ATTN: Special Notice Regarding Scheduled Performances

The health and safety of our patrons, staff and artists has been and always will be of the utmost concern at KCRep. We have been closely monitoring the regional response to the evolving situation with COVID-19 and find ourselves at a critical moment in our history.

With this comes the difficult task of announcing that Frankenstein : A Ghost Story by Kyle Hatley, as well as Legacy Land by Stacey Rose have been cancelled.

We are deeply saddened we will not be able to share their incredible work with all of you, our KCRep family.

Due to recent mandates that restrict gatherings of more than 50 people we must also cancel our upcoming production of Noises Off! that was slated to begin on March 27th, 2020.

We will be able to process refunds for ticket holders, however, we would like our audience members and subscribers with tickets to consider converting their purchase to a donation to KCRep. With so many unknowns about the lasting effects of this unprecedented situation, these sorts of efforts will bolster KCRep and our potential to continue sharing enchanting and entertaining stories with you in the future. Please call our box office at 816-235-2700 with any questions.

We thank you for your continued support of KCRep during this time and throughout the year. We look forward to continuing to celebrate you and the rest of our arts community through the magic of live theatre.

KCRep’s 2019/20 season productions range from reimagined classics to a Tony winner for Best Musical. Plus, you’ll see exciting world premieres and a family holiday tradition. Ambitious and satisfying, our 2019/20 season productions bring great stories by great story-tellers to Kansas City. Subscribe today for the best perks and prices!


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

SEP 6 — 29, 2019 • Spencer Theatre
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Lisa Rothe

Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece packs all the power today as when it premiered in 1955. The story of “Maggie the Cat,” her tormented husband Brick, and their night at patriarch Big Daddy’s birthday party remains a powerful study of character, conflict, and suspense. Even as Big Daddy decries the “mendacity” of others, family secrets and revelations threaten to tear the clan apart. A feast for favorite Kansas City actors, Cat, observes The Kansas City Star, remains “as emotionally true and intense as any modern drama.” You must not miss one of the landmark plays of the 20th century.


For Colored Girls...

for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

OCT 18 — NOV 10, 2019 • Copaken Stage
Written by Ntozake Shange
Directed by Khanisha Foster

At a time when there were few stories about women of color, poet-activist-novelist-playwright Shange penned a now-seminal and treasured work of American Theatre. Seven African American women, each identified solely by a color, traverse class, gender, sexuality, and geography in this highly personal ‘choreopoem.’ “Remarkable,” says The New York Times, “a joyous celebration” that weaves word and dance into something genuinely special, something to “be savored and treasured.”


2019/20 Season Productions: Fun Home

Fun Home

JAN 24 — FEB 16, 2020 • Spencer Theatre
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Directed by Lisa Rothe
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel

Fun Home is the winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Inspired by Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic novel, this relatable and moving story has Alison reliving her upbringing with her brilliant and volatile father—a man whose own secrets defined the family—while on her own journey of self-discovery. It’s a musical detective story filled with memorable songs marked by honesty and humor. The New York Times says Fun Home is a “heart-gripping and cathartic” musical that delivers a deeply satisfying emotional wallop.



2019/20 Season Productions: Frankenstein2019/20 Season Productions: Legacy Land

OriginKC:New Works Festival

MAR 6 – APR 5, 2020 • Copaken Stage

World Premiere productions presented in rotating repertory; presenting the 2019/20 OriginKC: New Works Festival!

Frankenstein: A Ghost Story

Written by Kyle Hatley
Directed by Joanie Schultz

A storyteller, accompanied by a live musician, unravels Mary Shelley’s iconic 200-year-old science fiction tale as a haunting and heartbreaking cautionary tale like none other. That this tale is as important today as it was then, speaks to the human condition. “We tell stories because they teach us we’re not alone in our misery, or our fear – or in our joy. And while this story is fictional, it comes from a place of real pain, real loneliness, and real confusion over what it means to be alive.”

Legacy Land

Written by Stacey Rose
Directed by Logan Vaughn

Legacy Land, an honorable mention on the 2019 Kilroys List, is an unflinching dark comedic dive into the bizarre legacy that sexual abuse imprints upon the lives of sisters Barbara and Denise. Denise’s unexpected Thanksgiving homecoming upends Barbara and her young lover Marcus’s plans for a cozy weekend. When Denise’s domineering boyfriend Freddie reveals the true reason for the visit, a battle ensues unearthing years of resentment and repressed memories forcing the sisters to choose whether they will succumb to, or overcome their family legacy.


2019/20 Season Productions: Noises Off!

Noises Off!

MAR 27 – APR 19, 2020 • Spencer Theatre
Written by Michael Frayn
Directed by José Zayas

“Easily one of the funniest plays ever written,” raves London’s Guardian about Michael Frayn’s 1982 crowd-pleaser that delights in the mayhem of an English theatrical troupe’s production gone horribly wrong. Flubbed lines, missed cues, slamming doors, lost contact lenses, falling trousers, and sardines—flying sardines—have made Frayn’s play-within-a-play a modern comedy classic. Says The New York Times: It “voyages to the outer limits of hilarity.”


2019/20 Season Productions: A Christmas Carol

Special Holiday Event

A Christmas Carol

NOV 22 – DEC 29, 2019 • Spencer Theatre
Written by Charles Dickens
Directed by Jason Chanos

Kansas City’s beloved holiday tradition returns with all the heart and spectacle you’ve come to love over 39 years. Join Ebenezer Scrooge on his redemptive journey with Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and rediscover the true meaning of the holidays. You’ll meet the Cratchits, Tiny Tim, and the irresistible Fezziwigs, and hear the joyous Candlelight Carol — all this and more, to kindle your Christmas spirit. Share the season with the people you love at A Christmas Carol.

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