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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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Kansas City Symphony announces ambitious program for 2014/15 season - examiner.com

Kansas City Symphony announces ambitious program for 2014/15 season - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Kansas City Symphony recently announced its enthusiastic programming lineup for the entire 2014/15 season, including Classical, Pops and Family Series as well as special and holiday concerts.

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MET dresses down for a fine M. Butterfly revival - The Pitch

MET dresses down for a fine M. Butterfly revival - The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it

David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly opens with high romance in mind, stating a Pride and Prejudice–like truth universally acknowledged: "All men want a beautiful woman, and the uglier the man, the greater the want."

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New C. S. Lewis play, 'The Great Divorce' comes to Kansas City's Kauffman Center-examiner.com

New C. S. Lewis play, 'The Great Divorce' comes to Kansas City's Kauffman Center-examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

The national tour of C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce provides theatergoers with look at the journey to Heaven and Hell in a “provocative” exploration of human nature that features strong, vivid characters from the artistic mind of creater, Lewis, said Max McLean, artistic director of Fellowship for the Performing Arts.

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‘God’s Favorite’ coming to Stained Glass Theatre - News Tribune

‘God’s Favorite’ coming to Stained Glass Theatre - News Tribune | OffStage | Scoop.it
Stained Glass Theatre is presenting the hilarious contemporary morality tale “God’s Favorite,” written by Neil Simon. The play is a take-off of the biblical story of Job and the temptations God puts in his life.
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kcjazzlark: Megan Birdsall Quartet at The Broadway Jazz Club

kcjazzlark: Megan Birdsall Quartet at The Broadway Jazz Club | OffStage | Scoop.it

Maybe this will be where the musicians hang out. It certainly was two days after Christmas.

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Beena Brandsgard is back and jazzing up Leawood's Carma - The Pitch

Beena Brandsgard is back and jazzing up Leawood's Carma - The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it

Last month, the three-year-old branch of the long-running Brookside restaurant, Carmen's Cafe, received a new name - Carma. It was just the latest change for the Park Place restaurant, at 11526 Ash, which had a change in operators in late November when brothers Juan and Francisco Bautista, owners of the Brookside venue, stepped away from an ownership interest.

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'American Idiot' a Broadway class punk rock opera - examiner.com

'American Idiot' a Broadway class punk rock opera - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

American Idiot, the punk rock musical based on Green Days smash album of the same name played Saturday January 11 and Sunday January 12 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City. Billie Joe Armstrong, of Green Day, wrote the lyrics, the music is by Green Day, and the book is by Armstrong and Director Michael Mayer.

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Folk Alliance Relocation Will Bring Kansas City Music, Money - KCUR

Folk Alliance Relocation Will Bring Kansas City Music, Money - KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

Kansas City, Mo., will take on a folksy note next month when Folk Alliance International holds its annual conference at Crown Center.

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'Brighton Beach Memoirs' brings huge laughs to the White Theatre - examiner.com

'Brighton Beach Memoirs' brings huge laughs to the White Theatre - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Brighton Beach Memoirs, one of Neil Simon’s most celebrated works opened this weekend at the White Theater at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan. The play is the first chapter of the Eugene Trilogy, preceding the Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound. It centers on the Jerome family, who live in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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Kansas farmer not changed by YouTube success of ‘What Does the Farmer Say?’ - KansasCity.com

Kansas farmer not changed by YouTube success of ‘What Does the Farmer Say?’ - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

“What Does the Farmer Say?” blew the doors off Derek Klingenberg’s elusive goal of 1 million views, one he had failed to reach with two dozen previous videos over five years.

