Crown Uptown Theatre http://kmuw.org en 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: Deer And Deserts http://kmuw.org/post/play-deer-and-deserts <p>Opening September 13 at the Crown Uptown Theatre it’s <i>Cats</i>. Broadway’s second longest running show in history and fourth longest running production in London’s West End history. This musical is an audience favorite composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice,” deciding which cat will ascend to the Heavyside Layer and come back to a new life.<br> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 12:54:31 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 22813 at http://kmuw.org At Play: Deer And Deserts At Play: Mary Poppins Plus A Few Good Men http://kmuw.org/post/play-mary-poppins-plus-few-good-men <p>Throughout August the Crown Uptown presents <i>Spring Awakening</i>. Winner of eight 2007 Tony Awards, including those for best musical, direction, book and score, <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.<br> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:12:30 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 21437 at http://kmuw.org At Play: Mary Poppins Plus A Few Good Men 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 At Play: Cooks, Cakes And The Kingdom Of Spam http://kmuw.org/post/play-cooks-cakes-and-kingdom-spam <p><a href="http://wichitact.org/?p=1350">Wichita Community Theatre presents <i>The Dixie Swim Club</i></a> June 6-23. Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. <i>The Dixie Swim Club</i> focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of 33 years.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 13:44:20 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 17894 at http://kmuw.org At Play: Cooks, Cakes And The Kingdom Of Spam At Play Theatre Roundup: 11/26 - 12/9 http://kmuw.org/post/play-theatre-roundup-1126-129 <p>The <a href="http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=fa_performingarts&amp;p=/pa_seasonschedule/">Wichita State University School of Performing Arts</a> presents <i>She Loves Me</i> , a romantic musical set in the 1930s where two feuding clerks secretly find solace in their anonymous pen pals, not realizing that they are actually writing to each other. <i>She Loves Me</i> is directed by Wayne Bryan.</p><p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:28:07 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 8999 at http://kmuw.org At Play Theatre Roundup: 11/26 - 12/9 At Play Theatre Roundup: 10.29.12 http://kmuw.org/post/play-theatre-roundup-102912 <p>A non-Shakesperian Shakesperian comedy, a brief moment with painter Mark Rothko, and a white Christmas:</p><p>Wichita Community Theatre closes out its run of Agatha Christie’s <i>The Mousetrap</i>. The production ends Sunday, November 4 with performances Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:48:59 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 7658 at http://kmuw.org At Play Theatre Roundup: 10.29.12 Wichita Musician Attributes Style To Family Influence http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-musician-attributes-style-family-influence <p>Wichita's James Paul is a solo musician but he can claim deep support from some fellow performing artists--his family.</p><p>It's easy to hear some musical influences in Wichita singer-songwriter James Paul's music. Gospel and soul are clear touchstones. But there are also touches of folk and country music, elements, he says, that came from two of his biggest direct influences, his mother and father.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:04:19 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 5845 at http://kmuw.org Wichita Musician Attributes Style To Family Influence