Spencer Lott has a long history at the Lawrence Arts Center. The Lawrence native and Kansas University graduate is now a teaching artist at New York’s New Victory Theater, but he’s back in town for the Arts Center’s new production of “Pinocchio.”
Go to see Shakespeare anymore, and you can almost certainly count on it being set at some other time than during the 16th century, when ...
For some time now, Theatre Lawrence has taken an annual break in March from Broadway musicals and light comedies, and offered a weighty drama often ...
Few things are more powerful than a secret. And, if they get out, few things are more destructive. That’s the hook of Theatre Lawrence’s new production, “Other Desert Cities.”
One of the hardest things to do in art is to make something old and familiar fresh. Danny Devlin has some ideas about that. "‘Hamlet’ is the most well-known, well-researched play ever,” he says. “We’re taking three very different approaches to it.”
Vicki Lawrence is traveling across the country for her co-written cabaret-style two-woman production; both parts played by herself, of course.
When it comes to fundraising, a little competition is good for the bottom line. So the thinking goes at Theatre Lawrence, which is preparing to hold its annual “Dueling Divas” event Saturday night at its 4660 Bauer Farm Drive location. Eight local singers compete against each other “American Idol”-style to see who can raise the most money.
The cast from Under the Table Productions is putting together their own live-stage rendition of a well-known episode of early ‘90s sitcom “Saved by the Bell.”
“Wrong Window,” which opens Friday at Theatre Lawrence, is about as different from heavy drama as one could imagine. The 2008 comic caper spoofs a number of Alfred Hitchcock films, especially “Rear Window.”
Theatre Lawrence is holding auditions for Jon Robin Baitz drama “Other Desert Cities” at 7 p.m. Monday.
It’s no lie: The Lawrence Arts Center will be holding auditions for its upcoming production of “Pinocchio” this week.
When 20-year-old Jake Leet collapsed on stage Saturday night, audience members may have thought it was scripted — after all he was playing Donkey, the most physically animated character in Theatre Lawrence’s “Shrek.” But castmates quickly realized something was wrong. Leet was not breathing and had no pulse. Jake’s mother, Teri Leet of Lawrence, calls what happened next and in the following days a “Christmas miracle.” By Sara Shepherd
Making alterations to a classic is a dicey business and one many artists relish. Ric Averill’s “A Kansas Nutcracker”, which adapts the beloved Tchaikovsky ballet ...
Ric Averill doesn’t stand still very long. Even catching the longtime artistic director for the performing arts at the Lawrence Arts Center in a casual conversation can be difficult. He’s always going somewhere.
You can’t do a show about an ogre small. At least Theatre Lawrence doesn’t seem to think so, as it pulls out all the stops ...
Actor, city employee shares trait with title character in Theatre Lawrence’s ‘Shrek’
If you’re looking for the perfect actor to play Shrek, the green-skinned ogre who is the subject of the beloved film and now a Broadway musical coming to Theatre Lawrence for the holidays, it would be hard to find someone better suited to the role than Knute Pittenger.
The small troupe born out of the "Victor Continental Show" has 20 live sketches and 10 short films prepared for this year’s Loaded for Bear 4: Ad Astra Per Ursa (very poorly translated, to the stars through bears).
Occasionally, a piece of experimental theater comes along that hits all the right notes. The story, the performances and the execution combine seamlessly to create ...
Local independent EMU Theatre is holding open auditions for an original rock production, “Johnny Butts,” at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Theatre Lawrence is holding auditions for the comedy production “Wrong Window,” a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock, on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.