A Night at the Theatre: Disney’s Aladdin

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Recently, I headed to NYC for a family wedding (Congrats Josh and Emily!). Before the ceremony, my family and I returned to the New Amsterdam Theatre (for the first time in 12 years) to see Disney’s Aladdin. Aladdin is one of my all-time favorite Disney films, due to the outstanding score […]

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A Night at the Theatre: A Hard Day’s Night

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival is upon us! Every year, the Kansas City festival highlights the best up-and-coming playwrights in the region. Among one of those playwrights is Vicki Vodrey. Her latest production, A Hard Day’s Night, follows Kelly Kelley (Melissa Fennewald) as she deals with her family. Kelly’s parents, […]

A Night at the Theatre: The Frowning Vajayjays of Shady Pines

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Recently, One of my favorite playwrights debuted a new play in Kansas City. Vicki Vodrey’s The Frowning Vajayjays of Shady Pines focuses on a trio of elderly Southern Belles, who live in Shady Pines Retirement Home. However, their lives are turned upside down when Bertie (Sherri Roulette-Mosley) moves into their quad…despite […]

A Night At The Theatre: Beauty & The Beast

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com One of my all-time favorite Disney films is Beauty & The Beast! Watching this film (and later the Disney World stage show) was a pure delight for me. I have fond memories of the classic ballroom scene and still get chills when Angela Lansbury sings the title song as Belle and […]

A Night at the Theater: Lucky Streak

By: Jacob Elyachar The 2013 Kansas City Fringe Festival is here! Each year, the Indie Arts and Culture event bring in artists, fashion designers and playwrights from around the Midwest to showcase the best in rising talent. One playwright that I admire is Vicki Vodrey. I had the pleasure of meeting her at the 2012 […]

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