Jacob Reviews…Tap Dogs

By: Jacob Elyachar Last night, I had the privilege and pleasure of seeing Tap Dogs at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts through the Kansas City Theater League’s Broadway Series. This spectacular show was one of the best theatrical dance productions I have ever seen. The show started off with an impressive solo by […]

Jacob Interviews……Evita’s Associate Conductor: William Waldrop

By: Jacob Elyachar From a very young age, William Waldrop was attracted to the magic of Broadway. After listening to multiple cast albums and seeing a performance of Phantom of the Opera, he wanted to take control as a musical director. Waldrop has worked on three classic Andrew Lloyd Webber productions plus is making original […]

Jacob Interviews…..Tap Dogs’ Anthony Russo

By: Jacob Elyachar The 2012-13 Kansas City Theater League season kicks off this week with the international theatrical sensation: Tap Dogs.  Known for combining the best in theatre, dance and rock, Tap Dogs has been entertaining millions of people around the world with their astonishing footwork and amazing choreography which they will be showcasing at […]

Jacob’s Eye On…La Cage aux Folles

By: Jacob Elyachar Starlight Theatre brought impressive shows to its 2012 summer season including the Tony-winning musicals including Memphis, In the Heights and Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida.  The 2012 Starlight Theatre season will close with the debut of La Cage aux Folles starring film and television veteran George Hamilton (Dancing with the Stars, […]

Jacob Interviews….Singer/Actress Cara Michelle Fish

By: Jacob Elyachar Overland Park native Cara Michelle Fish recently returned home to perform at the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City’s donor thank you event.     Ms. Fish has been in multiple productions ranging from local community theatre shows to touring with the international tour of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS.    I had the chance […]

Jacob Reviews….Thank You Notes: Headed to Heaven with ‘Flat Jimmy Fallon’

  By: Jacob Elyachar The Kansas City Fringe Festival is an 11-day festival celebrating the best in Kansas City pop culture from theatrical productions to art.   If you head to the Kansas City Fringe Festival, make sure you check out Thank You Notes: Headed to Heaven with ‘Flat Jimmy Fallon.’    Written by Vicki Vodrey, this […]

Jacob Interviews….Next to Normal’s Nicole Capri

By: Jacob Elyachar One of the most intriguing Broadway musicals that appeared on the Great White Way in the past decade is Next to Normal.   This rock opera won three 2009 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it was eighth musical to win the award as it joined Rent, How to Succeed […]

Jacob Interviews….Jersey Boys’ Colby Foytik

By: Jacob Elyachar One of the greatest Broadway musicals that was released in the last decade is Jersey Boys.    The show follows the high and lows of the legendary musical career of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  Jersey Boys has received dozens of awards including three Tony Awards and a Grammy for Best Musical […]

Jacob’s Eye On…Project Playwright

By: Jacob Elyachar Imagine if you have 22 hours to write a play from idea to performance. For many people who are non-playwrights, it would be completely nerve-wracking.   However, for those brave souls who tackle this monstrous assignment, there is a program that is slowly gaining ground in Kansas City, Mo. called Project Playwright. “Project […]

Jacob Reviews…..Rock of Ages-The Musical

During my latest trip to New York City, I decided to see Rock of Ages.  It was one of the best decisions that I made that weekend.  This rock-jukebox musical focused on a love story that was intertwined the best hair metal songs of the 1980s.  When the show  premiered on Broadway in 2009, American […]

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