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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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Capital City Players | Paul Pepper

Capital City Players is putting on "The MOMologues", a play about the joys and frustrations of motherhood. KATHLEEN LAVERY and SARAH CULP explain

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Abigail Henderson, the voice that roared | KansasCity.com

Abigail Henderson, the voice that roared | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Abigail Henderson, who died at 36 Tuesday after a battle with cancer, was a passionate singer-songwriter who was inspired to help fellow musicians through Midwest Music Foundation.
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Inge Festival to Honor Arthur Kopit in Independence, KS, March 2014 | Broadway World

Inge Festival to Honor Arthur Kopit in Independence, KS, March 2014 | Broadway World | OffStage | Scoop.it

Arthur Kopit, playwright, librettist, screenwriter, adapter and mentor, a multiple Tony and Drama Desk and Pulitzer Prize nominee, will be the Honoree of the 33rd Annual William Inge Theatre Festival in Independence, Kansas, at Independence Community College.

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Improv comedy troupe cultivates local actors' creativity | LJWorld.com

Improv comedy troupe cultivates local actors' creativity | LJWorld.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Marty Honig had always thrived on stage, but she hated memorizing lines.

So when she found local improvisational comedy troupe the Roving Imps, she was hooked. With improv, she no longer worries about forgetting what to say; the comedic acting style made popular by the television show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” is completely unscripted.

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This marching band plays Zappa and Pixies with only two trombones, not 76, on board | KansasCity.com

This marching band plays Zappa and Pixies with only two trombones, not 76, on board | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Tim Vaughn, a trombonist who grew up in Lee’s Summit, is part of the 12-member Asphalt Orchestra, a New York-based alt-marching band that will make its area debut Friday at the University of Kansas’ Lied Center.
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Can classical music work outdoors? | KBIA

Can classical music work outdoors? | KBIA | OffStage | Scoop.it

Classical music seems like a genre that was made to be performed indoors. Symphonic music was born in the chambers of European royalty and in Catholic churches

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KCWIFT & KC Filmfest's 3rd Annual Screenplay Contest Announcement

KCWIFT & KC Filmfest's 3rd Annual Screenplay Contest Announcement | OffStage | Scoop.it

  KCWIFT and KC Filmfest are excited to announce we're now taking entries for our 3rd Annual Short Screenplay Contest!*

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KC Rep season opener returns Paul Robeson to the spotlight | KansasCity.com

KC Rep season opener returns Paul Robeson to the spotlight | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Tony-nominated director Moises Kaufman calls the world premiere of Daniel Beaty’s one-man play, “The Tallest Tree in the Forest,” a corrective to our cultural history, which “erased” singer/actor/athlete Paul Robeson from popular memory.
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The Story Behind Tiny Horse's 'Ride' | KCUR

The Story Behind Tiny Horse's 'Ride' | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

When news broke about the death of musician Abigail Henderson, the lead singer in bands such as the Gaslights and Atlantic Fadeout, some of the stories linked to a Tiny Horse music video directed by Mitch Brian and Todd Norris.

 

 

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Three doubly honored with TCT acting awards | cjonline.com

Three doubly honored with TCT acting awards | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Dan Decker, Sara Kennedy and Daniel Lassley delivered award-winning performances on both stages of the Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy during its 2012-13 season.
TCT recently presented its Renna Hunter Awards for outstanding acting.
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Singer Larry Brown | Paul Pepper

Happy Labor Day! Today, LARRY BROWN sings "Dreams", a song about one man's efforts to tear down a barn, and the man who built it. September 2, 2013 ...

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LA artist IAMEVE shoots film noir in Kansas City | Northeast News

LA artist IAMEVE shoots film noir in Kansas City | Northeast News | OffStage | Scoop.it

“It was one of the scariest things that’s ever happened to me in my life and one of the most brilliant things because it literally floored me,” said L.A.-based electropop artist IAMEVE.

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Plays on words and more words | KansasCity.com

‘Venus in Fur’ by David Ives opens at the Unicorn Theatre, and Kansas City Actors Theatre presents Eugene O’Neill’s classic ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ at Union Station.
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World-renowned makeup artist Pryor returns to Topeka | cjonline.com

World-renowned makeup artist Pryor returns to Topeka | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

You could say Topeka native Beverly Jo Pryor has made it big time. A world-renowned makeup artist, Pryor has been heavily involved with several major motion pictures and TV shows over the years, working with such stars as Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith on such films as “The Butler” and “Ali” just to name a few.

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'Siren' Silenced, But Abigail Henderson's Music Lives On | KCUR

'Siren' Silenced, But Abigail Henderson's Music Lives On | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

Friends and family will gather on Saturday to remember Abigail Hope Henderson. The musician died on Tuesday in Kansas City after a five-year fight with cancer. She was 36.

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Pop goes the Kansas City Symphony’s summer closer | KansasCity.com

Pop goes the Kansas City Symphony’s summer closer | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Concerts by the Kansas City Symphony nicely bookend summer.
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Variations of War | KC Studio

Variations of War | KC Studio | OffStage | Scoop.it

Stephen Crane’s Civil War novel, The Red Badge of Courage, captured the fear of war and the reaction of just a few soldiers, demonstrating the anxiety and distress that most likely permeated thousands. For Red Badge Variations, written by Melissa Cooper, five actors will portray the experiences of young American combat soldiers today. The play opens the Coterie Theatre’s 2013-2014 season on Sept. 17 and runs to Oct. 5.

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Reel Spirit Showcase Call for Entries! | KC FilmFest

Reel Spirit Showcase Call for Entries! | KC FilmFest | OffStage | Scoop.it

The 2014 Reel Spirit Young Filmmaker Showcase will be held on Saturday April 5, 2014 at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet in Kansas City.

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Kansas community honors theater writer | cjonline.com

In Pittsburg, the night of dress rehearsal in local community theaters is simply known as "Nikki Nights." That’s the night when, for the past 46 years, Pittsburg Morning Sun reporter Nikki Patrick visited to watch the production and write a review.

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This 'n That 'n Not Full Employment, But.... | kcjazzlark

Twice in the last two weeks, I’ve heard it. Maybe to explain alternates in a big band, or a substitute musician for the night in an ensemble, or when rushing off to another gig after this one.

A jazz musician said some variation of, “It’s busy tonight. There’s a lot going on. Everyone's working.”

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KC musician leaves lasting legacy of help | KMBC

KC musician leaves lasting legacy of help | KMBC | OffStage | Scoop.it
When Abby Henderson died from cancer Tuesday, Kansas City lost a talented musician and a woman determined to let others chase their dreams.
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