KC Applauds reviews ASSASSINS

KC Applauds reviews ASSASSINS

Bob Evans, KC Applauds – June 1, 2017

Only two weekends remain to see the Stephen Sondheim musical “Assassins,” at the Just Off Broadway Theatre, presented with flair by Spinning Tree Theatre.

“Assassins,” seldom produced in the Kansas City area, brings one of Sondheim’s newer musicals to a small venue in an intimate, cozy experience that Spinning Tree does so well. Expect a classy, slick production of whatever Spinning Tree undertakes. “Assassins” continues that string of successes.

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KC Studio reviews ASSASSINS

KC Studio reviews ASSASSINS

Robert Trussell, KC Studio – May 28, 2017

Musical theater can be sappy, commercial, retro or infantile, but now and then the venerable genre produces a show unlike any that came before.

Case in point: “Assassins,” a 1990 work from composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim and book-writer John Weidman, now receiving its first professional production in Kansas City via Spinning Tree Theatre. Even by present standards, “Assassins” rates as radical conceptual theater that dazzles with artistry and sheer audacity.

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Kansas City Star reviews ASSASSINS

Kansas City Star reviews ASSASSINS

Robert W. Butler, The Kansas City Star – May 27, 2017

With “Assassins” Spinning Tree Theatre delivers a first-class production of what may be Stephen Sondheim’s most problematic musical.

Less a plotted story than a sort of murderous minstrel show, “Assassins” — directed with huge dollops of creativity by Michael Grayman-Parkhurst — dives head first into the delusions and madness that drove individuals (some infamous, some mere footnotes to history) to kill or attempt to kill the President of the United States.

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Kansas City Star feature on ASSASSINS

Kansas City Star feature on ASSASSINS

Kate Miller, The Kansas City Star – May 22, 2017

“A recap of presidential assassins since John Wilkes Booth in 1865 doesn’t seem like the recipe for a great musical. But, as composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim has said of his controversial ‘Assassins,’ ‘As far as I’m concerned, the show is perfect.’

“Spinning Tree Theatre artistic director Michael Grayman-Parkhurst agrees, which is why the 1990 musical is next on his docket, the first professional production of the show in Kansas City. However, when he scheduled this show he …

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Meet the Cast of ASSASSINS

Meet the Cast of ASSASSINS

Michael David Allen (Balladeer)

 

Jerry Jay Cranford (John Wilkes Booth)

 

Steven Eubank (Giuseppe Zangara)

 

Jordan Fox (Leon Czolgosz)

 

Liz Golson (Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme)

 

Robert J. Hingula (Charles Guiteau)

 

Daniel Eugene Parman (Lee Harvey Oswald)

 

Andy Penn (Samuel Byck)

 

Tyler Rowe (John Hinckley, Jr.)

 

Julie Shaw (Sara Jane Moore)

 

Devon Barnes (Ensemble/Emma Goldman)

 

Connor Branson (Ensemble/David Herold)

 

Simon Schupp (Ensemble)

 

Ryan Tucker (Ensemble)

 

Zachrey York (Ensemble/Proprietor)

 

Charity Harris (Youth Ensemble)

 

Christian Harris (Youth Ensemble)

 

Marshall Jones (Youth Ensemble/Billy)

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2017-18 Season: Performance Dates and Times

2017-18 Season: Performance Dates and Times

Click Here
or call Central Ticket Office at (816) 235-6222

$140 per season ticket

Reserved prime seats to the performances of your choice. A $30 savings off buying Center single tickets to all 4 shows!

 

FINIAN’S RAINBOW (Sept 1-17)

Friday, September 1 at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 2 at 2:00pm
Saturday, September 2 at 7:30pm  –  Reception following
Sunday, September 3 at 2:00pm

Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30pm
Thursday, September 7 at 7:30pm  –  Talkback following
Friday, September 8 at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 9 at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 10 at 2:00pm

Wednesday, September 13 at 7:30pm
Thursday, September 14 at 7:30pm
Friday, …

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2017-18 Season Tickets On Sale Now!

2017-18 Season Tickets On Sale Now!

2017-18 Season Tickets On Sale Now

$140 per season ticket

Reserved prime seats to the performances of your choice.

A $30 savings off buying Center single tickets to all 4 shows!

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Announcing Jan 30 Spinning Tree Sings!

Announcing Jan 30 Spinning Tree Sings!

TICKETS HERE
or Central Ticket Office at (816) 235-6222

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Holiday Gift Certificates On Sale Now!

Holiday Gift Certificates On Sale Now!

Spinning Tree gift certificates are perfect for the holidays!
Treat your friends, family and co-workers to
Shipwrecked! An Entertainment (January 19 – February 5, 2017)
or Assassins (May 24 – June 11, 2017)

To order, call Spinning Tree Theatre at (816) 569-5277

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Meet the Cast and Director of SHIPWRECKED!

Meet the Cast and Director of SHIPWRECKED!

Charles Fugate (Louis de Rougemont) Spinning Tree: The Turn Of The Screw, A Little Night Music, Hello Again, Shipwrecked! An Entertainment 2013; KC Rep: Sunday In The Park With George, Our Town, A Christmas Carol, The Foreigner, Cabaret, Carousel. KCAT: Journey’s End, Mousetrap, The Real Inspector Hound. Living Room: Annapurna, Master Of The Universe, Carousel. Great Plains Theatre: Man of La Mancha (Quixote) and South Pacific (Emile); Metropolitan Ensemble: Ragtime (Father), Kander and Ebb’s Kiss of The Spiderwoman (Molina). Additional stage credits: Unicorn, Starlight, Coterie, Quality Hill, American …

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