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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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Biblical tale of Joseph unfolds through Gardner Community Theater production | examiner.com

Biblical tale of Joseph unfolds through Gardner Community Theater production | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Anchored by a 38-voice children’s chorus, the Gardner Community Theatre presents the popular Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in late June.

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Chris Dowell's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:01 AM

Looking for something to do in Gardner in late June? You might go to the Gardner Community Theater production "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat".

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High School Musical Students Recognized at Blue Star Awards

High School Musical Students Recognized at Blue Star Awards | OffStage | Scoop.it

Musical theatre students and instructors from area high schools gathered at Starlight Theatre last week for the Eleventh Annual Blue Star Awards.  The ceremony included productions by six of the nominated high schools with presentations by local celebrity presenters and Taylor Louderman from the Broadway musical Bring It On.

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Fringe Festival: 2012 - Trio from Troupe Duende

A trio from Troupe Duende performs to "Ride In" by Skillrez at the 2012 Fringe Festival held in Kansas City, MO at the Bolinder Center on July 24th. Performers are Austin, Kaleela & Sara

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High Flyiing game of cat and mouse describes 'Catch Me If You Can' | examiner.com

High Flyiing game of cat and mouse describes 'Catch Me If You Can' | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Kansas City’s Starlight Theatre welcomed on arrival the jet-set musical comedy Catch Me If You Can for a one week run, June 11-16 that chronicles the deceptive
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Spirit of Kansas blues festival announces line-up | seveneightfive

For the fourth year in a row, the Topeka Blues Society will present a stellar line-up of internationally-renowned artists at its Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival at Lake Shawnee, Reynolds Lodge, 3315 SW Tinman Circle in Topeka on Thursday, July 4th.
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“Catch Me If You Can” provides a fun-filled night | KansasCity.com

“Catch Me If You Can” provides a fun-filled night | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The touring company’s show at Starlight Theatre boasts a charismatic leading man with amazing talent on his way to becoming a star. Stephen Anthony carries the show.
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On My Mind: Chioma Anyanwu | Ink

On My Mind: Chioma Anyanwu | Ink | OffStage | Scoop.it
A young actress takes the stage as Martin Luther King’s motel maid in the Unicorn Theatre’s presentation of “The Mountaintop.”
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Scaling the Mountaintop | KC Stage Reviews

I have my issues with Katori Hall’s play The
Mountaintop. It’s always dangerous to write about
iconic historical figure. There’s always the danger of
turning what is a human character in a play into a
saint or a beast. Or to put them in situations that
seem absurd.

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"Kick Me" One of 10 Narrative Projects Selected for Independent Filmmaker Lab | Indiewire

The labs, hosted by the Independent Filmmaker Project, give first-time feature directors a year-long fellowship, specifically affording projects in post-production technical, creative and strategic tools.

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Actors Showcase – June 12 | Independent Filmmakers Coalition

Actors Showcase – June 12 | Independent Filmmakers Coalition | OffStage | Scoop.it

It time again for the always popular IFC Actors Showcase. The Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City puts on the quarterly event as an open audition where Kansas City’s acting talent can showcase their abilities to the filmmaking community.

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Auditions for Independent Short Film "Lucky" | KC Stage Press

"Lucky" is a short film that explores the nuances of an ever-evolving relationship between an adoptive single mother and her adopted son. Specifically this film highlights the newly formed family of two as they relocate for her new job and try to navigate the emotions that come with change.

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The life and times of John Williams "Blind" Boone | Intersection

The Blind Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz festival is in Columbia this week and runs through Tuesday. An annual affair since 1991, the festival pays tribute to one of the early pioneers of what would eventually become Ragtime music. Audiences may recall John William “Blind” Boone as one of Columbia’s most famous sons, but who was he really?

 

 

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Walter Coppage and Chioma Anyanwu star in the Mountaintop at the Unicorn | examiner.com

Walter Coppage and Chioma Anyanwu star in the Mountaintop at the Unicorn | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Mountaintop a play by Katori Hill currently is playing on the main stage of the Unicorn Theatre. In 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Ten. This play, which won the Oliver Award for best new play, depicts a fictional last night of civil rights icon Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Starlight Theatre's gourmet buffet soars above competition | examiner.com

Starlight Theatre's gourmet buffet soars above competition | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Catch Me If You Can soars and scores with a jet-set array of carefully selected food items the evening’s diners at Kansas City Starlight Theatre’s Broadway seas
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MK12 | Why Speed Matters

"Kansas City motion design shop MK12 created an artistic visualization to show how Fiber can inspire new collaborations, connections and creative synergies for their hometown.

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Mizzou International Composers Festival offering free shuttle service from Kansas City and St. Louis | Mizzou New Music Initiative News

Mizzou International Composers Festival offering free shuttle service from Kansas City and St. Louis | Mizzou New Music Initiative News | OffStage | Scoop.it

Thanks to a grant from the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Mizzou International Composers Festival this year will offer FREE transportation to Columbia via MO-X shuttles for a limited number of patrons from the St. Louis and Kansas City areas on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27.

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Spotlight on David Wayne Reed by Pete Bakely | KC Stage Article

Spotlight on David Wayne Reed by Pete Bakely | KC Stage Article | OffStage | Scoop.it

”When asked if I wanted to grow up to be a farmer, I said, “No, I want to be a back up singer, and an artist and a stripper.” - from Jolly Rancher

David Wayne Reed is excited.

His play Mother Trucker is being produced at Seaside Repertory Theater in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. “It’s the first production of something of mine that I didn’t produce. It’s mind blowing,” says David.

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The Mountaintop lifts MLK by taking him off the pedestal | The Pitch

The Mountaintop lifts MLK by taking him off the pedestal | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
As the Unicorn Theatre's production of The Mountaintop begins, we're treated to a memorable series of stage pictures. It's Memphis, April 3, 1968, the stormy eve of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.
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Scenes of Summer: What’s onstage at 13 theaters across KC | Ink

Scenes of Summer: What’s onstage at 13 theaters across KC | Ink | OffStage | Scoop.it

Here’s what summer theater in Kansas City means: musicals, heat, musicals, air-conditioning, musicals, Shakespeare, musicals, drama, musicals, comedy, musicals and more musicals.


Read more here: http://inkkc.com/content/scenes-of-summer-whats-onstage-at-13-theaters-across-kc/?utm_source=feedly#storylink=cpy
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Concert Review: Schubert’s Ninth and Gil Shaham by Don Clark

Concert Review: Schubert’s Ninth and Gil Shaham by Don Clark | OffStage | Scoop.it

Two “greats” from different eras comprised the penultimate and highly anticipated program of the 2102-2013 Kansas City Symphony season. Michael Stern, Music Director, conducted. The first half featured the Violin Concerto by Alban Berg, Gil Shaham as solo. The last half was comprised of Schubert’s last symphony, the glorious C major number 9.

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Theater in the Park offers more healthful food options | KMBC

The snack selection at Johnson County's Theater in the Park is getting some healthier options this season.
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What next for park maintenance building in Hyde Park? | Midtown KC Post

What next for park maintenance building in Hyde Park? | Midtown KC Post | OffStage | Scoop.it

Now that Paul Mesner Puppets has passed on renovating the Park Maintenance Building at 39th and Gillham, the parks board plans to look for a new potential owner.

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Sunflower musicians to perform demanding repertoire | cjonline.com

Sunflower musicians to perform demanding repertoire | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
When the violinist who debuted Maurice Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello complained it was so complicated that “no one’s going to play it but virtuosos, the composer responded, “Good, then I shan’t be assassinated by amateurs!
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