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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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Hearne: Will the Real ‘Standees’ Please Stand Up? | KC Confidential

Hearne: Will the Real ‘Standees’ Please Stand Up? | KC Confidential | OffStage | Scoop.it

My my, such sensitivity…

I’m talking about some of the reader reactions to Pitch foodie Charles Ferruzza‘s somewhat caustic review of spanking new Prairie Village mini movie and dining plex, Standees.

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Kerry Strayer | kcjazzlark

Kerry Strayer | kcjazzlark | OffStage | Scoop.it

Kerry Strayer was the obvious choice.  He had led his own successful big band for years. He was so personable; I didn’t know anyone who didn’t like him. He was a master of the baritone sax. He didn't just enjoy writing arrangements for big bands, he was terrific at it. And he had been a member of the orchestra since its start.

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Practice space in Kansas City | examiner.com

Many people play instruments and sing. While strumming a guitar may be your biggest passion, the neighbors living upstairs may not share the same passion. 

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Touch-a,Touch-a,Touch Me 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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Sword of Damocles 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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Starlight Theatre kicks-off Footloose production | KSHB

Director Mark Madama an dactor George Dvorsky talk about Starlight's newest show to open at Starlight Theatre.
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Lawrence Opera Theatre announces upcoming performances | Lawrence.com

“Tales of Love, Forgiveness and Redemption” is the theme for Lawrence Opera Theatre’s fourth annual season, taking place this month in Lawrence.

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Alarm WIll Sound updates, expands classical sound in two Columbia shows | KBIA

Alarm WIll Sound updates, expands classical sound in two Columbia shows | KBIA | OffStage | Scoop.it

Alarm Will Sound made their fifth annual visit to Columbia last week and went where most orchestras fear to tread: they performed music by living, breathing composers.  The two shows by the 20-member ensemble offered a surprising look into the present and future of classical composition.

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Cabaret has a surprising home in small Nebraska town | KansasCity.com

Cabaret has a surprising home in small Nebraska town | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
For 23 years, the Brownville Concert Series has been bringing some of the country’s leading cabaret performers to this village of 150 located on the banks of the Missouri River, just 125 miles north of Kansas City.
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Ugandan Orphans Choir to perform at library | cjonline.com

Ugandan Orphans Choir to perform at library | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Through their drumming, singing and dancing, the Ugandan Orphans Choir draws attention to the plight of hungry children in the developing world.
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'Boogie Woogie Bugle Girls' brings young and old(er) to cast | The Examiner

'Boogie Woogie Bugle Girls' brings young and old(er) to cast | The Examiner | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Encore Theatre and Children’s Performing Theatre are joining together to present a summer musical production.
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Storyteller Larry Brown | Paul Pepper

Today Paul Pepper is joined by local storyteller LARRY BROWN. Larry is all about politcal satire this morning!

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Bernice/Butterfly Part 2: The Butterfly Effect - KC Fringe Festival review by SceneAlot | KC Stage Reviews

Again, as in Bernice at Bay, the writing is fantastic! Kudos to Nagle Jackson. It is a more challenging piece because it is delivered by a solo performer as an academic lecture--philosophical, esoteric and slightly too smart for its own good. If anyone can pull this kind of thing off, though, it's Robert Gibby Brand and he delivers an A+ performance as Randall. But the poignancy of the play is lost somewhat in the fog of the material; it's sometimes difficult to tell when Randall is pontificating about an academic topic and when he's "digressed" into a personal account. Without revealing too much, the piece concludes in a way that is too similar to its companion piece and thus loses something the second time around.

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Kansas vs. Darwin to Screen at New Independence Arts Fest | infoZine

Kansas vs. Darwin to Screen at New Independence Arts Fest | infoZine | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Award-winning, Confrontational Doc Is Still Making Audiences Squirm Around the World.
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Kansas City Creative Couples: Fulton Adams & Megee | KCUR

Kansas City Creative Couples: Fulton Adams & Megee | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

Imagine a room filled with drag queens, burlesque performers and cage dancers — this isn’t the stage at some late night club, but rather the entertainment at the wedding reception of Ron Megee and Jon Fulton Adams six years ago.

 

 

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Barn Players plan 3-day fund-raiser in August | 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, Kansas.

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Sweet Transvestite 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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KC Theater in the Park’s 'Hairspray' epitomizes musical comedy | examiner.com

KC Theater in the Park’s 'Hairspray' epitomizes musical comedy | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Theater in the Park ushered in its newest musical for the summer, Hairspray on Friday, Aug. 2 with the show delivering a punch from the first chords of “Good Mo
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Area talent bands together to make miniseries | Lawrence.com

Area talent bands together to make miniseries | Lawrence.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Recent Free State High School graduate Grace X. Oliver has spent her summer writing, planning, casting, filming and editing her own TV miniseries — with no budget.
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Hearne: Is There More to Starlight Coup Than Meets the Eye? | KC Confidential

Hearne: Is There More to Starlight Coup Than Meets the Eye? | KC Confidential | OffStage | Scoop.it

Anybody else sense that there may be something fishy going on at Starlight Theatre?

I mean, Starlight head dude Bob Rohlf was there 28 years and then five years back he retires and all but anointed his successor Denton Yockey.

Then all of a sudden this week, wham bam!

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Buddy Holly’s Harlem moment yields irony in rock musical | KansasCity.com

Buddy Holly’s Harlem moment yields irony in rock musical | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
New Theatre Restaurant production asks viewers to revisit the role race played in American music.
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Photo Preview of Footloose The Musical | Starlight Theatre

Photo Preview of Footloose The Musical | Starlight Theatre | OffStage | Scoop.it

Footloose The Musical will have you dancing in your seat at Starlight Theatre, August 5-11. To the rock'in rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

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Allyson among greats in 45th Topeka Jazz Workshop series | cjonline.com

Allyson among greats in 45th Topeka Jazz Workshop series | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Karrin Allyson, an internationally known jazz vocalist who has earned four Grammy Award nominations, will return to the area where her star first began to rise when she performs a show as part of the 45th Topeka Jazz Workshop Inc.
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KC bandleader Kerry Strayer dies of prostate cancer | KansasCity.com

KC bandleader Kerry Strayer dies of prostate cancer | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Saxman and bandleader Kerry Strayer succumbs to prostate cancer
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Timmy Goes to Rehab - KC Fringe Festival review by vanfanivan | KC Stage Reviews

This is by far the best show at this venue. It is quite possibly the best one man show I've ever seen. The actor that plays Timmy and all the other characters is very talented.

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