Join us for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre 2021-2022 season. Showcasing KCRep’s commitment to be “more than just a stage”, the upcoming season will also embrace new partnerships and a community tour inviting new audiences. You’ll laugh, be moved, and dream!


Our productions are transformative, memorable experiences; what type of show are you in the mood for?

 



 

Mainstage Productions

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MS. HOLMES & MS. WATSON – APT. 2B

MS. HOLMES & MS. WATSON – APT. 2B

Feb 1 – 20, 2022 • Copaken Stage
Written by Kate Hamill
Directed by José Zayas
Adapted from the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A fast-paced, laugh-a-minute, World Premiere by one of America’s hottest playwrights.
 
Ms. Holmes and Ms. Watson – Apt 2B is an irreverent, darkly comic, modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth and sidekick – a fast-paced feminist farce, re-examining the classic adventure stories you love with a fresh lens. In this highly theatrical, small-cast romp, oddball female roommates Sherlock (yes, it’s also a girl’s name – wait, is it a girl’s name? Is it even a name?) Holmes & Dr. Joan Watson join forces to become a deeply codependent, quasi-dysfunctional, Odd Couple adventure duo… solving mysteries and kicking butts, until they come face to face with the Original Supervillain: Professor James Moriarty. Steampunk. Feminist. Radical. Extremely Thrilling. Occasionally shocking. Highly Amusing. By Jove, we’ve done it.

 

The Royale

The Royale

Mar 8 – 27, 2022 • Copaken Stage
Written by Marco Ramirez
Directed and Choreographed by Steph Paul

A knockout award-winning new play inspired by real-world boxer Jack Johnson will come to life on our Copaken Stage before going on tour throughout the community. More details will be announced shortly.

“Original and graceful. The Royale packs a punch!” The New York Times – Critic’s Pick
“Fast, furious and ingenious.” – Time Out New York
“Tense, rhythmic and evocative.” – Broadway World

From playwright Marco Ramirez (Orange is the New Black, Daredevil) ccomes a story inspired by real-world boxer Jack Johnson who, as a Black man at the height of the Jim Crow era, became the heavyweight champion of the world. A knockout award-winning new play and winner of two Obie Awards, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama Desk Award, and multiple others, this tour-de-force sold out houses in London, New York and LA. The Royale is an electrifying adrenaline rush that shows us the human cost of making history.

 

The Old Man and The Old Moon

The Old Man and the Old Moon

May 3 – 22, 2022 • Spencer Theatre
Book, Music, and Lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co.
Directed by Artistic Director Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co.

A whimsical American fable performed by live folk musicians that will charm and delight audiences of all ages.

“Extraordinarily imaginative—a rare example of true theatre magic!” — TheaterMania
“An all-ages journey into the frontiers of undiluted imagination.” — New York Magazine
“They shoot for the moon and reach it.” — Time Out New York
“The great power of simple storytelling.” — The New York Times

Who keeps the moon shining bright? Charged with the otherworldly task of making the moon glow nightly, The Old Man embarks on an unexpected epic adventure of land, sea, and sky. In search of his missing wife, this magical swirling tale of love unfolds before your eyes as our hero endures apocalyptic storms, monsters of the deep, and the fiercest obstacle of all: change.

The Old Man and the Old Moon is a blend of resonant storytelling, spirited indie-folk music and inventive puppetry, creating a theatrical experience that will win over generations of theatregoers with its wit, style and depth of emotion. Created by the endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co., KCRep is thrilled to bring this uplifting and joyful production to Kansas City to close our 2021-22 Season.

 



 

Outdoor Special Events

Tickets to our outdoor special events are on sale now!



Mary's Wedding

Mary’s Wedding

Aug. 27 – Sept. 19, 2021 • outdoors on the south grounds of the National WWI Museum and Memorial
Written by Stephen Massicotte
Directed by Artistic Director Stuart Carden

Under the stars on the grounds of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, the poetry of this love story will fill your heart.

“Moving and charming” – Toronto Star
“Tender-hearted romance…weaves a theatrical spell of hope, regret and memory.” – Variety

On the night before her wedding, Mary dreams of a thunderstorm, during which she unexpectedly meets Charlie sheltering in a barn beside his horse. With innocence and humor, the two discover a charming first love. But the year is 1914, and the world is collapsing into a brutal war. Together, they attempt to hide their love, galloping through the fields for a place and time where the tumultuous uncertainties of battle can’t find them. A play with a heart as big as the skies that serve as its stage, Mary’s Wedding is an epic, unforgettable story of love, hope, and survival.

 

In the Heights

Ghost Light: A Haunted Night of Songs and Stories from KC’s Cultural Crossroads

Sept. 30 – Oct. 17, 2021 • south lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Conceived and Directed by Stuart Carden

Kansas City’s favorite new Halloween tradition comes roaring back to life featuring Enrique Chi and Juan Carlos Chaurand of KC’s very own Latin Grammy-nominated band Making Movies.

Ghost Light: A Haunted Night of Songs and Stories from KC’s Cultural Crossroads
returns! This hybrid concert and ghost-story event weaves together local storytellers and musicians to share frighteningly fun tales from KC’s cultural crossroads that will leave you shaking with excitement! Under the stars, your family and friends will be transported into the diverse world of spirits, hauntings, and the great unknown. New this year we are proud to feature Latinx rock’n’rollers Making Movies as our featured band each performance! Tickets sold very quickly last year and with only nine performances on the books, they are sure to sell out again. Get yours today!

 



 

Special Holiday Event

Tickets to A Christmas Carol are on sale now!



A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Nov. 19 – Dec. 26, 2021 • Spencer Theatre
Adapted by Geoff Elliott
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Directed by Jason Chanos

Holiday magic makes its triumphant return to the stage at KCRep!

“KCRep’s “A Christmas Carol” is a superb way to find the true meaning of Christmas this and every year.” – Performink
“Sit back and enjoy a feel-good holiday show.” – KC Studio

For over 40 years, Kansas City’s beloved tradition has created holiday memories for families all around our community, with all the heart and spectacle you’ve come to love… start your family tradition this year, and create memories that will last for many Christmas’s to come! 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 haunting and 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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