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Long-haired peace-loving hippies promoting ideas of free love are the foundation of the ground-breaking 1967 musical "Hair".

On Friday's Up to Date, we talk with two of the Broadway cast members about their experiences on stage, what the show means to them and why they're taking part in a new retrospective production at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

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Angels in America is Tony Kushner’s two-part epic now playing at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Set in New York in the 1980s, it’s a commentary on AIDS, religion, politics, and love in the Reagan era.

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Even if you’ve visited Grover’s Corners before, you might not recognize it now. Thornton Wilder’s classic town is getting a makeover.

On Tuesday's Up to Date, we talk with MacArthur genius grantee David Cromer about his new vision for a production of ‘Our Town’ making its way onto the KC Rep’s stage.

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The Kansas City Repertory Theatre

The Kansas City Repertory Theatre was founded in 1964 by Patricia McIlrath. The company has moved, the name has changed, and this non-profit theater group has expanded in the 50 years since.