Shows for the 2010-2011 season
Sep 10th — Oct 3rd, 2010
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey and Rinne Groff
Directed by Gary Griffin
Based on the MGM motion picture written by Brian Dannelly and Michael Urban
A ground-breaking new musical based on the popular movie Saved! With a pop score and a young energetic cast, this musical follows an unforgettable senior year at a Christian high school. When a popular girl will do anything to save her boyfriend, she tests the limits of her school and her family’s faith in their beliefs and each other. Saved is a smart, funny, and moving new musical by some of the most important artists in the American theatre - and if you like the TV show Glee, you’ll love Saved!
Oct 22nd — Nov 21st, 2010
Written by Lydia Diamond
Directed by Jessica Thebus
Inspired by Jacob's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Harriet Jacobs is adapted from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, one of the most important books in the history of the Abolitionist Movement. After nearly seven years hiding in a tiny garret above her grandmother’s home, Harriet Ann Jacobs secretly boarded a boat and escaped to New York and, eventually, freedom. The young slave woman’s remarkable story of triumph over the bitterest oppression will be the most inspirational show of the season!
Nov 19th — Dec 26th, 2010
Written By: Charles Dickens
Directed By: Kyle Hatley
Kansas City's favorite holiday tradition is back, and we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the original production! Refreshed and refurbished the Rep's A Christmas Carol will have all your favorite iconic moments paired with some thrilling new surprises! Don't miss what is sure to be the most talked about show of the holiday season!
Jan 14th — Feb 6th, 2011
Written & performed by Marc Wolf
After interviewing over 150 people over a three-year period on both sides of the government’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding the rights of gay men and women to serve in the military, playwright/actor Marc Wolf has created a powerful, provocative performance that brings you face-to-face with every point of view about this controversial issue. As compelling as it is entertaining, Wolf’s celebrated, Obie Award-winning play has been acclaimed across the nation – and now finds its most important home in the American heartland.
Feb 18th — Mar 20th, 2011
Written By: Annie Baker
Directed By: Kyle Hatley
Acclaimed as the debut of the year by one of the most exciting new writers in the country, Circle Mirror Transformation is the hilarious, moving new comedy about the most unlikely of stories. Five citizens of a rural town begin a community acting class, each with their own expectations, but soon learn more about each other and themselves than they bargained for. Hailed as one of the most insightful and original new works of the year, the Rep is proud to present the Midwest premiere of a play that explores the creativity and ability to transform that lies within each of us.
Mar 18th — Apr 10th, 2011
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and
Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Broadway production directed by Harold Prince
Produced for the Broadway Stage by Harold Prince
Directed by Eric Rosen
Music Director/Conductor/Pianist Anthony T. Edwards
Orchestrator Doug Peck
Choreographer Richard J. Hinds
Set Design Jack Magaw
Costume Design Sarah Beers
Lighting Design David Weiner
Sound Design Zachary Williamson
Production Stage Manager Brooke Redler*
Assistant Stage Manager Sara E. Beatty*
1931 Berlin, and the fragile Weimar Republic is being torn apart by radical politics on the right and left. But inside the Cabaret, the world is alive with seedy glamour and a kind of freedom never known before -- for now. A young, broke American finds himself entangled by the dreams of the unforgettable Sally Bowles, who initiates him to the pleasures -- and dangers -- of theCabaret. One of the great musicals of the last century is brought to passionate, vibrant, imaginative life by Artistic Director Eric Rosen (Venice, A Christmas Story, Winesburg, Ohio) -- and pays homage to Kansas City native and legend John Kander, who, along with Fred Ebb, created one of the most wondrous and powerful theatrical scores ever.
Apr 22nd — May 22nd, 2011
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Adapted and Directed by David Schweizer
Get ready for a wild, hilarious, and surreal adventure in this brilliant adaptation of Ibsen’s famous play. Based on a Norwegian folk tale with forty characters and five acts, one of Ibsen’s most influential and famous plays is almost never staged. But now, world renowned director David Schweizer takes this “impossible to produce” play and turns it into a hilarious comic adventure that will delight audiences of all ages.