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Paul’s Perspective

It was an auspicious year for the performing arts in Kansas City, with few signs that arts groups were “holding back” in anticipation of next year’s first season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. We obviously weren’t able to attend everything in 2010: It’s been a long time, in fact, since Kansas City’s […]

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January 14-February 6: Another American: Asking and Telling (Kansas City Repertory Theatre). Actor/playwright Marc Wolf interviewed some 150 individuals about the U.S. military’s recently repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, and the play that resulted won an Obie Award. January 21: Sequentia, Voices from the Island Sanctuary(Friends of Chamber Music). The sanctuary in question is the walled Cathedral of Notre Dame […]

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The Lied Center of Kansas has also announced an intriguing series for 2010-2011, with “something for everyone,” in the words of executive director Tim Van Leer. Of special interest are the rock musical Spring Awakening with choreography by Bill T. Jones, pianist Frederick Chu and David Gonzalez’ reimagining of Carnival of the Animals and Peter and the Wolf, Armitage Gone! Dance with a new evening-length work, the genre-defying Turtle […]

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