About the 2018-19 Season

About the 2018-19 Season

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DADDY LONG LEGS (August 17 – September 2). The romantic and charming new Off-Broadway musical is from the Tony Award-winning director of Les Misérables (John Caird, book) and the Tony-nominated composer of Jane Eyre (Paul Gordon, music and lyrics). Based on Jean Webster’s 1912 novel, this heartwarming Cinderella story is about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor. Kansas City premiere!

THE …

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Submissions: BILLY ELLIOT

Submissions: BILLY ELLIOT

May 21, 2018

 

Submissions are now being accepted for our 2019 production of BILLY ELLIOT (Music by Elton John. Book and lyrics by Lee Hall.) Auditions will be held in June, date and time tbd.

1st rehearsal: 3/12/19. 1st performance: 4/4/19. Final performance: 4/20/19.

Seeking AEA and non-AEA Kansas City-based performers.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Email casting@spinningtreetheatre.com with the following:

Your headshot and resumé attached (not in Google doc form)
Your Equity status: AEA or non-Equity. (Spinning Tree does participate in the EMC program; however, If you are EMC, you are non-Equity.)
The role you are …

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Meet the Cast of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

Meet the Cast of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

Allison Jones (Ti Moune) Spinning Tree: Debut. Local: Sister Act (Barn Players), Sondheim on Sondheim (Summit Theatre Group). Education: BS in Biology, Alabama A&M University. Allison is so grateful to share the room with this passionate and gracious cast and crew. To her family, friends, and those here along for the journey: thank you for joining us as we tell the story.

 

Angela Hagenbach (Mama Euralie) Spinning Tree: Nine. Angela Hagenbach made her Spinning Tree debut as Lillian Le Fleur in Nine and is thrilled to be back as Mama Euralie in Once …

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2018 Guild Scholarship Application

2018 Guild Scholarship Application

Spinning Tree Theatre is pleased to announce our 2nd annual Guild Scholarship.

one-time $1,000 Scholarship

In keeping with our mission of educational development in live theatre arts, Spinning Tree Theatre has created a scholarship fund to assist area high school seniors in pursuing higher education. Each spring, Spinning Tree solicits scholarship applications from graduating seniors in Missouri and Kansas planning to study either acting or musical theatre at a college, university or approved school of drama.

QUALIFICATIONS. To be considered, an applicant must be:

A current high school senior
Attending college …

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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Tickets On Sale Now

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Tickets On Sale Now

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directed by Nedra Dixon
music direction by Pamela Baskin-Watson
choreography by Andrew Grayman-Parkhurst

This little gem of a Broadway musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a Caribbean peasant girl who falls in love with the wealthy Daniel and is aided in her quest to be with him by the gods and goddesses. Our rousing song-and-dance celebration of the power of love – even in the face of death – will lift your spirits and fill your heart.

By Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, …

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FULL GALLOP Tickets on Sale

FULL GALLOP Tickets on Sale

Seating is limited…order today!
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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)
Saturday, …

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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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