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Along with the familiar names of Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, those perusing the program of the 27th Sunflower Music Festival will find a new one, Andres Cardenes, who will lead the event's three chamber orchestra concerts.
The annual mix of elevated language and accessible entertainment known as the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival this year returns to “As You Like It.” Otherwise, most of the season’s offerings are ...
Entertainment values from childhood through adulthood explain the success of The Coterie Theater in Kansas City’s Crown Center, just off downtown and excelled the venue past almost all other such venues nationwide.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a musical based on Charles Dickens' unfinished novel. The show, performed by members of London's Music Hall Royale, tells the story of the upstanding young Edwin Drood who mysteriously disappears and is presumably murdered. But who did it? Was it his drug-addicted romantic rival John Jasper? The infamous Princess Puffer? Reverend Crisparkle? Helena or Neville Landless, immigrant siblings from Ceylon? Someone else? You finish the story Charles Dickens didn't! It's the only show in town that ends differently every night, depending on what the audience decides.
Not sure how to keep the kids engaged over summer and doing something fun, rewarding, and educational? Check out Theater for Young America’s 2013 Summer Theatre Arts Project Drama Camps that teacher, entertains, and engages children from pre-school through graduation.