Divas adorned with handmade, feathered headdresses paraded alongside comedy troupes wearing Groucho glasses on Thursday night outside the Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus. This diverse array of performers walked on a carpet - more pink than red - kicking off KC Fringe Festival's ninth year.
The annual festival brings together a wide range of entertainment including live theater, dance, burlesque, performance art, visual art, spoken word, film and fashion. The opening night performance preview featured filmmakers, sketch comedy, drama, song and dance in three-minute segments showcasing the various acts this year.
KC Fringe Festival showcases 363 performances at venues around the city. The festival runs July 18 - 28, 2013.