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 →
A Thought Provoking As One at KC Lyric Opera
There is always a sort of nervous tension, one finds, when one's story is being told by others. The tale always changes in the telling, and in the eyes of the teller things may be seen far differently from what the original teller experienced. Transgender people, for example, have learned to be leery of portrayals... 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.
A fine evening of Shakespeare at the MET
Cymbeline is a very interesting amalgamation of jealousy, treachery, war and romance. Overall it's a very smart production that blends many elements from the well known plays into one entertaining evening of theater.
Lyric Mounts a Worthwhile “Everest”
What is it in us that makes us climb mountains? If there is a place on this world inimically hostile to us, it is the snow-strewn peak of everest. And yet, every year hundreds of people spend tens of thousands of dollars each to put themselves through a grueling physical hell to reach the roof... Continue Reading →
Heartfelt Anne of Green Gables at OCTA
As the days get darker and colder, the Olathe Civic Theatre Association responds to the chilly season by putting its audience in cozy seats for their interpretation of the famous coming-of-age-tale, Anne of Green Gables, directed by Heather Tinker. You’ll certainly feel at home, looking at the early 1900’s styled stage, maybe going to get... Continue Reading →
High Energy Sister Act at the Barn
In its last musical in their current space, The Barn’s Sister Act, directed by Guy Gardner, takes its audience on an energetic, sequin-covered ride, telling the story of a lounge-singer turned nun hiding in a convent to avoid being murdered.
Beauty and the Beast is a Little Bit of Both
Just like the title, this production is a bit Beauty and a bit Beast. But overall it hits all the marks and is sure to entertain those fans, young and old.