SPINNING TREE SINGS! Tickets on Sale

SPINNING TREE SINGS! Tickets on Sale

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FULL GALLOP Tickets on Sale

FULL GALLOP Tickets on Sale

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Kansas City premiere! Before Anna Wintour or The Devil Wears Prada, there was Diana Vreeland: grande dame of American taste. “The Empress of Fashion,” recently fired as Editor of Vogue, welcomes you into her living room and holds court in this witty one-woman tour-de-force. By Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson. Starring Cheryl Weaver. Directed by Doug Weaver.

“A poignant, hilarious evening with Vreeland.“
–Playbill
January 26 – February 11, 2018

Friday, January 26 at 7:30pm – Preview ($5 off)
Saturday, January 27 at 2:00pm – Preview ($5 off)
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PerformInk KC reviews FINIAN’S RAINBOW

PerformInk KC reviews FINIAN’S RAINBOW

PerformInk Kansas City

September 4, 2017

by Marissa Carter

What can you do with a mostly bare stage, two pianos, and a small group of talented performers? According to Spinning Tree Theatre’s production of FINIAN’S RAINBOW, you can tell a magical story that clearly demonstrates the beauty of diversity.

This cast is incredible. Not only are they immensely talented, but they also bring a perfect blend of passion and energy to the stage. On top of that, they are all very different; representing a wide range of ages and …

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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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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
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