Commentary
7:40 am
Mon April 1, 2013

At Play: Dance, Dolly and The Food Network

The Crown Uptown Theatre presents the hit 1946 musical Annie Get Your Gun now through April 27. This timeless love story between sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler features songs from Irving Berlin including “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Anything You Can Do,” and “They Say It’s Wonderful.”

Tony-nominated actress Karla Burns performs in "Hello, Dolly!" at the Forum Theatre in Wichita.
Tony-nominated actress Karla Burns performs in "Hello, Dolly!" at the Forum Theatre in Wichita.
Credit Jerry Fritchman

The Forum Theatre presents Hello, Dolly! now through April 7. This production of the hit 1964 musical features Tony-nominated and Olivier Award-winning actress Karla Burns. Aside from the title song the musical features a number of memorable and familiar songs including “It Only Takes a Moment,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” and “It Takes a Woman.”

STOMP, the international percussion and dance unit visits Century II Concert Hall on April 9 and 10. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments - matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps - to fill the stage with myriad rhythms.

Faith Healer opens at the Welsbacher Theatre inside the Hughes Metropolitan on April 10 and closes on the 13. Written by Irish dramatist Brian Friel Faith Healer is darkly lyrical tale of a traveling faith healer roaming through Scotland and Wales with his wife and manager.

Finally, Mosley Street Melodrama’s production of the JR Hurst-penned Bite It, Wichita: The Foodie Network Challenge opens April 4 and runs through May 25.