Caroline, or Change - Spinning Tree Theatre
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Book & Lyrics by Tony Kushner Music by Jeanine Tesori
A moving portrait of America at a time of momentous social upheaval. Set in 1963 Louisiana, the musical focuses on Caroline - a maid working in the sweltering basement of the Gellman household - and her relationship with 8-year-old Noah. The score combines spirituals, blues, Motown and Jewish klezmer music.
Next event11/21/2019 7:30 PM
The Moors – UMKC Conservatory - UMKC Theatre
by Jen Silverman
Directed by Kim Martin-Cotton
Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, and dream of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility.
Next event11/29/2019 7:30 PM
‘night Mother - Kansas City Actors Theatre
A Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Marsha Norman’s “’night, Mother” is the story of a woman driven to her breaking point. A harsh reflection on modern life and its purpose, the psychological exploration of this show will leave an indelible impression. “’night, Mother” will be directed by Sidonie Garrett, who previously directed “A Streetcar Named Desire” for KCAT, and has extensively directed for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.
Next event1/8/2020 7:30 PM
Girlfriend-Spinning Tree Theatre
"Girlfriend" single tickets on sale now!
Music & Lyrics by Matthew Sweet
Book by Todd Almond
A vibrant and tender coming-of-age musical duet from when flannel was the height of fashion and mixtapes were the language of love. It's 1993 in small-town Nebraska during the summer between high school and whatever comes next. College-bound jock Mike and self-assured but aimless Will find themselves drawn to each other. Their rush of first-time love, full of excitement, confusion and passion, is captured by the power-pop precision and frayed guitar emotion of Matthew Sweet's alternative rock album "Girlfriend."
Next event1/24/2020 7:30 PM
Blood Wedding – UMKC Conservatory - UMKC Theatre
By Federico García Lorca
Directed byVanessa Severo
Two families in a semi-mythical rural Spain are intricately bound in an unbreakable cycle of murder and revenge. The death-bound love triangle at the center of the play fuels these passions to a fever pitch and propels the story to its unstoppable tragic conclusion. An arranged country marriage between the children of rich landowners is about to take place. A past lover, himself in a loveless marriage, cannot allow the wedding to take place and spirits the Bride away, who goes with him willingly on her wedding night. An entire town goes after the lovers in the middle of the night where pursuers and pursued plunge into a realm of deep darkness where the moonlight is not friendly and the forest not shelter enough.
Next event3/6/2020 7:30 PM
La Cage aux Folles - Spinning Tree Theatre
"La Cage aux Folles " single tickets on sale January 27, 2020
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
The 20-year relationship between Georges (a club owner) and Albin (the head drag performer) faces a test when their son announces his engagement to the daughter of ultra-conservative parents. To please their son, Georges and Albin agree to hide their relationship and play it straight for a dinner with the potential in-laws. A fabulously fun musical (featuring the iconic song "I Am What I Am") about family, identity and loving who you are.
Next event4/17/2020 7:30 PM
Divided – UMKC Conservatory - UMKC Theatre
Co-Created byStephanie Roberts and2nd Year MFA Acting Ensemble
A devised production about what sets Americans apart, and what brings us together.
How do we cope in an increasingly divided nation? Where do we turn when the growing schisms within politics, race, gender, sexuality, religion, and class have become part of our daily lives? Using physical theatre, interviews, music, comedy and personal storytelling, the second-year MFA Acting students take on these questions to discover how looking at America’s divisions can ultimately bring us together.
Next event4/24/2020 7:30 PM