FINIAN’S RAINBOW in Pictures

FINIAN’S RAINBOW in Pictures

Full Company in Finale

 

Phil Fiorini as Finian

 

Elise Poehling as Sharon and Joseph Carr as Woody sing “Old Devil Moon”

 

Siena Radice as Susan the Silent in “This Time of the Year”

 

Michael DeCoursey as Og the Leprechaun

 

Photography by J. Robert Schraeder

 

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Kansas City Star feature on FINIAN’S RAINBOW

Kansas City Star feature on FINIAN’S RAINBOW

Kate Miller, The Kansas City Star – August 30, 2017

FINIAN’S RAINBOW BRINGS MAGIC AND CLASSIC MUSIC TO SPINNING TREE

When the Spinning Tree Theatre approached Phil Fiorini about playing the title Irishman in “Finian’s Rainbow,” no one knew how perfect the fit would be.

You see, as everyone would come to learn, “Finian’s Rainbow” was the first musical theater Fiorini had ever seen. The 1968 film version starring Fred Astaire was the first drive-in movie he’d seen. Suffice to say, he was excited to be involved.

“In my …

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Meet the Cast of FINIAN’S RAINBOW

Meet the Cast of FINIAN’S RAINBOW

“Old Devil Moon.” “How are things in Glocca Morra.” “Look to the Rainbow.” “One of the most enduringly delicious scores ever concocted for an American musical” (The New York Times). The groundbreaking 1947 Broadway hit follows an Irishman who steals a feisty leprechaun’s pot of gold and escapes with his daughter Sharon to Missitucky (a mythical region, part of the Jim Crow South). The daughter and the sprite each find romance with others, but also encounter bigotry, economic disparity and cultural injustice. Spinning Tree proudly …

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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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2017-18 Season: Performance Dates and Times

2017-18 Season: Performance Dates and Times

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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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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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SHIPWRECKED! Tickets On Sale Now

SHIPWRECKED! Tickets On Sale Now

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

New production of an audience favorite! Original KC premiere by Spinning Tree in 2013. ‘The adventures of Louis de Rougemont – as told by himself’ was the publishing phenomenon of the 1890s. In his autobiography, which was serialized in Wide World magazine, Englishman de Rougemont described his incredible thirty-year adventure lost in the vast, unexplored wastes of the Australian outback. He sailed the high seas and met exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and an enormous …

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