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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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Life is your stage – get ready to shine | Northeast News

Life is your stage – get ready to shine | Northeast News | OffStage | Scoop.it

As the Holy Cross Catholic School fourth graders lined up in the gym, they couldn’t stop from smiling. They were ready to dance.

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KC Fringe brings 'Bernice at Bay' & 'The Butterfly Effect' to City Stage

KC Fringe brings 'Bernice at Bay' & 'The Butterfly Effect' to City Stage | OffStage | Scoop.it

The three person dynamic trio of Robert Gibby Brand,Donovan Kidd, and Marilyn Lynch come together for a Fringe Festival two part show, Bernice at Bay and The Butterfly Effect, two separate pieces best seen at one time.

 

 

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Price Chopper "Meet the Chompers" | Bazillion

Client: Price Chopper Agency: Inquest Marketing Animation and CG Backgrounds: Bazillion
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SM North Marching Band Invitational is this fall | The Dispatch

Bands planning to participate in this year’s Shawnee Mission North Marching Invitational have been announced, though more could be added.

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KC-based actor Dana Joel Nicholson has a new mission | KansasCity.com

KC-based actor Dana Joel Nicholson has a new mission | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Nicholson, 32, was tapped by the producers of “The Book of Mormon” to be the standby for the lead role of Elder Cunningham in the national tour currently playing Toronto.
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A Movie To Watch Out For - 'Destination Planet Negro' | Indiewire

A Movie To Watch Out For - 'Destination Planet Negro' | Indiewire | OffStage | Scoop.it
It's called Destination
Planet Negro by writer, director and co-star Kevin Willmott (who previously made the satirical C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America, and teaches filmmaking at the University
of Kansas).
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KC Ballet needs $100k for shoes | KSHB

For dancers at the Kansas City Ballet, shoes are the connection between the performer and the stage -- a very expensive connection.
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UMKC's Spencer Theater hosts Tony watch party to cheer on A Christmas Story

UMKC's Spencer Theater hosts Tony watch party to cheer on A Christmas Story | OffStage | Scoop.it

Wanna see Neil Patrick Harris loom larger than life on a 20-foot screen and from the comfort of Spencer Theater on the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC) campus this Sunday, June 9, while cheering on Tony nominated A Christmas Story, The Musical that made it’s world premier at the Kansas City Rep?

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Making Movies make a difference by running music camp for students | KansasCity.com

Making Movies make a difference by running music camp for students | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
A Texas football coach who started a music program to help his players improve academically inspired the band Making Movies to start a one-week music program for urban-school students in Kansas City.
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Gladstone offers a classy celebration of the blues | KansasCity.com

Gladstone offers a classy celebration of the blues | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Outdoor festival Friday and Saturday is free, with a $5 charge to park. The festival’s in Oak Grove Park at Northeast 76th Street and North Troost Avenue. Bring a cooler if you like, but don’t try to bring alcohol, or the dog.
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Fringe Festival: 2012 - Austin & Crystal | Troupe Duende

Austin & Crystal perform to "Queer" by Garbage at the 2012 Fringe Festival held in Kansas City, MO at the Bolinder Center on July 24th.
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Murder mystery at zoo to raise funds for TCT | cjonline.com

Murder mystery at zoo to raise funds for TCT | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Topeka Zoo will become a murder scene Saturday evening, and those attending a fundraiser there will be asked to solve the crime.
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'Catch Me If You Can' jettisons into Starlight Theatre | examiner.com

'Catch Me If You Can' jettisons into  Starlight Theatre | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

Kansas City’s Starlight Theatre welcomes the arrival of a Frank Abagnale, Jr., con artist, with open arms and audiences, but beware, he may trick you because he’s been successful as a doctor, lawyer, pilot, and many more personas.

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KC Rep to Host Free Tony Watch Party to Celebrate Nominations | WDAF

KC Rep to Host Free Tony Watch Party to Celebrate Nominations | WDAF | OffStage | Scoop.it

When Eric Rosen, Artistic Director of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, decided to buck tradition in 2009, he was nearly run out of town on a rail.

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Shakespeare festival to feature two SM Northwest students | The Dispatch

Ever since she was a kid, Clara Davison of Shawnee has gotten to watch performers bring Shakespeare’s words to life on stage at the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, a summer tradition for her family.

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Missouri Symphony Society | Paul Pepper

KIRK TREVOR and LILI VIANELLO stop by to talk about Hot Summer Nights, which opens tonight at Stephens Lake Park!

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2013 Starlight New York Trip Winner

2013 Starlight New York Trip Winner | OffStage | Scoop.it

Each year Starlight subscribers are asked to renew during the winter months to claim their seats. As an incentive, Starlight offers one lucky subscriber who renewed early a trip to New York City for a Broadway getaway. This year, the winner was Susan Fate of Mission Hills, KS.

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Become A Friend Of Chamber Music This Year | The Vignette

Become A Friend Of Chamber Music This Year | The Vignette | OffStage | Scoop.it

You don’t need to fly to London, New York or Berlin to hear today’s pre-eminent musicians in classical music. Stay in Kansas City instead.  The Friends of Chamber Music’s 38th season continues the grand tradition of intimate evenings with internationally renowned headliners, or those soon to be.

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Theatre Lawrence grand opening this weekend | LJWorld.com

The burgundy stage curtain inside the new Theatre Lawrence matches the building's sleek, modern exterior. Inside, countless windows provide a panoramic view of West Lawrence. Sunlight even streams into the organization's basement classrooms and dance studio.

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Podcast for Strauss' Alpine Symphony | KC Symphony

The season closes with two genuine masterpieces – Mozart’s sprightly Symphony No. 40 in G minor, a work deeply admired by Richard Strauss, and Strauss’ monumental An Alpine Symphony, a composition of scope and grandeur worthy of the Alps themselves. Having established himself as one of the most masterful composers of all time, Strauss said after hearing the first performance of An Alpine Symphony, “at last I have learned to orchestrate.” An Alpine Symphony will exploit the full acoustic resources of Helzberg Hall and will bring the season to a thrilling conclusion.

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Pictures from the 2013 Rocket Grants Awards Ceremony

Pictures from the 2013 Rocket Grants Awards Ceremony | OffStage | Scoop.it

The Awards Ceremony for the 2013 Rocket Grants recipients was held last Thursday, May 30, at the Just Off Broadway Theater in Kansas City, MO. The images in this slide show were taken by Lindsay Deifik and Leigh Rosser.

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Walter Coppage is Martin Luther King Jr. in 'The Mountaintop' | KansasCity.com

Walter Coppage is Martin Luther King Jr. in 'The Mountaintop' | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Walter Coppage, veteran Kansas City-based actor, discusses the challenges of playing iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in the Unicorn Theatre production of “The Mountaintop.”
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