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University Theatre students to perform 'Electra' this Saturday

It’s safe to say putting together the University Theatre production of Sophocles’ “Electra” was all Greek to the students. Not only did they speed-learn a play, but a new language, says director Dennis Christilles.

Lawrence Opera Theatre celebrates anniversary with 'Don Giovanni'

Lawrence Opera Theatre is diving into uncharted territory this summer with their first full-scale opera production in conjunction with their five-year anniversary celebration.

Kansas Classical Repertory Theatre set to debut this weekend

The Kansas Classical Repertory Theatre will kick off its inaugural season Friday evening with “The Boys From Syracuse” at Kansas University’s Murphy Hall. The musical — along its source material, William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” — with be performed in rotation throughout the rest of July.

Theatre Lawrence production fit for a king

Mary Doveton has been waiting a long time for this. “It’s a show that’s been on our wish list forever,” she says of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1951 classic “The King and I,” which opens Friday at Theatre Lawrence.

Summer Youth Theatre kicks off season with 'Peter Pan'

The Lawrence Arts Center's Summer Youth Theatre will present "Peter Pan" this Friday as its first show of the season.

KU professor publishes book about Broadway legend

Paul Laird had no idea he was on the path to writing one book, let alone two. The Kansas University professor of musicology was on his way to Columbus, Ohio, for a symposium on Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass.”

Summer Youth Theatre auditions next week

Lawrence Art Center’s Summer Youth Theatre is holding auditions next Sunday, May 4 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. This year’s theme is British Invasion.

Making Gatsby great

Theatre Lawrence production the perfect challenge for director

Theatre Lawrence's production of "The Great Gatsby," which kicks off Friday and runs through April 27, tells the story a Jazz Age millionaire and the young man who is drawn to him.

KU to stage Nobel laureate’s ‘The Other Shore’

The theater is an interesting place to experience abstract art. Because a play happens live, the audience expects concrete representations of place through the set, of characterization through costuming and of action through sound and motion.

Theatre Lawrence announces 2014-2015 season

Theatre Lawrence has announced its lineup of shows for the 2014-2015 season. Early ticket sales begin May 1.

Theatre Lawrence to host Volunteer Fair

Theatre Lawrence is having a Volunteer Fair on Thursday, where participants can learn about various positions at the theater and the time commitments for each area.

2014 Spring Arts Guide

Mark your calendars for some hot events of the spring season including touring musicians, community productions and exhibitions.

Puppeteer, Lawrence native returns for Arts Center’s ‘Pinocchio’

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.”

Review: KU Theatre delights with 'Much Ado'

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 ...

Review: 'Other Desert Cities' moving, powerful

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 ...

Theatre Lawrence's ‘Other Desert Cities’ explores secrets, family dynamics

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.”

KU students’ production puts 3 spins on ‘Hamlet’

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 and 'Mama' to perform at the Oread

Vicki Lawrence is traveling across the country for her co-written cabaret-style two-woman production; both parts played by herself, of course.

Divas duel for Theatre Lawrence

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.

Frank's hosting night of '90s TV nostalgia

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.”

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