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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
EMU Theatre brings homegrown ‘Horrorshow’ to the stage
October 30, 2013
Independent community-based group EMU Theatre is bringing “Horrorshow VII: Tales of Monsters, Malevolence and Mercy” to the Lawrence Arts Center on Halloween.
Lawrence Arts Center stages ‘Sweeney Todd’
October 24, 2013
Ric Averill has been thinking a lot about heritage recently. The longtime performing arts artistic director at the Lawrence Arts Center draws back the curtain on his latest project Friday, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” By John R. Phythyon Jr.
New play explores prisons, physical and societal, at Inge Theatre
October 24, 2013
Lynn Deboeck doesn’t like the term, “period piece.” At least not with regard to Naomi Wallace’s “And I and Silence,” which opens Friday in KU’s Inge Theatre under Deboeck’s direction.
Lawrence Arts Center hosts Halloween Children’s Ballet and Costume Ball
October 23, 2013
The Lawrence Arts Center is hosting a Halloween Children’s Ballet and Costume Ball for young children on Saturday, Oct. 26
Guest pianist debuts new classical music series at Theatre Lawrence
October 13, 2013
Award-winning pianist Anna Han will be the debut performer in a new classical music concert series at Theatre Lawrence on Oct. 17.
On your feet: ‘Footloose’ the perfect show for director at right time
September 19, 2013
Annette Cook has been waiting a long time for this opportunity. “I’ve wanted to direct a show here forever,” she says. “When I got the call, and they asked me, I was over the moon. I didn’t even care what show it was.”
Fall Arts Guide 2013
September 15, 2013
This autumn’s biggest arts and entertainment happenings in Lawrence.