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Our Town

Sep 5 — Sep 28
Spencer Theatre

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The Who & The What

Oct 17 — Nov 16
Copaken Stage

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Shows for the 2012-2013 season

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Pippin

Sep 14th — Oct 7th, 2012

Spencer Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Book by Roger O. Hirson

Directed by Eric Rosen

Choreography by Chase Brock

 

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Join Prince Pippin’s death-defying misadventures as he traverses the unfamiliar worlds of politics, betrayal and war. An accidental vagabond in search of meaning, can the power of love save Pippin from himself? Find out as artistic director Eric Rosen re-invents this classic musical as a modern day rock fable with stunning choreography and actor instrumentalists! Fans of past Rep productions Venice, Cabaret and Into the Woods will be riveted by this production of the Stephen Schwartz classic.

 

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The Mystery of Irma Vep (A Penny Dreadful)

Oct 19th — Nov 18th, 2012

Copaken Stage

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Written by Charles Ludlam

Directed by Tom Aulino

With a dizzying array of lightning-fast transformations and costume changes, two of Kansas City’s finest actors, Mark Robbins and Ron Megee, portray multiple men, women and monsters in The Mystery of Irma Vep.  Cited as one of the best plays of 1984 by The New York Times and TIME magazine, Charles Ludlam's farcical thriller/comedy is a gender-bending tour-de-force that both celebrates and satirizes horror movies, classic literature and the conventions of theatre itself. Set on a “dark and stormy night,” Lady Enid and her husband arrive at a haunted estate. Quoting from a range of literary, cinematic and pop culture sources, The Mystery of Irma Vep is a fun madcap romp with a nod to Shakespeare, Ibsen and Poe; werewolves, vampires and mummies!

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A Christmas Carol

Nov 16th — Dec 26th, 2012

Spencer Theatre

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Written by Charles Dickens

Directed by Kyle Hatley

Who doesn’t like a bit of Christmas cheer during the holidays?  Join us, and the ghost of Christmas Present with his famed Christmas Cheer in hand, for this Kansas City family holiday tradition, a ripping good telling of the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge the curmudgeonly businessman who requires the intervention of a few spectral guides to understand the true meaning of Christmas and life. Complete with lively musical numbers, ornate costuming, and dashing stagecraft, Dickens' classic tale of hope and redemption continues to remind us what's really worth celebrating - at the holidays, or any time!

 

 

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Death of a Salesman

Jan 18th — Feb 10th, 2013

Spencer Theatre

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Written by Arthur Miller

Directed by Eric Rosen

Attention must be paid. Winner of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for best play, Arthur Miller’s stoic classic of a down-on-his-luck salesman searching desperately for his American dream remains one of the most profound dramas in American theatre. Directed by Artistic Director Eric Rosen, Death of a Salesman draws on the exceptional talents of Kansas City’s own Gary Neal Johnson and Merle Moores as the desperate Willy and Linda Loman. Working from Miller’s timeless resonant themes of family, dreams deferred, and unfulfilled lives, Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of Death of a Salesman will be nothing short of unforgettable.

 

 

Death of a Salesman is a co-production with UMKC Theatre, with the generous support of the Hall Family Foundation.

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CLAY

Feb 22nd — Mar 3rd, 2013

Copaken Stage

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CLAY

Written, scored and performed by Matt Sax.
Developed in collaboration with and directed by Eric Rosen
Four performances only! February 22nd, 23rd, March 1st, 2nd  all performances at 8pm| Copaken Stage
 
Our final event of this year’s First Page Festival will be a remounted encore performance of the hip-hop musical Clay, a new work that debuted with much acclaim at KC Rep in 2008. Clay highlights the best of what new work means for Kansas City, and we are delighted to offer this limited return engagement of the show. We will host post-show conversations with our audiences about the creative process and the evolution of Clay moving from Kansas City to Lincoln Center in New York City.
 
US Bank is the proud sponsor of the First Page New Works Festival and the developmental production of Waiting for You on the Corner of {13th and Walnut}
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Carousel

Mar 8th — Apr 7th, 2013

Spencer Theatre

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Music by Richard Rodgers, Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents The Living Room’s production of Carousel

Directed by Kyle Hatley

This is the musical theatre event that last year sparked delight in hearts of audience members and critics alike. And now, the Rep’s Associate Artistic Director Kyle Hatley and The Living Room, one of Kansas City’s most imaginative small theater companies, are bringing their beautifully re-envisioned production of Carousel to Spencer Theatre for a second production, complete with “in-the round” seating. Carousel tells a universal story of love, longing, and doing our utmost for the people we care about, even if it leads to difficult choices with tragic outcomes. Join us to experience this touching and inspiring musical theatre classic in a new and deeply moving way.  You won’t want to miss it this second time around.

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American Buffalo

Apr 19th — May 19th, 2013

Copaken Stage

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Written by David Mamet

Directed by Jerry Genochio

Winner of the Obie Award and New York Drama Critic's Best Play Award, American Buffalo tells the story of Don, Teach and Bob's struggle to get ahead. Centering on a scheme to recover a buffalo nickel recently sold from Don's Resale Shop, the three discover realities about business, leadership and ethics, all told from the petty theft view of the pursuit of the American Dream. An almost unintentional companion piece to Death of a Salesman, American Buffalo takes a modern look at the underbelly of American capitalism in which every exchange including friendship has "business" written on it. Due to strong language, The Rep encourages the fearless and adventurous to join us for this show.

 

 

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