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READY, SET, DANCE: KC Ballet inaugurates new $32 million Bolender Center to great fanfare And they’re off! In a fall cultural season to be filled with exciting “firsts,” the Kansas City Ballet leapt from the starting gate on August 26th with the inauguration of its new Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity, located in […]

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REVIEW: Actors Theatre scores big with haunting Pinter classics If you like everything spelled out for you in black and white, Harold Pinter is not your playwright. The late British author deals in alienation, love, power, menace, marital stress, sexual longing, and the sort of quotidian absurdity that lurks around the edges of bourgeois life. […]

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A PILL FOR ALL SEASONS: KC Rep presents searing, funny, prize-winning family drama The Westons of Oklahoma may not be your typical American family, but their crises are familiar to anyone who has followed American drama of the last century, from Eugene O’Neill to Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller to Edward Albee. Booze, drugs, divorce, depression, sexual depravity: […]

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CENTER OF ATTENTION: As the world watches, Kauffman opens with wildly successful inaugural weekend It was the moment Kansas City had waited for, anxiously and at times with faltering hopes, for 16 years. Suddenly, there it was: This September 16th through the 18th the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts opened with a celebration that was as […]

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COMPOSER’S NEW PIECE HONORS KANSAS CITY’S BELOVED FOUNTAINS When the Kansas City Symphony and music director Michael Stern open their 2011-2012 season September 23rd through the 25th at the Kauffman Center’s Helzberg Hall they will also be inaugurating a series of commissions to be spread throughout the season. Chen Yi’s Fountains of KC is the first of three “water-themed” pieces commissioned by the […]

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WEEK IN REVIEW: August: Osage County at KC Rep, Red at the Unicorn, and Emanuel Ax with the KC Symphony Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County is like a slowly tightening clock-spring, building tension with stealth in Act 1 and releasing that tension with a sproing in Act 2, then finally unraveling messily in the last act. The Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s current production […]

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ICE, ICE BABY: LYRIC’S AMBITIONS TAKE COMPANY INTO NEW TERRITORY Amidst the bevy of high-profile soloists, the huge chorus and complement of supernumeraries, the children’s choir and the over-the-top scenic and costume designs, one thing was abundantly clear about the October 1st opening of Turandot at the Kauffman Center: With this production the Lyric Opera is entering […]

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