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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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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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Raven Wolf Jennings | Columbia Daily Tribune

Raven Wolf Jennings | Columbia Daily Tribune | OffStage | Scoop.it
If you've strolled down Ninth Street in the past four years, chances are you've happened upon a man in front of Lakota Coffee, surrounded by instruments, playing music and chatting with the occasional passer-by.
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Jazzfest, Street Art Fair attended by kids, adults | News Tribune

Jazzfest, Street Art Fair attended by kids, adults | News Tribune | OffStage | Scoop.it
For 11-year-old Jonathan Shanks, 10-year-old Jessica Shanks and 11-year-old Katie Baker, the chalk art portion of Saturday’s Capital Jazzfest and Capital Street Art Fair was a chance for them to combine their creativity.
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Joe-Less Shoe Trio: "Scrapple from the Apple"

Saxophonist Matt Otto with guitarist Jamie Rosenn and drummer Jason Harnell, at the Blue Room in Kansas City. Aug 31, 2013.
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Summer theater sizzled in Missouri | Columbia Daily Tribune

The summer of 2013 was truly a good one in the world of theater and acoustic music in Central Missouri. Here are Ol' Clark's choices for the best of a summer to remember.
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Citizen Jane Film Festival Opens October 4th | MOMMA

Citizen Jane Film Festival Opens October 4th | MOMMA | OffStage | Scoop.it

The 6th Annual Citizen Jane Film Festival returns to Columbia October 4-6. Film Festival passes and tickets go on sale September 15th. Film schedule and ticket information at Festival Genius. 

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Kansas City is a heartland hotbed of voice-over talent | KansasCity.com

Kansas City is a heartland hotbed of voice-over talent | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
As the voice-over community buzzes about an upcoming movie about its industry, more people are able to get work without having to sound like James Earl Jones or without having to live in Los Angeles.
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Behind the Curtain with Judith Fugate | KC Ballet

Stager Judith Fugate has been at Kansas City Ballet the past few weeks staging Jerome Robbins' 'Fancy Free' and George Balanchine's 'Allegro Brilliante.' Hear Judith talk about the pieces, and what exactly a stager is.

These two pieces will be featured on Kansas City Ballet's Fall Show, Oct. 11-20 at the Kauffman Center. Order tickets at kcballet.org or call 816-931-2232.

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Black House Collective launches Black Lab, a two-month concert series of experimental music | The Pitch

Black House Collective launches Black Lab, a two-month concert series of experimental music | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
"It's the idea of: 'I'll play your music if you'll play mine,'" Hunter Long says of his music organization Black House Collective. "I think that's the basic appeal of what we're doing."
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Venus in Fur brings the whip down at the Unicorn, and it feels good | The Pitch

Venus in Fur brings the whip down at the Unicorn, and it feels good | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
The lights come up on a New York casting office, depressingly institutional, a little seedy. We see a bedsheet-draped fainting couch.
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Kansas City Repertory Theatre's, The Tallest Tree in the Forest, Review | infoZine

Kansas City Repertory Theatre's, The Tallest Tree in the Forest, Review | infoZine | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Rep’s world premiere of Daniel Beaty’s portrayal of Paul Robeson comes at a time when such a voice is more important than ever.

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Department of Music Presents Annual Provost's Faculty Showcase | UCM

Deborah Curtis, the provost and chief learning officer at the University of Central Missouri, presents the opening of the fall Department of Music performance season as she hosts the 2013 Provost’s Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 20, in Hart Recital Hall.

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They’re co-stars for life | KansasCity.com

They’re co-stars for life | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Lisa Meng was ushering at “A Christmas Carol” at Missouri Repertory Theatre in 1981 when she noticed a man in a long Victorian greatcoat and a top hat who was mingling with the audience.
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'Miss Saigon' menu sets tone for Starlight's final production of season | examiner.com

'Miss Saigon' menu sets tone for Starlight's final production of season | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Withe the final show of the Broadway season, Miss Saigon, underway, Starlight Theater’s V.I.P dining area, hosted by Plaza Catering, offers their take on an oriental gourmet buffet, guaranteed to please summer theatergoers, while continuing the high standards previously set and maintained in five previous production’s events.

