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ARTS CORNER

Ballet closes 2012-2013 season with one of its best programs ever To be a serious ballet company these days you can’t just do an endless series of Swan Lakes: You’ve got to push things forward. The Kansas City Ballet in its current form has rarely flinched from risky artistic choices, works that might have left […]

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GONE? HARDLY: KC Ballet presents world premiere by edge-cutting choreographer You’d be hard-pressed to find an American artist in any field as interesting and engaging as Karole Armitage. The Wisconsin native, who grew up partly in Lawrence, learned classical ballet initially and absorbed the work of George Balanchine at the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de […]

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Southies and strong women, sopranos and starry spangles GOOD PEOPLE DOING BAD THINGS, AND VICE VERSA Good People is a remarkable play with a cast of six players and a tangle of ambiguities that send you out of the theater wondering what just happened. Whoare the “good” people in David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2011 play, and what defines them as good? […]

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KC BALLET: Ladies with an attitude, fellows in Shakespearean mood The Kansas City Ballet’s current season is to some extent a tribute to its visionary artistic director, William Whitener, who bids farewell to the company this spring after 17 years here. The winter program that opened on March 15th at the Muriel Kauffman Theatre highlighted two important aspects […]

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IRELAND, GERMANY AND BEYOND: Stealth, planning and artistry have boosted mezzo’s rise to fame Almost every singer has a “breakthrough” moment, when he or she lands the right role at the right time and scores a deep impression with public and press. For Irish-born mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught that moment came in March 2011, when she was called […]

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When a ballet audience gasps audibly at the sheer “look” of a piece, before the dancers have made a single move, you know you’re in for a ride. When the curtain went up on George Balanchine’s Serenade, the opening piece of the Kansas City Ballet’s final 2011-2012 production, the translucent azure lighting and ballerinas frozen in […]

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The Mousetrap (Kansas City Actors Theatre, August 4st through the 26th): Agatha Christie’s classic mystery, now in its 60thyear of continuous production, is as fun and as intriguing as ever. With KCAT you know you’re dealing with a class act, and the intricate direction by Mark Robbins and excellent performances upheld that: Natalie Liccardello, Charles Fugate, Rusty Sneary, Matt Weiss, Peggy Friesen, Gary Neal Johnson, Emily Peterson and Victor Raider-Wexler. […]

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