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Paul Pepper: Capital City Players

Capital City Players present, "Nunsense the Musical". AUDIE CLINE and ROBIN BEACH STEINHAUS are here with the (humorous) details! January 10, 2014

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Homegrown theater flourishes as playwrights polish projects with local actors - KansasCity.com

Homegrown theater flourishes as playwrights polish projects with local actors - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
You can’t produce a show unless you have a play, and you can’t have a play unless someone writes it. And, at the moment, Kansas City happens to be crawling with playwrights.
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'M. Butterfly' at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre holds surprises for all - examiner.com

'M. Butterfly' at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre holds surprises for all - examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Politics, love, deceit, espionage, and betrayal, you may be in Washington D.C. or watching the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre production of M. Butterfly. The play written by David Henry Hwang runs at the theater through January 26. World-renowned Broadway choreographer Jamie H. J. Guan brought his expertise to the production for a week before the show opened. Upon his leaving, Chelsea Anglemyer took over the role of dance captain for the performances.

 

 

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IFC Presents: The Fiery-Wheel-O-Rama!

IFC Presents: The Fiery-Wheel-O-Rama! | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Fiery-Wheel-O-Rama is a month long film competition structured like most timed film competitions.

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Chuck Haddix's Charlie Parker bio captures Bird - The Pitch

Chuck Haddix's Charlie Parker bio captures Bird - The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
"Bird is like Mozart," Chuck Haddix says of Charlie Parker. "He changed everything in music.
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Consolation for Leonard, Mark Lowrey solo piano

The first in a series of Consolations composed while on a residency through escape2create.org. This piece is dedicated to friend and music lover Leonard Kennedy, 1940-2013

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KC filmmakers find ways to thrive, but loss of tax incentives could hurt - KansasCity.com

KC filmmakers find ways to thrive, but loss of tax incentives could hurt - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Local filmmakers, distributors and exhibitors believe the talent and infrastructure are in place to put Kansas City on the map as a player in the industry.
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Celebrity portraits capture John C. Tibbetts career - KC Live

As a journalist for more than 25 years, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas, John C. Tibbetts has a timeline of his career through his celebrity portraits.

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Green Day's American Idiot brings head-banging rage from Broadway to Kansas City-examiner.com

Green Day's American Idiot brings head-banging rage from Broadway to Kansas City-examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

The national tour of Green Day’s American Idiot opened Jan. 11 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City to an enthusiastic crowd that nearly filled the Muriel Kauffman Theater, and FYI, gray hair was extremely sparse in the audience.

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Shakespeare's tragic Romeo & Juliet gets makeover courtesy of KC Rep production- examiner.com

Shakespeare's tragic Romeo & Juliet gets makeover courtesy of KC Rep production- examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

One of William Shakespeare’s most beloved and timeless classics, Romeo and Juliet comes to the KC Rep under the direction and creative concept of Eric Rosen, Jan 17-29 in Spencer Theater on the UMKC campus.

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St. Louis Symphony performs Stephanie Berg’s “Ravish and Mayhem” | Mizzou New Music Initiative News

St. Louis Symphony performs Stephanie Berg’s “Ravish and Mayhem” | Mizzou New Music Initiative News | OffStage | Scoop.it

Mizzou alumna Stephanie Berg’s composition “Ravish and Mayhem” was performed by the St. Louis Symphony on January 10 and 11 at Powell Hall in St. Louis to standing ovations from the audiences and rave reviews from local critics.

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Sex, love and identity dwell at center of ‘M. Butterfly’ at the MET - KansasCity.com

Sex, love and identity dwell at center of ‘M. Butterfly’ at the MET - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Committed performances and impressive choreography bring the problematic “M. Butterfly” to life at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre.
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"One" teaser #2 - Sue Vicory

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Dog Day Evening - Brad Richmond

Photography and Editing by Brad Richmond Copyright 2014 Doubledogs Video…

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London’s Royal Philharmonic returns to Kansas City on Jan. 16 - KansasCity.com

London’s Royal Philharmonic returns to Kansas City on Jan. 16 - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
From its founding in 1946 by Sir Thomas Beecham, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London has distinguished itself as one of the world’s most important orchestras. Violinist Pinchas Zukerman, will lead the orchestra Jan. 16 in Helzberg Hall for a concert presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/11/4739359/royal-philharmonic-returns-to.html#storylink=cp
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