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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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TCT youth bring Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn to stage | cjonline.com

TCT youth bring Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn to stage | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

A youth cast of 30 will tell a few of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" with most of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" when Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy stages "Tom Sawyer," Lawrence playwright Ric Averill's stage adaptation of the Mark Twain material.

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'Mr. Stinky Feet' hits the right note with kids | KMBC

Jim Cosgove, known to kids all over Kansas City as "Mr. Stinky Feet," has been putting smiles on a generation of young faces.
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Movies that Matter: The Sequel | Butler's Cinema Scene

Movies that Matter: The Sequel | Butler's Cinema Scene | OffStage | Scoop.it

I’m happy to report that once again this year I’ll be hosting Movies That Matter, the KC Public Library’s  series devoted to some of the greatest titles in cinema history.

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Buffet dinner for Starlight Theatre's 'Footloose' features Midwest Barbecue

Buffet dinner for Starlight Theatre's 'Footloose' features Midwest Barbecue | OffStage | Scoop.it

What a feeling, or in this case, what a taste! Footloose-the Musical opens at Starlight Theatre as the third production of the year, and Plaza Catering, not just a “flash in the pan” creates a specially selected menu for the 1980s hit musical, new to the stage and on its way to Broadway.

 

 

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Old classics ‘Picnic’ and ‘Hello, Dolly!’ return to the KC stage | KansasCity.com

Old classics ‘Picnic’ and ‘Hello, Dolly!’ return to the KC stage | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Kansas City Actors Theatre opens its season with the William Inge classic ‘Picnic,’ while Musical Theater Heritage opens its concert production of ‘Hello Dolly!’ with Debra Bluford and Gary Neal Johnson.
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Missouri Arts Awards Nominations | Missouri Arts Council

Missouri Arts Awards Nominations | Missouri Arts Council | OffStage | Scoop.it

Help us recognize Missourians who have made profound and lasting contributions to the cultural and artistic climate of the state. We need arts teachers who inspire a child for a lifetime; communities where the arts make it a great place to live, work and create; leaders who make things happen; artists and arts organizations whose creativity makes us glad to be alive; and philanthropists whose generosity makes it possible. The 2014 Missouri Arts Awards will be presented to recipients in a ceremony on February 5, 2014 at the Captiol Rotunda in Jefferson City.

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Science Fiction, Double Feature from "The Rocky Horror Show" | Egads! Theatre

This is from the Egads! Theatre's production of Richard O'Brien's "The Rocky Horror Show" performed late June through mid-July, 2013 at the Off Center Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

 

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Once In A While from "The Rocky Horror Show" | Egads! Theatre

This is from the Egads! Theatre's production of Richard O'Brien's "The Rocky Horror Show" performed late June through mid-July, 2013 at the Off Center Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

 

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Jazz fest officials unsure who will replace George Duke in lineup | KansasCity.com

Jazz fest officials unsure who will replace George Duke in lineup | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Organizers of Kansas City’s 18th and Vine Jazz & Blues Festival expressed their sadness and sympathies over the death of renowned jazz keyboardist and producer George Duke but said it was too soon to talk about who will replace him in the...
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Starlight Theatre's Footloose--The Musical brings 80's hits to stage | examiner.com

Starlight Theatre's Footloose--The Musical brings 80's hits to stage | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Footloose–The Musical, opened at Starlight Theatre Aug. 5 for a one week run through Aug. 11, and the familiar songs and sounds of the 1980s era movie musical c
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KC Women in Film and Television August Newsletter

KC Women in Film and Television August Newsletter | OffStage | Scoop.it

Congratulations to the new 2013-14 Officers and Board Directors for Kansas City Women in Film and Television!

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There's A Light from "The Rocky Horror Show" | Egads! Theatre

This is from the Egads! Theatre's production of Richard O'Brien's "The Rocky Horror Show" performed late June through mid-July, 2013 at the Off Center Theatre

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A boxer, a stellar string quartet and a slice of Summerfest | KC Independent

A boxer, a stellar string quartet and a slice of Summerfest | KC Independent | OffStage | Scoop.it

These days we’ve become accustomed to gays and lesbians inhabiting any field you can imagine, from politics to professional sports to the U.S. Marine Corps. But still – boxing?

