Traveling theater group recasts show for each performance
The Buran Theatre Company is a traveling theater with a twist. Where a regular touring company casts a show, rehearses, and then takes it on the road, Buran starts from scratch at each location. They'll be performing this weekend at the Inge Theater on the KU campus performing "Nightmares: A Demonstration of the Sublime.”
Winter is finally dead (we hope) and it’s time to shed some layers. As 100-degree temperatures approach, here’s a look at some notable upcoming summer entertainment in the area to help Lawrencians have fun in the sun or beat the heat inside. By Sara Shepherd, Chance Dibben and John R. Phythyon Jr.
Theatre Lawrence building was home to drama, humor onstage and in real life
Last month’s performance of “12 Angry Men” marked the final time the lights would go up on a production at Theatre Lawrence’s current location, 1501 New Hampshire St. “There’ve been a lot of great moments in this building,” Doveton says.
The Lied Center on Saturday announced its 20th anniversary season lineup, featuring an array of performers from acrobats to award-winning concert pianists, some new and some returning to Lawrence. By Sara Shepherd
It's been 20 years since the Lied Center of Kansas opened, catapulting the performing arts scene in Lawrence. Behind it all is a woman with a vision of providing future generations with opportunities she herself never had. By Sara Shepherd
Christina Hixson isn’t afraid to admit she uses the dictionary when she does crossword puzzles. Her entire life, “self-educating” has served Hixson well. A poor tenant farmer’s daughter unable to afford college, she went on to bestow the $10 million gift that enabled the Lied Center, now celebrating its 20th anniversary at Kansas University. By Sara Shepherd
Auditions are this weekend for the Lawrence Arts Center’s October Halloween musical thriller production of “ Sweeney Todd; The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
"Modern Family." "Bones." "The Mentalist." These are three of the most popular shows on TV today, and Lawrence native and actress Annie Tedesco has appeared in all of them. Now she's landed the lead role in the new TV series "Granite Flats." By Sara Shepherd
When you think about it, it makes perfect sense: A lawyer directing a play about a jury deliberation. By John R. Phythyon Jr.
Comedian bringing his liberal sense of humor to Topeka
For a comedian like Bill Maher, our fair — red — state has provided plenty of fodder over the years, some of which may work its way into his stand-up routine Saturday night at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. By Sara Shepherd
“50 Shades of Baby J?” Prepare yourselves. That’s the theme of the first-round comedy sketch at the April Fool Comedy Showdown coming to Jackpot Saloon.
Some of Bleeding Kansas’ strongest personalities will come to life when the Lecompton Reenactors present the play, “Kansas Territorial Characters.”
Two Kansas University alumnae have teamed up to create “Mother%$!#Hood,” a musical comedy showing next month at the Lawrence Arts Center. Three very different moms sing and dance their way through life from pregnancy tests to empty nests.
Expect a celebration of math, science, pastry and nerd pride at the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band’s annual Pi Day variety show, set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Play about presidential leadership and civil rights coming to Lawrence to celebrate President's Day.
Any good artist will tell you that inspiration can strike anywhere. Still, one doesn’t expect it to happen while being stung by fire ants. “We ...
Based on the therapy sessions of Sigmund Freud and poet Hilda Doolittle, “Let My Mind Flash with Blades” is a “what-if” exploration of the pair’s relationship.
The new year may only be a few hours old, but local theaters are already gearing up for their spring offerings. And that means lots ...
Auditions are this week for the Lawrence Arts Center’s upcoming all-ages production of “Escape from the Labyrinth: The Adventures of Thesus and Icarus.”
The tale as old as time graces the Lied Center stage tonight, when the national tour of “Disney’s Beauty & the Beast” stops in Lawrence. ...