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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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'Miss Saigon' lands again at Starlight | KansasCity.com

'Miss Saigon' lands again at Starlight | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Starlight stages a new production of the epic musical, “Miss Saigon,” which will tour to three other cities after its Kansas City engagement.
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Technology bind could make drive-in theaters fade to black | KMBC

Drive-In movies have been a staple of Americana since the 1950s, but a 21st century problem could spell the end for many of them, including the I-70 Drive In in Kansas City.

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Seasons Open with Vigor, Humor and Naughtiness | KC Studio

Seasons Open with Vigor, Humor and Naughtiness | KC Studio | OffStage | Scoop.it

There’s something almost magical as the calendar year rolls toward September and October. Opening seasons for performing arts groups across the metropolitan area are getting ready for opening season. Some artistic directors and spokespeople for various venues offer their thoughts about the opening show or the shows early on that might just stand out for the audience.

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Folly Theater, VML pull off app-enabled burlesque show | KC Business Journal

Folly Theater, VML pull off app-enabled burlesque show | KC Business Journal | OffStage | Scoop.it

Most theaters attempt to strip technology from audiences during live performances.

But a weekend burlesque production of the New Century Follies showcased technology as a main feature.

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Kansas City Ballet launches second company - KC Business Journal

Kansas City Ballet launches second company - KC Business Journal | OffStage | Scoop.it

A new artistic director at the Kansas City Ballet is helping the organization roll out a program aimed at young dancers who want to become professionals.

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"Summer & Winter" 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 touring middle and high schools in the Kansas City area January 22 - April 4, 2014, as part of The Coterie's 2013/2014 Season.

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Midland theater announces partnership with Arvest Bank | KSHB

The last sign of the theater chain ended with an official announcement.
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Local actress returns to Kansas City for Starlight Theatre's Miss Saigon | examiner.com

Local actress returns to Kansas City for Starlight Theatre's Miss Saigon | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Imagine going to see Wicked on Broadway and watching Glinda descend to stage in her bubble and thinking, “I’m gonna do that some day,” and then getting the chan
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The Coterie Theatre opens with a world premiere, 'Red Badge Variations' | examiner.com

The Coterie Theatre opens with a world premiere, 'Red Badge Variations' | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The World Premiere of Red Badge Variations kicks off the 35th season for the Coterie Theatre, located at Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. Red Badge Variations
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Black Lab Opening Night Prep | Black House Collective:

Black Lab Opening Night Prep | Black House Collective: | OffStage | Scoop.it
Flyers Chamber music rehearsal Teri Amy and Virginia Ashley Hirt Chadi observes Rebecca Karl Kendra Situational Snafus
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The Midway and I-70 drive-ins struggle to survive the digital conversion | The Pitch

The Midway and I-70 drive-ins struggle to survive the digital conversion | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
I believe that by the end of the year, we will only have 100 drive-ins left," says Tamara Maichel of Osawatomie, Kansas. Maichel would know.
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CandyCam wants to give filmmakers a cheaper aerial shot | The Pitch

CandyCam wants to give filmmakers a cheaper aerial shot | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
Coty Beasley is confident CandyCam's SkyHook platform will take off. Miles of cable cover CandyCam's headquarters on the fifth floor of the Think Big Partners building at 18th Street and Baltimore.
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"Summer & Winter" 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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With hip, heartfelt foreign films, Passport Series doesn’t travel light | Columbia Daily Tribune

Ragtag Cinema ventures into the heart of global cinema with its eighth annual Passport Series, celebrating both veteran and up-and-coming international filmmakers. As usual, this year's ports of call look incredibly diverse and rewarding.
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'Venus In Fur' Dissects Power Games Of Dominance And Submission | KCUR

'Venus In Fur' Dissects Power Games Of Dominance And Submission | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it
In its 40th year, the Unicorn Theatre continues its mission of bringing new American plays to Kansas City audiences. Among the themes explored this season
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Curtain closes on American Heartland Theater | KMBC

Curtain closes on American Heartland Theater | KMBC | OffStage | Scoop.it
A longtime player in Kansas City's live theater scene put on its final performance Sunday.
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Arts advocates: Kansas NEA grants restored | KMBC

Arts advocates: Kansas NEA grants restored | KMBC | OffStage | Scoop.it
Kansas arts advocates say the National Endowment for the Arts has restored $560,000 in arts grants to Kansas.
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Band of Angels helps give instruments a second life | WDAF

Band of Angels helps give instruments a second life | WDAF | OffStage | Scoop.it

If you have an orchestra or band instrument tucked under the bed or in the attic that is just collecting dust, become part of the Band of Angels and give the old instrument a chance at new life. The program is in its fourth year and has provided hundreds of instruments to kids who can’t afford them.

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Warrior Weekend 2013: Troupe Duende

Troupe Duende dances to "Asoueak Youm" by Hoda at the Warrior Weekend show held at Nica's 320 Restaurant in Kansas City, MO on May 4, 2013.

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Prairie Village Jazz Festival brings another all-star lineup to town Saturday | Prairie Village Post

Prairie Village Jazz Festival brings another all-star lineup to town Saturday | Prairie Village Post | OffStage | Scoop.it

Saturday is the big day for jazz fans who get to hear some of the best talent around – for free – right here at home.

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Dance in the Park brings together neighborhoods this weekend | Midtown KC Post

Dance in the Park brings together neighborhoods this weekend | Midtown KC Post | OffStage | Scoop.it

For fifteen years, Midtown neighborhoods have been promoting togetherness through Dance in the Park.

The event takes place in Roanoke Park each year, and brings together the Volker, Roanoke, Valentine, Coleman Highlands, and West Plaza neighborhoods. It is sponsored by the neighborhoods and City in Motion Dance Theater.

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Reeling through H&R Block Artspace's comprehensive performance-art showcase | The Pitch

Reeling through H&R Block Artspace's comprehensive performance-art showcase | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
At H&R Block Artspace, Performance Now enlivens the gallery with a visual carnival of pop music, parachutes, IKEA furniture and claymation gore. And that's just the first floor.
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Stacey Million, Starlight Theatre group sales manager, answers The Pitch's questionnaire

Stacey Million, Starlight Theatre group sales manager, answers The Pitch's questionnaire | OffStage | Scoop.it

What I do (in 140 characters): I bring corporate and family groups to Broadway performances at Starlight Theatre, KC's iconic and beautiful outdoor event venue. I also get to work with some amazing young professionals through Starlight's new Center Stage - Young Professionals of Starlight membership group.

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