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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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NINE Photos

NINE Photos

Vigthor Zophoniasson as Guido Contini conducting “Overture”

 

Vigthor Zophoniasson as Guido Contini

 

Lauren Braton as Luisa Contini

 

Judy Simmons as Guido’s Mother and Christian Harris as Young Guido

 

Angela Hagenbach as Liliane La Fleur with Ladies of “Folies Bergere”

 

Leah Swank-Miller as Carla Albanese

 

Taylor Harvey as Claudia Nardi

 

Ryan Tucker as Sarraghina

 

NINE pianists Pamela Baskin-Watson and Gary Green

 

The company of NINE

 

NINE photography by J. Robert Schraeder

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Feature: Kansas City Star on NINE

Feature: Kansas City Star on NINE

Theatre’s ‘Nine’ offers some firsts for Kansas City

by Harrison Hipp, The Kansas City Star

November 2, 2016

A week before the first dress rehearsal of “Nine,” cast members huddle around a piano wielded by Spinning Tree Theatre musical director Gary Green.

It’s an unusual group for a musical: All but one of the performers in the room are women.

“It is very rare to find so many strong female roles in a show,” says director Michael Grayman, explaining why he and Spinning Tree co-founder Andrew Parkhurst chose this Broadway …

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Meet the Cast of NINE

Meet the Cast of NINE

Vigthor Zophoniasson (Guido Contini) Spinning Tree: A Little Night Music, Master Class, The Fantasticks. Vigthor is a cross-over artist performing in opera, musical theatre and puppetry. Locally, he has appeared in shows for Quality Hill Playhouse, Theatre for Young America, Musical Theater Heritage, Chestnut Fine Arts, Springfield Regional Opera, Great Plains Theatre and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Recently, Vigthor appeared as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables with Hope Summer Repertory Theatre. Last year, he made his professional directorial debut with The Legend of Sleepy …

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REVIEW: Kansas City Star on LADY DAY

REVIEW: Kansas City Star on LADY DAY

Spinning Tree Theatre’s ‘Lady Day’ Makes for a Memorable Night

August 14, 2016

Christine Pivovar, The Kansas City Star

…The tale of the sad performer whose substance abuse issues led to an untimely death is perhaps one of the most well-trodden modern myths, and “Lady Day” certainly fits into the genre. But this production feels authentic and independent, thanks to the strength of Dixon as a performer and the liveliness of her stories.

Read the full review here

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FEATURE: Kansas City Star on LADY DAY

FEATURE: Kansas City Star on LADY DAY

‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill’ is a night out with Billie Holiday’

by Kate Miller, The Kansas City Star

August 9, 2016

Step into Spinning Tree Theatre’s performance space this month, and you’ll be stepping back almost 60 years to one of the last shows by jazz legend Billie Holiday.

With this production of “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” which starts Aug. 11, you may feel as if she’s really there.

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LADY DAY photos

LADY DAY photos

 

 

 

LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL by Lanie Robertson

directed by Andrew Parkhurst

starring Nedra Dixon as Billie Holiday
music direction by Gary Green
Julie Danielson on bass
Grayson Martin as Pepe
lighting design by Nicole Jaja
costume design by Mary Traylor
properties by Tam Osgood
sound design by Jeff Eubank
stage manager Emily White
production assistant Elizabeth Sampley
J Robert Schraeder Photography

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Savvy Actor Workshop August 15

Savvy Actor Workshop August 15

Spinning Tree Theatre presents

Savvy Actor:
The Business of The Business

Being a successful, working actor involves a commitment to continued study of your craft. And your craft includes the continual development of your business skills to help you get the job, keep the job and get rehired.

facilitated by Artistic Director Michael Grayman and Managing Director Andrew Parkhurst

Monday, August 15
6:30-8:30pm
at The Living Room
$20*

We were performers for 20+ years. We’ve been producers for 5. We’ve experienced show business from both sides, and want to help you continue to put your …

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Spinning Tree Sings! August 22

Spinning Tree Sings! August 22

Join the cast of our 2016 production of “13” for a very special night of song!

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

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NINE November 3-20, 2016

NINE November 3-20, 2016

starring Vigthor Zophoniasson, Lauren Braton, Judy Simmons & Angela Hagenbach
featuring Taylor Harvey, Leah Swank-Miller, Devon Barnes, Ashley Personett, Ryan Tucker, Callie Fabac, Devyn Trondson, Christian Harris and Marshall Jones
directed by Michael Grayman
music direction by Gary Green
musical staging by Andrew Parkhurst

Based on Federico Fellini’s semi-autobiographical film “8 ½” and originally directed and choreographed by Tommy Tune, NINE focuses on celebrated filmmaker Guido Contini. Facing a midlife crisis – and without a subject for his newest film – Contini feels heightened pressure from the women in his life. …

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