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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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Really big show | LJWorld.com

Really big show | LJWorld.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

There are a lot of words that could describe Theatre Lawrence’s new $7.2 million building at 4660 Bauer Farm Drive: beautiful, impressive, exciting. But there’s one that does it best. Big.

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Project Playwright Round 1 Play #C

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Project Playwright Round 1 Play #A

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Parallax - Make A Hole by Stanton Kessler

Recorded January 10, 2013 at The Westport Coffee House by Tom Ptacek. Stanton Kessler-trumpet, Roger Wilder-Keyboards, Bill McKemy, acoustic & electric bass, sousaphone, Ryan Lee-drums, Brian Steever-drums.

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The Mask of the Broken Heart delights Kansas City audiences | examiner.com

The Mask of the Broken Heart delights Kansas City audiences | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

“He sweat like a canary at a cat show,” he said with confidence.
Yep, that’s what he said in the current show at The Fishtank, current production, The Mask of the Broken Heart, a tongue-in-cheek detective style caper. Think of Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon or The Big Sleep. That’s what viewers get when they attend the production–and so much more.

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Parallax: Done By My Own Voice by Bill McKemy

Recorded January 10, 2013 at The Westport Coffee House by Tom Ptacek. Stanton Kessler-trumpet, Roger Wilder-Keyboards, Bill McKemy, acoustic & electric bass, sousaphone, Ryan Lee-drums, Brian Steever-drums.

 

 

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Growing up in ragtime: musician Johnny Maddox | KBIA

Growing up in ragtime: musician Johnny Maddox | KBIA | OffStage | Scoop.it

Famous ragtime pianist Johnny Maddox visited Columbia this week as the guest of honor at the Blind Boone Ragtime Festival.  In the height of his career in the 1950s, Maddox performed with names like Patsy Cline and released the first all-piano record to sell over 1 million copies.    With millions of albums sold and more than 60 years working in the music industry, many ragtime fans would call Maddox a legend.  

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BTK documentary gets wider access through Netflix | KSHB

BTK documentary gets wider access through Netflix | KSHB | OffStage | Scoop.it
It's called "I Survived BTK," and it's a documentary about how Charlie Otero has dealt with the murder of his mother, father and two youngest siblings in their Wichita home in 1974 by a serial killer driven by sexual fantasy involving bondage.
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In New York debut, KC Rep’s ‘Venice’ has evolved into a piece of art | KansasCity.com

In New York debut, KC Rep’s ‘Venice’ has evolved into a piece of art | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
“Venice” creators defy feel-good formulas and aim to ennoble the audience and leave viewers in a state of reflective exaltation.
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Parallax - So Large by Stan Kessler

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Concert Review Season Finale: Strauss’ Alpine Symphony | KC Symphony

Concert Review Season Finale: Strauss’ Alpine Symphony | KC Symphony | OffStage | Scoop.it

Two grand symphonic statements by Mozart and Richard Strauss comprised the final program of the 2012-2013 subscription season of the Kansas City Symphony. Mozart’s late masterpiece the Symphony # 40 in g K 550 and Strauss’ last symphonic poem, a monument to his beloved Alps, the Eine Alpensinfonie op 64 of 1915. Michael Stern was on the podium.

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Jazz in the Woods: Still playing with power | KansasCity.com

Jazz in the Woods: Still playing with power | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

This weekend’s Jazz in the Woods is a huge jazz party for charity, billed as “Kansas City’s largest free music festival.” And the free two-day festival’s Friday headliner, Greg Adams, is responsible for some of the most festive and funky sounds in American music.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/06/12/4289547/jazz-in-the-woods-playing-with.html?utm_source=feedly#storylink=cpy
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Kansas City KS Alcott Arts Center presents 2-night art extravaganza | examiner.com

Kansas City KS Alcott Arts Center presents 2-night art extravaganza | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

For an fun-filled evening under a tent, come to the Alcott Arts Center parking lot to see “The 5th Annual Flying Asbini’s Traveling Sideshow Arts-Travaganza,” from 6-10pm, June 14 and 15.

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Mask collection brings personality to new theater's lobby | Lawrence.com

Mask collection brings personality to new theater's lobby | Lawrence.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

The walls of Eleanor Woodyard’s study suddenly seem very, very bare. The Woodyards gave their mask collection to Theatre Lawrence, and it’s now displayed in the lobby of the new theater at 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

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Project Playwright Round 1 Play #B

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Project Playwright Round 2 Scene Off

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Symphony in the Flint Hills combines history, tradition at Fort Riley | LJWorld.com

Symphony in the Flint Hills combines history, tradition at Fort Riley | LJWorld.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

The eighth annual Symphony in the Flint Hills brought the calm peace of the Plains and the harmonious sounds of the Kansas City Symphony to historic Fort Riley Saturday.

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Parallax: Dela Luz by Una Estrellita and Bill McKemy

Recorded January 10, 2013 at The Westport Coffee House by Tom Ptacek. Stanton Kessler-trumpet, Roger Wilder-Keyboards, Bill McKemy, acoustic & electric bass, sousaphone, Ryan Lee-drums, Brian Steever-drums.

 

 

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Simon Carrington Chamber Singers match sacred, modern choral music | KansasCity.com

The Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, now in their fifth year, displayed the maturity of a long-established group and the consistency of an ensemble that performs more often than once a year.
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Black Hand Strawman: Terence O'Malley | KC Library

Author and filmmaker Terence O'Malley presents a veritable "Hood's Who" of Kansas City's Black Hand/Mafia/Cosa Nostra, an inglorious yet persistently fascinating element of Kansas City's organized crime history.

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Edelman: ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Sizzles @ Starlight | KC Confidential

Edelman: ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Sizzles @ Starlight | KC Confidential | OffStage | Scoop.it

Sexy stews, hot nurses, a hooker with nothing on under that fur coat– who says it hasn’t been hot at Starlight this week?

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Cheers! 'Dale Easton's "The Drunkard"' returns | cjonline.com

Cheers! 'Dale Easton's "The Drunkard"' returns | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
He's back and sloshed as ever.
"Dale Easton's 'The Drunkard'," the longest running stage play in Topeka history, will add six more performances to its record book when ARTS Inc.
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Parallax

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Classical music venues include concert hall, cathedral and military post | cjonline.com

Classical music venues include concert hall, cathedral and military post | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Classical music fans will have their choice of a concert hall, a cathedral or a military base to enjoy their favored musical genre.
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KC Rep musical ‘Venice’ makes its New York debut Thursday - KansasCity.com

KC Rep musical ‘Venice’ makes its New York debut Thursday - KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Co-written and directed by Eric Rosen, the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s ambitious artistic director, the groundbreaking musical has been on a long journey so far, including its Rep debut three years ago and a Los Angeles production.
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