You won’t want to miss a moment of the upcoming 2017/18 season – Regional Premieres, Big Broadway Hits, Beloved Classics, and Holiday Favorites – offering something for everyone in your household. Plus, don’t forget the third annual OriginKC: New Works Festival, advancing Kansas City as a major national center for development and production of new works.
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October 13, 2017 – November 5, 2017
The winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play that same year, Fences is set in 1950s Pittsburgh against the backdrop of a rapidly changing America. Perhaps the most highly-regarded of Wilson’s soaring ten-play cycle, it tells the gripping story of an African American father and son and the hopes and dreams to which they desperately cling. Powerful and poetic, Fences is a true American classic.
November 16, 2017 – December 24, 2017
Kansas City’s favorite holiday tradition is back for its 37th season, with an all-NEW adaptation by KCRep Artistic Director, Eric Rosen! A ripping good telling of the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the curmudgeonly businessman who requires the intervention of a few spectral guides to understand the true meaning of Christmas and life. Complete with lively musical numbers, ornate costumes, and dashing stagecraft, Dickens’ classic tale of hope and redemption continues to remind us what’s really worth celebrating – at the holidays, or any time! A Kansas City Holiday Tradition!
January 26, 2018 – February 18, 2018
Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play, Curious Incident tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher, a boy with an extraordinary brain who is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped for dealing with everyday life. When Christopher falls under suspicion for killing the neighbor’s dog, he sets out on a journey to find the real culprit that will change his life forever.
March 2, 2018 – March 25, 2018
Olivia is an obscure novelist on the cusp of 40; Ethan is a famous 28-year old blogger. When these two strangers collide at a remote B&B, a steamy romance erupts as a winter storm rages outside. Passion, intellect and secret agendas clash in this smart, tantalizing take on modern love and the ever-blurring line between public and private in our digital age.
March 23, 2018 – April 15, 2018
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tells the story of the obsessively vengeful barber Benjamin Barker and his twisted partnership with the outrageous Mrs. Lovett who together, devise a devilish plot to add a special ingredient to a recipe that has all of London dying for their pies. Sondheim’s gloriously gruesome musical combines melodrama and murder and features one of the most chilling, thrilling scores ever written for the stage.
April 27, 2018 – May 27, 2018
Mellon Foundation KCRep Resident Playwright and Kansas City, KS resident, Nathan Louis Jackson (Sticky Traps, Broke-ology, When I Come To Die), brings us an arresting new play about two families’ from different stations in life as they search for answers to gun violence right here on our own city streets.
April 27, 2018 – May 27, 2018
It’s July 1977 and the South Bronx is HOT — from a heat wave, from this new thing that would come to be known as “hip-hop,” and from the number of fires burning throughout the borough. WELCOME TO FEAR CITY takes a jarring, yet hopeful and funny, look at a community trying to get by in the midst of crime, apathy, poverty, and a whole new art form that’s about to electrify the world.
September 8, 2017 – October 1, 2017
BETWEEN THE LINES is the story of seventeen-year-old Delilah McPhee, whose life is turned upside down by her parents’ divorce. Forced to move to a new town and start a different school, Delilah finds herself escaping into fiction, developing a literary crush on a handsome prince whose circumstances really… speak to her. This empowering new musical based on the bestselling book by Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer asks: what happens when the line between fiction and fantasy becomes blurred with reality? Is it possible to live the story you want, if it’s not the story you’re in?