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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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Missouri Cures & Missouri Symphony Society | Paul Pepper

The Missouri Symphony Society is holding their annual Fourth of July concert tomorrow night! KIRK TREVOR joins us with more.

 

 

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The Field by Turner Baietto

An episode of "Withered World: An End of the World web series"
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The Barn Players begin production for 'Dangerous Liaisons' | examiner.com

The Barn Players begin production for 'Dangerous Liaisons' | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Dangerous Liaisons opens at The Barn Players on Friday evening, July 19 and plays through Sunday matinee, Aug. 4. The production tells the story of sexual power, cruelty and deceit in pre-Revolutionary 18th Century France as two bored aristocrats plot a game of heartbreak and ruin.

 

 

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Never grow up with Peter Pan at Theatre in the Park | KCLive.tv

Never grow up with Peter Pan at Theatre in the Park | KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

Broadway classic, Peter Pan, flies into Theatre in the Park, and it's an all-in-the-family production. We were joined by a family of actors who take part in this fairytale play, but they aren't the only family putting on the show. They are joined by two other families filling roles both on stage and off.

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A call for scripts from area women | The Pitch

A call for scripts from area women | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
Colin YoungPotluck Productions wants your scripts for readings.Potluck Productions, a group that promotes the works of aspiring female playwrights, is looking for scripts for its First Friday Play Readings.
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The Campground | Nathan Eaton

A COVERTLY LOCATED GUERRILLA COCKTAIL SERVICE THAT SEEKS TO BRING GOOD PEOPLE TOGETHER OVER FOOD, FIRE, AND PROVISIONS http://thecampgroundkc.tumblr.com/ @THEHYDEPARKER @OWLANDMOUSE #campgroundkc
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The Death of Cupid doesn't dilute Lysistrata | The Pitch

The Death of Cupid doesn't dilute Lysistrata | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
Cupid is on trial at the Living Room this month. It's a bold move in the city that's home to Hallmark and Russell Stover, but the Living Room's third season has been nothing if not bold.
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Future of KC Disney studio could involve digital media | WDAF

Future of KC Disney studio could involve digital media | WDAF | OffStage | Scoop.it

Before moving to Hollywood, filmmaker Walt Disney got his start in a small building just off Troost Avenue. Now, a group of digital storytellers wants to bring back the magic.

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Creative Partnership: Kansas City Rep and DeLaSalle Education Center | KC Studio

Creative Partnership: Kansas City Rep and DeLaSalle Education Center | KC Studio | OffStage | Scoop.it

Maybe you didn’t know Kansas City Repertory Theatre has built a thriving education department to unlock the creative potential of young actors, writers and audiences. But ah, yes! The Rep long ago formed ambitious partnerships with schools, teachers and students. Here’s the latest on that.

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Platte County Fair Looking for its “Stars” for Historic 150th Fair. Fiddlers! Dancers! Singers! Musicians of all ages! | The Platte Chronicle

You could be a star at this year’s historic 150th Platte County Fair. Whether you can fiddle a tune or two, tap a toe, sing out loud and strong-or play another musical instrument- the fair offers a showcase for your talent.

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Goodbye, Kansas City | Stage Savvy

Goodbye, Kansas City | Stage Savvy | OffStage | Scoop.it

My very first Stage Savvy column was published in June 2003 – ten years ago this month. How appropriate, then, that this will be my last Stage Savvy column.

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Why Starlight is Excited and Proud to Produce Disney’s Little Mermaid | Starlight

Why Starlight is Excited and Proud to Produce Disney’s Little Mermaid  | Starlight | OffStage | Scoop.it

Disney’s The Little Mermaid will soon grace the Starlight stage, July 23-28. Here are a few reasons why this show is so important to Starlight Theatre and Kansas City and why I hope you are excited as I am about this production.

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Death of Cupid wows The Living Room audience on opening night | examiner.com

Death of Cupid wows The Living Room audience on opening night | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The creative mind of a playwright, coupled with his tight directing and a cast of Kansas City’s top actors means Kyle Hatley’s Death of Cupid–A Whiskey Musical
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Dancearts & Cevet Tree Service | Paul Pepper

Today Paul Pepper and MARIE ROBERTSON talk about Dancearts' Summer Intensive Dance Camp, starting next week!

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Winnie-the-Pooh searches for more honey in The Barn Kids' July show | examiner.com

Winnie-the-Pooh searches for more honey in The Barn Kids' July show | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Winnie-the-Pooh plans to find the honey, and you know that’s gonna put him in direct path of honey bees, but don’t be afraid, it’s not real bees when The Barn Kids to present Disney’s Winnie-the-Pooh Kids July 23-25.

 

 

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Kansas City Symphony welcomes Audra McDonald for one-night performance | examiner.com

Kansas City Symphony welcomes Audra McDonald for one-night performance | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Five time Tony Award winner and two time Grammy Winner, Audra McDonald comes Kansas City’s Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to perform with the Kansas City Symphony to benefit Kansas City’s Young Audiences and arts education, according to a spokesman for the Symphony.

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A New Executive Director For The Rep | KCUR

A New Executive Director For The Rep | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

After conducting a nationwide search, the Kansas City Repertory Theatre has chosen Angela Lee Gieras as its executive director. This marks a newly created position for the nearly 50-year-old regional theater.

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Vows by Jon Davis

An episode from "Withered World: An End of the World web series" www.witheredworld.tv As the world is ending, a young couple make their last commitment to each other.

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The People's Liberation Big Band celebrates five years of wild jazz at RecordBar | The Pitch

The People's Liberation Big Band celebrates five years of wild jazz at RecordBar | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
When seeing the People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City, it's very hard to say exactly what will happen on- or, as the case may be, offstage.
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Kansas City clown class teaches more than circus skills | KCTV5

Kansas City clown class teaches more than circus skills | KCTV5 | OffStage | Scoop.it
The art of clowning appeals to all ages. Now there is a class to give their inner clown some class.
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Kauffman Foundation $20 Mil Grant Deal For UMKC Downtown Kansas City Arts Campus | Tony's Kansas City

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One Night with Janis Joplin to Bypass KC Rep for Broadway | Broadway World

One Night with Janis Joplin to Bypass KC Rep for Broadway | Broadway World | OffStage | Scoop.it
Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, has announced a major change in its 2013-14 season line up, beginning with the removal of One Night with Janis Joplin from the schedule.
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UMKC Playwright Takes Second at DC Black Theatre Festival | infoZine

UMKC Playwright Takes Second at DC Black Theatre Festival | infoZine | OffStage | Scoop.it

Scripps Howard Foundation Wire - They say the show must go on, but what if you lose your actors? That’s what happened Friday to Teresa Leggard, 30, a graduate student studying creative writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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Whole Person applauds showing of first open captioned drive-in movie in KC | Midtown KC Post

Whole Person applauds showing of first open captioned drive-in movie in KC | Midtown KC Post | OffStage | Scoop.it

For many of the 10 percent of Kansas City folks who are Deaf or hard of hearing, the July 11 showing of Monsters University at the Boulevard drive-in will be an important first. That’s the day of the first showing of an open captioned drive-in movie in Kansas City.

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Irish Duo, Paul Byrom and Damian McGinty, dazzles us with Sinatra | KCLive.tv

Irish Duo, Paul Byrom and Damian McGinty, dazzles us with Sinatra | KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

Paul Byrom and Damian McGinty sang a classic Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. tune in Studio S. Both singers were formally part of the Irish men's group, Celtic Thunder. McGinty went on to win the reality show, The Glee Project, which earned him a spot on the show Glee. They are in town to perform in a private sold out concert. 

 
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