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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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Warrior Weekend 2013: Amy Jo & Calley | Troupe Duende

Amy Jo, Director of Troupe Duende and Calley dance to "Son of a Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield at the Warrior Weekend show held at Nica's 320 Restaurant 

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THE PLAY’S THE THING: Dual loves of theater, finance, motivate Rep’s new executive director | KC Independent

THE PLAY’S THE THING: Dual loves of theater, finance, motivate Rep’s new executive director | KC Independent | OffStage | Scoop.it

Angela Lee Gieras is a financial whiz whose fundraising savvy is driven by a lifelong passion for theater, so she was in many ways the ideal choice for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s new executive director post.

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Starlight Wins Prestigious 2013 Venue Excellence Award | Starlight Theatre

Starlight Wins Prestigious 2013 Venue Excellence Award | Starlight Theatre | OffStage | Scoop.it

Starlight Theatre has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Venue Excellence Award by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the management of public assembly venues. Starlight was acknowledged as the best of the best in the Performing Arts Center category.

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Warrior Weekend 2013: Christina | Troupe Duende

Christina dances to "Nomad" by Quixotic Fusion at the Warrior Weekend show held at Nica's 320 Restaurant in Kansas City, MO on May 4, 2013. Videotaped by the...
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Music community mourns the loss of Abigail Hope Henderson | KansasCity.com

Music community mourns the loss of Abigail Hope Henderson | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
A large part of the local music community is mourning the loss of one of its most respected singers, songwriters and advocates. Abigail Hope Henderson, a lead singer with a siren voice, died Tuesday at her home in Kansas City.
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Ren Fest’s lusty wenches work their wiles | KansasCity.com

Ren Fest’s lusty wenches work their wiles | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The lusty brothel mistresses handpicked by Denise Goodson, the Notorious Madam Red, are icons of the annual fest in Bonner Springs. “I am pretty much being Mae West in the 1500s,” she says.
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Mother%$!#Hood brings the humor of motherhood to the stage | KCLive.tv

Mother%$!#Hood brings the humor of motherhood to the stage | KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

Mother%$!#Hood, a musical that follows three very different moms from their pregnancy tests to their empty nests, is coming to Lawrence, KS the last weekend in August and the first in September. Watch the video in the play above for a preview, highlights and behind-the-scenes stories from the creators Julie Dunlap and Sarah Stotts.  

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"Summer & Winter" from Zeus on the Loose! on Tour | Coterie Theatre

A musical excerpt from ZEUS ON THE LOOSE!, a new musical receiving its World Premiere touring elementary schools in the Kansas City area January 22 - April 4, 2014, as part of The Coterie's 2013/2014 Season.

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Hear echoes of Charlie Parker’s genius all over Kansas City | KansasCity.com

Hear echoes of Charlie Parker’s genius all over Kansas City | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The amazing thing about Charlie Parker’s musical inventions is that they can be adapted to almost anything. And this week, on the 93rd anniversary of the alto saxophone giant’s birth, we see his traces all over the Kansas City jazz calendar.
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The Impact Of Latin American Music | Central Standard

The Impact Of Latin American Music | Central Standard | OffStage | Scoop.it

Coming from dozens of countries, from Mexico and the Caribbean in the north to Brazil and Argentena in South America, Latin American identity encompasses a variety of cultures, backgrounds, stories, traditions, and, of course, music. The diversity can be heard in every measure, as each artist brings not only their own personal style, but also their Latino ancestry to the lyrics, melodies and rhythms of music.

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‘Mother%$!#hood’ back for comedic, musical look at moms | LJWorld.com

‘Mother%$!#hood’ back for comedic, musical look at moms | LJWorld.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Julie Dunlap is hoping the second time is even better than the first.

Not that the first time was bad.

“We sold out 10 days beforehand, and it was very well-received,” she says of her musical comedy, “Mother%$!#hood.”

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Kansas City Creative Couples: Zhou & Chen | KCUR

Kansas City Creative Couples: Zhou & Chen | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

Born and raised in China, composer Zhou Long and his wife, composer Chen Yi, have taught at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance for more than a decade. They've spent 30 years studying, teaching, and composing side by side. The prolific composers maintain a rigorous schedule with frequent travel around the globe.

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'Venus in Fur' initiates Kansas City Unicorn Theatre's 40th consecutive season | examiner.com

'Venus in Fur' initiates Kansas City Unicorn Theatre's 40th consecutive season | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Venus in Fur, opens The Unicorn Theatre’s 2013-14 season, with previews beginning Sept. 4 in preparation for the play's official opening Sept. 7 with performance times varied throughout the run to accommodate for weeknights, weekend nights, and Sunday matinees.

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Kansas City's Starlight Theatre culminates season with 'Miss Saigon' | examiner.com

Kansas City's Starlight Theatre culminates season with 'Miss Saigon' | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

A Broadway blockbuster, Miss Saigon, opens Sept. 7 at Kansas City’s Starlight Theatre for a one week run through Sept. 13 and brings the updated story and modern music to the story of the opera , Madame Butterfly.

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Abigail Henderson, musician and cofounder of Midwest Music Foundation, has died | Pitch

Abigail Henderson, musician and cofounder of Midwest Music Foundation, has died | Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
Henderson, in 2011. It's a sad day for the Kansas City music community: Abigail Henderson, a fixture of the KC scene in such bands as the Gaslights, Atlantic Fadeout and Tiny Horse, died yesterday at the age of 35, after a five-year fight with...
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