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REVIEW: IBSEN, VERDI AND BACH—Weekend offers treats, challenges, oddball moments The Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of Peer Gynt must count as one of the loopier local theatrical experiences in recent memory. A Troll King with three heads, a priest in crimson high heels, a pig puppet on a stick: Director David Schweizerhas taken Ibsen’s massive play and […]

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GET A MOVE ON: Ballet program includes works new and old, and some surprises Ten strongly lit dancers dressed in soft hues stood downstage, perfectly spaced across the stage. One by one they stepped diagonally out of formation, legs scissored, one arm out and one back, until they formed a sort of human zigzag. Gradually […]

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STRATFORD ON THE MISSOURI: Chorale, Shakespeare Festival present lyrical tribute “If music be the food of love, sing on.” Thus the Bard might have written his famous line from Twelfth Night if he had heard the Kansas City Chorale singing works set to his poetry. This week the Grammy Award-winning Chorale performs a whole program of music set to, […]

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AS YOU LIKE IT: KC Chorale teams with Shakespeare Festival for satisfying program Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious spring, through a series of collaborations the likes of which Kansas City has rarely seen before. “Chromatic Collaboration” fused the Owen/Cox Dance Group with the musicians of NewEar, and “Symphonic Quixotic” saw the […]

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NEVSKY REDUX: Symphony, mezzo-soprano, impress with noisy Prokofiev classic The Alexander Nevsky Cantata is a big, raucous masterpiece, one of Prokofiev’s most richly detailed compositions and an orchestral tour de force to boot. The Kansas City Symphony’s performance of it on May 20th did not stint on theatrics, and the orchestra rose to the virtuosic challenge, with Michael Stern’s natural affinity for […]

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GETTING THE RIGHT SOUND: Conductor has spent a lifetime evoking magic from choirs worldwide Simon Carrington knows what he wants in a choral sound, and in 2008 he and two dozen Kansas City area singers formed a choir that has had a huge success in producing that sound. The British-born conductor and singer, who began […]

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SUN IN THE FUN: Kansas City’s cultural summer sizzles in 2011 Ah, summer. Kansas City used to be a downright sleepy place during the warm months, culturally speaking—but no longer. In recent years, perennial favorites such as the Starlight Theatre, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and Summerfest have been joined by all sorts of […]

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