Robert Gibby Brand (Antonio Salieri) Spinning Tree: Ghost Writer. Most recently seen in A Soldier’s Tale with Owen/Cox Dance, Emilie and The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail with Metropolitan Ensemble. A familiar presence on Kansas City stages, Bob has worked at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, The Unicorn, The Coterie, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Quality Hill Playhouse and New Theatre Restaurant. He looks forward to I Do, I Do at the Chestnut Theatre and being the very model of a Modern Major General in The Pirates …Read More »
Spinning Tree Theatre proudly announces our 6th season of plays and musicals
LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL
By Lanie Robertson. Starring Nedra Dixon.
It’s midnight in March, 1959 at a small Philadelphia bar, 4 months before the death of Billie Holiday. A play with more than a dozen iconic songs including “God Bless the Child,” “Strange Fruit” and “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” along with salty and often humorous reminiscences of the artist’s life, LADY DAY stars Nedra Dixon (Spinning Tree’s BLACK PEARL SINGS! 2015) …Read More »
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In 18th century Vienna, court composer Antonio Salieri is highly admired and praised…until Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives. This internationally celebrated, Tony Award-winning play (which became an Oscar-winning movie) pits blazing human ambition against heavenly genius in an intimate production featuring a cast of local favorites.
starring Robert Gibby Brand as Antonio Salieri and Walter Coppage as Emperor Joseph II
with Megan Herrera, Matthew Schmidli, Jordan Fox, Andy Penn, Amber McKinnon, Bob Wearing, Shelley Wyche, Teal Holliday, Jay Coombes, Peter Leondedis
introducing Michael …
Kansas City’s Teenage Cast of ’13’ Gets Intensive Broadway Training
by Steve Walker, KCUR 90.1FM
February 19, 2016
What does it mean to be an American teenager? That’s been a question posed everywhere from The Catcher in the Rye to Huckleberry Finn. It’s also the subject of the Spinning Tree Theatre’s production of the musical 13, a show about adolescents — with a cast made up of nineteen of them.
At a recent rehearsal for the company’s production of 13, sets are under construction and the musical director is tinkering …Read More »
Anthony Rodgers of KCMetropolis reviewed the February 13 performance:
Sings like teen spirit
Spinning Tree Theatre presents Jason Robert Brown’s Broadway musical “13” at Just Off Broadway Theatre with an extraordinary cast of local teenagers seeking to tell adults and kids alike how hard life can be growing up.
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Deborah Hirsch of The Pitch reviewed the February 13 performance:
Spinning Tree’s diverting 13 reawakens your inner teenager
Those early teenage years you’ve safely filed away in your brain’s hard drive? Spinning Tree Theatre’s production of 13 calls them up for you. The good news: The play lets you watch others work their way through those socially awkward and painful years in an astute and funny musical — the entertainment enhanced by that remove.
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Robert Trussell of The Kansas City Star reviewed the February 13 performance:
Spinning Tree Theatre’s ’13’ captures adolescent angst with humor
One thing I’ve learned on the job is this: The shows I dread the most often turn out to be among the best.
“13” is a one-act musical by composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown and book-writers Dan Elish and Robert Horn. It’s about tween angst and is designed to be performed by real tweens and teenagers. The very idea of such a show was enough to make your …Read More »
The cast of “13”
Allison Banks as Patrice, Fisher Stewart as Evan, Joshua L. Holloway as Archie, “One Foot in Front of the Other”
Fisher Stewart as Evan Goldman
Allison Banks as Patrice
Joshua L. Holloway as Archie
Devyn Trondson as Lucy
Libby Terril as Kendra
Jared Berlin as Brett
Jake Bartley as Eddie and Sheridan Mirador as Malcolm
Fisher Stewart as Evan with Company, “All Hail the Brain”
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19 of Kansas City’s brightest stars-to-be are featured in the KC professional premiere of the Broadway musical “13”
Front row, L to R: Samuel Wise, Joshua L. Holloway, Cael Kuhn, Emerson Pereira, Janie Carr, Allison Banks
Middle row, L to R: Holly Jackson, Darcie A. Hingula, Jordan Haas, Katie Hulla, Libby Terril, Sheridan Mirador, Callie Fabac
Back row, L to R: Jackson Berland, Jared Berlin, Fisher Stewart, Jackson Tomlin, Jake Bartley, Devyn Trondson
(Photo: Grey Erin Rene)
(in alphabetical order)
Allison Banks (Patrice) Spinning Tree: A Little Night Music. Allison is a sophomore …Read More »