A Night at the Theater….Monty Python’s Spamalot

By: Jacob Elyachar Monty Python’s Spamalot kicked off the 2013 Starlight Theatre season with a bang! The three-time Tony Award winner featured outstanding performers, show-stopping numbers and a brilliant script that would make the Monty Python creators Eric Idle and John Cleese, very proud. One performer that stole the show in particular was Kansas City’s […]

The Kansas City Broadway Series kicks off 2013-14 season

By: Jacob Elyachar Theater lovers gathered at the Music Hall for a taste of the 2013-14 Kansas City Broadway Series season.  NBC Action News’ Valissa Smith emceed the evening that kicked off with a video presentation and several surprises that highlighted the seven shows that will grace Kansas City. Something Wicked Returns to KC One […]

A Night at the Theater: Mary Poppins

By: Jacob Elyachar Everyone’s favorite nanny has flown into Kansas City. The 22nd longest-running show in Broadway history will enchant audiences of all ages for eight performances at the Music Hall. If longtime fans of the 1964 film think that this interpretation of Mary Poppins is purely based on the classic Disney film, they would […]

A Night at the Theater….Billy Elliot

By: Jacob Elyachar One of Broadway’s best musicals in the last decade has taken Kansas City by storm. Billy Elliot is based on the 2000 Stephen Daldry/Lee Hall British drama that focuses on a young boy who finds passion in dance as he struggles to earn his father’s approval while dealing with his family’s strife […]

A Conversation With…Singer-Actress Frenchie Davis: Part Two

By: Jacob Elyachar In part two of my “Conversation” with Ms. Davis, we talked about the last half of her Voice journey, her latest single: “Love’s Got a Hold of Me” and her involvement in her upcoming play: God Doesn’t Mean You Get To Live Forever. Jacob Elyachar: During the first week of live shows, […]

Jacob Reviews….Batman Live

By: Jacob Elyachar Recently, I had the opportunity to see Batman Live while it was in Kansas City, Missouri. This live show combines high-flying acrobatics, incredible stunts and impressive magic tricks with an all-new story that focuses on Batman and Robin (Dick Grayson)’s very first adventure.   In addition, the Dynamic Duo will have to face […]

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, […]

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