Event Listings

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OriginKC Monday Night Playwright Series

October 24, 2016 - March 13, 2017

Spencer Theatre Donor Lounge | University of Missouri-Kansas City




KC Rep is thrilled to announce a fantastic line-up of new play readings in our OriginKC Monday Night Playwright Series. Featuring top local and national playwrights, the Monday Night Playwright Series offers script-in-hand readings of new plays on their journey to becoming future hit shows. Step into the world of a new play as it’s built, and meet the playwrights whose work electrifies stages across the country.


These events are FREE and open to the public but tickets are required.


January 27 - February 19, 2017

Spencer Theatre | University of Missouri-Kansas City


Nominated for both London’s Olivier Award and Broadway’s Tony Award for Best Musical, Side by Side by Sondheim celebrates the music and lyrics of Pulitzer, Tony, and Academy Award winning Stephen Sondheim, arguably the most important musical theater composer in American history. A glittering evening of music, comedy, and song, the show features beloved hits from Gypsy, West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music and Pacific Overtures – some of the songs include “Comedy Tonight”, “Broadway Baby”, “Anyone Can Whistle”, “A Boy Like That” and the Grammy Award winning “Send in the Clowns” to name a few.


March 3 - April 2, 2017

Copaken Stage | H&R Block Headquarters in The Kansas City Power and Light District


When it comes to this multi-dimensional love story, just how much is written in the stars? Marianne and Roland’s relationship unfolds across time and space in this spellbinding, heartbreaking look at life and love at the intersection of choice and destiny.


March 24 - April 16, 2017

Spencer Theatre | University of Missouri-Kansas City


The classic story of the Younger family remains universally relevant and deeply relatable more than 60 years after it first hit Broadway. In pursuit of the American Dream, this dynamic African American family wrestles with the push to assimilate into a white Chicago neighborhood, and the pull of their cultural roots. These opposing forces both unite and divide the family, as each grapples with the social issues that challenge their identity – and the personal choices that will determine their future.


April 28 - May 28, 2017

Copaken Stage | H&R Block Headquarters in The Kansas City Power and Light District


KC Rep proudly presents the world premiere of a new play by preeminent Native American writer Larissa FastHorse. Twin siblings, the last members of their tribe, have just lost their grandfather when the KKK comes knocking with hopes of forming an alliance. A chilling look at the notion of racial purity, this story reveals the challenges contemporary Native Americans face when fighting extinction in a world that seems to have already forgotten they exist. The siblings attempt to find their voices in the outside world, while preserving the heritage that is now theirs alone to carry forward.


April 29 - May 28, 2017

Copaken Stage | H&R Block Headquarters in The Kansas City Power and Light District


In a segregated Depression-era city, rent parties rage above, while men hungry for work and love roam the streets. A string of murders occurs but no one suspects the killer is the quiet, charming librarian, Paul Pare Jr. Reactions vary across the city, and as we watch the word spread from person to person, we wonder if the killer’s violence will extend to those closest to him. Written by Kansas City native Christina Anderson the story examines a world where a criminal and his victims can get lost in the crowd.


May 5 - 14, 2017

Spencer Theatre | University of Missouri-Kansas City


Special Co-Production with UMKC Theatre


Not your average tale of star-crossed lovers, this retelling of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra mingles passion with power, misunderstanding with treachery, all as the fate of the Empire hangs in the balance. Love, lust, adventure, dramatic empresses, poisonous snakes, and the very birth of Christianity. What more could you ask for?


May 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Spencer Theatre | University of Missouri-Kansas City


Chairs: Kathy & Mark Donovan


A Fearless Fête has earned a reputation for being one of the least traditional parties in town, and this year’s Gala is no exception. We’re planning an out-of-this-world spectacle that combines fun activities and close encounters with some of KC’s brightest stars. Grab some heavenly creations prepared by our best local restaurants and catch a stellar musical performance in Spencer theatre, but leave your black tie apparel at home! We want you to show us your best space-inspired costume as you join forces with your fellow theatre lovers to support KC Rep.