Crown Uptown Theatre

Commentary
5:52 am
Mon September 16, 2013

At Play: Tom Stoppard, Andrew Lloyd Weber Productions On Tap

The Crown Uptown Theatre continues its run of Cats. 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. Cats 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.

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Commentary
7:54 am
Mon September 2, 2013

At Play: Deer And Deserts

Credit Wichita Community Theatre

Opening September 13 at the Crown Uptown Theatre it’s Cats. 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.

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Commentary
7:12 am
Mon August 5, 2013

At Play: Mary Poppins Plus A Few Good Men

Music Theatre of Wichita presents Mary Poppins August 9-11 and 14-18.

Throughout August the Crown Uptown presents Spring Awakening. Winner of eight 2007 Tony Awards, including those for best musical, direction, book and score, Spring Awakening 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.

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Commentary
8:09 am
Mon July 22, 2013

At Play: Pigs And Pants

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This is the final week to see Hairspray at the Crown Uptown. Throughout August the theatre will present Spring Awakening. Winner of eight 2007 Tony Awards, including those for best musical, direction, book and score. Spring Awakening 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 Cats.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Mon July 8, 2013

At Play: Season Of The Farce

July 10 sees the opening of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The King and I at Music Theatre of Wichita. Based on Margaret Landon’s Anna and the King of Siam this production features memorable numbers such as “Getting To Know You,” “Shall We Dance?” and “Something Wonderful.”

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Commentary
8:44 am
Tue May 28, 2013

At Play: Cooks, Cakes And The Kingdom Of Spam

Wichita Community Theatre presents The Dixie Swim Club 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. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of 33 years.

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Commentary
8:28 am
Mon November 26, 2012

At Play Theatre Roundup: 11/26 - 12/9

The Wichita State University School of Performing Arts presents She Loves Me , 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. She Loves Me is directed by Wayne Bryan.

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Commentary
8:48 am
Mon October 29, 2012

At Play Theatre Roundup: 10.29.12

Irving Berlin’s <i>White Christmas</i> opens November 9 at Crown Uptown Theatre.

A non-Shakesperian Shakesperian comedy, a brief moment with painter Mark Rothko, and a white Christmas:

Wichita Community Theatre closes out its run of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. The production ends Sunday, November 4 with performances Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.

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Music
10:04 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Wichita Musician Attributes Style To Family Influence

James Paul newest release, Colors

Wichita's James Paul is a solo musician but he can claim deep support from some fellow performing artists--his family.

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.

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