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REVIEW: KC Rep presents Kander & Ebb classic with polish and ingenuity Circles can symbolize unity or closure, but they can also convey inertia, stasis, even claustrophobia. The Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret at Spencer Theatre uses the circle to represent all of those things, by placing the action on a rotating […]

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REVIEW: Boston Early Music Festival presents a Kansas City first, a fully authentic Baroque opera Performances of Baroque operas are rare enough, but rarer still are productions that take into account all aspects of 18th-century performance practice—not just historically informed singing and period instruments but also costumes, décor, gestures and stage direction that reflect what […]

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ICON OF DANCE: KC Ballet and Rainy Day Books cosponsor appearance by Jacques D’Amboise Legendary and iconic dancer Jacques D’Amboise was in Our Town on April 1st to promote his new memoir, I Was a Dancer (Borzoi Books: Alfred A. Knopf, $35). Born Joseph Aheard in Massachusetts, D’Amboise would become one of George Balanchine’s most indispensable muses: Over the course of […]

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THE WORLD’S A STAGE: Unicorn presents courageous Pulitzer Prize-winning play There are extremes of misery in the world that defy comprehension. In the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo, violence and sexual brutality against women and girls have remained at epidemic levels for more a decade. “The sexual violence in Congo is the worst in […]

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‘FIGARO’ BACKSTAGE: Lyric production bids farewell to its home of four decades The Lyric Opera’s new production of The Marriage of Figaro is well-sung, confidently acted and executed with a deft comic touch. Whether or not you buy into its conceit of setting the opera as a contemporary backstage drama, the production is at least consistent—at times […]

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REVIEW: Pulitzer Prize-winning play receives sensitive rendering in Unicorn production It takes mettle to write a play about turmoil in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where civil wars have brought years of rampant pillaging, murder and sexual abuse. Ruined is a problematic but gutsy play, and it won Lynn Nottage the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2009. (See […]

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PEERING INTO INFINITY: Ibsen classic gets smart, affectionate adaptation for ambitious KC Rep production Concluding the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s 2010-2011 season is Henryk Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, in an adaptation by David Schweizer, who also directs it. The production is already in previews and opens April 29th at the Copaken Stage downtown. David is a prominent figure in […]

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