theater communities by shooting high-quality trailers for professional productions at the Living Room, the Unicorn and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre.
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Citizen Jane Film Festival at Stephens College-Paul Pepper

Today Paul Pepper is joined by PAULA ELIAS, who talks about October's annual Citizen Jane Film Festival, which raises awareness of women filmmakers. 

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Review: 'Shrek the Musical' cast memorable - cjonline.cokm

Based closely on the Dreamworks movie and given musical treatment, the laughs are riotous in Helen Hocker Theatre's production of "Shrek the Musical.
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kcjazzlark: In Lieu of 1000 Words: The 2013 Prairie Village Jazz Festival, Part 1

kcjazzlark: In Lieu of 1000 Words: The 2013 Prairie Village Jazz Festival, Part 1 | OffStage | Scoop.it

Last week, I offered thoughts on this year’s Prairie Village Jazz Festival, staged on September 7th in Harmon Park. This week, I offer photos.

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Shakespeare fest to stage 'Much Ado About Nothing' - cjonline.com

Shakespeare fest to stage 'Much Ado About Nothing' - cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
ST. MARYS - A few years ago, St. Marys businessman Ben Moats and his friends Eric Stevenson and Tim Akers, with whom Moats had worked at The Columbian Theater in Wamego, started talking about establishing a classical arts theater.
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Film documenting poverty in rural Missouri crowdsources finishing fund - KBIA

For first-cousin filmmakers Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo, the hardest part about filming Rich Hill, their upcoming documentary on poverty in rural Missouri, was to stop.

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Kauffman Center Celebrates Second Anniversary | Kauffman Center

Kauffman Center Celebrates Second Anniversary | Kauffman Center | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts offers great theater productions in music, dance and theatre from a wide variety of performers.
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Red Badge Variations updates notions of wartime courage - The Pitch

Red Badge Variations updates notions of wartime courage - The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
At the Coterie, Red Badge Variations riffs on Stephen Crane's iconic Civil War novel to capture a realistic (but teen-friendly) glimpse into the lives of five soldiers deployed during the war on terror.
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Bucket of Blood - Behind the Scenes | Jetpack Pictures

Cast & Crew talk about The Living Room Theatre's production of "Bucket of Blood". Video by Jetpack Pictures. Shot on a Panasonic GH2.
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Another peek at Unicorn Theatre's Venus in Fur

Venus in Fur By David Ives Directed by Cynthia Levin Featuring Vanessa Severo and Rusty Sneary September 4th-29th unicorntheatre.org for tickets and more information

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SM East grad wins opera prize, will perform duet with Placido Domingo in China - Prairie Village Post

SM East grad wins opera prize, will perform duet with Placido Domingo in China - Prairie Village Post | OffStage | Scoop.it

A 2004 Shawnee Mission East graduate has caught the ear of international opera star Placido Domingo — and earned himself $10,000 in the process.

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Black Lab Picture Diary - Black House Collective

Black Lab Picture Diary - Black House Collective | OffStage | Scoop.it
Russell and Ashley start us off Rebecca Kephart's project Virginia and Amy Teri Teri's band Models Sarah Teri signals Phonologotronic Russell's experimental work Rich Wheeler and Matt Otto's band Jeff Harshbarger trio percussion set up Ad Astra Percussion...
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"Spring Awakening" enlivens The Barn Players season opener - examiner.com

"Spring Awakening" enlivens The Barn Players  season opener - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Spring Awakening, a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater comes from a German play that was banned for years due to its content which includes child abuse, homosexuality, rape, abortion, suicide, wet dreams, male puberty and more.

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Paul Wilson: Kauffman Center Celebrates Second Anniversary | KC Confidential

Paul Wilson: Kauffman Center Celebrates Second Anniversary | KC Confidential | OffStage | Scoop.it

I have two separate relationships with the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and as it enters its third season. Both of which I am eagerly celebrating.

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Hutchinson Symphony Orchestra faces financial trouble - cjonline.com

The Hutchinson Symphony Orchestra is struggling to make sure the show goes on.

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Greenhouse Theatre Project - Paul Pepper

ELIZABETH BRAATEN PALMIERI is back to share Greenhouse Theatre Project's upcoming season!

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'Spring Awakening' at the Barn Players should be left sleeping - examiner.com

'Spring Awakening' at the Barn Players should be left sleeping - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Barn Players opened their 2013-14 season on Friday Sept. 20 with Spring Awakening. Spring Awakening is from the book and lyrics by Steven Slater with music by Duncan Sheik and directed by Eric Magnus. The production is based on the play by Frank Wedekind. Written in 1891 Wedekind had to self-publish the play which was banned in Germany for a time, due to its frank portrayal of taboos.

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The story of Romeo and Juliet returns to Kansas City - KCLive.tv

The story of Romeo and Juliet returns to Kansas City - KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

Theater fans, the classic "The Capulets and the Montagues" is set to take the stage at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City with some very big names leading the cast. Two stars, Nicole Cabell and Grammy Award winner, Joyce DiDonato, give us the inside scoop on the play and the long standing tradition of women playing men's roles in theater.

 
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Theatre Lawrence opens season with energetic "Footloose--The Musical" - examiner.com

Theatre Lawrence opens season with energetic "Footloose--The Musical" - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Footloose–The Musical, opened at Theatre Lawrence, (weekends Sept. 20 through Oct.6) and the familiar songs and sounds of the 1980s era movie musical came alive in the show that features a cast of young performers in the high energy production.

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