theatre http://kmuw.org en How A Bawdy Mess Kicked Off The American Musical Tradition http://kmuw.org/post/how-bawdy-mess-kicked-american-musical-tradition <p></p><p>As you may have noticed, we’ve reached the time of year when musicals are most plentiful. This week, for instance, Music Theatre&nbsp;Wichita is staging a production of “<a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kmuw/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&amp;eventID=1526923">Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat</a>.”</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Sanda Moore Coleman 37067 at http://kmuw.org How A Bawdy Mess Kicked Off The American Musical Tradition The Wichita Grand Opera Takes On William Tell http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-grand-opera-takes-william-tell <p></p><p></p><p>He shot an arrow through the apple which was on his son’s head. It was a test of an archer’s loyalty. But the creation of the opera, William Tell, is a test of talent for the singers. KMUW’s Aileen LeBlanc reports.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 30485 at http://kmuw.org The Wichita Grand Opera Takes On William Tell At Play: Theatre Goes Underground http://kmuw.org/post/play-theatre-goes-underground <p></p><p>Now through February 22, the Crown Uptown presents <i>Godspell</i>. <i>Godspell</i> is a musical by Stephen Schwartz that paints a portrait with various musical parables from the Gospel According to Matthew. Jesus Christ recruits a group of followers and teaches them lessons through song and dance featuring a wide range of musical genres including bluegrass, R&amp;B and rock and roll.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 30346 at http://kmuw.org At Play: Theatre Goes Underground At Play: Tom Stoppard, Andrew Lloyd Weber Productions On Tap http://kmuw.org/post/play-tom-stoppard-andrew-lloyd-weber-productions-tap <p>The Crown Uptown Theatre continues its run of <i>Cats</i>. The musical is Broadway’s second longest running show in history and fourth longest running production in London’s West End history. This show is an audience favorite and is composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. <i>Cats</i> tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heavyside Layer and come back to a new life.<br> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:52:37 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 23490 at http://kmuw.org At Play: Tom Stoppard, Andrew Lloyd Weber Productions On Tap At Play: Pigs And Pants http://kmuw.org/post/play-pigs-and-pants <p>This is the final week to see <i>Hairspray</i> at the Crown Uptown. Throughout August the theatre will present <i>Spring Awakening</i>. Winner of eight 2007 Tony Awards, including those for best musical, direction, book and score.&nbsp;<i>Spring Awakening</i> is a rock musical adaptation of the controversial 1891 German play by the same name. Set in late-19th century Germany, it concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of transitioning to adulthood. And in September the Crown presents <i>Cats</i>.<br> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:09:29 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 20755 at http://kmuw.org At Play: Pigs And Pants At Play: Season Of The Farce http://kmuw.org/post/play-season-farce <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>July 10 sees the opening of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic <i>The King and I</i> at Music Theatre of Wichita. Based on Margaret Landon’s <i>Anna and the King of Siam</i> this production features memorable numbers such as “Getting To Know You,” “Shall We Dance?” and “Something Wonderful.” Mon, 08 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 19991 at http://kmuw.org At Play: Season Of The Farce Tony Nominated Actress Starring In Wichita Production Of 'Hello, Dolly!' http://kmuw.org/post/tony-nominated-actress-starring-wichita-production-hello-dolly <p>Tony-nominated, Olivier Award-winning actress <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karla_Burns">Karla Burns</a> is starring in the title role as Dolly Levi in the Broadway classic "Hello, Dolly!" at Wichita’s Forum Theatre. Actor Huron Breaux portrays Horace Vandergelder, the object of Dolly’s affection.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:49:12 +0000 Carla Eckels 14899 at http://kmuw.org Tony Nominated Actress Starring In Wichita Production Of 'Hello, Dolly!'