Skip navigation

Tag Archives: Kansas City

I am proud to announce (and happy to congratulate) the Anderson Award winners for January 2017.

Best Play: My Old Lady – KC Actors Theatre
Best Musical: The Drowsy Chaperone – Faust Theatre  (Arts Asylum)
Best Actor: Damron Rusell Armstrong  – How to Use a Knife (The Unicorn)
Best Actress: Amy Attaway  – Photograph 51 (MET)
Best Cake: The Bed Play, by Emma Carter (The Living Room)
The Bed Play (Jan 2017) The Living Room

The Bed Play (Jan 2017) The Living Room

Please continue to support local theatre and these award-winning theatres and theatre artists.  They have much more to come!

Next up at KCATThe Realistic Jones (May 24 – June 11, 2017)

Still Running at The UnicornHow to Use a Knife (Jan 25 – Feb 19, 2017)

Next up at The METropolitan Theatre Ensemble– Gem of the Ocean (Feb 23 – March 11)

Next up at The Living Room– Trigger Happy (March 29 – April 16)


For more information on the Anderson Awards (and the beautiful people they are named after) please see this post.

Advertisements

Abigail Trabue, the managing editor of PerformInk KC, has named the MET’s Photograph 51 her Critics’ Pick.  Come see the show while you still can and see what the critics are raving about!  Wed-Sat at 7:30pm and Sun, Jan 29th at 2pm at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre.  Closing Feb 4th.

Here are a few words from Abigail’s review:

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s production of PHOTOGRAPH 51 is only the second time in my life I’ve left a theater, sat in my car and cried. If you are fortunate enough to be moved to tears by theater than you are fortunate enough to have witnessed something incredible.

[…] a complicated, honest, messy, humorous, and engaging production that fits perfectly into MET’s changeable storefront space. We get staging that is engaging, that flows seamlessly and creatively, that is motivated and clean. You see actors who’ve have formed a strong ensemble, and more than once I found myself marveling at the pace. It’s clear Paisley (who also served at lighting and set designer) understands what this play is about, the kind of hand needed to guide it, and along with Prop Designer Marc Manley and Costumer Shannon Regnier, created a world for the actors and the story of PHOTOGRAPH 51 to live in. […]

There’s a quote in PHOTOGRAPH 51 from THE WINTER’S TALE: “Come, poor babe, I have heard but not believed/The spirits o’ the dead may walk again.” PHOTOGRAPH 51 is the forgotten historical footnote of Rosalind Franklin and, in the hands of Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, is the kind of art we should be creating.

Read the full review here.

I am proud to announce (and happy to congratulate) the Anderson Award winners for August 2016.

Best Play:  I’m Not Rappaport! (Kansas City Actors Theatre)
Best Musical:  Next to Normal (Music Theatre Heritage)
Best Actor:  Victor Raider-Wexler (I’m Not Rappaport!)
Best Actress:   Ashley Pankow (Next to Normal)
Best Cake:  A League of Their Own: Staged Reading (Stuffed Buffalo Productions)
anderson-league-aug-2016

Please continue to support local theatre and these award-winning theatres and theatre artists.  They have much more to come!

 

 

Next up at KCATA Streetcar Named Desire opens Sept 7th at City Stage at Union Station.
Next up at the MTHA Night on the Town with Les Lankhorst (Sept 8-10)

For more information on the Anderson Awards (and the beautiful people they are named after) please see this post.