Performance
10:38 am
Thu June 23, 2011

Summer, Season of Experimentation for Coterie

For the Coterie Theatre, summer is the season to experiment with musical formulas and actors' chemistry in what they call the Lab for New Family Musicals. In essence, musical composers entrust the Coterie with condensing their familiar two-act shows into shorter one-act versions more suitable to theaters for young audiences - like its version of "The Wiz."

Kansas City, Mo – For the Coterie Theatre, summer is the season to experiment with musical formulas and actors' chemistry in what they call the Lab for New Family Musicals. In essence, musical composers entrust the Coterie with condensing their familiar two-act shows into shorter one-act versions more suitable to theaters for young audiences - like its version of "The Wiz."

As KCUR's Steve Walker reports, more and bigger cities are taking notice, including the theater capital of the U.S., New York City.

The Coterie Theatre presents "The Wiz" June 21 - August 7, 2011

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