2014-15 Season Audition – Musicals

2014-15 Season Audition – Musicals

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SEEKING     Excellent Kansas City-based female and male singer/actors and actor/singers for VIOLET and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Some roles require excellent dance skills.

Mon, May 12 4:00-9:00pm & Tues, May 13 4:00-9:00pm

by appointment only, AEA and non-Equity

Breakdown of Roles 2014-15 Musicals


NOTE     You are encouraged to attend this audition in order to be considered for our musicals next season whether or not you have previously auditioned or performed for Spinning Tree Theatre.


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2014-15 Season Tickets On Sale

2014-15 Season Tickets On Sale

$110 prime seats to all 4 shows
Get Our Entire Season and Save 20%


 3 ways to order:

order online
call (816) 569-5277 to order using credit card
mail a check for $110 per season ticket to  Spinning Tree Theatre  P.O. Box 8647  Kansas City, MO 64114. Please include your phone number, email address and mailing address. We will contact you to reserve your choice of dates and seats.

3 reasons to order season tickets:

Spinning Tree shows sell out! Pick your dates & seats in advance, with the opportunity …

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Fabulous 2014 Silent Auction Donors

Fabulous 2014 Silent Auction Donors

Please support the following Kansas City businesses which have generously donated items for our 2014 gala. Spinning Tree Theatre would like to thank:


André’s Confiserie Suisse

Cellar Rat Wine Merchants

The Ceramic Cafe

The Classic Cookie

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Dos de Oros

Eclectics Gallery

Family Tree Nursery

The Fiddly Fig

Folly Theater

Gomer’s Midtown

The Greensman

Harriman-Jewell Series

Heartland Men’s Chorus

JCCC Performing Arts Series

Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Royals

Kansas City T-Bones

Kansas City Zoo

Mamma Leone’s Pizza

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Owen/Cox Dance Group

Paradise Park

Pet Junkie

Prairie Soap Company

Precision Remodeling

Quality Hill Playhouse

Scandinavia Place

Sidelines Custom Floral Designs

Theater League

323 Clay

Trader Joe’s

Unicorn …

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“A Weekend in the Country” – 2014 Benefit

“A Weekend in the Country” – 2014 Benefit

A Benefit for Spinning Tree Theatre
April 4, 2014
7:00pm – 10:00pm
A night of delicious food, open bar, silent auction and entertainment featuring some of KC’s finest singers:

Eboni Fondren
Melinda MacDonald
Julie Shaw
Ron Lackey
Matthew King
Daniel Beeman
with Angie Benson at the piano
$75.00 per person
Buy Tickets HERE
or call Spinning Tree Theatre at (816) 569-5277
at Camelot  Castle
10000 N.W. 75th Street   Weatherby Lake, MO 64152

10 minutes north of downtown Kansas City

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KC Star’s Valentine to Motherhood Out Loud

KC Star’s Valentine to Motherhood Out Loud

Spinning Tree Theatre’s “Motherhood Out Loud” packs a punch

February 9, 2014

by Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star


At first glance, “Motherhood Out Loud” appears to be in the tradition of “Menopause the Musical” and “The Vagina Monologues” — shows written by women for women in which hot-button issues alternate with broad comedy.

But this show, composed of vignettes by 14 playwrights, is something those shows aren’t: valid theater. The …

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Motherhood Out Loud Photos

Motherhood Out Loud Photos

Julie Shaw, Kelly Main and Natalie Liccardello

Julie Shaw

Natalie Liccardello

Photography by Manon Halliburton

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2014-15 Season Announcement

2014-15 Season Announcement

Because of your continued support, Spinning Tree Theatre is expanding from 3 productions to 4 in our fourth season, 2014-15!

a play by Michael Hollinger
KC Premiere
August 22 – September 7 at Quality Hill Playhouse

1919 New York City. Novelist Franklin Woolsey dies mid-sentence, but his secretary Myra continues to take dictation. Attacked by skeptics, the press and Woolsey’s jealous widow, Myra sets out to prove she is more than just an artful forger. Spinning Tree’s first mystery is smartly funny…and features a trio of KC’s finest actors.

“An …

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The Pitch profiles Spinning Tree’s founders

The Pitch profiles Spinning Tree’s founders

Michael Grayman and Andy Parkhurst are featured in The Pitch

Andrew Parkhurst and Michael Grayman first met — and became friends — 15-1/2 years ago on a European tour of West Side Story. Grayman lived in Los Angeles, Parkhurst in New York City, but they kept in touch. “The ‘crush’ was still there for both of us,” Parkhurst says, when they landed on the same national tour of Mamma Mia! five years later, traveling and performing together for three years.

They’ve been in Kansas City since 2010, …

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Musical Theatre Audition Workshop premieres Feb 12

Musical Theatre Audition Workshop premieres Feb 12

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

5:00-7:00pm for ages 12-18 ($20 per participant) – THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. You may sign up as an alternate to the kids’ workshop.

7:30-9:30pm for ages 19 through Adult (pay-what-you-can)

at Off Center Theatre, Crown Center

Do we perform for a living, or do we audition for a living? And in that two-minute audition, how can I do my best to convince the “powers that be” that I’m the perfect person for my dream role? An actor is a business person. The more you understand …

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KC Studio profiles Spinning Tree

KC Studio profiles Spinning Tree

Spinning Tree Theatre is featured in the January-February 2014 issue of KC Studio Magazine.

Good theater, like a baby, takes time to develop. Spinning Tree Theatre co-founders Michael Grayman and Andy Parkhurst are not only nurturing their creative offspring along, they are looking at plays that can be as cultivated as the company. With that comes Motherhood Out Loud…

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