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Vicki Lawrence and ‘Mama’ to perform at the Oread
February 6, 2014
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
January 31, 2014
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
January 16, 2014
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.”
Theatre Lawrence takes on Hitchcock in spoof ‘Wrong Window’
January 16, 2014
“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 to hold auditions for ‘Other Desert Cities’
January 12, 2014
Theatre Lawrence is holding auditions for Jon Robin Baitz drama “Other Desert Cities” at 7 p.m. Monday.
Arts Center holding ‘Pinocchio’ auditions
January 5, 2014
It’s no lie: The Lawrence Arts Center will be holding auditions for its upcoming production of “Pinocchio” this week.
Mother grateful for ‘Christmas miracle’ after young actor collapses on Theatre Lawrence stage
December 23, 2013
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
CLOSINGS
December 21, 2013
Theatre Lawrence has canceled Sunday’s performance of “Shrek: The Musical.” Those with tickets can call the box office on Monday for refunds.
Layered performance
Actor, city employee shares trait with title character in Theatre Lawrence’s ‘Shrek’
December 5, 2013
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.
Loaded for Bear appeases sketch comedy fans of Lawrence
November 21, 2013
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).
Theatre Lawrence allows people with hearing loss to ‘loop’ into performances
November 15, 2013
Vicki Douglas used to read the scripts ahead of time before attending plays. It wasn’t because the Lawrence woman couldn’t wait to find out the plot twists, but because she knew she wouldn’t be able to hear the performance. But now, when she goes to Theatre Lawrence, at least, she doesn’t have to worry about any of that. By Giles Bruce
EMU theater to hold open auditions for original musical production
November 15, 2013
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.
KU alum takes long road to ‘Memphis,’ Broadway
November 14, 2013
Randy Adams wasn’t looking to become a Broadway producer. “Nobody goes looking for that,” he says. “No one says, ‘When I grow up, I want to be a producer on Broadway.’”
One-night-only auditions for Theatre Lawrence’s ‘Wrong Window’
November 10, 2013
Theatre Lawrence is holding auditions for the comedy production “Wrong Window,” a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock, on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
2013 Phoenix Awards: Theatre Lawrence, a dream come true
November 3, 2013
Theatre Lawrence is the recipient of the 2013 Phoenix Award for “Creative Spaces.” This 36-year-old organization, formerly known as Lawrence Community Theatre, previously occupied a small converted church on 1501 New Hampshire that had virtually no parking and had to turn children away for their youth programs because they lacked the space. Now on the Bauer Farm, the theatre is a new arts facility that can support educational programs and accommodate theatrical arts lovers from all over the region. By Nadia Imafidon