Welcome to KC Stage Blog

I moved here from Los Angeles a few years ago to find a better place to raise my two daughters.  I am a union actor and director as well as an entrepreneur who founded Now Casting as a way for professional actors to get work using the internet.  This changed how actors got hired for high... Continue Reading →

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A grand, funny and wicked Barber of Seville

There is a sort of tradition--though by no means religiously followed--for the Lyric to close out their season with something light. This year, they have followed that tradition with Rossini’s take on the first of Beaumarchais’s Figaro plays. What results is a gleefully silly performance that kept the audience laughing from beginning to end. Count... Continue Reading →

A Worthwhile Trip to Avenue Q

For those who don't know, be warned... The Tony Award winning Avenue Q that opened last night at the new Theatre in the Park Indoor space at the Arts and Heritage Center is definitely not for kids.  Yes, it has puppets and looks like Sesame Street, but with songs like The Internet is for Porn... Continue Reading →

New Moves takes you to new places

It is no secret that the annual "New Moves" show is this reviewer's favorite part of the ballet season. Devon Carney has once again brought new and emerging choreographers together for a night of being taken to new places. It is always exciting to watch an art form grow before your very eyes, and this... Continue Reading →

‘Tis the Season for…The Nutcracker!

The Story Without a doubt, Artistic Director and choreographer, Devon Carney understands the audiences of today, and jumps right in to the story, omitting the instrumental prologue, and taking us right to Herr Drosselmeiers’ workshop. Keeping the age range of the audience in mind, Drosselmeier’s scene appeals to the child in all of us. Children... Continue Reading →

A Stunning Les Mis

Excellent lighting and set design present stunning images that highlight the scenes, and interesting projections are perfect for the needs of this travelling show. As advertised throughout the theatre, Les Mis is a music phenomenon, and this accomplished cast lives up to that praise with their memorable performance.

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