musical http://kcur.org en Heartland Men’s Chorus Brings Vegas Strip To Folly Stage http://kcur.org/post/heartland-men-s-chorus-brings-vegas-strip-folly-stage <p>Kicking off the summer with a trip to the Vegas strip, Heartland Men’s Chorus is bringing “Vegas Baby” to the Folly Theater in Kansas City, Mo., in what's envisioned as a lavish spectacle. The chorus, with 150 singers, will be joined by magicians, showgirls and aerial acrobatics.</p><p>Guest conductor Anthony T. Edwards says one of the highlights for him will be seeing Quixotic perform onstage as the chorus sings Cirque du Soleil’s <em>Let Me Fall</em>.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:18:27 +0000 Julie Denesha 57079 at http://kcur.org Heartland Men’s Chorus Brings Vegas Strip To Folly Stage Star Watching: In The Heights http://kcur.org/post/star-watching-heights <p>For the second half of this Wednesday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, </em>a look at the touring Broadway musical making its last stop in Kansas City.</p><p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:17:50 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 18912 at http://kcur.org Star Watching: In The Heights Broadway Luminaries Bring New York Show to Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/broadway-luminaries-bring-new-york-show-kansas-city <p>When the musical &quot;Evita&quot; swept the 1980 Tony Awards, it triumphantly announced the arrival of two young actors - <a href="http://www.mandypatinkin.org/">Mandy Patinkin</a> and <a href="http://www.pattilupone.net/">Patti LuPone</a> - who would spend the next 30-plus years making remarkable choices in their theater, film, and television roles.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 10897 at http://kcur.org Broadway Luminaries Bring New York Show to Kansas City Web Extra: An Interview with Mandy Patinkin http://kcur.org/post/web-extra-interview-mandy-patinkin <p>"An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin" reunites two Tony Award®-winning performers.</p> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:43:44 +0000 Steve Walker 10898 at http://kcur.org Web Extra: An Interview with Mandy Patinkin 'Xanadu' Rolls into Starlight http://kcur.org/post/xanadu-rolls-starlight <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Though movies made from Broadway musicals have seen a resurgence since the success of "Chicago," the current trend is to go in the opposite direction. There are presently 7 musicals on Broadway based on popular movies, with several more on the way. Playing Starlight Theatre this week is the musical "Xanadu", whose success in New York made it an exception to all the rules - and that's because its source is considered one of the worst movies ever made.</p> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:42:00 +0000 Steve Walker 2277 at http://kcur.org 'Xanadu' Rolls into Starlight "American Idol" Meets" Ugly Duckling" in "Lucky Duck" http://kcur.org/post/american-idol-meets-ugly-duckling-lucky-duck <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d047b2c55a2-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d047b2c55a2-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d047b2c55a2-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-909336.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Since Hans Christian Anderson put plume to paper for the fairy tale "The Ugly Duckling," many creative artists- from Disney to Prokofiev - have been inspired to put their own spin on it. The latest version is "Lucky Duck," a Coterie Theatre musical for young audiences.</p> Wed, 23 Jun 2010 18:35:00 +0000 Steve Walker 1825 at http://kcur.org "American Idol" Meets" Ugly Duckling" in "Lucky Duck"