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At one pointed moment in Women Playing Hamlet, the new comedy by William Missouri Downs now in its world premiere on the Unicorn Theatre’s Jerome Stage, the venerable acting coach Gwen derides Jessica, her young charge, thusly: “The play is not words—the play is you!” Indeed, as a tribute to the actors bringing this new work to life, the declaration rings true. But this play is also its words, as Hamlet himself (or herself) would no doubt agree: Words, words, words.
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The Unicorn Theatre debuts "Women Playing Hamlet," an ambitious but tenuous new comedy about one woman's quest to tackle history's most demanding role.
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newEar’s second performance this season, “The Composer About Town,” featured an impressive, thought-provoking array of six contemporary chamber works by composers residing in the Kansas City region.
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With guest soloist Anthony McGill performing Richard Danielpour’s vibrant new clarinet concerto, the Kansas City Symphony missed a big opportunity to go bold, instead opting for a safe program of diminishing returns this past weekend.
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Last weekend, Hungarian pianist András Schiff gave a concert of late piano sonatas by four composers—Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert—and demonstrated sensitivity and versatility in his expert performance.
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The Harriman-Jewell Discover Series featured pianist Zhang Zuo who impressed the audience of the Folly Theater with her amazing technical abilities at the piano on a program including composers Beethoven, Schumann, and Schubert.
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While it’s a pleasure to revisit its delightful, veteran British cast, "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" lacks all the charm of its 2011 predecessor.
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Spinning Tree’s penultimate show of the 2014–15 season is “Black Pearl Sings!” starring Nedra Dixon and Vanessa Severo in a story of the enduring powers of music, family, and history in 1930s America.
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Multi-genre performer Bill Frisell's tribute to Woody Guthrie took the songwriter's "This Land is Your Land" to unexpected sonic worlds for the Harriman-Jewell Series.
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Theater Lawrence's next season feature classics like "Streetcar Named Desire" and "Guys and Dolls" in addition to new favorites like "The Little Mermaid" and "Hands on a Hardbody."
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