Meet the Cast of “Violet”

Meet the Cast of “Violet”

 

Lauren Braton (Violet). Spinning Tree: A Little Night Music (Countess Charlotte Malcolm).   Local credits: Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Quality Hill Playhouse, Musical Theater Heritage, American Heartland Theatre, Coterie Theatre, Starlight Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, Metropolitan Ensemble Theater, and Kansas City Civic Opera. Regional Credits: Arrow Rock Lyceum and Seagle Music Colony New York. Ms. Braton has a private voice studio at Kansas City Young Audiences, and also stays busy with commercial, film and voiceover work. Up next: That’s Entertainment – The MGM Years at Quality Hill …

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“Violet” Single Tickets On Sale Now

“Violet” Single Tickets On Sale Now

BUY “VIOLET” TICKETS or call (816) 569-5277

 

Set in the American South of 1964, VIOLET follows the journey of a young woman accidentally scarred by her father. Violet travels by bus from her home in North Carolina to a televangelist in Oklahoma she believes will cure her. She meets several interesting characters along the way, including a young black soldier who helps Violet learn about real beauty and love. Spinning Tree Theatre is one of the first regional theatres to produce VIOLET following its limited Broadway …

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“Ghost-Writer” review KCMetropolis.org

“Ghost-Writer” review KCMetropolis.org

The story of Ghost-Writer is unusual—the typist for a famous American novelist continues dictating her employer’s latest novel even after the writer’s untimely death—but “unusual” perfectly suits the creative and innovative strengths of Spinning Tree Theatre. This story is based on a rumor that has persisted about Henry James and his supposed afterlife literary contributions through the typing of his secretary Theodora Bosanquet. The three-person cast is brilliantly directed by Michael Grayman in the intimate space of the Quality Hill Playhouse, which is transformed …

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“Ghost-Writer” review The Pitch

“Ghost-Writer” review The Pitch

The pair at the center of Ghost-Writer — a novelist and his typist — step well beyond the clichéd coupling of a man and his secretary. Correctly hyphenated in this particular context, playwright Michael Hollinger’s fictional take on the relationship between Henry James and Theodora Bosanquet is a captivating and beautifully written tale of two souls, whose minds first meld in an act of punctuation.

Spinning Tree Theatre makes a strong start to its fourth season with this moving and frequently witty 90-minute one-act, being staged …

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“Ghost-Writer” review The Kansas City Star

“Ghost-Writer” review The Kansas City Star

“Ghost-Writer,” an extended one-act play that opens Spinning Tree Theatre’s season, has the quality of a poem with its shifting focus and nonlinear narrative.

Playwright Michael Hollinger, who studied viola at Oberlin Conservatory, has described his plays as being like musical compositions. “Ghost-Writer” does, indeed, ebb and flow like a piece of music, which the Spinning Tree cast executes with impressive skill under the direction of Michael Grayman.

-Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star

 

Read the full review
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article1287929.html#storylink=cpy

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“Ghost-Writer” Production Photos

“Ghost-Writer” Production Photos

Katie Kalahurka as Myra Babbage. Robert Gibby Brand as Franklin Woolsey.

 

Jeannie Blau as Vivian Woolsey

 

Katie Kalahurka as Myra Babbage

 

Robert Gibby Brand as Franklin Woolsey

 

Katie Kalahurka as Myra Babbage. Robert Gibby Brand as Franklin Woolsey.

Photography by Manon Halliburton

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“Ghost-Writer” KC Star Feature

“Ghost-Writer” KC Star Feature

Spinning Tree Theatre’s “Ghost-Writer” Tackles a Literary Mystery
Robert Trussell
The Kansas City Star
August 21, 2014
 

The guys who lead Spinning Tree Theatre never really want to repeat themselves.

The first production of their 2014-15 season, for example, is being staged at Quality Hill Playhouse, which is a Spinning Tree first, and the three talented actors in “Ghost-Writer” are making their Spinning Tree debuts.

Director Michael Grayman said that he and partner Andy Parkhurst discovered the play as they worked their way through stacks of scripts in search of material …

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“Ghost-Writer” Tickets on Sale Now

“Ghost-Writer” Tickets on Sale Now

Single Tickets On Sale Now
(816) 569-5277 or HERE

 

Friday, August 22 at 8:00pm (Preview – all seats $25)
Saturday, August 23 at 8:00pm (Opening Night, Reception to follow)
Sunday, August 24 at 2:00pm

 

Wednesday, August 27 at 7:30pm
Thursday, August 28 at 7:30pm
Friday, August 29 at 8:00pm
Saturday, August 30 at 2:00pm
Saturday, August 30 at 8:00pm

 

Wednesday, September 3 at 7:30pm
Thursday, September 4 at 7:30pm
Friday, September 5 at 8:00pm
Saturday, September 6 at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 7 at 2:00pm

 

TICKETS

$30 Adult
$28 Senior 60+
$25 Group of 8 or more
$15 Student i.d.

 

All Seats are General Admission unless …

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Celebrate with us at The Phoenix July 28

Celebrate with us at The Phoenix July 28

A Night at The Phoenix Piano Bar and Grill

Monday July 28 7:00-9:00pm
302 W. 8th St. Kansas City, MO 64105

Happy Hour Prices – Door Prizes and Raffle Items

Tickets $10 at the door – Proceeds benefit Spinning Tree Theatre

 

Featuring vocalists

Nedra Dixon
Jerry Jay Cranford
Robert Gibby Brand
Megan Herrera
Kami Rodgers
Bob Wearing
 
with Brant Challacombe & Joe Cartwright, Piano
and Tyrone Carter, Bass

 

For more information call Spinning Tree Theatre at (816) 569-5277

 

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KC Studio announces 2014-15 performARTS

KC Studio announces 2014-15 performARTS

 

Townsend Communications in Kansas City, Mo., announces its third installment of performARTS participants.

Underwritten by the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, the series will be part of the next six issues of KC Studio and will include installments about some of Kansas City’s best artistic organizations. The six featured performARTS organizations were selected out of hundreds of arts organizations across this metropolitan community. In alphabetical order, the six organizations for the 2014-2015 performARTS features are Hello Art, the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, …

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