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.
State arts grant boosts effort to purchase equipment, lights at new Theatre Lawrence
September 12, 2013
A $50,000 grant from the state will boost the second phase of fundraising for Theatre Lawrence’s new building, helping to fill it with updated equipment and tools. The grant is one of nine totaling $350,000 the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission announced today. By Sara Shepherd
‘New York’ revisits 9/11, telling survivors’ stories
September 8, 2013
Every now and again, a play comes along that is revealing not only in its subject matter but also in its performance. The writing of it and the performance of it open our eyes to things we only partially understood.
Improv comedy troupe cultivates local actors’ creativity
September 1, 2013
Marty Honig had always thrived on stage, but she hated memorizing lines. So when she found local improvisational comedy troupe, Roving Imp, she was hooked. With improv, no longer does she worry about forgetting what to say; the comedic acting style made popular by the television show, “Whose Line is It Anyway,” is completely unscripted.
‘Mother%$!#hood’ back for comedic, musical look at moms
August 29, 2013
“Mother%$!#hood” follows three very different women on their journeys through modern motherhood, from A to Xanax.
Ministry group to perform musical play ‘Chained’ at Arts Center
August 8, 2013
Lawrence’s Life Restoration Ministries will perform “Chained,” directed and written by Lawrencian Rita Rials, at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.
Lawrence Opera Theatre announces upcoming performances
August 4, 2013
“Tales of Love, Forgiveness and Redemption” is the theme for Lawrence Opera Theatre’s fourth annual season, taking place this month in Lawrence. Four performances are planned Aug. 15 through Aug. 18.
Theatre Lawrence plans ‘Footloose’ auditions this week
July 28, 2013
Kick off your Sunday shoes. Auditions for Theatre Lawrence’s production of “Footloose” are this week.
Here we go: Victor Continental takes a final bow
July 21, 2013
It’s a reflective time for the cast of the Victor Continental Show. Though they’ll miss performing the naughty live sketch comedy, musical and theatrical production so many Lawrencians look forward to, they agree it’s time to close the curtain.
Summer Youth Theater a hit with Lawrence kids
July 18, 2013
The Lawrence Arts Center’s Summer Youth Theater hosts four productions every summer students from third through 12th grade can participate in. By Meagan Thomas
KU’s ‘Kiss Me Kate’ to bring ‘magic of theater’ to life
July 11, 2013
There is a special feeling to being onstage — the lights, the applause, the thrill of performing for friends and strangers alike. John Staniunas wants to share it with his audience.