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Opera will be the main course at this Affare | KansasCity.com

Opera will be the main course at this Affare | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
A Kansas City operatic duo, Ben Gulley and Nathan Granner, are carrying on the food/opera tradition and giving it a high-tech, theatrical twist.
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‘Hello Dolly!’ at Crown Center gets at essence of show in stripped-down concert production | KansasCity.com

‘Hello Dolly!’ at Crown Center gets at essence of show in stripped-down concert production | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Musical Theater Heritage production of “Hello Dolly!” is a musical treat, even if the show feels a little more Midwest than old New York.
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William Inge's 'Picnic' heats up Kansas City Union Station's City Stage | examiner.com

William Inge's 'Picnic' heats up Kansas City Union Station's City Stage | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

To begin its summer Season of American Classics, Kansas City Actors Theatre shows William Inge’s most timeless work, Picnic, partly because of its relevance as a classic and partly in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Inge’s birth.

 

 

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'You Can’t Stop the Beat--Rock on Broadway' sets theme for Barn Players benefit | examiner.com

For three night only, The Barn Players present their annual benefit musical concert, “You Can’t Stop the Beat, Rock on Broadway,” at their theater in Mission, K
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Kansas City Actors Theatre Hosts 'Picnic' To Celebrate William Inge's 100th Birthday | KCUR

Playwright William Inge, the Independence, Kan. native who went on to win a Pulitzer and an Oscar, would have turned 100 this year. To honor that birthday, Kansas City Actors Theatre is staging Picnic, set in the 1950s in small town Kansas. The rehearsal process has revealed that it's a play much deeper and darker than the company originally believed. 

 

 

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Starlight wears its game face in an OK production of ‘Footloose’ | KansasCity.com

Starlight wears its game face in an OK production of ‘Footloose’ | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Kansas City’s outdoor theater serves up another musical based on a 1980s movie. Should we move on to the ’90s?
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Time Warp from "The Rocky Horror Show" | Egads! Theatre

This is from the Egads! Theatre's production of Richard O'Brien's "The Rocky Horror Show" performed late June through mid-July, 2013 at the Off Center Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

 

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Dreams to Reality & Capital City Players | Paul Pepper

Guests: Marianne Jones, Dreams to Reality, "Boutique Clothing Sale" Rob Crouse, Capital City Players, "Young Frankenstein" Featured Artist is Jan L. Coffman

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Everybody cut Footloose at the Starlight Theatre | KCLive.tv

Everybody cut Footloose at the Starlight Theatre | KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

Everybody cut loose with Footloose: The Musical!  It's based on the iconic film that captured audience's hearts in the mid-eighties. Taylor Louderman is a Missouri native and Licia Watson lives right here in Kansas City, and you can catch both these  ladies on stage at Starlight Theatre.

 

 

 

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In This Scene...'Picnic' | KCUR

In this scene from Picnic, 18-year-old Madge Owens (Emily Peterson), universally acclaimed as the "prettiest girl in town," and her 16-year-old sister,
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Eric Melin, air guitarist and Pitch Music Awards host, answers The Pitch's Questionnaire

Eric Melin, air guitarist and Pitch Music Awards host, answers The Pitch's Questionnaire | OffStage | Scoop.it
Name: Eric Melin Occupations: Social-media marketing manager, Spiral16; film critic, Scene-Stealers.com, KCTV Channel 5, Lawrence Journal-World; drummer, the Dead Girls
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Gladstone Theater in the Park presents con-man Harold HIll in 'The Music Man' | examiner.com

It’s summertime in River City, IA and the kids are out of school, the Fourth of July is here, the city plans a fireworks display, a picnic, a festival and a crazy traveling salesman just came to town selling something no one wants or needs–band instruments and uniforms–and all hell is about to break loose in song and dance as Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man comes to the Gladstone Community Theater in the Park.

 

 

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