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Photo Gallery: Prairie Village Jazz Festival | Mingle

Photo Gallery: Prairie Village Jazz  Festival | Mingle | OffStage | Scoop.it

At the Prairie Village Jazz Festival on Saturday, featuring Marilyn Maye, thousands of people came together to enjoy a free evening of music, art, food &drink, and fun.


Read more here: http://mingle.kansascity.com/photos/2013/prairie-village-jazz-festival/#storylink=cpy
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Devon Carney | KC Studio

Devon Carney | KC Studio | OffStage | Scoop.it

Devon Carney understands balance. He has spent more than 40 years in the world of ballet and recognizes striking symmetry between leading the way and then getting out of the way to allow the dance to take its own spotlight. As the new artistic director of the Kansas City Ballet, don’t be surprised to see Carney mold the company, the school and the community to see the balance in dance – the elegance of classical narratives with flirtatious short modern pieces.

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"Zeus the God of Lightning" from Geek Mythology: I Was a Teenage Immortal | The Coterie Theatre

A musical excerpt from GEEK MYTHOLOGY: I WAS A TEENAGE IMMORTAL, a new musical receiving its World Premiere as part of The Coterie's 2013/2014 Season, February 25 - March 9, 2014.

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Quixotic Surfaces - An Illuminated Retrospective

On April 29th, 2013, Quixotic and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art presented Surfaces, an illuminated retrospective. Artistic Director/Founder - Anthony Magliano

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Actress Jessalyn Kincaid plays it straight in MET’s ‘The Rainmaker’ | KansasCity.com

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre kicks off its season with the venerable dramatic comedy, “The Rainmaker,” featuring Jessalyn Kincaid and Forrest Attaway

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Color commentary | LJWorld.com

Color commentary | LJWorld.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Russell Rink has been preparing to be a Blue Man his whole life.

“I’ve been a musician since the age of 4, and was always into weird theater, drums and trying to see how many grapes I can stuff into my mouth,” he said. “Now I get paid to do all of that.”

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Finding Hillywood Q&A, Mainstreet Alamo Drafthouse | KC FilmFest

Morris Warshawski (Production Consultant), Todd Soliday (Post Supervisor) and Leah Warshawski (Co-Director) answer questions about their documentary, FINDING HILLYWOOD, the first film exhibited as part of the Kansas City FilmFest Spotlight Series.

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The Rep stumps for Paul Robeson | The Pitch

The Rep stumps for Paul Robeson | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre's world-premiere season opener takes on a formidable task: capturing the passions and politics of one of America's most iconic performers, the rhapsodic musician, actor and social activist Paul Robeson.
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KCAT's Long Day's Journey Into Night hastens O'Neill's dusk | The Pitch

KCAT's Long Day's Journey Into Night hastens O'Neill's dusk | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
In some productions, Long Day's Journey Into Night really can take just about all day. Not the version onstage at Kansas City Actors Theatre.
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2014 generative performing artist awards call for submissions | Charlotte Street

2014 generative performing artist awards call for submissions | Charlotte Street | OffStage | Scoop.it

Charlotte Street Foundation invites artists living and working in the 5-County Greater Kansas City Metro Area to apply for its 2014 Generative Performing Artist Awards.  Two awards of $10,000 each will be distributed in early 2014. -

Charlotte Street Foundation invites artists living and working in the 5-County Greater Kansas City Metro Area to apply for its 2014 Generative Performing Artist Awards.  Two awards of $10,000 each will be distributed in early 2014. - See more at: http://www.charlottestreet.org/2013/09/2014-generative-performing-artist-awards-call-for-submissions-deadline-november-14-2/?utm_source=feedly#sthash.qIWd3FnU.dpufCharlotte Street Foundation invites artists living and working in the 5-County Greater Kansas City Metro Area to apply for its 2014 Generative Performing Artist Awards.  Two awards of $10,000 each will be distributed in early 2014. - See more at: http://www.charlottestreet.org/2013/09/2014-generative-performing-artist-awards-call-for-submissions-deadline-november-14-2/?utm_source=feedly#sthash.qIWd3FnU.dpuf
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